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The Indian passport is an essential document for Indian citizens who intend to travel internationally. It serves as a legal identification document and enables citizens to enter and exit countries around the world. As such, having an Indian passport is a fundamental requirement for anyone who wishes to travel outside the country for work, education, tourism, or any other purpose.ย 

Passport Name Change After Marriage

A passport is an important document even if you donโ€™t plan to travel internationally. It is used as a document for identity proof. A surname change in the passport is only required if you legally change your name. Changing the name on the passport is an easy process. Read the following article for a guide to changing the name on the passport.ย 

How to Change Name on Passport After Marriage?

Follow the given instructions for passport name change after marriage.ย 

Step 1: Gather all the documentsย 

The first step is to collect all the required documents for the change of name after marriage. Collect your marriage certificate from the Registrar of Marriage, proof of address, ID proof and proof of current address.ย 

Step 2: Fill in the form

Log on to (passportindia[dot]gov[dot]in) and search for Form II under the โ€˜Miscellaneous Servicesโ€™ section. Fill in the name change application form and attach the required documents.ย 

Step 3: Booking an Appointment

Once you have filled out the application form, you need to book an appointment at a Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Passport Seva Laghu Kendra (PSLK). You can do this online through the official website of the Ministry of External Affairs official website. When booking your appointment, make sure you choose the option for “Re-issue of Passport” and mention the reason for the reissue as “Change in Surname after Marriage.” You will also need to select the PSK.ย 

Step 4: Appointment at PSK

On the day of your appointment, you will need to visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Passport Seva Laghu Kendra (PSLK) that you selected when booking your appointment. Make sure you carry all the required documents with you.

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Documents Required for Name Change in Passport

The list of documents needed is listed below.ย 

  1. Marriage Certificateย 
  2. A joint photo
  3. Proof of ID
  4. Current proof of address
  5. If available, a copy of the spouseโ€™s passport
  6. Old passport copy of the Emigration Check Required (ECR) or the Non-ECR page

Cost to Change the Name on a Passport After Marriage?

The cost to change the name on the passport is Rs. 2000 for a sixty-page passport and 1500 for a thirty-six-page passport with a 10-year validity. If you are opting for the Tatkal services you need to pay Rs 2000 over the passport amount.ย 

To Conclude

Passport name change after marriage is an important process. Remember to gather all the required documents, accurately fill out the application form, book an appointment, and visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Passport Seva Laghu Kendra (PSLK) nearest to you. Within a few days, you can have your new passport in hand with your updated surname.

FAQ’s about Passport Name Change After Marriage

Q1. Is it mandatory to update the marital status in the passport?

Yes, it is important to update the marital status in the passport.

Q2. Do I need to change the name on my passport after marriage?

You only have to change the name on your passport if you are changing your name legally post-marriage.

Q3. Will the passport office accept a copy of the marriage certificate?

You are required to take the original marriage certificate along with the copies.

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