Thursday, March 12, 2009

How to add or endorse Spouse/ Husband /Wife name of the passport

Just got married and looking for the procedure to include spouse name in the passport, Don't worry.., Its only one day Job..,

The rules have changed, see the new article about new rules to add spouse name.


Documents required.

1. Photo copy of your passport
2. Photo coupe of your spouse passport if she/he has.
3. Marriage Certificate issued by municipality or an equivalent affidavit (click here to download ANNEXURE ‘D’) with supporting evidence as joint photo, marriage card etc. This affidavit is compulsory if your spouse name is changed after the marriage.
4. Valid address proof of your present residence.
5. Completely filled form

Once you have all these documents, Just visit the passport office from where the passport was issued. In the case you are transferred to the new place, then visit the nearest Passport office with a valid address proof, like bank statement, telephone bill etc.


Step wise procedure.

1. Click here to download Form No.II(EAP-II) for Miscellaneous Services
2. Fill the complete form with service required as Adding spouse name.
3. Visit the passport office in the morning session (1000-1230 Hrs)
4. Submit the form along with all the necessary documents.
5. Pay the fee of Rs 300 or Rs 350, please check the passport office for latest fee.
6. Collect the endorsed passport in the afternoon (1530 Hrs onwards)

You are done!!!

If you are an NRI Abroad, then you need to visit the nearest Indian consulate/embassy/mission and follow the same procedure.., but in this case you need a legalized Marriage certificate with APOSTILE stamp from home ministry, Patiala house, New Delhi, India.

If you are an NRI, but temporarily present in India and want to add spouse name, then You can visit any passport office with an affidavit of NRI status.

You can also do the same with fresh passport but it takes longer time and a fee of Rs 1000. If you have lot of things to add in your passport, then better to go for the fresh passport.

The same procedure is applied for Police Clearance Certificate, Deletion of ECR Stamp, Inclusion of Spouse's name and change of address. The same Form is used for renewing a short term validity passport to its full term validity.

175 comments:

  1. Do they issue a fresh passport or add the name in same passport?

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    1. They issue fresh passport

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  2. I want to add my wife s name in my passport but i reside in jabalpur and and Main passport office is in Bhopal for madhya pradesh . now the passport collection office jabalpur says i need to submit the request in bhopal????? can't i submit the request in Jabalpur passport office itself?????

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  3. @dipesh
    They will add the name in the same passport provided that you have atleast few blank pages.

    @Anony
    Since its one day job, you need to goto bhopal and submit the application, you will get back your passport with your spouse name on the same day.

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  4. Hi i have applied my passport from Lucknow (UP) and from last 3 years i am staying an bangalore, now i want to add my spouse name in passport. so can i be able to add my spouse name from bangalore passport office. and what are the docs which RPO will asked (I am not having marriage certificate)

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  5. The information given in dis blog is incorrect.. to add ur spouse or husband name on the passport, you have to refill all the papers and submit all the doc's and go thru the procedure once again..

    Dont give dese kinda information and mislead ppl

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  6. Hi,
    I just want to include the name of my wife in my passport & vice versa also. Both of our passport are issued from Jaipur & we curretnly reside in Mumbai. My wife doesnt need to change her surname. We have our Marriage certificate.
    So, can we do this in Mumbai ??
    If yes, will the passport be reissued or will they just enter the details.
    However, if I go to Jaipur office, will it make any difference? I mean, will the name addition work can be done in one day without the reissue of new passport.
    Which is better option??

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  7. @Surbhit,

    You can do it from any of the office.

    For mumbai,

    Take your current valid Mumbai address proof along with affidavit and marriage certificate.

    It will be done in one day in your old passport under miscellaneous services. You can also update the address if you want.

    The same thing applies to your wife.

    For Jaipur, do the same thing except for the address proof.

    Let me know if you have any problem.

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  8. @vikas

    I agree with you as the same is mentioned under FAQ on passport website.

    @pooja

    Why do you disagree with this blog. In my opinion, one has to make a fresh application only if the Maiden name is to be changed along with addition of spouse name. What do you think?

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  9. Pooja was right, I went to passport office today and they told I need to fill form 1, register online, pay Rs.1000, and get the passport re-issued. And added to this agony, the reason they gave was, in Mumbai it is like that.

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  10. My passport was issued from Chandigarh passport office . Now I stay in Gurgaon (passport office is in Delhi ). I have valid residence proofs for gurgaon residence. Is it possible to get that name added from Delhi Passport office ..

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  11. I need urgent passport for my wife . I came to know about Tatkal passport scheme . But that requires personal verification certificate from any of very senior govt. officer. It is not possible to get that . Is there any other way to get passport quickly ?

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  12. Hi All,

    Please help me, My wife required to add my name in her passport. If we goto passport office , I can get in 1 day or do i need to wait for 1 month to get new passport. Please help me in these ragrd. Also If i want to apply passport for my son , currently i am in London. Do I need to ask my wife to include to my name in her passport before applying passport for my son?

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  13. @veeru

    I understand that you are in London, but is your wife with you or she is in India.

    Anyway.., it does not matter, endorsement of spouse name on the passport is one day job. Please visit your nearest indian post.

    I would be nice (not mandetory)to include the name of husband on your wife passport, however your son should have Birth certificate which shows the parents name. So there should not be any issue.

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  14. If you are in Mumbai, you have to apply for a fresh passport even for a minor thing like addition of spouse's name. TRUST ME, I WENT THERE TO APPLY WHEN I GOT TO KNOW THIS. It will take usual 1 or 2 months.

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  15. i married with foreigner girl in abraod i have anrrige certificate from abraod now i m in india i stay there only 1 months how can i add my wife name in my passport & how long time will be take for this procedure

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  16. i m married with foreigner girl in abraod & i have marrige certificate issued in abraod . now i m in indis i stay in abroad only one month pls tell me what is the precedure of add the wife name in passport

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  17. the easiest way to add your wife name abraod where you married.

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  18. but now i m here in india i was abraod only for 1 month how can i add my wife name in passport inindia what is procedure to add name here

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  19. well, the process is same.., the only thing is marriage certificate should be identified by the indian passport authorities. So better to contact them.

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  20. I am in mumbai, i want to apply for my year old kids passport, is it mandatory to add spouse name in either of the parent, and if i add my name in my wife passport, whose addess proof is required i.e. my or my wife. As we have not change any information in passport after marriage like address. we have a marriage certificate. Please guide as i want to do this in month time for PR in aust.

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  21. address is not a big issue. Just take your marriage certificate along with any current utility bill/bank passbook etc with curent address. It will solve yoru problem.

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  22. Hai vikas,
    i want to add my spouse name in my passport , can we apply in head post offices since the passport offices are always crowded .
    madan

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    1. Hi All,
      i wanted to add my spouse name in my passport....so now i got new passport....but i m very confused on addition of my spouse name......they added my spouse name in hand written not to print my husband name....i don't know , it will work for applying H4 visa....it came in 2 days actually with addition of my spouse name on old passport....what should i doo....please anyone suggest me....ASAP.

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    2. Yes, It is widely accepted even if it is hand written. Please note there is an stamp from the passport office on the same page.
      Please use the photocopy of this page along with main pages of the pages to show your spouse name.

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  23. Madhan,

    The part of the passport office accepting application for misc services is not that much crowded.

    You cant apply to endorse spouse name from the post office.

    However, if you are planning to make fresh application for renewal of passport, then you can do that.

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  24. Hi Vikas..

    I am an Indian working in France and soon getting married. MY wife doesnt want to change her surname after marriage.
    I could get few answers from the comments in the blog however, I still have few doubts....

    1) Is it mandatory to endorse the spouse's name in the passports??? What issues do you think can arrise if one does not endorse the names???

    2) My passport is issued from Jaipur and her's from Delhi. So which passport office should we go to endorse??? Since I have been living in france, which address should I mention as a address proof???

    3) I have few days to stay in India therefore I need to confirm that How many days does it take.

    4) Will they issue new passports for both of us??? If so, I guess it will take more time...

    Thanks in advance..

    ASoni...

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  25. Answers for ASoni as per my knowledge
    Q1) Is it mandatory ... the names???
    Ans: It is advised to add spouse name in the passport if you want to go abroad. For some countries it is mandatory and for some you just have to show the legalized marriage certificate. Check what is required for France.

    Q2) My passport .. address proof???
    ANS: As an NRI, you can endorse her name from Indian embassy in France. But it would too complicated. If you are in Visiting India then once you have your marriage certificate and then you both can goto Jaipur. Since your passport is issued from Jaipur, you can give the same address proof that you have given last time. For your wife also they should accept at Jaipur, if not then goto Delhi.

    Q3) I have few ... days does it take.
    ANS: If you have marriage certificate or (affidavit if accepted) ready then its one day job. The endorse the name on one of the pages of passport.

    Q4) Will they ..will take more time...
    ANS: I dont think they will issue new passport if you have blank pages left in your passport.

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  26. right now i am in saudi & wife is in india. I need to endorse my name in wife's passport.Is it neccssary for me to go with my wife to passport office or my wife can go alone.

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  27. Technically, you cant endorse YOUR's name in your WIFE's passport. Your wife is suppose to do this by going personally to the Passport office with marriage certificate and current address proof. You need not to be there to do so.

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  28. Thanks a lot Vikas for all your valuable info. Would also like to know how long it will take to change the address and include spouse name together.Will my husband's original passport be asked for verificaion?But he is abroad now.

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  29. Hi, It is advisable but not mandatory to add your spouse name and change address in your passport. Its all your personal decision and your spouse need not be present for this cause.
    I am sure that endorsing spouse name is one day job but unsure about the change of address.

    What is suggest you to for spouse name and the you can update your address when you renew your passport. As you can use passport as your identity and current utility bill as address proof.

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  30. Hi,

    Can someone please tell me if it is compulsory to change wifes name after marriage in Christianity under Indian Law?

    Thanks,
    SB

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  31. Hi,Thanx for this blogs,But still i have some doubts, Actuallay i have to leave to South Africa within a month with family, But my child dont have passport for which i want to apply, 1. is it compulsary to endorse my name in my wife passport
    2. is it compulsary to change my wife address to my address
    3. whos passport should i use for my child passport preparation
    4. which address will reflect in my child passport
    5.is there any problem for preparation of child passport if parents have different addresses in their passports
    6. is it possible to do the endorsement procedure in dictrict passport offices(Namely Kadapa,Andra Pradesh), if not where can it possible in Andhra Pradesh


    kindly suggest me

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  32. 1. is it compulsary to endorse my name in my wife passport
    ANS: Yes, it is if you both have passport. It will take only one day to do.

    2. is it compulsary to change my wife address to my address
    ANS: No, give your present address with utility bill.

    3. whos passport should i use for my child passport preparation
    ANS: Both passport, but give your current address

    4. which address will reflect in my child passport
    ANS: your present address where you live.

    5.is there any problem for preparation of child passport if parents have different addresses in their passports
    ANS: The should not be any problem, just give the current address. so that verification can be done.

    6. is it possible to do the endorsement procedure in dictrict passport offices(Namely Kadapa,Andra Pradesh), if not where can it possible in Andhra Pradesh
    ANS: I have no idea about it. please go to the local office and ask them. I am 100% sure that it can be done in your nearest passport office where you living.

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  33. Useful link.

    http://passport.gov.in/pms/Addition%20of%20Spouse%20Name.htm

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  34. Hi,
    1)can u please tell me how do i obtain my babies passport as a single parent.my passport does not have my hubby's name and we are not legally divorced but separated.we do not have marriage certificate.
    2)will a gazette copy accepted in passport office as i have changed by babies name.
    i need my babies passport urgently as i am being sent to U.K for 3 years from my office and i cant leave my 6 months old baby alone here.please help

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  35. Hi,
    For babies passport, please read go through the following link
    http://passport.gov.in/cpv/checklist.htm
    and read
    (3) When applying for a minor’s passport attach:

    This is the passport document check list. It will give you a clear idea about what do you need.

    I would advice you to go with the same name as he has in his birth certificate, but if you dont want to do that, you can go through (B) CHANGE OF NAME on the same page.
    Let me know if you have some questions

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  36. Hello
    I want to add my husband's name in my passport.Right now my husband is abroad and am staying with my parents in Tamilnadu for the past 1 year. My husband's home is in Mumbai and we(husband and I) were staying in Pune as both of us were working there.What all documents should i submit to get my spouse name added and which address proof will i have to give? Please help.

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  37. Hi LG,

    From where your passport was issued?

    Vikas

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  38. Hi, My Name is mahesh i stay in london on Tier 1 Visa recently got married my wife is in india and would like to arrange her dependent visa, So what would be better, to issue her new passport with my name or is there any option where i can call her ASAP on dependant visa

    Do Help me

    Thanks
    Mahesh

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  39. Hi Mahesh,

    She needs valid passport, marriage certificate showing relationship and other documents that you might be already aware as tier 1 permit holder.

    If she already has a passport, then she can endorse your name, address change etc and then apply for the visa with her old passport. Tell her to keep her old family name in the passport. This would be faster than applying for fresh passport. I hope it helps you

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  40. Its no more one day work in chennai passport office. I went and submitted for spouse name addition. paid Rs.300 and produced all documents like marriage certificate, photocopy of passport pages etc... They verified, collected and told us it will reach us in 10 days in speed post. Also told they will add the name is same passport at a blank page (and not in new/re-issue of passport) Im counting days to get back my passport as i need to appear for my VISA PA.

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  41. This is a good information Provided for endorsing spouse name in Passport

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  42. Hi Vikas,
    I have some doubt about the new passport. Currently i am in Germany and and my wife in india. I want to bring her to Germany. But she doesnt have passport. She will apply for fresh one now.But the doubt is where she should apply for a passport and with which name. currently she is staying at her parrent home and having all addres proof of there only. She does not have any address of my permanant address. could please tell the procedure what to do. Should she apply for a passport with surfame as her parent and from parent plance only or she can apply from place but what the doucument need to be submitted for the new passport. Please suggest me . Thanks Chandra

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  43. Hi chandra,

    Dont worry about the address, She need to apply for the passport from where she is actually staying. It does not matter whether she is staying with your parents or her parents.

    She needs a supporting document as an address proof. (any utility bill, passbook etc). Unfortunately address proof of her father will not be accepted. She must show address proof of her name.

    Let me know if you have any question.

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  44. Hi Vikas,
    I have some doubt about my wifes passport.

    Currently i am in Germany and wife is in india. I want to bring her here in germany.
    But the problem is that she does not have her passport and want to apply now.

    what way she can apply ..

    1) she is staying at parent place and she has all documents for address place
    and identity proof from her parent place only.
    Can she apply for a passport with my surname but addres proof from her parent palce ? or she will apply with
    her parentäs surname but will endorse my name in her passport.

    Please suggest in this case. will it be any probelm later.

    2) can she apply from my place but she does not have a address proof to apply from there.
    can she submit the utility bill(which in the name of my father) as a address proof and her
    election card as identity proof.

    Thanks in advance.
    Chandra

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  45. Thanks for info vikas.

    Can she submit Election cards and/ a newly open bank /postal passbook as a address proof.
    Or if she stays with my parent, can she submit the electricity bill(whihc is in name of my parent) as a address proof. Please let me knwo which one is better a proof of address.

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  46. Hi Chandra,

    Pls answer following

    1. Her bank account address is yours home or her parents home.

    2. How old is bank accoutn.

    3. What is the address on your passport? is it your parents home or some where else.

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  47. 1. Her bank account address is yours home or her parents home.
    Ans : her bank account is her parents home

    2. How old is bank accoutn.
    Ans: more than a year

    3. What is the address on your passport? is it your parents home or some where else
    Ans : it is not parents home. somewhere else.

    Pleas suggest me what to do.

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  48. then its advisable to apply from her parents home.

    She can submit voters identity card and bank statement. I hope she has the same address on voters ID card.

    School certificate or Birth certificare (if born on or after 26.01.89)

    Marriage certificate for spouse name.

    Choosing surname is her decision, but if she choose her own, then less docs are required and if she choose your surname then she need to provide photocopy of your passport, marriage certificate etc

    You can find more details on
    http://passport.gov.in/cpv/checklist.htm

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  49. Thank you Vikas. it is really a helpful.

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  50. Hey Vikas , Thanks for providing info for 3 long years..Now i am in need of direction here . I got married a year back , and i am supposed to fly to Belgium in 2 months from now.Our passports were issued from Ahmedabad RPO but we are staying in pune for last one year .I require PCC for both of us to travel. The people in Ahmedabad RPO asked me to add my spouse's name in my passport and vice versa + change in address in my wife's passport.I also procured PVCs for both of us from Ahmedabad Police HQ.But many collegeues of mine flew without any such changes in their and their spouse's passport(none of them were from gujarat).So what shall i do in that case ? They will take 10 days for making changes in both of our passports and 7 additional days for PCC . And Belgium Consulate already has asked for triple legalization of Marriage Certi , so they do not demand changes in passport , But Ahd RPO authorities are ..

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  51. Hi Neel,

    If embassy is not asking you to make such changes, then you dont have to worry about.

    Some of the embassy does ask for wifes name endorsed in the passport.

    I dont know rules about belgium, If they are happy with legalized marriage certificate, then just apply for the visa, there would not be any problem.

    If they are also asking for endorsement of wife's name, then you can do it either in Pune or in Ahmedabad. Contact the RPO for that, I dont think PCC is required for that.

    However if you want to change address, which is not required for visa purpose, I am sure PCC is needed.

    Moreover rules are changing day by day, so contact Passport office or visit website for current rules.


    Let me know if you have more questions.

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  52. Hi Vikas,

    I want to add spouse name in my passport but i have valid H1 visa. It this process effect my visa staus in any way? I mean will they issue new passport or just will just include spouse name in present passport itself? If they issue new passport ,will they cancel present passport and visa also? I 'm worried as i got my visa stamped recently.

    Thanks,
    Deepika

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  53. Hi Vikas,

    Thanks for your efforts in this topic.

    I recently got married and had to move to Tokyo, (I'm not an NRI but here in Tokyo for a long term project)

    My wife received her passport which she applied before marriage, so got to endorse spouse name in her passport for applying a dependant visa for Japan

    I have few queries, could you pls help...

    1) Under Documents required section - Will a photo copy of my passport will be enough to endorse my name in my wife's passport, If it is acceptable then - Do i need to attest (sign on it)

    2) She does not want to change her family name, but only address change (to my address), will my passport copy and marriage certificate be enough for it

    Regards,
    Manu

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  54. @deepika

    Rules are changing, so check whether they will issue new passport or endorse name in the current passport.

    Moreover, if they issue new passport you will still hold your old passport which has visa stamped. Then you can carry both of your passports along with you.

    @Manu
    For Address change, you must give a current address proof followed by police clearance certificate.

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  55. Hi Vikas,

    Doing a great job in helping out people like us.

    I am newly married, my wife doesn't have a passport, am going to apply a new one for her. In the passport office, they asked me to add my wife's name in my passport, and then use it as a proof while applying for her.I got stamped recently for L1 visa, will they issue me a new passport or add my wife name to the existing passport?

    Secondly, Can i add my name as her surname for the passport even if the initials in the degree and school certificates reflect her father's.

    Regards
    Sheik

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  56. @sheik

    Rules are changing, so check whether they will issue new passport or endorse name in the current passport.

    Moreover, if they issue new passport you will still hold your old passport which has visa stamped. Then you can carry both of your passports along with you.

    You can decide which family name to carried out, but addition of your family name require additional certificate.

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  57. i got married 7 months back in bihar and m putting up in delhi and now i want to endorse my husband name on my passport. so how shud i go for that? also i hv made my passport in delhi so can i get my marriage certificate from delhi to get my husband's name on my passport??? my husband is in oman n i hv to also go thr. but vdot marriage certifcate family visa is not possible. so how shud i go for it?? kindly guide me genuinely. thanks.

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  58. Hi...
    I got married in the year 2009. Now both of us are in US. I would like to add my husband's name in my passport.
    I will be going to India within few months for few days, my husband won't be accompanying me. Could you please let me know the details required to add my husband's name in my passport.
    My passport was issued at Visakhapatnam and my husband's at Hyderabad. Now to which office should I got to add my husband's name in the passport?
    And what should I show as my address proof?
    Is my husband's passport necessary at the time of his name addition in my passport? How long will it take to complete this procedure?

    Thanks a lot!!!

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  59. Hi vikas,
    I am moving to dubai with famly accomodation Visa in weeks tme , I got married . Can I go to passport office and include name in passport for both of us or can I include only my name into my wifes passport and I shall do it in Dubai. since she is going to come to dubai in months time.

    Regards,
    Prakash

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  60. Hi Vikas,
    Thanx for ur efforts to help and guide us.
    I have a problem, while applying for passport, due to oversight by my agent (who had applied for my passport), my marital status was mentioned as 'Single'. My spouse's name wont be there on the passport. i have noticed it but Then rectification would haved delayed the process further as i wanted it very urgently for my job purpose, hence we proceeded with the same application.
    Now, how can i rectify it and what should be done to add my spouse's name as i have already got my passport..

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  61. Hey Vikas,

    My wife needs to add my name to her passport and change the address as well to my residential address. What documents should she carry and what would be the fees?

    Thanks
    Arnab

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  62. hello vikas,

    Actuly i wanted to take out my husband name from my passport what n all doc need can u help me please.... Please mail to my mail id kowsar_w@yahoo.co.in

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  63. Hi Vikas

    I am in Abu Dhabi with a valid visa and my wife in India.She does not have passport.I plan to apply for her new passport in india.For that,i need to endorse wife name in my passport at Indian Embassy,Abu Dhabi.With the endorsed photocopy of my passport and ration card,she can apply for a new passport in India.

    My query is:

    Will the indian embassy do the endorsement of wife name in my passport if i only have the marriage certificate issued from the registar of marriage attested by home department,India without her passport ?

    Thanks
    Ahammed

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  64. Hi Vikas

    I am in Abu Dhabi with a valid visa and my wife in India.She does not have passport.I plan to apply for her new passport in india.For that,i need to endorse wife name in my passport at Indian Embassy,Abu Dhabi.With the endorsed photocopy of my passport and ration card,she can apply for a new passport in India.

    My query is:

    Will the indian embassy do the endorsement of wife name in my passport if i only have the marriage certificate issued from the registar of marriage attested by home department,India without her passport ?

    Thanks
    Ahammed

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  65. hi vikas

    i am from tamilnadu,my passport was issued from Delhi when i was working there. at present i am working in west indies. in one month i am getting married in tamil nadu, my fiancé passport issued from chennai. i have to add my wife name also she has to do the same thing. can you please guide me where i suppose to take my passport to delhi? or nearest passport office in tamilnadu with valid address proof? i think my wife can apply in chennai passport office.i am basically an NRI , so please guide me how can i add my spouse name in my passport? or do i need to change my delhi address to tamilnadu address? or without changing address can i add my spouse name?

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  66. Hi! I got recently married and currently working in Dubai,UAE. I want to bring my here in Dubai. My passport does not bear her name but my name is endorsed in her fresh passport. Now tell me whether it is mandatory to have my wife's name in my passport to apply Residient visa for Dubai and I have marriage certificate also. Please kindly advise on this matter.

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  67. Hi Vikas,
    I had applied for addition of spouse name in my wife's passport.When I received the passport after a week,I found it to be endorsed as below:-
    "The Holder's name on the last page is corrected and can be read as **** (my name)".
    Please advise if this is how spouse names are added as I am confused with their terminology.TIA

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  68. hi vikas, i want to have information regarding a urgent passport for my 5 months old baby but the problem is-

    1. both the parents passport has been issued from Lucknow & now we are living in pune.
    2. We have marriage certificate, but my name is not endorsed in my husband's passport.
    3. my passport has the original name(before marriage)& address of my parents home.
    4. we are living in rented house in Pune.Baby is born in pune itself.

    NOW can baby's name can be endorsed in her mother's passport?

    if i need to endorse my name in my husband's passport, how much it'll take, in pune & documents required.

    what costis involved in it?

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  69. hello vikas,
    i need to add my husband name in my passport.he's staying in Gurgaon and recently shifted to a rented house.i'm staying in vizag n my passport was issued in vizag.what all doc do i need to carry n how many days does it take to change with the name and the the present address and what would be the fee for it?...please do the need for me
    mail id-- sowmyayedavilli@gmail.com

    thanks & regards
    sowmya

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  70. Hi Vikas

    I want to add my husband's name in my passport as it is a requirement of the US visa consulate. This is for L2 Visa. Is it possible to add husband's name and also retain the maidens name? How do we go ahead with the procedure? please suggest.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sheetal

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  71. I'm an Indian origin living in Srilanka but married to an Indian, my marriage was held in SriLanka hence i got my marriage certificate in Lanka. Now my wife is in India for deliver a Baby. Now i have the OCI (Overseas India Citizen) My marriage certificate is also attested by the Indian High Commission/ Embassy.

    1. Will they accept my marriage certificate from Srilanka?
    2. What are the documents required to add my name in my wife's passport?
    3. What are the other documents required for the child's passport?


    Appreciate your prompt reply... Situation urgent.


    Regards
    Bazeenga...

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  72. Hey Vikas...Splendid Work Mate...

    Got a query for you...I am a British Citizen but my parents live in Mumbai and i have enough address proofs on my name in Mumbai..I am gonna get married in Court in December and get married Religiously in March again next year..My wife has recently acquired her passport from Jaipur..Now can she add my (husband) surname in her passport?? Is it required to do so?? If yes does she have to do this in Mumbai or Jaipur?? She don't have any address proof on Mumbai for now..Apart from Marriage certificate, wedding photos, application form,Copy of my British passport is there any other documents required?? How long does it usually take?? Thanks

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  73. Dear Vikas,

    I am hindu and got married but because of some problem i am unable to settle my life with my wife and got married with other girl and without legal divorce. in my passport her name (First wife) is there, i want to endorse my name in my second wife's passport, tell me what will i do. Passport people asking for my passport copy for adding the name. Could you please suggest me what should i do.

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  74. Dear Vikas,

    I am going Dubai in Jan 2012 and i had sent Passport copy to the company for VISA Purpose.
    My wife Passport is not having my Name endorsed or not even her named is changed After marriage.
    i had visited Ghaziabad Passport Office and came to know that i had to fill all the documents and Submit fees of 1000 again and new passport will be issued and it will take 1 month time.
    is it true or not? what should we do? you said endorsement only takes single working day.
    should i donot change any thing in India but when we go to Dubai there we will do all the formality.

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  75. Hi,

    When it comes to Name change, address change and endorsing name of husband, then you have to apply for a fresh passport.
    Vikas

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  76. HI,

    I got married with Indonesian wife, For the addition of spouse name in my passport, Can it be done in India with her indonesian passport or do via Indian consulate in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    I need the name addition to apply for her PIO.

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  77. it is better to do that in Indonesia.

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  78. Hi Vikas,
    I have to apply for my newborns passport asap. After alot of difficulty I managed to get the documents sorted in the way that the office wants them. When I finally go to meet the passport officer to request for a Tatkal, I am told that the application cannot be processed because there is no spousal endorsement and that I will have to get that done first. The processing time for just this is about 1 month and I have to leave for overseas by Feb 5th. Thing is, when I told the passport officer that I can provide my marriage certificate, he said no. I have also provided my sons birth certificate that clearly provides information about his parents. Doesn't this make sense? What are your views?
    Secondly, can I get the reissued passport via Tatkal?

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  79. We have to go according to what officers are asking, not with what we have.
    please try to go according to requirement and all the things take time.
    In tatkal also, you will have to provide the same docs, I suppose.

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  80. Hi Vikas,
    I am studying in canada and i just have my first name Manisha on my passport. Having a bit trouble here, because in canada government need last name for everything. any ways. Now I am coming to india to get married. can I add my husband's last name to my passport, as I don't have any on mine. How long it will take as i am coming for 3 weeks only. what documents would I need. Its really urgent.I would appreciate your help.

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    1. Hi Manisha,

      In case you don't have last name, you can use your first name as last name.

      You can add your husband's family name after marriage, but all you have to apply for a new passport with lot of docs. I think you ask Indian embassy in Canada, if you bring marriage certificate from INdia (go for registered marriage) then can you apply for the name change from Canada.

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  81. Hi Vikas - Very good information and nice of you to respond to people's queries.

    I need to add my wife's name to my passport, do i need to apply for a new passport for her or can they amend the existing one?

    She does not have any address proof for my house, what kind of address proof can i give for her?

    thanks

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  82. Apart from the identity documents, I think she needs
    1. marriage certificate,
    2. birth or school certificate showing the DoB and name before marriage
    3. Your passport with current address.
    4. Or any other combines address of yours, I mean joint bank account statement, ration card etc.
    She needs to prove that she is staying at your address for more than one year, I mean you have completed one year of marriage.
    I hope that helps.

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  83. Hi Vikas

    1. Can my wife get Dependent visa if her name is not endorsed on my passport, can we simply show marriage certificate ? for Canadian Visa ?
    2. For new born baby's passport, do both of us have to get our names endorsed on each other's passport ? or is it enough if my wife has my name endorsed on her's passport?

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    1. Hi Anshul,
      I don't know the rules about canadian visa. Please check with them.
      For your new born baby, If you are showing both parents passport then you should have names endorsed on each others passport. You can show only one passport to get new passport for your little one, but it could take longer.

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  84. Hi Vikas, Thanks for the reply !!

    One more problem, the address on my passport is no longer valid as we sold that house. Now I am living on rent and that too I have changed recently (< 1month). Is there any police verification in case of address change ? Is it possible that I get my spouse's name added but do not change my address on passport ? Will they dispatch it to my current address if I supply proof? Do they dispatch the passport or I can take it back from the counter ?

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  85. apply for addition of spouse and change in address by filling from 2. YOu need to submit marriage certificate and current address proof. I think this will be done in one day.

    Then apply for fresh passport for your baby.

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  86. hi vikas I want to change my wife maiden name, address and add spouse name in her passport should I have to apply for new passport or can be done with the old passport

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  87. Hi Vikas...I'm Abi from Chennai. I applaud the wonderful guidance you are giving...

    I need to add my husband's name in my passport. But his passport shows a Trichy address for which i dont have any proof. My passport shows a Chennai address. We are currently living in a rented house in chennai for which we don't have any proof except the Gas Bill and rental agreement. I dont want to change my maiden name. Both of us dont want to change our addresses either coz then we'll have to change the address in all our other documents. Is it possible to just add the spouse's name without changing name or address? I would really appreciate if you could help me out in this matter.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Abi

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    1. yes it is possible add spouse name without changing the maiden name and address.
      For this, please file up Form No.II(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/miscell.pdf) and submit it along with marriage certificate, photocopy of spouse’s passport (if he has one) and proof of stay (if the present address is different from the one in the passport). It means apply to the same passport office where your passport was issued.
      You need to submit the marriage certificate and an affidavit (if asked)
      I hope it should work and you will get your passport on the same day.

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  88. I hold an indian passport my wife is a filipino citizen holding a filipino passport i have my marriage certificate from the philippines i want to endorse my wifes name on my passport what should i do.....

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    1. Please contact Indian embassy in Philippines with your passport and marriage certificate.

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  89. Hello
    This is a very useful blog and very clear than our RPO sites thankyou for this.

    i hold a passport issued by trichy RPO,can i apply in ChennaiRPO to add my wife's name in the passport.My current stay address is different from permanent address.Can we use bank statements as address proof as the votersID address is different from current stay address.

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    1. Hi,
      I think you can use nationalised bank's statements and/or passbook.

      Electricity, water or telephone bills can also be considered as your address proof.

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  90. Hi
    thankyou vikas,one more help can we use church marriage certificate to add spouse name or is it compulsory for munciplaity issued one.
    thanks in advance

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    1. No idea, I think you can submit an affidavit along with your church marriage certificate.

      Starting 2006, Govt made all the marriages to register. Please check with your marriage registration office.

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  91. hi
    i have valid marriage certificate and my wife possess a passport with her new name, due to some circumstances i had to leave india and could get her name endorsed in my passport..
    since now i am left with oly 2-3 pages in my passport i am planning to get a new one and get my wifes name in it..
    another issue i have is i have 4 valid visa in it so kindly advice
    thanks
    ali

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    1. you can carry both passports together.

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  92. Hi Vikas,
    Kuddos for such a nice blog, I am in US, i have to apply passport for my wife, i have marriage certificate and a joint bank account, Is that enough or will they be needing my passport for verification or a photocopy of my passport is enough. Please let me know.

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    1. from where are you applying? Is she Indian citizen?

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  93. Hi Vikas,

    I am in UK. I am going to India for delivery in a week or so. When I am in India, I would like to add my spouse name to my passport. Where and how can I get my NRI certificate?

    - Suba

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    1. your passport, visa and immigration stamp shows that you are an NRI. you can make an affidavit if you want to show that you are an NRI.

      Moreover, If you want to apply at the same passport office from where your passport was issues, then you don't need to declare that.

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  94. Hi vikas

    Is it important to get wife"s name endorsed in the husband's passport whereas wife has husband"s name in her passport. We are traveling to Europe for tourist visa ... For France / Swiss... Please let me know if wecshould get endorsed my wife name in my passport(my passport was renewed before my marriage and my wife passport was renewed after my marriage so she has my name in he passport)


    Kindly help ASAP we are short of time.

    Thanks
    Anul

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    1. for some of the Schengen visa issuing Embassies, It is mandatory to have Spouse name endorsed on the passport. Only one's passport does not help. So please check with the embassy where you are applying the visa. If they have asked specifically for the endorsement, then you must need it.

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  95. hii vikas...i have applied for the passport before my marriage and i got to submit the necessary documents for the issue of the passport now after the marriage....in the documents to be submitted there was a notory/affidavit to be given which has got a column married/single.....wat shud i mention there.......married or single......expecting reply soon as today is the submission for the docs and got to know about the problem just yesterday.......

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    1. It is better to say married and also submit the relevant documents with a supporting covering letter that your status has been changed to married after you first submitted the application.

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  96. Dear vikas,
    I am in Dubai, I am coming to india for 20 days, during that period i want renew my passport.I am staying in the same address mentioned in my passport. In the present address whether i have to fill up Dubai address or india address. No change in the permanent address.
    Will u please reply.

    Regards.
    Padmanabhan

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    1. sometimes 20 days are not sufficient for passport renewal, try to do it from Indian embassy in Dubai if possible. That will be faster and easier.
      http://www.indembassyuae.org/drupal/OrdinaryPassport

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  97. hi Vikas,
    My wife having passport in her own address with my name. i want to add her name in my passport and change from my address to her address. what kind of document needed for changing my address to her address and adding her name.

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  98. Hai Vikas,
    I want to add my wife's name in my passport and change my address to wife's address.. what kind of documents required.

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    1. Your marriage certificate and an address proof to show that you are living at your wife's address (Bank statement/Utility bill/Driving Licence etc)

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  99. Hi,
    PP officers have put only my wife's first name in the spouse section, and no Middle and Surname [Husbands name]. I wanted to update, can this be done by endorsement or they will require reissue of passport.
    Also for change of address do they endorse of reissue the passport

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    1. Its better to request a new passport in your case to avoid confusion.

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  100. Hi Vikas,
    Nice info on the blog. Here is my complete case:
    I and my wife got passport before marriage so does not have each other's

    name in it. My wife have her home address in her passport. We have marriage certificate with our names as we had before marriage. I have my Old

    rental house address in my passport, where I do not live now. Right now I

    am in US since last 18 months and will be going to India for two weeks in

    next month. My wife is in India and we have our new borned baby in india.

    We both have valid US VISA stamped on our passports. Our main aim is to

    get baby's passport. Now I have following questions:

    1) Do we need to make any change in our passports. if so, what are the

    minimun changes required in our passports to get our baby's passport?
    Is it fine to just add my name in wife's passport without changing

    anything in my passport and no change in addresses.

    2) How much time this process will take?

    3) Does my presence is required to apply baby's passport? If it is only

    one time activity we do it while I am in india?

    4) How about impact on VISA stamping if there is any change in our

    passport. Could there be any issue in VISA?

    5) Can I change my address in my passport to my new parmanent address in

    India even I did not stayed there since last two years?

    6) Is it fine NOT to change wife's surname?

    Please advice. Let me know if you need any info from me. Thanks in advance.

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    1. 1. Don't worry about your passports. While making the application say that you both live in USA and your wife came to India for the delivery. I am sure you must be having Childs birth certificate and an address proof where your wife is staying. Submit passport copies, visa copies, and a coverting letter (for your case) signed by you and attested by the nearest Indian embassy/Consulate abroad.

      2. As per the passport site, the processing time is 15 days but it could take longer.

      3. Not really, your wife can submit annex G (https://passport.gov.in/cpv/ANNEXUREG_consent.htm) and you can submit an Sworn Affidavit duly attested by the nearest Indian embassy/Consulate abroad.
      4. N/A
      5. You can change, but its not required.
      6. Yes, its fien to keep the same surname.

      Ref:
      https://passport.gov.in/cpv/faq.htm
      https://passport.gov.in/cpv/checklist.htm

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  101. Hi Vikas,

    My passport was issued from Pune and has Pune address (Rental) and My wife's passport issued before marriage and has Varanasi's address (comes under Lucknow passport office). Now we stay in noida for just 5 month only. I would like to add my wife's name to my passport and vice versa.

    I guess it will require to re-issue of passport. How do I approach in my case ?

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    1. Please approach your nearest passport office to your current address with your marriage certificate and a recent presctibed address proof.

      Please see answer to question 8 at this link to find the answer of your query https://passport.gov.in/cpv/faq.htm


      You can quote this to PRO or RPO if they deny to endorse the spouse name.

      They will endorse the name on the old passport.

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  102. I have two queries-
    i) Do I need to get my marriage certificate attested before approaching Passport office?

    ii)What is prerequisite to get APOSTILE Stamp on marriage certificate. Can I carry my marriage certificate directly to Patiala House office or do I need some kind of attestation before approaching Patiala house?

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    1. i) No need of attestation of marriage certificate for passport certificates in India.

      ii) For apostile stamp, you need attestation from home ministry of your state. Prior to home ministry you may need district level attestations.
      details here: http://www.mea.gov.in/mystart.php?id=8801

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    2. Hi Vikas,

      I have a query about minors passport. I am a single parent. My husband deserted me and baby right from delivery. Now i want to apply for my baby's passport. I do not have husbands name endorsed in my passport. I have xerox copies of my husbands passport. I have valid marriage certificate. Will it be possible for me to get the passport without consulting my husband?

      Regards,

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    3. From where you are planning to apply?

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    4. Planning to apply from bangalore

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    5. You can apply:
      you need to have
      *Filled application form (online or paper)
      *Proof of Present Address
      *Proof of Date Of Birth of your child
      *Copy of your passport if you have.
      *A Declaration affirming the particulars furnished in the application about the minor as per Annexure 'G'(one parent not given consent)
      http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/AnnexureG.pdf

      I will soon publish an article related single parents.

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    6. Hi,

      But i had been there with these documents. But still they said they need annexure H with my husband's sign. I have checked the passport site. It mentions whatever you said. But not in reality. Do you know anyone who has approached passport cell under such scenarios? I mean any real-time experience which you have seen?

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    7. Go and apply again. If the clerk refuses to accept the application then ask then meet the RPO and explain your situation and also show him the print out of the website. It should help. RPOs are very helpful.

      If it does not work then let me know.

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    8. oh. Thanks a lot. What do u suggest me? Shall i go with normal or tatkaal passport? RPOs means regionl passport office head right?

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    9. Go with tatkal only when you need it urgently. yes RPO means regionl passport officer.

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  103. HI vikas,
    thanks for guiding people who are in millions of doubts about their passport..I have also few doubts.

    1.my husband residing in France, I myself and my newborn kid are planing to go France soon.I wanna apply passport to my new born, as well as need add spouse name in my passport.

    2. when I was applied my passport I was residing in different address now i am in different address.So i have to change my address proof as my kid's passport i need to give the proof for address..I have only one address proof in hand(ration card) for current residant, is that enough to change address (either in takkal or in mormal).

    3. wt are the formalities to add the spouse name, change the address and for the applying new passport for my one month old baby.

    thanks in advance...

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    1. Is your new address in the same passport office jurisdiction?

      For your address, You need to submit one more address proof along with ration card, are you receiving any bill at your current address or do you have a one year old bank account?

      I assume that you have marriage certificate, birth certificate for your child and no objection affidavit from your husband verified/attested by nearest Indian embassy or consulate.

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  104. Hi Vikas,

    I want to apply for re-issue of passport in india, my old passport don't have spouse name on it. I dont want to include the same on the re-issued(new) passport,since we are seperated for last one year. so, is it mandatory to include the wife name in the passport? Please advise.

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  105. Im Raja Kumaravel from Bangalore.I need to add my name,surname and current address in my wife passport and also fresh passport for my 6 months old baby.Do i need to carry my baby with us.Let me know the procedure in detail.

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    1. Your baby should be present along with both the parents in your case.

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  106. Following are queries that still remain.

    1. I wish, it could be as simple as you mentioned. Only thing is that I did not found exact reference that you mentioned. but I found below FAQ on website.
    Q: In case of minor's passport, whose father is abroad, is it mandatory to obtain father's consent to apply for the child's passport? If so, what is the procedure?
    A: If parent(s) of the minor holds a valid passport, then attested photocopy of passport needs to be submitted along with the application form. Spouse name should be endorsed on the parent's passport. If parent(s) hold a valid passport, but spouse name is not endorsed, then they must get the spouse name added in their passport. For this, they have to apply for reissue of passport and get the specified change done in personal particulars
    (Ref: http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/faqServicesAvailable)

    DO you think, we should just go ahead and apply for Kid's passport without having any change in our passport?
    Please let me know, what you mentioned is still valid with current guidelines.

    2. I got Affidavit from Indian Counslate. but now we are confused if, my wife needs to get my name endorsed in her passport or not, before applying for our daughter's passport.

    3. Please provide me exact reference on website, where in it is mentioned that, we can apply for our daughter's passport without endorsing my name in my wife's passport.

    We just stuck and do not have exact information for the next step.

    Please suggest. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Yes, your wife needs to get your name endorsed in her passport. It is clearly mentioned in the ref link given by you.

      The only work around could be that In certain conditions, its not mandatory for both the parents to have the passport to apply for child passport.

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  107. Hi Vikash,
    While a candidate applying fresh and for the first time (who has declaired hiself married and stated spouse's name in the application), does his spouse's name gets automatically endorsed in the passport?
    Pls. reply. This is urgent. Thanks...

    Puja

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    1. It should be.
      Why do you think it should not be endorsed?
      Vikas

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  108. Well I thought so, just wanted to be doubly sure. For me it's very important to have my name endorsed in my husband's passport. Seems it helps in order to apply for the baby's passport later.

    Thanks for the quick response.
    Puja

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  109. Hi Vikash,

    Do you have any information on this:-

    My passport was re-issues from South AFrica this Jan, 2012 and now it contains my spouse name added with my surname.

    However, recently my wife got her passport re-issued from India with her maiden name.

    Now, problem is that how will we can get the new born new passport since name of spouse on my passport is different ? Please advise how can i progress or solve this issue.

    Many thks..

    Sirat

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    1. no idea but try to Apply for your baby passport along with both parents passport, marriage certificate and an affidavit from your wife about name clarification. I think it should work.

      But try to change the family name in your wife's passport to avoid future problems arising during international travel.

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    2. Thanks Vikas..!!

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  110. Hi Vikas, i am Bindu and i need help from you, ya i want 2 add my spouse name in my passport, and its urgent for me,so my question is dat, will be it done in day or it will take many days...

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    1. Earlier it was one day, I don't know how time is needed now. Please contact the nearest Passport seva kendra.

      I think now for the endorsement you will have to apply for a Reissue of Passport under "Change in Existing Personal Particulars"

      This process can take 1 working day (next day) for tatkal applications and three working days for normal applications.

      I hope it helps.

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  111. Hi Vikas,

    Can you please help in this regards, I am Muslim Man marriaged with two wifes. I am planning to travel to Saudi Arabia for Umrha. I hold British Passport and OCI Card. While applying for OCI Card I have only given my second wife name in application and that is about 4 years ago And Now Iam planning to visit holy place with my first wife who holds Indian passport and my Name is already included in her passport. My question is do I need include my first wife aswell in OCI Card before travel if so what is the procedure. Please let me know if possible. Many thanks

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    1. Please note this is just a suggestion as I am not have not come across this.
      I am not sure whether Indian system allows to add two wives. However this is irrelevant to your query as you are visiting Saudi Arabia, therefore you don't need to show or amend OCI card.
      You have the British passport and your wife has Indian passport. You need to apply for Visa from Saudi embassy with supported documents and I am sure you will get the Visa.

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  112. Hi Vikas, Thank you very much my friend for the quick reply and a suggestion. Just one more last question. Do you think it will be ok at airport immigration at the time of Departure. As I said while taking my British passport and OCI Card I have only given my Second wife details and also traveled to india with her quit a few times and now I am planning to travel with my second wife who is travaling first time by Air. Please sugguest me. Many thanks

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    1. Any adult is free to travel without restrictions subject to valid travel documents i.e. passport and visa etc.

      The immigration officers in visiting country might ask the relation as she is dependent on you. It is up to you to prove your status.

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  113. Hi vikas, I got recently married. I need to add my spouse name in my passport and vice versa. I just have attested copy of marriage certificate and copy of her passport. I am based in Malaysia and she is in INDIA?is d copies enough..please advise..she is planning to come in may.so is endorsement compulsory

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  114. Rules have changed. I think you will need to apply for a fresh passport to endorse the name. However please contact the Indian embassy to get the correct answer.

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    1. thank vikas.http://www.indianhighcommission.com.my/other_consular.html#endorsement_spouse

      can you please what is the procedure to add my name in my wifes passport in India.

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    2. Check here
      http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/docAdvisor/reissuePassport
      fill your details then continue to select
      Change in Existing Personal Particulars
      Change of Spouse's Name
      Following Marriage
      Addition of spouse name due to marriage
      You should see the required docs

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  115. now i working in Bahrain, and my would be is in newzealand.he has nz citizenship.actually our marriage fixed on 2014 june. we planned to register our marriage in this July for newzealand visa procedures. we both having only 20 days leave.we can raise the marriage certificate in this period. then how can i add my husband's name in my passport?? i need to come back to bahrain after marriage also.

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    1. If you are Indian citizen then you can add the names from Embassy of India in Bahrain. Check the rules at http://www.indianembassybahrain.com/passport_services.html

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  116. i am indian got married srilankan girl and got married certificate in lanka can i endorse my wife name in high comossion of india in srilanka

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    1. I don't see any reason why you can not endorse in Sri Lanka as long as you have valid marriage certificate issued by Lankan authorities.

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  117. Hi
    I want to add my name in wife's passport and get a new passport for my 1 yr old child , I have taken an appointment for wife's passport , can my childs passport also processed on the same day or I need to wait till my wife's passport is reissued which wud take 1 month or so

    Kapil

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    1. I don't see any reason why you can't make your child's passport application on the same day.

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  118. Hi Vickas,
    I want to add my spouse name in my passport. My wife do not have passport.
    My question is do it really need valid address proof to add my wife name in my passport.
    Is it enough to submit only my address proof. I do not have any separate document which have her name included as proof for resident.

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    1. Address proof is required only if your address on the passport is different from the current address.
      Please submit an attested copy of marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriage and a joint affidavit from husband and wife along with a joint photograph, (Specimen at Annexure 'D') http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/AnnexureD.pdf

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    2. My Address is not changed. Its good to here that my address proof is enough. If i am not wrong, Annexure D is for women applicant. Is it still needed?

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  119. Annex D is a specimen and you can modify according your needs. Although it says for women but it is signed by both husband and wife and can be regarded as proof of marriage.
    As you don't have any other proof (ration card etc) other than your marriage certificate, then annex D can act as a supporting document.

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  120. Hi! I am indian national living in Philippines on Temporary Residence Visa, i was married here with filpino girl, and now i get notice from Philippines immigration to have my wife name to be included on my passport,i went to local Indian Embassy Philippines, where they ask me to first get, an affidavit from indian national that i am not married anyone in india and filipino nation is the only spouse, the problem is i need to first attest that affidavit from SDM OR DM of my place which is UTTAR PRADESH, then same certificate need to be counter attest by the home dep of state concern, which i think is in lucknow, and then counter attest by the PV division of the ministry of external affairs patiala house new delhi, My problem is my parents are old enough to do so, SO MY QUESTION IS, IS IT POSSIBLE IF I COME TO INDIA AND GET MY WIFE NAME INCLUDED IN MY INDIAN PASSPORT, RATHER COLLECTING ALL THIS DOCUMENTS AND THEN GOING BACK TO PHILIPPINES AND GET IT INCLUDED THERE, IF ITS POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE MY WIFE NAME IN MY PASSPORT IN INDIA, PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE PROCEDURE, MY PASSPORT HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM LUCKNOW ITSELF, AND I HAVE MY MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE FROM PHILIPPINES(AS WE MARRIED IN PHILIPPINES)

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    1. What do you mean by affidavit from Indian national? Why they are going to believe affidavit from any Indian national rather than believing affidavit from yourself which you can make being in Philippines.
      Moreover, in some religions people are allowed to have more than one wife, but Indian passport does not allow that therefore they may ask additional documents.

      If you have the marriage certificate issued in Philippines, then first get that attested from India embassy which confirms that its a legal document can cab be used in India, then you can try to add spouse name (Fresh passport) from India, but I am not sure how easy that process would be.

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  121. @Vicky that why i call them crazy coz they are do not want to understand anything, they want affidavit either from parents or from any authorised indian national i asked them,i can give you in written but then they ask me this is the procedure, and they will not attest anything coz they are stubborn and very rude, i have philippines visa attested at my passport, so i dont think i will go for new passport coz if i do so, my old passport will be null and void.... the marriage certificate is authentic with seal here, issued by the govt agency here. so no problem with it, do you know any other way out.

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  122. Hi ,
    I want to add my husband name to my passport.
    I took passport from Guntur.He took passport from Hyderabad.
    But now we are in bangalore.Is it possible to add my husband name to my passport in bangalore?
    If it is yes please let me know the procedure.

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    1. Yes, you both can apply from Bagalore, subject to proper address proof in Bangalore. You both will get a new passport.

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  123. hi,
    my husband want to add my nd our daughter name in his passport
    i have his name in my passport.
    so tell me after this he would get new passport or this could be possible in the existing passport.

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    1. New passport, daughter's name will not be added, she will need a new passport.

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  124. I would like to add my wifes name on a property i have in india
    could some one give me advice on this please.

    Rakesh

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  125. hai, i am working in abudhabi. I came india for my marriage. Now i got married. I need to add my wife name in my passport and my name in my wife's passport. What is the current procedure and what are all the documents required?

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  126. Hi
    I need some information regarding my renewal of passport, holding an Indian one.
    I got married and was in the US but returned back to India within a few months not willing to continue due to personal reasons. My question is , I need to renew my passport -in the section do I say married (divorce is not yet registered & will shortly do so) or separated from spouse.?
    What documents are to be submitted .This is urgent .Would appreciate a quick reply.

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