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Adjustment of Status - Incorrect Spelling

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Hi Everyone.

My wife entered the U.S. on a K1 visa and we recently got married and now we are planning on filing for adjustment of status.
Our problem is: on her Russian passport they spelled her first name wrong: Nataliia. It should be Natalia (With only 1 i). So from the very beginning when I sent in her petition and filled out paperwork for our embassy interview, as well as when she got her visa it was all spelled this way. We also applied for a Social Security card which has her name spelled like that on it too. Our question is: How can we change her first name to the correct spelling without causing any issues? The Social Security office told us we can't change any name on her SS card until we file for adjustment of status. Can we just start using the correct spelling of her name when we file for adjustment of status or do we have to fill out another form or contact USCIS? We aren't quite sure how to proceed. I've tried calling USCIS but I can never get a hold of a live representative. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks,
Ollie & Natalia

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*** Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the AOS/Family-Based main forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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