• TOEFL Name Change Process

    Procedure for Changing the First name or last name in TOEFL Exam. If any one has registered for TOEFL with the name that doesn't exactly match with your name on the passport here is the thing.

    TOEFL Name change

    Common mistakes student do with GRE or TOEFL exams
    1) Entering the name in wrong way - first name in place of last name and last name in place of first name.
    2) Spelling mistakes in the name
    3) Not entering all words of the name.

    If you do any of the above mistakes during TOEFL registration - Fax your name change request write up along with a copy of your passport to 001-610-290-8972. This gets your problem figured out and this is the standard procedure.

    Changing name at the TOEFL Test Center

    Only misspellings of your name can be corrected at the test centeróNAME CHANGES WILL NOT BE MADE. If your name has changed for any reason, including marriage, you still must present primary identification in the name under which you registered, or you will not be permitted to test. Marriage certificates and divorce decrees cannot be used to confirm name differences.

    Tips to avoid First name, last name issues

    You must use the exact name and spelling of that name as shown on the primary ID document that you will present at the test center. If the name shown on your primary ID does not match the name on your registration record, you will not be permitted to test and a refund will not be issued. You will have to register again and pay another test fee.

    Be sure to provide your entire first name (given name) and your entire last name (family name). Do not register under a nickname. If your ID document contains two last names, enter the names exactly as they appear on your ID. If you register by phone, please make sure you are registered under your complete name as it appears on your ID.

    When applying to a college or university, use the same name and spelling of your name on your application.

    Sucess Story of Correcting Name

    Got this one of the comments on this page.

    I entered my name wrongly during registration and just like others I googled the problem, thank god i come to see this. I doubted it then and I had sent a fax (some online free fax websites. I didnt want to waste bucks ) my problem written in a file as told above and gave every small details i can. When i logged in to my TOEFL account after 1 week, to my surprise the name was changed. Everyone who have changed their names during registration, should check this.
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    Comments 27 Comments
    1. tarix91's Avatar
      tarix91 -
      Hello Sir,

      I haven't entered my middle name in the toefl exam. The first and last name is identical to the primary id..although my middle isnt present on my toefl form.Same goes with gre. Will that be a problem?
    1. tarix91's Avatar
      tarix91 -
      Hello Sir,

      I haven't entered my middle name in the toefl exam. The first and last name is identical to the primary id..although my middle isnt present on my toefl form.Same goes with gre. Will that be a problem?
    1. gokulos's Avatar
      gokulos -
      YES. This procedure works perfectly.

      A MILLION THANKS to @cherukuri_ajay for posting this. I entered my name wrongly during registration and just like others I googled the problem, thank god i come to see this. I doubted it then and I had sent a fax (some online free fax websites. I didnt want to waste bucks ) my problem written in a file as told above and gave every small details i can. When i logged in to my TOEFL account after 1 week, to my surprise the name was changed. Everyone who have changed their names during registration, should check this.
    1. pulkit_keshar's Avatar
      pulkit_keshar -
      My name is PULKIT and while registering my TOEFL profile, I have registered it as PUKIT. I have booked an appointment also for the exam which is after 1 month. Kindly suggest if my name can be corrected. I yes, kindly tell the procedure as well.
    1. vyshnavi_velma's Avatar
      vyshnavi_velma -
      HI. I am Vyshnavi Velma. I have given my toefl account name as Vyshnavi Velma Reddy. I have already given my toefl exam with that wrong name only. But i am facing problem while score reporting. I have reported my toefl score for two times till now. But all the universities i applied, did not receive the score still. Someone please suggest me what to do now. Can i change the toefl account name now? plzzz try to help me.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hello, I am Robert Alan Ismail. It is okay if I use my middle initial "A" rather my full middle name "Alan" because I accidently registered toefl as Robert A Ismail as "A" is middle initial only
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by tarix91 View Post
      Hello Sir,

      I haven't entered my middle name in the toefl exam. The first and last name is identical to the primary id..although my middle isnt present on my toefl form.Same goes with gre. Will that be a problem?
      tarix91 I have made the same errors that you have mentioned. How did u proceed further?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I'm Jaya Amirthavarshini. I took the TOEFL on 25th May 2014.

      While registering for the test, I entered my identification details as follows,

      First/Given Name: Jaya

      Last/Family Name: Amirthavarshini

      I took my passport as the ID verification document on test day. I was allowed to take the test without any problem. I've also received my score reports and my scores have also been sent to my score recipients.

      But only now I noticed that the information in my passport is different.

      As in my passport my identification details are,

      Given Name(s): Jaya Amirthavarshini

      Surname: Saravanan

      Can anyone please suggest me how could I request for change of name.
      Thanks in advance.
    1. Gans's Avatar
      Gans -
      Quote Originally Posted by gokulos View Post
      YES. This procedure works perfectly.

      A MILLION THANKS to @cherukuri_ajay for posting this. I entered my name wrongly during registration and just like others I googled the problem, thank god i come to see this. I doubted it then and I had sent a fax (some online free fax websites. I didnt want to waste bucks ) my problem written in a file as told above and gave every small details i can. When i logged in to my TOEFL account after 1 week, to my surprise the name was changed. Everyone who have changed their names during registration, should check this.
      Hey,

      How did you apply? Just your passport you sent along with a requestion letter? I have misspelled my name
    1. Juliet_Zhou's Avatar
      Juliet_Zhou -
      Quote Originally Posted by vyshnavi_velma View Post
      HI. I am Vyshnavi Velma. I have given my toefl account name as Vyshnavi Velma Reddy. I have already given my toefl exam with that wrong name only. But i am facing problem while score reporting. I have reported my toefl score for two times till now. But all the universities i applied, did not receive the score still. Someone please suggest me what to do now. Can i change the toefl account name now? plzzz try to help me.
      I have the same problem!! My unis are all saying that they can't receive the score. Please help!!!
    1. ketan_sandhi's Avatar
      ketan_sandhi -
      i have already given GRE
      What will happen if now i get my name changed in passport?
      will my GRE score become invalid?
      plz reply
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I have two names in the last name category. For example, 'AAA BBB'. Unfortunately, only the first part, i.e. 'AAA' was entered into the identifying information. How do I go about changing the information? Could someone who has managed it please let me know?

      Thanks.
    1. Chandan810's Avatar
      Chandan810 -
      Hi,

      This is Chandan. My full name is " Chandan Kumar Mahajan", well during my GRE registration i filled the following fields such as,
      First Name: Chandan
      Middle Name: K
      Surname: Mahajan

      Now when I went to take the test it was a few days ago, i asked the people in the Test Center to change my Middle name, but they said that "We don't have any provision to do that", Anyhow they didn't bother me and I was able to give my Test.
      But now I am registering for TOEFL, my problem is what should I put my name here? Should i go with:
      First: Chandan Kumar
      Middle Name: (Leave Blank)
      Surname: Mahajan
      (As stated in the passport)
      What should I do, Is there going to be an issue because of that ?
      Please comment need urgent help.

      Thanks.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hey...
      You just sent the passport copy along with the letter requesting name updte right?
      Did u do any other follow up after submission??
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hi sir, after writing I the test I discovered that my name was misspelled by one letter, how big a problem can that be
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by vyshnavi_velma View Post
      HI. I am Vyshnavi Velma. I have given my toefl account name as Vyshnavi Velma Reddy. I have already given my toefl exam with that wrong name only. But i am facing problem while score reporting. I have reported my toefl score for two times till now. But all the universities i applied, did not receive the score still. Someone please suggest me what to do now. Can i change the toefl account name now? plzzz try to help me.

      Hi Vyshnavi, were you able to send the score reports successfully? Please let me know if you were able to resolve it, I am facing a similar issue.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hi,
      My name is Neha and i registered for the toefl iBt with a wrong name, I was allowed to take my toefl and i got the score reports as well. But the universities have not received the scores i reported. Kindly help and suggest what can be done now, most of my university deadlines are nearing and I am afraid they will not process my application because of the missing toefl score.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      kindly suggest how to fill the form with single word name,
    1. ronan12's Avatar
      ronan12 -
      I have mistakenly written my date of birth as 1997/30/7..... original is 1997/31/7
    1. richajariwala's Avatar
      richajariwala -
      I registered for TOEFL test but i put wrong name in middle name as middle name is optional but i do have to change middle name?
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