In case you are not sure how to fill in your name in the application correctly, check the following guidelines for detailed information.
If your passport includes an amendment to your name, enter your name as it appears in your passport.
If your name has an apostrophe, enter it on the form. For example: D'Orsay, O'Malley.
Order of names
Refer to the machine-readable zone on your passport (the portion below your photo and biographic information, sometimes called a "barcode") to confirm in what order you should enter your names on the application.
On the first line of that portion of your passport, you will most likely see a letter, a chevron (<), an abbreviation of your nationality, your family name, two chevrons (<<) and your given name(s).
Enter your last name (family name) as it appears in this part of your passport.
The name(s) listed after the double chevrons (<<) after your family name is/are your given name(s).
If your name(s) is/are shortened or cut off in this portion of your passport, but the full name(s) is spelled out in the upper portion of your passport, enter your name(s) as it/they appear(s) in the top portion. But always rely on the bottom portion to determine the order of your name(s).
If your passport includes "son of" or "daughter of," or "bin" or "bint" and your father's name in the top or bottom portions of your passport, do not enter this text or your father's name in either of the name fields of the application form.
For example, if your passport indicates Ahmad bin Husain bin Muhammad in one field, please enter the Family Name as Husain and the Given Name as Ahmad.
If your passport indicates a filial relationship with "ibn," "ben" or "ould wuld," and your father's name in the upper or lower portions of the page, please do not enter this or your father's name in either name field when you are completing the application form.
For example, if your passport indicates Husain Ould Ahmad Ould Muhammad in one field, please enter the Family Name as Ahmad and the Given Name as Husain.
If your name has a hyphen, enter it on the form. Example: Mary‑Anne, Smith-Hansen.
Only one name on passport
If there is only one name line on the passport, put the whole name in this answer field.
Also known as "surname" or "family name".
Use of mother's, father's or ancestor's name
If the name on your passport includes the name of your mother, father, grandfather or earlier male ancestor in the machine-readable zone on your passport (the portion below your photo and biographic information, sometimes called a "barcode"), enter that spelling of your name on the application form.
If your passport shows "épouse de", "epse" or "ep." ("spouse of"), "wife of" or "husband of" in the top or bottom portions of your passport, do not enter this or the name of your spouse in either the last name or first name fields of the application form.
Example: if your passport shows Smith EP. Paul Sajan in the family name field, and John William in the given name field, enter Smith in the last name field and John William in the first name field.
Titles, prefixes, degrees, decorations
If your passport shows a title, prefix, suffix, professional or academic qualification, decoration, honour, award, or hereditary status, do not enter this on the application form, unless it is in the machine-readable zone of your passport (the portion below your photo and biographic information, sometimes called a "barcode").
Characters of non-Roman alphabets
Only characters from the Roman script/alphabet can be entered on your application form. Example: Aa, Bb, Cc and French accents such as é, è, ê, ë, û.
Your country of nationality is responsible for making your name appear in Roman script on your passport.