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My first name on my birth certificate differs from the name on my driver's license.

Question: My first name on my birth certificate is Frankie. My first name on all of my other documents (driver's license, credit cards etc.) is Frank.

I recently applied for a passport and completed the form with my name as FRANK, however I was asked to provide my birth certificate and copy of my driver's license.

I am looking to make a reservation to travel in 3 weeks and am waiting for my passport to arrive however I am not sure how my first name will appear on my passport. I would like to make this reservation as soon as possible before the cost of airfare increases, but do not want to make it with the incorrect spelling of my name.

Can you advise which name will appear on the passport?

Answers: While derivatives of a name are usually accepted for passports, the agent that processes your application will have the final decision concerning the name that is included in your travel document. Therefore, there is no way to affirm which name will be included until the process is completed.

Note, if you entered the name Frankie on the application and that is what is on your birth certificate, then that is the name that will most likely be included in your passport.

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