Alias Passport FAQ | Passport-Sahayata

What is alias name?

If a person is known by any other name in addition to his real/ official name then the other name falls under the category of alias name. For example if a person with name Sreejit Kumar is known as Sree in his neighborhood then Sree can be termed as his alias name.

Is alias name printed on the passport?
The practice of printing alias name on the passport has been discontinued. Only the applicant’s real/ official name will be printed on the passport.

What is the purpose of providing the Alias name in the passport application form?
Alias name is the additional information that is used by police authority during police verification of the applicant.