About Us Change of Name

Change of Name

Two set of procedures are prescribed for following two categories:

Category 1

a) A woman applying for change in name following marriage;
b) Divorcees/Widow applying for change from married name to maiden name;
c) Remarried applicants applying for change of name

Category 2 -All other cases not covered in Category 1

Requirements (for both Category 1 & 2)

1  Applicants are required to fill online application form      at https://portal5.passportindia.gov.in  and carry a printout of the filled   in application form. (Personal Particulars form is NOT required in case   of ONLINE APPLICATIONS).

2  affidavit for requesting change of name after marriage by the  married woman.

3  Three recent passport-size photographs of 2 inch x 2 inch with white   background.

4  Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklet(s), if any).

5  Photocopy of Passport (first two and last two pages and all pages of   observations, if any, made by Passport Issuing Authority)

6  Copy of valid Iqama (original to be shown for verification).

7  Personal presence of the applicant at the Application Centre is a must.

8  Prescribed fees.

9  For appointment bookings (limited slots),  Visit https://visa.vfsglobal.com/sau/en/ind/


Additional Requirements (for Category 2 only)

1.  At least two public documents issued in the desired/ applied changed   name to ascertain that the applicant has actually changed his name.

2. Original newspaper cuttings announcing the change of name   published in two leading daily newspapers (one popular daily newspaper   in Saudi Arabia and another at his   permanent address in India).
Gazette notification published in the Indian Union/State Official   Gazette can be a substitute for advertisement in Indian newspaper.

Advertisement format for Minor Applicant:

I (name of father), F/o _____________ (Given name) and _________________ (Surname) holding Passport No. _____________issued at ___________ on _____________ hereby announce to change my minor son's/daughter's name as _____________ (Given name) and _________________ (Surname) for all future purposes.

Advertisement format for Major Applicant:

I  _____________ (Given name) and _________________ (Surname) holding Passport No. _____________issued at ___________ on _____________ hereby announce to change my name as _____________ (Given name) and _________________ (Surname) for all future purposes.