I got my endorsement for Exceptional Talent three days after submitting my application and currently working on stage 2. My spouse will be applying for a dependant visa.
Here is what we want to achieve: My spouse passport bears her previous name and it’s still valid till 2027, this is what we plan to apply with. However, would want her BRP to carry her new name.
We avoided applying for a new passport for my spouse as we don’t have a visibility as to how soon it would be issued.
Question 1: During stage 2 application, should her previous name be used when asked for my spouse name ?
Question 2: Should my spouse use her previous name while applying for dependent VISA ?
Question 3: How easy is it to do a change of name in the UK ?
We have the following documents:
Spouse passport (with previous name),
our marriage certificate,
Change of name Affidavit (this states her new name),
Newspaper publication (this states her new name),
Wedding Pictures and all.
Thank You for your responses and suggestions