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Western name format

Format rules

  • Do not include titles such as Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, Major General (see example below).

  • Do not include descriptions such as Jr, Junior, Senior, II, III, IV (see example below).

  • Enter whole names only.

  • If your name in your passport has non-standard English characters in it such as Umlauts (Ü - letters with dots above them) or diacritic markings (Ó - letters with accents above them), use the English spelling of your name in the Machine Readable Zone of your passport (see example below).


Examples

  1. Titles
    MR CHARLES TOLES JR

    Family name: TOLES
    Given names: CHARLES

  2. Descriptions
    MR CHARLES TOLES III

    Family name: TOLES
    Given names: CHARLES

  3. Non-standard English characters
    FRANZ DIETER MÜLLER

    Family name: MUELLER
    Given names: FRANZ DIETER

  4. Machine Readable Zone

    P<DNKMUELLER<<FRANZ<DIETER<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ] Machine
    D899887656<0DNK590224M0110244<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<4 ] Readable Zone

    Family name: MUELLER
    Given names: FRANZ DIETER

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