Should My Fiancée Get Her Fresh Passport Now Or After Marriage?

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1. I have an international passport 2. My Fiancée is yet to do hers. 3. We are yet to get married but plan to do so in a couple of months after I am settled abroad (before this year runs out hopefully). 4. I will travel before her and before the wedding cos she needs to get spousal visa first for her to join me. Issues: 1. Due to how long it takes to process a passport in Nigeria we are thinking of getting her a passport in her maiden name. But I hear changing the last name on the passport later after she gets married is cumbersome. 2. If we obtain the maiden name passport now and decide to leave it that way when I move over and apply for her visa to come over, would we be able to apply for the visa with her maiden name? Would applying for spouse visa with her maiden name not affect the visa application? If it doesn’t, would she need to buy a flight ticket in her maiden name too? 3. If we choose to wait till we get married to apply for her passport with my surname. I would already be abroad, and I’m not sure we can go about the name change and passport application process as quickly as possible (I would be too busy to travel back to Nigeria until wedding eve, then return abroad the next day after wedding to apply for her spouse visa). Even if she does all of the name change processes and eventually applies for the passport herself afterwards, I am worried the passport application might take ages and we need it to process her visa. Also, if all her documents still bear her maiden name, would there be any complications during the visa process? Would her marriage certificate alone be sufficient to determine her change of surname on the documents? Is waiting for the surname change to get a fresh passport worth the wait? Or should we apply now and get her a passport in her maiden name?

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