Dear Mentor:

Is a spelling error in my passport a problem?

First name in my passport is written wrongly. That is, part of my last name is prepended in my first name. Is there any remedy to this issue? Kindly advice me regarding the same.

Passport with Wrong Name, India

Dear Passport with Wrong Name:

Alas, we wish we could say that it doesn't matter, but it does! The passport is an official document, issued by your government, which confirms your identity and citizenship. When going to another country, the immigration officials carefully examine the passport to ascertain the identity of the person entering their country. Consequently, it is critical that your identity is correctly reflected in your passport. This is an issue between your government and you. You must contact your passport office to rectify the problem.

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