I was browsing some posts at orkut and there are so many questions for which I have answers. But I don’t have time to read all the questions in the different communities. This is one of the reasons why I decided to start my own thread here.
If you have any questions regarding an application process, it’s best that you post them as comments so others can see. I will try to answer it within a day.
It will be difficult for me to answer all questions regarding shortlisting universities for every individual reader, but I will try my best to do so. It’s better to send personal emails for university-related questions.
If you have questions like:
- My name on certificates/passport/all official documents is Manoj Kumar. But when I register for university applications/GRE, etc., I was being asked for my last name! (And it is mandatory to write last name.) What should I do?
- What does “print name” in the application mean?
- The university lost my documents, what should I do?
No Surname in my Passport
My official name in all my original certificates and passport is Sharada, I have no last name. When I registered for GRE they were are asking for my last name, which was compulsory.
What must I do? Do I write my first name again in the “Last Name” entry? Please reply as soon as possible as I have to register for the exam. Thanks in advance.
In my passport, my name is without a surname as we don’t have one. I’m a student trying to register for a GRE exam online. Since the registration requires a surname, I prefer to use my father’s name and I’m also inserting it in the State Gazette.
I was given the understanding that everything in the registration must be done and all original documents received by 18/02/11 or 21/02/11. I can bring these documents on 21/02/11 or 22/02/11. The last date for registering for GRE is 20/02/11.
Will there be any changes in my passport? No? Can I go ahead with the GRE registration using my existing Passport?
Having a surname (or last name) in a passport makes things a lot easier for anyone in the U.S.A. Read this experience on what it needs to change the name in the passport in the USA, including how to update all documents.
What’s my advise to you? It’s better that you get a new passport with a surname, then apply for GRE.
It’s common in India for people to apply for passport without using a surname. If you don’t have one in your certificates, make sure you use your dad’s name or family name as your surname while applying for a passport.