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cmdaniel Aug 16th 2018 2:07 am

English name different to official name on passport
 
My spouse's English name (or the name she uses on a day to day basis) is different from her official Chinese name on her passport.

Evidence - chat logs, screenshots, referring to her name in photos by her English name - would this be OK?

BritInParis Aug 16th 2018 6:25 am

Re: English name different to official name on passport
 
Does her English name appear on her birth certificate?

cmdaniel Aug 16th 2018 6:34 am

Re: English name different to official name on passport
 
Nope. No official documents.

BritInParis Aug 16th 2018 10:19 am

Re: English name different to official name on passport
 
Since it’s normal for Hongkongers to have an English given name in addition to their Chinese given name I don’t think this is likely to cause a problem. It would’ve been better if there was an official document with her English name but if you include a line in her covering letter then that should be enough. The only other thing you could be to give a sworn statement in front of a solicitor stating that she is also known by her English name since so-and-so a date.


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