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A name change in India is the legal process of adopting a new name. It can be done for many reasons, including but not limited to a marriage, divorce, or simply because you want to change your name.

The process can be lengthy and complicated, but with VakilG, we make it as easy as possible for you to change your name.

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Name Change in 3 Simple Steps

Hassle Free Name Change Filing in 3 Steps With the Experts 

STEP 1

Talk to Expert for Required Information

STEP 2

Submit the Required Documents asked by the Expert

STEP 3

Let us prepare and File your Application

Name Change Procedure in India

The first step is to prepare an affidavit for the name change, which our expert lawyers will take care of. The affidavit must have your old name, new name, and 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 gazette officer rank and their stamp.

After you have prepared the affidavit, you will need to submit it to the District Registrar or Sub-Registrar office within whose jurisdiction you reside. In addition to the affidavit, you will also need to submit a copy of your birth certificate, identity proof, and residency proof. Once your application has been filed, it will then be reviewed by a judge or magistrate, who will issue an order approving your name change.

Once you have received the court’s approval, you will need to publish a notice of your new name in a local gazette. This step is required by law to make your name change official, and you will also be required to pay any applicable fees during this process.
Finally, after completing all of these steps, you can officially begin using your new name! If needed, you may also update your identity documents and other records with your new name. With VakilG’s help throughout the entire process, changing your name has never been easier!

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Documents Required for Name Change in India

There are several key documents that you will need to change your name in India legally. These include an original newspaper clipping with the advertisement announcing your new name, a completed proforma for the name change, two passport-size photographs, photocopies of proof of identity (such as a PAN card, Aadhaar card, or passport), a CD containing a soft copy of the application form in .docx format and filled out completely, and a letter stating that all information included in both the hardcopy and softcopy is accurate.

To complete the name change process in India successfully, it is essential to also submit a request letter along with any applicable registration fees to the relevant authority. With VakilG’s expert legal team guiding you through every step of the process, you can rest assured that we will complete your name change quickly and efficiently. So why wait? Contact us today to get started!

Why VakilG?

When it comes to changing your name, you want the process to be as easy and stress-free. That’s where VakilG comes in. Our expert lawyers will take care of everything for you, from drafting the affidavit to filing the necessary paperwork to publishing your new name in the local gazette. We’ll even guide you through the entire process so that you can be confident that everything is being done correctly. And if you have any questions along the way, our friendly customer support team will be more than happy to help.

So why not let VakilG handle your name change? With our expertise and experience, we can make sure that the entire process goes smoothly so that you can focus on the more essential things in life. Contact us today to get started!

FAQs on Name Change in India

1. How can I change my name in India?

To change your name in India, you will need to prepare an affidavit for the name change, which our expert lawyers will take care of. The affidavit must have your old name, new name, and 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 and their stamp.

2. What are the documents required for a name change in India?

There are several key documents that you will need to change your name in India legally. These include an original newspaper clipping with the advertisement announcing your new name, a completed proforma for the name change, two passport-size photographs, photocopies of proof of identity (such as a PAN card, Aadhaar card, or passport), a CD containing a soft copy of the application form in .docx format and filled out completely, and a letter stating that all information included in both the hardcopy and softcopy is accurate.

3. How much does it cost to change my name in India?

There is no standard fee for changing your name in India. However, you will be required to pay any applicable fees during the process, such as publication fees for your new name in the local gazette. With VakilG’s help, you can ensure that the entire process is handled efficiently and cost-effectively.

4. How long does it take to change my name in India?

The time required to change your name in India legally will depend on the requirements for your specific case and how quickly you can submit all of the necessary paperwork and documentation. With VakilG’s expert legal team guiding you through every step of the process, you can rest assured that we will do everything as quickly and efficiently as possible. So why wait? Contact us today!

5. I want to change my name for numerological reasons. Can VakilG help me with that?

Yes, we can help you with that! Numerology is an integral part of the name change process in India, and our team of expert lawyers will make sure that everything is done correctly. We’ll also guide you through the entire process to be confident that your new name is auspicious and will bring you good luck. Contact us today to get started!

6. Can VakilG help me change my name after marriage?

Yes, we can help you change your name after marriage. We have a team of experts specializing in managing name changes after marriage. We’ll make sure that everything is done quickly and efficiently so that you can focus on what matters – your new family! Contact us today to get started.

Glossary for Changing Your Name in India

  • Affidavit – A legal document where you declare your old name, new name, and the reason for the change. Two witnesses must sign this, and a gazetted officer rank with their stamp.
  • Proforma – The application form for a name change must be completed and submitted along with all required documents.
  • Publication – The process of announcing your new name in the local gazette, which is a legal requirement in India.
  • CD – A soft copy of the proforma for the name change, saved in .docx format.
  • PAN card – A physical proof of identity issued by the Income Tax Department.
  • Aadhaar card – A unique 12-digit identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
  • Passport – An official document issued by the government serves as proof of identity, citizenship, and other important information.
  • Gazette – A newspaper publication in which public announcements are made. In India, this is necessary for all legal name changes.
  • VakilG – An online legal services platform specializing in helping individuals and businesses with a wide range of legal issues, including name changes. With our expert team guiding you through every step of the process, we can help you change your name quickly and efficiently.
  • Numerology – The study of numbers to predict or influence future events or circumstances based on their symbolic meaning. Numerology is an essential part of the name change process in India.

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