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DS-160 - Surname is invalid (hyphen)

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Hey folks,

 

Just a quick one.

I'm filling in my DS-160 and it won't let me submit my actual real surname because it has a hyphen in it.
I read a few other people's posts where they got the given names and surnames mixed up and it didn't seem to be a problem.

If I skip the hyphen (EVANS PRITCHARD instead of EVANS-PRITCHARD) am I going to have an issue down the road? Is there something I need to do to let them know that my name actually has a hyphen in it?

Follow up: Is this going to be a problem for future applications!??

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1 minute ago, shoesoff said:

Hey folks,

 

Just a quick one.

I'm filling in my DS-160 and it won't let me submit my actual real surname because it has a hyphen in it.
I read a few other people's posts where they got the given names and surnames mixed up and it didn't seem to be a problem.

If I skip the hyphen (EVANS PRITCHARD instead of EVANS-PRITCHARD) am I going to have an issue down the road? Is there something I need to do to let them know that my name actually has a hyphen in it?

Follow up: Is this going to be a problem for future applications!??

 

You should be fine without the hyphen. My partner for instance, has two first names. He just uses a space but most programs or online forms you fill out, tend to erase the space and put the two names together as one. Never has been an issue honestly.


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Take the hyphen out and use SPACE instead. 

so your last name will be EVANS PRITCHARD..

My husband and I have the same issue. Our last names are hyphenated.


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