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Typographical Error on Permanent Residency Card after DCF Application

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Hi there!

I wonder if any of you can provide some insight!

So, my husband and I arrived and it was pretty smooth sailing until we had some issues getting his Social Security Card (We did not get it automatically, despite checking the box in the DS-260). We were able to sort that out, but then got his Permanent Residency Card in the mail with a big FAT Typo in the last name. The mistake is surely on the part of USCIS -- the name was spelled correctly on his Visa that they put in his passport and was endorsed when we crossed the POE in Detroit.

The day the incorrect card came, we called USCIS here in America and they filed a case. We got a response from them recently asking us to return the following:

-Return the incorrect card (check)

-Include a personal statement indicating what is wrong on the card, in detail with supporting evidence for misspelling (check)

-Include a copy of your original application -- NO FEE IS REQUIRED

Okay -- so, that all sounds pretty logical. But do ANY of you have ANY idea what could be meant by "your original application?!". Should I send every last document that we did for the DCF? Do any of you know any different procedures or forms that someone may have filled out for a non DCF case? I have a copy of the DS-260 still with everything correctly spelled :) Not to mention copies of the correct spelling of his last name as in his visa in the passport. Obviously I don't have the visa packet that we had to hand over at POE Detroit....

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!

All the best,

Schinx87


10/2006- Started dating


06/07/08- Got Engaged


06/2009 - Got Married


03/05/2014 - I-130 package sent to Frankfurt Consulate


03/07/2014 - Fee charged to credit card


03/08/2014 - Received NOA1


03/19/2014 - I-130 approved


04/08/2014 - DS-260 submitted online

04/24/2014 - Package 3 sent off in the mail to Frankfurt

05/03/2014 - Received Interview Appointment via Mail

05/14/2014 - Medical Exam Complete!

05/27/2014 - Interview -- Visa was Approved!

06/02/2014 - Visa arrived via Registered Mail :-)

07/17/2014 - POE Detroit -- We're here!


08/26/2014 -- Pending issue with Typographical Error in Permanent Residency Card...Case Filed





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Ummm, only thing I can think of is maybe the application they're referring to is the I-90 form as they've stated next to it NO FEE REQUIRED, which is true for cases where USCIS has made the error and not you.


Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

TransferWise Invitation Link: (first wire transfer is free) https://transferwise.com/u/eec50

(B-2 Journey):

 

 

-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!

 

(IR-1 Journey):

 

 

-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
:dance:

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.

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They want the DS-230 (or is it DS-260 now) as that's the form they pulled the info from. That fee you paid for the green card ($165) - what sort of info did that ask for?

In any case, I'd go with the I-90 (no fee of course), copy of spouse's immigrant visa in the passport and any other paperwork you received or handed to the embassy/consulate - copies are fine.

If all else fails, include your congressman's immigration liaison - they have direct line of communication with USCIS and can guide you what to do, who to contact...


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Hi there! Thanks for your responses already:

Here's the thing -- it asks for a copy of the "original" application, and since I never filed an I-90, there is no original.

The only thing they could have pulled info from, is as milmelo suggests, the DS-260. My only other guess where they pulled info was at the POE Detroit...the officer filled out a form manually there and took my husband's finger prints and said this form will be used for your Permanent Residency card. Obviously we have no copy of this anymore.

When I paid the 165$ Fee via ELIS, I just filled out basic info, paid with the credit card, and that was it. I am double checking all my receipts and records from this phase, but I still can't find a typo here!

I was thinking of providing, for good measure:

-Cover letter explaining our situation and the nature of our DCF filing in Germany

-Copy DS-260 (all names are spelled correctly in this)

-A newly-filled out I-90 with the "mistake was USCIS fault" -- No fee required

-Copy of his Immigrant Visa in Passport w/Endorsement

-Copy of his SS Card with the correct name (I will probably black out the first 5 numbers on the PDF for mailing-security)

I don't see the logic of re-sending all of our birth certificates, marriage certificates, police certificates...etc. Firstly -- they are all in German and because we filed in Germany, we didn't need to provide translations. I don't want to open another can of worms where they refuse to process us because there is no translation. After all, everything was correct; otherwise, we would not have received my hubby's immigrant visa :)

If you have any further thoughts, thanks for your input!! :)

They want the DS-230 (or is it DS-260 now) as that's the form they pulled the info from. That fee you paid for the green card ($165) - what sort of info did that ask for?

In any case, I'd go with the I-90 (no fee of course), copy of spouse's immigrant visa in the passport and any other paperwork you received or handed to the embassy/consulate - copies are fine.

If all else fails, include your congressman's immigration liaison - they have direct line of communication with USCIS and can guide you what to do, who to contact...

Ummm, only thing I can think of is maybe the application they're referring to is the I-90 form as they've stated next to it NO FEE REQUIRED, which is true for cases where USCIS has made the error and not you.


10/2006- Started dating


06/07/08- Got Engaged


06/2009 - Got Married


03/05/2014 - I-130 package sent to Frankfurt Consulate


03/07/2014 - Fee charged to credit card


03/08/2014 - Received NOA1


03/19/2014 - I-130 approved


04/08/2014 - DS-260 submitted online

04/24/2014 - Package 3 sent off in the mail to Frankfurt

05/03/2014 - Received Interview Appointment via Mail

05/14/2014 - Medical Exam Complete!

05/27/2014 - Interview -- Visa was Approved!

06/02/2014 - Visa arrived via Registered Mail :-)

07/17/2014 - POE Detroit -- We're here!


08/26/2014 -- Pending issue with Typographical Error in Permanent Residency Card...Case Filed





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Yeah if you can provide all those documents I can't imagine them needing anything else from you. Sorry you've had trouble with this...just a little more paperwork to fill out. :P


Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

TransferWise Invitation Link: (first wire transfer is free) https://transferwise.com/u/eec50

(B-2 Journey):

 

 

-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!

 

(IR-1 Journey):

 

 

-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
:dance:

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.

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Well -- I sent everything off yesteday -- also added additional proof of correct spelling on two receipts I found on ELIS that I used to pay for the actual card :) We will see what happens!!

I won't even begin the story of the stress we had to get a SS# :) It was way more stressful because my husband found a job quickly and needed it. But of course...this too shall pass!

His passport is endorsed as a temp. I551 for a year, so he'll be fine :)


10/2006- Started dating


06/07/08- Got Engaged


06/2009 - Got Married


03/05/2014 - I-130 package sent to Frankfurt Consulate


03/07/2014 - Fee charged to credit card


03/08/2014 - Received NOA1


03/19/2014 - I-130 approved


04/08/2014 - DS-260 submitted online

04/24/2014 - Package 3 sent off in the mail to Frankfurt

05/03/2014 - Received Interview Appointment via Mail

05/14/2014 - Medical Exam Complete!

05/27/2014 - Interview -- Visa was Approved!

06/02/2014 - Visa arrived via Registered Mail :-)

07/17/2014 - POE Detroit -- We're here!


08/26/2014 -- Pending issue with Typographical Error in Permanent Residency Card...Case Filed





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