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I-797C Notice of Action: Question about correcting name

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I received three I-797C forms notifying me that my Permanent Resident, Advance Parole, and Employment Authorization applications have been received. All three have my name wrong, but I'm not entirely sure it warrants a correction... Let me explain...

The main issue with all three NOAs is that my last name is not hyphenated. That is to say, I have a two-part last name and instead of a hyphen, there is simply a space between the two names. Is this an issue?? The other possible issue concerns my middle names and initials. Two of the three NOAs only have the middle initial for one of my two middle names, and the third NOA has one of my middle names spelled out BUT ALSO has a middle initial for the same name they already spelled out.

In summary, if my name were Alice Betty Celia Delphino-Easley, the NOAs have two incorrect versions of it: Alice B. Delphino Easley (hyphen and second middle name initial missing) AND Alice Betty B. Delphino Easley (middle name initial is for the name already spelled out, not for the one left out, AND hyphen is missing).

I tried calling the help number, but I was told by the automated system that my receipt number cannot be found in their system. It could be that their system hasn't had time to update to include my receipt numbers, BUT before I call again in a week or two, I'd like to know if these issues really warrant a call or not...

Thank you so much for any advice you can give me!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
Timeline

*** Thread moved from AOS Progress to main AOS forum -- topic requires procedural advice. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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