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Hi everyone.

We are new to this site and this process and we have been confused about My Brazilian Fiancees' name. It seems he has 2 GIVEN NAMES and 2 FAMILY NAMES(surnames). as in

given name: NAME1 NAME2

Surname: LAST1 LAST2

on the forms we have put his first name as NAME1 NAME2 and his family name or last name as LAST1 LAST2, we have left middle name blank on the forms but are worried if we leave it blank they may think we didn't look closely enough and forgot to fill it out. The way we are looking at it, he doesnt have a middle name, because he goes buy NAME2, and his LAST1 is his mothers last name, NAME2 being his fathers last name. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

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My husband was in the same boat, 2 first names and 2 last names (gotta love that about brazilans - at least he only had 2 last names! :lol: Considering some of the names there, 2 last names is pretty short! ). Since I filled out all the forms, I ended up using his NAME2 as a middle name, even though it was part of his first name, and both last names (with a space rather than a hyphen) as his last name.

With names that long, the whole name won't fit on most documents, so however you fill out the forms, there will probably be some form of abbreviation. But no matter what he goes by in real life, you want to use all his names on the forms so they match all his brazilian documentation. If you choose not to use the middle name field, the above poster is right - put an n/a there.

However you choose to do it, just be consistant across the forms and you should be OK.

Good luck!

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