TommyBP251b From Germany, joined Apr 2006, 460 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3002 times:
my wife and me are planing to fly to USA in September. We are from Germany. My wife's last name is a doublename, let's say for example it is Smith-Miller.
I typed that Name with a hyphen into the booking form on BA.com and on our E-ticket my wifes last name is written like this: Smithmiller. I dont get why BA puts the name without a hyphen on the ticket.
Will that cause us any problems, due to the fact the name on the ticket is not 100% like the name in her passport? On the ESTA Application for the Visa-waiver programm my wife's last name is written correctly.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26531 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2933 times:
Also if you look at the bottom of the passport where the machine readable data is, the name should also appear without hyphen.
Here in the US atleast more and more government IT systems run the names together as well so more and more people are actually using the combined name now in day to day practice as they have to when doing things like open bank account, or receive work paychecks etc as such is viewed as their legal name.
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