Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Rules to add spouse name in the Indian passport

Addition of spouse name in no more one day job as there are no miscellaneous services in the new rules. Now if you want to include the spouse name in the passport you must apply for the Reissue of Passport with the following document.

Documents required to endorse spouse name
  • Old Passport in original with self-attested photocopy of its first two and last two pages, including ECR/Non-ECR page (previously ECNR) and the page of observation (if any), made by Passport Issuing Authority and validity extension page, if any, in respect of short validity passport
  • Proof Of Present Address if different from the address in the passport.
  • An attested copy of marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriag. 
  • AND/OR
  • A joint affidavit from husband and wife along with a joint photograph, (Specimen at Annexure 'D') When joint affidavit is not possible the affidavit should indicate the reason for it.The change in the first name amounts to a substantial name change and the regular procedure for name change should apply.
The new services are operated by http://passportindia.gov.in and much quicker than the old passport services. The service can be located under Reissue of Passport >> Change in Existing Personal Particulars >> Change of Spouse's Name >> Following Marriage >> Addition of spouse name due to marriage.

You can also update the spouse name Following Divorce (Divorcees applying for deletion of spouse name), Following Re-marriage (Change of spouse name due to re-marriage) and Following Separated (Separated applying for deletion of spouse name), however difference documents are required for that.

For NRIs
Check with your nearest embassy/consulate to know the the procedure to endorse the spouse name.

You can also leave a comment if you any question.

123 comments:

  1. Hi Vikas,

    Surya here.. staying in Malaysia, Need your help to clarify on required documents for

    1. Endorse my name in my wife's PP
    2. Change her Surname to my Surname in her PP

    Situation is, Now she's in India and I'm in Malaysia. Can the above 2 things be done at a time? or do we need to apply 2 times seperately?

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    1. Both things can be done at the same time when you apply for a new passport subject to all documents being in order.

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    2. She got her PP.. she was in Malaysia too before. Now she's applying New PP for our baby. So they asked her to endorse my name in her PP. I think we do the above 2 things at a time and baby will have parent details accurately.

      Tell me the check list plz.

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    3. She need to apply for a new passport (new rules) if done from India.

      She need to submit the four documents mentioned in this article. Annex D is for name change as well. It has to signed by both of you.

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    4. But I'm in Malaysia, Its gonna take 2 weeks for me to receive the documents, sign it, send it back. Is there any other way of doing it from here?

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    5. I think Annex D is not required if we have marriage certificate / Memorandum of marriage .. Correct me if I am wrong

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  2. Hi Vikas,

    Deepika here, i want to re issue my new passport with spouse name. my question is that the passport validity would be changed or it would be same as my passport will be expired in the next year.

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    1. Apply for renewal of passport with addition of spouse name, it will be issued with 10 years of validity.

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  3. Hi Vikas,

    Shubhendra here, wanted to get my name added into my wife PP. Is it necessary for her to be present at PP office? or any 3rd person can also go and do the formality?

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    1. She need not to be present but you have to be present with all the necessary documents. some of the documents require her signature as well.

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    2. In case I'm not reachable. Can it be anyone from our family with all the docs?

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  4. Hey Vikas,

    I am applying for re issue of PP on account of MY name change. I also want that my Wife's name is added. I don have the marriage Certificate. the Annexure D mentioned in the PP website has the language that female is changing name on account of marriage.
    Please advise that
    1) is there any other document than Annexure D in case there is no marriage certificate?

    2) should I get Annexure D made as a matter of routine though I am changing my name and the language of Annexure D is that my wife has changed her name !!

    Thanks & regards,

    Mukul Dua

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    1. Name change for an adult male is a long process.
      You can have the rough idea of the process from the this link below,
      http://deptpub.nic.in/forms/forms[10].pdf

      Then you need to contact local Government Gazette office for name change. Once done then you can apply for name change.

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  5. Hi Vikas,

    I want to add my wife's name in the passport and we have marriage certificate in which her surname is different. I want to add her surname as my name. so do we need affividate for it.

    because she has aadhaar card and voter id which has name as her first name and surname as my name.

    still do we need affidivate? or her aadhar card or voter id is sufficient?


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    1. you still need to fill the annex D.

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  6. Hi vikas,


    Need help, I need to add my husband name in my passport, currently he is in Malaysia, what all document I should give and how many days it will take to get new passport

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  7. Hi Vikas,

    I have a very different problem for which I need your expert advice. I was engaged with a boy and at that moment had also applied for my passport as we were planning to go out of country for a honey moon visit. It was applied under tatkal and I received the ppt with his name in the spouse column. No docs were requested for this and none submitted except for his name in ppt application.

    After that unfortunately our engagement broke and I got married to a different person. I was never married to the earlier boy so have all the docs of marriage with my husband. Now I want to change the spouse name to my husband in my ppt. Pls help me as to how to go about it.

    Rajani

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    1. I am not sure what to do. Its purely your mistake as you had filled the application form. I will advise you to go and meet your regional passport officer. You will need to explain your real case and act accordingly to officer's advice.

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  8. Hi Vikas,

    I am going to get married on dec 2013. I am planning to take my spouse to US. as i am currently located to US. I have valid VISA till 2014.

    I would like to know, what are the process to include my spouse name in my passport and vice verse.

    Reissue of passport does it mean, they are going to reissue completely new passport? then what about my VISA and all entry exit information.

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    1. The process is explained above.
      Getting a new passport does not affect the visa. It means Visa is previous passport remains valid until expiry. YOu need to carry both passports.

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  9. hello,
    Im indian married to an italian girl. i need to add her to my passport. but i have a visa for 3 years for canada still going on my pasport, if i apply for reissue of passport, i will be loosing that visa. how can i do to add her in my old passport? or do you have any solution for that? thanks

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    1. Getting a new passport does not affect the visa. It means Visa is previous passport remains valid until expiry. You need to carry both passports.

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  10. Dear Vikas,

    I want to endorsed my husband name on my passport but i dont want to change my last name. Please let me know what is the process. We are doing this to make our son's passport who is a minor. Is it necessary to get my husband name endorse on the passport for minor passport

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    1. You don't need to change your last name in order to endorse your spouse name.
      It is better to endorse your spouse name before you apply for your son's passport.

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  11. hi
    i want to add my wife name in my pp, before marriage her surname was different, so what document we require for that

    parmod bansal

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  12. Hello Vikas,

    Actually we need a Passport for my 2.5yrs old son quickly however, as i understood that, no one's name got endorsed on our passports hence, first we are planning to get it endorsed in my passport with my wife's details and once we get updated/new passport then we will apply for our Son passport in Tatkal.

    However, i have few queries in order to get it done my above job,

    1. Mine and wife's passports issued from HYDERBAD,we are staying in GHAZIABAD since 2008. We have address proof like telephone bills and recently got PCCs and bank statements like that but, we neither want our address get changed nor surnames in Passport and wanted to apply from Ghaziabad nearest RPO. So, would it be possible ?
    2. The passport endorsement,if they re-issue new passport then from which address and wanted to get it don thru Tatkal, is it possible ? and again Annexure F is required for re-issue of passports.
    3. Does if only required to apply for our minor son then Annexure F required ? i understood not required but wanted to make sure ?
    4. In fact, is it really necessary get endorsed of either of parents names in their passport in order to get their child passport issued ?

    5. In any way our case requied Annexure F, then it would be difficult for us to get like from First class megistrate verification get it done on their letter head and so on , is there any way to get a formal process ?

    I really appreciate for your quick and clear response !

    Regards,
    Kumar.

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    1. You can apply from Ghaziabad neatest RPO if you have valid address proof. But your new address will be updated. If you don't want to update your address then you need to apply from Hyderabad.

      For minor passport, it is required to get names endorsed if both parents have passport.

      Do you have a reason to apply for Tatkal? Please reply then I will be able to reply your other queries.

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  13. I like to add my spouse name to my passport. I went to http://passportindia.gov.in/ but don't know which form to use to make those changes.

    Can I fill it out and submit it at my local passport office? or it has to be done online?

    I am confused with this 2 forms. Can someone please tell me which one to use.

    (1) http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/downloadEFormStatic

    OR

    (2)http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/printForm

    Please let me know. Thanks!!!

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  14. Dear Vikas,

    My name is Neha, i got married last year and now i am a mother of a baby boy. I need get passport made of my son. My passport is made from Ghaziabad passport office as i am a native of U.P. I believe i need to get my passport reissued with the addition of my spouse name in my passport so as to get my son's passport made. At the time of our marriage we were working in delhi. Now we are tranferred ( me and my husband) to hyderabad.My confusion is that the change in name will be done at Ghaziabad office only or it can be done anywhere. Please clarify m doubt.

    Thanks.

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    1. It can be done from where you are living for the last one year.
      If you want to keep the same address then you can do it from Ghaziabad office.
      If you want to change address and have enough address proof then apply and living at the address then you can apply from Hyderabad.

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  15. hello vikas,

    I am married 3 years, still my pass port is not updated with spouse name. now I having child of 1 month.
    earlier issued passport has spelling mistake in my father surname.wife is having valid passport but my details are yet to be updated.
    for update of my spouse name and getting a new passport. what I need to do and how much time it will take.

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    1. Hi Vikas,

      I also have exactly same case. Please help by providing information.
      Rgds

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  16. hi,
    im soumya,
    i have a spelling mistake in my name in passport. it is printed sowmya instead of soumya(letter changed).
    plz tell me the procedure to change.
    thanq.

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    1. If you find any mistake/error in the particulars printed in the passport booklet as per the application form submitted, please return the passport for necessary rectification. Any additional fees required to be paid would depend solely on merit of the case as decided by the Assistant Passport Officer /Passport Issuing Authority. . If there is a misrepresentation of facts, then penalty could also be imposed.

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  17. Applying fresh passport with spouse name, is it a must produce Annexure when no marriage certificate
    G Kalivaradan

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    1. Depending on when you marriage was solemnised. If it is in the recent years then you must produce a mariage certificate.

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  18. Yes, it will be better to produce a notarised annexure(I am not sure which one, but you can get details from passport customer care - 1800 258 1800) when you dont have the marriage certificate. You can get this done from a notarising authority (lawyer). Also my word of advise is that, your spouse should apply for passport and when u both do that, both you and ur wife's passports will have the spouse name included.
    WHen you get this done, This will help you a lot when you apply passport for your kids when he/she is a minor.

    One more tip , you can produce a 1 year bank account statement. Here , you need to have your spouse name included in any of ur bank accounts as a joint account holder. You also need to check with the bank , whether your spouse name will appear along with yours in the 1yr bank statement.
    This document can serve as the address proof for both of you.

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  19. Hi vikas ,

    I need to endorse my husbands name into my passport and
    apply for my new born baby s passport which is due on jan 4 th.. my husband is not in india and will be coming in a month . so my question is
    1. should i apply for the reissue of my passport to add my spouse name b 4 applying for baby s passport ? for this should my husband be present here or can it be done without his presence ?
    2. can i apply for reissue as well as baby s passport at the same time when my husband comes to india .
    3. Wat is the duration of getting passport as i need it at the earliest ?

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  20. Hi Vikas,
    I have few questions in the same line as previous questions.

    We are currently in UK and our baby is due in April 2014.My wife is planning to travel back in Feb and return soonest.

    1. Is it mandatory to have the spouse name endorsed in parent passport? Is it mandatory to have endorsement in both parent or mothers passport is ok?
    2. Can I apply for re-issue of passport on behalf of my wife? Is there any other declaration to be furnished in that case?
    3. What is the typical duration of getting the passport endorsed with spouse name?
    4. I am bit confused if I have to apply for endorsement in UK(which reviews say 4-6 weeks timeline). Please suggest.
    5. Can my wife apply for reissue of passport as well as baby passport at the same time.

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  21. An duly attested copy of marrige certificate what does it actually mean by duly attested I have my marriage certificate from registrar of marriage I want to add spouse name in my wife's passport

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  22. Hi vikas,
    i have a query regarding endorsing spouse name in passport.if i dnt want to endorse my spouse name can tat b done.
    I m asking this as we had interreligion marriage.i m still using my maiden name.
    In near future i will go for hajj so at tat time i will hv problem.
    Plz can u advice.its really imp.

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    1. It is not necessary to change your name after marriage, you can keep the same name and surname.
      However, If you are married, you must declare your husbands name.
      But there are people who don't do that still they can get passport. But please mind that you might have problem in future in addition spouse name.

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    2. Thanx a million for reply.
      Sory bt could plz tell me more regarding wat u said in last line tat i will hav prb in future in addition spouse name.
      I m applying for reissue of passport as my passport is abt to expire tat to in tatkaal scheme.
      I wll b declaring tat i m married as my address proff is having his name on it.
      I m nt hiding my maraital status.its jst dnt want to add his name in my passport as i mention my reason tat i will hv prb in doing hajj.
      I m so tensed abt this dnt knw wat to do.i hv to get my passport reissued soon as i hv to tarvel abroad ..
      Plz guide me.it will b grt help

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    3. If you declare you are married then you application in incomplete without spouse name. You will also need to give something as a proof of marriage. This will result in addition spouse name in the passport.

      There could be workaround, please let me know which proof of marriage do you have?






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  23. Thanx alot.i will b providing marriage certificate as a proof.plz let me knw if anything can b done.will wait for ur reply

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  24. Hi,

    Me and my husband hold valid passports .In my husbands passport my name is endoresed,as mine was taken a long back i havent yet endorsed my husband's name in my passport.

    Now that unfortunately we are in the process of gettign divorceed ,i am confused if i should produce our divorce letter as still mine is a maiden one.

    Or continue to renew as it is??Or should i first endorse and then apply for deletion.Please advice.

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    1. You need to have your actual status at the time of passport application.

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  25. Hi vicky,

    i need to add my spouse name and change the address in my passport(my passport was taken before marriage) ,but i dont have any proof of address other than my husband's passport,my question is whether i shall use bank passbook in which i have a joint account with my husband as address proof..

    plz let me know..

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  26. Hey Vikas,

    Faheem here, I'm currently residing in UAE with a valid UAE residence visa & my wife is in India. I want to get my name on her passport. Do I need to be there for the change of name on the passport @ the Indian passport office. If yes then what are doc's required.

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  27. hi vikas
    i want to endorse my husband's name in my passport. i hav our marriage certificate but my husband's passport is not available. wil i hav to produce some other valid id proof for my husband. also note that our marriage certificate does not hav our photographs attached. pls reply asap.
    thank you.

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  28. Hi

    Is it mandatory for one of the parent to have the spouse name endorsed in the passport for applying minor passport. We have the marriage certificate with our passport numbers mentioned in it. But both of us dont have each others name endorsed in our passport. The other problem I have is, my wife doesnt have any of the address proof as per the requirement for address proof as stated in the passport website, we live in a house for which I have the address proofs, is this enough to get a passport for my daughter?

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  29. Hi vikas

    is it mandatory of getting spouse name endorsed for applyng minors passport..can we apply re issue of passport for endorsng name and child's passport at the same time??

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    1. HI Swetha. I am staying in Italy.I have applied for the Passport for my Daughter in India. Simultaneously my wife applied for the endorsement of my wife,s passport on the same date. Actually there is such possibility. With in 3 days my wife got her passport. But i am waiting for my Daughter passport.They said there is no police verification for both. But now the status shows the police verification is pending under local police station.But no police has came till now.So bit confused. So my suggestion is do step by step. First endorse your passport and then apply for your baby.

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  30. Hi Vikas,

    Just wanted to confirm if it is mandate to get spouse's name added to the passport after marriage (is that a hard and fast rule) ? Or can I simply get his name updated once my pp expires?

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    1. It is not hard and fast rule. You can do it once you renew your passport.

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  31. Hi Vikas,
    I need your help as my case is a bit different. I got married to a guy in US and now we are divorced and I have married another guy who is a hindu.I am a muslim and I have only a talaqnama issued by shahar qazi.In my second marriage which i had done per the Hindu Marriage Act (i do have mariage certificate), I want my former husband's name to be removed and my present husband's name to be added. I stay in Delhi frm the past 3 yrs but the pp was issued frm Ghaziabad. Also due to family issues we both are not staying together. What needs to be done in order to get my husband's name changed. Can it be done on Tatkaal basis as we would be flying to Australia soon. PLEASE ADVISE...

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  32. I really have no idea, whether the talaqnama is equivalent to divorce certificate. Please either check with divorce lawyer or with passport office whether they will accept it.

    Once you have the divorce certificate, things should be easy and you should be able to apply for name change from Delhi with proper address proof as you are living in Delhi.

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  33. Hi Vicky,

    I'm in USA, I have to renew my PP as it is going to expire soon. I'm married, my spouse is in India and we don't have marriage certificate. I sent my passport renew application, with married status but they sent back, saying no marriage certificate attached.

    At this time I cannot go to India, just for marriage certificate as I have get stamped if i'm out of USA.

    Is there a way to renew my PP, without marriage certificate, I'm okay if my spouse name is not endorsed in my PP. I can get that added latter. But I need my PP renewed to file my VISA extension. Please advise.

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    1. when (year) did you get married?

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    2. Vicky,

      it was 2005 August.

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  34. PLZ ITZ urgent!!! My sis is married to a canadian citizen of indian origin.Aftr marriage he has gone back. For changing her middle name,surname & addition of spouse name we had produced th marriage certificte, Annx'D' with joint pic &stating husband couldnt sign th joint affidavit due not present here.But th PSK is not accepting th appl. & demanding a lttr frm th embassy. Is there anyhtn we can do.itz been a month since we r running fr this. The PSk officials r really annoying as they demand for new docs each time we go.

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    1. PSK is correct, her husband needs to sign the document in front of the Indian embassy and send it to India.

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  35. Hi Vikas,
    My husband looking for a job in Oman and Dubai... currently we are in chennai... after he settled there he wants to take me with him.... we both have passports in our parents addresses only, which was taken before my marriage.. now we have marriage certificate only..

    Now i am having following doubts to clarify:-
    1. For applying family visa by my husband from Oman or dubai, whether marriage certificate is enough??
    2. Is it mandatory to add my name with his name in passport? if it is mandatory, different addresses (native addresses) in each of us passport should raise any problem?? because no address proof is there for me in my husband home address.
    3. is changing surname is mandatory, how long it takes to get our passport? is it have all formalities like applying new passport subsequent police verification and all..
    4. If all the above are necessary, since, we staying in chennai, shall we approach to chennai passport office for the above. (our passports initially applied in Trichy and vellore of Tamil Nadu).

    Please clarify me the above...

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  36. I applied for fresh passport after my first marriage
    without a divorce decree after my second marriage now the passport off wnts a decree wich I dnt have and the person left india for good.kindly giv me a solution for this problem.note I already hav a passport with my ex name in it.

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  37. Hi Vikas,
    I would like to add my husband name in my passport and do not want to change my address. Will it be possible to only update my spouse name ? Is the address change mandatory ? Thanks in Advance.

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    1. You can keep the same address if you are still living there.

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  38. Hi Vikas
    Can a woman get a passport with her father's name in it after marriage? My friend who was undergoing a separation in 2003 got a passport made with her father's name then. Subsequently she got divorced in 2008. Now when she went to renew the passport, the passport officers are trying to harass her saying that she committed a fraud by not including her husband's name (though she is named as Mrs. in the passport). They now say that she will have to pay a fine and has to submit an affidavit to the effect that she is ready to pay the fine for committing this fraud. Is this warranted?

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    1. If she was married and did not declare in the application therefore she is making an offence of false declaration. However the penalty is case by case. The penalty for this offence is only Rs 500.
      http://passport.gov.in/cpv/penalty.htm

      She has a valid reason that she was going under separation. She should not pay unless she is asked to pay by a official penalty notice.

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  39. Hi I am Michelle,

    I have already applied for my passport in 2012, all through my life i have used only the first name without any surname in all the documents. I want to add my second name in the passport, which application form i should use and what are the documents needed during application.

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  40. Please check for change of name rules, it is lengthy process. Please read Q23
    http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/faqServicesAvailable

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  41. Hi Vikas,
    Two days back,I visited Passport Seva Kendra for re-issue of the passport. But my application was not accepted. The thing is, I am applying for re-issue due damaged (minor damage) passport. Along with this, I also want to get my wife's name added in my passport. (She doesn't have a passport yet). All documents were there with me except Annexure E for change in name. My wife's first name (and of-course surname) was different. She got a new first name along with my surname. (I mean .. surname as well as first name change too). Marriage certificate has her older first name. So... Annexure E is required. Now, my question is that whether a newspaper advertisement is also required for this?
    My next question is..... My passport has validity till Oct 2015. So, it's nearly 19 months to expire. Can I apply for renewal of passport now? I am applying for US visa long term. For that, I want long term valid passport too.. Please answer.

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    1. I think you can renew your passport before 12 months only if your pages have exhausted.

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    2. Dear Vikas,
      Thanks. Can you answer my first question please? "whether a newspaper advertisement is also required for this?" for the first name change

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  42. Sir,
    I want to endorse my husband name in my passport and change of my address but I dont have any proof of address .whether I can attach my husband passport copy (without my name endorsed) along with my marriage certificate as a proof of address in reissue.is it acceptable? Pls help me soon

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    1. Depends on how long you have been married.
      Try with marriage certificate and utility bills/statement of your husband.

      Otherwise try to open a joint bank account (bank statment serves as address proof) and also if possible some new ID such as AADHAR, voter ID card etc from your husband address.

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  43. Hello Vikas,

    I have my PP and i have to add my wife name on it. We have marriage certificate also. My question is I am staying in Hyderabad and MY PP has permanent address as Karnataka. Can i go ahead and apply for addition from HYD.

    Please assist..]
    Thank you

    Chetan

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  44. Hi Vikas,
    My wife is trying to endorse my name in her passport from India. I got married in Nagpur India and I am presently working in Australia. Her application was not accepted by PSK saying that the marriage certificate is not valid. My marriage certificate Is from Nagpur Municipal corporation, India. I don't understand why this is not acceptable as Municipal corporation have the authority to register marriages under Maharashtra Marriage Act 1998. Moreover they asked for Annexure 'D" which is a Joint Affidavit.
    My question is if I am in Australia how can we provide a joint Affidavit, also annexure D is for change of surname following marriage, in my case I don't want her surname to be changed just I need that my name is added in her passport. As the case officer has already been assigned for her visa and change of surname would delay / create heaps of confusion.
    Please advise.

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    1. I am not sure what is the problem with marriage certificate as they should accept it.
      Contact your nearest Indian embassy as they might help you out with the joint affidavit.

      Regarding Annex D, she can fill the same surname before and after marriage saying she wish to keep the same name.


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  45. Hi Vikas,

    I would like to add my husband's name in my passport and get new passport for my child too. However my husband is currently in US and we dont have marriage certificate too.
    (He has included my name in his passport).

    We understand my hubby needs to send Child Affidavit form from Indian Embassy for our child's passport.
    Can I also use the same Child affidavit form to include my husband's name, with Annex D having my signature alone ( since this itself is a proof that he is not there in India) Or is there any other document that he needs to send from Indian Embassy . Please advise.

    Thanks

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  46. Hello, I need to apply for pcc to go to ireland, I took my passport in coimbatore.for the pcc they said I need to include my husband s name in my passport, now they are asking for course completion certificate, , have a doubt why should I give a course completion certificate is marraige registration certificate not enough, I have just now written my final semester, so I will get all certificates only by june , so please help me what is the other option available

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  47. Hi Vikas,

    Can you help me on the below queries

    1) My PP is going to expire in next 8 month, currently I'm in Dubai and having a labor card. Can I apply from UAE for re-issue, if yes what is the procedure.
    2) I also need to add my wife name on it. But i don't have marriage certificate. My wife is living in India & she already have my name in her PP. In this case what document I need to provide.
    3) My current PP was issued from Bhopal, it is mandatory to apply the re-issue of PP from the same place, or from any other place like Mumbai I can apply (without changing the permanent address, which is belong to Indore).

    You reply will be highly appreciate

    Regards,

    Arif

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    1. yes, you can apply from UAE and keep Bhopal address in it. Follow the link below for more details
      http://indembassyuae.org/Consul_ordPassport.html

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  48. Hello Vikas,
    I need help on getting my child's passport and related documents. Actually there is mismatch for my father's name (Sudhakarrao Vs Sudhakar) in my passport and my wife passport ( in spouse section) respectively. My PAN Card, Electricity bill have my father;s name as "Sudhakar" and I do not have any address proof with my father's name as "Sudhakarao". I have still time to add my full name for my child's birth certificate. Can you suggest me what should I give as my father's name in birth certificate so that it will not create problem in getting child's passport?

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    1. Your fathers's name should not be a problem in your child's passport. I suppose your father's name in included in your given name of the passport. Give your complete name, as shown in your passport, for your childs birth certificate.

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  49. Hello Vikas,

    I am in US with dependent visa and i have lost my passport in US which does not include my husband's name and now i am applying for new passport but i don't want to include my husband's name because we r under separation. So Whether it is possible to get passport with my father name itself. please advise me what to do.

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  50. Hi Vikas,

    My father and mother recently got their passport. The issue is this -

    1) In my Father's passport, all his details are correct but spelling mistake of my mother's last name (Under Name of the Spouse)

    2) Similarly, in my mother's passport, all her details are correct but spelling of my father's last name (Under Name of the Spouse)

    In both these cases, there is just a difference of a letter (V instead of W and vice versa)


    Can you please suggest how can we get it amended? Also, is it recommended to get this changed? They are planning to visit abroad on tourist visa sometime after 2 months.

    I assume that they've done this mistake in this application form itself.

    Kindly suggest please.

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    1. As long as the main passport holder details are correct there is no problem. Therefore I suggest to keep the passport as it is. I don't think this will create a problem because all the tourist visa application are treated independent.

      If still they want to do the correction then you need to pay the full fee as the mistake was done in the form but I think they need to explain why did they do the mistake.

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  51. hai vikas
    i need to add my spouse name as my surname and want to change my address to spouse address. now which the PP am having as no surname. am staying in Saudi Arabia and my husband in India. am planning to came India for 20 days. i have all documents which i need. if i apply through Tatkaal service can i get my new PP with in this short time ???

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  52. Hi vikas ,

    I got married in january and just one month before i renew my passport at that time i didnt add my wife name who is USA citizen she put my immigration i130 file in february but some one told me that you have to add your wife name in passport coz when i will go for visa or PCC they will ask me and if i dont have they would reject so want to know is it true ? do i have to add my wife name in passport and reissue new passport or not ? plz reply me

    Thanks

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  53. Hi vikas,

    I got married in January 2013. However my husband name is not yet updated in my passport. My husband is working in UAE and he wants to apply visa for me in the month of October 2014. so is it mandatory to have my husband name in my passport while applying for visa or while moving from India?? or else i can move with same passport and can later change the details..pls help. Thanks In Advance.

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  54. Hi Vikas
    I am getting my name added in my wife's passport. I want to make passport for my 4.5 year child. Is it necessary to have mother's name added in father's passport as well or can my wife's passport with my nae be sufficient ?

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  55. Hi Vikas,
    I am an NRI working in Singapore. I want to apply passport for my new born (3 weeks old).Both Spouse and child is in India.(Kottayam,Kerala).Understands that spouse name should be added in either of the parent's passport in order for infant's passport application.I would like to know is it possible to apply both at the same time?.
    I will be on a short visit to India from 17 May to 21 May. Within this short period will I be able to apply both.(Spouse name and infant PP application) What are the documents needed and what are the steps for apllication.I mI am planning to go PSK, Kottayam.
    We need the Child's PP asap for an Autralian Visa process.Thanks in Advance

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  56. Hi vikas ,

    I got married in january and just one month before i renew my passport at that time i didnt add my wife name who is USA citizen she put my immigration i130 file in february but some one told me that you have to add your wife name in passport coz when i will go for visa or PCC they will ask me and if i dont have they would reject so want to know is it true ? do i have to add my wife name in passport and reissue new passport or not ? plz reply me

    Thanks

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  57. Hi Vikas ,

    I've applied for adding spouse name in my passport using Normal Scheme . Can you please let me know how long will it take for me to receive my passport.

    Thanks,
    Karthik.

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  58. Hi Vikas ,

    I am living in India(jalandhar) and my husband is pollish citizen.I want to know that how can i endorse my husband's name on my passport.And how long this procedure take.And where i have to apply for endorsement.And what kind of documents i required ? plz reply me

    Thanks,
    Manpreet

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  59. Hi Vikas,

    Mona here......I have valid H4 visa but my husband's name is not endorsed in my passport but as usual added in my visa. I need to apply passport for my kid who is one month old. Is it necessary to endorse my husband name?

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  60. Hi Vikas, I have a question. My husband's passport is due for renewal next year. I want to get my name endorsed in it. We dont have a marriage certificate and i am still using my maiden name and intend to do so in the future as well. What can be done?

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  61. Hi Vikas,
    Thanks for this post.

    I am planning add my spouse name in my passport , change address to spouse home address , change passport validity

    Is the below documents enough for it?
    1) My current passport- original
    2) Marriage certificate - copy
    3) Ration card / Joint account bank pass book - copy
    4) Spouse passport - copy
    5) Driving license - copy

    Doubt's:
    * Ration card is in different language not in English is that fine ?
    * Do we have to take originals of above mentioned documents?
    * How many days does it take to get my passport in hand after all these changes?
    * My current passport address is Salem address so I have to submit my changes online and then along with the documents I have to go to Coimbatore to submit the documents. Is this procedure correct?
    * Can I give different address to post my passport after all changes .As for few days I won't b available at the address mentioned in passport. Or can I get it in hand.

    Please clarify.Thanks in advance .

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    1. When your passport is due to expire?
      Are the address in your Joint bank pass book, Spouse passport and your driving license same?

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  62. I have my PP and i have to add my wife name on it. We have marriage certificate also. My question is I am staying in kuwait i will be there in august whats the procedure plz help me

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  63. Hi Vikas,
    I got married in 2013 n my husband is staying in Japan, even i have a visa for Japan till 2015, but because of my pregnancy i came back India, now i have 2 month old baby. I need to make my baby's passport, but i know i need to endorsed my husband name to my passport first.
    I have some points to know from you:-
    1. After my marriage till i have not changed my surname n my address. Is it needed to change both to reissue my passport due to add spouse's name?
    2. To apply for my baby's passport, if only i endorse spouse's name in my passport and apply for baby's passport, as my husband is not in India at present, is it possible?
    3. What else I should need for making my baby's passport?
    Please reply me soon. Thanks in advance.

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  64. 1. You can keep the same name but you will have to change the address to your current residence address.
    2. Your husband need to send a sworn affidavit attested by the Indian Mission along with affidavit from parent residing in India as well (as per Annexure 'H').
    3. Documents required

    Proof Of Present Address (bills, passport copy, aadhar etc)
    Proof Of Date Of Birth (birth certificate)
    A Declaration affirming the particulars furnished in the application about the minor as per: Annexure 'H'
    Attested photocopy of Passport of both parents
    A sworn affidavit by the parent(s) resident abroad attested by the Indian Mission along with affidavit from parent residing in India as well (as per Annexure 'H')

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  65. Thank you Vikas, but I need to know something else, as you said i have to change the address to my current residence address. So, if i still have the same residence address as before then what should i do for that, like if i am staying with my parents as like before.
    Another thing is if my husband also have the same residence address as he had before, then can we both keep our permanent address same which we have given in passport before?
    Please inform me. Thank you in advance.

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    1. The normal assumption in India is that the husband and wife live together at the same address.

      You can talk to the passport officer and explain your situation that your husband is abroad (visa and affidavit as a proof) as you were also abroad and came here to deliver the baby and plan to go back there.

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  66. Hi Vikas. Thanks for the post.
    I have to apply for Passport for my Baby that requires endorsement of my name into my wife's PP. At this point of time I am staying in blore from last 1 year. All documents are from my native place.
    I have gas connection on my name at the address proof at current location but will this address proof will be considered for my wife too when she is applying for new passport?

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    1. List of accepted documents as address proof:
      Water Bill
      Telephone (landline or post paid mobile bill)
      Electricity bill
      One year statement (with transactions)/ Passbook of running bank account (Public Sector Banks only)
      Income Tax Assessment Order
      Election Commission Photo ID card
      Proof of Gas Connection
      Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head
      Spouse's passport copy (First and last page including family details), (provided the applicant's present address matches the address mentioned in the spouses passport)
      Applicant's current and valid ration card
      Parent's passport copy, in case of minors(First and last page)
      Aadhaar Card

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    2. Hi vikas,
      I work in a private school. I stay out of town. Would it be a valid proofs if i get the details on the school letter head along with the pan card for the passport or would I need any other document?

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    3. No, that will not work as an address proof

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  67. Hi Vikas,

    I have a situation and need your help in understanding if its possible to even apply for a passport.

    I got married in 2012 and we had a kid in 2013, Me and my wife (from past 3 months) are not staying together and my wife has taken the kid along with her (I am only allowed to see my kid during weekends when she doesn’t go to the office).

    Now I have planned to go to USA for higher education and want to take my kid along with me (and my wife too if she comes, but I don’t think she would)

    Is it possible to even apply for a passport for my kid?

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    1. You can apply for your kids passport as long as your wife agrees.

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  68. Hi Vikas. Even I want to add my wife's name in my PP but Permanent address mentioned in my PP is in M.P., I am currently working in Karnataka. Since I am not owning the apartment here i want to keep the permanent address same, can this be done by online application and further contacting PO here in karnataka or I have to get it done only in M.P.
    Also my wife's PP is from Rajasthan, and we need to change her permanent address to M.P. as well as add my name as spouse. can this be done from karnataka ? My wife's name is added in our family ration card at M.P. , would that be sufficient as an address proof for her.
    Kindly suggest.

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    1. You can fill online application from anywhere in India but apply from the MP office closest to you to avoid lot of hassle. Book an online appointment and go there to submit the document.
      Same for your wife but keep in mind that police verification.

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  69. Hi Vikas, My wife got her passport reissued with the spouse name endorsed. But after receiving passport the surname of her Father, Mother and Spouse was spelt wrong, it is written 'L' instead of 'N', so checked the form and found that the mistake was done in the online form only. We need to apply for our baby's passport urgently. Is this change is minor change and can it be done without applying for reissue. Can we apply for our baby's passport in parallel to this... Thanks in advance for your early help.

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  70. Hi Vikas

    I have few queries regarding infant passport and endorsed husband name on wife's passport.

    1. As you mention to endorsed spouse name on passport, present address proof is required but in case where wife start living in
    husband house after marriage and there is no document in which her name is mention with present address then in that case
    what option we have ?
    2. And if on my wife passport , spouse name is endrosed then , can infant passport can be issued on
    basis of only mother passport because on my passport spouse name is not there.

    Thanks
    Vivek Chauhan

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  71. Hai vicky ....i m the student in Canadá .i want to add my Spouse name and i need to get it renewed bcoz my passport will be expiring on 2016 when i apply for my work permit at least it should Have 3years of validity period .i can add Spouse name from Canadá bls but they cant renew passport before the expiry period .but is it possible for me to do from IndiA.

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  72. Hi Mr. Vikas

    I want some Information on applying new PP of my wife. We got married on 3rd of Feb 2014.

    1) I want to know what are the procedures and what are the documents needed to apply the passport.
    2) Do I need to add my wife’s name in my passport, if needed what is the proper documents should I produce.
    3) And one more problem is my wife's names as on all Certificates and ID is writen as Roopa L. does this create a problem.

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  73. Hi Vikas,

    This is somewhat urgent as I need to put my passport papers in for renewal in the next 2 days.
    My husband is a divorcee and his passport still has his ex-wife's name under the spouse's name. I want to add his names in my passport which is getting renewed. As proof I will be attaching our marriage certificate but his passport's first and last page copy is also needed which has his ex-wife's name.
    My question is:
    1. Should I go ahead and send my docs to add his name will this create problems in my passport renewal?
    2. Do I need to add a copy of his divorce decree for clarification?

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    1. Spouse name must be declared at the time of application.

      Please send:
      Marriage certificates
      Divorce decree
      You can also add (but not mandatory) a letter explaining why your husband has different spouse name.

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  74. Hi Vikas,

    Manoja Kumar Nayak Here From Oman.

    I want to add my wife name with change suname to my PP. She is in India(Odisha). Can i will able to add her name From Oman with changed name From Sarita Rani Bal to Sarita Nayak as she has got a voter id as Sarita Nayak with my name on spouse column.If yes than what documents I have to furnish. We don,t have marriage certificate. and at present I can,t go to India. Kindly help me regarding this issue.

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  75. Hello Vikas !

    How important it is to make these changes to PP ? Is it okay to put application (Canada) towards sponsoring a spouse without these changes ?


    Please suggest on it.Your help would be really appreciated .

    Looking forward to hear from you.


    Thank you so much in advance.


    Best Regards,
    Basant Singh

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  76. Hi vikas ,
    I'm getting married to my fiance ( registered marriage) . he is under f1 visa and he ll be leaving soon after the marriage. I ll be going to USA after a month either Dependant visa or b1/b2. Is it mandatory for us to include spouse s name in the passports or can we get it done when our passports need to be renewed which is like four years away. Also will I have a problem is procuring Dependant f2 visa for not including spouse s name in the passport?? Please do reply. Thanks in advance.

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