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Miscellaneous Passport Services

Change of name / Change of Surname after marriage /Delete name of spouse after divorce

Endorsement for changes in the passport is no more permitted. For inclusion/deletion of spouse’s name, change of date/place of birth, name, address, etc., or any other changes on laminated portion of the passport, re-issue of passport booklet is required. Therefore, fee would be same as applicable for re-issue of passport.


  • Applicant to fill online passport application on https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in. This will generate the Application Reference Number (ARN) and PDF file.
  • The print-out of the saved PDF file of online passport application is to be submitted to the nearest center of BLS International, the outsourcing agency.
  • Existing passport along with photocopies of first five pages, the last page and the page(s) having endorsements/observations.
  • One recent photograph - Colour - against a light background showing full frontal view of the face (size 2 inch x 2 inch), pasted on application form. More details on photo specifications may please be seen under the 'General Guidelines'
  • For change in name – Two original advertisements regarding change in name in two daily leading newspapers one in Canada and the other in India – circulated in area of your permanent address in India and present address in Canada + 2 Govt issued IDs in the desired name.
  • Sworn Notarized Affidavit by the applicant mentioning about change in name.
  • Original landing record / immigration paper with a photocopy.
  • The Consulate shall inform the applicant in case any additional document is required.
  • Fee as applicable.
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