About Us 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://embassy.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. Three recent passport-size photographs of 2 inch x 2 inch with white background.
  3. Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklet(s), if any).
  4. Photocopy of Passport (first two and last two pages and all pages of observations, if any, made by Passport Issuing Authority)
  5. Copy of valid Iqama (original to be shown for verification). A copy of printout showing validity of Iqama from Ministry of Interior website (https://www.moi.gov.sa/wps/vanityurl/en/ps/pps/query-iqama-expiry-service)may also be submitted.
  6. Personal presence of the applicant at the Application Centre is a must.
  7. Prescribed fees.
  8. For appointment bookings (limited slots), please click here.

Additional Requirements (for Category 2 only)

  1. Gazette notification published in the Indian Union/State Official Gazette;OR Original newspaper cuttings announcing the change of name published in two leading daily newspapers (one popular daily newspaper in the area of the applicant’s present address and another at his permanent address).
  2. Atleast two public documents issued in the desired/ applied changed name to ascertain that the applicant has actually changed his name.