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One of my husband's last names was slightly misspelled on his visa. He noticed the error as soon as he got his passort back and notified the embassy right away. They corrected the visa and issued him the one with the correct spelling and canceled the visa with wrong spelling. Before he came to the USA, I noticed on his online profile that it had the wrong spelling still. He told the embassy but whoever he spoke to told him it's not a big deal as the name has been corrected.

 

3 weeks after arriving in the States, we didn't receive his Social security card as it was supposed to be automatically sent to us. We went to the Social security office today and had to apply for a new card as immigration didn't do it. Sadly, the Social security Administration have his wrong name in the system as it apparently hasn't been corrected on there. It was only corrected on the visa and not in the system. I'm not even sure how the Dominican Republic embassy mispells a popular name, Luciano to Luiciano. Because of that error we may have to wait another 4 to 5 weeks to get the social security card as they have to verify his correct name. Now we are afraid that the same wrong name might be printed on his actual greencard.

 

Question: who do we call in the USA to ensure that this wrong name is corrected in their system. The misspelling happened at the visa issuance stage only.

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38 minutes ago, VALU said:

One of my husband's last names was slightly misspelled on his visa. He noticed the error as soon as he got his passort back and notified the embassy right away. They corrected the visa and issued him the one with the correct spelling and canceled the visa with wrong spelling. Before he came to the USA, I noticed on his online profile that it had the wrong spelling still. He told the embassy but whoever he spoke to told him it's not a big deal as the name has been corrected.

 

3 weeks after arriving in the States, we didn't receive his Social security card as it was supposed to be automatically sent to us. We went to the Social security office today and had to apply for a new card as immigration didn't do it. Sadly, the Social security Administration have his wrong name in the system as it apparently hasn't been corrected on there. It was only corrected on the visa and not in the system. I'm not even sure how the Dominican Republic embassy mispells a popular name, Luciano to Luiciano. Because of that error we may have to wait another 4 to 5 weeks to get the social security card as they have to verify his correct name. Now we are afraid that the same wrong name might be printed on his actual greencard.

 

Question: who do we call in the USA to ensure that this wrong name is corrected in their system. The misspelling happened at the visa issuance stage only.

good luck, try getting something as simple as an address updated in the system correct at NVC but wrong address made it from USCIS to the DS260 where we put the correct address. My husband updated it at POE his green card arrived still to the wrong address..

 

With that I wish you great luck.

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1 hour ago, VALU said:

Question: who do we call in the USA to ensure that this wrong name is corrected in their system. The misspelling happened at the visa issuance stage only.

The short answer is: there is not one agency you have to call, because there multiple different agencies and they get information sent from one to another. I don't think there is a centralized place you can call. They're all different: the SSN is a different thing, Embassy and NVC is the State Department, USCIS is Homeland Security, the DMV is under each state's jurisdiction, ... I don't know what to tell ya.

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6 hours ago, VALU said:

I'm not even sure how the Dominican Republic embassy mispells a popular name, Luciano to Luiciano.

You have good answers already, in that you will need to deal with any agency that has it wrong.  You won't know which ones until you see documentation from them.

 

However, no Dominican Republic Embassy was involved in your process.  It was  the US Embassy.


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2 hours ago, pushbrk said:

You have good answers already, in that you will need to deal with any agency that has it wrong.  You won't know which ones until you see documentation from them.

 

However, no Dominican Republic Embassy was involved in your process.  It was  the US Embassy.

Sorry, I meant to type the Dominican Republican based US Embassy.

 

I called USCIS today cos it turned out they didn't put our unit number on the address either. All these errors.

 

Anyway,  we have been told by USCIS to make an infopass appointment to get everything corrected at immigration level. Hope that will fix all our issues caused by their mistakes. 

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March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
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June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
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