i applied for an immigrant visa some time ago but did not insert my former names.
i am now a permanent resident, and my daughter i filed for, has been for a non immigrant visa interview before and stated my former name as my name. her immigrant visa interview was denied because the counselor thinks she misrepresented a material fact .i have an affidavit of support showing the name change.neither have i inserted it on any of my green card application documents. i stopped using that name since 2003
The fact that you withheld any "former name(s)" you had, when specifically required on the application Forms to disclose any of those smacks of "misrepresentation of a material fact", whether deliberate, with intent to defraud or not.. Better continue working with your lawyer on this in private. There is nothing we can do to help you from here..
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Failure to reveal a prior name is a "misrepresentation" which could lead to deportation. Work with an immigration attorney.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
Misrepresentation can get you in trouble quickly. See an immigration attorney to discuss your case specifics.
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