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IPA Employment pass - Surname + Given name

Post by saranarcot » Wed, 16 Apr 2014 6:20 pm

Hi,

I'm an Indian. I'll be moving to Singapore in few weeks. I just got the IPA for employment pass.

In my passport:

Surname: Thirunavukkarasu
Given name: Saravanakumar

In my Employment pass - IPA:

Name - 'Thirunavukkarasu Saravanakumar'.

But in all other formal documents, my office offer letter, etc., My full name is mentioned as 'Saravanakumar Thirunavukkarasu'.

Is the usual practice to put the name as Surname + Given name in Singapore? Or its an error in my application?

Please guide me.

Regards,
Saravanakumar

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Apr 2014 7:50 pm

Anyway also can. Malays use given name followed by s/o Father's name (which is his given name not the family name as there is none. My name is listed with Given name, middle name, family name. Chinese, on the other hand are family name, given names. Indians anyway also can. My wife's is given name followed by family name.
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Post by saranarcot » Wed, 16 Apr 2014 8:07 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Anyway also can. Malays use given name followed by s/o Father's name (which is his given name not the family name as there is none. My name is listed with Given name, middle name, family name. Chinese, on the other hand are family name, given names. Indians anyway also can. My wife's is given name followed by family name.
Thank for your reply. All my formal documents has my name as 'Given name' + 'Surname'. But this Singapore EP IPA has 'Surname' + 'Given name'.

Will i get any trouble at Immigration while entering in to Singapore?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Apr 2014 9:01 pm

Rinse and repeat. My Passport (American) has my Family name then my Given names. My NRIC has my given names followed by my family name. I've been here 31+ years and and PR for over 20. Never made much difference to me. I never worried too much about it. Call me anything but late for dinner.
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