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What happens if an investor changes his name after I-526 submission?

I have already submitted my I-526 petition. Now, if I legally change my name, am I required to resubmit the entire EB-5 application? Am I required to notify USCIS at all about such a change? How would I do so?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you legally change your name, you will have a court order for changing your name. Submit a certified court order copy with future USCIS filings, such as change of address or I-829 filings.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can notify USCIS through an interfiling, which may require additional proof of such name change.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You would submit the order from the court showing a name change. Use your receipt number from your I-526 application as a reference to your case. The name change will need to be reflected when you apply for your I-485 at the U.S. consulate.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you should notify them and ask them to change the name of the beneficiary. You need to show legal documents.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    No, you just need to submit evidence of the name change at the next stage so your green card will come in the correct name.

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    Sufen Hilf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It does not hurt to send your name change request to USCIS with your official legal document showing that your name has been changed. Even if the I-526 is approved with your previous name, you still have a chance at the next stage to have your current name appear on your green card, at the time of filing the I-485 or filing the DS-260.

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