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I change my nationality one years ago and my name spelling different in my new passport . I traveled to Singapore seven years ago with my indonesian passport . Its was spelling Nura and now Norah .

They have a question in the visa application "Have you ever entered Singapore using a different passport or name?"

Should I mark it as Yes or No?

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    The answer seems to be so obviously "Yes" that I must be missing something. Why are you unsure about what to answer? – Peter Taylor Apr 10 at 13:03
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    You say you've changed nationality, so surely you must have a different passport? – Peter Taylor Apr 10 at 13:24
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    @Norah Changing your name's spelling legally is the same thing as changing your name. – only_pro Apr 10 at 16:44
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    Please don't delete the parts of your question that contain the information we need to answer it. – Zach Lipton Apr 10 at 20:52
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    Is there some ambiguity in the question that escapes me? – copper.hat Apr 11 at 2:22
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You should answer Yes.

Even if you hadn't spelled your name differently, because you used a different passport you would have to answer 'yes'. You should explain the circumstances fully.

Even if the name change was the only issue it would be better to answer 'yes'. The authorities are likely to look at the issue and treat it as a trivial matter. However if you don't tell them they may think you have something to hide, and technically you would have lied on an official form.

It is almost always better to put information on an official form if you are in doubt.

And to an organization that largely deals with written records, a change of spelling will be considered a change of name.

  • Yes you all right .. Thank you – Norah Apr 10 at 13:35
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I would really not recommend lying to the authorities, especially in foreign countries, especially in Singapore where the death penalty is still a thing. Just mark Yes.

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    Yes, you are right. But I understood that Norah did not lie. It was a wrong info in a legal document. – Marcel P. Apr 11 at 13:10
  • There is no suggestion in the question that the asker wishes to wage war against Singapore, commit treason there, commit piracy or mutiny, murder anyone or commit genocide, kidnap anyone, help a minor or insane person commit suicide, commit perjury that causes an innocent person to be executed, get sent to jail for life and then attempt to murder somebody, commit firearms offences, or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives in a designated security area, so the death penalty really isn't on the cards. And I think they're just confused about what the question means, not trying to lie. – David Richerby Apr 11 at 14:27
  • I'm just saying that within a country where the death penalty is still a thing probably other penalties are way more severe and lying to the authorities about your passport/visa would result in banning you from entering the country and probably some big fine. I do not understand the downvotes on my answer, to be honest - do you not agree lying to the authorities is a bad idea? Even if not intentional. – Bojidar Stanchev Apr 12 at 13:44
  • Also, the death penalty is applied for people who attempt to smuggle illegal drugs into the country. So your list is not complete. Not sure what your point is. – Bojidar Stanchev Apr 12 at 13:46

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