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Hi guys,

Our time to apply is approaching quickly

Question: How do we prove change of name?

My wife's last name has changed after marriage.. so basically her birth certificate has her birth surname and her passport has my surname...

What doc can we give to fulfill this criteria?

Thank you!

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25 minutes ago, citseeker said:

Hi guys,

Our time to apply is approaching quickly

Question: How do we prove change of name?

My wife's last name has changed after marriage.. so basically her birth certificate has her birth surname and her passport has my surname...

What doc can we give to fulfill this criteria?

Thank you!

A marriage certificate is the usual evidence.


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12 minutes ago, Ken said:

A marriage certificate is the usual evidence.

thanks Ken,

so that certificate has her birth surname on it.. should be fine yes?

 

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Just now, citseeker said:

thanks Ken,

so that certificate has her birth surname on it.. should be fine yes?

 

Assuming the new name she took is yours and so both surnames are on the certificate then yes, it's exactly what you need.


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14 minutes ago, Ken said:

Assuming the new name she took is yours and so both surnames are on the certificate then yes, it's exactly what you need.

thanks mate - last one , will the original marriage cert need to be attested or notified by a local Australian body?

 

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54 minutes ago, citseeker said:

thanks mate - last one , will the original marriage cert need to be attested or notified by a local Australian body?

 

They usually accept colour scans that haven't been certified.

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53 minutes ago, citseeker said:

thanks mate - last one , will the original marriage cert need to be attested or notified by a local Australian body?

 

No (or at least my wife didn't need it on her marriage certificate). You do need to take the original to the citizenship interview/test.


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