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My husband just received his GC in the mail today. His legal first name is actually 2 names (e.g. Ricardo Roberto), but his card says "Ricardo R" in the section for first name. We're traveling to Mexico soon, so I'm wondering if this will cause problems in customs or security.

1) Should we get it changed?

2) If we should change it, can we wait until after the trip?

3) If we do change it, will he not have a physical card for the 9 months it takes to process the replacement? (ie will he have to forfeit the current card?)

Thanks for the info!


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That is not a problem, his name is still correct, they just shortened it. There would be a problem if his name was spelled incorrectly which it is not. I also have 2 names and in my Drivers license, GC, etc they always only use my middle initial instead of spelling the full name. Best luck!


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Hi, they shortened his middle name.

That is no problem

That is not a problem, his name is still correct, they just shortened it. There would be a problem if his name was spelled incorrectly which it is not. I also have 2 names and in my Drivers license, GC, etc they always only use my middle initial instead of spelling the full name. Best luck!

Thanks for the response! If this changes your answers, it's actually not his middle name that was shortened (he has no legal middle name), it was his second first name. But if shortened names aren't an issue than I won't worry.


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It still isn't an issue, USCIS doesn't put all full names on permanent resident cards or EAD's. 2 is normally put and 1 shortened particularly the middle one.

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