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My fiancée just got her passport with her visa today.

On the bottom annotation my father's name is listed as the petitioner. What's up with that? Has anybody seen such a thing? I am pretty sure I am the petitioner. My brother is the co-sponsor for the I-134. The only place my father's name would have appeared in any paperwork is the name of the contact or place where we will be living in the US. Will this cause us problems at the POE???

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My fiancée just got her passport with her visa today.

On the bottom annotation my father's name is listed as the petitioner. What's up with that? Has anybody seen such a thing? I am pretty sure I am the petitioner. My brother is the co-sponsor for the I-134. The only place my father's name would have appeared in any paperwork is the name of the contact or place where we will be living in the US. Will this cause us problems at the POE???

At PoE? Almost certainly not. At AOS? BIG TIME! She needs to go back to the consulate and get that fixed, pronto!

The annotations put at the bottom of the K-1 visa are not particulary standardized. They're entered by hand by the consular officers and are therefore subject to human error. Mine said:

"To marry USC <fiancee's [now-wife's] name>"

"Med: Class B"

"<A-number>"

Mine were fine but they obviously misread a form when they entered hers. Do you and your father have similar names?

Either way, you need to include photocopies of the visa with your AOS packet and the discrepancy will definitely complicate things. Have her get this fixed before she PoE's!

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Great. We've already purchased all of the necessary tickets and now this. I have no idea how long it will take to get things fixed. No, my dad's name is totally different from mine. I can't imagine what kind of insolence would lead to such an error...

Is there no number to call to ask about these issues, apart from the local embassy?

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Great. We've already purchased all of the necessary tickets and now this. I have no idea how long it will take to get things fixed. No, my dad's name is totally different from mine. I can't imagine what kind of insolence would lead to such an error...

Is there no number to call to ask about these issues, apart from the local embassy?

Yeah. She can only AOS from marriage to the petitioner.....you don't want that to be your dad. LOL. Need to tell her to take a trip back to the Consulate and fix it before she gets here.

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No, it would have to be the same embassy who printed the visa in the first place. What they'll do is recheck her file (in particular the I-129F form you filled out initially), see the error, and print a new visa label and glue it back in her passport, in all likelihood over the bad one. If she goes there in person they might even be able to do it while she waits. Worst-case scenario: it'll take about as long as it took to put the visa in her passport in the first place.

But yeah, she should call them as soon as possible to make either an appointment or arrangements to send her passport back to them, whichever they prefer.


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Lovely. If they sent it and it takes three business days I will lose my life savings on the tickets I've purchased because of a moronic data entry error. A visa won't do much good now that my credit card is already maxed out with the tickets. I hope they can fix it fast!

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Did she make a copy of her interview letter? Oh, I hope so - because if she did -

she can use that to 'get in the door' tomorrow, past the security guards -

she'll need to tell them 'visa printing error' as well.

Once inside, she'll have to speak with a Consular Officer (and not the local Peruvian Staffers) - but

is possible for 'same day' if she goes in early. Remind her to bring the entire visa packet with her, tomorrow.

Don't bother calling, don't bother picking up a telephone, just go.


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I can't get my mind around how this can happen...

My dad's name is nowhere on the I-129f. The only place it appears with the spelling that was used on the visa is the DS-156 where you are asked to put a contact of the person at the place where you are planning to stay.

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Also a good idea to contact the embassy first by phone and/or email (VJ info says email may be faster) before heading over there and tell them her situation, and ask them what steps to take to get this corrected. She may need an appointment and/or something in writing to get in the door and past security just to talk with someone.

Contact info:

http://lima.usembassy.gov/cons-contact.html

VJ profile contact info for Lima embassy:

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Peru&cty=Lima

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My fiancée just got her passport with her visa today.

On the bottom annotation my father's name is listed as the petitioner. What's up with that? Has anybody seen such a thing? I am pretty sure I am the petitioner. My brother is the co-sponsor for the I-134. The only place my father's name would have appeared in any paperwork is the name of the contact or place where we will be living in the US. Will this cause us problems at the POE???

YEAH SURE. It is a pretty big deal unless you want to stuck at the port of entry. Ask the embassy to fix it before you leave the country. Face of teh VISA should have the correct petitioner's name. Don't you think? FIX IT!

Fix it fix it fix it....

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What does the NOAs say? (what name is on them?)


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

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YEAH SURE. It is a pretty big deal unless you want to stuck at the port of entry. Ask the embassy to fix it before you leave the country. Face of teh VISA should have the correct petitioner's name. Don't you think? FIX IT!

Fix it fix it fix it....

Personally I don't think this is a big deal. Moscow had my name spelled incorrectly. I emailed them about it and they emailed back saying it is a non-issue. She received her Green Card no problem. Email the Embassy and let them make the official determination. Do this quickly.


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Well, we took it in to get it fixed and they refused to do it immediately, apparently it was "just not that easy" according to the attendant who told us we would not be able to wait for it to be issued. Then she continued to tell us that it should be done by midday for DHL to send it...

So it can't be done but it will be done. I'm falling in love with this system more and more every day. Let's hope that it gets fixed fast because if it doesn't my fiancée will have a visa that we can't use because the credit card is maxed out with the tickets that we bought.

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