In India, students while applying for passport make mistakes with surnames. Some students give incorrect name while booking dates for GRE Exam and end up having GRE Score sheet name different from name in passport. Dilip has a similar issue with his surname posted the following comment at Empty Surname in the Passport.
My surname - Surapuram
First name - Dilip
Surname – blank
Given Name – Dilip Surapuram
Name : Surapuram Dilip
Will this create any problem at the time of visa/admission in USA?
What should i fill while applying for GRE?
or should I get change my Surname and given name in passport?
while applying for GRE i should give the passport ref No.
if i apply gre with out changing names in passport and after that can i change the names in passport…will the passport ref No. get changed after correcting my names in passport…?
Blank Surname in passport
Dilip, good to see you ask this question before booking dates for GRE Exam. Many students think about empty surname while applying to Universities after GRE exam.
- Will this create any problem at the time of visa/admission in USA?
Yes, it will create you lot fo problems in US without surname in passport. So, even before taking GRE Exam, get your name corrected in the passport. Don’t even think about booking GRE Exam dates before you have your new passport with surname. Maybe you need to have name in passport something like
- Given Name – Dilip
- Surname – Surapuram
For GRE you need to have name matching in your passport, then after GRE you can change the name in passport, but NOT in ETS score report.
So, you better change your passport then book GRE Exam dates.