Last Name Change for H-4 Visa

My passport is getting expired shortly and I need to renew it as my visa has the maiden name. I wish to change the last name in visa. What is the procedure to change the last name?

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As far as I know, you will have to apply for a visa again. To change the name on a U.S. visa that has already been issued requires a new application. But if you carry your old passport (which has the old visa), with the new passport and your marriage certificate, you should be allowed entry. I think you should reapply on the new passport. 

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