A passport, being an official document issued by the government, must contain all relevant and accurate information. This document not only acts as a proof of address and identity but is a crucial document that permits individuals to travel out of India. It contains information such as the passport holder’s name, age, address, family information, signature, and photograph.
In certain instances, passport holders might feel the need to change certain information in their passports. Someone might wish to change their names after marriage, or their address after the relocation. This article provides the steps required to be followed by individuals who wish to delete the spouse's name from their passport.
The Passport authority allows individuals to delete the name of their spouse from their Passport if the spouse has expired or the couple has been legally separated.
Procedure To Remove Spouse Name from Indian Passport
To delete the spouse's name from the passport, one must either visit the website of Passport Seva or one of their centers to procure Form 002 or ‘miscellaneous services’ form and fill it up. Those downloading the form from the website must select the option titled, ‘reissue of passport’.
Next, they must choose the option ‘change in existing personal particular’ and then select ‘spouse name’ and then click on ‘change in existing personal particulars’.
After this, the applicant must seek an appointment with the PSK, pay the required fee and visit with the following documents:
- Application Form
- Old Passport in original along with self-attested photocopies of the first and last two pages of it.
- Self-attested copy of the Divorce Certificate or Divorce Decree. (In case of a divorce)
- Copy of the spouse's Death Certificate. (In case the spouse has expired)
- Sworn Affidavit/Deed Poll as per Annexure 'E'.
- A filled-in copy of Form No. II (for Miscellaneous Services).
- Age proof.
- Identity proof.
- Address proof.
All of the above-mentioned documents will be scrutinized and verified by the Passport Officer. An authority letter has to be signed by the applicant as per the Annexure. After successful completion of the verification process, the applicant can collect the endorsed Passport with the updated details.
These simple steps can help delete the name of the spouse from the passport without any hassle.