Change of Name

Change of Name

In case of change of name upon marriage, following documents/papers are required:  

  • Current passport of both husband and wife.
  • Original marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages along with an attested copy of the same
  • Joint affidavit to be signed by both husband and wife [Appendix-18] along with duly filled in form No. EAP-II.

 In case of divorcees applying for a change of name, the following are required:  

  • Divorce certificate authenticated by court
  • Deed poll or sworn affidavit regarding change of name [Appendix-17] .
  • Current passport along with a copy

Note: In case change of name is required following the death of the spouse, death certificate (along with a copy) must be submitted.

Remarried applicants applying for change of name/change of spouse’s name should submit the following documents/papers:  

  • Divorce deed duly authenticated by court or Death certificate as the case may be, in respect of the first spouse
  • Attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages or an affidavit signed by both husband and wife along with a joining photograph with the present spouse
  • Original newspaper cuttings announcing the change of name published in two leading daily newspapers (one daily newspaper should be of the area of the applicant’s permanent address and another of his present address or nearby area)
  • Current passport along with a copy

Fee:

Replacement of passport (36 pages) - RMB 496.00
Replacement of passport (60 pages) - RMB 655.00
Replacement of passport (36 pages) for minors - RMB 337.00

Note:

  • After filling-up the application online, a submission-date is generated. The completed application may be submitted at the Consulate’s counter on any working day between 09.30 to 12.00 hours ignoring the submission-date generated by the online system.
  • Applicants may sometimes face difficulty in accessing the online application format due to technical reasons. In such circumstances, it is advisable to try after a while.  Applicants are also advised to use computers with latest version software operating systems.
  • Applicants may please note that New Passport booklets are printed in India (Delhi).  Applicants are intimated through e-mail (vc3@indianconsulate.org.cn) on arrival of their passports from India.
 
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