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Matlissa

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Hi All,
This is my first post ever so sorry if this topic has already been discussed.

My wife has a UK passport in her maiden name and last year she applied and was granted a resident return visa.

This was originally granted in her maiden name but has since been changed to her married name. We believe this was done automatically by the Department of Immigration when she provided her marriage certificate as part of her citizenship application.

We are going on and overseas holiday next month and my question is will she have any troubles getting back into Australia with a visa in her married name and a passport in her maiden name?

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22 hours ago, Matlissa said:

Hi All,
This is my first post ever so sorry if this topic has already been discussed.

My wife has a UK passport in her maiden name and last year she applied and was granted a resident return visa.

This was originally granted in her maiden name but has since been changed to her married name. We believe this was done automatically by the Department of Immigration when she provided her marriage certificate as part of her citizenship application.

We are going on and overseas holiday next month and my question is will she have any troubles getting back into Australia with a visa in her married name and a passport in her maiden name?

Its a common problem.  Just be sure she carries her ORIGINAL marriage certificate, and say 6 copies.  For the future, to avoid complications, she needs to decide on the one legal name and have all her documents changed into that. She doesn't have to do this, but trust me it will save a lot of explaining and sidelining at various immigration desks.

IMMI will not usually change the name on an application as you described.  Could it be that she applied under her married name? 


 

 

Disclaimer:

Makes me sick, in the fact that I must include a disclaimer. All opinions, advice and comments expressed by me are of my own personal opinion, and not that of a Immigration Agent, Lawyer, or related professional. They are given in the spirit intended, as an independant contributor, to a public forum. No implied, or expressed guarantee or undertaking as to accuracy or relevance is given.

 

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