Adding Spouse name to Indian Passport

If you want to add your spouse’s name in the passport, you will have to apply for reissue of passport. In your online application for passport, select ‘Reissue of Passport’ option in the ‘service desired’.

File your Online Application here : http://passport.gov.in/nri/Online.do

Download form from here: https://passport.gov.in/nri/

To learn about how to renew your passport, visit Indian Passport Renewal in USA

Please Note :
Have a proof handy for your US address.
Barcode must appear on the top of printout

Application & Documents Submission

You can submit your documents to BLS International in the following ways

In Person:
Carry original documents supporting enclose photocopies of all documents with the application, for cross checking by the consular officer. Carry original print out of the complete application.At the time of your appointment, present them all at the application center. In Person, the application can be submitted either by the applicant or immediate family member, with a proper authority letter and proof of relationship.

By Mail: 
Attach all the supporting documents and photocopies to your application and send it as soon as possible, irrespective of the date of appointment.

No matter how you apply -

  • All photocopies should be notarized.
  • Application sent by regular mail, certified mail, express mail, FedEx, UPS or any other way, all are treated equally.
  • Only NRI under the jurisdiction of the respective Missions are eligible to apply for online Passport.
  • Mailing is not an option for lost, stolen and tatkal passport.

Fees Payment :
Different modes of payment are available to pay the fees. You can make payment via
1. Demand draft
2. Money order
3. Banker’s check

Additional Documents Required:

Note : All affidavits and photocopies must be notarized.

  • Original Passport.
  • Online application form duly filled and signed by the applicant. (The name on the form should be as the new name to appear on the new Indian passport).
    Note: 
    1. Please fill up manually with black or blue pen from point No 7 to 29
    2. Specimen signature on the box to be signed by client on the first page and if it is minor applicant can write their name or thumb impression
    3. Point No 26 same as specimen signature(Client Signature)
    4. Point No 29 both box signed by client.
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Nationality Verification Form
  • Photocopy of First five and last 2 pages of passport
  • Notarized Photocopy of Proof of Valid Visa
  • Notarized Photocopy of Proof of Residence in US
  • Four recent color passport size 2 inches by 2 inches (2”x2”) photo 

Processing & Timings:

Below are the approximate processing times for adding spouse name to an Indian Passport. The exact processing time depends on factors such as; the city the application was submitted in, in which city or country was the previous / old passport issued, your current passport status and etc. 

  • The consular officer can schedule a personal appointment at any time.
  • The consular officer can ask for additional and original documents at any stage.
  • The processing timings can vary from time to time.
  • The processing timing does not apply to services with prior approvals. It would be in weeks or months.
Location Applied Service Type Processing Time
Washington DC Fresh / Reissue / Renewal / Correction of Passport Minimum 1 - 3 week (If your case is referred for clearance then the processing time may increase to 6 Weeks or more).
New York, NY 2-3 Weeks
San Francisco, CA 2-3 Weeks
Chicago, IL 6-8 weeks (If your case is referred for clearance then the processing time may increase to 10 Weeks or more).
Houston, TX Fresh / Reissue / Correction of Passport Minimum 1 - 3 week (If your case is referred for clearance then the processing time may increase to 6 Weeks or more).
Atlanta, GA 6 to 8 weeks

Fees for Addition Spouse Name on an Indian Passport

Payments must be made Online by Credit Card.

Your Fees include:

A(Consular Fee) Passport Fees As per adult / minor and applicable category
ICWF - Indian Community Welfare Fund $3
B(CKGS Fee) CKGS Service Fee $19.95 per application
Optional Fee Courier Service, text message etc
Total Payment A+B

Note :

  • Payment has to be made separately for each Applicant.
  • Convenience charges will apply for Credit Card.
  • Cash will NOT be accepted.
  • Personal Checks will NOT be accepted.
  • If fees are not paid in full, CKGS will not be responsible for any delays and consequential charges that you may incur.

Application Rejections :
The Consulate returns the applications, if the application is

1. incomplete or incorrect; and/or
2. lacking supporting documents; and/or
3. have been mailed with inadequate fee; and/or
4. have other deficiencies

Tatkal Service:  The Tatkal Passport is also known as expedited passports or emergency passports. Tatkal service facilitates and issues a passport quicker than the normal procedure, under situation of emergency.

Important facts to know about Tatkal Passports:

1. Submission time for Tatkal applications are from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
2. Normal Processing time for Tatkal Service is 1-3 Days
3. Additional Tatkal Fee must be paid.

Note : The nature of emergency must be proved. 

Tatkal  Service Consular Fees ICWF Fees BLS Service Charge Total Fees
Addition of spouse name after marriage
Deletion of spouse name after death/ divorce
$225 -
Ordinary Booklet- 36 Pages
$3 $13.20 $241.20
Addition of spouse name after marriage
Deletion of spouse name after death/ divorce
$250 -
Jumbo Booklet - 60 Pages
$3 $13.20 $266.20

Note :

  • Applicants must submit their Tatkal application in person only.
  • Tatkal applications by post can not be accepted at any BLS Application Center.
  • Any postal applications requesting Tatkal service will be sent back using prepaid supplied with application.
  • All Tatkal Applications require approval from the local Embassy or Consulate General.
  • If you are a green card holder, you must physically show your green card at the local Embassy or Consulate General to receive a Tatkal approval.
  • This service is not available for passport applications/documents sent by mail, for expired passports and for expired visa status