5 Easy Steps To Change Name and Address on Passport


5 Easy Steps To Change Name and Address on Passport

Whether you have recently changed your last name (congratulations on your marriage!) or have just relocated to your new house, one thing where you must remember to update the changes is your Passport. 

A Passport is an official document that includes your key details such as the residential address, contact number, and name. The document verifies your identity and nationality in the country; therefore, you must update your passport details. 

While changing the name or address on a passport is essential, the process is not a cakewalk! You may get stuck. Fret not! This article will guide you through how to initiate the passport name change process.

How to Change Name on Passport?

Has your passport authority misspelt your name in your Passport, or have you just married and wished to change your surname? Whatever the reason, implementing a solution can be the wisest choice.

To rectify your name or change your surname on your Passport, you must apply for a re-issue of the Passport. Hence, here are the steps to follow:

  • Visit the Passport Seva Official website and click the 'Register Now button. 
  • Use your registered ID to log in and click on the 'Re-issue of Passport' option.
  • An Application form shall appear on the screen, which you must fill in with the correct details carefully.
  • Click on the link and pay the fees to schedule an appointment at the nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or the Regional Passport Office (RPO).
  • The application receipt will appear on the screen with the allocated date for document verification and the Application Reference Number. Print the receipt for further verification purposes.

To re-issue your Passport for your name or surname, you may need documents such as a copy of your marriage certificate, a self-attested copy of your spouse's Passport, a residential address proof, a self-attested copy of the old Passport, including the non-ECR/ECR page. 

Please note that if you are a divorcee and wish to change your surname, you must submit a self-attested court-certified divorce decree.

Now that you are well-versed in re-issuing passport name change, let's move further to understand the process of changing the address on the Passport.

>>Also Read: How To Deal With A Lost or Stolen Passport Abroad?

How to Change Address on Passport?

The process of changing the address on the Passport may vary slightly compared to re-issuing the Passport for the name change. Here are the steps you should follow to change the address for your Passport: 

  • Visit the Passport Seva Official website and log in to your registered account. If you are a new user, you must create a new account.
  • Enter your details, such as name and date of birth, and select the nearest passport office.
  • Visit the activation link sent to the registered email id and click on 'Apply for Fresh Passport'.
  • A pdf application form will be visible on the screen. Download the form and fill it in with the details of the new address.
  • Once complete with filling out the form, upload it on the same page where you downloaded it.

While changing the address on the Passport, you will require documents, such as the original Passport and current address proof. You will also need a payment receipt of the online form, a Copy of the application submitted, a self-attested Copy of a page of observation by the passport issuing authority, and the applicant's spouse's Passport. 

Now that you know the procedure for filing passport re-issuance, does it cost you several bucks? You may wonder. Read on to discover.

Does it Cost to Change the Name and Address on the Passport?

If you wish to rectify the particulars, such as name and address in your Passport, you will have to pay a specific fee for your Passport's re-issue. The application fee for the re-issue of a Passport may vary based on the validity terms and age of the passport holder. 

In case you are a minor, the re-issuance fee for a Passport with a validity of 5 years is ₹1000. In case you are an adult, the re-issuance price for the re-issuance of a Passport with ten years validity may cost from ₹1500 - ₹2000.

Please note that an additional fee (₹1000- ₹2000) can be applied in case you avail of a tatkal service for the re-issuance of the Passport.

>>Check: How to Claim for Passport Cover under Travel Insurance Easily?

Summing It Up

A passport is one of the essential documents to carry when you are travelling overseas. It is proof of your identity issued by your country and, thus, holds great importance when you cross borders to visit another nation. Therefore, always ensure that the particulars in your Passport are always correct and updated. 

While you apply for the updation of your name and address change in your Passport, follow the steps mentioned above to avoid any hassle. 

Meanwhile, remember to apply for financial cover that shall help you in times such as passport loss! Yes, we are discussing getting your passports secured with international travel insurance by Care Health Insurance. At CHIL's International travel insurance, we provide financial coverage for the expenses incurred in filing or retrieving your Passport.

Disclaimer: Plan features, benefits, coverage, and claims underwriting are subject to policy terms and conditions. Please refer to the brochure, sales prospectus, and policy documents carefully.

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