Change of Names Change

Change of Names

Except the cases such as addition/deletion of surname of husband due to marriage & divorce; all other requests for change of name in passport should be submitted along with the following documents:

  1. Clippings of two local newspapers or the Gazette Notification of the concerned State Government, as the case may be;
  2. At least two/public school documents issued in the desired/applied changed name to ascertain that the applicant has actually changed his/her name.


    1. In case of change of name upon marriage, following documents/papers are required:  
      1. Current passport of both husband and wife.
      2. Original marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages along with an attested copy of the same
      3. Joint affidavit to be signed by both husband and wife, refer link along with duly filled in form EAP-II

    3. In case of divorcees applying for a change of name, the following are required:  
      1. Divorce certificate authenticated by court.
      2. Deed poll or sworn affidavit regarding change of name [Appendix-17 ].
      3. Current passport along with a copy

    5. In case change of name is required following the death of the spouse, death certificate (along with a copy) must be submitted.

    7. Remarried applicants applying for change of name/change of spouse’s name should submit the following documents/papers:  
      1. Divorce deed duly authenticated by court, in respect of the first spouse.
      2. Attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages or an affidavit signed by both husband and wife along with a joining photograph with the present spouse.
      3. Original newspaper cuttings announcing the change of name published in two leading daily newspapers (one daily newspaper should be of the area of the applicant’s permanent address and another of his present address or nearby area)
      4. Current passport along with a copy.


    • The completed online application may be submitted at the Consulate’s counter on any working day between 09.30 to 12.00 hours. No Prior appointment is required
    •  Applicants may sometimes face difficulty in accessing the online application format due to technical reasons. In such circumstances, it is advisable to try after a while.  Applicants are also advised to use computers with latest version software operating systems.
    • Applicants may please note that New Passport booklets are printed in India (Delhi).  Applicants are intimated through e-mail ( on arrival of their passports from India.
    • Application has to come in person to submit the passport form.