I am trying to apply for French Schengen spouse visa as my husband is British. I hold valid Indian passport with valid UK visa. My full name was changed after marriage and I got a new passport issued after it. But now my name on marriage certificate and name on new passport does not match. I have my old passport with name matching with marriage certificate with me but TLScontact people refused to accept my application saying name on my current passport is different from marriage certificate even though my old passport copy was submitted to them. Will I face any issues for getting spouse visa? Does Indian embassy write old name on new passport for reference? How do I tackle this problem?
TLSContact was wrong. If what they told you was correct, then people who get married in the UK and change their name would be immobile for lack of an identity.
This is a common issue and to handle it, the person submits...
- The original passport showing the maiden name;
- The marriage certificate showing the maiden name and the spouse's name
- The current passport showing the new name.
If TLScontact did not follow this convention, you can still apply either directly or through another agent.
If your husband has exercised treaty rights in the past, you can benefit from the EEA family route and get a residence card. Otherwise you will need to use the Schengen route.