Whatever the reason for your name change might be, you need to go through a process to change it. And the legal process for your name change can be lengthy and complicated! However, with Vakilsearch, the process is simplified to make it as easy as possible for you to change your name.
Following your decision on a new name, you need take the following actions to formally change your name:
Affidavit for Name Change
The first step is to prepare an affidavit for name change, which will be taken care of by our expert lawyers. The affidavit must have details of your old name, new name, the reason for the name change (marriage, legal, numerological, divorce, correction in existing name, etc.). The affidavit for name change has to be signed by two witnesses and gazetted officer rank along with their stamp.
Newspaper advertisement is a part of the process. The advertisement goes out in one national or regional newspaper, whichever is suitable. We will place the ad for your name change in the newspaper with all the necessary information.
It’s recommended to retain the copies of the published newspaper for future reference.
After an initial name change application is submitted, your name will be published in the official national gazette. We will track the publication daily. Once the publication is done, we will send you a soft copy of the gazette with the details of the e-publication page.
At Vakilsearch, our team of experts take the burden of the complicated procedure off you when you change your name in India.
An affidavit is a written statement of fact voluntarily made by a person.
A national gazette is a public journal and an authorised legal document of the Government of India that prints official notices from the government.
Gazetted officers are executive/managerial level ranked public servants in India who are authorised to issue official stamps.