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When my wife received her Green Card, her name was incomplete. Her actual first name is two names together JXXX FXXX(two separate words, not hyphenated) but the Green Card only listed the first word of the first name and put an initial for the second JXXX F, as if the F were a middle initial, but it's not. The SS card only used the first word of her first name. Last name is correct on both cards.

Should we try to get these changed? It seems getting the GC changed can be a pain and might take a long time filing the I90. I'm worried about her not having a GC during the time we are waiting on their response. It also seems SS would not consider this a major discrepency. I just don't want to cause problems later on for naturalization or work. Any advice?

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Our Journey

Civil marriage: 2008-05-26

Catholic ceremony: 2008-06-28

I-130 mailed to lock box: 2010-02-08

I-130 NOA1: 2010-02-22

I-130 Approved: 2010-04-29

NVC Received: 2010-05-03

Called NVC to give email addresses: 2010-05-04

DS-3032/I-864 Bill received via email: 2010-05-06

Pay I-864 Bill online: 2010-05-06

Emailed DS-3032: 2010-05-06

Downloaded I-864: 2010-05-07

IV Bill activated online: 2010-05-11

Pay IV Bill online: 2010-05-11

Mailed Completed I-864 to NVC: 2010-05-15

Received DS 230 package from Philippines: 2010-05-19

Sent DS 230 package to NVC via FedEx: 2010-05-19

NVC AVR acknowledges receipt of documents 2010-05-26

failure 2010-06-08

NVC case completed 2010-06-08

Received interview notice email: 2010-06-14

Medical: 2010-06-21

Interview date: 2010-07-09

Visa approved: 2010-07-09

I-130 approved in 66 days from NOA1 date.

Interview took 137 days from I-130 NOA1 date.

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Definately get it changed since its incorrect. Try to schedule an infopass to have them take a look at it since its their error and (hopefully) wasnt yours. They probably thought the second was her middle name and initialed it but they only way that is supposed to happen is if she put the second part of her name in the "middle name" space, which I doubt she did. If you have the forms saved to a hard-drive or in harcopy format, take a look at them to ensure it was not your error.

In the event that its the USCIS error, do the infopass first but if that doesnt help, ya probably gonna have to come up with the money to get it changed, sorry.


01/06/10 - Got Married

AOS from F-1 visa (2 months 2 1/2 weeks or 82 days)

04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package

04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/16/10 - Biometrics letter

05/19/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED

07/19/10 - 2 YEAR Green Card received

Removal of Conditions (9 months 1 1/2 weeks or 285 days)

04/08/12 - Eligibility date

04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package

04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter

05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

01/25/13 - APPROVED- ROC card production ordered

02/05/13 - 10 YEAR Green Card received

Naturalization (5 months 2 days or 155 days)

04/15/13 - Eligibility date

06/07/13 - Sent Package

06/20/13 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

06/27/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/05/13 - Interview letter sent/In-line notification

08/14/13 - Interview scheduled in Philly @ 1:30 pm APPROVED

11/07/13 - Oath Ceremony

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