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Name mismatch between Passport and Birth Certificate - Possible issue?


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The title may not be very accurate, but here's my problem - Due to some strange custom in my family, my name on the birth certificate was prefixed with the initial of my Father's first name (it reads N Firstname Lastname). And accordingly, all records including my degree have my name in this format.

Since the passport office asked me to expand all initials when filling the name field, my passport has my name as Na***** Firstname Lastname. Now, I applied to and got into a masters program in France under this name. So, all my documentation in France will have the expanded form of my name.

Will this be a problem when I apply to Aide du Logement? I did some online reading and I believe they ask for your Birth Certificate.

I am leaving India in the third week of August and cannot afford to start paperwork to change my name.

Thanks in advance

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There are several routes for you!

1. Get an Indian Goverment (local gov?) to provide a piece of paper explaining, in simple terms, why there is this mismatch. Make sure you get it stamped - the French like that! Translate it into French and hope no-one demands an official translation (which costs money)

2. Try to provide identity type information - telephone, water, bank etc with your name on it. This will help back up your claims.

3. If anyone questions it then explain that it's a local custom in your region in India, and the person asking is VERY rude and ignorant for not knowing that! Just make sure you are prepared to stick to your bluff!

Good luck! I am interested to see how others reply to this situation.

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It's perfectly acceptable here to have a birth name and a "nom d'usage". As long as you have ALL relevant paperwork, it shouldn't be a problem.

My daughter's registered name isn't the name she uses regularly, but all official stuff is in her birth name whereas things like utility bills are in her regular name.

It happens, it works; dunno how, but if you've got everything, it shouldn't really be a prob.

FWIW for some obscure reason, the fisc here wanted to know, this year after I've been submitting tax declarations for 12 years already, my Maiden Name. Actually, it's the name I use anyway - I didn't change my name when I married, but hell, if they want the info, they can have it.

Just play along ....

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