Have you ever been the other person

What does "Have you ever been known by any other name" mean? Question mean on the UK visa application?

Hanky ​​Panky

1.3 Other names

(including any other names by which you are known and / or other names by which you are known) All other names by which you are or were known, e.g. B. Maiden name, name at birth, if different.

Source: UKVI

Another explanation, also from the UKVI, is very specific to your case.

1.3 Other names

These are any other names by which you are known e.g. B. Your maiden name, name at birth, if different, job name. If you are a married woman or were previously married and at any time have used different names, please include them, even if you have now reverted to an original name.

Source: UKVI

IMO you had to provide the other names .

I can't predict the outcome of your application, but these guidelines make it clear that the name you had on your birth certificate should be on your application, even if it's different now.

It's worth noting that I've always had the same name on all of my passports since I was founded in 2003, but at the same time, I also think that at one point or another, I've probably filed school reports in my original maiden name during at least one of my own previous 2 student visa applications.

They absolutely had several legal names. The passport is not the only identification document a person can have. What about the people who have never had a passport? Birth certificates, ID cards, driver's licenses, and educational documents are candidates for such identity verification.

I would have listed the other name on my application with a statement that I honestly neglected to mention this in my previous applications. We really don't know whether this is detrimental to your application. It may not matter very much whether the rest of your application is good. However, only your decision can answer this part. Good luck!

Tomolababy

Thank you for your useful explanation. As I edited in my question above, I just wrote to draw my application and I intend to send in a new one as soon as possible as I don't want to jeopardize my daughters' Christmas vacation dreams. Hopefully I will succeed in the new application. Given that I have never written my other legal names in any of my previous applications in the new one I am about to send, what is your advice? And thanks in advance!

Hanky ​​Panky

I am really not the right person to suggest a course of action for a successful application. However, if I were in this position I would apply with the right facts and explain why I did not provide the information beforehand and try to dispel any suggestion that I was trying to hide something or the system to play.

Tomolababy

As I said in my original post, the question on the previous forms was always optional as I have never answered it before. The new form, on the other hand, is structured in such a way that you cannot skip a question because you cannot continue without committing to an answer. Once you have finished filling out the form, the entire form will be displayed on a printable form and you will be able to correct any mistakes before clicking the final submit button. I was able to edit this section from my form like this.

Tomolababy

To my chagrin, I found that even though I had deleted the entire section from my form before hitting "Submit", I had automatically restored that section and also selected a "No" when I finally printed it out for bring him to the interview. answer for me alone. The old form was never like that. I could always ignore the question with the previous forms.