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Old 06-04-2015, 12:50 PM
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Change of Surname

Hi there.

I just send my Partner Visa (820) application last Wednesday and received an acknowledgement today. My partner and I got married last May 30, 2015 and was waiting for my marriage certificate for my surname change. Since I already sent my application, will it still be possible to have my surname change in my visa application while I am still waiting for my marriage certificate?

Anyway, my celebrant gave me a copy of marriage certificate that she will send to the registry on the other hand I also send a copy of it to immi.

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Yes it is. You can submit a completed Form 1022 with details of your name change. This happens a lot with Partner visas so DIBP accepts this without any problem.

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No you need to wait until you have updated your passport details. You can update your passport with most embassies here in Australia however you would need to wait for the marriage certificate (just like an Australian passport). Your passport name and application name has to match.

Immigration need a copy of your official marriage certificate not the one you get on the wedding day.

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You can advise DIBP that you are assuming your spouse's surname and I believe you tell them basically this is "another name you are known by". But your visa will be granted in the surname that appears on your passport. If you want your visa to be granted with your husband's surname you will need up get a new passport before the visa is granted.

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Great. Thanks so much guys.


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You do not have to change your name, but your are not permitted to use more than one name at a time - stage names excepted You could just let you immi application run and when you have PR start using your married name for all purposes.

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Yeah, but i got plans of changing my passport too. My surname on my passport and visa should match as what I've understand.


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Yeah, but i got plans of changing my passport too. My surname on my passport and visa should match as what I've understand.
Just remember that there are requirements with changing your name for a Philippines passport, ie - with regard ti the name format - you will most likely need to do a change of name in the state you live so your Australian id's will match your Philippines passport in your married name.

Victoria at least requires you to have lived in the state for 12 months before having a change of name.

My wife is retaining everything in her maiden name until well after the 820/801 application. Then after 12 months she can do the change of name in Victoria for her drivers licence etc and the Philippines passport at the same time.


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Just remember that there are requirements with changing your name for a Philippines passport, ie - with regard ti the name format - you will most likely need to do a change of name in the state you live so your Australian id's will match your Philippines passport in your married name.

Victoria at least requires you to have lived in the state for 12 months before having a change of name.

My wife is retaining everything in her maiden name until well after the 820/801 application. Then after 12 months she can do the change of name in Victoria for her drivers licence etc and the Philippines passport at the same time.
Does that mean that your wife had her surname change after the visa was decided? Cause I am from Victoria as well.


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Does that mean that your wife had her surname change after the visa was decided? Cause I am from Victoria as well.
That is the plan - yes.

She arrived early January this year and we got married early April. We are just waiting for our marriage certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages (new marriages are currently taking 10 weeks to be registered!!) and she will apply for her 820/801 probably next month.

After that is granted she will do her Philippines passport early next year and apply for her change of name at the same time so her Australian ids will match the Philippines passport.

Added to the hassle is the need to personally appear at either the Canberra embassy or Sydney consulate for the passport renewal, unless you happen to catch one of the mobile passport clinics the Philippines embassy does about once each year.


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