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middle name spelt wrong on jr pass

Middle Name spelt wrong on JR Pass

Hello I have just discovered that my middle name is spelt differently on my JR pass exchange voucher than on my passport. My first and last names are correct, but my middle name is spelt "macgregor" on the japan rail pass instead of "mcgregor" on my passport. Do you think I should get my exchange voucher re-issued to correct this? I am so worried it will not be accepted.


Hi there,

The name should always match your passport. While its not as strict as flight tickets, I recommend contacting our support team via and we will see what options are available.

Thank you,


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