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Name in Birth Certificate translation and passport spelled differently

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Hello,

I'm filing docs for AOS, but I have encountered a problem.

My name in the passport is Ukrainian, but my Birth Certificate is in Russian (because it was issued in the USSR and Russian was official language). So when translated everything was spelled differently, according to Russian pronunciation - my name, last name, place of birth, my parents' names. The difference is usually in one letter: e.g. not Oleksandra but Aleksandra. It's easy for every Ukrainian to understand both Russian and Ukrainian variants (cause they coexist everywhere, even in the internal passport we have both Ukrainian and Russian) but I doubt that it can be understood by USCIS Can it be considered an unacceptable mistake?
Should I make a new translation according to Ukrainian transliteration?

I would appreciate your comments on this matter.

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You answered your question yourself--I think you have to make a new translation according to Ukrainian transliteration and then they will have no questions.


I-129F Sent : 2015-01-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2015-02-04

I-129F RFE(s) : no RFES

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-09

NOA2 hard copy: 2015-06-13

Sent to NVC: 2015-06-17

New case number assigned : 2015-06-29

NVC Left : 2015-07-07

Consulate Received : 2015-07-10

Medical: 2015-07-14

Interview Date : 2015-07-20 Approved!!!

Visa in hand: 2015-07-23

Entry to the USA (Orlando, FL): 2015-08-25

Marriage: 2015-09-25

AOS sent: 2015-10-20

NOA1: 2015-10-31

Fingerprints: 2015-11-30

RFE: 2015-12-15

Green card in hands: 2016-03-04

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What matters is what's in the International Ukrainian Passport. My wife was born Olga, also in USSR days, but in her international passport it's Olha. She was NOT pleased. So that's the way it's in her visa. No problems with uscis, nvc, etc.

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Has anyone been able to confirm this? My dad's name, as spelled in his international passport, is a Ukrainian version. Wondering how his name and my patronymic should be translated on the USSR certificate since the patronymic is not listed for me anywhere else (Ukranian passport doesn't list them, so visas don't have it also).

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