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  1. Hello Forums! First off, let me say.. Big thank you to all of you, I've been trudging through the process of filing my I-129F and building the subsequent packet, and I've been using the website a /lot/ for questions and suggestions. It's made this daunting task seem more manageable and put me way ahead of schedule to get this sucker finished. (I'm nearly there! ) Now, for my question. I didn't occur to me when I was filling out my beneficiary's information that while her name is Kateryna, she always goes by Kate. Not an issue, as 95% of the supporting documentation has her full name on it. Like Airline tickets, Itinerary, Legal documents, etc. However, when I was attaching some AirBnB receipts that I was using as evidence for the 'circumstances of your in-person meeting' portion, I realized that a few of them have my first and last name and her first and last name, albeit listed as Kate - Not Kateryna. Is this going to be an issue? The receipt still corroborates with the rest of my documentation: dates, locations, etc. I just don't want to get ding'd on it and get an RFE because I didn't list Kate under 'Other Names Used.' What bothers me even more is in the I-129F instructions, it states that - "If either you or your beneficiary use a name other than the one shown on evidence submitted in support of your petition, you must submit copies of the legal documents (such as a marriage certificate, adoption decree, or court order) reflecting the legal name change." I don't, nor would I ever, have legal documents as to why her name is Kate. So in short, will they be humans and realize that clearly Kate is short for Katernya and accept it? Will they ignore it altogether, and just look at the other evidence on the receipts which still supports my claims? Or are they going to go crazy like the border patrol agents do, when it was late and you typo'd your name on a plane ticket and it no longer matches your passport, and subsequently disappear into the windowless van for a series of polite questioning? Thanks in advance, Kevin
  2. I have a word of advice and I hope I'm posting it in the right place. During your K-1 process (or any other visa process) think seriously about what name the non-US person will use when she/he arrives, and applies for a Social Security card. This is especially true for people from Latin America where four names (or more) is not uncommon. If you don't plan ahead you'll have different names and initials on all important documents because many of those applications have room for only first, middle initial and last name. Some have more space. Some allow for two last names. Some don't. Our bank could not fit my husband's name on the application so shortened it.....his medical records don' t match the insurance carrier, so claims get returned-and many many more. If you clear this up and pick a name she/he can live with and then stay with that you can prevent a lot of confusion.
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