I have applied for MS for Fall 2011. I have got an admit from NCSU.

The address given to all the universities, GRE, TOEFL everything else is the current address where I live. Name matches exactly everywhere including the passport. But my concern is that my passport has my old address (The building doesn’t exist anymore. Destroyed due to metro construction). Now the question I have is, whether I need to get the address changed in the passport. (Current passport valid till 2019)

Thanks in Advance,

Change the Address in Passport

Arun – I strongly recommend to change your address in passport to your current home address.

Eventhough address mismatch will not create any problems for USA visa, but its good to have your current resident address in the passport. Try to get that done before you go for visa interview.

It will take 1 day to change your address in your passport in India, whereas  the process is bit longer in USA and you should provide address proof. It will be much easier for you to get that done while in India.

When you change your address, they will make an new entry in the passport in one of the passport pages.

  1. Fill the application
  2. Pay the fees
  3. Submit passport and supporting documents
  4. Pickup the passport in the evening.

Above process is the case in Chennai. It should be same in other passport offices in India.

Caution: When you receive the passport make sure there are no errors in new address. Sometimes new address will be hand-written. Just in case they don’t mis-spell  the address, check the updated address.




  1. @nu on July 9, 2019 at 10:31 AM


    Having scheduled the interview in a week, can we make this address change updation in passport , will it not conflict with document U.S consultant has already during our interview process?

    e.g: I have h4 visa interview in a week, passport has old address and the same was given in DS-160 whereas my marriage certificate has new address.

    p.s. spouse name is yet to be added in passport

  2. jegatha on August 20, 2012 at 5:56 AM

    Actually I have to apply passport for my dad.His last name starts with T.But the initial is P in all certificatess and documents.Will it create problem.?

  3. GOPI KOMMALAPATI on August 14, 2012 at 6:10 AM

    Hi,I’m GOPI. I got the passport just an one year ago, but unfortunately I’ve lost it in bangalore and it had been issued from Hyderabad, presently staying in Bangalore for the last 01.06 years. Now my question is that, can I apply for passport in bangalore or not? If applied can I get it done with the permanant address.? otherwise will be a problem in future if the passport is having the present address?

  4. Nina on June 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Would i have a problem applying for a visa if my passport has got a middle name but my education document don’t have a middle name. eg Ann Mary Peri on passport and education documents have Ann Peri

  5. Rajmohan on March 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    hey HSB,it might ve taken 1 day in your case.but before posting somethin like that you ve to consult others..look most of the things doesnt happen in a day especially in a passport office..so you should not alone consider your case but also others'..you should ve probably asked atleast 1o people who had gone through that process..look already there r two comments tat doesnt comply with you…

  6. Gourish on March 22, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    Come out of the bubble HSB, the things mentioned on the passport website don't really work the same manner. The tatkal scheme mentioned on the website says 3days. But guess what even after paying Rs 1000 extra there is no guarantee that they will return your passport withing A WEEK. ๐Ÿ™‚ I've gone through it. Fortunately I guessed it right & paid sufficient time to get my address changed before GRE. ๐Ÿ™‚ If the candidate's interview is 15 days ahead, he can go ahead with the change of address process.

    • HSB on March 22, 2011 at 6:58 AM

      FYI – I got my address changed in 1 day in Chennai Passport office.

      • Hari Veturi on March 22, 2011 at 11:45 AM

        I got my Passport for the tatkal scheme in 5 days! ๐Ÿ˜€

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