Change of Name

Application for change of name requires the issue of a new passport. Applicants for change of name due to marriage, re-marriage or divorce are required to submit a certified marriage certificate with apostille (and copies thereof); a joint affidavit from husband and wife in the prescribed format for change of name (see Consular forms) along with a joined photograph; OR divorce deed/death certificate of spouse duly authenticated (divorce deed authenticated by a court) and copies thereof. In other cases, you are required to produce two original newspaper clippings from newspapers with wide circulation at your normal place of residence in India and an affidavit in the prescribed format for change of name (see Consular forms). The fee must be paid via bank transfer. A receipt of the payment must be attached to the application.