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Hello sir,

I am working in alberta. recently i got my new work permit. I applied my canada visa, and today I got my canada visa in which they did not added my surname.
My surname which is on the third page of the passport.
Now i want to travel to india for vacation.
My concern is that if i travel to india and come back to canada will immigration department will let me in canada or they might creat problem.
If i have to change my visa how do i do it plz guide i need to go to india ugently. thanks
Harjinder singh tuteja

Hello Harjinder;

Thank you for your question.

Mismatch in name could be potentially troublesome, not only upon entry but also during travel & transit.

You may send the entire package back to the office that issue your visa for correction, explaining the situation. They should do it without extra cost, in case your original application included the surname.

As an alternative, to address your immediate concern of return to Canada on the same visa, we may be able to provide a written submission for you to carry, when returning to Canada as a quick solution. Since this type of submission is beyond the scope of this forum, you can write to us on or call us.

Hope this is useful.

Thank you & Kind Regards

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