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I got a query from one of the Students regarding an Address issue in the Passport. The Question was “The Address printed in the Passport is the old Address and now I am living somewhere else. So should I go for a Fresh Passport?” So let’s Discuss this Question.


Firstly, There is no problem if you are having an Old Address in your Passport while giving your GRE and TOEFL. You normally have to carry an Additional Identity Proof to the Examination along with your Passport. So you can go ahead and Write your GRE and TOEFL exam without any problems even though your Old Address is printed in your passport.

Secondly, It is better if your Current Address is printed in your Passport. So after giving the GRE and TOEFL Examinations you can go ahead and make a correction of Address in your Passport before the Visa Interview. Check below how to change the Address in your Passport.

Changing The Address In Your Passport: – 

When you want to change the Address in your Passport, there is no need to apply for a fresh one. The changes can be made in the existing passport itself. It will just take  few days to make this changes or sometimes the changes are done within a day. The Passport Authorities will add these changes in one of your Passport pages. Check the steps below to make the address change in your passport.

  • Go to the Passport Office and fill an application regarding the change of Address in your current passport.
  • Pay the fees and submit your passport to them. There will be a list of supporting documents that are needed like the Current Address proof etc.
  • Collect your Passport  when changes have been made. You will be notified when to collect it.

So to Conclude, It is better to have the Current Address in your Passport. There is no need to go for a fresh one as changes can be made in the Existing one itself. it will just take few days to make these changes in your Existing passport.

Hope this Information was useful to you.

Address In Passport Doesn’t Match

3 thoughts on “Address In Passport Doesn’t Match

  • January 26, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I have the same issue. Thank you so much for your help.

  • April 1, 2015 at 2:56 am

    I have applied for a new passport by giving my current address but my records are in old address on policeverification they send that there is no proof for current address
    In passport seva kendra I finished my enquiry, iam staying in hostel


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