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So my first name is two separate character in Chinese. I think when my mom signed me up in school, they put my name like this: blah-blah instead of blahblah; it kind of pisses me off. That's why people sometimes call me by my first character and not the whole name. But I just noticed on my Green Card after 9 years that my name is formatted as if my second character in Chinese is a middle name because there is only 1 letter for it. For example: Blah Blah B instead of Blah BlahBlah.

My card expires next year, is it possible to fix that issue?

EDIT: My full name in English is only 10 characters without spaces.

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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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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So my first name is two separate character in Chinese. I think when my mom signed me up in school, they put my name like this: blah-blah instead of blahblah; it kind of pisses me off. That's why people sometimes call me by my first character and not the whole name. But I just noticed on my Green Card after 9 years that my name is formatted as if my second character in Chinese is a middle name because there is only 1 letter for it. For example: Blah Blah B instead of Blah BlahBlah.

My card expires next year, is it possible to fix that issue?

EDIT: My full name in English is only 10 characters without spaces.

When you renew your green card, you can correct your name at the same time. You'll need to send in an explanation and evidence of your correct name.

If you decide to apply for US citizenship instead, you can also correct your name during that process.


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Usually, if you have a legal document that shows your name in pin yin, USCIS will make the correction. sometimes it's free, sometimes it's another fee - all depends on what yer submitting.

if you've been in USA for 5 years though - why not just take the plunge and apply for citizenship ?


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