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My wife recently received her Visa and will be coming to the USA soon. However, I noticed Visa does not show a middle name. Rather, it shows her middle name is part of her first name. Specifically, the visa shows a “Surname”, which is her last name, and a “Given Name”, which shows her first name and middle name. The Visa does not have a field for a middle name. When I went online to pay the $165 immigration fee, the instructions said to be sure to put her name exactly as it is shown on the visa and that if a middle name is not on the visa, then check “no middle name” on the form. Also, the first name field on the form has in parenthesis “Given Name.”

My question is, do all visa’s only have a field for a “surname” and “Given Name”, or did the Embassy make a mistake on my wife’s by not including a middle name? Does anyone from the Philippines have a visa that has a “middle name” field on it?

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Is her birth certificate like my husband's where it shows Given Name(s) as two and then the father's family name? Technically my husband has three names like most people, but on the birth certificate it's listed as two first names and one last.

If it matches the birth certificate then I wouldn't worry about it, myself.

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My wife recently received her Visa and will be coming to the USA soon. However, I noticed Visa does not show a middle name. Rather, it shows her middle name is part of her first name. Specifically, the visa shows a “Surname”, which is her last name, and a “Given Name”, which shows her first name and middle name. The Visa does not have a field for a middle name. When I went online to pay the $165 immigration fee, the instructions said to be sure to put her name exactly as it is shown on the visa and that if a middle name is not on the visa, then check “no middle name” on the form. Also, the first name field on the form has in parenthesis “Given Name.”

My question is, do all visa’s only have a field for a “surname” and “Given Name”, or did the Embassy make a mistake on my wife’s by not including a middle name? Does anyone from the Philippines have a visa that has a “middle name” field on it?

When you fill out DS-261/260, it specifically ask you enter applicant name from the passport.. In some countries middle names are added to given name .. and some added to the last name... if visa matches how it is in the passport.. then you shouldn't worry...

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The visa is correct, there is no need to worry. First and middle names are called given names so that's how it's supposed to be. You can notice that on a US passport it's the same thing.


This does not constitute legal advice.

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Her passport has a middle name. I Goolged visa and looked under "images" and there are many photos of real visas and none of them show a middle name. So I'm thinking that Ian H. is correct, i.e., the middle name is just included with the given name on visas. However, if that is the case, they really need to correct the form you fill out to pay the immigration fee, because it is misleading. Of course, there are many things in this process that needs work. :)

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There is no spot on the visa for a middle name, period. A middle name IS a given name.

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