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Hi there, a couple of questions:
1. An immigration lawyer submitted a naturalization application on my behalf. She accidentally put my mother's middle initial/middle name instead of my name. I seemed to have completely missed it as I only noticed it when I received a letter for biometric fingerprints today. The fingerprints are supposed to take place on May 31st and I am freaking out because my middle initial is wrong. To make matters more complicated, when I moved here with my family 16 years ago my father gave me a middle initial when he filled out my visa and then green card paperwork ( he thought he was supposed to do that), but my birth certificate and passport do not have a middle initial included in then. How can I resolve this? Can I schedule an appointment with info pass to correct it? I am scared that my application will be denied?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 6 months ago.
Hello! My name is***** and I am a licensed attorney with more than 14 years of experience. I am here to assist you with your questions. Please understand that if I ask you for additional information, you are NOT charged again and our communications are NOT timed. So please see this as a relaxed conversation between friends. I am here to help. If the application is denied, you can just refile it again. Of course, you would lose the $680. How long ago did you file the N-400? And have you spoken to the attorney that you hired about this error? What do they say?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I filed it on May 6th and received the appointment notice on the 13th. Would it be possible to change the middle initial at the biometrics appointment?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I sent her an angry email. Yes, I should have reviewed the application more thoroughly, but no, it does not justify the fact that she even put that name down in the first name. It shows complete and utter negligence.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I emailed her a coupe of hours ago and haven't received a response yet. Sorry, the biometrics notice was sent on the 13th and I received it today.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Have you encountered a situation like this before? Is there anything I can do to rectify the situation?

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