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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.