Change of Name

What are the documents required to be submitted for a change of name?

In addition, depending on the category below applicable, there are additional requirements, as indicated against each:  

(a)  NORMAL CHANGE IN NAME:

i)    Furnish original newspaper cuttings giving change of name published in two newspapers – one in English
       and the other in a local language.

ii)   Furnish an affidavit as per format given in Annexure ‘E’ of the instruction attached to passport application.)

(b)  FOR CHANGE OF NAME AFTER MARRIAGE

       (Change of surname, while retaining the given name)

i)    Two copies of Marriage Certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages

(OR)

ii)  A notarised joint affidavit from the husband and wife.

Note: If unable to produce a joint affidavit, furnish an affidavit with wedding photograph, wedding invitation card
and a letter giving reasons for not being able to give joint affidavit. Marriage certificate issued by Church and Qazi’s Certificate (with a certified translation) in case of Muslims can also be given as proof of marriage. In all cases, a
copy of the husband's passport should be submitted, and the original passport produced for verification at
the counter.
 

(c)   CHANGE IN NAME ON ACCOUNT OF DIVORCE: (Surname change)

i)     Divorce Deed duly authenticated by the Court

ii)   Deed poll affidavit (as per the format given in Annexure ‘E’ of the instructions attached to passport application.)

(d) CHANGE IN NAME IN CASE OF REMARRIED PERSON  (Surname change)

(AFTER DIVORCE OR DEATH OF SPOUSE)

i)    Divorce Deed in support of applicant’s Divorce, or Death Certificate of the previous husband / wife, as the case
may be.

ii)  Copy of marriage certificate (Original to be produced) issued by the Registrar of marriages in respect of recent marriage. OR Joint affidavit from the husband and wife

The US Embassy/Consulate has asked me to separately indicate my surname on the Passport.  What do I do?

Form No.2 (Miscellaneous Services) is to be filled-in and submitted. An endorsment in Passport made with
the first-name and surname separately indicated. The fee applicable is Rs. 300/- and Passport delivery will be made on same day after 4:30 PM.

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