Special Characters:

Special characters must be converted to English characters
(examples: Ü, Æ, Ö, Ă). 

Spacing:

Be sure to leave spaces between your names, when listed on the passport.

Bin/Binte S/O,D/O:

Do NOT include any of these abreviations

Name Prefixes/Sufixes:

Do NOT list name suffixes (JR/SR/III) or Name Prefixes (MS/MR/MISS)

Apostrophes & Hyphens:

Include all apostrophes, except when there is a space on either side of the apostrophe.
(Example: O’Toole should be entered as is but ‘Alofa should be entered as Alofa).

NAME FORMATTING RULES

Indian Names

Do NOT include:

  • S/O (son of)
  • D/O (daughter of)
  • A/L or AL (anak lelaki)
  • A/P or AP (anak perempuan)
  • A/K or AK (anak kepada)
  • W/O

Family/Given Names

  • Given names are names appearing before S/O, D/O, A/L, A/P, A/K and W/O.
  • Family name are names appearing after S/O, D/O, A/L, A/P, A/K and W/O.

Examples:

  • K SUGUMARAN S/O KOLANTHAN

Family Name: KOLANTHAN

Given Name(s):K SUGUMARAN

  • GURDIP KAUR GILL D/O BALWANT SINGH

Family Name: BALWANT SINGH

Given Name(s):GURDIP KAUR GILL

  • GURDIP KAUR

Family Name: KAUR

Given Name(s):GURDIP

Malay/Muslim Names

Do NOT include:

  • Bin
  • Bte
  • Binte
  • Bt
  • B.
  • YB
  • Y.BHG.
  • Tunku
  • Haji
  • HJ
  • Hajjah
  • Y.A.M.
  • Y.M.
  • Tan Sri
  • Ungku
  • Pengiran

Examples:

  • Name change after marriage where you have adopted your spouse’s full name
  • MRS ABRAHAM ELIAS NEE REUBEN YAHYA MATILDA

Family Name: REUBEN

Given Name(s):YAHYA MATILDA

  • AHMAD BIN HAJI ABDUL MANAN

Family Name: ABDUL MANAN

Given Name(s):AHMAD KAUR GILL

  • UNGKU ZARINA BTE UNGKU ZAINAL ABIDIN

Family Name: ZAINAL ABIDIN

Given Name(s):ZARINA

Chinese Names

Format Rules:

  • If you have a Western style name appearing first in your passport, then the Western style name should be input first in the given names field (see example below).
  • Do not input alias names, Hanyu Pinyin or names in brackets (see examples below).

Examples:

  • Western Style Name

LILIAN TAN SU LIN

Family Name: TAN

Given Name(s):LILIAN SU LIN

  • Alias Name

MR TOCK PENG POEY @ MUHAMMAD ALI

Family Name: TOCK
Given Name(s):PENG POEY

  • Name in Brackets

WILLIAM HO CHEE CHAN (WILLIAM HE JIZAN)

Family Name: HO
Given Name(s):WILLIAM CHEE CHAN

  • TANG CHOON KOON NEE CHIA POH KIM

Family Name: CHIA

Given Name(s):POH KIM

 

Western Names

Format Rules:

  • Do not include titles such as Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms.
  • Do not include descriptions such as Jr, Junior, Senior, II, III, IV
  • Enter whole names only
  • If your name in your passport has non-standard English characters in it such as Umlauts (Ü – letters with dots above them) or diacritic markings (Ó – letters with accents above them), use the English spelling of your name in the Machine Readable Zone of your passport (see example above).

Examples:

  • Titles

MR CHARLES TOLES JR

Family Name: TOLES
Given Name(s):CHARLES

  • Descriptions

MR CHARLES TOLES III

Family Name: TOLES

Given Name(s):CHARLES