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If you want to change or add surname on passport, you can do it by applying for passport reissue . The process for passport reissue involves several steps. Thus you should know about how to add surname in Indian passport, documents required for surname change in passport. 

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Reasons to add a surname to Indian Passport

Let’s see why do you need to add surname in Indian passport. According to the Passport Seva Service, to change the surname on a passport,  you have to apply for a “Reissue” of the passport.

  • After marriage – In India generally women change surname after marriage. Thus it needs to update it in your passport
  • Women want to change their surname after divorce.
  • Someone wants to adopt a new surname legally.
  • You may want a little spelling change in your existing surname.

Documents required for surname change in passport

Following documents are required to add surname in passport:

  1. Old Passport with self attested copies of first and last two pages
  2. Address Proof
  3. Proof of Non ECR category

Additional documents as per reason of change name in passport

  1. After marriage/ re marriage: Photocopy of spouse passport
  2. Others:
    • At least two public/school documents issued in the desired/ applied changed name to confirm the name has changed
    • Clippings copy of two local news papers or State Government

Fees required to change surname on passport India

For Adults (above 18 years)

Application categoryPassport fees
NormalRs. 1500/-
TatkalRs. 3500/-

For Minor (below 18 years)

Application categoryPassport fees
NormalRs. 1000/-
TatkalRs. 3000/-
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How to Add Surname in Indian Passport

If you want to change surname then you need to apply for reissue of passport. You need to submit the documents to fix surname problems in your passport in India. These documents can vary depending on the reason why you want to change surname. (such as marriage, divorce, adoption, etc.) 

  • Go to official website of Passport Seva.
  • Register or Login to your account.
  • Now, you have to click on “Apply for Fresh/Re-issue of Passport” link.
  • There you have to fill the form 
  • Now select “Change in Existing Personal Particulars” under “Type of Application”.
  • Choose reason for your surname change from the menu and enter your new surname in the box
  • Upload the scanned copies of documents.
  • Pay fee online and now book appointment at PSK or POPSK.
  • Print receipt. Now you have to carry it with your original documents and passport to the PSK or POPSK on the day of your appointment.
  • When you visit PSK/PoPSK you have to submit your documents for verification. And give your biometrics and photographs. .
  • Collect your new passport for PSK or wait for it to be delivered to your address by post.

Alternatively, you can fill out an e-form by downloading it. After that, choose ‘Validate’ and save the file. Then follow the instructions to submit this XML file to schedule an appointment with the passport office.

Also read

Adding Spouse Name in Passport

Passport Renewal Process in India

Documents Required for Indian Passport Renewal


Can I add surname in my Indian passport?

Yes, you can add or change surname in passport. You need to apply for passport reissue to add surname in passport.

Is police verification required for name change in passport?

Yes, you have to apply for passport reissue for name change in passport. Thus it requires to have police verification for it.

How much time does it take for passport surname change/addition?

It takes around 30 to 45 days for passport reissue of the surname change purpose.

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