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Form Form 186 invalidated because of name change

Hey all,

I have a problem with my step 2 CS exam registration:

I sent the online application and then sent form 186 (certification of identification) and as its written on ECFMG website, they need 3 wks to process the application and send the scheduling permit.

During this 3 wk period, I sent a request to change my name (form 182).

Now when i checked OASIS, its written that my form 186 (identification form ) is INVALID.
whilst my step 2 cs application status is :waiting for verification from my medical school.

My question is, should I re-apply for the exam and send a new form 186,
OR : they will do everything on there own and I just have to wait to receive my scheduling permit.

I dont think I can take the exam with form 186 being INVALID, right??

PS: this is the first step component for me, I have never did any component.

I would appreciate if anybody could help me with this.

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Most probably your form 186 has become invalid because you changed your name.

I suggest you call ECFMG and ask them if they want you to send another Form 186.

You can't take the exam without having valid form 186.

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Most probably your form 186 has become invalid because you changed your name.

I suggest you call ECFMG and ask them if they want you to send another Form 186.

You can't take the exam without having valid form 186.

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Actually i called ECFMG, but they did not really understand my problem and they kept telling me whats written on ECFMG 2011 bulletin :

If you change the name in your ECFMG record while you are registered for an exam, a revised scheduling
permit reflecting this change will be issued; you can print the revised scheduling permit by accessing IWA
on the ECFMG website. You must bring the revised scheduling permit to the test center on your exam date.
Name changes must be received and processed by ECFMG no later than seven business days before your
testing appointment, or you will not be able to test.

If you have a valid Certification of Identification Form (Form 186) on file with ECFMG, it will be
invalidated when the name in your ECFMG record is changed, and you will be required to complete a
new Certification of Identification Form (Form 186) the next time you apply for examination.


Any suggestions Sabio??
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Call them again.

Speak exactly the following sentence:
(My Form 186 has been invalidated, what should I do right now?)

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