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Old 10-29-2019, 11:26 PM
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How to inform immigration of a legal name change

Hello guys,

I've recently changed my legal name here in Australia through BDM. Now, I am puzzled as to how do I inform the immigration of a name change. I am a permanent resident holding a Kenyan passport. I haven't amended the name in the passport.

In the form 929, there is only a provision to update passport number and address. But there isn't a provision to provide details of a legal name change.

Has anyone experienced such a situation and in such a case, how do you inform the immigration department?

Is it also necessary to inform the department because I am now going to file for citizenship.

Please advise.


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Old 10-30-2019, 02:58 AM
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Immigration rely on the name in your passport.

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Old 10-30-2019, 03:36 AM
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Immigration rely on the name in your passport.
So you reckon I should get my overseas Passport details to be amended before applying for citizenship?


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Old 10-30-2019, 09:07 PM
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There's no need to do so, you can simply give them a copy of your name change details at the time you go for your citizenship appointment. They'll note that so that your citizenship certificate is in your new name even though your passport and visa are still in your old name. That's how I handled my name change and it seemed pretty easy and straight forward.

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Old 10-30-2019, 10:53 PM
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There's no need to do so, you can simply give them a copy of your name change details at the time you go for your citizenship appointment. They'll note that so that your citizenship certificate is in your new name even though your passport and visa are still in your old name. That's how I handled my name change and it seemed pretty easy and straight forward.


I agree with Maggie.

You just need to fill your citizenship application with your new name. Then Include a certify copy of Name change
Certificate in your application. You will also need to present your original certificate to your citizenship interview and test.

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