NAME CHANGE PROCEDURE IN INDIA
The process of changing a name
It is a legal process to change your name in the documents, it dictates the change of name in every legal document you had and will have in future. For future purposes any person can change their name or spelling of the name.
The reasons to change the name
1) Incorrect pronunciation
When the names of some individuals are pronounced incorrectly, they tend to change their name or the spelling.
It is a tradition in most of the parts to change the name of the bride after the marriage in India, this procedure is performed legally with the supervision of an advocate. In case of marriage the government allows changing your name or the spelling. In Indian culture, after marriage, it is required to change the last name this is also included in the name change process.
3) Personal reasons
Personal reasons behind changing the name or the spelling may sometimes motivate this process.
Documents required to change the name
1) An Advertisement in the newspaper
2) An Affidavit for the name change
3) A Performa of name change with the witnesses and their details if address, number and full name.
4) valiadation of an old name
5) Two passport size photos
6) Identity verification
7) Cover letter
8) DD of the payment of the fees
The procedure of name change
1) Name change affidavit
Preparing a affidavit is the first thing to do to change your name. This affidavit should be made under the guidance of an advocate as it contains the stamp of the advocate.
It is mandatory to advertise about changing of the name in the local newspapers after the submission of the Affidavit, you should also keep a copy for the future purposes.
3) Gazette Publication
To change of the name in the official gazette you need to submit the application and the documents to the department of the publication. To get the change in the official gazette It takes almost 7 days.
What to expect from us
You have to make a transcendent choice when you choose us to get your legal affairs done, because you can rely on our dedicated team to provide you with the best legal services possible.You need to hire the advocates who are experts in this fields and have years of experience to help you change your name because this is a big step that requires the expert follow-up .
All the required paper-work will be handled by the advocate you wish to hire, they will help you go through the whole process of changing the name. They will draft the affidavit, and apply to change the name.