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hello guys,

i m frm india, i hav my name in my all ids (driving license, voter id card, PAN card) a slight different from my ECFMG name, my ecfmg name is the correct one, i hav the same name in my school and college certificates(the correct one).


lets say: its all over "SHANE ALAM"
and my correct name is "SHAAN E ALAM"



does it matters a lot, my school certificates hav my correct name, can i use both identification certificates and school ceritificates for identity for prometric centre.


i dont hav my passpost right now, i hav applied for it, but it will take 2-3 months for its issue and my exam is in few weeks, what shud i do? where shud i contact????
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50 views but no reply???

plz suggest something....... :sorry:
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How about contacting the prometric center directly and discussing this matter with them? I heard they use one's passport for identification, discuss that issue with them as well.
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School certificates don't have an photograph, so they cannot be used as the primary source of identification. And even to prove that the person with the school certificate is you, you need to show them a photo ID. Now if the name on the photo ID does not match the name on your school certificate, it will be considered null and void. You will be sent back home and will lose all the money for step 1, and would have to register again. This has happened to a friend of mine and to the son of one of my mom's friend.
If you have your correct name on your passport, that should suffice, and also take your debit card with you which would have your correct name on it. Together, these two would suffice as proper forms of identifications.
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School certificates don't have an photograph, so they cannot be used as the primary source of identification. And even to prove that the person with the school certificate is you, you need to show them a photo ID. Now if the name on the photo ID does not match the name on your school certificate, it will be considered null and void. You will be sent back home and will lose all the money for step 1, and would have to register again. This has happened to a friend of mine and to the son of one of my mom's friend.
If you have your correct name on your passport, that should suffice, and also take your debit card with you which would have your correct name on it. Together, these two would suffice as proper forms of identifications.
I hope this helped.
I hav my college I card with correct name and with photo ID, i dont hav passport rite now, it will take smtime for its issue, the name even on my debit card is wrong........
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I hav my college I card with correct name and with photo ID, i dont hav passport rite now, it will take smtime for its issue, the name even on my debit card is wrong........
College Id card doesn't count as an identification card. It has to be a government issued card for primary identification and the bank card can be used as a secondary identification. Or you could just use two forms of government issued ID's as your means of two forms of identification. If your name's even screwed up on your bank card, then you're into deep waters with this my friend. I wouldn't recommend you go to give your exam without the proper ID's because very strong chances are that they're not going to allow you and all of your money will go down the drain and you'll have to register again.
The rest is up to you. Good luck!
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In the place where i took my exam they use Passports for ID because its the most reliable & its has your photo. I had the same issue with my name mate so i took my passport and everything went just fine If thats not possible, then my next best suggestion is to either call or actually go in person to the test center ahead of time or TODAY to discuss the manner. After all, its their decision to let you in or NOT! best of luck
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