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Old 04-12-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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Hi everyone so I recently got married and I changed my last name to my husbands name. I applied for a new passport to reflect the new last name. So the last name is McCafferty. I received my passport in the mail and they wrote MC CAFFERTY instead of MCCAFFERTY. Now would you consider this wrong? Should I send my passport back for them to correct this?
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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It's intentional. Since the passport is printed in capital block letters, they use a space in last names with a prefix.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:31 PM
 
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Can I get some other opinions. Maybe someone that has a last name that starts with Mc. My husband lives in another country so he doesn't have a US passport.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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Why don't you wait until Monday and "get other opinions" from someone who works in the department that gives out passports?
That way you have your answer from the "Official other opinion" department not just a regular "other opinion".
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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Why don't you wait until Monday and "get other opinions" from someone who works in the department that gives out passports?
That way you have your answer from the "Official other opinion" department not just a regular "other opinion".
This.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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Like I said earlier are there any other opinions especially people with the last name that starts with mc. I already emailed the passport agency but I need answers now.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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My friend is a McC...., her passport has a space.

Could it be a problem? Sure. It's doubtful, but you may be going to some county that doesn't see a lot of McC...'s and they'll be suspicious. If it's the passport agency's policy to put a space you'll have a difficult time getting them to change it.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:26 AM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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It's what other posters said. The space is to differentiate between the prefix and the rest of the name.

This person got the same thing: Should there be a space after the Mc of my last name in my passport?
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:38 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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It's fine. My last name is separated out like that on official documents.

However, you can call the passport office on Monday and ask them if it's upsetting you.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:44 AM
 
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For peace of mind just call the passport issuing company and get a direct answer from a live person. Your e-mail could be days before you get and answer.
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