I'm a Malawian national and I got US Visa years back.

Recently, due to some reasons, I had to get my first name partially changed on my passport. I have got an affidavit certificate stating the reason and proof.

Since the visa on my old passport has still not expired, but there is a difference in first name, will I face any problem?


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It seems you won't have a problem with this, just make sure you carry the official documentation about your name change. It's also very common to carry two passports, the old one with the valid visa and a newer one.

Quoting the US embassy:

A change of name will not affect the validity of the visa. We recommend that when traveling, you carry a copy of the document showing the name change.

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