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My son's surename on his passport isn't exactly our family name, it's his grandpa's, the officers for some reason wrote his grandfather's name as his surename on his passport back then and refused to correct it, I'm worried that if they issue his green card it'll also have his grandfather's name as his last which will not even match my last name, can he inform the officer at the interview, which is soon, about this and have the correct last/family name on? Would my passport be sufficient to prove it?

Note: It's an IR-2 visa

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Edited by xDestineyx

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Get it corrected, the visa will be issued exactly like he passport.


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I know that the visa has to be the same, but I'm talking about his green card later, his birth certificate also features my correct last name. Getting a new passport or a correction, which they refused, is not an option, especially when he's not in living there anymore, and a new passport would take a year to be issued there. Any suggestions?

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The embassy will follow and use whatever name he has on the passport so the GC will also bear the same name.

You can change his name during the Naturalization process so all will match: BC and US passport. The old passport I don't know if you still want to retain that.

Edited by apple21

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Do they follow the name on the I-130 for the green card or the passport?

They follow ultimately what is on the passport.

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