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    Hi,
    My girlfriend and I are from the EU and have both been living in the UK long enough to apply for citizenship. We also just got married. She is in the process of changing her surname to mine. Should she apply for citizenship before she changes her surname? Would the change of surname affect her rights to remain in future? Hope you can help clarify. Thank you. Best Regards, Stefano

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    Originally posted by Steo View Post
    Hi,
    My girlfriend and I are from the EU and have both been living in the UK long enough to apply for citizenship.
    Hi,
    Applying for citizenship requires more than just living here long enough, PR or settled status is also required to be able to apply, you may want to look at our overview: Overview of the naturalisation process - UKCEN Citizenship and Residence for European Nationals and their families
    Originally posted by Steo View Post
    We also just got married. She is in the process of changing her surname to mine. Should she apply for citizenship before she changes her surname? Would the change of surname affect her rights to remain in future? Hope you can help clarify. Thank you. Best Regards, Stefano
    The AN form does ask about previous names, as noted here: Maiden names or other names on AN application - UKCEN Citizenship and Residence for European Nationals and their families

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      thank you, we both have PR. My question is if she applies for citizenship, before she changes her surname, would the change of surname at a later stage have an effect on her rights to stay?

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          Originally posted by Steo View Post
          thank you, we both have PR. My question is if she applies for citizenship, before she changes her surname, would the change of surname at a later stage have an effect on her rights to stay?
          No, it does not.

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