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So my Fiancee's name is Мария on her birth certificate. However on her international passport this was transliterated to Mariia with two i's. Since her official passport states Mariia, that's how we filed the K1 paperwork. However, in reality she never uses Mariia in English, but the normal spelling Maria.

I'm curious if there is a way change Mariia to Maria as a correction of the transliteration, instead of a full-blown name-change, before any paperwork on this side of the pond gets filed (but after the I-95 / entrance to US).

Has anyone had any experience with this kind of name correction?

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So my Fiancee's name is Мария on her birth certificate. However on her international passport this was transliterated to Mariia with two i's. Since her official passport states Mariia, that's how we filed the K1 paperwork. However, in reality she never uses Mariia in English, but the normal spelling Maria.

I'm curious if there is a way change Mariia to Maria as a correction of the transliteration, instead of a full-blown name-change, before any paperwork on this side of the pond gets filed (but after the I-95 / entrance to US).

Has anyone had any experience with this kind of name correction?

My step-daughter had the same thing, she is now Valeriia! I kind of like the unique spelling. It also acts as a conversation starter.

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A friend has something similar. Her name is Anna, but on the Ukraine passport it appears as Hanna - pronounced Anna.. That is how all of her documentation spells her name. There's a big difference between a silent 'h' and a vocal 'h'.


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So my Fiancee's name is Мария on her birth certificate. However on her international passport this was transliterated to Mariia with two i's. Since her official passport states Mariia, that's how we filed the K1 paperwork. However, in reality she never uses Mariia in English, but the normal spelling Maria.

I'm curious if there is a way change Mariia to Maria as a correction of the transliteration, instead of a full-blown name-change, before any paperwork on this side of the pond gets filed (but after the I-95 / entrance to US).

Has anyone had any experience with this kind of name correction?

The consuoate is goign to issue the visa in the name as in the passport. Period. There are tons of problems with this regarding transliteration. Her best option is to go get the transliteration changed on her passport to what she wants and the subsequent green card will be the same.

It will not matter which transliteration or spelling you used for the I-129f, the visa will be issued in the name as presented in her passport and none other


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My step-daughter had the same thing, she is now Valeriia! I kind of like the unique spelling. It also acts as a conversation starter.

Good example. Our son's passport came out "Sergii" instead of "Sergey". He had his name changed in his passport before his interview. No problems.

And once it has been done the easiest way to change it is wait until the naturalization process and change the name then. You could do it with the green card but I do not recommend it. Best to change the passport while you have time.


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