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Change of name in Indian Passport


To change name in Indian Passport, the following procedures to be completed:

1. Application in EAP-I form. All particulars other than name and signature in the application should tally with those in the present passport.

2. Present passport with additional booklets, if any, in original and photocopy of pages 1, 2, last two pages and page containing valid visa.

3. Sworn Affidavit, in the prescribed format, signed by applicant in the presence of Consular Officer for change of name.

4. Paper cuttings, in original, of two leading daily newspapers, notifying the change of name. One daily newspaper should be of the area of applicant’s permanent address in India and another daily newspaper of the area of applicant’s present address. Format of newspaper notification is given below:-
I, ____________son/daughter of_______________, holder of Indian Passport No__________, issued at _____________on _______________, permanent resident of ________ (full postal address in India to be given) and presently residing at _____(full postal address in UAE to be given) do here by change by name from __________________ to _________________, with immediate effect.

5. If the validity of the present passport expired more than 6 months ago, Sworn Affidavit for late submission, signed by applicant in the presence of Consular Officer.

6. Personal Particulars Form in the case of passports issued by other PIAs (Passport Issuing Authorities).

7. Presence of applicant while submitting application is compulsory to establish identity.

Time Taken
Abu Dhabi (5 working day) / Dubai issued Passport (5 working days)
Passport issued by other PIAs (Passport Issuing Authorities) – 40 days
Passport under Tatkal scheme – on the third working day

Normal fee for adult – Dh150 (36 pages ppt booklet), Dhs.190/- (60 page Jumbo booklet)
Service Fee: Dh30
Indian Community Welfare Fund Dh10
Minors up to 18 years of age – Dh100
Extra fee for Tatkal Service Urgent): Dh550

Passport Application Centers
Timing: Saturday to Thursday 8am to 12 Noon – 1pm to 8pm
BLS International Call center : 04-255 5530

• BLS International, Office No. 105, 106, First Floor, Al Khaleej Center, Opposite Al Ain Center, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai.

• BLS International, Office No. 202, Dubai National Insurance Building, Opp. City Centre, Near Flora Park Hotel, Port Saeed, Deira.

• BLS International, KMCC Office, Al Baraha, Deira, Dubai, Tel: 04-272 7676