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Mistake with father's name on marriage certificate


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Chile



I am scheduled for an interview in three weeks at the US consulate in Guangzhou, China. This afternoon I got a call from someone on the consulate saying my dad's name on the DS-260 and my marriage certificate don't match my dad's name on my birth certificate. And indeed, I checked and they don't match (it's a very long story, but my dad refers to and writes his surnames in a particular order but they are legally, aka on his IDs and on my birth certificate, in a different order). This is entirely my fault and I am looking to fix it. I can get my marriage certificate amended to reflect the correct name, but I won't be able to do it in time for the interview. With COVID delays, it would take about six weeks to get the certificate re-issued and then extra time for my husband to send it from the US to China. The person I spoke to did just say I can mention the errors (on the marriage certificate and the DS-260) in the interview if I can't correct the mistake in time, but I'm really worried it'll be an issue. I'm also going to try calling the consulate again tomorrow to let them know I am planning on getting it amended but it won't be ready in time. 


Has anyone been in a situation like this before? I've seen threads on people talking about mistakes on the DS-260 and even birth/marriage certificates, but nothing on mistakes on two of them and an interview already scheduled 😔


Thank you in advance!!

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