Should first names on i-130, i-485, i-864 be capitalized?

Asked over 2 years ago - Washington, DC

Form i-130 specifies "(Family name in CAPS)" on page 1. However, the instructions of i-864 specify "Print clearly or type your answers using CAPITAL letters." So, if my name is John Doe, would I consistently write:
DOE JOHN (which i-864 seems to ask for)
DOE John (which i-130 seems to ask for)
Or, should I write DOE JOHN on the i-864 but DOE John on the i-130?
Is this the kind of thing that I really don't need to worry about?

Thank you very much!

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  1. Jennifer Sheethel Varughese


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    Answered . On a scale of 1-10, this is a 1, the least of your worries :)

    I would just be consistent with whatever you choose.

    Disclaimer: This answer is for informational purposes and does not take the place of a consultation with an... more
  2. Jennifer Wang

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    Answered . "DOE, John" is the form that USCIS prefers.

    Jennifer Wang, esq. Tel. 617.221.3030 The information contained in this message and... more
  3. Meghan Anne Abigail

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    Answered . DOE, John, and I wouldn't worry TOO much. Good luck!

  4. Gen Kimura

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . I agree with my colleague.

    This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice.... more
  5. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . That is entirely up to you.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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