IGNOU Address Change and Name Correction: Form, Process, Fees, Status

IGNOU Address Change and Name Correction Process – IGNOU students can change or correct their address and name in their academic database by following the given instructions. The printed performa for the address change is sent to the students along with the first set of IGNOU Study Material. If a candidate is transferred to another address or if any corrections are needed in the address then they can submit this letter to correct or change the address.

IGNOU Address Change Form

IGNOU has a specific Change Address Request form that the students must fill up. You can get the form at the Samarth Portal of IGNOU. Students must log into the portal to get the Change Request Form and submit it online.

How To Change Address in IGNOU?

You can make changes in address through both online and offline modes. Here are both ways for your convenience.

  • Online Mode

If you want to change your postal address online in IGNOU, here is the process to do so.

Step – 1 – Go to the link https://ignou.samarth.edu.in first.

Step – 2 – Provide your login credentials to enter your profile.

Step – 3 – As you enter the profile, click on Services in the left panel.

Step – 4 – Now, scroll down and click on Change Address Request box

Step – 5 – As you Launch the page, click on the Green link provided.

Step – 6 – Now a form will appear that you must fill in with your current address.

Step – 7 – Upload an address proof, and identity proof with the form.

Step – 8 – Submit the details and you will get a notification about the request made.

If somehow you think that you have mentioned the wrong address or do not want the update, you can click Cancel Request which appears on the Notification page after submitting the Change Address form.

After you have updated the request, the university may take about 4 to 6 weeks to process the address and update it on the website.

  • Offline Mode:

Students can also submit the Address Change Request form offline through this method.

Step – 1 – Download the offline application form.

Step – 2 – Fill out the form and attach the attested copies of address proof and identity proof.

Step – 3 – Send this form to the address mentioned on the form.

Download Application Form for Change of Address/Correction of Name

IGNOU Address Change Fees

Students who are working professionals may have to change their location due to their jobs or other reasons. In such a case, they must also make changes in the address at the university to get study materials smoothly. IGNOU does not charge anything for making changes to the address. So, you can conveniently make the required changes in your address to continue with the university conveniently.

IGNOU Address Change Status

Once you have submitted the Address Change Request, you can check your status to see when the address has been updated on the website. Usually, it may take about 4 to 6 weeks for the university to update the address. In the meantime, you can check the status of your request through the Samarth portal from where you have submitted the change request.

Also Read: IGNOU Helpline Number

IGNOU Name Correction Form

There is no such name correction form online that you can fill up. However, the university provides an offline form for the students to fill up and submit. You can also download the Name Correction Form from this page.

How To Change Name in IGNOU?

While IGNOU allows the students to make changes in their address online, it asks for offline submission of name correction requests.

Step – 1 – Get a name change affidavit form and the name correction form from your IGNOU Regional Centre. You can also collect the affidavit from the Public Notary.

Step – 2 – Fill out the form and then get it attested by the Notary.

Step – 3 – Write an Application for a Name Correction Request to your respective Regional Center.

Step – 4 – Attach necessary attested documents to state your old name such as Aadhar, Passport, or any other Government document.

Step – 5 – You can even submit the form and the attested Government ID proofs along with the name change proof such as a Marriage Certificate.

Step – 6 – Submit all these to the address mentioned on the application form and wait for the update.

IGNOU Name Correction Fees

Usually, IGNOU does not charge any fees if you are applying for name correction before completing your course. However, if you have completed the course and you wish to correct your name now in your mark sheets and other documents.

As per the notification dated 23rd August 2021, the university has decided to take a prescribed fee to make changes in the provisional marksheet, certificate and grade card for correction in name or address. The students have to pay the one of the below fees while applying for the name or address change in IGNOU.

  • Rs 500 (On or after 31st Convocation)
  • Rs 1500 (Between 1st to 30th Convocation)

Note – It is noted that if the mistake was made by the university then no fees will be charged to the candidates.

IGNOU Name Correction Status

It is quite easy to check the status of your name correction in the IGNOU portal. You can check it on the IGNOU official portal or even in the Samarth portal to see whether your name has been corrected or not. The student is requested to keep checking their IGNOU Admission Status to find the changes for which they had applied.

118 thoughts on “IGNOU Address Change and Name Correction: Form, Process, Fees, Status”

  1. My name updated in grade card is Jagdish Eate, I have changed my religion legally and I have all the documents including aadhar card, pan card and passport with new name ie Mohammed Zeeshan Eate.

    I have name correction certificate, new paper article and all relevant documents, need help with changing name on IGNOU as well

  2. At the time of applying for the course, Instead of giving full surname i gave only the first letter of my surname in IGNOU application as the space is not sufficient.
    Now, when i created my Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) Account, my name as per ABC is correct but in IGNOU data base instead of full surname there is only the first letter of my surname. Hence i am getting a discrepancy in the Samarth Portal while linking my ABC account with IGNOU database.
    What to do to correct this? Help me with the procedure.

  3. मैं m.a में भूल से poltical science le liya हू पेमेंट भी कर दिए है मैं m.a में इतिहास लेना चाहता हु kiyoki मेरा b .a me history Hons hai plz sir मेरा m.a में इतिहास किया जाय

  4. I hv completed my M.com in 2014 n M.A. English in 2022 from IGNOU
    .. wna change my spelling in marksheets n certificates.. how can I make it correct.. 10 th marksheet it is goel n in IGNOU docs ,goyal

  5. i have pass out BA in 2020. my enrollment no. is 127074677. I have received marksheet of Ba . But there is blunder mistake in my address . I am from Bihar state. But, in marksheet in place of state name jharkhand is written. there should be Bihar.
    please help me out , what shall i do now. i have to fill BPSC.

  6. sir,yesterday i had filled the examination form , there was a mistake of gender in it , how will it be corrected or is there any issue ?

  7. Sir mera her marksheet ma father ka naam hai maina galte sa mother ka naam da deya koi problem hoga kya please reply sir

  8. Good Evening sir, I want to be sure that the application form which i have filled is correct or not. Is there any chance for its cancellation? I’m a little worried about the photo I attached in this form. Is there any chance of cancellation of this form regarding my photo???// sir ye form cancel toh nhi ho jayega na???

  9. why the application form is showing father’s name instead of mother’s name despite filling all the details correctly? please help and fix it.

    1. my name prakaahi mistaked my birth month can it change? when correction date comes?

  10. Dear sir , mai BA(honours) me admission Lena chahti thi lekin maine BAG me admission leli….
    please sir btayen mai correction kaise kr skti hun

  11. Dear sir, i need to upload the M.com final year sheet, but by mistake i have uploaded the 2nd year market sheet of M.com. So kindly send me the reply at early at possible how can i correct that issue.

    Please do the needful

  12. iam full my application but by mistake the passing should be written wrong It is 2023 but by mistake it would be 20211

  13. sir maine 2013 me IGNOU se BTS me graduation kiya hai, mere naam ki spelling me mistake hai.
    Mai use ab sahi karna chahta hun.
    please, batayen mujhe kya karna hoga aur correction ki fee kitni hai…

  14. My name in the Degree certificate is wrong. the mistake was made by the university. I have tried multiple time to correct my name. I have even provided a DD of 1550 for changing my name from Shiasta Parween to Shaista Parween, even if it was not my fault. After that also, it was rectified as Shaista Parveen. Again i have to go through the same procedure and pay again and again as well as delay in my degree. Please suggest the further steps.

  15. I have completed my B ed in the year 2011, and got my result card and convocation also,but then their is no provision for correction in name in documents.
    I have tried a lot to RC and to univercity Delhi by sending letters to know how to correct it. but it couldn’t work so please tell me what can I do ? it is very single alphabetical minor mistake.

    1. Search for “Application for Change of Address/Correction of Name” form. Send with the mentioned documents and orignal results. to Delhi.

  16. sir My Master’s examinations are over, now its time to deliver marks sheet and provisional certificate from regional center vizag, can I change my correspondence address now?

  17. I have recently done my admission in IGNOU but I have done a spell mistake in Mother’s name. How can I change the name.

  18. I have recently done my admission from IGNOU but I have made mistake in gender selection. How can I change???

  19. I have recently done my admission but by mistake my father name spelling is wrong. how can i change the name?


  20. I want to change my category and marks of B.A. and M.A. in the form of B.ed. Jan 23 exam form. how can i change these details.

  21. sir when I got admission and receive my IGNOU I’d card but all details are correct but photo graph is not matching with mi
    what I can do now
    some days before I print my hall ticket there
    is same photo problem

    1. I also did mistake in mother’s name .It is showing my father’s name in place of mother’s name .I am so worried about this.

    2. i entered details correctly but my father’s name is given in mother’s column. what should I do now?

    3. iam also facing this problem i didn’t know how to change it please inform someone know about it

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