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Hi, i'm planning on applying for a spouse visa soon. My husband really wants me to take on his last name. In Quebec Canada where i'm from and where we got married i'm actually not allowed to change last name. Ugh..

So my passport will be in my maiden name when I place it in my application. Can I write down my husbands name in the application ? Then when i'm in England just show my passport + visa and my translated marriage certificate to get everything done in my new name (license, bank accounts, etc)

Will my translated quebec marriage certificate be recognised in the UK ?
 

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Whether you enter your married name or maiden name in your application doesn't make any difference. When successful, your visa sticker will be placed in your passport bearing your maiden name. The visa itself doesn't carry your name, just your husband's as your spouse.
If you then want to get your married name entered on UK documents, accounts, licences etc, just produce your marriage certificate - translated into English.
Now, when you come to renew your visa in 2.5 years, you will be issued with biometric residence permit - a credit card-sized plastic document with your immigration status, as no entry will be made in your passport. The name on the card must match your passport name, so it will still be in your maiden name.
Isn't it possible to ADD your married name to your passport, such as 'Jane Brown, also known as Mrs Jane Black'?
 

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Passport Canada will look at whatever name the Quebec governement will let me have as a name to change the passport. Quebec will let me hyphenate my husbands last name.. but thats not really the name I want.. I already have 3 first names on my birth certificate.. 2 last names would be messy..
 
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