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UK Deed Poll vs French Authorities

I am a dual-national (British and French) living in the UK. I have recently changed my last name by Deed Poll, and hoped to renew my recently expired British Passport with my new name, but found out ...
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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 3 years ago. Later I came out as transgender and changed my name here via Deed Poll to an English name, which is completely different from ...
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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 ...