The continuing adventures of Bong Voyage…
Bong Voyage finally received his visa documents. He immediately retrieved his passport from the plastic pouch and checked the information both on his passport and Immigrant Data Summary (IDS). He noticed that there were mistakes in his IDS. He is now calling the Embassy to inquire about his concern…
Jimmy Murdochs from the US Embassy: Good morning. How can I help you today?
Bong Voyage: Good morning Sir. I am calling to inquire about the wrong information on my Immigrant Data Summary.
Jimmy Murdochs: I see. May I have your visa packet, Sir? What particular information was incorrect?
Bong Voyage: As you can see, my city of birth and my father’s name was misspelled in the summary. Could it be a typographical error?
Jimmy Murdochs: Yes. It is a typographical error and we apologize for this. However, let me assure you sir that this type of inconsistency will not pose any problem when you arrive in the U.S.
Bong Voyage: I see. I hope you understand that I am just worried that I might encounter problems when I arrive in the U.S. for the first time as an immigrant.
Jimmy Murdochs: I understand your concern. And I’m so glad you checked your IDS thoroughly. You should know that we MUST correct errors if there’s a mistake in your name, date of birth, gender, marital status, passport number or nationality. So it is important to check your data. But the mistakes we unfortunately made in your IDS do not have to be corrected. Don’t worry. There’s no need to delay your travel because of these errors.
Bong Voyage: That’s a relief. Thank you so much for the clarification!
Jimmy Murdochs: You’re welcome, Sir.