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We just received my wife's Permanent Resident Card this past week. We're ecstatic because it means we can visit her family now. However, one of my wife's two middle names is misspelled on the green card; her names are long so it's understandable that one got cut off halfway at the bottom of the card, but they spelled it as "CANEI" instead of "CARNEI" (as in "carneiro"). It's her second middle name (which isn't even on her passport; technically it's her mother's maiden name which in Brazil women include in their name) so we're not sure how big a deal this is. USCIS says that to correct it we have to fill out a form I-90 and send the original green card back in order to get it fixed. Obviously we don't really want to take the chance of waiting another 3 months to get the corrected card.

Does anyone know if this is going to be a serious problem that we absolutely have to fix? Or would it only take a couple of weeks for them to send us a new one? We just don't want to get stopped at immigration on the way back home because of it. We were hoping to visit her family in February or March. And of course, when I try to call USCIS to ask someone about it, I get stuck in the endless labyrinth of voice menus.

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Joel & Geiza

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We just received my wife's Permanent Resident Card this past week. We're ecstatic because it means we can visit her family now. However, one of my wife's two middle names is misspelled on the green card; her names are long so it's understandable that one got cut off halfway at the bottom of the card, but they spelled it as "CANEI" instead of "CARNEI" (as in "carneiro"). It's her second middle name (which isn't even on her passport; technically it's her mother's maiden name which in Brazil women include in their name) so we're not sure how big a deal this is. USCIS says that to correct it we have to fill out a form I-90 and send the original green card back in order to get it fixed. Obviously we don't really want to take the chance of waiting another 3 months to get the corrected card.

Does anyone know if this is going to be a serious problem that we absolutely have to fix? Or would it only take a couple of weeks for them to send us a new one? We just don't want to get stopped at immigration on the way back home because of it. We were hoping to visit her family in February or March. And of course, when I try to call USCIS to ask someone about it, I get stuck in the endless labyrinth of voice menus.

Thanks!

Joel & Geiza

My wife's card had an error too and it was critical enough to fix. This is a judgment call for you to make. You can send the card back (My wife's took a month.) and if you have travel plans before it is returned, go to the local USCIS office with your itinerary and a copy of the I-90 and green card and ask for an I-551 stamp. If it were me, I would do nothing in your case. In ours, the error was the country of birth showing Taiwan instead of China.


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We just received my wife's Permanent Resident Card this past week. We're ecstatic because it means we can visit her family now. However, one of my wife's two middle names is misspelled on the green card; her names are long so it's understandable that one got cut off halfway at the bottom of the card, but they spelled it as "CANEI" instead of "CARNEI" (as in "carneiro"). It's her second middle name (which isn't even on her passport; technically it's her mother's maiden name which in Brazil women include in their name) so we're not sure how big a deal this is. USCIS says that to correct it we have to fill out a form I-90 and send the original green card back in order to get it fixed. Obviously we don't really want to take the chance of waiting another 3 months to get the corrected card.

Does anyone know if this is going to be a serious problem that we absolutely have to fix? Or would it only take a couple of weeks for them to send us a new one? We just don't want to get stopped at immigration on the way back home because of it. We were hoping to visit her family in February or March. And of course, when I try to call USCIS to ask someone about it, I get stuck in the endless labyrinth of voice menus.

Thanks!

Joel & Geiza

At least your wife was able to put a middle name on her Green Card. Our interviewing officer would only let my wife put her first name and my last name (no middle name allowed) on her Green Card. The officer said that when (or if) she goes for US Citizenship she can change her name to include the middle name.


Our Story so far...

K-1

7/26/07- I-129F sent to CSC

8/02/07- NOA 1

12/13/07- NOA 2

2/12/08- Interview in Rio- APPROVED!

2/15/08- Visa Received

2/18/08- US Entry

2/20/08- Wedding Day

AOS

3/04/08- AOS, EAD and AP mailed

4/07/08- RFE

4/11/08- AOS, EAD and AP re-mailed

4/18/08- NOA's received

5/06/08- Biometrics Appt

6/14/08- AP approved

6/17/08- EAD approved

11/07/08- Greencard Approved!

11/22/08- Greencard Received

Gabriel was born on January 12, 2010!

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