As per Qatar Airways name change policy, the airline does not allow passenger or third-party agents to create a speculative PNR with the hope that the name change request will not be entertained at a later stage. 

However, passengers are allowed to process Qatar Airways name correction requests where only up to 3 characters can be corrected either on the first name or last name. In instances where a Qatar Airways name correction is done, it should be completed by calling us on the Qatar name change phone number at +1-855-568-1951 or by contacting the nearest Qatar Airways office. 

In general, Qatar does not allow a whole name to be altered or changed to another traveler on the existing PNR. The PNR would need to be canceled if ticketed and a new reservation to be made in the same class of service or using the current availability.  

Qatar Airways Name Change Policy
  • Qatar Airways Name Correction Method – It should be understood as the correction of a passenger’s last name, middle name, or title due to misspelled name or missing part of name due to type error.
  • Qatar Airways Name Change Method – As per Qatar Airways name change policy, it should be understood as the complete change in ownership of the ticket. The change name on Qatar Airways ticket includes the change of passenger’s last name, middle name, or title, or any combination of all of them. Qatar Airways name change is limited to where passengers are allowed to legally change it, and all other scenarios are restricted to passengers booked on flights operated by Qatar Airways.

Here are the important highlights from the Qatar Airways name change policy – 

  • Qatar Airways misspelled name or Qatar Airways name correction request is not permitted for booking reserved under FFP Privilege Club.
  • Transfer of ownership is not permitted.
  • All Qatar Airways reservations would be reissued once a name correction request has been actioned, as fare difference along with the Qatar Airways change fee would be applicable.
  • Qatar Airways booking associated with interline or codeshare agreements cannot be accommodated all the time. New PNR has to be booked and reissued in the same or lower available class, subject to fare rules and availability. 
  • In case of seat selection after the Qatar Airways name change request is actioned, it is not possible to swap seats between the new and original PNR. 
  • As per Qatar Airways name correction policy, flight segments associated with the wrong name need to be canceled to avoid no-shows, and an e-ticket can be claimed for a refund. 

Name Corrections Before A Ticket Is Issued

  • As per Qatar Airways name correction policy, the passenger’s first name and middle name can be corrected up to 3 characters. The count of 3 characters is combined total and shall not be understood as the 3 characters each for the first name and last name.
  • The title of the passenger and space correction is included in the three characters
  • The alteration, addition, or elimination of Passengers Type Codes (PTC), date of birth (DOB), or adding infant would be processed as Qatar Airways flight change and is not included in the count of 3 characters. 
  • For all the corrections in excess of 3 characters or last name change on Qatar Airways ticket, please contact us at Qatar Airways name correction phone number at +1-855-568-1951.
  • A legal document is required to process Qatar Airways’ misspelled name request where passengers can legally alter their first name, last name, title, or/any combination of them.

Name Corrections After The Ticket Is Issued

  • For all the requests pertaining to Qatar Airways name change as well as correction, deletion, or modification of infants on the ticketed PNR booked exclusively on Qatar-operated flights, please contact Qatar Airways name correction phone number at +1-855-568-1951.
  • A legal document is required to process Qatar Airways’ misspelled name request where passengers can legally alter their first name, last name, title, or/any combination of them.

Qatar Airways Name Correction Fee

Qatar Airways name change fee of 150 USD would be charged if name correction is requested within 24 hours from the date of booking. A legal document is required to process Qatar Airways’ misspelled name request where passengers can legally alter their first name, last name, title, or/any combination of them. In addition, a new PNR has to be booked and reissued in the same or lower available class, subject to fare rules and availability.

Beyond 24 hours, Qatar Airways name correction fee of 250 USD would be charged. As per Qatar Airways name correction policy, the passenger’s first name and middle name can be corrected up to 3 characters.


How To Change The Name On The Qatar Airways Ticket?

Here’s the step-by-step process that helps you change the name on Qatar Airways ticket online as well as over the phone – 

Change Passenger Name On Qatar Airways Booking Online

Here’s what you need to do – 

  • Visit qatarairways.com, and click on the ‘Manage Booking’ tab on the home screen.
  • Enter the six-digit booking PNR alongside the last name of the passenger. And, click on the ‘Continue’ button to proceed.
  • Once the booking is retrieved, click on the name correction tab. Click next to the passenger’s name whose name corrections need to be actioned. As per Qatar Airways name correction policy, the passenger’s first name and middle name can be corrected up to 3 characters. 
  • Enter the correct name that matches exactly with the government-issued photo ID or passport. 
  • On the checkout page passengers need to pay the Qatar Airways name correction fee. 
  • Once the request is completed, passengers will receive the Qatar Airways name correction confirmation on their registered email address.  

Change Passenger Name On Qatar Airways Booking Over The Phone

Call Qatar Airways name change phone number at +1-855-568-1951, and wait for the agent to get connected. 

  • Provide the six-digit booking reference or 13-digit ticket number, that will allow the agent to retrieve your booking and do the necessary changes. 
  • Ask the agent to do the name correction on your Qatar Airways ticket. As per the Qatar Airways name change policy, only three characters of the first, middle, and last name can be corrected. The count of 3 characters is combined total and shall not be understood as the 3 characters each for the first name and last name.
  • Pay the Qatar Airways name correction fee. Your ticket would be re-issued in the same available or lower available class of service.  Fare differences may apply. 
  • Once the request is completed, passengers will receive the Qatar Airways name correction confirmation on their registered email address.  

Qatar Airways Name Policy – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I correct my name due to a spelling error or missing part of the name?

As per Qatar Airways name change policy, the correction of a passenger’s first name, middle name, or family name can only be processed on Qatar-operated flights for up to 3 characters. Please note that spaces and titles are to be counted under the Qatar Airways name correction request.

Qatar Airways name correction cannot be done if your ticket stock does not start with 157.

Can I change the name on the Qatar Airways ticket or transfer it to another customer?

Qatar Airways bookings are non-transferable. As per Qatar Airways name change policy, if you wish to swap the passengers, you have to cancel the existing reservation, process a refund, and purchase a new flight booking for the customer.

How to change my name on the ticket if my name is legally changed on my travel documents?

A legal document is required to process Qatar Airways’ misspelled name request where passengers can legally alter their first name, last name, title, or/any combination of them. You need to contact us at Qatar Airways name change phone number at +1-855-568-1951 for assistance.

How to add my name when I purchase a ticket?

You need to enter the first name, middle name, and last name as it appears on your travel document at the time of booking. As per Qatar Airways name change policy, once the name is finalized, a name change request cannot be permitted.

The first and last name should not exceed 50 characters in total, including the passenger’s title.

Does Qatar Airways charge for a name change?

Qatar Airways name change fee of 150 USD would be charged if name correction is requested within 24 hours from the date of booking.

Beyond 24 hours, Qatar Airways name correction fee of 250 USD would be charged. As per Qatar Airways name correction policy, the passenger’s first name and middle name can be corrected up to 3 characters.


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