How does my name appear on my passport?
(Medina, Ohio, USA)
Question: How does my entire name appear on my passport? Is my middle name or initial on the passport? I am asking because I would like to know what my flight ticket should read to match my passport. Do the names have to match up exactly?
The passport application asks for your first, middle and last name. If you completed the form with your full name, then that is what will appear on the passport.
The Secure Flight Program recommends that the name provided when booking your travel matches the government ID that you will use when traveling.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, small differences between the passenger's ID, the passenger's reservation information, and the boarding pass (such as the use of a middle initial instead of a full middle name or no middle name/initial at all, hyphens or apostrophes) should not cause a problem for the passenger.
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