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How to change my first name on a French passport?

My name is Dayanna Pritchett. My mother is French and my deceased father is American. I was born in France and now have been living in the US many years. I am still a French citizen. My situation is ...
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Having two different names in two countries - complications for birth certificate?

I'm an italian citizen living in Sweden (waiting for swedish citizenship). I want to remove my italian surname and get my husband's surname. This is easily done in Sweden but the new name won't be ...
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Register marriage in Polish consulate - children's surname

My wife (Polish) and I (from elsewhere in the EU) got married in the UK. We now want to register our marriage in our respective countries. In the form provided by the Polish consulate's website it ...
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I have EU settled status. How can I ensure I can return to the UK within a short time, if my details change while abroad?

I am an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for more than a decade. When the settlement scheme became available, I applied and got approved for settled status. Within the next year, I plan to change my ...
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Does the name on a Canadian citizenship card define one's full legal name?

John Gewillikers Smith applies for Canadian citizenship and receives a card in the name of "John Smith". (No deception is involved, the birth-certificate, previous passport, etc., used in ...
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Is it possible to change your name while applying for a Green Card in the US?

Is it possible to get a Green Card with a different name of your current name? Or change it as soon as getting the Green Card? I am on F-1 student visa in the US and want to apply for an EB-2/NIW/...
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What problems can having 2 passports with 2 different first names cause?

Assume one has 2 passports: A US passport with first name "Robert" and last name "Balladur". A French passport with first names "Robert Paul Etienne" and last name "...
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When applying for an EB-2 NIW green card as a French citizen, can I somewhere in the process ask the USCIS to only use my 1st first name (+last name)?

French citizens may have more than one first name. When applying for an EB-2 NIW green card as a French citizen, can I somewhere in the process ask the USCIS to only use my first first name (+ my last ...
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Do I require to put my middle name in the for when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia?

Do I require to put my middle name when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia? I prefer to only use my short first and last name in daily life but do I still need to announce ...
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My name is wrong on the NHS COVID Pass

They basically just cut out a piece of my first name. I've only found this reference on how to correct it, but it refers to the NHS app, which I can't install on my phone unless I change the country ...
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Under what product names is Hydrogen Peroxide marketed in Israel?

Hydrogen Peroxide is a chemical compound which has various household uses, mostly cleaning/disinfecting/bleaching. But - if you enter your local super-market or ("super-pharm"-like) stores and pass ...
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Will US Embassy verify identity with and without middle name?

I am a US citizen and have run into difficulties abroad regarding some documents containing my middle name and some without. I was given 10 days to get a 'declaration from the embassy' that 'First ...
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Difference in name in degree certificate and passport Uk tier 2

in all of my academic certificates my surname has been abbreviated (only the initial as been used), where as my passport contains my Name and surname in full. Ex: Academic documents FirstName L ...
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Family name "nightmare" between Canada and France

I was born in Canada in the 80's and my parents gave me the family name Y X where Y stands for the family name of my mother and X stands for the family name of my father. Then in the early 90's we ...
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Changing name in country of residency but not in country of birth

My partner and I migrated from Poland to England four years ago, and here we got married. Wife wants to take my name, and while this is a simple procedure in England, Poland is very problematic, and ...
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How can I tell whether a Chinese person is putting their family name or given name first?

Apparently it is the custom, when you speak Chinese, to give full names as Family-Name Given-Name, unlike the European (and Arabic etc.) order. However, people with Chinese names interacting in ...
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Can H4 visa holder travel with new name over passport

My wife is currently in India and her name is wrongly printed on her passport. Passport: Firstname = ABC DEF Surname = Blank H4 visa: Firstname = FNU Surname = ABC DEF Now, since she is in India, ...
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Should my French first names be separated with commas or just spaces when used in the USA? Or should I simply use my first first name only?

I am a French citizen living in the USA. I have three first names, which are separated with commas in my passport and spaces in my birth certificate. When filing forms in the USA (e.g., visa ...
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Query regarding surnames and UK Visa applications

I recently got married , and then applied for a passport. The passport has my husband's name as my surname. But in the rest of my documents I have my father's name as my surname. Will it be an issue ...
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Can I travel with a BRP on a maiden name?

Good evening! Perhaps, you could advise on my question. I recently changed my surname to my husband's. My bio metric residence permit was obtained after we already got married. I have applied for the ...
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Is there any rule or standard for the names that should go on the mailbox and door bell? [closed]

In Germany my family name goes on the door bell name tag (Türklingel Namensschilder or Klingelschilder) and mailboxes name tag (Briefkasten Namensschild) for identification purposes and for the ...
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Are there countries that allow a foreigner to change their name through their laws while in that country, without PR Status?

Are there countries, in which, a visiting foreigner under some kind of visa, is able to change their name, through that country's laws (and not the laws of their country of origin)? Or is this ...
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Can dual nationals have two completely separate surnames?

My Icelandic husband and I (a British national) live in Iceland with our six month old daughter, who has a traditional Scottish first name that has been approved by the Icelandic Naming Committee, and ...
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Must one's "primary" family name in the U.S. be the first in order?

When someone who was born and given their name in a country that uses multiple family names lives in the U.S., are there rules as to what their "official" last name must be? I heard an immigration ...
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Should a potential green card applicant change their name before starting the green card process?

My wife is a Brazilian citizen (I am a US citizen), and we wanted to begin the process of applying for a green card for permanent residency in the US. Right now, she is an F-1 student visa with 1-year ...
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Is it legal for dual citizens to have two completely different official names in the two countries where they are citizens?

Details: I'm a Hungarian citizen by birth, moved to the UK a few years ago. I changed my name in the UK via Deed Poll to an English name, which is completely different from my Hungarian one (both ...
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How do I enter my full name (with multiple given names) on a US form?

I have to fill some official paperwork, and realize that they are asking me my full name, including middle name. Being French, the system is a bit different because there is not really any middle ...
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What is the process to change your US name while on a green card?

Having arrived in the US (California state), and received a green card, I now face an obnoxious problem: my first name is neither pronounciable, nor memorable for Americans. This poses a serious ...
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No last name on documents

I plan to apply for my MS degree in Europe or the United States. The problem is that my name – written in English – becomes a single name with no last name. Persian: حسیب الله English: Haseebullah ...
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Parents names in their passport are not matching the names in my passport. What is the impact on B2 visa?

I am from India. And I am working in USA on H1B visa. Due to clerical mistake my father education documents have different last name than his original. Same carried to his job documents also. Where as ...
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