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Chinese name format rules

Format rules

  • If you have a Western style name appearing first in your passport, then the Western style name should be input first in the given names field (see example below).

  • Do not input alias names, Hanyu Pinyin or names in brackets (see examples below).


Examples

  1. Western style name
    LILIAN TAN SU LIN

    Family name: TAN
    Given names: LILIAN SU LIN

  2. Alias name
    MR TOCK PENG POEY @ MUHAMMAD ALI

    Family name: TOCK
    Given names: PENG POEY

  3. Name in brackets
    WILLIAM HO CHEE CHAN (WILLIAM HE JIZAN)

    Family name: HO
    Given names: WILLIAM CHEE CHAN

  4. TAN SU LIN LILIAN

    Family name: TAN
    Given names: SU LIN LILIAN

  5. MRS TANG CHOON KOON

    Family name: TANG
    Given names: CHOON KOON

  6. TANG CHOON KOON NEE CHIA POH KIM

    Family name: CHIA
    Given names: POH KIM

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