Name Change Affidavit in Kolkata

Last Updated at: Sep 24, 2020
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Once the affidavit is notarized, the next step requires you to immediately publish the change of name in two local newspapers. One classified should be in daily publishing news in Bengali, the local official language of the state

 

If a woman is a voter for the first time after marriage then she will have to fill in Form-6 for enrollment as a new voter. In case the woman is already a voter, but not in the same Assembly constituency, then she will need to fill in Form-6 for change of residence.

 

Changing the original birth name has become commonplace. The applicant must be 18 years and above to change their own name. The reasons for changing name can be many such as personal preference, marriage (women), change of religion, modification or alteration of name due to numerological advice. Change of name can also mean addition of a word to the existing name, modification of spelling, change of surname. Whatever the reason, the procedure under the law is the same.

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Steps to create the affidavit

The name change is a three-step process that can be finished in little time if followed judiciously. The primary and most important step in the process is the preparation of the affidavit. First, you need to make an affidavit and swear before a notary or a magistrate. You need to mention details such as previous/maiden name, reason for change of name, address, and age. You will need to print this on a non-judicial stamp paper of stipulated value. Since it may be difficult to get an appointment from a magistrate, you can approach a notary for a signature. Print the content on a stamp paper of the required value (the notary will advise you) and get it sealed by the notary. You also have to fill a declaration known as the Pro Forma. This application can be obtained from the state’s Department of Publication. You will have to fill in this form in the presence of two witnesses and get their signatures, too. You will also need to get two notary-attested photos of yourself pasted on A4 paper. A cover letter has to be drafted as well. Central government employees can submit the deed for change of name in accordance with the Ministry of Home Affairs. Click here for Name Change in India: A 5 Step Guide In case of an Indian living abroad, he/she will have to submit the deed duly attested by the respective Indian embassy/Indian High Commission. After the affidavit is notarized, the next step requires you to immediately publish the change of name in two local newspapers. One classified should be in a daily publishing news in Bengali, the local official language of the state. The second classified should be published in a local English newspaper. You can also get the name change published in the official West Bengal gazette. Click here for Name Change Affidavit for Passport