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Unhappy Passport vs ECFMG Registration vs Diploma: Name Issue!


My name is (fictional): Mohan Das.
My father's name is: Karamchand Gandhi

I'm from India so the passport contains this:

First Name: Mohan Das
Surname: Karamchand Gandhi

The name is my MBBS degreee: Mohan Das K. G.

Now, when I filled out my ECFMG application, I filled out thus:

Last Name: Karamchand Gandhi
Rest Of Name: Mohan Das

They have finally sent me the ID but in the email they have referred to me as, Dear Dr. Karamchand Gandhi.

But.. that is my father's name! I filled it out like that in the ECFMG form because it stated "fill it exactly as it appears on the passport".

Now, I'm quite confused as what to do.

What should I change now? Should I use Form 182 to change my name in ECFMG or should I get a Dean's letter stating that Dr. Mohan Das K.G. is indeed Dr. Karamchand Gandhi or should I change something else?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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