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USCIS misspelled my last name on I-485 notice of action. Biometrics appointment?

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Hello,

 

I sent in my I-485 and I-765 forms about two weeks ago and yesterday in mail I received both notices of action for the I-485 and the I-765. However, in the I-485 notice my last name is spelled very noticably incorrectly, but my I-765 notice of action is spelled exactly like it should. I have a fairly common european last name so I don't know how this happened but I called USCIS customer support immediately when I got the letter. On the phone the agent told me that I should hear back within 30 days for the change to go through, but I just received my biometrics appointment in mail again with incorrect spelling. Can I go to the biometrics appointment with this letter? I have the notice of action for the I-765 form with the correct spelling on it which could be used as proof. I'm not sure what to do.

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Did you double check the I-485 you submitted? The most likely explanation (though not the only one), is that you misspelled your name on the I-485 that you sent to USCIS. If you're 101% confident that you sent them the right forms, then just wait until USCIS gets back to you and follow up after 30 days if they haven't, since it's their error in that case. 

 

If it's their error and not yours, bring a copy of your I-485 application, the NOA for I-485 with the wrong name, and the NOA for I-765 in the right name. I would do an early walk-in for biometrics with your biometrics notice just in case they want you to come back with another notice (giving you extra time to fix it). 

Edited by eckoin

Adjusting from TN to GC as spouse of USC

2015-11-23: Last TN received at CBP

2017-06-12: Married

2018-06-25: Mailed I-485, I-864, I-130/I-130A, and I-765 to USCIS

2018-07-24: Biometrics appointment

2018-08-28: Expedite request submitted for EAD via USCIS support line

2018-09-21: EAD and SSN received in the mail

2018-10-11: Case is ready to be scheduled for interview

2018-10-31: Interview is scheduled

2018-11-21: TN expired

2018-12-11: AOS Interview - approved 

2018-12-18: Green Card received

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2020-12-11: Conditional green card expires 

 

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@eckoin thanks for the response. I'll be sure to bring copies of everything I submitted + both NOAs. I'm 101% sure I submitted the name spelled correctly since it looks like someone just slapped the keyboard in the middle of writing it.

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@eckoin I just checked my copies of the forms I submitted. Everything is hand-written so I understand how they made the mistake they did because the "e" could be interpreted as a "c" and the "l" could be interpreted as an "i". The resulting lastname is complete nonsense but I'm happy it came out correctly in the I-765 NOA. Still very surprised someone would read it like that.

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@eckoin sorry for all the responses but now I'm worried that this counts as me "misspelling" my own name. What should I do in this case? As I said earlier I already contacted USCIS customer service about it, and I'm sure they can read my correct name if they know how it's spelled.

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I reviewed my entire I-485 and the only page where you might have confusion is the first one where the "e" might look like a "c", every other slot I filled throughout the application is it clearly an "e". My own name is repeated several times in the application and my parents lastname is also clearly spelled this way. I really hope this doesn't turn into a big issue.

 

As for the "l" looking like an "i" I don't understand, but clearly spelled correctly in every slot.

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15 hours ago, M&Ma said:

@eckoin I just checked my copies of the forms I submitted. Everything is hand-written so I understand how they made the mistake they did because the "e" could be interpreted as a "c" and the "l" could be interpreted as an "i". The resulting lastname is complete nonsense but I'm happy it came out correctly in the I-765 NOA. Still very surprised someone would read it like that.

Pretty sure its scanned and read by a human for the data to be put into the system


I-129f NOA1: 2018-01-26

I-129f NOA2: 2018-08-06

NVC received: 2018-09-04

Interview: 2018-11-14

Visa in hand: 2018-11-22

Entry into US: 2018-12-13

SSN application: 2019-01-08

Marriage: 2019-01-18 (the best bit!)

SSN in hand: 2019-01-28

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