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Difference in spelling

Skokie, IL |

i am going to apply for my greencard next month through my husband who is a U.S. citizen .. my dads last name is spelled as ADAM on my passport but on my birth certificate it is spelled as AADAM (2as) .. his first and middle name is spelled same on both birth certificate and passport but there is a slight difference in his last name ..

other than that all the information is same .. my question is will it cause a problem .. will INS reject my application because of slight difference in spelling of my dads last name

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  1. Explain the difference. Until you do no one can predict what the INS will do i.e. accept or reject.


  2. Show both documents, and list both names on form I-485. This will not be a big problem for you.

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