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My passport had an error where my first name is blank and my last name has been mistakenly printed as "Actual_First_Name Actual_Last_Name". When I went for my B1/B2 visa interview, I was asked by my agent to file as

First Name: FNU Last Name: Actual_First_Name Actual_Last_Name

I wish to correct this and will file for a new passport and then go through a new visa process.

Would there be any problems if I travel to the US with my current passport and visa before the correction? Would there be any problems when I re-apply for a B1/B2 later?

  • I don't think there should be a problem, and if there is one, it will probably be fairly easy to resolve, but you would surely be more certain to avoid problems if you can correct the passport and get a new visa before your first trip to the US. – phoog Apr 1 at 20:46
  • I'm not sure I understand: I understand your passport is wrong, but since it sounds like your visa matches it exactly, it should be fine, no? (FNU is standard for US visas with no first name.) – jpatokal Jun 10 at 8:58
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To avoid the confusion, I would suggest to correct the passport (which is fairly easy) than explaining the situation to wherever you go or taking risks for visa.

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    Do you have a good reason for us to trust your suggestion? Like personal experience or a link to and a quote from an official website where they explain this particular situation? – Willeke Jun 10 at 9:19
  • During my experience of document legalization for different country visas, Govt officials were asking to present additional documents to prove this person with this FName-LName and LName-FName are same person. So to avoid that hassle in future, it would be better to have the corrected passport. @Willeke – Antoops Jun 12 at 7:09
  • And how much experience is that? 2 visa or 20 visa? – Willeke Jun 12 at 8:03
  • @willeke It was about 2 visa for two countries – Antoops Jun 14 at 4:33

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