What’s in a name? If you are moving to the US on a work visa – the answer to this question could be: a lot!
When moving to the US, getting your name registered correctly, and understanding how the various government agencies determine your first, middle, maiden and last name, is crucial to a smooth settling in process.
It is one of those trivialities expats tend not to think of when moving here. However, getting it wrong can have a significant impact and result in a lot of frustration and repeat visits to various government agencies.
Annette van der Feltz is a relocation agent who helps make the foreign familiar for expats moving to the USA and guides them through the necessary bureaucracy as part of the settling in process.