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Name ChangeName Change Procedure Online: Affidavit, Gazette Publication

Overview

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

Steps involved in changing your name

Documents and Questionnaire

A checklist of documents and a questionnaire will be shared to understand the requirements.

Drafting

Once you share the filled questionnaire, we will draft and share 1) Affidavit 2) Proforma and 3) Application for publication in Official Gazette.

Dispatching Documents

You will have to sign the documents and courier the physical copies to us along with notarized affidavit.

Newspaper Publication

We will place an advertisement of name change in a national newspaper.

Application for Publication in Official Gazette

After publication of the advertisement, we will submit the application and documents for publication of name change in Official Gazette to Department of Publication at New Delhi.

Publication in Official Gazette

Publication of your name change will be made in the Official Gazette within 30 days from the application.

Dispatch of Official Gazette

Upon publication, we will send you a copy of the Official Gazette through courier.

Name Change Procedure in India

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.

Step 1: To Create The Name Change Affidavit

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.

Step 2: To Place an Advertisement

Publish an advertisement about the name change in two local newspapers/dailies. A sample for the same has been attached in the files section

Step 3: Gazette Publication - Name Change Gazette Procedure

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.

Name Change Documents Required

  • Advertisement in the newspaper (original and photocopy of advertisement appearing in the newspaper)
  • Affidavit for Name Change
  • Prescribed proforma for change of name. The proforma should be signed by two witnesses and the following witness details are required:
    • Full Name
    • Address
    • Mobile/ Phone No.
  • A Compact Disc (CD) that contains soft copy of the Proforma without witness details. In place of the signature, applicant’s old name is to be stated
  • A certificate stating that details of the CD and Hard copy are similar
  • Two self-attested passport size photos
  • Photocopy of identity proof of the Applicant (photocopy of any one of the following documents will suffice: Aadhar card, passport, voter ID card, PAN card, driving license)
  • Cover Letter
  • Demand Draft for payment of fees

Name Change Affidavit, Application Form & Gazette Application

Why MyAdvo?

Pool of expert Name Change professionals who are well versed with the process
Dedicated case manager to provide you with timely updates
Payment is fixed in the beginning and you are not hassled later
Timely updates, to ensure you are in-loop with all information of the case proceedings

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