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Middle Name on DL and Ticket, but not Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello - My middle name is on both my driver's license and on my flight ticket. I renewed my passport and they did not include my middle name at all.

DL: First Name Middle Name Last Name
Ticket: First Name Middle Name Last Name
Passport: First Name Last Name

Will I be okay? Ideally, I would have everything match. If I am leaving 2 months from now, should I try to get my passport changed to include my middle name?

Answer: You should be okay but I recommend that you contact the airline you're flying with to confirm.

Routine service takes up to 14 weeks and expedited service 10 weeks. It is unlikely that you will receive the passport in time if you apply for a correction before your trip.

Signature on passport book
by: Anonymous

Question: I sign my name as first initial last name. It is that way on my DL and my notary stamp. Can I sign passport book the same way?

Answer: Yes, you may use your usual signature for your passport.

Two Middle Names?
by: Anonymous

Question: I just changed my name after getting married. I decided to keep my maiden name as well as my middle name so now I have two middle names. Is it okay to just include one middle name on my passport? That is what I also plan to do on my driver's license.

Answer: Yes, you may elect to have only one middle name on your passport.

é on social but passport only has the regular e
by: Anonymous

Question: My brother has an accent mark on top of the e in his name example (é) on his social security card but his passport came in and does not have the accent mark only the regular e. Will this be a problem trying to travel?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Middle Name on Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My real id/driver's license now has my full middle name. My passport does not have my middle initial or middle name. How do I fix this and should I put my full middle name on the new passport or middle initial?

Answer: While ideal, it is not mandatory for your passport to match your IDs. But if you want them to match, you need to submit a new application like it's a first-time passport and enter your full middle name as it appears in your Real ID.

First Name Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I have my first name in my passport as:

Ana Sofia

But in my job applications, I always write Sofia as a middle name. is that correct?

Or Ana Sofia is my first name?

Answer: Your passport lists Surname and Given Name. It does not indicate First or Middle. Your given name is Ana Sofia. It usually does not matter if you use Sofia as your middle.

MR in Surname
by: Chris

Question: I am traveling in a couple of weeks and realize the title MR(mister) was printed under the surname so it is showing: Brown MR. Because of this, it seems like that is my last name but it is just Brown! Will this be an issue?

Answer: It might raise some questions but you can just present your ID or birth certificate with your passport and ticket. You can have the error corrected when you get back.

Parent middle name for minor's application
by: Anonymous

Question: I am applying for a passport for my child.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/under-16.html

My middle name is listed in the parent relationship on the child's birth certificate (#4 on the website list), but my middle name is NOT on my passport used for my ID (#5, 6 on the website list). Will this be a problem?

Answer: It will not be a problem as long as the other details match.

Full middle name to middle initial
by: Anonymous

Question: My current passport has my full middle name. My birth certificate has my full middle name. However, my social security card has only my middle initial. Can I change my name in my passport to be just my middle initial and how would I do this?

Answer: You need to submit a new application in order to switch from full middle name to middle initial.

Please submit the following in person at local acceptance facility. Appointments are required in most locations.

1. Form DS-11
2. Evidence of U.S. citizenship
3. SS card and one more photo ID bearing only your middle initial
4. One new passport photo
5. Payment for fees

Please bear in mind that although it is ideal, it is not necessary for the passport and SS card to match to the letter. You may choose to have your passport as is and have no issues.

It takes about 18 weeks to get a passport via standard service. If you expedite, processing and mailing will take up to 12 weeks. If you have plans of traveling soon, we recommend using your current passport and apply for the new one when you get back.

Use of accent
by: Anonymous

Question: My middle name has a tilde(ñ) and it is on my foreign passport. However, it's just the letter n on my certificate of naturalization. Do I use ñ or n on my application?

Answer: You may use ñ on your passport application.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a new applicant for a passport. My birth certificate has a letter only and my government IDs and supporting documents have my complete middle name. Is it possible to get my passport if my birth certificate only has my middle initial?

Answer: Yes, you should still be able to apply for a passport.

Incomplete application name
by: gracie

Question: Will my application be invalid if I forgot to write my middle name on the form?

Answer: Your application will not be invalidated because of the lacking middle name. However, the passport will also be printed without the middle name.

How to sign your passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a middle name and I generally just sign with my first name and last name. On my passport, I signed with my first name middle name, and last name. Is that okay? Some places I read said to sign as you normally do and others said that you should sign your complete name (including middle initial).

Answer: It is okay that you signed your passport with your complete name.

Passport question
by: Anonymous

Question: On my birth certificate, my middle name is spelled incorrectly. When I got my DL they only requested my middle initial. I recently applied for my passport and spelled out my middle name with the correct spelling. It’s the same name as seen on my birth certificate but I added the missing letter. Will this delay my application?

Answer: The letter difference should not delay your application. Should passport services need more documentation to support your name, they will contact you by mail.

Using middle name as first
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I use my middle name as first on my passport?

Answer: If your ID also has your middle name as your first name, you may have the same on your passport. Otherwise, passport services will ask you to submit more identification documents bearing your middle name as your first name.

My middle name is so long
by: Anonymous

Question: My middle name in my naturalization certificate consists of 3 words. When I apply for the passport (for the first time), should I include all of them? Can I include the initial of the first word only? Or should I include the initial of all of them?

Answer: You can choose to enter whichever name suits you. Just make sure it fits the number of characters on the application form.

Middle name missing accent mark
by: Jill

Question: My birth certificate has my middle name spelled correctly with an accent mark over the last letter. On my license, there is no accent mark

Example: birth certificate Jane’
ID: Jane

Will I have an issue obtaining my passport? This would be my first. What should I put on the application for my passport, would it be best to just leave it blank?

Answer: The accent mark should not be an issue. You may or may not include it on your passport application.

full name
by: Anonymous

Question: Am I required to put my middle name on my application? I am renewing my current passport with my last name changing due to marriage. My old passport has my middle name as well as the marriage license but I forgot to put it on the application.

Answer: It's is not mandatory to enter your middle name on the application form. The passport will be issued in the name you entered in it as long as it is supported by the name change document you submitted.

Middle Initial
by: Anonymous

Question: After reading the comments/answers in this thread. Middle initials are OK for passports, even REAL ID (it seems are OK -in some states - with it as long as they match the passport). My question is if one wants to revert back to full spelling of their middle name (as it is in their birth certificate for example). What is the process? Most commercial documents, if not all, already abbreviate middle names even if the full name is in their systems.

Answer: If you would like to have your middle name fully spelled on your passport, you need to submit a new application as if it's your first.

Middle name on passport signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport has my first name, middle name, and last name on it. I accidentally signed it with just my first and last name. Is that okay or should I mark it out?

Answer: It should be okay.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: I want to renew my passport. My passport about to expire has my middle name on it. I want to keep it out of my new passport. My birth certificate doesn’t include my middle name. Any issues, or should I include my birth certificate with my renewal form?

Answer: There is a chance that the passport will be renewed with the middle name because it is what is printed in the previous one. The best way to ensure that your middle name is omitted in the new passport is to submit a new application.

Complete Form DS-11 without the middle name and submit your birth certificate and ID without the middle name as well.

Middle Name
by: Anonymous

Question: I am renewing my current about to expire passport which does not include my middle name. Can I fill out the application without my middle name so it's consistent with my last passport?

Answer: Yes, you can.

Using Maiden name as Middle Name
by: Anonymous

Question: I am applying for a passport. My birth cert name is Sally Jane Smith. At marriage, the name changed to Sally J. Browne. However, for many years I have been using Sally Smith Browne (or Sally S. Browne) for everything, SS, taxes, DL, banks, Trust, etc. without a legal name change. Can I get a passport issued in name of Sally Smith Browne or Sally S. Browne?

Answer: Since your IDs have that name, then yes, you have your passport issued in Sally S. Browne.

Renewed passport initialized my middle name
by: Joseph

Question: My passport expired in May, I renewed it two months ago and finally got my new passports. However, even though completing the DS82 form accurately, human error somehow combined my "second first name" and my "middle name" together as initials.

In other IDs, I have used my second first name and middle as initials but not on driver licenses or passports.

Example: If my legal name is as follows.
First: John Michael
Middle: Richard
Last: Kimble

My old passport would read correctly as:
Last: Kimble
Given Name: John Michael Richard

Instead, my new passport came back as:
Last: Kimble
Given Name: John MR

Note the "MR" isn't even spaced out. I probably would have let it go if it was Kimble, John M R

Am I worrying about my issue too much, is it ok to just have JOHN MR KIMBLE in my passport when it should have really read JOHN MICHAEL RICHARD KIMBLE?

Any advice is appreciated before I have to wait another two months for my passport.

Thanks!

Answer: Travel-wise, it should not be an issue as long as you book your tickets in the name that appears in your passport. However, some people have reported having issues with obtaining Real IDs if there is a mismatch between documents. You may want to put this under consideration if you don't have Real ID yet.

3 different spellings of my middle name on three different legal documents
by: Misty

Question: Can I get a passport even though the middle name on my birth certificate does not match that on my drivers license or my Social Security card? My middle name is spelled three different ways.

Answer: If they're variations of the same name, it should not be an issue.

No middle name on birth certificate
by: Anonymous

Question: My birth certificate does not have a middle name listed. When my parents wanted to add a middle name shortly after I was born, their attorney told them they did not need to legally change it, but if they just started using it on all paperwork, school documents, etc it would become my legal name. Now the NY DMV is giving me a hard time about it. My new license is a standard license because I could not get an enhanced license with my middle name without a legal name change. The standard license, my SS card, all tax documents, etc all have my middle name included. Will I be able to obtain a passport with my middle name included since all but my birth certificate already includes it? Or will I need a legal name change.

Answer: You may have your middle name on your passport as long as it is supported by the identification documents you submit.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport only has my middle initial. Is that okay when I go to travel international?

Answer: Yes, it is okay.


Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My my drivers license includes my middle name however, my passport doesn’t. Is this going to be a problem, I’m traveling out of the country in about 4 months? Should include my middle name on my passport?

Answer: It should not be an issue as you will most likely be using only your passport at ports of entry. Questions may arise should you wish to rent a car and the license and passport don't match.

Applicant's Legal Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm renewing my passport. On the DS-82 form, there is a place to sign the Applicant's Legal Signature. My current passport has my full middle name printed as along with the signature on the passport as well. My typical signature is just with first, middle initial, last. For the DS-82 form, do I use full middle name or initial.

Answer: Please use the signature that you commonly use for legal documents.

Middle name on passport
by: Chelsea B.

Question: Hello! I am having a problem with my name on my passport corresponding with a flight booking. My passport has my full middle name written out, while my flight booking has just my middle initial. Is it possible to change my passport so that it reflects this (and reads as Firstname Middle-initial Lastname) rather than potentially having to re-book the non-refundable flight?

Answer: Leniency should be given when issues regarding middle names/initials arise. You may not need to change your passport. Please contact the airline to confirm.

Thank you!

Do I need to list both middle names on passport?
by: Anonymous

Question: I currently have one middle name legally. And I have one middle name on my DL. I want to legally add an additional middle name to my current one. Once I obtain the approval from court to have two middle names, can I just put one of the middle name on my passport to match my current DL?

Answer: Yes, you can.


Middle Name
by: Anonymous

Question: My current (expired) passport does not include my middle name or initial. I booked overseas plane tickets and included my middle initial on the reservation. I am renewing my passport and want to add my middle initial so that my passport matches my ticket. Prior FAQs say to include a copy of my birth certificate or social security card when submitting my application. However, I changed my middle name when I got married so my birth certificate does not list my current middle name and my social security card has my full middle name listed (instead of just an initial). If include my social security card with a passport application that lists my middle initial and not the fully spelled out middle name, will the application be rejected?

Answer: The SS card should suffice. The application will most likely be accepted but be prepared to answer questions should they arise.

Add middle name during renewal?
by: Anonymous

Question: I need to renew my passport (expires in 8 months). In my original passport, I left the middle name field blank as it wasn't mandatory. Now I'm having issues because every other legal document has my middle name, so I just want to add it to my passport. Can I renew and have my middle name added in one transaction?

Answer: Yes, you can. In addition to the renewal requirements, please include a signed request for the middle name to be added and the reason behind such change. A copy of your birth certificate should also be included.

Middle Name Problems
by: Anonymous

Question: I renewed my passport a few months ago. In my original passport, I wrote my middle initial. However, in my renewal, I wrote my full middle name. I bought a ticket for an international flight under my old passport and the airline refuses to change the flight information. Is it OK to get a renewed passport with the initial?

Answer: Yes, it is okay.

Drivers license not matching Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I understand that to rent a car in Europe, you need to present your passport. My passport has always been in my maiden name but because I use my drivers license in the US as ID for my credit cards & because of my children, I use my married name. Should I legally change my name adding my maiden name as a middle name or would it be best to Hyphenate my maiden name with my married name? Would this simplify having to change all my things to one name or the other? What is your opinion?

Answer: It would be best to have your passport bear your current legal name.

Middle initial
by: Al Nap

Question: My middle initial does not appear on my passport. When my original was issued, it was left blank. I actually had my middle initial changed to the one I had been using since I was a child. Would like to change my middle initial on my current passport. What are the steps?

Answer: Since this is not a name change, you may apply for a passport renewal. You need to mail the following to the address on the form:

1. Form DS-82
2. Current passport
3. One new passport photo
4. Payment for fees

Passport Signature
by: Msdori

Question: The Drivers License Bureau requires that my maiden name replace my middle name on my DL; therefore, I had my passport read the same. However, I have always 'signed' my name on documents with my given middle name initial (not my maiden name initial). How should I sign my passport?

Answer: You may sign your passport with your usual signature.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: So even though my birth certificate is correct and my middle name on my license is misspelled by one letter but my application matches my birth certificate, I will have issues? If so, what supporting documents will be needed?

Answer: There is no telling for sure if you will have issues. The final say on the name will be of the passport agent who processes your application. If they need more documentation, they will most likely ask for documents at least 5 years or older bearing the name you enter in the application form.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: The last letter of my middle name is spelled wrong on my license. My birth certificate says Laquah and my license said Laquan. Will this stop me from getting a passport? I put Laquah on my application as well.

Answer: It is best to have your license corrected first. While there is a chance that your passport will be issued in Laquah because it matches your proof of citizenship, questions might arise. This is why we recommend having your identification documents match before applying for a passport.

Surname problem
by: Anonymous

Question: My surname didn't come on the printed picture paper which will be used for my passport or visa to London. But my birth certificate contains both first name, surname and last name but they brought only the first and last name. Will it cause a problem?

Answer: It should not be an issue but I suggest you contact the airline you are flying with to verify.

Middle name on passport?
by: Anonymous

Question: I left my middle name off my passport application since it wasn't mandatory. Will this effect me flying internationally? I plan on using only first and last name for my plane tickets.

Answer: It should not be a problem as long as the name on your passport and tickets match. I suggest you wait until you receive your passport before making airline reservations.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: When I married the 1st time and changed my last name on my driver's license the license bureau switched my maiden name as my middle name not my birth middle name. It is correct on my first and last name but what shows on my driver's license middle name and now my passport shows two different names. I have always flew listing it the way it shows on my driver's license my maiden name as my middle name and not my birth middle name. I had to get a passport for the first time this year since we are flying out of the country next year and the passport office has my birth middle name on my passport. That is what was on my birth certificate. The airlines all have my middle name as what is on my driver's license, my maiden name. So will I need to contact the airlines we will use before I make my flight arrangements and change my middle name to reflect what is on my passport. I have a lot of times been prechecked approved. I have only used my driver's license when I have flown and I have not had a problem. Going out of the country next year I am afraid I will encounter a problem. What would you suggest?

Answer: Please book your tickets in the name that appears in your passport.

No middle name on birth certificate
by: Anonymous

Question: I've always used my BAPTISMAL name as my middle name on all legal documents though it is not on my birth certificate, never a problem. Didn't realize it was not my real middle name until recently when I had a problem at DMV in NY, couldn't get an enhanced license. Will I have the same problem getting a passport?

Answer: You most likely will if you enter the middle name in the application. But if can resolve the issue with the DMV and your license will have your middle name on it, your passport should be issued in that name.

Renew or Apply for New Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My dad accidentally booked a flight for me under my married last name. That isn’t a problem as I am changing my last name. However, for the tickets he did not put my middle name. I currently have my middle name on my passport and it is on my marriage license.

Can I renew my passport with a name change supported by a marriage license that has my middle name, but not fill my middle name on the application? Or will it be denied?

Or is it better to apply for a new passport under my new name and not include my middle name on the application? My husband never put his middle name on his passport even though his supporting documents had it.

I’m not sure if a renewal and name change will let me drop my middle name on the passport.

Answer: You can apply for a renewal with name change. But you need to submit your marriage certificate, not the marriage license.

PSA middle name not full middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: I went to my passport appointment and they said that my PSA middle name is not full. What can I do?

Answer: Is PSA a U.S. government agency?

How to sign passport
by: Anonymous

Question: If middle name is printed in full on passport, must I sign it the same way or just first, middle initial, last?

Answer: Not necessarily. You may sign your passport with your regular signature.

I’m worried
by: Anonymous

Question: I just recently renewed my passport because I got married. However, I forgot to put my middle name on my passport. I know that my tickets and drivers License have my middle name. I’ll be going to Iceland and Ireland soon. Will this be an issue?

Answer: It could be an issue. Some airlines provide leniency with regard to middle names while some don't. Please contact the airline you are traveling with and base your next step on their ruling.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: I do not use my middle name on my driver's license but my passport has my middle name. Will that be a problem?

Answer: It will not be a problem as long as your tickets are booked in the name that appears in your passport.


Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: Do you have to add your middle name when renewing your passport? I have bought a international flight and never added my middle name and the airline told me it has to be exactly the same as my passport. Well my drivers license does have my middle name on it . Can I just leave out my middle name so my airline tickets match my passport??

Answer: Yes, you can leave your middle name out.

middle name
by: Melissa

Question: My passport only has my middle initial but I booked my trip using my full name. Am i in trouble?

Answer: Consideration may be given if the initial matches the middle name. Please contact the airline to confirm.

Middle initial only
by: Anonymous

Question: I only have my middle initial on my birth certificate and some of my IDs. Can I still apply for a passport without my complete middle name?

Answer: Yes, you can.

Adding second middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: My first passport has only my first middle name "John". My actual legal middle name at birth is "John-Barrett". Can I add the full middle name to my passport renewal form? Or is it easier just to apply for a new with the full middle name?

Answer: The process will be less complicated if you submit a new application. The passport will be issued in the name you enter in the application as long as it is supported by either your citizenship evidence or ID.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I use my mail that's under my middle name instead of my first name to get my ID. I don't use my first name because no one knows how to pronounce it.

Answer: What ID are you applying for?

No middle name on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. I noticed that my passport book did not include my middle name even though on the paperwork I submitted, it included the middle name. Before I got married last year, I did not have a middle name. My marriage license does not have the middle name that I gave myself but my SSN card and driver's license do.

How can I fix it so that my passport matches my driver's license and SS card? My birth certificate does not have a middle name either. Do I even need to include a middle name on my passport as long as I fill out my airline paperwork without a middle name?

Answer: Your passport, license and SS card do not necessarily have to match. You should have no issues using your passport for travel as long as you book your tickets in the name that appears in it.

No middle name on Passport
by: Marnie

Question: I renewed my passport. I noticed upon the renewal process that my expired passport didn’t have my middle name like my drivers license does. The TSA for TSA precheck has my middle name. I book my tickets using my middle name for TSA precheck priority. I completed the passport renewal document stating I’d like my middle name on the passport. The passport arrived today with no middle name! I know everyone says it depends on the airlines as to whether a middle name is a big deal but how do I get my middle name added to my passport now? I’d like to skip hassles when I’m traveling abroad on various airlines.

Answer: You may apply for a correction. Corrections are processed as a free service. Please mail the following to the address on the form:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Proof of the correct data (birth certificate)
3. Signed statement explaining the error
4. One new passport photo (if the passport was issued more than 90 days ago)

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: My middle name is 29 letters and is on my birth certificate and my state ID. I would rather not put it on my passport application as most airlines don’t give me the space to write it anyway. Am I okay to just put my first initial or will it be denied?

Answer: It should be okay.

State ID requires expansion of middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: NYS is requiring me to expand my middle initial to the full middle name on my birth certificate. However, my passport only uses a middle initial. Should I change the name on my passport? I am concerned about flying domestically and internationally and if I do both on a single trip. Thank you.

Answer: You can have either your middle name or initial on your passport. As long as it matches your tickets, it should not be a problem.

Name on license vs passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My enhanced driver's license does not have my middle initial. My passport does. Is there an issue?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

No middle name in airline ticket
by: Anonymous

Question: I bought an airline ticket for my son going to Japan. I did not put his middle name (because his passport did not show middle name). Now he has to renew his passport for the trip. The passport shows his middle name as it has to match his ID card. I wonder if it will cause any issue for his travel?

I'm thinking to remove his middle name from his passport to reduce the complication for his trip. Is this possible? We still have 3 months, it would be sufficient time, correct?

Answer: Some leniency is provided when it comes to middle names and middle initials as long as both match. Please contact the airline to confirm.

Changed Middle Name
by: Anonymous

Question: I joined the military in 1986. I changed my middle name through the military. I have retirement papers and a retirement ID that shows my new middle name. Not to mention a VA ID and a state gov't work ID. Will that be enough to apply for a passport without issues?

Answer: As long as you present sufficient identification showing your new name, you should be able to apply for your passport without issue.

Middle name
by: Kent

Question: Hi, good afternoon. Can I get my son a passport even if he's using my middle name? The DFA told me that I will correct his PSA. I should remove his middle name.

Answer: Are you applying for a U.S. passport for your son? The agencies you mentioned does not sound like U.S. government agencies, can you elaborate?

Middle name issue
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going to France. I bought a ticket with my first, middle and last name as issued on my driver's license. The passport has my first last exactly the same, but only the middle initial, not the whole middle name. Will this be a problem?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Middle initial
by: Anonymous1984

Question: I submitted my application and I forgot to write my middle name, I received a mail stating that my application does not match my identification. I have my full name on my social and my military ID and everything else, if i re- send them the documents showing my full name and but not on the application will my passport application be denied?

Answer: Sending the IDs may not serve any purpose since the names still do not match that on the application. Please contact passport services at 1-877-487-2778 for the best course of action.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

I legally added a last name to my name. So on the legal court order it showed my first middle and last name, and on my social it is my first middle and last name but it’s so long that for my state ID, I just wanted it to show my first name and last name so it just shows first and last.

I also want my passport to show my first and last name. Is that possible? I will send my name change document in but I will just fill out my first and last name, will they reject it?

Answer: It will not be rejected. The passport will be issued in the name you enter in the application form as long as it is supported by the ID that you present.

Middle Name Different in DL/Birth Certificate
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello. Yesterday I completed my passport application at the local post office and there is a discrepancy between my 2 IDs that in hind sight I'm worried will be an issue. My middle name on my driver's license is misspelled by 1 letter (L when it should be I). My birth certificate spells it correctly and I spelled it correctly on the application. Will this be an issue when processing my application?

Thanks for your time.

Answer: The passport will be issued will be issued in the name you entered in the application since it matches your birth certificate.

Name is very long
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport has my last name (12 characters)/first name(8)/and 3 middle names (6/8/5). You recommend traveling with name as it appears on ID. Some airlines do not accept that many characters. In addition to last/first names do I have to include all 3 middle names or will one work?

Answer: One middle name should work.

Passport agency spelled it wrong
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport come with one of my middle names spelled wrong, not the same as my naturalization certificate. Will it affect my traveling.

Answer: The error may or may not affect you when you travel. We recommend that you apply for a correction which will be processed free of charge and as an expedited service.

Middle Name Changed
by: Anonymous

Question: I changed my middle name with social security office and on my drivers license. Neither required a court document for the change. My passport has my old middle name. I'd like everything to be consistent. How to I get my passport name changed if I don't have a legal court document? My new middle name is my maiden name - as an FYI.

Answer: If you cannot present evidence of legal name change, you may apply for a new passport instead of a renewal. As long as the name on your ID matches the name you enter in the application form, the passport will be issued in that name.

Name change
by: Anonymous

Question: What if my passport has my middle name first (legal name I never use.) And my first name the name I use on my drivers licence on my booking? Will it be a problem?

Answer: Yes, it will be an issue. Names on tickets and passports must match as mandated by the TSA.

Uncertain
by: Anonymous

Question: My driver's license states my legal first, middle, and last name. However, my signature has my nickname which is short for my legal name. My passport application has my legal name in print and signed as well. I did state I also go by my nickname. I have been called that all my life. Will this delay my passport. Please help me. I don't want my Bahamas vacation to get ruined.

Answer: The signature should not cause any issues with your application. You may contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 to confirm.

Passport and I.D
by: Dan

Question: If your middle name is spelled different by one letter on your passport and I.D would it stop you from traveling? I submitted my passport application and received it with the same I.D with one letter difference.

Answer: It should not be an issue as long as the name on your ticket matches the name on your passport. It is very unlikely that you will also be asked to preset your ID when you travel. Your passport should suffice as a travel document, citizenship evidence and proof of identity.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: I recently booked a trip to St Lucia for 9 people and was told by the travel agent that I did not need to include our middle names, as listed on our passports. He said we only needed to have our first and last names and surnames. Is this true?

Answer: Names on passports and airline tickets must match. However, leniency may be provided for middle names. Please call the airline you are traveling with to clarify.

I sent my application without my middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello. I hate my middle name, and I was told by the passport agent that I didn't need to include it in my application. Will my passport application be denied if I didn't put my middle name, only First and Last? Thank you so much.

Answer: No, it will not be denied.

Passport renewal with no middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: My old passport has my first, maiden last name, and married last name but when I filled out the renewal application I didn’t include my maiden last name. Will this be a problem and cause a delay in processing my application? Is this considered a name change even though I’m really just getting rid of my middle name - since I never use it anyway?

Answer: No, it will not be a problem.

Help
by: Anonymous

Question: Do I have to include my middle name on my passport if it's on my driver's license?

Answer: Ideally, yes.

Help!
by: Anonymous

Question: I go by my middle name and not my first. I am traveling to Mexico in July and on my ticket, it only has my middle (the name I answer to) and my last name but my passport and drivers license have my full name (first, middle, and last). Will this impact me traveling not having my first name on my ticket and boarding pass?

Answer: TSA's Secure Flight Program requires that the name on your passport and your airline ticket match. Please contact the airline you are traveling with to see if you may be allowed boarding with the name on your ticket matching part of the name on your passport.

Signing passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Do I sign my passport adding my middle name, or do I just sign my signature as usual?

Answer: Please sign your passport as you would other legal documents.

Does the name on your birth certificate have to match your ID when applying for a passport?
by: Anonymous

Question: I am trying to apply for an expedited new passport but am unsure if I will have any issues because my ID/Driver's License does not have my middle name but my birth certificate does. Will this be an issue or do I just have to make sure that my plane ticket has my middle name upon applying for an expedited passport?

Answer: The fact that your DL does not have your middle name will not be an issue.

I forgot to add something
by: Anonymous

Question: I filled out the application for the passport but i forgot to include my height. Will there be a problem when I get my passport?

Answer: Please call 1-877-487-2778 to speak with a customer service representative.

Middle name on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I used my middle name on my passport. When I receive the passport will it be exactly as I typed on the application?

Answer: Passport Services usually prints the name as it is entered on the passport application as long as it is supported by citizenship and/or identification documents.

Middle Name Change Not Reflected on Passport
by: Liz

Question: When I got married, I changed my last name to my husband's name. At the social security office, I was able to change my middle name to my maiden name.

When I applied to change my name for my passport, they sent back my passport without the middle name change.

I've been going back and forth with them, and they said I'd have to prove that I've been using "Atkins" as a middle name instead of "Ann" for five consecutive years. I've only been married six months.

Will I run into problems when traveling in April if my middle name is not the same on my passport as it is on my driver's license and social security card?

Answer: You should not have any problems as long as you book flights in the same name that is in your passport. Rarely is it necessary to show your driver's license and/or SS card together with your passport when traveling internationally.

If you want to change the name in your passport, you can petition for a court order name change. Once the court order has been approved, you can send it to change the name in your passport. There is no fee if you submit the application within 12 months of your passport's date of issuance.

Middle name
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my passport including my middle name. The typed name on the passport does not include my middle name or initial. Is this a problem? I was told my driver's license and passport names must match and my license includes my middle name.

Answer: You should sign your passport with your normal, legal signature. If your normal signature includes your middle name, leave it. If not, you can strike one line through it and sign above. The names in your passport and on your driver's license do not need to match.

I want to have a middle name
by: Tatiana Currie

Question: I was born in Russia and I do not have a middle name. Right now I am a US citizen and I want to have a middle mane in my passport. What should I do?

Answer: You need to apply for a court order name change. Once the court order has been issued, you can submit it with your passport application.

Middle name ticket but missing on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport is missing my middle name but my ticket has my middle name listed. I'm traveling to Japan. Is that problem?

Answer: It should not be a problem. However, we recommend you contact the airlines for confirmation.

Middle names in passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My government ID and birth certificate spell out both my middle names. Is that how I should apply for my passport? I am asking because I'm booking airline tickets to Jamaica.

Answer: If you have more than one middle name, you can request to have one, both or neither in your passport. The Acceptance Agent where you submit the application form will determine the best name to include in your passport. We recommend you not book your flight until your passport has arrived.

Do I have to include my middle name?
by: Anonymous

Question: I recently got married and need to change my name on my passport. I changed my name on my social security and they allowed me to leave out my middle name. Am I able to do the same with my passport? Can I use just my first and last name? Thank you.

Answer: It is possible to obtain a passport in first and last names only. Do not enter your middle name on the application form.

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Do I need to sign my middle name on passport application form?

Answer: No, you do not. Sign your normal legal signature.

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