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My Ukrainian fiancee's daughter's name is Eva. Eva is 6 y.o. and does not have her own passport, and therefor is listed in my fiancee's passport.

I don't know what this passport is called, but it's the one that's written in English.

Anyway, her daughter's name is written in this passport as: IEVA

I don't know why they wrote it this way, but it's wrong.

Anyway, we filed a I-129F and all other stages of the K1 (include the DS-160 form) and we have written her daughter's name as: Eva (not Ieva)

Will this be a problem?

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I don't think it's an issue. In many countries transliterations of personal names from native language to English are being done by certain local standarts and may not be changed manually. Very likely that's how Ukrainian transliteration works with this name. It's like Victor and Viktor, everyone understands that it's the same name just spelled differently even if some of my immigration documents may say Viktor and some Victor.

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I agree with Victor. There are a lot of weird transliterations for Russian and Ukrainian names. If she doesn't have her own passport, you can probably go with the "Eva" spelling, but if there is any official document from Ukraine with the "Ieva" spelling, they might require that one. Hopefully it won't be a problem since she's a child. For adults, it's more of a problem: you have to write exactly what's in the passport, even if it looks weird and not the prefer way you would like. This is the case with my husband's Russian first name unfortunately.


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