Change of Name in Passport – Requirements as per New Passport Rules 2016

By | December 26, 2016
(Last Updated On: December 26, 2016)

As per new Passport Amendment Rules 2016 dated 23.12.2016 issued by Govt of India

 

“(B) CHANGE OF NAME/ADDITION OF SPOUSE’s NAME IN PASSPORT ON RE-ISSUE BASIS

(I) Following marriage, remarriage or divorce:

(a) An applicant applying for re-issue of passport for incorporation of the name of his/her spouse;

(b) A woman applying for change of name/surname in existing passport due to marriage;

(c) Divorcees applying for change of name OR for deletion of spouse’s name in existing passport;

(d) Re-married applicants applying for change of name/spouse’s name in passport.

 

Except the details provided by the applicant (of any category mentioned above) in the application form, no

proof of marriage/dissolution of marriage (court’s order for judicial separation/decree of divorce) etc. is required.”

 

(II) In other circumstances for change of name, the applicant (both male and female) should furnish:

(i) clippings of two local news papers or the Gazette notification of the concerned State Government, as

the case may be;

(ii) at least two public/school documents issued in the desired/ applied changed name to ascertain that the

applicant has actually changed his name.

One thought on “Change of Name in Passport – Requirements as per New Passport Rules 2016

  1. Anjaan

    What is a public document mentioned in above post regarding change of name

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