How to Change Name in Passport after Divorce

In cases where individuals have gone through a divorce and wishes to change their name in the passport, it is advisable for the person to apply for a reissue of Passport.

Steps to change name in passport post-divorce

  • Apply through the online or by visiting the Passport Seva Kendra.
  • Apart from a copy of the old Passport, they must furnish the following:
    • A self-attested copy of the Divorce Certificate OR copy of Divorce Decree certified by the court.
    • Sworn Affidavit or Deed Poll based on Annexure 'E' that has been provided in the Instruction Booklet for Passports.
  • The above must be submitted along with a filled-in copy of Form No. II for Miscellaneous Services.
  • The above must be submitted along with a nominal fee either directly to the Passport Office or online. If submitting to the office, they will have to take an appointment.
  • After submission of all documents, individuals can collect the re-issued Passport on the said date.

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