Which name should I use on the passport application?
Question: I need to travel to Canada for a conference. On the passport application, do I list the name on my drivers license (Vicki L.) or my birth certificate (Victoria Lynn)? I never go by the name on my birth certificate -- even my Social Security card name is Vicki L.
Along those lines, which name do I put on my plane ticket? I assume I will need to show both my passport and drivers license at the airport.Answer:
You can request either the name on your birth certificate or the one on your driver's license. The only requirements is that there be a link between the citizenship evidence
(birth certificate), identifying documents
(driver's license), your signature and the name requested on the application. Note, the processing agent has final say as to which name will be listed in your passport. As long as there is clear evidence of a link, there should be no problem with either name.
You do not need to show your driver's license at the airport but only your passport. The name on your ticket must match the name in your passport.
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