In India, there are numerous reasons for a person to change their name like changing name post marriage, to bring good luck, or just to get a new identity. The process of changing your name is time-consuming with a lot of administrative formalities. MyAdvo will take care of all the documentation and filings, making your experience a breeze. The page consists of the following information:
Name Change Procedure in India
Name Change Documents Required
Name Change Affidavit, Application Form & Gazette Application
Name Change - FAQs
Publication of your name change will be made in the Official Gazette within 30 days from the application.
The name change procedure involves the following steps: Affidavit submission, an announcement published in the newspaper and a notification published in the Gazette of India. While following these steps, the applicant will require certain documents attested by the Judicial Magistrate/Notary.
File a joint affidavit with the help of a lawyer. This affidavit should include details such as your old name, proposed new name,the reason for the name change (marriage, legal, numerological, etc) and address. Print the affidavit on a stamp paper and have it duly signed by two witnesses. Visit a notary to notarize the affidavit.
Publish an advertisement about the name change in two local newspapers/dailies. A sample for the same has been attached in the files section
Submit the application and documents for publication of name change in Official Gazette to Department of Publication. Publication of your name change will be made in the Official Gazette within 7 days from the application. We will track the publication on a daily basis. Upon publication, we will send you a copy of the Official Gazette through courier. The procedure to change your name seems easy but the details and intricacies can be tricky as it requires one to understand the legal procedure, as well as pay multiple visits to various government offices. If you want to change your name seamlessly, you can contact us at MyAdvo. We will provide you with all the necessary help and assistance and make the process hassle free for you.