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Spouse name in Passport - Is this mandatory?

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Did not even know that was possible.


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No. Why would your spouse's name be in your passport? Its your passport. Only your name should be written there.

Or are you talking about using your married name on the passport (for female applicants)?

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OP might be referring to passports issued by India govt that (previously?) listed parent names, for minors, or spouse name inside of the back cover page. I don't recall if it was mandatory or provisional.


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Guys...

In Indian Passport, at the back side we have section for Spouse name, so i was wondering if i need to include my spouse name in my passport...!!!

Hi vsubish,

My PD is 28-JAN-14 & i received fee bill from NVC.

I've applied for PCC at local Passport office.They told me to endorse your spouse name on Passport in order to get PCC(i mentioned my spouse name in PCC application). For this, I applied for re-issue of passport and it took 3 business days to get new one. Also, it is important to add your spouse name on passport,(in case) to obtain minor passport. I think its better to add spouse name in passport.

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Hi vsubish,

My PD is 28-JAN-14 & i received fee bill from NVC.

I've applied for PCC at local Passport office.They told me to endorse your spouse name on Passport in order to get PCC(i mentioned my spouse name in PCC application). For this, I applied for re-issue of passport and it took 3 business days to get new one. Also, it is important to add your spouse name on passport,(in case) to obtain minor passport. I think its better to add spouse name in passport.

Thanks a lot DNR...for your reply....

when did you received mail from NVC to submit docs & fees?....

Keep us posted as and when your stage progresses... :)

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Its not necessary to include your spouses name. Its entirely upto you if you wish to change your name after marriage ( Female) and include your partners name . Kindly don't listen to Indian officials who state otherwise and ask you to go through the process of getting your passport re-issued unless you want to change it to include your husbands name.

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Its not necessary to include your spouses name. Its entirely upto you if you wish to change your name after marriage ( Female) and include your partners name . Kindly don't listen to Indian officials who state otherwise and ask you to go through the process of getting your passport re-issued unless you want to change it to include your husbands name.

Thankyou Jsnr!

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Its not necessary to include your spouses name. Its entirely upto you if you wish to change your name after marriage ( Female) and include your partners name . Kindly don't listen to Indian officials who state otherwise and ask you to go through the process of getting your passport re-issued unless you want to change it to include your husbands name.

i agree here with you, but i know a case or two where the police officials asked the applicant to include the spouse name in passport in order to issue the PCC certificate. SO i guess its safe to include spouse name in the passport.

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i agree here with you, but i know a case or two where the police officials asked the applicant to include the spouse name in passport in order to issue the PCC certificate. SO i guess its safe to include spouse name in the passport.

Dear friend, I am a female residing in India and was asked to do the same(change my name to include my husbands) which included the process of reissuing an existing passport, changing names on other docs which were issued uniformly on the name I maintained and errands that were not necessary as I didn't wish to change my name. I told them it was my right to maintain which ever name I wanted to keep and they did issue me a PCC. Indian passport officials think they have a right to force things on people and exploit peoples rights( sometimes just because they are not aware) which is not correct. You can change your name if you wish to, but it does not have any impact on your application. My Visa was approved a few days ago and my name caused me no concerns the Indian official appreciated it. Well I just wanted to let you know that it isn't mandatory to include your spouses name.

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Jnsr

Congrats on your visa!

The case with India can sometimes be that officials are either not fully aware of rules, or other times they make up their own. Kudos for standing up for your right to decide whether or not to keep your maiden name.

Off topic.. what documents did you take to the passport office when submitting PCC application? ..And how long did it take them to issue it after the application? My wife, also an Indian citizen, is about to apply for PCC and would be helpful to her. So far she has not added my name to her Indian passport. Thx

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NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Dear friend, I am a female residing in India and was asked to do the same(change my name to include my husbands) which included the process of reissuing an existing passport, changing names on other docs which were issued uniformly on the name I maintained and errands that were not necessary as I didn't wish to change my name. I told them it was my right to maintain which ever name I wanted to keep and they did issue me a PCC. Indian passport officials think they have a right to force things on people and exploit peoples rights( sometimes just because they are not aware) which is not correct. You can change your name if you wish to, but it does not have any impact on your application. My Visa was approved a few days ago and my name caused me no concerns the Indian official appreciated it. Well I just wanted to let you know that it isn't mandatory to include your spouses name.

Hi Jnsr...

Congrats on your VISA....!!!!

Really appreciate your thoughts and comments. I guess there is some confusion - my doubt was not regarding to change my maiden name rather my doubt was whether it is necessary to have my spouse name (in the spouse name column) of the Indian passport. Nevertheless i totally agree your statement and share the same thoughts...... :) :)

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Jnsr

Congrats on your visa!

The case with India can sometimes be that officials are either not fully aware of rules, or other times they make up their own. Kudos for standing up for your right to decide whether or not to keep your maiden name.

Off topic.. what documents did you take to the passport office when submitting PCC application? ..And how long did it take them to issue it after the application? My wife, also an Indian citizen, is about to apply for PCC and would be helpful to her. So far she has not added my name to her Indian passport. Thx

Thank you :) .The appointment is valid for the next day after submitting the application( the date and time chosen). Printout of the application receipt. Documents you need to carry is just a photocopy of your passport with your signature & your original Passport. The fee is Rs. 500 & has to be paid at the passport office only. They issued me my PCC on the same day the whole process took a hour and half.

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