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Hello all. I'd like the advice of forum members for an issue that my wife and I just discovered.

 

After months of waiting for my wife's green card (CR1 from marriage), it finally arrived in the mail today. We were still celebrating when we noticed that USCIS, not us, made an error on her name. The error is as follows. Names used below are not real, but are for demonstration only. On her foreign passport, her name appears as follows:

 

First name: Mary

Middle name: Susan

Last name: Smith

 

On the front of the new green card, USCIS appended her middle name to her first name and duplicated her middle name, as follows:

 

Surname: Smith

Given Name: Mary Susan S

 

On the back of the card where it has all the numbers and codes, it lists her name as SMITH<<MARY<<SUSAN<<SUSAN.

 

So like I said, it seems like they simply duplicated the middle name so it appears twice. We called USCIS, and they said we need to send it back with a completed I-90. No word on how long processing will take or if we'll have to pay the fee. We will be traveling soon, so doing this will mean she'll be without a card during the trip. Risky.

 

Question: Is this error a big deal? Should we just use the card as is? The names aren't wrong. The middle name is simply duplicated. What are your thoughts?

 

Thanks in advance.


F1 > H1B > LPR

03/21/2009 - Got married to my beautiful wife

04/01/2009 - 04/11/2009 - Prepared all USCIS immigration forms and documents

04/11/2009 - Mailed (Fedex) I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A, and I-131(Expedite) to Chicago Lockbox

04/14/2009 - Received by USCIS and signed for by J CHYBA

04/23/2009 - Received 4 NOA1 letters in mail (I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131)

04/27/2009 - Received Biometrics appointment letter. Date set for 05/13/09

05/05/2009 - Biometrics done early (12 minutes)

06/03/2009 - Case status for I-485, I-131, and I-765 available and updated online

06/03/2009 - EAD status online: "Card Production Ordered"

06/03/2009 - AP status online: "Approval Notice Sent"

06/04/2009 - Interview letter received in the mail. Letter issued on 05/29. Interview date set for 07/15/2009

06/08/2009 - Received AP Travel document in the mail.

06/21/2009 - Received EAD card in the mail

07/15/2009 - Interviewed. Went well. IO said, "your case seems approvable..."

07/16/2009 - I-485 Status Update: Card Production Ordered.

07/20/2009 - "Welcome Letter" & "I-130 approval letter" received in the mail.

07/27/2009 - GC in the mail

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Unless you are traveling internationally, there really is no risk in not having the green card.  If you are travelling internationally, send the I-90 and green card for correction when you get back.  It takes a few weeks.


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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to General Immigration-Related Discussion.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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12 hours ago, pushbrk said:

Unless you are traveling internationally, there really is no risk in not having the green card.  If you are travelling internationally, send the I-90 and green card for correction when you get back.  It takes a few weeks.

Yes, we are traveling internationally, hence my concern. I'm curious about the likelihood that 2 identical middle names on a green card would cause an issue at the immigration desk when we return.


F1 > H1B > LPR

03/21/2009 - Got married to my beautiful wife

04/01/2009 - 04/11/2009 - Prepared all USCIS immigration forms and documents

04/11/2009 - Mailed (Fedex) I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A, and I-131(Expedite) to Chicago Lockbox

04/14/2009 - Received by USCIS and signed for by J CHYBA

04/23/2009 - Received 4 NOA1 letters in mail (I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131)

04/27/2009 - Received Biometrics appointment letter. Date set for 05/13/09

05/05/2009 - Biometrics done early (12 minutes)

06/03/2009 - Case status for I-485, I-131, and I-765 available and updated online

06/03/2009 - EAD status online: "Card Production Ordered"

06/03/2009 - AP status online: "Approval Notice Sent"

06/04/2009 - Interview letter received in the mail. Letter issued on 05/29. Interview date set for 07/15/2009

06/08/2009 - Received AP Travel document in the mail.

06/21/2009 - Received EAD card in the mail

07/15/2009 - Interviewed. Went well. IO said, "your case seems approvable..."

07/16/2009 - I-485 Status Update: Card Production Ordered.

07/20/2009 - "Welcome Letter" & "I-130 approval letter" received in the mail.

07/27/2009 - GC in the mail

...

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11 hours ago, edcokpareke said:

Yes, we are traveling internationally, hence my concern. I'm curious about the likelihood that 2 identical middle names on a green card would cause an issue at the immigration desk when we return.

Probably will be a problem, but maybe not.  Very risky.  That's one of the facts of life for US immigration.  Don't plan travel until all is in order.  On the other hand, if you will leave AND return within a year of the first entry, the stamp in the passport next to the visa will serve as a green card for a year.  If that time frame fits, send the green card in.  Carry a copy of both sides of it and a copy of your I-90, just in case of any issues.


Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

Google Who is Pushbrk?

A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

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