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Name Change

In India, there are numerous reasons for a person to change his/her name. It could be due to divorce, marriage, name wrongly in records, spelling errors, for numerology, or for a new identity. The process of changing one's name is time-consuming with a lot of administrative formalities. At Legal Assure, we will take care of all the documentation and filings, making your experience a breeze.

Name Change Services
  • Name Change in Gazette
  • Name Change Affidavit
  • Correction in Birth Certificate
  • Surname Change after Marriage
  • Name Change in Education Certificates
  • Name Change after Divorce

One-stop Solution for all your Name Change Needs

From Drafting the Affidavit to Newspaper Publishing

At Legal Assure, Everything will be taken care of for you!

By selecting our name change package, you get guidance in the entire procedure up to Gazette notification. You save a lot of time besides avoiding the hassles of going out to get the affidavit done and contacting newspaper agencies. You also have the privilege of getting complicated Gazette documentation made easy with our expertise. All these, at an irresistible pricing!

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: Affidavit for Name Change

    If you want to change you name, firstly you need to make an affidavit for Name Change in local Notary. It must contain your Old name, the New name and must also mention the reason for name change along with applicant details such as your Husband’s/Father’s name, Address and Age Proof etc.

  • Step 2: To Place an Advertisement

    You need to Publish news of your Name Change as an Advertisement in two local newspapers i.e. one in the Regional Language\Hindi and another one in English newspaper.

  • Step 3: Gazette Notification

    After submitting an initial name change application, your name will be published in the official national gazette. We will track the publication daily. Upon publication, we will send you a copy of the Official Gazette through courier.

Documents Required for Name Change

  • An affidavit on a stamp paper
  • The original newspaper with the name change advertisement
  • The prescribed proforma in printed format, duly signed by the applicant and two witnesses
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Photocopies of valid ID proof ( PAN card, Aadhaar card, or passport)
  • A CD with a soft copy of the application in .docx format duly filled
  • A letter stating that the content in the hard and soft copy of the application is true
  • A request letter along with the registration fee to the authority

At Legal Assure, our team of experts take the burden of the complicated procedure off you when you change your name in India. Our experts guide you throughout the name change procedure.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, preparing an affidavit is an important and mandatory step in the name change procedure.

After changing your name, you will have to update your name in government documents as well personal documents. Typically, the following seven (7) documents are required to be updated post name change:
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Aadhar Card
  • Bank Accounts
  • Ration Card
  • Voter ID Card

There are variety of reasons for which people may choose to change their name. The top seven (7) reasons why people change their name are as follows:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Numerology
  • Astrology
  • Political reasons
  • Religious reasons
  • Dislike their current name/ birth name

Once you send in the documents, the entire process including publication of name change in the Official Gazette can be completed within 10 -15 days.

Yes, you need two witnesses in the name change process. You will also need to submit one identity document for each witness.

You can change your name on your PAN card by filling the form for PAN card name change online through TIN or NSDL. The process is straightforward.

The advertisement of changing your name will be published in the leading national daily newspaper of your state.
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