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Passport Transliteration Success!

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I'm writing to report SUCCESS in receiving a passport with the correct transliteration of my name (English) on my wife's new passport (Russian).

 

After our marriage she changed her name and updated all her documents successfully, but we'd read the many stories about international passports with a different transliteration being issued by the Russian УМВД.  For example, Cruise -> Круз, then being written as Kruz on the international passport.

 

When it came time to file for her new passport we tried presenting a notarized translation of my US passport, however this didn't pass for proof.  They demanded that our marriage certificate show the desired spelling, but since we were married in Russia this of course didn't include our surname in English, only in Russian.

 

What did work was a notarized translation of our marriage certificate.  We used a local translation and notary service and after our 30-day wait received her new document with her name spelled correctly!  This all took place not in Moscow, but a small town quite far away, so if it can succeed here I believe there's a good chance it will succeed at your local УМВД. 

 

Удачи Вам!

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Great news. The transliteration with names between Russian to English can be really frustrating, my husband hates the way his first name has been anglicized, he wants to get to changed eventually but we probably won't be able to until citizenship. Thanks for giving us hope! :)


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