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Name change in Passport after Marriage

It is often happened with the women in India that they require change of name in passport after marriage, re-married or divorce. If anybody requires change of name in the passport they should submit all the documentary proofs required for it. In general, the marriage certificate is enough. If any person has changed his/her name without any specific reason then they should submit an affidavit for it.

Addition of Spouse Name
Before marriage if you are applying for an Indian Passport then while filling the application form you need to write Not Applicable in the column where Spouse Name is asked. Then a passport with out your spouse name is issued. After marriage if you want to add your spouse name in the passport then you need to apply for reissue of passport with addition of your spouse name. You need to submit your current passport along with the proof of marriage such as marriage certificate issued by registrar of marriage. Then a new passport with your spouse name is issued to you.

Deletion of Spouse Name
If you have added your spouse name in your passport after your marriage then it might be required for you to delete your spouse name if you are divorced or it may be required to you to change the name of your spouse if you are re-married. To delete or change the name of your spouse you need to submit an application form for reissue of passport with name deletion or change of name along with the documentary proofs for divorce or re-marriage or any other cause. Then after verification of the proofs the passport authority will issue you a new passport with deletion or change of name.

Documents Required
The following documents are required for change of name after marriage in passport,

  • A women applying for change of name after marriage should submit Husband’s passport if any, marriage certificate issued by registrar of marriage.
  • Divorcees applying for change of name or deletion of spouse name should submit certificate copy of Divorce decree, dead poll or affidavit.
  • Remarried applicants should submit divorce deed or death certificate for the first spouse and marriage certificate for second spouse.

How to Apply
To apply for a change of name after marriage you need to submit an application form (Form –II) along with affidavit and documentary proofs in the nearest passport office.

Fees Applicable
The change of name after marriage comes under miscellaneous services. For this kind of services they will around 300 to 500 rupees.

Comments

my name before marriage was nitu tiwari.my husband's name is manish katiyar. on my passport after marriage,the passport people have taken the given name as nitu tiwari and surname as katiyar.so the name appears as nitu tiwari katiyar.on my marriage certificate its nitu katiyar. please let me know if there will be any problem in visa? we dont have time to get the name changed on my passport as nitu katiyar.if this name (nitu tiwari katiyar) can create any problem during visa,then let me know the solution so that we dont have to go through the passport name change thing as we dont have that much time now. please send me the reply on my email "tiwarinitu.dit@gmail.com" help will be appreciated. thansk nitu

Dear sir, I Mohsin Agwan from Mumbai India. one of my friend from Rajasthan he's right now in Saudi arab. he's question is he was tell me about his passport in his passport write name of his wife name but actually he's not wife , he is still single in life but one mistake by he's family filled in passport application form write he's wife name because he engage with her in childish but after 7 to 8 year engagement has been brocked or loss because some family affair or problems. my question now i want remove she's name because i am still single please help me how can i change remove her name from passport mail me at : gtcbusiness@gmail.com Regards Mohsin

ear Sir/Madam, My query is I got USA visa on my passport before marriage. It got stamped in UK. After marriage I changed my surname. I received my new passport with new passport number. In my new passport it got mentioned your previous passport got closed. My query will my visa is still valid. I am planning to travel next month to usa. Please help me. Regard's laxmi

Hi Laxmi, I have also the same issue. Please share if you got any reply for your query and did u travelled on US visa issued on maiden name.

I am having a valid passport with my husbands name and surname,but I got khula & Qazi Certificate also (Divorce by mutual consent ) against my husband which has been notorized by Bandra Family Court but I do not have Divorce Degree, what would be the procedure, if i want to change my surname, as I hv been to Worli Passport Office they told me to submit the application with Qazi Cetificate & Khula Papers then they will see what is to be done but I am afraid that once I submit the application papers my passport will get cancelled & I am unable to give them a divorce degree, then I will of no where, kindly help how to proceed as my husband is out of country & he will not co-operate.

Dear Sir /Madam, I kept my name in my Fiance passport before marriage. Unforgettably marriage not happen. What to do ? How it is possible to remove my name from her passport ?

Dear Sir/Madam, I have not registered my marriage and now if I want to apply for passport as married , is there a any other proof I can submit for proof of marriage? Will an affidavit work? There is no change of name after marriage in our community.

Hi Sir, I wud just like to knw if it is possible for me to apply as single for my passeport despite i just got married? wud dat coz a problem to get my visa or passeport? plz if u can reply me as soon as possible thnk u :)

My name is Nina and i have a question For my friend he told me about his passport in his passport write name of his wife name but actually never was as married,,he don't have wife , he is still single in life but one mistake by he's family filled in passport application form write he's wife name because he engage with her in childish but after 7 to 8 year engagement has been brocked or loss because some family affair or problems.he don't have divorce or dead certificate in this kind situation what you need to do to remove the name from the passport my question now i want remove she's name because i am still single please help me how can i change remove her name from passport please replay to me at mrsicn@yahoo.com

i, I'm 54 year old female and a divorce (divorced in 1990). I want to apply for "new passport" but I dont have documents like " birth certificate and divorce papers" which is very much required at the time of applying new passport. Now its kind of urgency for a new passport. Need your help on this. Is there any way I can get my new passport done without these doucments. thx C

i, I'm 54 year old female and a divorce (divorced in 1990). I want to apply for "new passport" but I dont have documents like " birth certificate and divorce papers" which is very much required at the time of applying new passport. Now its kind of urgency for a new passport. Need your help on this. Is there any way I can get my new passport done without these doucments. thx C

i, I'm 54 year old female and a divorce (divorced in 1990). I want to apply for "new passport" but I dont have documents like " birth certificate and divorce papers" which is very much required at the time of applying new passport. Now its kind of urgency for a new passport. Need your help on this. Is there any way I can get my new passport done without these doucments. thx C

Hi, I belong to a village. I got married when I was 12 year old but later in life we decided to depart and now I am married to another women but my passport show my ex-wife name. Our divorce happened infront of village Panchayat which is not valid according to Law. My family is not ready to go to court for this matter. How do I get this done? is Divorce deed by notary is enough? Please suggest. Thank you.

I have passport with my before marriage name, now as i have added a extra surname do i need to take new passport with changes, if i need to travel as dependent on my husband or only marriage certificate will do?

Hi, I am from chennai. I have got married in the year 2011, but dont hav a passport. Planning to apply for tat, my problem is i dont hav marriage certificate but want my husband name to be included in my passport, so tat i can apply my 8 months old daughter too. Can u pls suggest how to proceed or alternative for mrg certificate. Thanks, Farhana

I got married 2 months ago.I am having my passport with pre marriage name. My husbund is working in Dubai and i am planning to there on a dependent visa. Is it mandatory to change my surname in passport in this case or can I continue with my old name if I dont wish to change the name?

Hello, I have applied for passport in 2008 and I got married in 2005. Some how agent not suggest me to add spouse name in my passport and I was not aware of that. Now I have passport without spouse name, I want to add spouse name in my passport now. Is it possible to add spouse name in case marriage date is before from passport issue date?

Hello, I have applied for passport in 2008 and I got married in 2005. Some how agent not suggest me to add spouse name in my passport and I was not aware of that. Now I have passport without spouse name, I want to add spouse name in my passport now. Is it possible to add spouse name in case marriage date is before from passport issue date?

Hello, I have applied for passport in 2008 and I got married in 2005. Some how agent not suggest me to add spouse name in my passport and I was not aware of that. Now I have passport without spouse name, I want to add spouse name in my passport now. Is it possible to add spouse name in case marriage date is before from passport issue date?

Hi I am a divorcee having passport with my earlier marriage name. now I have remarried .I have taken visa for U.S. in the month of december14 and I got remarried in month of March14. so now if I want to change my name on my passport then that visa will valid or again I will have to apply for new visa?

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