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How do I see the name that will be listed on my passport?

by Angela
(Granger, Indiana)

Question: My passport has been applied for but I need to get my airline tickets. Will the passport have my full middle name or just the initial?


Answer: Your passport will have your full name in it, including your complete middle name.

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires all passengers to enter their full name – as it appears on the government issued identification they will be traveling with – when making airline reservations for international flights. They also require date of birth and gender.

TSA officers at airports across the country will check to make sure they match when passengers pass through security. According to TSA, Secure Flight will be phased-in with each airline. Passengers should not be concerned if particular airlines do not ask them to provide the additional information right away; it should not impact their travel.

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Passport matching airline tickets going to Australia
by: Anonymous

Question: I just realized that my passport has my full name....and my airline tickets have my full name but I have my middle initial instead of my full middle name on them...is this going to be a problem when trying to get into Australia....I am flying with Quantas airlines.

Answer: Shouldn't be a problem. Please contact Quantas to verify.

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