On behalf of my wife , I would like to request for advise regarding surname change post marriage:
My wife is holder of Indian passport issued in Kolkata which will expire in 2018. Post marriage, she hasn’t applied yet for surname change (i.e., adopting husband’s surname) and wish to do it only during renewal once her passport expires in 2018.
Currently her passport name: FIRST_NAME FATHER_SURNAME
Marriage Certificate name: FIRST_NAME HUSBAND_SURNAME nee FATHER_SURNAME
However what we want to understand is:
1) Is it a law to change surname in passport as per marriage certificate or it’s just part of our Indian custom?
2) If we get the change(exactly same as in marriage certificate) done in passport, then accordingly do we need to change as well her PANCARD, Bank Account details, etc or these documents can be left as it is?
3) If she keeps her passport name as it is now even after renewal but definitely include spouse's name , then what difficulties we may encounter in future?
Thanks in advance