Surname field is blank in my passport. My full name is in "given name", so will that be a problem while applying for a study visa to Australia?

My actual name:

surname: Ganta
given name: Dheeraj  

In passport:

given name: Ganta Dheeraj
  • do not post the same question on more stack exchange sites.
    – Dirty-flow
    Nov 16 '14 at 20:54
  • According to your profile your name is Ganta Dheeraj Kumar, is this variation listed anywhere (like say, in your birth certificate)? Nov 17 '14 at 9:43
  • @BurhanKhalid My name in birth certificate is only "Ganta Dheeraj". But, surname field is empty in my passport Nov 17 '14 at 10:15
  • As long as what is on your birth certificate matches what is on your passport, you will not face problems. Nov 17 '14 at 10:35
  • @BurhanKhalid Will i be able to split my name as Surname: "Ganta" and First name: "Dheeraj" after going to Australia? Nov 17 '14 at 17:25

No, it won't be a problem. This is a common enough situation that visa processing officers will have seen it before, just enter your names exactly as they're listed in the passport.

See also: In which countries are the visitor's first name and last name compulsory?

  • Will i be able to split my name after going to Australia? Nov 17 '14 at 5:12
  • You don't want to do that; your legal name is that which is listed on your government issued id. Nov 17 '14 at 9:44
  • @BurhanKhalid Actually "Ganta" is my surname and "Dheeraj" is my first name but there is no surname in passport can i split my name after going to Australia? Nov 17 '14 at 10:18

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