How to Change Gender in Indian Passport?

Last Updated at: May 15, 2020
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To change the gender/sex on the passport, one must either visit the website of Passport Seva or one of their centers to procure Form 002 or ‘miscellaneous services’ form and fill it up.

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To change the gender/sex on the passport, one should either visit Passport Seva’s website or one of its centers to obtain and fill out Form 002 or ‘ Miscellaneous Services ‘ form. Those who fill out the form or download it from the website must select the option titled, ‘ passport reissue. ‘

 

Passport details are considered to be one of the most important while it is used for the purpose of identity proof as well as an address proof. It essentially contains your name, address, signature, date of birth, sex, etc. There is no age limit (minimum) for procuring the passports, rather regardless of the age of the applicant, anyone can obtain a passport by undergoing the formalities. The Government of India has introduced the idea of regional Passport Seva Kendra Offices in every state, from where the forms can be procured and details are filled and filed there itself.

Moreover, with the rise in technological development, the relevant forms pertaining to obtaining a passport is made available even online from where it can be downloaded and submitted. However, in order to submit the form, the applicant will necessarily have to go to the Passport Seva Kendra Office as that cannot be submitted online. The process is not yet done, even after the submission of the application. The applicants will have to yet make a visit to the Seva Kendra Office in order to appear from the interview which will include document verification. If the interview is passed through successfully then, the applicants will be receiving their passports at their residential address (as filled) via post.

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However, it is not always necessary that all the details will be mentioned correctly in your passport once you obtain it. There are chances of recording the wrong details- be it the name, address, sex or other details. There is no guarantee that the process is error-free. Therefore, even after the issuance of the certificate, the details can be very easily changed in the passport following the prescribed procedure. More or less, the procedure for changing any of the details remains the same. In this article, we will brief you about the procedure of changing gender in the Indian Passport:

Step-1: Obtaining the relevant forms.

In order to begin the process of correction of the mentioned sex in the passport, the first step is to obtain Form No.2. This form is made available online (on the website) as well as offline at the Passport Seva Kendra Office. This form is related to miscellaneous services and thus covers ‘sex’ in it. In case the process is being taken up online by the applicant, then the option for Reissue of Passport is to be chosen and edit the sex in the particulars section.

Step-2: Production of Relevant Documents:

After having filled up the required changes in Form 2, it will also require the production of necessary documents. These documents have to be produced in the appointment that is fixed after filling up Form 2. Based on the documents that are produced by the applicant, the individual will also have to provide an authorization letter signed by himself or herself. The list of documents is as given below:

  • Duly completed and Notarized Application Form
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of identity
  • Original passport with a photocopy of the first two and last two pages that have been self-attested
  • Sworn affidavit regarding the sex change
  • Certificate from the hospital where the individual underwent a sex change operation.

Once the documents relating to the change sought is verified by the authorities, it is corrected and sent to the applicant via post. The earlier passport with incorrect details automatically stands cancelled. Like a name change, there is no requirement in sex-change to be published in the official gazette or an affidavit, it is solely on the basis of the application and relevant document verification that the same is carried out.

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How to Change Gender in Indian Passport?

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To change the gender/sex on the passport, one should either visit Passport Seva’s website or one of its centers to obtain and fill out Form 002 or ‘ Miscellaneous Services ‘ form. Those who fill out the form or download it from the website must select the option titled, ‘ passport reissue. ‘

 

Passport details are considered to be one of the most important while it is used for the purpose of identity proof as well as an address proof. It essentially contains your name, address, signature, date of birth, sex, etc. There is no age limit (minimum) for procuring the passports, rather regardless of the age of the applicant, anyone can obtain a passport by undergoing the formalities. The Government of India has introduced the idea of regional Passport Seva Kendra Offices in every state, from where the forms can be procured and details are filled and filed there itself.

Moreover, with the rise in technological development, the relevant forms pertaining to obtaining a passport is made available even online from where it can be downloaded and submitted. However, in order to submit the form, the applicant will necessarily have to go to the Passport Seva Kendra Office as that cannot be submitted online. The process is not yet done, even after the submission of the application. The applicants will have to yet make a visit to the Seva Kendra Office in order to appear from the interview which will include document verification. If the interview is passed through successfully then, the applicants will be receiving their passports at their residential address (as filled) via post.

Update Your Details Legally

However, it is not always necessary that all the details will be mentioned correctly in your passport once you obtain it. There are chances of recording the wrong details- be it the name, address, sex or other details. There is no guarantee that the process is error-free. Therefore, even after the issuance of the certificate, the details can be very easily changed in the passport following the prescribed procedure. More or less, the procedure for changing any of the details remains the same. In this article, we will brief you about the procedure of changing gender in the Indian Passport:

Step-1: Obtaining the relevant forms.

In order to begin the process of correction of the mentioned sex in the passport, the first step is to obtain Form No.2. This form is made available online (on the website) as well as offline at the Passport Seva Kendra Office. This form is related to miscellaneous services and thus covers ‘sex’ in it. In case the process is being taken up online by the applicant, then the option for Reissue of Passport is to be chosen and edit the sex in the particulars section.

Step-2: Production of Relevant Documents:

After having filled up the required changes in Form 2, it will also require the production of necessary documents. These documents have to be produced in the appointment that is fixed after filling up Form 2. Based on the documents that are produced by the applicant, the individual will also have to provide an authorization letter signed by himself or herself. The list of documents is as given below:

  • Duly completed and Notarized Application Form
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of identity
  • Original passport with a photocopy of the first two and last two pages that have been self-attested
  • Sworn affidavit regarding the sex change
  • Certificate from the hospital where the individual underwent a sex change operation.

Once the documents relating to the change sought is verified by the authorities, it is corrected and sent to the applicant via post. The earlier passport with incorrect details automatically stands cancelled. Like a name change, there is no requirement in sex-change to be published in the official gazette or an affidavit, it is solely on the basis of the application and relevant document verification that the same is carried out.

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A PAN is mandatory for GST Registration despite of being an LLP, Proprietorship or a Trust. For foreigners, it is not a necessity but for non resident taxable persons it is.Understand the procedure for GST registration and GST returns here.

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For the MSMEs, banks and other financial institutions will provide funding at relatively lower rates than the same sanctioned to the normal businesses. More about Udyog Aadhar Registration.

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There are certain situations when income tax authorities can call your for inquiry related to your income tax return filing. You have to provide the necessary documents to them. More on Income Tax Return Filing

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The reviewed ISO 9001 would not be completely as per formality. However, it is still worth to keep the quality manual. Learn more about ISO Certification.

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The application filed in 10 A form needs to be completed within 1 year of establishment of the NGO and send accross to the Commissioner in charge of the region of the NGO. More info on NGO Registration in india.

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