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So my fiancé and I just noticed that on the section where we write his home address in native characters, one of the Japanese characters misconverted when I was typing it (same sound, different character) and we didn't notice it before we sent the form in Aug/Sept 2018.

 

I saw some older posts on typos on the I-129f not seeming to be a very big deal, and that you can also request typo changes to USCIS here: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayTypoForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=typoError

 

Would it be best to fill out the form and request the correction, or just not bring it up unless they do?

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31 minutes ago, rainingsilver64 said:

So my fiancé and I just noticed that on the section where we write his home address in native characters, one of the Japanese characters misconverted when I was typing it (same sound, different character) and we didn't notice it before we sent the form in Aug/Sept 2018.

 

I saw some older posts on typos on the I-129f not seeming to be a very big deal, and that you can also request typo changes to USCIS here: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayTypoForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=typoError

 

Would it be best to fill out the form and request the correction, or just not bring it up unless they do?

Its really not a big problem and can be corrected at the interview. 

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1 minute ago, rainingsilver64 said:

Are there any downsides to filling out the form?

Filling out another form is just not necessary.  Typos are quite common when filling out forms and this typo is very minor. 

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23 hours ago, rainingsilver64 said:

So my fiancé and I just noticed that on the section where we write his home address in native characters, one of the Japanese characters misconverted when I was typing it (same sound, different character) and we didn't notice it before we sent the form in Aug/Sept 2018.

 

I saw some older posts on typos on the I-129f not seeming to be a very big deal, and that you can also request typo changes to USCIS here: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayTypoForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=typoError

 

Would it be best to fill out the form and request the correction, or just not bring it up unless they do?

No need to fill out any new forms for a typo like you are describing 

 

My wife an I noticed a few typos in the K1 Visa, EAD/AP, and AOS applications AFTER they were mailed out.  Typos of old addresses, misspelled names of previous employers.  We worried that the typos  would bring about an RFE

We did not receive one RFE and were never discussed any typos through our K1 Visa or AOS interview.  My wife received her greencard this past week.

In your case, you have nothing to worry about.


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23 minutes ago, rainingsilver64 said:

It sounds like overall it's not an problem for determining approval, but if the Japanese embassy uses the address to mail him, could that be an issue?

Other than delivery of the visa almost all embassies communicate via email 


YMMV

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On 1/21/2019 at 7:21 PM, rainingsilver64 said:

It sounds like overall it's not an problem for determining approval, but if the Japanese embassy uses the address to mail him, could that be an issue?

Double check if your consulate/embassy communicates by mail or email. Amsterdam consulate sends package 3 by mail, its a pretty important package. If they do send something out by mail (besides visa, he can change that typo once he's at the interview) I would change the typo asap to avoid missing any important mail. 

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On ‎1‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 4:13 PM, C90 said:

Double check if your consulate/embassy communicates by mail or email. Amsterdam consulate sends package 3 by mail, its a pretty important package. If they do send something out by mail (besides visa, he can change that typo once he's at the interview) I would change the typo asap to avoid missing any important mail. 

Thanks for the tip!!  I'm looking on the website now, but I have no idea where to look.  How did you find out that Amsterdam sends out the package by mail?

 

This is where I'm looking:  https://jp.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/tokyo/

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34 minutes ago, rainingsilver64 said:

Thanks for the tip!!  I'm looking on the website now, but I have no idea where to look.  How did you find out that Amsterdam sends out the package by mail?

 

This is where I'm looking:  https://jp.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/tokyo/

It's a while ago for me, but I think I just found out cause I was talking to someone that was going trough the process at the same time and was already at the packet 4 stage. You can contact your embassy / consulate, they'll be able to give you an answer

Edited by C90

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My fiance went through the Japanese embassy for her K1 in November, there is some communication by mail, and some by email. 

I believe the initial instructions from the embassy (I think most people here call it 'Packet 3'), and the Final Packet that included her passport + K1 visa were mailed to her.
Some things were communicated by email, such as some information about the interview date, but this was after the visa application (DS-160) was already submitted.

I guess it might depend on the address and how you filled it out, and how common the address is. If it's the Japanese equivalent of Main Street that might confuse the post office more than something uncommon.
Did you also write the English-letter version on there anywhere? That could clear up any confusion more quickly.

You could maybe try calling the embassy when you get to that stage, and let them know of the issue, so that maybe they can look out for it...and maybe you can set up some sort of mail-forwarding for the bad address at the post office so they can look for it as well.

Separately, but somewhat relatedly, one thing to keep in mind that I've noticed in our process, for forms going forward, is to make sure that they fill out the names on the forms in the right order. Some countries like to fill things out like First Middle Last names, while others prefer Last Middle First, and I would assume that Japan/Japanese people tend to fill things out /have documents (such as passports) filled out like Last First names. You want to make sure that on the K1 visa and the I-94 when your fiance enters the country, that the Last Name is properly entered into the Last Name spot, and the First Name is properly entered in the First Name spot, something that the embassy/CBP can mess up from time to time due to differences in how different countries print their official documents (which would make it more difficult for you to find your I-94 in the future in the system, if the names were switched).

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