In my TOEFL score report, my last name is written as: AL-SAQQA (i.e. with dash)
But in my passport, it is written as ALSAQQA (i.e. without dash)
Is this a big problem?
I will register for GRE very soon, should I use AL-SAQQA to be consistent or use ALSAQQA ?
Please advice !
ali8 wrote:UPDATE: In my university degree, I am "Al-Saqqa", i.e. with dash.
So I think it is better to have all the three (University degree, TOEFL and GRE) in the sample spelling.
What do you think ?
TheBeast wrote:With regards to the TOEFL score, contact ETS and tell that that you want to have the name changed on the score report. There's probably some forms to fill out and a fee to pay.
Getting your named changed on a passport can be a difficult process, in particular if you've already traveled on it. It's probably not worth the hassle.
The underlying question is what do you consider the proper way to write your name? If you insist on having the hyphen, you should undertake the steps to get your passport and all other forms of official identification to have the hyphen. If you insist on not having the hyphen, get your other documents changed so that they don't have the hyphen. If you don't really care, assume that what's written on your passport is the official way of writing your name and get all of the other documents to correspond to the way written in the passport.
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