Can I Change my Name When I Naturalize?
USCIS does not have the authority to change a person’s name when they naturalize. However, you can request that USCIS issues a Certificate of Naturalization under a new name if:
- You present proof that you have already legally changed your name. Such proof could be a Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree or Court Order with your new name.
- You take the Oath of Allegiance at a Naturalization Ceremony that is held in a Court. Then, you can ask the Court to change your name. If the Court grants your request, your new name will be in the Certificate
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