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Old 18th October 2019, 01:27 PM
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Hiya

I am currently on year 4 of my 5 year FLR(M).

I havenít legally changed my last name yet but am looking to do so before IRL. I understand itís cheaper to change it before I switch to ILR next December.

If I get my new USA passport and report my last name change within three months, do they need/keep my passport during this time?

Would it be possible to change my name while applying for the IRL and avoid the fee?

Do I need to do anything else when changing my names both in the USA and UK besides the obvious (bank, bills, etc.)?

Also, when applying for IRL (non fast route), do they keep your passport? Wait times say 6 months- thatís a looong time to be without a passport!

Any suggestions would be amazing!

Thanks,
Emily

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Old 18th October 2019, 01:55 PM
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Hiya

I am currently on year 4 of my 5 year FLR(M).

I havenít legally changed my last name yet but am looking to do so before IRL. I understand itís cheaper to change it before I switch to ILR next December.

If I get my new USA passport and report my last name change within three months, do they need/keep my passport during this time?

Would it be possible to change my name while applying for the IRL and avoid the fee?

Do I need to do anything else when changing my names both in the USA and UK besides the obvious (bank, bills, etc.)?

Also, when applying for IRL (non fast route), do they keep your passport? Wait times say 6 months- thatís a looong time to be without a passport!

Any suggestions would be amazing!

Thanks,
Emily
not sure about being cheaper but I would have thought it would have been easier and less stressful to change it after you have completed everything

as this way you have to make sure everything has the same name when submitting and you might worry about x document has a different name etc

but if you do, you will have to update your current biometric card also

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