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How to get your Passport Name & Passport Address changed?

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  • TATA AIG Team
  • Published on :
  • 27/07/2022

A passport is an essential document that you need while you travel abroad. It has some of the most important pieces of information like your address, name, and birth date. If your name is misspelt in the passport, you need to update it as soon as possible. Also, if your address is wrong or if it is old and you have shifted to a new residential address, then that also needs to be updated as soon as possible. Thus, passport address change and passport name change are essential.

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Let us now get into the details of passport address change and passport name change.

How to Undertake the Passport Name Change?

For changing the name on your passport or fixing a misspelt name, you need to get your passport reissued. Here are the steps that you need to take for the passport name change:

  • Go on the Passport Seva official website and then choose the Register Now option.

  • Now, log in with the registered Id and then choose the Apply for a Fresh Passport/Reissue of Passport option.

  • Fill up all the details in the form provided.

  • A link will be displayed on the screen. The link will allow you to pay and then schedule an appointment for yourself. The appointment will be at the nearest Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Passport Office.

  • Now you have to print the receipt so that you can get a challan which has your reference number or ARN. After you have completed the application, go to the passport office on the date scheduled with all the relevant documents required for the change of name in your passport.

Alternatively, an e-form can also be downloaded, and you can fill it up. Then, tap the Validate button and save this file. Then, follow the steps stated above and upload the XML file to get an appointment with the nearest passport office.

Documents Required for the Change of Name in Your Passport in India

Here is the list of documents required for a change of name in the passport in India:

  • Certificate of marriage(photocopy and the original)

  • Copy of the passport of your spouse (self-attested)

  • Current address proof

  • Copy of the old passport with the last and first page self-attested. These pages should have the Non-ECR/ECR page

  • Old passport

  • The old passport should have an observation page or the extension of validity page if there is any.

Note: If you are a divorcee, you need to have a divorce decree copy that is court-certified or a copy of your certificate of divorce that is self-attested to change your surname in your passport.

Now, let us get into the details of passport address change online.

How to Undertake the Passport Address Change Online?

For changing the name on your passport or fixing a misspelt name, you need to get your passport reissued. Here are the steps that you need to take for the passport name change:

  • Go to Passport Seva’s official website and then tap the Register Now option.

  • Now, log in with your registered Id and then tap on the Apply for a Fresh Passport/Reissue of Passport option.

  • Fill in all the required details in the form that has been provided.

  • A link will be displayed on your screen. The link will have a payment option so that you can schedule an appointment for the passport address change. The appointment will be at the nearest Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Passport Office.

  • Now you have to print the receipt so that you receive a challan that has your reference number or ARN on it. After the application is duly filled, visit the passport office on the date scheduled with all the relevant passport address change documents.

Alternatively, an e-form can be downloaded, and you can fill that up. Then, click on the Validate button and save this file. Then, follow all the steps stated above and upload this XML file to get an appointment with your nearest passport office.

Passport Address Change Documents

Here are the documents required for address change in your passport:

  • Copy of the passport of your spouse(self-attested) with address same as your spouse’s passport

  • Copy of the receipt of payment

  • Current address proof like Aadhar card, water bill, etc.,

  • Copy of the old passport with the last and first page self-attested. These pages should have the Non-ECR/ECR page.

  • Old passport

  • The old passport should have an observation page or the extension of validity page if there is any.

You need to pay a passport address change fee applicable that we will discuss further.

How Much Do You Need to Pay for Passport Address Change and Passport Name Change?

If you need to change your details like your address or your name, you need to get your passport reissued.

The passport address change fee/name change fee that you need to pay for the reissuance of your passport is ₹1500 for a booklet of 36 pages and ₹2000 for a booklet of 60 pages. The reissued passport is valid for 10 years. Therefore, if you want to avail of Tatkal services, then you need to pay an additional ₹2000.

For minors, the passport address change fee/name change fee that you need to pay for the reissuance of your passport is ₹1000 for a booklet of 36 pages. The validity of the passport is 5 years. Therefore, to avail of Tatkal services, you need to pay an additional ₹2000.

Conclusion

Getting your name and address changed on your passport is crucial as it is an important identification document when you are travelling abroad. If your address or name has changed or has been misspelt, you need to get it changed as soon as possible. Also, if you have changed your information and updated it and you are ready to head on a trip, do not forget to get a comprehensive travel insurance plan from Tata AIG to enjoy your trip worry-free!

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