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Here is my situation:

We are working on my AOS paperwork, I'm here on a F-1 visa, OPT status.

I'm from Brazil and I have TWO middle names.

First name, middle name, second middle name (maternal last name) and last name (paternal.)

My issue is that on my Texas DL, school ID, my current EAD, and marriage documents I have my name listed as first, second middle name and last name.

I haven't been writing my full name recently.

I have a SS and my name there is listed as FIRST and LAST name only.

My birth certificate and passport have all 4 names.

My question is: Should I fill out my AOS forms the way I have been doing lately: First, second middle name and last name, or

should I go ahead and write my full name in all the forms?

Thank you.

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My question for you is... why did you make a quandary by not writing your complete name until now?

AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Well that's incorrect.

If your name is Maria Jane Smith Jones, and you think that Jane and Smith are middle names, then your name is Maria J.S. Jones if they ask for middle initial(s).

AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Thanks for the input.

So tying to my question... I should fill out all my AOS forms with my full name then? Even though most of my documents I skip on of my middle names?

And I suppose for now on I have make sure I keep all the documents that way.

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The call is ultimately yours.

You can possibly explain away the discrepancies in the various documents to USCIS (if you get an RFE), but keep in mind that the names you put in your AOS paperwork will be what you get your EAD and GC and [assuming you get] U.S. passport [much later]. So, it might be about time you decided what names you want to be known by.


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It's always advisable when filling out forms, especially very important ones, to write your FULL name as shown on birth certificate, so that it verifies you are the person. Leaving out a name can be seen as another person and you don't want to get into that additional explanatory step. I have 2 middles names too and always spell them out on official forms, especially USCIS, less discrepancies to deal with. When official agencies are in the mood, they will turn you down for the slightest 'error'. Remember, it's always your responsibility.

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Thank you for all of your answers. I think I will go ahead and write my full name in all of my papers this time.

If they question you I can explain, I think it's safer to list them all than have them question me why I didn't write one of my names.

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