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Hello guys,

As I guessed, it happened with the biometrics notice as well.

My first name on both - NOA and Biometrics notice is slightly different from my first name on passport, green card, DL and N400.

After I received my NOA I called USCIS next day - a customer service rep said she has to send a service request to update the information because that name is also on my next letter (which I assumed was biometrics).

Now, what are my actions? Should I call USCIS again? Since they require to bring a green card to the biometrics appointment do they care about the accuracy of the first name on the notice - given that there's an alien number to verify my identity?

It's only a mismatch in one letter.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank you.

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Hello guys,

As I guessed, it happened with the biometrics notice as well.

My first name on both - NOA and Biometrics notice is slightly different from my first name on passport, green card, DL and N400.

After I received my NOA I called USCIS next day - a customer service rep said she has to send a service request to update the information because that name is also on my next letter (which I assumed was biometrics).

Now, what are my actions? Should I call USCIS again? Since they require to bring a green card to the biometrics appointment do they care about the accuracy of the first name on the notice - given that there's an alien number to verify my identity?

It's only a mismatch in one letter.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank you.

During the biometrics interview they will will ask you to check your name and you can correct it. This will ensure that they run your background check with the right name. They will also check any variations you listed on your N400 and and first, middle, and last names in different orders. So you should be fine as long as your actual name is somewhere on the application or if you correct it at your biometrics appointment. I would call them after bio to make sure just in case.

For example, if your name is Jane Smith but you accidentally wrote Jake Smith, if you correct it at biometrics, they'll check Jane Smith, Jake Smith, Smith Jane, and Smith Jake as well as any common alternate spellings.


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During the biometrics interview they will will ask you to check your name and you can correct it. This will ensure that they run your background check with the right name. They will also check any variations you listed on your N400 and and first, middle, and last names in different orders. So you should be fine as long as your actual name is somewhere on the application or if you correct it at your biometrics appointment. I would call them after bio to make sure just in case.

For example, if your name is Jane Smith but you accidentally wrote Jake Smith, if you correct it at biometrics, they'll check Jane Smith, Jake Smith, Smith Jane, and Smith Jake as well as any common alternate spellings.

That is very helpful guys. Thank you so much!

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