My name is Ranjani Srinivasan. I have issues with different names on my passport and US visa.
Passport: Given Name- Srinivasan Ranjani; Surname - Blank
Visa: Given name- FNU; Surname- Srinivasan Ranjani
I am currently in California on H1B and I understand that the process is to contact the indian consulate in my state to change the name in the passport.
Question 1: In my case, I not only have to split my name but I also need to reverse my name from Srinivasan Ranjani to Ranjani Srinivasan. Is this considered a name change and do I have to go through the newpaper ads in India and US?
2: I’m currently on H1B visa and I will be applying for a green card through my husband who is a US citizen. In this case, can I use my marriage certificate in the US which has my correct name as Ranjani Srinivasan. Will this documentation suffice for a name change in the US to apply for green card without correcting my Indian passport?