How to Add Spouse Name in Passport

The process to add your spouse’s name on the passport is very simple. You will have to apply for a ‘Re-Issue’ of passport and submit the relevant documents at the passport office to add your spouse’s name on the passport.

Procedure to Add Spouse’s Name in Passport

The process that must be followed to add your spouse’s name on the passport is similar to the process that is followed for Re-issue of passport. The two different methods by the which you can apply for the Re-issue of a passport are mentioned below:

  • Online Form Submission
  • e-Form Submission

Online Form Submission

The step-by-step procedure that must be followed for Online Form Submission is mentioned below:

  • Visit the Passport Seva Online Portal.
  • Click on ‘New User Registration’.
  • Enter the relevant details on the next page and complete the registration procedure.
  • Next, use your registered Login ID to login to the Passport Seva Online Portal.
  • Click on ‘Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport’.
  • Fill the relevant details and submit the application form.
  • Next, click on ‘Pay and Schedule Appointment’, which can be found on the ‘View Saved/Submitted Applications’ screen.
  • You will have to schedule an appointment.
  • Next, the payment procedure must be completed.
  • In case of appointments at PSK/POPSK/PO, online payment has been made mandatory. Given below are the two modes by which online payments can be made:
    • Via Debit/Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard)
    • State Bank of India (SBI) Bank Challan
    • Internet Banking (SBI, Associate Banks, and Other Banks)
  • Next, click on ‘Print Application Receipt’. The receipt will contain the Appointment Number/Application Reference Number (ARN). It is no longer mandatory to carry a copy of the receipt. An SMS with the appointment details will also be accepted when you visit the passport office.
  • Next, you must visit the Regional Passport Office (RPO)/Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) with the original documents.

e-Form Submission

The step-by-step procedure that must be followed for e-Form Submission is mentioned below:

  • Down the e-Form from the official Passport Seva Kendra website (https://portal2.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/downloadEFormStatic).
  • Fill the e-Form that has been downloaded.
  • Next, click on ‘Validate and Save’. An XML file will be generated, which needs to be uploaded later.
  • Visit the official website of Passport Seva Kendra.
  • Click on ‘New User Registration’.
  • On the next page, enter the relevant details and complete the registration process.
  • Next, you must login to your Passport Seva Online Portal.
  • Once you have completed the login procedure, click on ‘Upload e-Form' to upload the XML file. It is vital that only the XML file is uploaded and not the PDF file.
  • Next, click on ‘Payment and Schedule Appointment’, which can be found in the ‘View Saved/Submitted Applications’ screen.
  • Next, you must schedule an appointment.
  • In case any appointments are booked at PO/POPSK/PSK, online payment is mandatory.
  • Online payment can be completed by any of the below-mentioned methods:
    • SBI Bank Challan
    • Internet Banking
    • Debit/Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Next, click on ‘Print Application Receipt’. The receipt will contain the Appointment Number/ARN. It is not mandatory to carry a copy of the receipt anymore. You can display the SMS you have received with the appointment details when you visit the Passport Office.
  • Next, visit the RPO/PSK along with the original documents.

Documents Required

The list of documents that must be submitted in to order to add your spouse’s name on the passport is mentioned below:

  • Original old passport
  • Photocopy of the first and last two pages of the passport.
  • Page of observation (if any)
  • ECR/Non-ECR Page
  • Validity of extension page, if any, in case of short validity passport

FAQ’s

  1. In case your spouse is a foreign citizen, should his/her nationality be added along with the name?
  2. No, the nationality of your spouse need not be added. Only his/her name must be mentioned.

  3. What documents need to be submitted in case your spouse is a foreign citizen?
  4. Any of the below-mentioned documents will need to be submitted in case your spouse is a foreign citizen:

    • Marriage Certificate that has been issued by Indian authorities in India.
    • Marriage Certificate that has been issued in India by the Foreign Embassy.
    • Marriage Certificate that has been issued abroad by the Indian Mission/Post.
    • Foreign Government issued Marriage Certificate that has been attested by the Indian Mission/Post or the Foreign Embassy.

News About How to Add Spouse Name in Passport After Marriage

  • POPSK to be inaugurated in Darjeeling and Siliguri

    Kolkata: The Minister of State for External Affairs - M.J. Akbar has announced the inauguration of new Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) in Darjeeling and Siliguri in the coming days. The POPSK will provide services related to the issuance of new and renewed passports. Considering the increasing demand for passports and the availability of passport offices in various parts of India, the government has taken the initiative to ensure that the citizens do not have to travel more than 50 kilometers to avail passport related services. In India, post offices have the widest reach in urban as well as rural areas, the Ministry of External Affairs has collaborated with many post offices to extend passport related services.

    24 July 2017

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