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missed middle name

Missed middle name


I just bought and received a exchange order for a JR Pass. However, I forgot to put in my middle name and it isn't shown on the order. As my passport shows my middle name, but the order doesn't, will this be a problem when exchanging for a JR Pass in Japan?


Hello there,

Generally we don't need a middle name in order to buy the JR Pass.

To be sure, please contact us via with your order number and we will check it for you.

Thank you,

Expert button 2

It should not be a problem - exchanging a voucher is not the same as an airline ticket, where Immigration is involved as well as terrorist watch lists etc. As long as the rest of your name is correct, getting the pass should be smooth and quick.


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