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Given name misspelled in I-797 and I-129. Would going for H-1b Visa interview be an issue ?

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I have a spelling mistake in above mentioned documents. The lawyer added an extra letter (Kapril instead of Kapil in my first name). Would that be an issue ? Do I need to get my I-797 corrected?

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I doubt it would but in case you are worried. You can always ask USCIS to correct it. Ask the attorney to do this.

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Ask your attorney to send a letter to USCIS to correct the mistake before your case goes further. You don't want to get a visa with a misspelled name! - Disclaimer: This a general answer to your legal question. Unless you have a signed engagement letter with me, you should not consider this information to be legal advice.

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