Non-ECR passport re-issue and name different in matriculation marksheet?

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Hello guys,

I just joined India Mike today and hope to be a contributing member. My question is regarding my passport re-issue that will take place in the near future as my current passport is expiring soon.

When I first got my passport in 2009, basically an agent did everything so it wasn't that hard. So here is my problem. After I was 16 years old, I legally changed my first name and since then most of my id cards such as PAN card, drivers licence, Aadhar card, passport have been under my new name.

Also, when I got my first passport issued, I had to get an affidavit of name change (this formality was again done by the passport agent) and voila! My passport was issued and was issued with ECNR (Non-ECR) stamp.

Now it's time to get it re-issued and according to the document adviser, I do need to furnish once again documents for a Non-ECR stamp. I want to know that my name is different in 10th class grade-sheet, will they deny me an ECNR stamp in the new passport? Despite me having almost all document in my new name?

Also do they even ask for ECNR documents at the time of re-issue even if the previous passport is ECNR? I'm quite stressed about this as I don't want a passport with an ECR stamp after having a non-ecr passport. Should I make another affidavit to say that the person in the 10th grade marksheet is the same?

Although a complicated issue, I'd love to hear your thoughts or opinions on my situation.

Thanks in advance!
#2 Oct 27th, 2017, 13:42
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It would already be in their records that you have changed your name when the original passport was issued.

Just carry along the affidavit that you had made last time - if you have it.
Also it is always a good idea to get the name change published in the official gazette to have an official proof of the same.
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Just to add, you may carry the certificate issued for highest qualification you have achieved. It will bypass the requirement of matriculation certificate.
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post Just to add, you may carry the certificate issued for highest qualification you have achieved. It will bypass the requirement of matriculation certificate.
Thanks for the reply Prakaant! I do have a Bachelors degree but it's from a British University. Will they still accept it? Especially my degree was done in parts, I had a 2 year long Diploma from Canada (done on campus in Canada) and then I completed the final year of my bachelors via distance education (In India) from a British University. If they can accept Non-Indian Bachelors degree, that would be pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post It would already be in their records that you have changed your name when the original passport was issued.

Just carry along the affidavit that you had made last time - if you have it.
Also it is always a good idea to get the name change published in the official gazette to have an official proof of the same.
Hello Snotty,

Apparently, the agent most likely submitted the original affidavit with the old passport application. I vaguely remember that a simple notary name change that I made was not accepted and we had to make a specialized name change certificate just for the passport formalities and it was submitted with the application itself. But I do have the notary affidavit and I'll try to find the copies of my name change declaration in the local newspapers at that time. I never published it in the gazette.

I do think that in the hindsight it was rather naive of me to want to change my name but I can't change it now.

Also, I've heard people saying that they didn't needed to submit anything related to ECNR with their application for a re-issue of passport as long as they already had a Non-ECR stamp in the old passport, is that true? Either way, if I take my normal affidavit alongside with proof of address like Aadhar, Pan card, licence, etc, I hope that they will not revoke my ECNR status.
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It does seem like that they won't recognize foreign bachelors degrees for ECNR. I used to think that if one already has an ECNR passport, he/she will not need to re-prove their eligibility. But obviously that's not the case. I'll just carry my 10th grade marksheets, change of name affidavit and also my diploma and degree certificates from the UK and Canadian colleges and hope for the best.

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