How to change name on Indian passport after marriage or divorce?
A passport is an important document, which is considered as a proof of identity (POI) and proof of address (POA). In many cases, women change their surname after marriage and want to update the same on their passport.  
 
In case a lady retains her maiden name after marriage, nothing changes in the passport application process and no need to update an existing passport.
 
However, the instructions booklet of the passport application form on the Passport Seva website says: “This will be applicable to an applicant who has even marginally changed the name or a female who has changed her name or surname after marriage”.
 
You have to apply for a 'Re-issue' of passport and get the specified change done in the personal particulars to change the name in the passport. You will also have to submit required documents along with the application form to validate your request. 
 
How to apply for reissue of passport
 
Here are step-wise processes to change name on passport after marriage. There are two processes; you can follow either of them.
 
Steps for online form submission
 
1. First of all, you need to register through the Passport Seva Online Portal by clicking on ‘Register Now’ link on its Home Page
 
2. You then have to log in on the log in page of the passport seva portal with the registered Login Id
 
3. You then need to click on ‘Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport’ to proceed further
 
4. You will have to fill the required details in the form and submit.
 
5. Choose the ‘Pay and Schedule Appointment’ link on the View Saved / Submitted Applications screen to schedule an appointment.  Please note that online payment has been made mandatory for booking appointments at all Passport Seva Kendras/Passport Offices.
 
6. You need to click the Print Application Receipt link to print the application receipt containing Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number
 
7. After making a payment, visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where appointment has been booked, along with original documents
 
Steps for e-Form submission
 
1. You have to download the e-Form through the ‘Download e-Form’ link available on the home page in this process. 
 
2. You then have to fill the downloaded e-Form and click the Validate and Save button in it. This will generate an XML file, which will be required later for uploading in the system.
 
3. Follow the same process mentioned above and log in to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the registered Login Id. 
 
4. Upload the XML file through the Upload e-Form link after logging in successfully. Please note that only XML file is accepted by the system and hence do not upload the PDF form at this stage. 
 
5. You have to go through the same payment process (as mentioned above) to schedule an appointment in your nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) along with the original documents.
 
6. After making a payment, visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where appointment has been booked, along with original documents
 
Documents required for name change on passport in case of marriage:
 
1. Original marriage certificate with a photocopy is required. You also need to submit a self-attested photocopy of the spouse's passport.
 
2. Old passport in original with self-attested photocopy of its first two and last two pages, including Emigration Check Required (ECR) /Non-ECR page (previously ECNR) and the page of observation (if any), made by Passport Issuing Authority and validity extension page, if any, in respect of short validity passport
 
3. Proof of Present Address 
 
Changing name on passport after divorce: You have to submit a court-certified copy of divorce decree or self-attested copy of divorce certificate to change your name on account of divorce.
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    rs235m

    1 month ago

    The birth certificate and school leaving certificate will be having different name than in new passport.It is there fore desirable to continue with name surname of parent.

    mywopy

    1 month ago

    Adopting a new surname after marriage creates too many legal hurdles in the future, which could hinder future career prospects and obstacles for foreign travel, better to stick with your original surname.

    REPLY

    s5rwav

    In Reply to mywopy 1 month ago

    I Suggest Enactment of Law to Remove Surnames. I am Babubhai Vaghela from Ahmedabad. Thanks.

    FRANCISXAVIER

    In Reply to s5rwav 1 month ago

    very correct. in tamilnadu only father or mother name is allowed as a surname.

    s5rwav

    1 month ago

    If media reports are to be believed, Wife of Mr Narendra Modi has been denied Passport. I am Babubhai Vaghela from Ahmedabad. Thanks.

    Lack of English fluency limits online fraudsters to Hindi belt
    Online fraudsters might have mastered the art of duping people with various new stratagems but their inability to communicate fluently in English has limited their reach to the Hindi-speaking belt. An analysis of complaints received on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal reveals that the majority of the victims are from Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
     
    On the contrary, when it comes to getting SIM cards to be used in the crime, the fraudsters are getting them from distant places like Assam and Telangana. It was established that the SIM cards are sourced from regions as far-off as Assam's Barpeta, and also Telangana.
     
    "This is done mostly with the help of long-distance transporters (mostly truck drivers) that are from the Mewat region as well as some distant relatives of these cyber criminals who have settled in those areas," DCP, Cyber Cell, Anyesh Roy said.
     
     
    A module recently busted by the Delhi Police with the arrest at least 10 people and apprehension of two juveniles has revealed that the fraudsters use two basic methods to dupe people in the Hindi-speaking belt.
     
    In one, the accused pose as army or paramilitary personnel posting advertisements on popular e-commerce websites for sale of their goods, mostly cars or bikes. They even post photographs of vehicles, mostly taken from the internet, that have either Indian Army or the name of a paramilitary force written on them, with the intent to first win the trust of the victim.
     
    They, then, lure potential buyers to transfer an advance amount into a bank account or an e-Wallet account to seal the deal.
     
    Once this initial amount is paid, they coax the victim to pay more on the pretext of transport and handling charges, GST, etc. Once this is done, they cut all contacts with the victim.
     
    In the second mode, the accused, posing as army or paramilitary personnel, contact the seller of any second-hand goods on e-commerce sites. Once initial contact is established, they tell the seller that they would send the money via a QR code that needs to be scanned. The victim, believing the accused to be a genuine buyer, scans the malicious QR code sent to their mobile and the money, instead of getting credited, gets debited from their account.
     
    With the objective of dismantling the cyber fraud 'industry' flourishing in the tri-junction region of Haryana, Rajasthan and UP, the Delhi Police's Cyber Crime Unit/CyPAD, has started concerted action against its entire ecosystem comprising callers, the 'money mules' and the SIM sellers.
     
    Acting on approximately 300 complaints received on National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, action has been initiated against the entire fraud chain comprising of callers impersonating as prospective buyers of second hand goods listed on mobile apps, account holders in whose bank accounts the defrauded money is transferred and SIM sellers who have issued multiple SIM cards on fake and bogus IDs.
     
    Later, raids were conducted in the Mewat region and ten accused persons were arrested.
     
    The Delhi Police has also given people some tips to safeguard themselves from being defrauded.
     
    "Verify credentials of buyer or seller before making or receiving payment... a buyer or seller showing unreasonable hurry or urgency is a likely fraudster. Also don't click on any link or scan a QR Code.. You may lose money. Try avoiding accepting or making advance payment. It may be a trap to defraud you. Fraudsters use fake identity proof of national institutions to gain confidence and faith. Beware of any such attempt," the DCP said.
     
    Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.
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    pingaleadvocate

    1 month ago

    If daughter died after 2005 Amendment Act then her legal heir can claim her share in her HUF property.??????
    Or
    If daughter file partition suit after 2005 amendment Act in civil court and during pendency of partition suit if she died then her legal heir as her son or daughter can continue to be party for suit as legal heir?????

    Masks Are for Covering Nose & Mouth. ASCI Asks Muthoot FinCorp To Withdraw Its Ad that Shows People Wearing Masks on Chin
    The Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has barred Muthoot Fincorp Ltd from showing its campaign 'Restart India’ for depicting wrong use of facemask during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On 31 July 2020, I had filed a complaint to ASCI against Muthoot Fincorp for showing people wearing masks on chins instead of covering their nose and mouth with it, which is essential for arresting the spread of COVID-19.
     
    In its order, ASCI says, "Given the nature of the complaint or objections raised, in the current pandemic situation arisen due to COVID-19, the CCC concluded that the improper use of the mask shown in the advertisement refers to an unsafe practice without justifiable reason, manifests a disregard for safety and encourages negligence. This visual depiction in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to lead to grave and widespread disappointment in the minds of consumers. The TV commercial (TVC), Facebook, and Twitter advertisement contravened Chapters I.5 and III.3 of the ASCI Code. This complaint was UPHELD."
     
    I had filed the complaint online on ASCI's WhatsApp number +91 77100 12345 and submitted the necessary proofs, links and documents to substantiate my objection. I had said, "It (the ad) shows people wearing masks on the chin, which is dangerous to say the least.... Masks MUST be worn to cover the nose and mouth all the time. In this ad, almost all characters are shown wearing the mask on chin and not covering nose and mouth, which is required for protection from COVID19. This ad by the Muthoot Group under the name of RestartIndia is spreading a wrong message."
     
     
    Muthoot Fincorp’s Restart India advertising campaign was created by OrganicBPS.
     
    In its written submission, Muthoot Fincorp told the CCC of ASCI: "In the advertisement, there is no intention to mislead the public or encouraging the public to not wear any masks. In fact, most of the characters that are appearing in the video are wearing masks, though a couple of them have lowered the mask while being shown as doing their work. However, towards the end of the video all are wearing masks by properly covering their noses and mouths. The advertisement is focused on people and their zeal to overcome the aftermath of the pandemic and there is nothing in the advertisement, which directly or indirectly encourages people to avoid the usage of a mask. Advertisements are generally a figment of imagination and are not replicating real-life scenarios in toto.”
     
    The CCC says it viewed the TVC, as well as Facebook and Twitter advertisement and considered the response from Muthoot Fincorp. 
     
     
    The CCC observed: "The advertisement shows people restarting their profession. The advertisement conveys that any crisis and sudden change brings with it an opportunity to bounce back and provides a golden chance for a person to rebuild his/her professional life. The complainant (me) has objected to the scenes in the TVC where some characters are shown wearing mask on the chin and not covering their nose and mouth, which is required for protection from the COVID-19 virus. The complainant provided an image showing the harmful effects of wearing the face mask in an incorrect manner."
     
     
    "This image showed that the inside portion of the mask, when brought down to the chin or neck, will be contaminated, and hence the same mask used again to cover the nose and mouth will be infected with bacteria or virus or germs. The image carried a message that if one wants to drink, eat, or do any activity, then the mask needs to be completely removed," the Council noted.
     
    The CCC says it did not agree with the advertiser’s contention that advertisements are generally a figment of imagination and not replicating real-life scenarios in toto. It says, "The campaign promoted is `#RestartIndia’, an initiative by the advertiser – Muthoot Fincorp, advising viewers to restart their lives, along with the current situation caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Given that, it is imperative that everybody should be advised to wear a mask properly. In view of this, the CCC objected to the following characters in the TVC shown wearing mask on their chin or their neck – a driver wiping a car, a man and a woman in a shop selling food items, and a mechanic repairing a car in a garage. The CCC was of the view that this act is exhorting people to engage in unhygienic and medically unsafe or unadvisable practices."
     
    While upholding my complaint, ASCI had advised Muthoot Fincorp to suitably modify or withdraw the said advertisement by 23 September 2020.
     
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    s5rwav

    2 months ago

    ASCI - an NGO - as Advertising Standards Council of India is a Fraud by Govt of India with #WeThePeopleOfIndia. I am Babubhai Vaghela from Ahmedabad. Thanks.

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