I have read this post: Old Passport with US Visa FNU and I understood what the US travel website recommends. But I want to know the answer in the context of my current situation in the travelling steps listed below:
As per my knowledge, the following are the steps to travel the to US as a student:
- Recieve an I-20 from a university
- Get an F1 Visa from a US Embassy/Consultate.
I am here right now
- Board on a flight the to US
- Get the I-94 at the Port of Entry
- Get Social Security Number, Drivers license etc.
My passport has the following mistake:
Whereas my real name should look like this:
I learned about the name error in step 2 above, during my biometrics just before my Visa Interview. It was too late for me to get a new passport with the correct details, so I had to proceed with step 2 with my erroneous passport.
Hence, my US visa stamp has been issued with:
Now, I have less than 4 weeks of time before I reach step 3. My question is should I even bother getting my passport updated with the correct details as mentioned in Table 2.
If I get a new passport with the name details corrected as per Table 2 and don't get my visa stamp updated, will I face any issues while entering the US or with government authorities such as DMV or while getting an SSN?
At this moment I cannot get my Visa stamp updated since there are no appointment slots available at the nearest US embassy.