To apply for child’s passport in India, it is necessary to add, either of the spouse name to the Passport. Check the FAQs from the Indian passport website for details – http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/faqServicesAvailable
When I googgled how to add a spouse name to the passport, I found BLS International Services Singapore PTE Ltd at Little India and VFS global Services at Farrer Park, both provide this service, through the Indian Embassy. I checked the BLS website and saw that it cost 20 SGD.
I had called up Mustafa to check if they provide this service but they stopped in the recent times.
Being at Little India, I decided to go for BLS International.
On the 19th of March, after work, I reached their office at Verge, opp Tekka Market, on the fourth floor at 6:30 pm. I filled out the Miscellaneous form, got my waiting number. After waiting 20 minutes my turn came and I submitted my photograph, employment pass copy, passport copy along with the original, and a copy of marriage certificate.
I was told, it will cost 36 SGD for this service and the passport will be delivered to my home or office address. When I mentioned, I can come personally to collect, they mentioned the passport will be couriered.
They charged 23 SGD for the service to add spouse’s name, 3 SGD for the SMS service, and 10 SGD for the courier service. The 13 SGD that I paid extra was for their value added services. If I had known, this service was optional, I would not have opted for it. I also came to know later they do provide facility to collect passport without the courier. Nobody answered the phone when I called them.
Yesterday, I went to their office to collect my passport. Following my feedback, BLS International services refunded the Value Added Service fee they imposed.