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Today my Taiwanese husband received his green card in the mail. However, his given name is not complete. His name is Chinese it's usually written as ABC (last name), DEF-GHI (first name). Sometime there is just a space between the DEF GHI and sometimes they are written together just as DEFGHI. On his green card, his given name is written as "DEF G." It is missing the two last letters of his first name. I understand that USCIS may have considered the "GHI" a middle name.

I'm wondering if this will cause a problem with an employer or traveling. On the back of the green card his full name is written out as ABC<<<DEF<<<GHI

We did call USCIS and she said if the problem was caused by them, then we will not need to replace it. However, if we can't prove it was caused by USCIS, then we need to pay for it. I really just don't want to pay for a replacement if this card with an incomplete name will do.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Hi all,

Today my Taiwanese husband received his green card in the mail. However, his given name is not complete. His name is Chinese it's usually written as ABC (last name), DEF-GHI (first name). Sometime there is just a space between the DEF GHI and sometimes they are written together just as DEFGHI. On his green card, his given name is written as "DEF G." It is missing the two last letters of his first name. I understand that USCIS may have considered the "GHI" a middle name.

I'm wondering if this will cause a problem with an employer or traveling. On the back of the green card his full name is written out as ABC<<<DEF<<<GHI

We did call USCIS and she said if the problem was caused by them, then we will not need to replace it. However, if we can't prove it was caused by USCIS, then we need to pay for it. I really just don't want to pay for a replacement if this card with an incomplete name will do.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

USCIS usually puts the first name, middle initial, and last name on the front of the green card.

However, the coded section on the back of the card usually has full last name, full first name, full middle name.

What you describe tells me that they assumed that the second part of his first name was his middle name.

So, they have his full name in their system, but they just think the second part of the first name is the middle name.

You can send in an I90 to correct this (without the fee) and they'll either accept it or not, but to be honest, I can't think of what difference it would make... perhaps when he's filling out a form somewhere someone will insist on having him list GHI as his middle name and not part of his first name, but that's very unlikely, and even if it happens, it's not likely to cause any issues. The I90 would take several months to process.

I'm no expert, but I wouldn't worry about it.

Even when he eventually gets a US passport, it'll just have his name as follows:

Surname: ABC

Given Names: DEF GHI

Edited by JimmyHou

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