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I am going to change the name on my Indian passport from Given Name:ABC XYZ, Surname: "Blank" ----> Given Name:ABC, Surname: XYZ. My US F1 student visa will remain on my old passport with the old name. As far as I've read, this should not cause issues while re-entering the USA as I will have proof of the name change.

The question I have is regarding an application for Schengen Visa (at the Slovenian embassy in the US): will they accept my US F1 visa with the old name as a proof of stay in the United States? Will having these two passports cause problems for getting the Schengen visa?

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    People change their names quite a bit. You have proof of the name change. You have proof that the identity of the person is the same. You should not have a problem. – user 56513 May 14 '18 at 20:31
  • @sid This may be an obvious question, but is the name change essential while your visa application is in course? – Traveller May 14 '18 at 21:22
  • @Traveller yes the name change will solve many problems I am having in the US due to the "lack" of a last name. It is important that I get it done asap. Meanwhile, I don't want it to stop my travel around the world :-) – sid May 15 '18 at 2:42