Passport reissue with more than 1 year validity

Hello Anil,

I applied for passport reissue due to name change after marriage (maiden to married name) 2 days ago. My current passport is only 7 months old. I got an email from CKGS asking for a letter as to why am I getting it reissued with more than 1 year of validity.

Is there any policy that stops (especially) women from wanting to change their name after marriage even if their passports (with maiden name) have many years of validity?

Hi @Ashwini_Naidu

I am not aware of any such policy but if you have genuine reason, you can explain it with a cover letter.

I am sure they are questioning it to avoid fraud.

Thanks Anil. Appreciate Your response