Given Name / Surname Mistakes in COPR and Visas

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Subject: Given Name / Surname Mistakes in COPR and Visas
  After a long wait of 7 years I finally have my SW immigrant visa. I received my passports via DHL beginning of this month from CHC Accra, Ghana.

I am highly disappointed to notice that mine and my wife?s given names appear as surnames in the COPRs and Visas while the surnames appear as given names.

I have notified CHC about the mistakes but have not received any response since 12 days.

I would like to ask if someone has faced this type of situation and whether it can cause any problem in landing if I don?t receive any response from CHC Accra before travelling to Canada.

[20-04-2009,08:48]
[**.206.101.49]
CCM
Surname Mistakes in COPR and Visas posting (in reply to: Given Name / Surname Mistakes in COPR and Visas)
Ratify it if you can or else it will be on your landing document - and that can be difficult to get changed when you reach Canada. The reason is because it takes an aweful long time (may be up to 6 months) to ratify a record, no matter who committed the mistakes - and that means you will have a problem with your Social Insurance Card, Healthcare Card, Driver´s Licence ... and a bunch of other documents which use the Record of Landing as proof of ID.
[20-04-2009,18:04]
[**.59.144.88]
PAL
(in reply to: Given Name / Surname Mistakes in COPR and Visas)
Thank you so much for your reply PAL. I will wait for few more weeks, perhaps I will receive a response from CHC Accra, I am in Nigeria and without their response I cannot send the passports and it is a pity that I cannot talk to anyone there on phone.
[21-04-2009,04:29]
[**.206.101.49]
CCM
Given Name / Surname Mistakes in COPR (in reply to: Given Name / Surname Mistakes in COPR and Visas)
The Accra office has an email and other contact info - officer may not reply but at least you brought your concern to their attention. Website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/missions/accra.asp.
[22-04-2009,00:30]
[**.59.144.88]
PAL
surname problem in medical document (in reply to: Given Name / Surname Mistakes in COPR and Visas)
Hi there, i also had the same problem. I too donot have surname printed in my passport and they printed my given name as surname and left the given name column blank in my medical documents. i faxed twice to canadian consulate in buffalo twice to fix it but they did not reply for over a month. i did my medical and now i got my passport request for visa issuance please suggest me what should i do now. if i get my visa with my surname printed as given name and given name left blank will i be in any trouble in future.
[09-06-2010,16:16]
[**.76.82.155]
pardeep
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