My name in my passport is written in the wrong order, i.e. in place of ABC it is written as BCA. Can this be a reason for rejection of a visa to Germany? If yes, is there any solution? What steps could I take to demonstrate that both names belong to one person?

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    Why don´t you get a correct passport, to avoid all possible problems?
    – deviantfan
    May 16, 2015 at 6:42
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    Can this be a reason for rejection of a visa to Germany? Yes - is there any solution? Get a new passport!
    – hatef
    May 16, 2015 at 10:33
  • Was there no reason given for the visa refusal? May 18, 2015 at 1:59
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    I think the most important question is if your passport is correct for the country from which it was issued? Are all passports written in that order? If so, your fine. If not, fix it by getting a new passport.
    – CGCampbell
    Aug 30, 2015 at 12:53

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Having a passport list your name as BCA potentially makes it invalid, since it doesn't reflect your true identity. Same would apply if the passport had a different birthdate or a different name altogether. While having such a passport is not fraudulent, it's a potential reason for visa refusal at the embassy.

I would suggest applying for a new passport to rectify the problem and avoid issues with migration in the future.

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