Air India Name Change Policy | Name Correction Policy
Like all airlines, Air India requires you to travel under your correct full name (first and last name) and carry a valid photo ID as proof of identity, such as a passport or driver’s license. If the name on your Air India flight ticket does not exactly match the name on your passport, driver’s license, or other valid ID on your flight departure date, you may not be allowed to board your flight.
According to the Air India name change/name correction policy for international and domestic flights:
- The name (i.e., complete surname and given/first name) on your air ticket must exactly match the name on your passport or valid legal ID.
- Your middle name (if any) should be added after your given/first name after being separated by a blank space.
- Air India does not permit name changes on reservations unless correcting a misspelling of the passenger’s name. In other words, you can request the airline to make corrections to your name, but you can’t change your name entirely to another person’s name.
- If you’ve changed your name legally (due to marriage, divorce, etc.) after purchasing your ticket, you will be required to produce valid documentary evidence to Air India, and your ticket may need to be reissued for a fee.
- Adding the middle name is not mandatory, but your first and last name must appear correctly.
- Your first name cannot be a single alphabet. For example, if your full name is Doe/John Mr., it should not appear on your ticket as Doe/J Mr.
- If you only have a single name (surname or given name), you must repeat the single name in both the Given Name and Surname fields.
You cannot use numeric/special characters like hash (#), single quotes (‘), etc.
Air India Name Change Procedure—How to Change Passenger Name on an Air India Flight Ticket
How to change the name on an Air India ticket
To change the name on a flight ticket on Air India, you must call customer service or the Air India office in your city/country. Remember, you cannot change the name on an Air India ticket online.
Air India Passenger Name Change/Correction for Legal Reasons
If you’ve legally changed your name, such as after marriage or divorce, you will need to provide legal documentary evidence to support your request with Air India. In such a scenario, your ticket will have to be reissued and you will have to pay the applicable name change fee. To get this done, you will have to contact the Air India office in your country.
Air India Name Change Fee
What are the Air India name change charges?
Minor name corrections such as misspellings are normally free of charge on an Air India ticket. Major name corrections that involve the re-issuance of a ticket—such as due to marriage or divorce—will be charged the applicable re-issuance fee, depending on your fare type and route.
Frequently Asked Questions on Air India Name Change Policy
Air India allows you to:
• Correct misspellings to your name to ensure it matches the name on your passport or driver’s license.
• Make changes to your name if you get married or divorced after booking your ticket. In such a scenario, you will be required to provide valid documentary evidence. Your ticket will have to be reissued under your new name for a fee.
Assign/transfer your ticket to another passenger if your Air India flight within India was cancelled or disrupted due to COVID-19 between March 15, 2020, and August 24, 2020. The validity of such tickets has been automatically extended till December 31, 2021.
To make a name change or modify a name on an Air India flight ticket, you must call customer service or the local Air India office in your country or city. You cannot make name changes or corrections to flight tickets online.
Air India allows you to correct misspellings so that your name appears correctly on your ticket and matches the name on your passport, driver’s license, or other valid ID. You can also make a name change if you get married or divorced after booking your ticket, subject to presenting proper documentary evidence and paying the required charges for getting your ticket reissued.
Air India was earlier allowing passengers to transfer their tickets to other passengers if the ticket was issued between March 15, 2020, and August 24, 2020, for a domestic flight that was cancelled or disrupted due to COVID (such tickets are valid till December 31, 2021).
Air India allows name corrections due to misspellings (for free) and name changes due to marriage, divorce, adoption, etc., as long as you can back it with valid documentary proof—such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court papers, etc. The latter may entail reissuing your ticket/PNR, in which case you may be charged the applicable fee, depending on your fare type and route.
If the name on your Air India ticket is misspelled, you must immediately contact the Air India office in your city/country and point out the error. You may be asked to produce a valid copy of your ID papers as proof.
No, you’re no longer allowed to transfer/assign your Air India ticket to someone else. This was briefly permitted earlier for domestic flight tickets issued between March 15, 2020, and August 24, 2020, that were cancelled or disrupted because of COVID. However, the validity of such tickets expired on December 31, 2021.
You can change (i.e., correct) a passenger’s name after booking your flight as long as it does not amount to a change of passenger. If you’ve legally changed your name due to marriage, divorce, etc., after purchasing your ticket, you will be required to produce your marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc., as evidence of name change and your ticket may need to be reissued (for a fee).
You can correct your Air India ticket spelling mistake by contacting the Air India office in your city/country—you can’t make name corrections online through the website.
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