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Hello everyone ,
I am new to this forum and this happens to be my first post. I did go through the previous posts to find answers to my issue but I could not reach a conclusion and hence I had to start a new thread.I hope somebody here could be of help
My issue is that all my academic degrees starting from O levels till medical school , my national I.D card and marriage certificate state my name as Saira Bano , while my passport states my name as,
given names : Saira Bano
Surname : Sheikh
While registering with ECFMG , I was asked to mention my name exactly how it is on my passport and therefore I wrote Saira Bano Sheikh.
I have completed the online application part for step 1 and now I need to send in form 186,187,344,345.
this is where the issue arises.
Name mentioned on form 186 is Saira Bano Sheikh and name on medical diploma is Saira Bano.
One option would be to get my ECFMG name changed to Saira Bano , but that won't match my passport and I might not to allowed to sit in for my exam.
I called up my medical school and they are willing to issue me a letter saying that Saira Bano and Saira Bano Sheikh are two names for the same person.
kindly please suggest if this letter would suffice and fulfill the purpose.
Some of You might suggest changing my name on the passport as that seems to be the only document with my family name i.e Sheikh , but I cannot get my name changed on my passport right now as I am also in the middle of immigration process and I have submitted my current passport photocopy.
Kindly please help. Thankyou
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