Name spelling change after 50 years for issue of a new passport
Had a problem in the issuance of a Visa due to the name having a different spelling from the one in your passport and higher secondary certificate? Get quick guidance from experts on what are the steps you need to take right away to avoid future problems again when applying for a Visa and using the passport.
I wanted to change the spelling of my name in my Higher Secondary certificate. Earlier, it required a simple affidavit in front of the notary and this was sufficient. So Graduation or voter's card or Aadhar card and PAN card were accepted for new spelling. Now, when renewing the old passport, the passport officer refused to accept the changed spelling. She took the new spelling and it is different from what it was in my Visa sanction. I then had to rush to Canada and had a problem at the airport over there on landing. Fortunately, one Indian gentleman was standing in the queue behind me. He volunteered and explained to the officer at the Toronto airport and I was let in. Now I have come back and will apply for a new visa. If I accept the spelling in the Higher Secondary certificate, then other records become invalid. So what should I do?