How to change your Surname on Indian Passport? (7 steps)

The need for changing your surname generally arises after marriage. Surnames may aslo be changed for other specific reasons .The steps are similar in case of change of surname for other reasons, but a marriage certificate will obviously not be necessary.

In order to change your surname in your passport you need to apply for reissue of passport.

The procedures for changing your surname-

Step- 1

Get hold of miscellaneous application form (Form No.II, for Miscellaneous Services). The application form is available at the Passport Office at a cost of Rs.5/- or can be downloaded from the website .

In the case you are downloading the form from the website then you must fill the form online before coming to Passport Seva Kendra (PSK).For this application form is available in the passport office. While completing an online application, in the “service desired” field, choose option ‘Reissue of Passport’. And then select the option surname in the change in existing personal particulars.

Step- 2

Get hold of all the required documents and fill the complete form with the service required as change of name. Following documents are required to be submitted along with the form-

  • Passport in original with self attested photocopy of its first two and last two pages.

In case of women applying for change of surname in existing passport due to marriage must furnish the following:

  • Photocopy of the Husband’s passport, if any, and
  • An attested copy of Marriage Certificate issued by the municipality or an equivalent affidavit with supporting evidence as joint photo, marriage card etc. (Specimen at Annexure D).

In case of Divorcees applying for change of surname in existing passport must furnish the following:

  • Certified copy of Divorce decree.
  • Deed poll/sworn affidavit (ANNEXURE ‘E’)

In case ofRemarried applicants applying for change of surname in existing passport must furnish the following:

  • Divorce deed/death certificate as the case may be in respect of the first spouse, and
  • Document as at (a) above relating to second marriage.

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

  • Deed poll/sworn affidavit (ANNEXURE ‘E’):
  • Original advertisements regarding change of name in two daily newspaper, one of those advertisement should be in the daily newspaper of the area of applicant’s address or nearby area . Submit the original newspaper clippings. The application is accepted only after 30days of appearance of said notice/ads.

Step- 3

Before visiting the application centre you will have to schedule an appointment either online or by calling the passport office between 9 AM – 6 PM. The date and time of appointment at Passport office will be informed by the online system and will also be printed on the application form.In case of online submission of the form, present the original print out of the completed application form with all supporting documents at the application centre at the time of your appointment. Visit Passport office to submit the completed application form along with the fee and supporting documents , on the appointed day and time.

Step- 4

Please visit Passport office at the appointed date and time. You should arrive at RPO about 15 minutes before the appointed time and proceed to the respective counter. Online applicants do not need to obtain a token number for submitting their applications. They are not required to wait long in the queue.

Step- 5

Submit the form along with all the necessary documents.The filled-in application form may be submitted personally or through a representative having identity document and authority letter signed by the applicant as per Annexure ‘.

The above link provides the specimen of authority letter, In case you don’t want to submit the form personally, take a printout of the letter or you can even write the letter with the provided format above and fill in the with information along with your and the representative’s signature.

Step- 6

Please check the passport office for latest fee. This fee is subject to change so it’s important to contact your nearest office to determine the fee. The fee is to be paid along with the application form either in cash or by bank draft drawn in favor of Regional Passport Officer. In case of bank draft, full name and date of birth of the applicant should be written on the reverse of the bank draft.

Step- 7

Collect the endorsed passport .

You can also do the same with fresh passport but it takes longer time and a fee of Rs 1000. If you have lots of things to add in your passport, then better to go for the fresh passport.

For further information

50 Responses to How to change your Surname on Indian Passport? (7 steps)

  1. karthik July 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Does money required fr changng name in my new passport.

    • admin July 26, 2013 at 11:09 am #

      Yes please check,

  2. Preet August 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I want to chagne my wife surname in her passport, Please help in my concern..

    What kind of Documents are required Because

    1. Marriage certificate also had her old surname.
    2. School Certificates also had her old surname.
    3. My passport Wife name is blank.

    Which Document is necessary to provide them.

    Can send me email as well, It will be highly appreciated and gracefully Thankful..

    • Mallik May 16, 2014 at 8:09 am #

      Could you let me know how did you done it.

      I wants to change my Wife surname in Passport

      Documents are same like you

  3. PRADUMAN August 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    PRADUMAN SINGH is my Passport name ,I want to add kumar as a middle name,and my all documents is showing Praduman kumar singh.what is procedure can any one help me pls.

  4. Saida September 15, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    My certificate name is SAIDA.A…I had put my surname in pass port as sainudeen.Is there any problem with that..if so pls inform me so that i can change my surname…

  5. TAHER BIN ABOOD BALISHDAQ September 21, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    dear Sir,

    hello and Good Morning

    I am TAHER BIN ABOOD BALISHDAQ , i have correction in my surname some word are missing ,( in the passport name is TAHER BIN ABOOD BALISDIQ ,) but i want to make correction in my surname , ( BALISHDAQ is correct surname ) please help me how can i make correction , i am working in Abu Dhabi , can i change my surname passport office in india , waiting your reply .if possiable Note (my surname with all in my family passports is BALISHDAQ , my daughters & Sons & wife passport )

    Regrads & Thanks

    Taher Bin Abood Balishdaq

    E-Mail Address :-

  6. raj October 4, 2013 at 12:26 am #

    my wife is u.s.a and i’ll be migrating on spouse immigrant visa. my wife has done all the flling process from u.s.a and she has used her original name( i.e her father’s name in middle and her surname before marriage) i’ve applied for reissue of my passport to add my spouse name in my passport. so how should my wife name be wriiten in passport? (i.e with addition to my name and surname or the way she has done my filing work?)

    kindly solve my query


  7. anil October 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    in my 10th marks memo my father name is SUR BABU instaded of SURI BABU.ONE LETTER ” i ” IS MISSING


  8. SHANTHIK November 25, 2013 at 11:55 pm #


  9. RK May 27, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    I applied for name change of my spouse after the marriage. Now she would like to change her name again as per sun sign so that it can favorable for her job. So my question is

    1) Can she apply for name change?
    2) If yes, where can i affidavit the name change deed in NJ USA?

    • RSSVJ May 25, 2016 at 8:51 pm #



  10. kumar May 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    hello sir
    My name is kumar yadav . But due to personal reason i have change my surname . Now my new is KUMAR KONAR . In my old passport yadav kumar is there . kindly i want to change my surname and i am single . In my new passport my name should be KUMAR KONAR . What are the document required and what is the fees for change of surname name in new passport . plz reply as soon as possible . I am waiting for your reply . If you sent me on my email that will be convenience for my . so sir , plz sent me on my email . I my id [email protected]

  11. srikanth January 22, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    In my passport my wife name is with my surname and in her passport it is with her surname… i do not wnat to get her new passport as many things are linked to it. What I should do . Does the Annexure d will give a proof that both names can be used or once you have submitted annexure d it will get updated in the passport??


    • Chandra June 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

      Hi Srikanth,
      Is your issue resolved? I am facing same issue.Could you please tell how you handled this.

      Thanks in advance.

    • vandana June 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

      do not change her surname. just put your name on gurdian as spouse. it will be sufficient

  12. Aishwarya March 23, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    My name is kumar Aishwarya. I need to add surname to my name . Now my new Name is Aishwarya Shrivastava . In my old passport Aishwarya is there . kindly i want to change my surname and i am single . In my new passport my name should beAishwarya Shrivastava. What are the document required and what is the fees for change of surname name in new passport . plz reply as soon as possible . I am waiting for your reply . If you sent me on my email that will be convenience for my . so sir , plz sent me on my email . I my id

  13. vinood April 15, 2015 at 6:48 pm #

    I applied passport 6 months back and i got it but i saw yesterday the name had spelling mistake, how can i change my passport name? is above procedure applicable for this type of case. is they accept my change?

  14. rajesh jat May 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    Hello sir / mam;
    My name is Rajesh Jat. I actually in my passport my name is mention as.rajeshkumar ganpatlal badkeshya.
    And I want to change that name in the
    As”Rajesh ganpatlal jat”
    For that which document is compulsory or how can I do that or change my sir name.
    Pls help me out.

  15. Harish June 2, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    Hello Sir,

    In my educational certificates my name is “Hareesh” but rest all the documents I have it as “Harish”. As a result I got my passport with name “Hareesh”. I want to change it to “Harish”. Please guide me as what are the necessary documents to be submitted to change my name in the passport to


  16. pankti July 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    Hello sir ,
    need and urgent help i had applied for my passport there is an mistake in my birth certificate
    my name is not mention in my birth certificate as my parents forgot to do so
    and even there is mistakes in name of my parents as it goes Rajesh maluka buts the mistake is Rajeshbhai maluka written in birth certificate same as my mother Pratibha bem is being wirten can u kindly help me out
    i already 4 times visited passport office request u to make upto to help me out….

  17. rajwant July 15, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    My name is yadav rajwant ghanshyam and in my passport it is yadav rajwant kumar ghanshyam so i want to remove kumar from the passport,how can it be possible plz tell.

  18. imran August 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

    I have applied for fresh passport of my wife and got it but the problem is all name are wrong and half

    Wifes Name -sana imranahamad khan.

    Printed on passport sana

    Fathers name -mazhar murtuza kazi

    Printed -mazhar kazi.

    Mothers name – jabeen sultana mazhar kazi.

    Printed jabeen mazhar kazi.

    Address- flat no 3 1st cross plot no 85

    Printed – plot no 3 1st cross plot no 85 hubli.



  19. rajesh kumar seevagan September 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    my name is rajesh kumar seevagan, i would like to change my name as per numerologist. my new name is Rajesh kumar seevagen. so i would like to change it in my new passport. as well as in my USA C1D visa. Could pls tell me what should i do?.my email id is [email protected]

  20. Subramania S Kumar October 24, 2015 at 3:02 am #

    I wish to change the name of my son and record the same in passport. We are an Indian and currently is in Dubai. Please let me know the procedure.

  21. kaviya November 1, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    Hi ,
    I got my passport verification done and got my passport mom and dad were divorced now ,my mom said to change her initial as her dad’s my passport I have my dad’s name as I need to change it?? Or is there any alternative way to solve this issue.please help me out

  22. pranita November 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    You have mentioned “Submit the original newspaper clippings. The application is accepted only after 30days of appearance of said notice/ads.” this 30 days gap is required??
    Because when i went to PSK for inquiring they told u can give advertisement and next day of publication of advertisement i can apply for passport.

  23. GVSRao November 5, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    My daughter name is G. Divya. Recently i have taken my daughter’s passport. In the application form we have wrongly mentioned my wife surname.How to change my wife surname in passport. pls adv

  24. shorez karki February 2, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    I want to change my name and surname both from my passport.which I made two years back. how long it takes and does police inquiry also happen in this procedure. Pls help

  25. Sukanya February 16, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    My name is Sukany G S, i am a senior citizen, i have a problem in my fathers name, in my 10th std markscard, it has been typed has Siddalingappa, but my fathers name is correctly spelled has Siddnanjaiah. I have a death certificate which spells correct i.e,siddnanajaiah. apart from death certificate i have no other Id proof with his correct spelling.

    Please Suggest the best possible solution for the same, plz reply as soon as possible . I am waiting for your reply . If you sent me on my email that will be convenience for my . so sir , plz sent me on my email . I my id [email protected]

  26. shaikh mohammed mubin March 3, 2016 at 1:09 am #

    Sir, i have passport with this name MOHAMMED MUBIN MOHAMMED now i want to change my surname from MOHAMMED to SHAIKH.
    Please suggest me the procedure to change the surname

  27. Naijumon March 17, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    In my passport my name wrongly mentioned.

    for eg. in surname my name is mentioned and in given name column my father name is how to change please anyone reply.

  28. inder krishen dembi April 1, 2016 at 10:14 am #

    i have an passport showing kapoor as my sir name ,but dut to some reasons my sir in changed to Dembi so i want to change my sir name so please tell me is it possible to change my sir name.I am 58 years old now,as per birth certificate which is not now available there was kappor,and i made it .so please tell me can it be changed,i have relavent documents to show that my sir name is Dembi.

  29. mayur rathod May 4, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    I have applied for passport, but because of name difference on some document.
    Some document have “MayurKumar Ranvirbhai Rathod” and
    some document have “MayurBhai Ranvirbhai Rathod”.
    passport office said me to submit Annexure E in name i applied passport.
    so should i need to publish in 2 news paper, as there is only difference in Bhai and Kumar?
    OR just submit Annexure E without newspaper post.

  30. MURALIDHARAN PARAMEL May 24, 2016 at 7:20 am #

    How can one split the name i.e. SURNAME, GIVEN NAME in a passport, where all the three have been writen as ONE name, i.e. conttinuously?

  31. Ankit June 3, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    What is the procedure to change name of my father on last page of passport

  32. yatheesha August 3, 2016 at 9:19 am #

    i applied for passport. two weeks back i received passport.there is a mistake in my passport regarding name. actually my name is D.D.Yatheesha. first ‘D’ is surname and second ‘D’ is my name. nowhere i mention full name in any of my documents.but passport officers ask me to mention full name. there my first name is mentioned as surname. so please suggest me to proceed for correcting the errors.

  33. DEEPAK SALUNKE August 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

    I applied to change my surname,so i was asked to bring annexe for surname correction,local newspaper declaration,Gazette note.
    still they are not issuing my passport.
    what should i do now.

  34. mohammed mateen September 14, 2016 at 11:38 pm #

    sir my name is Mohammed mateen but a passport officer did a mistake he has put mateen mohammed my all documents is mohammed mateen if there is any problem so kindly tell me that can i change my name so plz sir reply

  35. Vinay reddy October 26, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    Sir am vinay have a small doubt that on my passport my surname was lattupalli and on my s.s.c certificate latupalli so,is there any problem sir for my higher education and which one i should follow either passport or my s.s.c certificate

  36. Vinay reddy October 26, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

    Sir myself vinay i had a doubt that on my passport my surname is lattupalli and in my s s.c certificate it was latupalli so which one i should follow and is there any problem in my feature and how it will be changed?

  37. Yogesh December 5, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

    The application is accepted only after 30days of appearance of said notice/ads. My affidavit and ads are old more than 1 30days. Do they accept my application.

  38. Mohammad ashraf khan January 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    Dear sir
    I would you like to say my name is md.Ashraf Khan but my passport name Ashraf khan .I want to aid mohammad because my all certificate and marriage certificate name si mohammad Ashraf khan now I am working in kuwait so please suggest me what is proses.

  39. Sayed Nizamuddin June 7, 2017 at 12:41 am #

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I have applied for a Fresh passport one day before,but unfortunately my surname has been updated wrong,can I change before it reaches to the next level…
    Please Help

  40. Loganathan June 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm #


    In my passport my surname is written as GNANSEKARAN but my father name is written as GNANASEKARAN.
    While entering my surname they missed letter “A”.
    Please let me know when i changed my Surname my passport number will change or Not?
    If it will not change how much time it will take?
    Please its very urgent…

  41. Israr Ahmed July 25, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    Dear Gentleman
    I am Indian citizen & working in Saudi Arabia and one of my friend had made passport by Name Zulfiqar Ahmed but his real name is Mohammed Zulfiqar as per his all document in India like School Certificate, Voter Id, & Adhar Card etc.
    he want to correct his name & date of birth over passport as per his Indian document like School Certificate, Voter Id, Pan Card & Adhar Card, he is currently living /working in Saudi Arabia since 20 years to onward.

    So please guide & reply us.

  42. Yannaru Venkatesh February 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    My Mother holding expire passport. Surname in the passport is ENNARI instead of YANNARU. Long before when my father alive they make passport to my mother they keep like that. After that my father passed away and my mother passport renewed same as before and now that passport expired. Now I want to renew my mother passport and all other documents like AADHAR and VOTER ID is with correct document. Please suggest me.

    Thanks and Regards

  43. Abdul Bari February 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I recently change my passport to add the spouse name.
    In my first passport the Name is given
    Surname : Mohammed
    Given Name : Abdul Bari
    Buy in the nerve passport it’s printed
    Surname :
    Given Name : Mohammed Abdul Bari.
    Please help me in this issue that do I need to change the name again with the passport ayhority or its ok for me to move on with the new passport.

  44. D.ANTONY BALASINGAM March 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm #

    My daughter Jenitha .Antony is holder of passport in the name Jenitha Antony Balasingam.

    All her certificates are in the name Jenitha Antony. When applying for foreign studies , it creates lot of problems. To change her name to Jenitha Antony, What is the procedure .Pl guide me in this regard.

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