Passport - exact name spelling
I leave for a rtw trip in a couple of weeks and I just got my new passport. I see that they put a space in my last name that shouldn't be there (my last name is LeBlanc and the spelled it Le Blanc). All my other identification and my airline tickets have the spelling without the space and I'm going to a lot of different countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. Has anyone had a similar issue with their passport and have a hard time crossing borders due to the fact the surname on the passport isn't exact?
I've spoken to two different people who work for travel.state.gov and they both told me something different. One said I'd be fine and the other said I really need to fix it. I leave in a few weeks so I'm not sure if I want to risk having to send away for a new passport and not get it before I'm supposed to leave.
Anyone have something similar happen and can tell me what they did?
I actually went to the closest passport agency and asked them about it. They told me that is how they handle names with capitals in the middle of them these days. They put a space in it. So if my last name was McDonald they would have it in the passport as Mc Donald. They said it is fine and can't be changed.
So here's to hoping that the woman at the passport agency knows what she is talking about and I don't have any issues getting past borders!
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