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Double-barrelled surnames and forenames

Surnames

When using the RTI Validator a double-barrelled name may be highlighted as an exception to bring it to the attention of the employer.

The surname should be entered exactly as shown on official documentation i.e. double-barrelled surname.

Forenames

When using a double-barrelled forename with a space e.g. Carrie Anne, Opera 3/II will treat this as 2 forenames and will move the second forename (Anne) to the 2nd forename field. However, when using a hyphen e.g. Carrie-Anne, Opera 3/II will treat the name as one forename and Carrie-Anne will be contained within the 1st forename field.

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