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Sigh.....so....

 

I'm just realizing that there is a typo/variation between my birth certificate and all of my other legal IDs...
 

Both my parents were Cuban/US Naturalized Citizens. My Fiancee (beneficiary) is Cuban.
 

My birth certificate says 'Carolyn', but my parents used/always called me by the Spanish version "Carolina'. My Driver's licence, US Passport, University Transcripts, Divorce Decree, Utilities Bills, etc. all state 'Carolina'.  When the divorce judge asked me what name I would like to use I chose 'Carolina' because that's all I've ever used, and...I thought that final decree would suffice to correct the birth certificate. Found out today from vital records that I need a 'name change decree' from a judge.....which is another $500 plus at least a 2-3 month wait.

 

Note:I DID include variations of name spelling in our original petition submitted back in April. We received our I129F/NOA2, two weeks ago. Our case is now processing in NVC.

 

Should I just go with it and explain (along with all supporting documentation, etc.) during the interview?

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7 hours ago, Habanera said:

 

 

Note:I DID include variations of name spelling in our original petition submitted back in April. We received our I129F/NOA2, two weeks ago. Our case is now processing in NVC.

 

Should I just go with it and explain (along with all supporting documentation, etc.) during the interview?

 

6 hours ago, Habanera said:

Note:I DID include variations of name spelling in our original petition submitted back in April. We received our I129F/NOA2, two weeks ago. Our case is now processing in NVC. I know (from people who work for Immigration/USCIS) that petitions are systematically run through several databases to cross-check and verify....so I'm not sure if they 'already know' ? 

 

Should I just go with it and explain (along with all supporting documentation, etc.) during the interview?

 

To answer the original and the edited question that was asked by you, please refer to the answer that you already gave in your question (refer to your answer underlined above).  Your follow-up question is as answered by you in your question (refer to bolded text above). Of course bring your documentation with you to interviews in case of inquiry by officials.

 

 

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

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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