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Name Change Procedure in Gazette of India

Name Change Procedure in Gazette of India (Gazette Notification) 

Name Change Procedure in India

 1. Affidavit of Change of Name : –

For the Name Change Procedure, first you need to visit a Notary in the District Court of your City. You should ask him to make an Affidavit for Name Change. This Affidavit should be on a stamp paper of Rs.10 or Rs. 20. The details you must mention in the Affidavit are your Previous Name, Current Name, Your Complete Address, Reason for Change of Name.

 Married Women should remember to write these details on Affidavit:

  • Current Name with Husband’s Name and Current Postal Address
  • Previous Name with Father’s Name and Father’s Postal Address
  • Date of Marriage 

Also Read : Sample Affidavit for Change of Name 

2. Newspaper Publication :

The 2nd Step in Name Change Procedure is to get your Change of Name published in 2 Local Leading Newspapers. Please remember to collect at least 10 copies of both Newspapers. These may also be helpful for any other documents in future.

The Newspaper Publication must include the following details :

  • Your Previous Name
  • Your Current Name (Changed Name)
  • Husband’s Name & Date of Marriage (In Case of Married Women)
  • Current Address
  • Date of Affidavit
  • Name of Notary

Also Read : 

Sample Newspaper Publication for Married Women :

 “ I, Karishma Tiwari married Amit Singh (on 02-03-2015) residing at D-318,La-Place,Hazratganj, Lucknow have changed my name to Karishma Singh vide Affidavit dated 15-02-2015 sworn before Notary Ajay Pratap Singh, Lucknow”

3. Publication of Change of Name in Gazette of India:

The last step is to get your Change of Name published in the Gazette of India. For This Procedure, you will need to send a few documents in an Envelope to the following address : Controller of Publication, Department of Publication, Civil Lines, Delhi-54

The Documents which are to be enclosed in the envelope to be sent to the Controller of Publication are:-

  1. Request/Forwarding Letter : This letter shall describe about all the documents enclosed within the Envelope.
  2. Specimen for Change of Name (Hard Copy ) : Take a printout of the Name Change Specimen. It should have the signature of applicant and 2 witnesses.
  3. Original Affidavit : Affidavit for Change of Name.
  4. Original Advertisement : The Newspaper Publication in Original.
  5. Specimen for Change of Name (Soft Copy) : Copy the Specimen File(MS Word File) of Change of Name in a CD(Compact Disc).
  6. A Postal Order/Demand Draft of Rs.1000 Rs.1100 in the name of Controller of Publication, Department of Publication, Civil Lines, Delhi-54. You will get 4 copies of Gazette Notification in this amount. Please note that the amount of Demand Draft will be increased from 31/03/2017. You can read the article mentioned at the bottom of this page to download the soft copy of the Gazette Notification.
  7. Two photographs duly attested by a Gazetted Officer pasted on a plain piece of paper with your New Name typed on it.
  8. A certificate duly signed by the applicant declaring that the contents of hard copy and soft copy are similar.
  9. An Undertaking duly signed by the applicant which shows his/her old and new name with complete details of father’s / husband’s name with full residential address declaring that the facts stated therein are true & correct to the best of his/her knowledge and belief. For individuals working with Central Government, they will be required to submit Deed for change of name in accordance with the Ministry of Home Affairs 0. M. No. 190016 / 1 / 87-Estt. dated 12/03/1987. In case of Indians who are living abroad, he / she will submit deed duly attested by the respective Indian Embassy / Indian High Commission, in original to this Department.
  10. Applicant should also submit a self attested Photo ID proof. Only the applications either submitted personally or sent by Post / Courier will be entertained.

Click on the Link for —> Specimen of Change of Name : Scroll down to the bottom of the Page to see the Specimen.

 Note : Remember that these documents should not be older than 1 Year and you must be over 18 Years of Age for this Procedure.

Name Change Procedure in India

This Publication in Gazette of India looks like the Picture on the Right can be used as a Supporting Document for Change of Name in almost all Major Indian Documents like :

  • Indian Passport
  • Pan Card
  • Election Card (Voter ID Card)
  • Bank Account
  • Ration Card

For Married Women applying for Passport :

You need to provide either ‘Annexure D’ i.e., Joint Affidavit or your ‘Marriage Certificate’ as a supporting document for the Change of Name in Indian Passport.

For Any Communication Via E-mail & Phone,

You can get in touch with Controller of Publication :

Email Address : [email protected]

Phone Number : (011) 23812527 23810150

You can download the soft copy of the Gazette Notification from egazette Website.

Check : How to Download Change of Name Gazette Notification Via eGazette Website ?

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Note : We are not legally qualified and this Name Change Procedure data is based on Personal Experience.

About Anirudh Singh

Anirudh Singh is a passionate blogger and the man behind Amazing India Blog. He has 5 years of experience in the newspaper industry and he founded Amazing India Blog in 2015. Apart from writing and editing articles on Travel, Business and Technology at Amazing India Blog, he also contributes to other well known newspapers and online news blogs.

713 comments

  1. I already have passport and aadhar card with my new name. When I got the passport at that time affidavit and ads in two newspapers were suffice. Therefore, I do not have gazette copy of name change. Can you please tell me how can I get the gazette copy? I got my passport about 6 years back.

  2. You must write a mail to the controller of publication to get your gazette copy. However, you may use your Aadhaar Card as a name & address proof. Aadhaar Card is accepted as a name & address proof for any govt issued document.

  3. My brother name was sivaprakasan but wrongly typed as sivaprasad and registered in birth certificate.we were not aware of this wrong name mentioned in birth certificate. after knowing this registars of birth/death certificate refused to correct the name in BCerticate. and all his documents are in new name. so we applied for gazette and got it.my question is
    1.how to apply passport with this gazette?
    2.do we need to get corrected birth certificate by showing gazette? or will they give?
    help me….

  4. Hello, You don’t have to worry and in your case you dont need this gazette to get your new name in the Passport :

    As there is a minor change in your brother’s Name, You will need 4 Important Documents while Applying for a Fresh Passport :

    1. Address Proof (In New Name)
    2. Date of Birth Proof i.e., Birth Certificate (In Old Name Only)
    3. NON-ECR Proof i.e., High School Marksheet/School Leaving Certificate (In Old or New Name)
    4. Annexure ‘E’ on non-judicial stamp of minimum value (SPECIMEN AFFIDAVIT FOR CHANGE IN NAME/DEED POLL/SWORN AFFIDAVIT)

    If there had been a Major Change in your Brother’s Name, then you would also have to submit :

    Paper clipping of two leading daily newspapers in original

  5. I changed my name 3-4 years back. I gave advertisement in newspaper and submitted affidavit to Passport office. Based on passport in new name, I got name changed in driver’s license. Adhar card has been issued in new name.

    For change of name in my bank account, I have been asked for copy of Gazette which reflects name change.

    Do I need to follow process of name change to register name change in Gazette?

  6. Yes! This article mentions the complete process to publish your change of name on Gazette of India. However, some banks also accept an attested letter by a gazetted officer with your photograph on it. It got my wife’s name changed in Canara Bank by getting an attested letter from a Gazetted Officer.

  7. i hav made an affidavit of name change, now i want to know how to publish in newspaper and how to send documents to gazette office.
    i also do not know the address of gazette dept. of Uttar pradesh.
    please help me

  8. Hey, nice article. I have a query regarding the subject here. My current name is ‘Prabhat Kumar’ and my father’s name is ‘Dinesh Kumar Mishra’. He mistakenly registered my name from birth as my current name. Now, i want to change my name to ‘Prabhat Mishra’ or ‘Prabhat Kumar Mishra’. Is there any provision so that a person can have two names and can use both names (so, i could be known both as ‘Prabhat Kumar’ and ‘Prabhat Mishra’). If this is possible, then i don’t have to change my name in all the documents that i have.

    Please suggest if you have any better solution.

  9. Hi Akashdeep,

    You can get your ad published in a newspaper either by personally contacting the newspaper office or by booking your ad online. releasemyad.com and bookmyad.com are 2 popular websites where you can go ahead with publishing your Ad.
    Uttar Pradesh does not have a gazette department where you can change your name. You need to follow exactly the same procedure as mentioned in this article and post all your documents to Delhi office.

    I am also from Uttar Pradesh and I followed the same procedure for my wife. So, go ahead without any hesitation.

  10. Hello Prabhat,

    Legally one person can have only one name. You may be called by your nicknames or other aliases but you should stick to just one of your name and use it for future purposes.

  11. Thank you so much for your response. I am from Gurgaon. Do I need to approach gazette office in Haryana or Delhi?

  12. Hi Anirudh – I went through the steps and form provided in this article. I have further questions:
    1. Though, I am from Gurgaon, I am currently living in US. I noted that indians living abroad submit deed duly attested by Indian High Commision. so do I get letter and 2 photographs attested here?
    2. where do I give advertisements? In indian news papers?
    3. will name change get published in eGazette as well (publihsed by NIC)?
    4. how much time does this process take once documents are submitted?

    Regards,
    Pawan

  13. Hello Pawan ,

    You must check out if your state has such a department or not. In India some states do not have a Publishing Department for Gazette. People from the indian states where no such publication department is present can apply for change of name in Gazette of India by following the procedure in this article.

  14. Hello Pawan,

    I believe you will have to submit documents which are made and valid in India only. Advertisements should be given in 2 leading newspapers in the city where you reside. Name will be published in Official Gazette (Not in Digital Format). Complete Process takes time depending upon when will the next gazette be published. Normally you could expect it to be at your place in at least 2-3 Months time. If you are lucky enough, you could get it even before that.

  15. Hello sir! my name is Sahiba Kaur and my old name was Sahiba. I am planning to get my name changed by getting it published in the Gazette. My passport has been already been issued with the new name. I got to know that the I also require to submit photocopy of a photo id for publishing. Can the passport with the new name act as one?
    Also, I wanted to know if Gazette notification will be sufficient to show my name change qhile applying for any kind of visa?
    thank you

  16. Hello Sahiba,

    You would not need any ID proof for getting your name published in the Gazette. Just follow the procedure mentioned in this article. It is based on my personal experience, so do not worry about the authenticity. Gazette Notification is a legal proof of Change of Name in India and can be used as a supporting document anywhere.

  17. Thanks so much for your response and information. This is very useful.

  18. You are Welcome Pawan ! 🙂

  19. Application deposited on 6th August 2015.when i will get gazette of india regarding name change.by postal and by person.?

  20. Hello Sanjay,

    You may receive the Gazette Notification within 2-3 months time by Registered/Speed Post. After about 2 months time, You can contact Controller of Publication in case you want to know the current status of Gazette Publication

  21. Sir
    Can i get within 45days by contacing personal ly

  22. Hello Sanjay ,

    It depends upon when will the Gazette be published. Gazette Booklet has about 10-12 pages. So, in that about 250-300 Change of Names are published. So till they have about those 250-300 Change of Name applications they don’t publish the gazette. For example : If they Published a Gazette in August, then they wont print it very soon, they may print in October Probably. If they have published it in July, then probably they should publish it in September. This is just a probable situation. For further clarifications, You may consult the Controller of Publication Via E-mail or Phone Call.

  23. Hello Anirudh,

    The way u replying on peoples query its much appreciated.Great work actually….
    I also want to change my 2nd name(surname only) and i think i am already done with all my documents(like Passport,house registry,Bank loans, all education certificates,Job related document, etc) all having my old name only. So my question is if i go for it can it be a problem for future ? I am also nominee for my brother and father policies. Please let me if there is any single consequence in my case. Great thanks ….:)

  24. Hello Kishor,

    Thank you so much for the appreciation 🙂
    There could be complications if you do not change your surname on all your documents. What I mean to say is that, Either you keep your name as it is on all the documents OR you change your Surname on all the documents. Although, It could be a really time consuming and laborious process but if you really need to change your Surname you are left with no option, Go for it !

  25. Same here did you recieved your gazette

  26. Hello Anirudh,
    Your article is very much informative and appreciate your efforts for replying to each comments.
    Just one clarification, I have spelling mistakes in my name in all my documents. I want to change my name from Paurash Bhatiya to Paurush Bhatia. Do I need Gazette Notification for this?

  27. Hello Parush,

    Thanks for the appreciation! Yes, even if a single character change is there in your name and you want a legal document for the same, you need to have a gazette notification for it.

  28. i have changed my name from
    Kalu Ram to Karan.. I published it
    in Gazette and in newspapers.
    Also changed it in 10th and 12th
    class DMC (board of examination,
    haryana). And changed in B.Sc
    and M.sc certificate. My problem
    is that in certificate of 10th and
    onward it is changed as ”Karan
    Alias Kalu Ram”. Now i am
    confused that how to write
    name in Any application form for
    job or entrance exam where it is
    mentioned that write your name
    as it is written 10th class Dmc.
    Should i write Karan only or
    Karan Alias Kalu Ram. Please
    reply with some legal assurance..
    Thanks in advance

  29. Hello Karan,

    I would suggest you to use your new name now for all purposes, as you have already replaced it with the old name in all your documents.

  30. Hello sir I want to change my name in my 10th and 12th certificate haryana board plz tell me the process plz

  31. I want to change my name in my all certificate

  32. Hi Pankaj,

    1. You need to take a printout of the form and fill up the form mentioned in this link : http://hbse.nic.in/form-pdf/namechange.pdf
    2. Give your Name Change advertisement in a local newspaper & Mention its details in the above form.
    3. Read all the details given at the bottom of this form on Pg.No.4 and present the necessary affidavits & documents.
    4. D.D. of Rs.100 should be drawn in favour of Secretary, Board of the School Education, Haryana, Bhiwani.

  33. Welcome !

  34. Hello plz tell me one information when I was change my name in my all certificate the my name show Pankaj Kumar I alias (new name) in only 10th certificate

  35. In whichever document you will follow the name change procedure, you name will be changed in the respective document.

  36. ear Sir,

    Myself Amandeep Singh, and want to cahnge my name AMANDEEP PARHAR for this i already update my name on my adhar card and bank account. also i publish ad in two leading newspaper. But passport officer not convinced with these poof. he told me he need copy of Gazzete of india. but dont have how to publish this new name in gazzte of india.

    Could you please help me in this regards
    i need this new passport on urgent basis .

  37. Hello Amandeep,

    You need to exactly follow the procedure mentioned in this Article to get your name published in Gazette of India. I am sorry but there is no urgent way to get your name published in the gazette. So, only after you get your gazette you can apply for your passport.

  38. Hi, my fatrher’s name in all the certificates and in the registry is X and in my all certificates it is Y. Will it create any problem? Taking the precaution the Y name was published in the Gazette as new name. Will there be any problem I may face in future? What is the validity for the Gazette, do we need to republished it time to time?

  39. Dear Sir,

    could you message me the exact procedure for publishing in Gazzete and where i have to send these documents ? please help me in this regards

    thanks in advance.

  40. Hello Tushar,

    Gazette Publication can be used for lifetime as a legal document for change of name . As your father’s name has been changed and you have the necessary proof for the same, it would not cause any issues. Don’t worry!

  41. Hello Amandeep,

    The 3 Steps are mentioned in this Article & you need to send these documents to the following address :
    Controller of Publication, Department of Publication, Civil Lines, Delhi-54

  42. sir , could you have any contact number for this department?

  43. Hello Amandeep,

    You can talk to Controller of Publications at (011)23812527

  44. Hello sir,

    Hi, I have savings & ppf account in the name of PRASAD C icici bank but now I want to update my name as PRASAD C M can you please provide the steps to update my name. I have updated my pan name as PRASAD C M & I visited icici branch asking details regarding the process but they are telling you not able to update your name.

    Sir they are telling tat you are not allowed to update name with only pan card you need to change your name through court through gazette notification but my name in all other document like education certificate, voter Id, adhar is PRASAD C M only but in pan card tat is mistakenly updated as PRASAD C but now it has been updated as PRASAD C M.

    But they are asking me to provide gazette notification but I didn’t changed my name then how can I provide them tat certificate I just corrected my name in pan card only, can u please help on this issue sir.

  45. With the help of your updated name in all other documents, your name should be able to change in your Bank and PPf account. However, if they still need a gazette notification, you can follow the process mentioned in this article to get your name changed in Gazette of India.

  46. Thanks sir, may what may approximate cost for name correction notification from gazette in Bangalore.

  47. The cost will be Rs.840 plus the charges of registered post/speed post

  48. Sir tat costs includes affidavit, ads publish & gazette notification sir. In all my documents I have correct name but in ppf account only there is initial missing in my account how can ask for name change without valid proof sir.

  49. Hello Prasad,

    No that cost was only including the DD/Postal Order(Rs.840) and registered post/speed post. Ad price in newspapers keeps on changing. So, you must either contact the concerned newspaper office for the same OR you can book an ad on the websites like : releasemyad.com or ads2publish.com. For Affidavit you will be charged Rs.60-70 by the Notary.

    Name Change in Gazette is itself a proof. You don’t need a proof for that. Just need to send the documents mentioned in this article to the address mentioned.

  50. Thank you so much for providing details sir, I have one dbout sir in my situation I have already corrected my pan card name as PRASAD C M by providing voter Id card. Now I have all my documents in the name of PRASAD C M, now to get affidavit from notary what document I need to provide him sir because now only in bank account & ppf account I have wrong name as PRASAD C sir.

  51. To make an Affidavit, you don’t need any document. You just need to ask the Notary to make the desired Affidavit for you.

  52. Means can I visit notary & take affidavit by telling him tat I want make correction in my name from PRASAD C to PRASAD C M because it was wrong in Bank account is it OK sir, after tat I need to submit same reason newspaper & after tat I need to give same documents for gazette right sir.

    Thanks a lot sir you have provided me lots of information thank you so much sir.

  53. Hello sir you article have been so helpful to the many and I’m one of them.
    I would like to change my name from Sayeb to Atish can it be changed. I’m serving in an Indian Army what are hurdles I have to face reading changing of name.

  54. Hello Sayeb,

    I am glad I could be of any help to you and others. Yes, your name can be changed. You just need to follow the step by step procedure mentioned in this article to change your name in Gazette of India.

  55. Dear anirudh
    I have no idea if there is any publication department in haryana.Can i send the documents straight to delhi department.Thanks in advance

  56. Hello Maneet,

    Yes, anyone from any state can send the documents to Delhi department whether they have a publication department in their state or not.

  57. hi.. hats off..great work by you.. i have applied for mine wife passport and today there was an appointment.. everything went right but at end they asked an affidavit of change in name of mine wife .. we even showed our marriage certificate but they said that it is a legal procedure and we must have an affidavit.. infact they said everything is fine just provide affidavit and we will clear it.. the application is on hold for affidavit.. what shall i do??

  58. Thanks Vipul ! If there is a name change in your wife’s passport then you can present your Marriage Certificate. There is no bigger proof of a Marriage than a Marriage Certificate. Anyways, if they still need an affidavit, you can go to a Notary and make Annexure D(Joint Affidavit). It will state the reason for change of name. You can download and print the specimen of Annexure D(In Case the Notary does not have it with him).

    Download the Joint Affidavit from this Link : http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/AnnexureD.pdf

  59. Sir I have a query related passport.
    I want to make my passport bt on my dob certificate my name is parag and rest on all my certificates is Anubhav Mahajan sir what should I do now.
    Please suggest me a quicker , best way to came out of this problem.

    Appreciating your concern.

  60. Hello Anubhav,

    You can apply with your Birth Certificate(With Old Name) and with Address & NON-ECR Proof(With New Name). You just need to provide 2 extra documents mentioned below for a major change in Name.

    1. Paper clipping of two leading daily newspapers in original (one daily newspaper should be of the area of Applicant’s
    Permanent Address and the other at Current Address or nearby area)

    2. Deed poll/sworn affidavit as per Annexure “E”

  61. Hi Anirudh,
    I want to change my name completely so wanted to clarify my doubts. I was born and brought up in calcutta but since 2005 I am setteled in bangalore. So may I apply for the same in bangalore and do I have to put adds in both English and kannada newspapers?
    Please help. Thanks

  62. Hello Moinul,

    Procedure for legally changing your name in State Gazette or Gazette of India is more or less the same. You may confirm the details from Karnataka state publication department. If you want to change the name in Gazette of India, you can follow the steps provided in this article.

  63. One more query sir for change in fathers name only the deletion of middle name can be overcome by usi g the above method or I have to do some thing different

    And thankyou

  64. The same steps can be followed for deleting the middle name. It is also considered as change of name.

  65. Thnkyou sir

  66. Thanks a lot brother.

  67. Welcome Moinul 🙂

  68. Sir should we have any specific reason for change name…… I am not happy with present name….. I am from Rajasthan can I change my name completely

  69. Hello Sahiram,

    Yes, you can change your name without Reason also. No Problem at all !

  70. Dear sir,

    Your article is very helpful for those who want to change their name.
    I also want to change my name but i have some doubts.

    1. is it mandatory to publish add in two newspapers (On guideline of Publication Dept. mentioned One newspaper)

    2. Do i need to publish the add in local newspaper where i born or it will sufficient where i am living currently,. because i born and grown up in uttarakhand but now living in Delhi from last 10 years,

    Regards
    Ravikant

  71. Hi Ravikant,

    It is required that you publish your Ad in any one of the local newspapers. But you must publish in 2 local newspapers for other purposes (if needed in future) i.e., An English and a Hindi Newspaper. You need to Publish the Ad in a Local Newspaper i.e. Delhi (in your case).

  72. Sir.
    I can see you doing great work with such advices.
    sir i have a very different problem.
    my educational documents and my passport (expired) have different name of my mother in it.
    the passport name been her legal name.. i tried changing it in the cbse documents but aftr all the time consuming processes they intimated me last month that i should come through court for any name change in cbse documents.
    i have the gazette notification and the paper advt and the affadavit in which it is stated that the name in cbse is not correct and mentioned the legal name.
    Now what shall i do, going through court can be a pain..plus i need the passport urgently.
    What do you suggest me to do.
    how can i get my passport asap.

  73. As i can see that your Passport has expired and you need to Re-Issue it.

    Dear Akhil, you don’t have to worry so much … you would need only 2 documents : (1) Photocopy of the First 2 and the Last 2 Pages of your Old Passport (2) You new address Proof Document (in case you have changed your Address).

  74. Sir I have already stated my concerned matter to you. As I’m serving as an Indian Army all our documentation are done by clerks so I conveyed my msg to him and he said that ur initial name cannot be changed now.
    What should I do now?
    Please do reply

  75. The legal procedure to change the name is stated in this article. A gazette notification is a strong legal proof for name change and no one can disregard it.

  76. Vivekanand Sarkar

    Hi, Anirudh Singh..You are doing really a fabulous job bro….

    There is different spelling in my name of class 10th’s (CBSE board) and all other documents.In My 10th marksheet (CBSE board) my name is VIVAKANAND which spelt wrongly and CBSE refused to correct the spelling because its too late for correction….but in all other documents from class 12 th (state board) to M.Sc. My name is VIVEKANAND SARKAR. So there is a mistake in 10th (CBSE) marksheet i.e. VIVEKANAND SARKAR became VIVAKANAND and my name did not include surname SARKAR in Class 10 th like all other documents. I become confused while filling Govt. Job forms..
    WHAT SHOULD I DO? SHOULD I GOT AN AFFIDAVIT DONE AND GAZETTE.
    WILL THERE BE ANY PROBLEM AT THE TIME OF VERIFICATION OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. WHAT IS THE SOLUTION KINDLY SUGGEST.

  77. Hello Vivekanand,

    Yes, If you get a gazette notification stating that your name has been written as VIVAKANAND in 10th Marksheet. However, it should have been written as VIVEKANAND SARKAR in instead of VIVAKANAND. In the mean time you can use your current name VIVEKANAND SARKAR only. When you have the gazette notification with you, you will have the legal proof of the same.

  78. Dear Sir,

    I want to add my surname ‘Singh’ in my name. What will i have to do for this. Is it necessary to change name in all school, University degree etc Or it is ok only with Aadhar, Voter, License etc. I am in a Statutory body of a Ministry of Government of India. Should i inform them or i do this invidiously. Please suggest.

    Thanks
    Ajit

  79. You can add your surname ‘Singh’ in your name by following the procedure mentioned in this article. You dont need to change your name in your school and college certificates, rather you can present the gazette notification as a proof of name change(wherever necessary). Still you want to change your name in your Certificates, it is a bit time consuming process. If you are a CBSE or ICSE Passout, you can follow the articles mentioned below to get the information you need.

    http://amazingindiablog.in/change-name-in-cbse-marksheet-or-certificate/
    http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-your-name-or-dob-in-icse-isc-certificate-or-marksheet/

    Also, I would like to suggest you to follow this procedure by yourself.

  80. Thank you Sir

  81. Hi Anirudh,

    I was going through your website amazingindiablog.in regarding “Name change process”. The article was informative and well structured.

    Just wanted to know the following

    I will be making the Affidavit from Bangalore, since I can’t go to my home town due to work

    1) where to publish the newspaper publication

    Present address – Bangalore (Karnataka)
    Permanent address – Rourkela (Odisha)

    Do i need to publish One AD in Bangalore local newspaper
    and/or One AD in Rourkela Local newspaper
    and/or One AD in National Newspaper

    2) For Gazette – do i need to contact Odisha Gazette or Central Gazette for publishing the same. I am more confident of Central Gazette though!

    3) What address should be mentioned in the Affidavit since my present address is Bangalore (rent agreement). Is it acceptable everywhere

    4) What documents are required for change of name in the following –

    – Passport (permanent address)
    – PAN (permanent address)
    – Driving Licence (permanent address)
    – Bank accounts/credit card (permanent address + present address)
    – Voted ID (permanent address)
    – Birth certificate (permanent address)- is name change required here?
    – Aadhar (permanent address)
    – MBA/Bcom/XII/X certificates – is name change required here?
    – Professional relieving letters from companies – is name change required here?

  82. Also I am planning to change my DOB along with the Name. My DOB in Birth Certificate is ‘correct’ and ICSE certificate is ‘incorrect’. As of now the birth date used in all my documents is the ICSE certificate date. Is there any separate affidavit required OR it can be done in the same affidavit OR affidavit for this is not at all required and I can submit my BC to correct my DOB in all the documents..

  83. sir can you give me your no ….I want to talk to you….

  84. Hi Raju,

    I’m sorry I dont provide my number. You can post your question over here and I will give you the best possible solution.

  85. Hi Ashish,

    Thanks for the appreciation of my article and the blog & sorry for the delay as I was really occupied in other stuff and I wanted to leave a descriptive reply to you 🙂

    Answer to your Questions :

    1) As you are currently staying at Bangalore you need to publish both the Ads in a local Newspaper in Bangalore. Do remember it should be popular daily newspaper like The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Dainik Jagran etc.

    2) If your state has a Publication Department which publishes Change of Name Gazette Notification, then you can get in touch with them. Anyways, Gazette of India is open for all, either you have a Publication Department in your State or Not you can go ahead and use this article to publish your name in Gazette of India.

    3) Yes, you should mention your present address(Bangalore in your case) in affidavit.

    4) Check how to get your Name changed in :

    Passport
    1. Deed poll/Sworn Affidavit by a Notary on a Non-Judicial Stamp Paper of minimum value (ANNEXURE ‘E’).
    2. Newspaper Advertisement in any two daily leading newspapers in Original. Note : The newspaper should be published the city of Present Address of the Applicant.

    PAN Card
    1. Gazette Notification
    2. If you want to Change only your Name(Not the Surname) , you can use a Certificate issued and attested by a Gazetted Officer.

    Driving License
    1. Gazette Notification

    Bank accounts/credit card
    1. Gazette Notification
    2. You can use a Certificate issued & attested by a Gazetted Officer. Do remember to get the format(or specimen) from your bank first.

    Voter ID
    1. Gazette Notification
    2. When you have got your name changed in any of the above documents, you can use it to change your name in Voter ID.

    Birth Certificate
    Your name could only be changed in a Birth Certificate for a specific period of time. This time frame is different in every state. You may contact your local municipal office for the same.

    Aadhaar Card
    Changing name in Aadhaar is the easiest process and can be done online in about 5-10 minutes. You can upload any of the Identity Proof Documents mentioned below and can download the e-aadhaar when the process is complete.

    Change of Name Gazette Notification.
    Marriage Certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages.
    Disability or Handicapped Identity Card/Medical certificate issued by the your State/UT.
    Identity Certificate(With Photo) issued by a Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on official letterhead.
    Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Postal Department.
    CGHS(Central Government Health Scheme) / ECHS(Ex Serviceman Contributory Health Scheme) Photo Card.
    Kissan Photo Passbook (Issued to Farmers).
    Freedom Fighter Photo Identity Card.
    Pensioner Photo Identity Card.
    Credit Card with Photo.
    Bank ATM Card with Photo.
    Arms License.
    Photo ID Card issued by Recognized Educational Institution (Your College ID Card, acceptance depends upon the verifying officer).
    NREGS Job Card.
    Government Photo ID Cards issued to State and Central Govt. Employees / Service photo Identity card issued by PSU (Public Sector Undertaking).
    Driving License.
    Voter ID/Election Card.
    Ration/ PDS(Public Distribution System) Photo Card.
    PAN Card.
    Indian Passport.

    Certificates & Marksheets
    I would recommend to change your name only on High School marksheet(If Possible). Its really not mandatory to change your name in your Certificates.

    Professional relieving letters from companies
    Name change Not Required

    Do keep your Gazette Notification copies safely for the future purposes. These copies may prove really important anytime in future.

    Regards,
    Anirudh

  86. Hi Ashish ,

    You can add the same in the newspaper Advertisement & Affidavit and that your DOB which is mentioned in 10th ICSE Marksheet is XXXX and your correct DOB is YYYY. With this Gazette Notification document, you can change your Name and DOB in almost any document you want to.

  87. Hi Anirudh ,
    Greetings
    I have read your articles and found very useful for name changing process , I want to consult with you regarding name change process kindly suggest me easiest and best process
    I want to change my name from Vidhya sagar mishra. To sagar mishra
    I want my new name in PAN card , driving license , Aadhar card, passport , bank account and educational certificates
    Please tell me it is necessary to change my name in all educational certificates because mostly 10 class certificate used in all documents
    Please tell the procedure . I am waiting for your reply

  88. Thanks a lot Anirudh for all the information. I would not have got these information from anybody in this planet!!!

    Just a few more questions-

    1) Since i need to submit one original Affidavit for Gazette Notification, how many original copies of affidavit shall i make.

    2) Shall i affix a passport size photograph with the Affidavit (is it possible?), so that it becomes an ID proof as well!

    3) Have heard that i need to publish the AD in both my present address and permanent address. Is that correct…

    4) How much time does it takes for central Gazette notification? I have heard it takes 3-6 months to publish in central Gazette……..

    5) After having done my Affidavit and AD publication, which document shall i start with first or shall i wait for Gazette notification to complete.(is passport ok, since it does not require the gazette notification)

    6) What address shall i mention at the time of filling the forms for name change in these documents. Since my present and temporary address(rented house) will be mentioned in the affidavit. Or, is the permanent address ok. (would be relaxed if permanent address, since the present address may change sometime.)

    7) In whole course of name changing process if i change my present address, would there be any problem(since its rented house)…

  89. anand singh bisht

    iwant to change my minor daughter name age 13 years from Sweta Bisht to Shweta Bisht. Please tell me the procedure of name change.Should it is possibile after the name change in india Gazzette the new name print on birth certificate in delhi in my case.please suggest.

  90. Pankaj Banwarilal Sharma

    Hi Sir,
    my name is is BISHNU KANT BANWARILAL KHANDELWAL i have change my name in 1997 as PANKAJ BANWARILAL SHARMA but my gazetted copy misplaced where we can get this copy

    Pankaj B Sharma

  91. Hi Ashish

    1) Only 1 original affidavit, no copies.
    2) You can affix a Photo, that is what the notary may ask you for. But affixing a photo is not mandatory.
    3) You have not heard it right. Just believe what the gazette department says. Forget all sources except the department of publication.
    4) I made a gazette for my wife. It took around 3 months. My experience says it takes 3-4 months at maximum. You can also get in touch with the department directly to expedite the process if possible.
    5) There is no sequence for it. You can start with any of them. A bank account will be fine according to me. Using the passbook and statement of the bank account you can change your name almost on any other document or card.
    6) Your address will hardly matter any where in future. Its just your name that will matter. When you have your name change gazette notification, you wont need anything else to prove it.
    7) As i told you, your present address hardly matters. You can change 100s of addresses in your lifespan, that really not an issue.

    I would like to Add 1 point from your additional question :
    8) Specimen ‘E’ is used for name change in passport. You dont need it here.

  92. Hi Pankaj,

    You may contact the respective department of Publication. If you made it from Delhi i.e. Gazette of India. You may contact Controller of Publication on : [email protected]

  93. Hello Anand,

    Unfortunately, This process to change name is not applicable in your daughter’s case. The applicant needs to be at least 18 years of age to change name in Gazette and your daughter is still 13 yrs old. The name on birth certificate cannot be changed after a certain period of time. You may contact your local Municipal Office for the same.

  94. anand singh bisht

    hi Anirudh ,
    I contacted the office of controller ,department of publication ,civil lines. The officer says in my case name change of minor daughter from Sweta Bisht to Shweta Bisht is possible.Only all the paper work done by me on behalf my daughter.Because she is studying in class 8th ,next year her registration will be done for c.b.s.e. board.So ,if i change her name spell at this time,all document listing with her new name except birth certificate So next time if any where the birth certificate required,We show the birth certificate indicating old name and the copy of india gazzette indicating her new name with all her document.Please tell me is this possibbile

  95. sir agar kisika koi case chal raha ho court me to kya wo bhi apna name change kar sakta hai….

  96. I dont know how they said it is possible. Check the link of department of publication. Read the first paragraph which clearly mentions ” The person attaining the age of 18 yrs. and above who wishes to get his/her change of name published in the Gazette of India Part-IV has to comply with the
    following formalities prior to publish of such advertisement. “

    https://iiserb.ac.in/PDF/GUIDELINES_FOR_CHANGE_NAME_MAJOR.pdf

    You must call them again and tell them that you read on their website that you need to be 18 and above for name change in gazette of india. If there has been a change in the rules, they must update on their website.

  97. I am not sure about this. You may contact the department of Publication regarding this info.

  98. how to contact department of publication ? is there any no or email id.plzz give

  99. Hi Anirudh ,
    Greetings
    I have read your articles and found very useful for name changing process , I want to consult with you regarding name change process kindly suggest me easiest and best process
    I want to change my name from Vidhya sagar mishra. To sagar mishra
    I want my new name in PAN card , driving license , Aadhar card, passport , bank account and educational certificates
    Please tell me it is necessary to change my name in all educational certificates because mostly 10 class certificate used in all documents
    Please tell the procedure . I am waiting for your reply

  100. You can Contact Controller of Publication on :
    Email : [email protected]
    Telephone : (011)23812527

  101. Hi Sagar,

    If you change your name in Gazette of India, it can be used to easily change your name in any document like PAN Card, DL, Aadhaar Card, Bank Account and educational certificates. It is not mandatory to change your name in Educational certificates but High School Certificate/Marksheet may be required at some places especially if you are applying for a passport.

  102. Hello Anirudh

    My mothers name before marriage is ‘Phoolabai’ and after marriage its ‘Sitabai’. I have all the documents with the name of ‘Sitabai’ but now I need the document with Phoolabai name or with Sitabai Alias Phoolabai name.

    Officials said me to do the e-gazette of the name… Is it possible to have the alias name on Gazette i.e. name like ‘Phoolabai alias Sitabai’ on gazette?

    Also I have one more question can we have same alias name on Aadhar card as well as Pan Card.
    Note : I am from Maharashtra state. If possible can you give me your email id or mail me @ [email protected]
    Thanks in advance.
    Your help is Appreciated.

  103. Hi Anirudh Sir….
    I am a student of Engineering (Final Year)…….The correct spelling of my name is ‘Paras Umeshlal Jain’. But in my school leaving Certificate by mistake it was done as ‘Paras Umeshalal Jain’. thats why my all academic documents viz. 10th,12th, Engineering have name as ‘Paras Umeshalal Jain’. and all other documents viz. aadhar card, pan card, voter Id, Bank Accounts have name as ‘Paras Umeshlal Jain’.
    Now i have a question is by Which name shall i apply for passport…..I seem its difficult to change names of academic documents…….What u suggest?
    Thank You

  104. Hi,
    Healthy Greetings
    This is jonney Bansal From Kurukshetra, Haryana,
    I have read your articles and found very useful information for name changing process ,I want to consult with you regarding my name change process,I want to change my name from Jonney Bansal. To Aditya Bansal. During my academic education, in many diff-2 circular activity certificates i got certificate with diffrent jonney spelling mistake. in future it would not repeat for that i want to change my name.
    I want my new name in all govt documents like PAN card , driving license , Aadhar card, passport , bank account and educational certificates

    Please tell the procedure how can i start in a easiest way. I am waiting for your reply

  105. Hi Anirudh,
    I got the info for the whole name change thing, thanks to you.
    I just have one query that in future if i decide to go abroad for job purpose would i need to change my name on all the educational certificates or is there any other document required for the same? Kindly suggest.

    Thanks in advance.

  106. Yes, changing your name in academic documents is a time consuming process. You can apply for a passport telling that your have a minor change in your name name. So if we consider ‘Paras Umeshlal Jain’ as your new name and ‘Paras Umeshalal Jain’ as your old name.

    The documents that you will need to to provide are :

    1. Address Proof (In New Name)
    2. DOB Proof (in Old Name)
    3. Non ECR Proof (in Old or New Name)
    4. Deed poll/sworn affidavit as per Annexure “E”

    Thats it ! You don’t need to change your name on your documents.

  107. Hi Jonney,

    Follow the process mentioned in this article to Get your name changed in Gazette of India. The gazette notification will act as a legal proof of change of name. Using this document you can change your name in any document in India. To change your name in various documents you can go through the below mentioned articles.

    1. Pan card – http://amazingindiablog.in/pan-card-name-change-marriage-procedure/
    2. DL – You can use the Gazette Notification
    3. Aadhaar Card – http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-aadhar-card-name-and-address-online/
    4. Passport – http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-your-name-in-passport-marriage-divorce/
    5. Bank Account – You can use the Gazette Notication
    6. Educational Certificates – Procedure varies in different boards.If you are from CBSE or ICSE, you can follow the procedure mentioned below.
    http://amazingindiablog.in/change-name-in-cbse-marksheet-or-certificate/
    http://amazingindiablog.in/how-to-change-your-name-or-dob-in-icse-isc-certificate-or-marksheet/

  108. Hi Priyadarshini,

    I am happy that my article turned useful to you. Gazette Notification and the Newspaper Publications are enough to change your name in any document in India. Do keep 4-5 extra copies of newspaper publication.

  109. MUHAMMEDSALIM MOHMEDHANIF PATEL

    Respected Sir, kindly pls guide me. There was a spelling mistake in my name in all my educational document and in passport. In 10th marksheet and in diploma engineering marksheet it shows MOHMEDSALIM MOHMEDHANIF PATEL , and in 12th and graduation marksheet and in LC it shows as MUHAMMEDSALIM MOHMEDHANIF PATEL. And in passport it is MOHAMEDSALIM MOHAMADHANEEF PATEL.
    Now, I am facing problem while applying for government jobs that which spelling I should write of MUHAMMED in job applying form. And how should I correct my spelling in passport. And whether I should correct spelling mistake in all my educational documents?. Thanks in advance. Waiting for your reply

  110. Rs900 is written in the form and also requirement of Soft copy is not written in the form,2-I want extra copy of Gazette notification so total I have to pay how much?Newspaper advertisement paper cutting or full page advertisement3-also please tell me details regarding Separate plain paper writing.plz reply soon

  111. Hi Shuvam,

    Rs.900 is in case you want a public notice for it. If you make a Demand Draft/India Postal Order of Rs.840 you will get 4 copies. If you want more copies you can submit additional Rs.35/copy. Send the Full page of the newspaper advertisement, Do highlight your advertisement.

  112. Hi Anirudh,

    My name is Sandeep Shah, I have cheuqe ( property )from the name of Sandeep Sav ( The previou name ) In have all the proof name of Sandeep Shah and bank account is also name of Sandeep Shah.

    and i have no any document the name of Sandeep Sav

    So, How to clear my cheque… Please suggest me

    I am waiting for your reply

    Thanks & regards
    Sandeep

  113. Hi Sandeep,

    You cannot clear a cheque only with the same name as on your Bank records. You should have either kept your old name only OR you should have given new name while buying the property OR changed your name in the property documents later on. Now i think you must visit your property office and tell them that you have changed your name, do provide them with documents and change your name on your property documents, cancel the old cheque and get a new cheque with the new name.

  114. hi im muslim boy unmarried, major. i want to change myname as hindu. my parents arr not allowing. bt i want to do it definitely, what are the procedures?
    how much time it will took for my process?and for my marriage whether i have to submit all my documents in a changed name?plsss ans me as soo as possible, im really inneed.

  115. hello sir kya mera naam 10th or 12th ki marksheet me change ho sakta he me MP se hu

  116. You must get in touch with a marriage consultant or the registrar of marriage before you come to any decision. They will be able to guide you properly.

  117. Yes, you need to contact your State Board if you want to change your name in MP State Board.

  118. Hii Anirudh ,
    Need some sugggestion..!
    I have my name Sunny kr Choudhary in class 10 and 12 certificates .But in the graduation (4th yr ) Its Sunny Kumar Choudhary ,also in the aadhar and pan card its Sunny Kumar Choudhary .Is it necessary for me to change the name because in India kr and kumar comes in regular practice .??and if yes pls tell me how much time it takes to change the name ?(I am from west bengal and it has no publication office).
    If i am going as aforesaid name told you,will it create problem in gov jobs?
    Can’t i do simple affidavit and publish ads in the newspaper ..!
    Pls reply quick ..!
    I

  119. Hi Anirudh

    Can you please give the answer to my question, its needful. Question asked in comment

    http://amazingindiablog.in/name-change-procedure-in-gazette-of-india/#comment-1947

    Please

  120. Hi Sunny,

    This is a minor issue and you dont need to worry about this. Only while applying for a passport you might need an affidavit (Annexure E).

  121. Hi Santosh,

    You would not be able to get the name changed to ‘Phoolabai alias Sitabai’. However, by the procedure mentioned in this article you can get the new name (i.e., Sitabai) of your mother published in the gazette of India(e-Gazette). Using Gazette Notification you can get her name changed in Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, or any other document or Card.

  122. Hii anirudh,
    Thanx for the reply but i have some major query ….!
    will this issue create any problem in govt jobs or a simple affidavit will work out there in terms of evidence because they check word by word and simply how much time the whole process of name change usually takes??

  123. Hi Sunny,

    You’re Welcome Sunny ! The name change process can take 2-4 months. It depends on the date when the next gazette notification will be published. You can get it touch with the Controller of Publication to know the exact time in which you can get your Name Change document. Contact details are given at the bottom of this article.

  124. I recd. my gazatte notification now i want to fill ssc form online, can i use my new name for that

  125. Hi Vipul,

    Yes, you can use your new name on SSC Form. When you are required to upload or present the documents you must also present your gazette notification as a document for legal proof of name change.

  126. Deat sir
    I HAVE AFFEDAVID OF CHANGED NAME AND I HAVE ALSO 2 DIFFERNET NEWSPAPER WHERE I GIVE THE ADVTISEMENT OF FOR NAME CHANGE ..NOW I DONT KNOW WHAT SHOULD BE DO.. PLEASE TELL ME NEXT STEP FOR CHAGE MY NAME….
    THANK YOU

  127. Hi Gopi Chand,

    You have followed Step 1 & 2 . Please follow the step 3, and send the documents mentioned in Step 3 With affidavit and Newspaper Ad to the address mentioned.

  128. Hi Anirudh

    Thanks for reply.

    Can you please tell me the link from which I can apply for e gazette.
    I am from Maharashtra and found the link below
    https://dgps.maharashtra.gov.in/1035/%E0%A4%AE%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%96%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AF-%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%83%E0%A4%B7%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%A0

    Is there any other link for egazette. Are State egazette and central egazette different?

    Also I have one more question can we have alias name on Aadhar card as well as Pan Card.

  129. Hi sir im from rajsthan I have gazzat notification now I want to change name in 10th 12th certificate it possible or not because I m getting problems to fill the form of the govt.job
    Which name I have fill in form name or old because in gov’t job they ask fill to 10th certificate name in from please help me

  130. Hello Manish,

    You can fill up your forms with new name. And attach your gazette notification with it. Gazette Notification is the biggest proof of name change in india.

  131. But till I’m getting problem some time we to scan document so that time what can i do

  132. What are the problems you are facing manish ?

  133. Hi sir when I fill the form that time I getting the problem because some time we have to scan the document

  134. Hi Manish,

    While applying for a name change gazette notification in gazette of India you would not need any scanned document as all the process is offline.

  135. Sir , My name on passport and all official documents is ‘Sohrab’ . i want to make it as ‘Sohrab Singh Chawla’ on passport . After adding it passport , is there be any mismatch o problem of name between passport and certificates will effect U.S or Canada visa.

  136. Hi Sohrab,

    To change your name in passport, you dont need a Gazette Notification. You would need the documents mentioned below to get your new name on passport.

    1. Address Proof (in new name),
    2. Date of Birth Proof (in old name)
    3. Non-ECR Proof (if the applicant is eligible for Non ECR – Documents in old name are allowed )
    4. Paper clipping of two leading daily newspapers in original (one daily newspaper should be of the area of Applicant’s
    Permanent Address and the other at Current Address or nearby area)
    5. Deed poll/sworn affidavit as per Annexure “E”

  137. Hiii
    This is megha.I would be really happy if u could help me.All my documents have the name ‘megha’ only.But recently i cleared one of the exams and by mistake i wrote my name as MEGHA SHIVGOTRA in the application form for that.At the tym of the checking of documents the authorities put my candidature as provisional as my name in the documents was not with the surname.Now they want me to produce an affidavit and a gazzeted notification in the 2 local newspapers for mentioning that the name belongs to the same person.But i dont want to change my name.I want to keep it as megha only. So do i need to follow the third step i.e. sending for the publication in gazzete of india in delhi or the affidavit and newspaper notification would suffice.Please reply me soon as i have left with a less time.
    Thank you.

  138. Hi Megha,

    If you wrote your wrong name by mistake, you must talk to the authorities of the exam about it. However, i can see that they now believe that you have changed your name(which is not true). However, if you publish your name in gazette of India you will have a new name. It will then be advised to change your name in all other documents accordingly (using gazette notification). Gazette nitification may take about 2-3 months at least. So, you should talk to the authorities that whether they need only the affidavit and newpapers notification or the gazette notification as well.

  139. Hello sir,
    I have changed my name from Man Mohan Agarwal to arnav Agarwal. I also have the gazette notification copy. I already have all the I’d in my previous name. Can you please suggest me from where o have to start changing name in documents. Evry department is saying that they need the I’d of new name. I am very frustrated. Please help me

  140. Start from changing your name in pan card. Once you change your name in pan card you can change it in your bank account. Most banks will accept the gazette notification and the new pan card as a proof of name change. Once you have your new name in your bank account, you can use it to change your name on other documents like Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, Passport etc.

  141. Hello sir I have gazzat notification. If I go to name change in 10th 12th certificate from raj board office what is process please tell me sir

  142. Please contact Rajasthan Board Secretary for the same, Phone Number – 91-145-2420597

  143. Namaste Sir,

    I have notary affidavit of my changed name, but some people say it(notary) is valid for a few months only.Is it so? What is the difference between Magistrate Affidavit and Notary Affidavit. Do i need to get Magistrate affidavit for future use?

    Thanks
    Tenpal

  144. Hi Tenpal,

    You are right, a notary is considered valid for a period of 6 months at most of the places. For your name change in gazette of India, a notary affidavit is required.

  145. Hello sir,
    my name is mohammed osman quereshi s/o md jani quereshi i have this name in all my educational certificates and id proof i just want to remove my surname quereshi from all my documents because mohammed is also a surname i dont want to keep two surnames in my name.i want to chage my and my father name from md osman quereshi to mohammed osman and my father name from md jani quereshi to md jani what procedure i have to follo plz reply me soon.`

  146. Just Follow the steps mentioned in this article to change your name.

  147. Thank you so much sir for your prompt reply,
    My surname is omitted in school and college certificates therefore i have made notary affidavit(dt: 16.Mar,2015 ) to get my full name in various id cards such as Adhaar, So my query is, will the notary affidavit suffice for document verification during joining formalities in central government or bank job, to prove that the certificates and ID both belongs to same person(me)?

    Regards,
    Tenpal

  148. The notary affidavit may or may not be accepted. Totally depends upon the authorities which regulate a particular government job.

  149. Sir I have few questions..kindly reply

    1. My Name is AMIT SINGH If I change to Sunit Mishra complying all formalities and Gazette notification and later change my mind (say after few weeks or years) to come back to my previous name? Is that possible?

    2. Can anyone be known as two different names and remain both name valid or in force? ( as i seen advertisement in newspaper someone done notary and declaring to be known under two different times and both seems to be valid and if two different name are valid , can I open bank account under any name?

  150. Indeed !! Great Job dude !

    Here are my two queries 🙂 Photo attestation is mandatorily required from a gazetted officer or notary attested photos will do the magic ?
    Also, I was wondering about how to get the passport size photos attested as they are quite small in size, if someone will stamp over those, probably half of the face will be covered with that stamp.

    Another is, will I get my gazette notification on the address mentioned in Name Change specimen, if yes, then is there any provision to get the same at some other address by mentioning the address in the forwarding letter with some note or so ?

    TIA !!
    Warmest Regards.

  151. Hi Sachin,

    It is mandatory to provide photo attestation from a gazetted officer. The officer needs to put the stamp anywhere on the photo except the face. Even if some part of the stamp is on the photograph, its fine. Yes, you can mention the address where you need to get your gazette notification in the forwarding letter.

  152. Thanks Alot Sir..

  153. You are welcome tenpal !

  154. Hello Sir,
    I am Government employee, i would like to tell you that in my LC my name is RAJEN KUMAR and others all documents like Aadhaar Card, Driving Lic, pan card there is RAJAN, when i visit the passport office for issue a passport at that APO was told me that you want to change your name in GAZETTE, what i do…

    Pls reply….

  155. You need to follow the procedure mentioned in this article to change your name in Gazette of India.

  156. Hi Anirudh,

    God bless you for answering all these queries I have been reading, I also have one regarding name change so thanks in advance

    As per south indian naming conventions, my name is typed as

    SURNAME-SOMENAME-FIRSTNAME

    Unfortunately on my passport it says somename firstname surname essentially making my firatname my middle name

    Would that count as a major change?

    Please advice

    Thanks again

  157. Hi Sir,

    My name is Rahul Umesh Sharma and my dad’s name is Umesh Chandra Sharma. By mistake in by Birth certificate, my name is written as Rahul Umeshchandra Sharma. They mistakenly combined my dad’s name. Now i have to apply for passport.. I will make an affidavit of change of name. Do i have to also give newspaper articles. If yes, please suggest 2 newspapers. Im from mumbai

  158. Hi Prashant,

    An affidavit would do the needful. You dont need a gazette notification for the same. Thats not a major change, just the order is different

  159. Hi Rahul,

    While applying for Passport under minor change in name, you will need :

    (1) Address Proof (In New Name)
    (2) DOB Proof (In Old Name)
    (3) NON ECR Proof(In Old or New Name)
    (4) Deed poll/sworn affidavit as per Annexure “E”

    You don’t need a need to give newspaper articles. That is required in case you had major change in name.

  160. Hi Anirudh,

    I have applied for India gazette notification for name change 1.5 months back by post I got to know from bank that my demand draft for the fee has also been encashed by department of publication on 14th October 2015. But I am not sure if they have accepted and processed my request or not. I am not able to contact them through phone as nobody receives call on the number mentioned in their site. How long it generally takes to publish the name change? Is there any way I can contact them and get to know the status.

    Thank you,
    Preeta

  161. Thanks much bro 🙂

  162. You’re Welcome Sachin !

  163. Hi Preeta,

    Realisation of DD can take upto 3 months. You still have some time. However, If you are not able to get hold of them via telephone, do mail them. They usually reply within a week.

    You must get in touch with Shri S.K. Mandal(Controller of Publications)
    Telephone Number – (011)23812527
    Email Address – [email protected]

  164. hi this is supriya….my father applied for change of name in the month os september. with all the documents we posted to delhi. Recently when i called gazette office, they replied me that our file is processed . you can dowload the pulished notice in egezette. But iam trying from last week to download it from egazette. can anyone help me out ……how to check it out……………..plzzzzz

  165. Your application is in rejected due to MIDDLE NAME PROOF NOT ATTACHED (AFFIDAVIT)
    i applied for gazette but showing this error. now what is procedure to solve this error.
    and i have to pay 2 time for the application

  166. Did you attach all the documents mentioned in this article ?

  167. Hi,
    My Name is Only Akash in all Goverment Doucuments but I want my Name to be changed to Akash Sharma.
    I have read your article . Its really informative
    how much time it will take to get confirmation from GAZETTE delhi office . Will they send some post to our address for confirmation.

  168. Hi Akash,

    Thanks that you liked the information in this article. You will not get any confirmation from their side. However, you can mail them after about 15 days of sending the complete documents to them. They will mail you back with the status of your application.

  169. there is a spelling mistake in father’s name in 10th marksheet of cbse ,if there is any procedure to correct it after 7 years as i have done 10th in 2008?

  170. Hi Pooja,

    Corrections are done mostly within an year for most boards. However, you can confirm it from the board from where you have passed your 10th class. I would also like to tell you that a little spelling mistake in father’s name can be supported by an affidavit wherever required.

  171. Hi Anirudh ,
    I am very Much impressed with the posts and ur fast reply hatss off to u, now my query is I have got my passport in 2012, but at that time of applying my father’s name is not correct in my 10th certificate , so they didn’t took that proof and there is a stamp of “emmigration check required ” in my passport , now I want to apply for MS , so this passport cannot be used for student visa, so I already took a gazette where my father name got changed, now for reissue of my passport where I can get without “emmigration check required” stamp, what to do now??
    1) can I submit that 10th class certificate along with that Gazette?? Will they reissue the passport with this??

  172. Hi Pramod,

    Yes, your all the applicants which have passed 10th Class marksheet or Passing Certificate will act a non ecr proof. Take the old passport copy, gazette of name change and 10th class marksheet while going for the appointment and they will re-issue with the mentioned changes.

  173. Sir,

    There is spell mistake in my surname and in my father name. in my SSC certificate

    Vangara Ramesh Babu S/o Ramchandram

    Now I want it to corrected to

    Vangaru Ramesh Babu S/O Ramachandram

    In surname, it is spelt as vangara instead of vangaru, similarly in my father’s name Ramchandram instead of Ramachandram

    1. I would like to know whether with affidavit, problem can be solved?
    2. Do I need to do affidavit and then publication in 2 news papers and then gazette publication done?

    If I need to get the gazette done, what is the amount I have to pay.

    Please advice me.

    Thanking you in advance

  174. Hi V Ramesh Babu,

    You must first confirm in your Board that whether they allow correction in Name later or not. If yes, then till how many years it is allowed. The process differs in every board. So, get in touch with them so that they can guide you in the proper way.

  175. i have changed my name through gazette of India . but could you please tell me how can i change my name on birth certificate.i am from delhi

  176. sir,
    i changed my name SONU to SONU BAGHEL by following above procedure. now i have affidavit + gazette notification.
    my query is-now i am applying for govt. jobs with my new name (i.e. sonu baghel) but i have all educational documents with old name (ie sonu). so is it valid applying for jobs with new name without changing name in educational docs?

  177. Contact the local municipal office

  178. Hi Sonu,

    You can do both the things. You can apply with your new name + provide your gazette notification OR change your name on the documents using your gazette notification and then apply.

  179. Hi Anirudh,

    Hope you are doing good.

    As per your instructions I have prepared an Affidavit and published my new name in 2 local and one in native address newspapers. Today I went to Passport office, this is what they want-
    1- Affidavit in Original!!
    2- Photo ID and address proof in New Name!!(how do i get it since reissue of passport is the first thing i am doing after affidavit & newspaper ads?)
    3- They are not ready to accept anything apart from above and wasted my 6 hrs. in PSK office by asking me to visit several counters ‘n’ no. of times) and after that they have put it on hold and escalated to Regional Passport office.
    4- They are asking me to first get the ID and address done in new name.
    5- Please suggest – How can i get my previous ID and proofs without providing the same ID in new name. I want to apply for VISA and since they are not willing to reissue my passport, I am stuck. Please let me know how to start.

  180. 1- Affidavit is what you already have
    2- You can get your new name on pan card and use it as photo ID. You can change your name in your bank account to get an address proof in new name.
    You can talk to your bank and submit a letter by a gazetted officer in prescribed format by the bank. This letter will be a supporting document for changing your name in your bank bank account.
    Read this article to change your name on pan card : http://amazingindiablog.in/pan-card-name-change-marriage-procedure/

  181. Your application is in rejected due to Document Not Match With Reason.

    ye message show kr raha hai ab kya krna hoga helpline number pr koi phone bhi recieve nahi kr raha

  182. Sir
    My mother name birma devi but my grandfather’s army document have brham Kaur after death my grandfather. My grandmother applied for family Pension but concern name error but now Pcda Allahabad and record office Ahemadnagar required notifications Gazetted.

  183. Hi Minaam,

    You must communicate with the cop(controller of publication) via email. They will respond to your mail.

  184. Hi Robin,

    If they need it gazetted then you need to have a gazette notification. The procedure is the same as that of name change. Its just you need to make changes wherever required.

  185. HELLO SIR,My father ‘s name in my all documents is GAMDOOR SINGH and in my brother’s all documents is GAMDUR SINGH..while my father has half of the documents in one name,rest in other..Now What should we do to sort out this?

  186. Can you let me know what exactly do you want to do ?

  187. Helo sir, I want to change my name from Akshay to Akshay Mittal. I have made affidavit and published in newspaper four years back. But now when I joined a job they
    Asked me to publish in gazette notification and kept my name as akshay and when I went to printing and stationary department punjab they refused me to publish gazette notification and told me that they publish only of government employees.. Please help me out what I have to do to change my name in gazette notification
    Thanks

  188. Sir, I want to know whether I have to change my fathers name in all my documents? As I need his passport as a proof..and it has “Gamdur singh” written instead of “Gamdoor singh”

  189. Soumava Bhattacharyya

    Hello sir,
    I would like to change my son’s name from Taushik to Tuvijat. I have read the procedure that you have described in this article. But I would like to know with the name change gazette will I be able to correct the name registered in BC. My son’s age is 1.5 yes.
    Also like to know in case of school admission ( if BC name is not been changed) will the notification in gazette may serve as the corrected name legal document.

  190. Hi Akshay,

    You can use the procedure mentioned in this article. This will help you to publish your name change in gazette of India. If your state doesnt allow at any case, gazette of India has its doors open for everyone.

  191. Hi Sandeep,

    You can present an affidavit. If it does not work, then you can go ahead and change his name on your documents.

  192. Hi Soumava,

    This article is for Majors only i.e., people aged above 18 years. For minors please refer : http://deptpub.nic.in/forms/Change%20of%20Name%20for%20Minor_1.pdf

    Gazette Notification is a legal document for name change and can be used anywhere to change your son’s name or to support the case.

  193. What does mean attested photo or they pasted in affidavid or a plane paper and who can attest my photos?

  194. Hi Maddy,

    You must print your Name and Address on a white paper and paste your photo on it. Give the heading of the letter as ‘Attested Photo by a Gazetted Officer to be used to publish Change of Name Gazette Notification in Gazette of India’

    After that take this letter to a gazetted officer and as him to attest this letter telling him that you want to use it for changing your name in gazette of India. Thats it !

  195. thank you so much sir

  196. You’re Welcome Sandeep.

  197. Hiii my name is Pintoo Mishra I want to change my name to Vishal Mishra……
    And in all my Certificates i got a name as Pintoo Mishra so i want to change it from Vishal Mishra Will it be Ok or What Should be the Legal procedure for it…..
    Please help it out…

  198. I am 26 years old and I wanted to change my middle name and my last name is possible ? if yes can some give me details about it

    Thank you ,
    Mihir Trivedi

  199. Hi Pintoo,

    You can follow the procedure mentioned in the article to get your name changed in gazette of India. Once you get your gazette notification document, you can use to change your name in other documents.

  200. Hi Mihir,

    Follow the steps in this article to change you name as you wish.

  201. hello sir..
    I’m Anikesh Singh from Bihar
    I have completed my half process that is i have published my name change notification in newspaper bt i dont have any idea about gazette notification plz. help

  202. my son name in birth certificate is SATHVIK BHARADWAJ but name changed in sslc/puc certifacte as SATWIK BHARADWAJ for appling for passport is it necessary to change the name in birth certificate kindly inform

  203. I want to change my name post marriage to Divya Aggarwal Chaudhry. Chaudhry is my husbands last name. Will The procedure For This combination name be same? Pls advice.

  204. Aditya singh chauhan

    hello Anirudh sir

    my father name in my 10th and 12th class marksheet is Raghav singh chauhan. but in graduation marksheets , my father name is Raghav chauhan. only ‘singh’ is deleted, will it create any problem while applying for govt jobs? plz help me

  205. Hello
    I am 24 year old and my all academic certificate has the name of my late father. I have applied in gazette but as per their communication I can not change my father’s name as my adoption process is not been done . please let me know the complete process as my parents have not adopted me. I am the son of my first father (who died) and my mother is remarried.

  206. I HAVE SEND ALL THE DOCUMENTS RELATED TO CHANGE OF NAME..PLEASE TELL ME FROM WHERE I CAN DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATE OF CHANGED NAME. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE PROVIDE THE LINK

  207. My surname is different than my father’s surname. It is changed by my father during admission in school starting (Since nursery entry). Now i have School LC with different surname, in Pan card and passport also clearly different surname. Now as i have these two strong government documents then also during claiming as legal heir in agricultural land after death of my father they are entering my surname as my father’s surname only. They are telling as a legal heir surname should not be differ. on revenue record with legal heir chain they are entering my surname wrong. As with my father’s surname i have no any single document and they are generating the same with wrong entry. They are advising for gazzet notification for change of surname. Now i had never been identified by my father’s surname in any document then how gazzet notification can be produeced? i have all the documents with single surname & father surname as different. Can anyone guide in this matter. Kamlesh-Gujarat.

  208. hello sir.I am from andhrapradesh.actually i want apply for passport.and i completed my btech.Actually my name is Tangella Sri Kannaka Tejaswi as per inter,10th,adhar,voter card and birth certificate.but in my btech degree certificate it was named as Tangella Sri Kanaka Tejaswi.So only one letter is missing in middle name.Any problem at verification process of passport??

  209. Hi Anikesh,

    That is one 1 step. You need to follow other steps mentioned in the article to get your gazette notification.

  210. Hi Ahok,

    No you dont need to change the name on Birth Certificate, an affidavit stating the same should work.

  211. Hi Divya,

    Procedure is the same for all. Just for your info, You can read :

    1) How to change your name on Pan Card ?
    2) How to Change your name on Aadhaar Card ?
    3) How to Change your name on Passport ?

    Note : At most of the places Marriage Certificate will help you to change your name.

  212. Hi Aditya,

    Getting it corrected and making it same in all the documents is a better choice. Though affidavit works at most of the places. While applying for Govt Service this might create a problem.

  213. Hi Bhavik,

    It is advised that you must get your adoption procedure completed. Once done, then only you can get your father’s name endorsed in your documents.

  214. Hi Tejasvi,

    No it will not create a problem. Even if they object, you can provide a notary affidavit for the same.

  215. Hi Praatik,

    You cannot download the Gazette Notification. You will get it Via registered post. You can enquire the status via e-mail provided at the bottom of this article.

  216. Hello sir,
    Your article is very much informative and appreciate your efforts for replying to each comments.
    Sir , I have query on annexure E about my bro his real name is waseem karimsab Dafedar but in some documents middle name changes in voting card it is Karim and in ration card it is Abdul karim so now he have to make annexure E for name changes . so what should he put in anneure E that his name change from wasim abdul karim Dafedar or from wasim karim Dafedar to Waseem karimsab Dafedar(new name).. plz help me as soon as possible.. i will be very greateful to you.

  217. Hello sir,
    Bhavik here.
    I am reply for you answer that I have also asked for the adoption procedure but they refused to except the same for the gazette as my adoptions procedure is done at the age of 24.
    They said the gazette procedure can only be done if the adoption procedure is done before the age of 15. And now there is no way I can apply for the gazette.

  218. Hi Anirudh,

    I would like to thank you a lot for providing me the contact details using which I was able to contact department of publication and get the information regarding the name change publish date.

    It was published on 19th of dec . I am still waiting for the hard copy of the gazette. Usually how long they take to post the notification?

    I would also like to take opportunity of your blog to provide the steps for downloading soft copy of name change publish gazette notifications from their website.

    Below are the steps:

    – open website
    http://www.egazette.nic.in

    – click on search gazette link present in top
    – click on search extra ordinary /weekly gazette
    – then select the category as weekly gazette
    – select Part IV in part and section combo box
    – provide the To and from date as per your probable date
    -leave the remaining field empty
    – click on standard report button
    – it will give the link to download gazette notifications

    Thanks & Regards,
    Preeta

  219. VIRENDER KUMAR SINGH

    Hello Sir,

    My In 10 Mark sheet my name “VIRENDAR KUMAR SINGH” and in 10+2, graduation “VIRENDER KUMAR SINGH” and also I have all documents with this name only.

    Will it create problem in bank job.

    thank You

  220. Hi Preeta,

    I am happy that my post could help you to publish your name change gazette notification in gazette of India. Usually the hard copy is delivered within 30 days after the gazette notification has been published.

    Thank you so much for taking out time and writing the steps for downloading the soft copy of the gazette. I was totally unaware about the fact that we could download the soft copy as well. I will write a separate post on this.

    I would like to tell you that I am also looking for some content writers for my blog. If interested please send me a mail regarding the same.

    Regards,
    Anirudh

  221. hello sir iam a christian religious person…my certificate name is selvam, and now i want to change my certificate name and replace my christian baptism name …for that what i have to do..iam 24 years old…

  222. Hello Nasir,

    The Annexure E, you are referring to is used for minor change in name while applying for a passport. This article is for getting gazette notification for change of name.

  223. Hi Bhavik,

    You must get in touch with controller of publication to get a better idea of the situation.

  224. Get yourself a gazette notification for the same which will act as a legal proof of the correction in your name.

  225. hello Anirudh,

    I want to know current fee(2016) for name change in gazette of India and for additional copies of gazette.
    I have
    1) affidavit of name change,
    2) Newspaper advertisement,
    3)Proforma of name change with 2 witness,
    4) CD with the proforma.
    5) 2 photographs self Attested on A4 paper.
    6) DD (not yet done bcoz i dnt know the fee)

    Any other document do I need for publication of name change in gazette of India?

    Forwarding letter :- To……..? and matter in forwarding letter.
    can u help me with this.

  226. Hi Priyanka,

    Rs.700 for Publication of Change of Name
    Rs.35 per copy (at least 4 copies will be provided)

    So, you have to pay a minimum of Rs.700 + (35 X 4) = Rs.840

    2 more additional copies can be provided @ Rs.35/copy. In such a case, pay an amount of Rs.840 + (35X2) = Rs.910

    1. Please note that in No.5 above Photographs have to be attested by a Gazetted Officer (Not Self Attested).
    2. Also include a forwarding letter to the Controller of Publication, Department of Publication, Civil Lines, Delhi mentioning all the details of the documents enclosed.

    Rest all seems fine.

  227. Hii ANIRUDH,
    I saw that you are replying to each and evryone out here and helping them about their query.

    AND THAT’S REALLY GREAT OF YOU..!

    It would be helpful for me if you help me too and get me out of my complex situation.

    Since its a text ,it would be difficult for me to explain you my situation which is quite a rare and complex situation that one would ever face. But i’ll try to tell you each and everything in detail.

    Here is my situation….

    1. I am an second year engineering student.

    2. My name in legal documents like adhaar card and ration card has SURNAME lets say “OLD” …..( assume my surname as “OLD” as we arent disclosing our identity).

    3. My name in educational records i.e from 1st standard till now in present has SURNAME lets say “NEW”….( assume NEW to be my another surname)….( as this mistake was done by my parents while my admission in school).

    4. I was applying for GAZZETTE before my engineering admission but when i get to know that it doesnt requires any LEGAL PROOF …….i changed my mind that i’ll create GAZZETTE after i get my degree.

    5. And now MUMBAI UNIVERSITY has noticed all colleges to adhaar card of the students.

    6. The problem is that …my adhaar card has different surname in it and it would be not valid.

    7. And i was thinking to change my surname from OLD ( i.e surname in legal docs) to NEW ( i.e surname in Educational records).
    But since i have been alloted for TFWS seat which is a special seat in engineering i cant change my name during the entire course.

    Now my question is what should i do:

    1. Should change my surname from NEW ( i.e surname in Educational records) to OLD (i.e surname in legal docs) …and then submit my adhaar card with xerox copy of GAZZETTE ?????

    AND WOULD I HAVE TO CHANGE MY NAME IN RATION CARD AND ADHAAR CARD AFTER I CREATE GAZETTE OR LEAVE IT AS IT IS????

    2. Or affidevit will be fine??

    Please suggest me if you have some other way…

    I am in alot of trouble please help me out…..

  228. Hi Anirudh,

    It is really amazing that you have been helping so many people including me.It would be a great pleasure for me if I could help you in any ways.

    Although I do not have experience in blog writing, but would be interested if I can provide any sort of help to such a helping person.

    Also, just wanted to make you aware that fees required for name change publish has been changed. You may get the latest guidelines in http://deptpub.nic.in/ this website. When I applied In Oct I paid Rs 1000 for publish and Rs 70 for hard copy of gazette. You may get more information and current guidelines in this website.

    Thanks &Regards,
    Preeta

  229. Hello Anirudh,

    I added my surname Sandhu to my name back in 2011 for the passport. My passport now bears my surname. I completed two degrees after this period, but used my older name only ( i.e. without the surname). I am currently pursuing Ph.D. and even now I am using my name without the surname in all my published papers as well. I am currently in the process of publishing my first book and I wish to add my surname now. My questions are:

    1. Can I get my surname published on the book? Will it lend me into some trouble as I havent used my surname anywhere else apart from my passport?
    2. Is it necessary to get the surname added on all the degrees and certificates prior to 2011 like 10th class certificate for e.g. ?
    3. Was I supposed to use my surname in the two degrees i did after 2011?
    4. I am planning to apply for post-doc in foreign countries after I get my Ph.D. degree? so should my Ph.D. thesis be bearing my name with surname?

    kindly revert. Thanks in advance.

  230. TUSHAR SHASHIKANT KAMBLE

    Dear Anirudha Singh,

    This is Tushar Shashikant. Kamble. We have done all online procedures to change the name of my wife. As it is needed in bank accounts, she is a nurse in state government hospital and we want to change her name over there as well. I even have the online letter in which it is shown that name is changed, and all the procedures are completed.

    The authorized internet cafe person even told me that we will receive a hard copy with signature, from government on our postal address which I’ve mentioned in the form within 3 months but its been more than 6 months, I haven’t received any hard copy.

    For changing the name in Bank Accounts the Branch Manager is asking the true copy with signature. What are we suppose to do?

    Please let me know in how many days we are going to receive the original name changed copy.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Tushar S. Kamble
    7709054911 / 8087774982

  231. for passport ,any proofs like aadhar or voter card should not be less than how many months?is there any limitation that the proofs are must be particular months ?for ex:if we keep bank account,that account is valid only if the account is valid for the past year..like that for aadhar or voter is there any limitation like aadhar is valid if that is from the past year like that

  232. Hi Karan,

    First of all I would like to tell you that I reply to each and every comment. So, thinking that I deleted your comment is not right as I never do so.

    Anyways brother,

    1. You can change your surname from OLD to NEW by applying for a change of name in gazette. I would advise to keep your new name as your permanent name now.

    2. When you have the gazette, you can present it anywhere even when you apply for your Passport. At some places affidavit will work but not at all the places.

    3. You can get a gazette anytime. For that you dont need anyone’s permission. However, wait for your course to finish to change your name on your educational documents. Even if you dont do it and you present the gazette copy wherever necessary, it would work.

  233. Hello Preeta,

    I have been just trying to guide people to ease their work. Experience comes with work and time. And if you have time you can mail me at [email protected] and we can discuss further on blogging or you can connect to me on fb : https://www.facebook.com/anirudhsingh007

    Thanks you so much for sharing the information once again. Department of publication has been changing information every now and then. In march again they are supposed to revise the rates. Will update the rates once confirmed in March 2016.

    Regards,
    Anirudh

  234. Hi Tejaswi,

    Check this Article to clear your Doubts : http://amazingindiablog.in/indian-passport-documents-required/

  235. Hi Khushgeet,

    1. You can use your Surname on your book as you already have it on your passport. Passport is the biggest proof of identity of a person in India.
    2. It is not necessary to get your surname added to all your certificates.
    3. Yes, it would have been better if you would have used your surname after 2011.
    4. Yes, do use your new name only. Remember that when you move out of country people would know you by your name on passport and no other documents.

    I would also suggest you to get a gazette notification copy for change of name from the department of publication.

  236. Hi Tushar,

    You must contact the specific gazette department i.e., Maharashtra Gazette or Gazette of India wherever you have applied for her change of name. I would also like to tell you that some banks also accept a letter stating the old and new name and address attested by a gazetted officer as a proof of change of name. There is a prescribed format for the same which can be downloaded online. Your marriage certificate or a Notary Affidavit will also stand as a proof for change of name for your wife.

  237. Hi Kamlesh,

    Gazette Notification can be got anytime. It is a legal document which will prove that you changed your name. Most of the people use to change it on all documents. In your case, you can use it just for the the above mentioned purpose.

  238. in some proofs my surname is at first.but in some proofs surname is at last.is there any problem?

  239. Hey ,
    THANKS FOR YOU SUPPORT!!

    And as you told i applied for my gazette copy online.

    But i have one more query ,
    As soon as we open the application form for change in name

    There’s a column “UID” where adhaar card number is to be entered and otp is created and data is fetched..

    But I TOTALLY FORGET THIS STEP AND SUBMITTED MY FORM AND PAYED ONLINE….

    1. Would my form will be rejected or not??

    Please help me in this too…
    And tonns of appreaciation for the help you do to everyone…

  240. Abhishek Sanjayroa Deshmukh

    Helo sir i have my nameABHISHEK on paper, but wrongly typed as Abhijeet and registered in birth certificate.we I was not aware of this wrong name mentioned in birth certificate. after knowing this registars of birth/death certificate refused to correct the name in BCerticate. and all his documents are in name of ABHISHEK.. so we applied for gazette and got it.my question is
    1.how to apply passport with this gazette?
    2.do we need to get corrected birth certificate by showing gazette? or will they give?
    help me….

  241. dear sir..

    my name in class 10 and 12 is ANU CHIKKARA.. and in my graduation it is ANU CHHIKARA.. i.e there is a mistake in surname spelling. I however use my name as per class 10. all my Id proofs too bear the name as per 10 th. WILL the spelling mistake in graduation cause problems for govt Job verification. plz fell me what I should do.

  242. tangella sri kannaka tejaswi(as per 10th)…surname is tangella.in passport application they mentioned like “Given Name means First name followed by Middle name”..so how i can write my name?

  243. Dear Sir,

    I had made an affidavit for name change with relevant advertisements in two newspapers last February, 2015. My original affidavit was already used in the passport office for my name correction. Now my daughter need another original affidavit to correct my name in her passport. Can I get another original affidavit from Notary based on true copy of the first affidavit made last year and the name change advertisements published last year or I will need to publish name change advertisements again? Your clarification on the matter is highly appreciated.

    Thanks and regards,
    M.A. Fernandes

  244. Hello People
    IN MY CASE , IN MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE MY DADS NAME IS G.PRAKASH AND WHERE ELSE IN ALL THE OTHER DOCUMENTS IT IS PRAKASHKUMAR. PASSPORT KENDRIYA PEOPLE TOLD ME TO GET THE NAME CHANGED AND COME BACK IN A 2 WEEK WITH THE CHANGES AND WE KNOW THAT THIS ALL THINGS ARE NOT SO EASY PROCESS TO DO AND MY ADVOCATE IS SUGGESTING THAT WILL ONLY A PAPER ADVERTISEMENT AND NOTARY AND AFFIDAVIT IS ENOUGH FOR NOW AS THE DATE FOR MY APPLICATION IS ALREADY AHEAD WILL THEY AGREE WITH PAPER ADVERTISEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT ??

  245. Hi Tejaswi,

    You name should be exactly the same on all the documents which your are planning to present at the PSK.

  246. Hi Karan,

    I usually deal with the offline procedure to get gazette notification. Have you applied it to Gazette of India or State Gazette ?

  247. Hi M.A.fernandes,

    Affidavits are accepted only if they are less than 6 months old. So, you can make a new affidavit with the same info as on the newspaper advertisement.

  248. Hi Abhishek,

    No, you dont need to get a corrected Birth Certificate. This Gazette copy will act as a legal proof that your name has been changed. Just present it with other documents while applying for passport.

  249. hi
    just want to ask whats the time frame for processing once doucment are submitted to Depart of Publication?

    thanks

  250. Hi Manoj,

    Within 2-3 months after submitting the documents, you will get the gazette notification.

  251. Hi Anu,

    It might cause problems while applying for some govt jobs and verification once selected. Better get a gazette notification of the same.

  252. Hi Tejaswi,

    Given Name : Tangella Sri Kannaka
    Surname : Tejaswi

    Forget about what actually is your surname. This is the correct order. Also, if you want to make any corrections, you can do that during your appointment as the PSK.

  253. Gone through all the comments. Very helpful for needy people. I came under special case.

    My name in ssc mark list issued by AP is Bhati Raj Kumar. In AP surname is written first.

    But all my other identities like PAN, Aadhaar and Bank account have name written as Raj Kumar Bhati.

    When I apply for government jobs they want me to write name as per SSC. But my surname is written first in SSC.

    Do I need to apply for Gazette notification to clarify that Bhati Raj Kumar and Raj Kumar Bhati both refers to me?

    Please reply. Your suggestion is very useful for me.

  254. Hi Raj,

    Good that you have already gone through the comments. At some places a simple affidavit might clarify the issue. However, a gazette notification will serve as a legal proof to clarify the same.

  255. Hi Anirudh ,

    Thanks for the nice artificial

    I wanted to change my Name from Rajesh yadav to Rajesh kumar but in all my document it is mention Rajesh yadav and I am married and my wife name is Aarti kumari and on her voter id and pan card my name mention Rajesh kumar and same with my son on his birth certificate my name mention Rajesh kumar.
    I think now it is not possible to change my name in my all documents like (10,12th certificate, B.A degree , voter id and pan card)
    So please tell me is it mandatory to change my name ?? because if I will change my name than I cannot change it on all previous document.

  256. Niketh Sudhakaran

    Hi

    My birth certificate was changed from Niketh to Niketh Sudhakaran , Adding surname in Kerala. However i couldnt apply for Gazette in Kerala since i reside in Goa. And i cannot apply in Goa Gazette since my birth certificate is from Kerala. So will i be able to publish in the Gazette India for name change ?
    I have changed my passport pan aadhar to new name.Only thing left are my marksheets and bank account . So will this gazette help me support my remaining documents ?

  257. Hi Ankit,

    Yes, a newspaper advertisement in a leading newspaper alongwith an affidavit should work fine.

  258. Hi Rajesh,

    As far as you have the same name on all your documents it is fine. The name on your son’s and wife’s documents will not affect you that much. If it does somewhere, you can present a notary affidavit supporting the same.

  259. Hi Niketh,

    Yes, Gazette of India provides name change gazette notifications to people of all states. Using this document will help you change your name in your marksheets and bank account.

  260. sir my name in 10th certificate anurag aggrwal . i want to delete awwrwal in my certificate. what i do ?

  261. Hi Anurag,

    Get a Gazette Copy first and then proceed with the further steps by contacting your board office.

  262. I have made on affadavit before the notary at haldia,WB about my name change from ” pradeep Kumar” to ” pradeep Kumar Gupta” on 03.02.2010.( added my father’s title). There after i made marriage certificate in my new name with the change of title of my wife’s name. At that time i didn’t published in newspaper. There after i used my wife’s name with the changed title but my name without title.

    Can i publish it now in the newspaper for getting my name changed officially. Is it necessary to make affadavit change of wife’s title with publication in newspaper.

  263. Hi Pradeep,

    Affidavit is one thing and gazette notification is another. Only a newspaper publication is not enough to prove your change of name. It is advised to have a gazette notification of change of name. Your marriage certificate would work in most places for change of name for your wife.

  264. Sir, thankyou for your advise. Only thing is that my affadavit is 6 years old (03/02/2010). whether ,based on same affadavit, news paper publication & gazzette notification can be done.

  265. Hi Pradeep,

    This affidavit will not be considered. Your affidavit should not be more than 6 months old. You must have also mentioned the notary name and details on the newspaper publication. So, you would need a new newspaper publication with the details of new affidavit on it. Then with these 2 documents you can proceed with the procedure of applying for gazette notification.

  266. Hi Sir,
    My Name Is Karan Kumar and my father’s name is Sh. Sukhdev Raj Sharma. But in my school certificate my father’s name was incorrectly written as Sh Sukh Raj Sharma, now all my documents voter card, adhar card are made with the name sh Sukhraj Sharma. Pls suggest me do I need to make correction by following above mentioned process or any alternative would work for all govmeny purposes for future.
    If possible pls suggest to me any tym to discuss my issur prsonally or over the phone

  267. I want to change middle name of my son on his birth certificate. The name was wrongly typed instead of my name. Wat is the procedure to get this rectified as he is minor and qhat documents will be needed..please reply. Thanks

  268. Hi Sir ,
    My name in the birth certificate is Sandhya Shetty and now after marriage its Sandhya Bhagwat Turalkar . in all the documents pan card aadhar card ,bank account its Sandhya Bhagwat Turalkar.. Now I would like to change my name to Sandhya Bhagwat Or to Sandhya Shetty Bhagwat . Is it possible …if yes pls help me out with the procedure,

    Thanks.

  269. Hi Sandhya,

    Yes, you can change your name anytime using the procedure mentioned in this article. Once you have the gazette notification you can use this document as a legal proof to change your name in other documents.

  270. Hi sir,

    Thanks for ur reply ….just wanted to confirm can I change my name to Sandhya Shetty Bhagwat ( its my name with my surname before marriage ) and Bhagwat is my husband’s name

  271. Sandhya,

    Yes, you can change your name as you desire.

  272. Hi Anirudh
    Hope you can solve my issue my name is Pooja n now i want to change my full name coz i don’t have surname I’m from chandigarh n I’m already done with my passport with this name only can i get my name change on passport,pancard,n all education certificates by name change affidavit n newspaper advertisement coz gazette publication may take longer time n i need these documents to get change soon
    I’m from cbse board can i get my name change in 10th & 12th certificates n what is the cost
    Please reply urgently
    Regards
    Pooja

  273. Sir in 10th class my mother name spelling is written as PARM whereas in graduation it is PARAM. Is it going to cause problem ?

  274. Hi Anirudh ,

    Thank you for wonderful blog and helping us! I I am a graduate guy with some experience in the corporate world and now there is the requirement to change the sirname.

    If I am changing my SirName :

    1. What will happen to the investment made using the existing (Current) Name ?
    2. Is there any problem while availing the investment in future after changing the name?
    3. I have Some loans on the current existing name. How it will be handled in future after name change?
    4. I am not willing to update my educational Certificates and experience certificate after name name. Will it cause issue in future if i am keeping hte old name on all the certificate?

    Thank you

  275. Hi Rohit,

    You’re welcome !

    1. Remember that the gazette notification is a legal proof of change of name. However, your name will not automatically considered to be changed in your documents. You need to change your name in all documents using gazette notification. Same is the case with any of your investments. Before changing it on your investment papers, you must change in on your pan card, bank accounts, credit cards etc.

    2. No, once you have the same name on all the documents, you will have no problem.

    3. Once you have changed your name on your pan card. You must get it changed on your loan documents as well by using the gazette.

    4. Anyways, it is not so easy to update your educational certificates and there is not a big need to to change it on your documents. Wherever needed, you can show the gazette notification as a proof of name change. It will not cause any problem even if you keep the old name on your educational documents provided you support it with gazette notification wherever required.

  276. Hi Lovejot,

    No that will not cause any problem. If any minor problem is there, you can use an affidavit to support your case.

  277. Hi Pooja,

    You could get your name changed in most of the documents without gazette notification. You will get the procedure to change your name on passport, pan card, cbse, icse marksheets in my blog. Do put your query in the search box and get the info.

  278. Hi,

    My self vinod, I am changing my name from vinod to vinod kumar and I am confused whether to mention my new name while applying for government jobs or my old name. While applying for All government job we can see that they would have mentioned to enter name as per 10th marks sheet..So I am really confused.

    If i mention my new name and during document verification will there be any problem will I be rejected.

    And what will be the approximate days involved in changing change my name.

    I had even inquired one of the advocate he told me to change name in both 10th as well as 12th since I am applying for government jobs. He told me I have to go to the court for that and it may even take upt0 6 to 12 months for that.

    So please reply me what to do.

    Thank you.

  279. Hi Anirudh
    Thanx for information
    What all r those documents which don’t require gazette notification
    Regards
    Pooja

  280. Passport, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card.

  281. Hi Anirudh

    I have published my name change in newspaper and have the affidavit.
    I am 22. I have adhaar card and Drivers license in my older name.
    Do I need to change my name in school certificates? Can I?
    What other procedures I must do?
    I have changed my name from parul yadav to myra Singh.
    thanks in advance

  282. sir in birth certificate of my son there is surname with father name while it is not in my any document will it create problam in passport please tell me

  283. How to change name legally in Rajasthan (Hindi)
    अपना नाम कानूनन कैसे बदले?
    आज में आपको अपना नाम परिवर्तन करने की पूरी जानकारी दे रहा हूँ, में अपना निजी अनुभव साँझा कर रहा हूँ…
    नोट: ये जानकारी केवल राजस्थान के लोगो के लिए है!
    मेरा पुराना नाम स्वरूप कुमार जैन था, सभी कक्षाओ की मार्कशीट और वोटर आईडी कार्ड तथा आधार कार्ड, राशन कार्ड में मेरा यही नाम था मेने इसको परिवर्तित करने का सोचा, में मूलतः उदयपुर का निवासी हूँ और अब मेरा नया नाम सिद्धार्थ जैन है जिसको मेने सफतलापूर्वक सभी दस्तावेजो में परिवर्तित कर लिया!
    अपना नाम परिवर्तित करने के लिए आपको मुख्यतः निम्न प्रक्रियाओ को पूर्ण करना होगा। ……….

    !) घोषणा पत्र (Affidavit): सर्वप्रथम अपना नया नाम सोचने के बाद नज़दीकी नोटेरी में जाये और 100 रूपये के स्टाम्प पेपर पे
    घोषणा करे ! घोषणा में आपको ये जानकारी देनी अनिवार्य है कि आप अपना नाम क्यों परिवर्तित करना चाहते है, उधारणार्थ आप ये कह सकते है कि मेरे ज्योतिषी ने मुझे नाम परिवर्तित करने को कहा है अन्यथा आप कोई और उपयुक्त कारण का स्पष्टीकरण दे सकते है!

    2) डीड चेंजिंग फॉर्म (Deed Changing Form): आपको एक डीड चेंजिंग फॉर्म भरना होगा, उसको भरने के बाद उसमे घोषणा पत्र (Affidavit) को साथ में सलंग्न करना पड़ेगा इसके अलावा आपको निम्न दस्तावेज सलंग्न करने पड़ेंगे …
    *फोटो पहचान पत्र (पुराना नाम)
    *एड्रेस प्रूफ
    *जन्म प्रमाण पत्र या 10 वी की अंकतालिका
    उपरोक्त समस्त दस्तावेजो को एक साथ सलंग्न करे तथा डीड फॉर्म के साथ अपने SDM कार्यालय में जाए, SDM आपके समस्त दस्तावेजो के वेरिफिकेशन के पश्चात आपको एक आदेश पत्र जारी करेगा जो की अनिवार्य है!
    3) समाचार पत्र में प्रकाशन: इसके पश्चात आपको अपने लोकल किसी 2 समाचार पत्रो में नाम परिवर्तन करने का प्रकाशन करवाना पड़ेगा, जिसका फॉर्मेट निम्न है …..
    में.. . . . . . (पुराना नाम) पुत्र श्री ……. (पिता का नाम) अपना नाम… . . . (पुराना नाम) परिवर्तित करके नया नाम ……… (नया नाम) रख लिया है, भविष्य में मुझे इसी नाम से जाना जाए! स्थान: …… दिनांक ……..
    समाचार पत्र में प्रकाशित अपने नाम को साथ में रखे! एक कॉपी आपको गजेट में जमा करवानी पड़ेगी, अतः उस दिन के अख़बार की २-३ प्रतिया अपने पास रख ले!
    4) गजेट नोटिफिकेशन (Gazette Notification): समस्त उपरोक्त कार्यो को पूर्ण करने के पश्चात आपको जयपुर स्थित राजस्थान सरकार के गजेट पब्लिकेशन कार्यालय में 840 रूपये के साथ समस्त उपरोक्त दस्तावेजो के साथ जमा करवाना पड़ेगा! वो आपको एक जमा पर्ची देंगे जो अपने साथ रखे! इसके पश्चात लगातार गजेट कार्यालय के संपर्क में रहे, जिस दिन वो आपका प्रकाशन करे उस दिन का प्रकाशन गजेट में 25 रूपये देके प्राप्त करे!
    जिस दिन आपको गजेट की प्रति मिल जाए उस दिन आपका नाम परिवर्तित हो चूका है, इसके पश्चात आप अपना नया नाम अपने वोटर आईडी,आधार कार्ड, राशन कार्ड, पेन कार्ड, पासपोर्ट,बैंक अकाउंट, अंकतालिका व अन्य सभी दस्तावेजो में परिवर्तित करवा सकते है!
    अपने नए नाम का आनंद ले! ये जानकारी मेरे निजी अनुभव पे आधारित है! मेरी निजी सलाह ये ही है की आप इस संपूर्ण प्रक्रिया के लिए किसी अछे वकील का सहारा ले सकते है, स्वम के द्वारा करना काफी कठिन होता है, आप उसी वकील का चयन करे जो नाम परिवर्तित करवाने में विशेषग्य हो, अन्यथा बिना पूरी जानकारी साधारण वकील प्रकिर्या में 6 माह से भी अधिक समय ले सकते है! मेरी निजी सलाह ये ही है की किसी जयपुर के वकील का ही चुनाव करे जैसा की मेने किया, इससे वो आसानी से गजेट का कार्य करवा सके!
    में कुछ अछे वकीलों की जानकारी दे रहा हूँ जिसने आप बात कर सकते है …..
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  284. namaskar sir i am exserviceman indian army my high school 1995 cert my father name simanand sharma and actuley my father name siyanand sharma my pantion doc and intermediate cert father name simanand sharma and adhar card voter id ration card civ doc siyanand sharma i apply next job please sir guid me

  285. Thank you for this very Helpful Blog. I came across this site https://dgps.maharashtra.gov.in/ for online name change. As per the manual on the webpage the process sounds preety simple. No where they have mentioned for an affidavit. I am not sure if this is going to work or not? Please advice as I need to corrent my wifes name.

  286. Hi Anirudh Sir
    I want to change my name from my old name PAPPU KUMAR SAH to PIYUSH GUPTA . I hv all educational n other documents as per my old name. And I recently want to apply for passport .
    Should I wait for gazzate notification …
    Or I can apply for passport after affidavit and news paper ads.

  287. Hi sir,

    My name is jithin p joy, i had my name on my birth certificate as jithin joy ( there is no ‘p’) so i published in two newspapers and got my name changed in passport office and got my passport under my new name . Now the problem is, i need to get a certificate that i have changed my name, to submit for visa purposes, so what shall i do? please help me with this thanks

  288. Hello Anirudh,

    Thanks for your nice blog and response to queries. My name in all documents is Mukesh Kumar and in passport’s Given Name is Mukesh Kumar and Surname is blank. My surname is Sharma and now I want to add something to surname so I have two choices
    a. either i split my name: Given Name as Mukesh and Surname as Kumar (this will not need any change in any certificate or Gazette etc)
    b. I add Sharma to Surname of passport. This will need me to change my name in all certificates, cards etc and Gazette too?

    Please let me know which option is best and simple?

    Thanks

  289. Hi Anirudh,

    Appreciate what you doing, it is helping out so many people.
    I am in the process of changing name. It is a major change.

    Having to know that you would have obtained a cooy of your new passport.
    I have a Australian visa it would be lot easier to explain to immigration officier if it had the previous details. Otherwise it would take hard explanation.

    Wondering if the old details (previous name) would show up on the new passport ?

    Much appreciated.

  290. Hi Anirudh,

    Some how my question are not getting posted.
    Trying my luck for the second time…. I had detailed it in my last question,
    If we get new passport after the name change, Will thenew passport have old name printed on the new one ?

  291. Hi Anirudh,

    Is the same procedure applicable for Gujarat state too ?
    I reside in Vadodara, Gujarat, do I need to send the Gazette publication request to Delhi ?

    thanks,
    Nitin

  292. hi anirudh,
    I am 26 years old and my name is in a professional certificate is without surname and middle name whereas from 10th onwards my name is with middle & surname and I want to change my name as wrote in professional certificate , is it possible?
    my second question is could you send affidavit format & other requesting letter on my email id and these should be in English or Hindi?
    my third question is my father name has different name in id proof and my certificates so what should extra send like affidavit or anything else or no requirement for that?

  293. Hi
    Anirudh!!
    I am from rajasthan. Is there any Gazette Department in rajasthan or not??
    Can i apply direct in India Gazette Department?

  294. I want to remove my middle name and I want it urgent with in 2 mnths,is there any tatkal facility available if so wat is the procedure to follow now and id I changed my name through central/state gazette…,is it possible to change my name on my ssc,diploma,btech certificates??I m from Andhra Pradesh…,and also clarify which gazette is better central or state??wat is difference between them??

  295. Hi Anirudh
    You are really doing a great job by replying so many querries.
    My name is Kanupriya.I use no surname and there is no space between Kanu and priya in all my documents.
    Can I use Priya as my surname while applying for passport and subsequently Visa to US.
    Asked this question if I can escape the lengthy procedure of name change.

  296. Hi
    Anirudh
    I am s. sankhala, I want to changed my name k. Sankhla. I am from rajasthan.
    Can i directly cange it from Gazette notification, india. Or first i change it from state Gazette notification. Then i send it further???

  297. Hi Anirudh,
    I want to change my name before starting a new job.I am a post graduate and i also hold a passport and driving license in old name and my doubts are like,
    as both my kids passport has my old name in mothers column and also in my husbands passport, do i have to change their passports too after my name change?
    My certificates from 10th board to my post graduation hold my old name.After my change of name ,how can i apply for a new job with those certificates?Please reply to my doubts.

  298. Hi,

    Could you just please tell me how and whom do i contact in order to get more information about the National Gazette of India, as i have to make a publication in it regarding my Name change. Please help me out by providing a valid id or a phone number, someone who can tell me in perfect

  299. Hi Anirudh,

    It’s time to do some updations in the blog to mitigate the overheads to people as this is followed by lot of people. My file got rejected because of the below reasons:-
    1.) Undertaking letter is required in addition to the documents mentioned by you in blog
    2.) Declaration Certificate is required in addtion.
    3.) Rate of gazette publishing has been revised(for adult it is Rs 1000 now which was Rs 840 earlier) and rate of gazette per copy has been revised too from Rs 35 to Rs 70 and which will again be revised to Rs 90 from April 2016.

    Links are below to cross verify the information mentioned by me.

    http://deptpub.nic.in/forms/rates11032015.pdf
    http://deptpub.nic.in/Revised%20Rate%20of%20Gazette%20of%20India%20&%20Delhi%20Gazette._1.pdf
    http://deptpub.nic.in/forms/Guidelines%20for%20change%20of%20name%20Adult%20(Major)_1.pdf

    I have resent my request to CoP, let’s see what happens now 🙂

    Thanks a lot.
    Sachin D

    P.S. – Please correct me if I am wrong.

  300. Hi Sachin,

    Thank you brother. Have been busy in stuff so could not update it. I really appreciate for coming ahead and letting me know about it 🙂

  301. Hi Vinod,

    Its better you apply with old name right now. Later you can change your name. It is a time consuming process to change your name on all the documents.

  302. Hi Myra,

    Yes, you can change your name in school certificates using gazette notification. Read this article to know the complete procedure to get a legal proof of name change.

  303. Hi Yogesh,

    Present an affidavit supporting the same to get rid of this issue.

  304. Hi Anuradha firstly great helpful article and your responses. I am planing to add a few alphabets in my name for numerology reasons. How do I change that in my name. Is it possible example my current name is arun I want to change it to arunn

  305. Hi Arun,

    You can change it to anything. Just follow the steps provided in this article.

  306. Hi Priyam,

    I have updated the article with revised rates and documents required. You can also get in touch with the department at the number & email address mentioned at the bottom of this article.

  307. can i change my name after getting a gov job.

    please reply

  308. Yes you can.

  309. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks for updating this blog frequently, firstly the number provided by you have changed. The correct number is : 23810150.
    Secondly, the lady stated that the amount is 1000 rs. and not 1280 rs. plus she also stated that they no longer send any official letters we ourselves have to use there website to get the soft copy once it has been printed.

    I have another query, in how many days do we generally get the name change printed in the gazette?

  310. The site link you have sent me is of Maharashtra Gazette. This article is about Gazette of India.

  311. sir please reply
    after getting a gov. job, can i change my name..

  312. Hi Sanchit,

    I have corrected the number and amount as well. Also, i have mentioned that the applicant needs to download the soft copy of the gazette notification.
    They are weekly gazettes so they get printed every week.

    Thanks for the correction again 🙂

  313. Yes gaurav you can change your name even after getting a government job.

  314. Hi Sir, I have changed my name in voter id card & passport recently but my pan card is still on old name, the authority saying it requires a national gazette publication for changing the pan card name. is it required ? then how / please help me..

  315. No Worries 🙂

  316. SAROJA KANTA NAYAK

    Dear sir I m from odisha.Sir in my 10th board certificate my name is SAROJA KANTA NAYAK,but in my 10+2 & in my Bsc certificate it is SAROJAKANTA NAYAK & in other diploma & MBA certificate it is SAROJA KANTA NAYAK.Sir please say me can it make some problem if it then please sir tell me the solution.

  317. sir, I want to know the heading to be given in the specimen which is to be submitted in duplicate for name change in gazzete.

  318. Sir, what should be the ‘heading’ of the specimen that is to be given in duplicate for change of name in gazette.
    plz reply

  319. Hi Anirudh,
    Is really commendable you are helping people in this really subtle process of name change.
    Please see if something is incorrect in the process I listed in below 3 lines.

    > For newspapers advts. I will send only that page of document that contains the advt. with the advt. highlighted

    > I will attach the original affidavit rather than its copy.

    > Photos I will self attest and put in minicule envelope

    I have a query also
    Now the publication fee has been increased to 1000/- , Will I get a copy of gazette in this? Suppose I want 4 copies of gazette which is 70/- each . Should I make demand draft of 1000/- and 280/- separately or of 1280/-

    In the 8th item u mentioned : “A certificate duly signed by the applicant declaring that the contents of hard copy and soft copy are similar”
    Is this 2/3 liner document or there is some bulk text specimen?

    Thanks a lot man

  320. Hi Piyush,

    You must apply with affidavit and newspaper ads. Gazette can be used to change your name in educational certificates etc.

  321. Hi Jithin,

    You can follow this article to get your name published in official gazette. This gazette notification will act as a legal proof of name change.

  322. Hi Ganesh,

    Thanks for to good words bro!
    Old details will not be mentioned on the new passport. However you can carry the gazette notification with you. It acts as a legal proof of name change.

  323. Hi Gaurav,

    I feel good that could be of any help to people.

    1. Yes you only need to send the page where ad has been published with highlighted advertisement.
    2. Yes, you need to attach original affidavit. I would like to tell you that a photocopy of affidavit is not valid anywhere for any document. So, only the original holds value.
    3. Photos should be attested by a gazetted officer. Photo ID should be self attested.
    4. You can download the gazette online. You just need a DD of Rs.1000. The procedure to download the gazette is given at the bottom of this article.
    5. Write a paragraph clearly mentioning that the contents of hard copy and soft copy are similar. You can call it a 2-3 liner or even more.

    Hope this helps !

  324. Hi Rohan,

    Give this heading “Specimen for Change of Name with Signature of Applicant & Witnesses”

  325. Hi Bijith,

    You can also use a letter duly attested by a gazetted officer to change your name on pan card. There is a prescribed format for the same. However, if you have changed your name, you must get a gazette notification. As it may be useful as a legal proof of your name change.

  326. You could change it in your state gazette only.

  327. Hi Anirudh Sir
    I appreciate your services to the public.

    I would like to change my name from my old name to new name in my old passport.
    i have published two news paper ads and affidavit. After how many months should i go to passport office
    to apply for re-issue of my passport with the new name? I have aadhar card with the new name and SBI passbook with old name. . Do i need carry any other docs? Thank You.

  328. Anirudh sir I hv to change my name from rangesh to ramesh mishra but certain complications has existed with it.
    First of all in my all mark sheet it is Rangesh,but in my adhaar,bank a/c and all other documents it is ‘RANGESH MISHRA’.one more thing sir I am a cisf personnel working under central govt.
    My problem is that sir I want to change my name to RAMESH MISHRA,but even in my service record it is recorded accordingly my marksheet.
    Sir my question is if in gazette publication name change will be from Rangesh to Ramesh mishra,will my bank a/c pan card etc will be changed because it is rangesh mishra there. Please help me sir

  329. Anirudh sir I hv to change my name from rangesh to ramesh mishra but certain complications has existed with it.
    First of all in my all mark sheet it is Rangesh,but in my adhaar,bank a/c and all other documents it is ‘RANGESH MISHRA’.one more thing sir I am a cisf personnel working under central govt.
    My problem is that sir I want to change my name to RAMESH MISHRA,but even in my service record it is recorded accordingly my marksheet.
    Sir my question is if in gazette publication name change will be from Rangesh to Ramesh mishra,will my bank a/c pan card etc will be changed because it is rangesh mishra there. Please help me sir
    And one more thing sir is it necessary to change name in all mark sheets also.

  330. i have changed my name by publishing it in gazette. now i have all other documents with new name except educational certificate.

    you said “Its really not mandatory to change your name in your education Certificates. also you said use your new name to fill govt job’s form and upload gazette as proof of name change” but you know that there is no provision to upload any extra document except required educational certificate. so what to do ? should we apply form with old name or with new name ?.

    i asked to haryana board to change of name . they said that they can change name with alias e.g. NEW NAME ALIAS OLD NAME. and said they can’t replace OLD NAME by NEW NAME only

    now if i go for change in edu certificate. they will give me certificates bearing NEW NAME ALIAS OLD NAME.

    now i want to know if i go for change as NEW NAME ALIAS OLD NAME . then how to write my name in jobs form… will i write only NEW NAME or NEW NAME ALIAS OLD NAME.? because in every form it is mention that write your name as mention in 10th class dmc.

    and in 10th class dmc it will be written as

    NAME: NEW NAME ALIAS OLD NAME….

    Please reply it is the problem of many candidates. give legal assurance so that we can support our action.

    also i want to know that under which legal law the change in name is allowed .

  331. Sunny Kr Choudhary

    Hii Anirudh ,
    I have gone through your articles and made my name change from Sunny Kumar Choudhary to Sunny kr Choudhary .The thing i am yet to recieve the hard copy of the notification but yes i have downloaded the same from the egazette site.Can i use this notification( by printing it) for change in my name in all documents? Do the hard copy and soft copy of the notification looks like same ?

  332. Dear Sir
    i am from UP dist. HAPUR , I have an affidavit and published an ad in local news papers. i want the further procedure to change my name in gazette. i am unable to find where shoud i get Gazette publication in UP . could you please help me for further procedure.

    waiting for your response.

    Best Regards
    Masha

  333. Hey Anirudh,

    Just wanted a clarification a small issue. I’ve submitted an application for the name change process at the Dept. of Publications, Civil Lines, New Delhi on 8th January,2016. the concerned officials informed that since according to the new rules and regulations the printed copy of the gazette has been stopped.
    Just wanted to know when ( how long would it take)can I know if my name change has been published in the gazette of India.

    Thanks

    Lijin Jose

  334. Hi Lijin,

    Since it is a weekly gazette, you can check it within a week or 10 days on e-gazette website. Follow this link to know the procedure to download your gazette notification : http://amazingindiablog.in/download-name-change-notification-gazette-india/

  335. Hi Sir
    My friend is about to apply for a Passport.His name is Kavikumar. But in college and school certificates his name is mentioned as Kavi K Kumar (Initial in the middle ).Does it require a name change or we can apply for the passport directly?
    Please assist.

  336. Hi Anirudh,

    i am from UP, i have an affidavit and also have been published ad in 02 local news papers. please advise a help for further procedure because i am unable to find a gazette notification in my dist.

    Can i process somwhere online ? or i need to go somewhere ?

    Regards
    Masha

  337. Dear sir,
    I am Narsingh kumar passout from nit calicut.The correct spelling of my name is ‘Narsingh kumar’. But in my graduation (B.Arch) name Narasingh kumar so that my all graduation certificates is ‘Narasingh kumar’ and all other documents viz. aadhar card, pan card, voter Id, Bank Accounts,passport have name as ‘Narsingh kumar’. i want my name’ Narsingh kumar’. I have apply for COA Registration.they suggest if you want to change the name/ spelling of the name then you have to get it published in the official gazette. so please please tell the processor of the apply of name change/spell correction in the gazette office.

    Thanks,
    Narsingh kumar
    [email protected]

  338. Hi,
    I want to apply for cast certificate. However my grandfathers name is mentioned incorrect. My grandfather name is in school certificate is Bhavani Kotiba Vadari, in other all documents he changed the name to Bhau Laxman Dhotre. How to I get it correct? Please help me

  339. Hi Anirudh,

    First of all, thanks for publishing such a nice article and for replying promptly to all the queries. Hats off to your extended help to public.

    I have one query- My Name is Gagandeep (without any last name) in matric marksheet and passport. As Pan Card and many other documents require last name mendatory- Pan card got a name Gagan Deep and few company documents and bank account got a name Gagandeep Singh. Now My Son’s DOB certificate got my name as Gagandeep While my marriage certificate contains Gagandeep Singh. It all goes mess due to delay is having problems related to such issues.

    Now can you please suggest should I go ahead with Gagan Deep or Gagandeep Singh and do apart from Gazzetated office publishen along with Passport office where-else should I apply for name correction…

    Will be very thankfull for your help..

  340. And I belong to Bhiwani Haryana While currently staying on rent in Gurgaon, since last 1 year…

    Where Should I apply for name change? In Bhiwani or Gurgaon??

  341. Hi Anirudh

    Thanks for your help, after reading the blogs i understand the whole process.
    the small thing is need to clerify.
    i have passport in my old name, i need to re issue according to my new name. what are the documents required ?

    Regards
    Masha

  342. Hello, I’m mighty impressed with the article and your promptness at the answers for the questions. Just one clarification, if my son in currently in Class 9 (CBSE) and I need to get his middle name out from the school records, so that he is known only by his first and last name, then do I have to follow the same procedure or is there an easier procedure for minors? Secondly is there any contact or link in Kochi to get the same done asap?

  343. what about e gazette which is in maharashtra govt.
    yes, it is legal proof. in that process no need of affidavid

  344. Hello
    Sir,
    My fathers name is wrongly entered in class 10(2008), class 12(2010), B.Com (2013) and M.Com previous(distance,2015) certificates( fathers actual name is Rupan. which is wrongly entered as Rupam).
    I have a court affidavit regarding the same without any newspaper advertisement and gazzette notification.
    Is it compulsory to publish ad in newspaper and gazzette notification for my situation.
    Kindly reply.

  345. Waiting for your update on my query 🙂 Please assist

  346. Hi Anirudh Singh,

    I am amazed at your service. Personally replying to everyone, so patiently and neatly.. Hats off to u !! God bless u abundantly.

    Regards.

  347. I do not have any questions right now anirudh but you are doing amazing job by helping people with their complex legal queries.

  348. Thanks Umesh ! 🙂

  349. Thanks Shiva Priya 🙂

  350. Hi Mukesh,

    If you really want to add your surname, you must go with option b i.e., legal change of name in gazette of India

  351. Hi Ganesh,

    Yes, new passport will have the new name only.

  352. Hi Nitin,

    This process is for Gazette of India. Kindly check if your state has a department of publication of name change gazettes. If yes, then you must contact the, else you can use this process.

  353. Rajender Singh Bist

    Hi,
    Anirudh

    very impressed with you patience attitude and amazing job of guiding the people in solving their queies related to name changes.

    1. My name is spelt as Rajender Singh BIST in all my records, whereas in my son’s ICSE document his surname is spelt as BISHT, Mother’s surname as BISHT and fathers name as Rajender Singh BISHT. Will this cause any problem in future related to his job as well as issuance of passport etc.

    2. My younger son studying in class IV, has the surname BIST and father’s name as Rajender Singh BIST. Now I want to change his surname to BISHT along with his fathers name as BISHT. By doing so my both son’s sons record will be same.

    But now the issue arises that my surname being spelt as BIST in all my documents whereas my sons documents the surname spelt as BISHT is a cause of concern. If so how can you guide me.

  354. I need to get the passport of my son who is minor 13 years of age . The problem i am facing is that in BIRTH CERTIFICATE NAME IS shivam bhola but we kept the name as Chaitanya Bhola . Now when i approached passport office they are saying that to have chaitanya bhola passport they need Gazzette copy. I belong to jalandhar – Punjab State , Plz help . I read all the procedure for same .

  355. Rajender Singh Bist

    Hi Anirudh,

    I am impressed with your patient attitude and amazing job of guiding the people for name mismatches and change of name legal queries. I also have a query. Can you pls suggest a suitable solution.

    1. My name is spelt as R. S. BIST in all my documents and official records. In my son’s ICSE records his surname is spelt as BISHT, Mother’s surname is also BISHT and Father’s name is spelt as R. S. BISHT. Will this effect in his job and passport issuance etc.

    2. My second son studying in class IV has his surname spelt as BIST same as my surname in his school documents. Now I want to change his surname to BISHT as well as his Father’s surname to BISHT in his records, so that both my son’s data is same in their school records. An aadhar card is issued to him with surname BISHT, but father’s surname is BIST. Is this possible can you guide
    What is the best possible solution?
    Option 1. Either I get the father’s surname corrected in my elder son’s record. By doing so, his name will be spelt as xxxx BISHT. Mother’s Name as xxxx BISHT and fathers name as xxxx BIST. But in this case there will be no uniformity in surnames

    Option 2. Go ahead with the present record i.e. XXXXX BISHT, Mother’s Name XXXXX BISHT, Father’s Name XXXXX BISHT which is uniform and change the records of younger son for uniformity of surnames.

    Can the school authorities change the name as per my request without following the procedure as the younger son is in class IV or I have to publish in newspaper? Pls guide that if advertisement is required what should be the matter so that the surname is uniform in my son’s records.

  356. Hi Anirudh,

    Wanted a clarification regarding my father’s name.
    His name on his birth certificate is CRISVATAO EDMUNDO FERNANDES.
    On my passport, birth and marriage certificate is CHRISTOPHAR FERNANDES.
    On ration card it’s CHRISTOPHER FERNANDES.
    On election card it’s CRISTOPHER EDMUNDO FERNANDES.

    When I request a name change do I have to make all separate affidavits?

    Thanks..
    Sharon

  357. Hello Fri
    I recently Change my name in gazette .How to change in all certificates and ration card and adhar card and voter card any ideas………….

  358. Hi Anirudh,

    I am still waiting for your response on my queries. Can you please assist me to go further with name change?

    Pls update if you are still looking into any solutions for same. I am unable to find name change procedure from two old names to one new name..

    I want to change my name from “Gagandeep” and “Gagan Deep”; to “Gagandeep Singh”. Please cross-check and confirm..

  359. Hi Anirudh,

    I have applied for passport.But my application is put on hold by verification officer coz my mother’s name is slightly different on my birth certificate and Marksheet.The verification officer at PSK told me to get Annexure ‘E’ .But my mother’s Correct name is already in the Gazette.Do I need to get Annexure ‘E’ and publish ad’s in the newspaper or the copy of Gazette will get the job done.

    Thanks

  360. Hi Anirudh

    Hope all is well there, no 7 in your list “Two photographs duly attested by a Gazetted Officer”

    How should be the photographs attested ? it should be attached on a plain paper or any other way ?

    Please describe ?

    Thanks
    Brijendra

  361. Hi Brajendra,

    Yes, they should be attached on a plain paper and have to be attested by a gazetted officer. Type a heading on this Paper as ‘2 photographs Duly Attested by a Gazetted officer’

  362. Hi Anirudh
    Myself Ankur I’m based in Punjab
    I have change my wife name .i had done procedure of affidavit and newspaper publication. I’m based in Punjab please advise me for gazette publication procedure.

  363. Hello Anirudh sir,
    Its really a very helpful blog for solving many issues related to name change in gazette.
    I am kalpana and i too applied for name change (surname after my marriage) in gazette last year i.e., august 2015 but i didnt get my name changed when i tried to know the status of my application they asked me about the courier date which i dont remember and i lost the slip through which i couriered the application along with all the documents.
    sir could you please help me to find out my application status.

  364. Hello Anirudh sir,
    Its very impressive blog helping many people who are facing issues with name change in gazette.
    I am kalpana, have applied for name change (surname after my marriage) in august 2015 i didnt receive any name change copy. when i tried to find my application status over the phone they asked me the date of applying which i dont remember. Sir, could you please help me out in tracing my application status. thanks in advance.

  365. HI , I Jst called an enquired , they said to type the New name on a plain paper and send , with two Photographs,

    he said no signature required.

    Regards,
    Anushka

  366. Hi Anushka,

    The formalities keeps on changing. Thanks for the update, will update the same in the article.

    Regards,
    Anirudh

  367. hiii sir
    i am narsingh kumar
    in matriculation name ” narsingh kumar” and graduation “narasingh kumar ” so difficult to registration in COA . i want narsingh kumar as per metriculation name.
    so please suggest me to change name in official gazette.

    Thanks,

  368. Hey Anirudh

    Can you tell me what is the format of the required affidavit that is to be send to the CoP.

    Thank you

  369. Hi photos and address id self attested or gazette attested??kindly clarify my doubt and also is affidavit and undertaking are same or is there difference is there??

  370. hiiiii,
    The correct spelling of my name is ‘Narsingh kumar’. But in my graduation (B.Arch) name Narasingh kumar so that my all graduation certificates is ‘Narasingh kumar’ and all other documents viz. aadhar card, pan card, voter Id, Bank Accounts,passport have name as ‘Narsingh kumar’. i want my name’ Narsingh kumar’. I have apply for COA Registration.they suggest if you want to change the name/ spelling of the name then you have to get it published in the official gazette. so please please tell the processor of the apply of name change/spell correction in the gazette office.

    Thanks,

  371. Hi Sir,
    I have some doubts regarding the procedure. I have been going with my first name Manisha in all the official documents till now. I want to add my surname officially to my name. Will I have to get it added in all the previous documents too considering that I am a graduate now? And is the procedure any different for my case? Awaiting for your response. Moreover, how much time will the entire process take?

  372. I have changed my name and religion recently vide Affidevit as well as muslim conversion certificate from Imam.How what is the procedure further ??I am in kolkata .I could not find any Gazette notification service in Kolkata .

  373. Sir,
    I want to add my surname to my official name. I had been just using my first name in all official use till now. Moreover I am a graduate with no job until now and I am going for my post graduation, so do i need to get my past academic certificates changed too? Is it necessary or an affidavit attached with the old name certificates wud suffice? And how much does the entire process cost? How much time does the process take?

  374. I have already have the name change affidavit and have published the name change article have been published in the newspaper 2 year back. Can I use those documents for gazzate office prakashan ?

  375. Hi Anirudh

    Need your help. My name is subash kumar. My origional passport contain ths the name subash.becoz my 10 and 12th certificates are having the same name. My graduation and post graduation documebts contains subash kumar. My pan n DL contains the same name i.e. subash kumar. I am PSU.employee. now looking for new passport with complete name subash kumar. My department allready having subash kumar in their record so they r not allowing to go for gazatte notification for name change. Pls tell me how could i convence passport executives for the same….

  376. for ceter govt. job state gazetee can consider as legal proof for name change in all document. in maharashtra online process are there it is not need affidevit etc. etc
    and when state gazetee publish it is needed to publishin national gazete or not

  377. Thanks for providing such a detailed article. I have been looking for government services in thrissur . If anybody is aware of this, update me…

  378. Yes, your name can be changed. Change the name as desired by using the procedure mentioned in this article.

  379. Hi Kunal,

    There is a Gazette Department in Rajasthan also. You can apply either in your State Gazette or Gazette of India.

  380. You can change your name on any document except Birth Certificate. There is no such term as ‘better’ for any gazette. You can apply either in your state gazette or in gazette of india.

  381. You can apply with only your name. Leave your surname as blank.

  382. If you change your name. You must get it changed on all your documents to get away from any further complications.

  383. Presenting an affidavit for the same will solve the problem.

  384. Heading is not required.

  385. still waiting for your inputs on my query 🙁 Should I be still waiting or should i hire some lawyer to seek help on this, in case you find any complexityin my case…

  386. shivam kumar shivastava

    Hy sir plz help me i want to know somthing

  387. You must use your name as on your High School Marksheet. Its good that you have the same name on Passport. If you apply offline for PAN Card, you can write only your first name to correct your name on pan card. I would suggest you to have same name on all the documents.

  388. Sorry for the delay bro, I’ve replied to your question.

  389. If your affidavit is more than 6 months old, it might not be accepted.

  390. Thanks for your responses Anirudh. Actually your last few comments were not pointed to someone. So got a bit confused.

    Need one clarification:
    As my Marksheet and passport have same name Gagandeep, but still it don’t have any last name. I work in IT company and can go outside india from company side. I heard that, for US and UK visa, LAST NAME is mandatory. So to have a last name, I want to add Singh in my last name. So it’ll be Gagandeep Singh.

    As my PAN card and company documents having name Gagan Deep(a Space in it); Can I publish single document to change my both names in single name…

    Like…

    I Gagan Deep (also known as Gagandeep), want to change my name as Gagandeep Singh…

    Is there any such form available to change your name from two different older names..

  391. Hello Anirudh,

    I have, only, FNAME (first-name) In my educational documents and also in VoterID, PAN Card (as SURNAME), Passport, Aadhaar Card.

    Now-a-days I see govt. service portals are making LNAME (last-name / Surname) as mandatory field, So, as per Annexure-E of Passport, I got affidavit on Jan-13-2016. Based on that I published add in news-paper on JAN-25-2016. I have submitted original affidavit, news-paper-add to passport and got my passport renewed with the new name.

    So, for publication of `name-change’ in gazette, do I need to publish the add in news-paper (once again?) as there will be new affidavit for this purpose. Also the earlier add mentions affidavit dated back in Jan-2016 which was meant for passport

    Please advise as there is a change required in SURNAME in PAN Card

    Thanks,
    Pundaleek

  392. Hi

    please confirm, do i need to send the original copy of affidavit along with an application for change of name?

  393. Hi Anirudh,
    Great info buddy.
    I wish to change my name for numerology purpose. If it doesn’t work, I may prefer to return to original name. Just want to understand that

    1. is it possible to change my name in bank account without going through gazette notification process?
    2. If no, then suppose I get my name changed only to change my name in bank account, can I keep my original name for all other purposes? Won’t it be like living with 2 different spelling names?

    Thanks!

  394. Hiii anirudh…
    I have changed my name which is totally different from my previous name. I know changing name in aadhar voter card etc is not difficult. My house property registry is from my name and when I asked one employee of the registry office (Tehsil) regarding name change he said that I will have to follow entire process and will cost around present circle rates which will be approx 2 lacs. I am very tensed what to do now.

  395. Hi sir ,I am apply for passport but I have all document mention my name only Himanshu , i went to changes
    name to all document from himanshu to himanshu kashyap. please suggest to me i can apply for passport and visa.

  396. Hi Deepa,

    Yes, you need to send the original copy of affidavit.

  397. Hi Amit,

    Yes, you can change your name in bank account without gazette notification process.

  398. Hi Bablu,

    Yes, gazette notification is considered as a legal proof of name change for all. You can publish your name change either in state gazette or in gazette of india. It is not mandatory to publish in gazette of india.

  399. Hi Kiran,

    Photos and IDs should be self attested. Earlier they used to ask for Attestation by a Gazetted officer, now self attestation is accepted. Affidavit and Undertaking both are different. Affidavit is made by a notary. Undertaking is made by you.

  400. Hi Umesh,

    You can get all format here : http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/pdf/AnnexureE.pdf
    When you visit a Notary he already has the format with him, so you don’t have to worry about it.

  401. Hello Anirudh,
    A month back I published name change ad in news paper and submitted original affidavit to passport. Now for name change in gazette of india, do I need to publish the ad in news paper once again?
    Thanks,
    Pundaleek

  402. Hi Pundaleek,

    No, you can use the same copy of advertisement for gazette notification.

  403. Hello sir, Your article is very much informative and appreciate your efforts for replying to each comments.
    Sir , I have query pls help me to sought it out.

    I have all my legal documents and id proof( passport, voter id, license , pan card) with name of Bhavik Parshottam Bhanushali (New name). except my dgree which i have completed in current year i.e in my final result my name is Bhavik Paresh Bhanushali(old name) which i have completed from mumbai university. and i have my address proof of gujarat as i stay in gujarat. i just need to change my fathers name in my result old to new

    Now can you please suggest me that how and where should i apply for gazette in maharashtra where i have studied or in gujarat where i stay.

    Will be very thankfull for your help..

  404. Thank you so much

    Appreciate your guidance

    One more doubt:

    The affidavit which is referenced in the paper ad is given to passport. I don’t have another original affidavit of the same day. I need to get new affidavit for Gazette publication.

    Will there be any issue as there’ll be mismatch in the affidavit date

    Thanks,
    Pundaleek

  405. You will now need to get a new Ad in the Newspaper as you have mentioned the Affidavit Details in the Ad. This mismatch will not be considered and will lead to rejection of your application.

  406. Sorry for chain of questions 🙁

    Are we allowed to publish ad for name change multiple times within time span of 3 months with the same content except affidavit details?

    Thanks,
    Pundaleek

  407. As your purpose is different in both the cases, it is acceptable.

  408. Hiii anirudh..
    I have changed my name recently and my house registry is from my name.. I asked one of the employee of Tehsil about further procedure.. He was saying that I will have to follow entire process and it will cost according to present circle rate and it will cost around 2lac… I am very tensed.. What should I do now…

  409. Hi Himanshu,

    Go through the name change procedure mentioned in this article which can be used further to change your name in any document.

  410. You can always make use of the services of Gazette of India

  411. Hi Anirudh

    I have just one Affidavit copy in original. The passport office wants Original copy. the gazette needs original copy. how do i manage that. how do i keep the affidavit for future if i submit this.

  412. Hello Anirudh,

    Few more questions, please don’t mind.

    1. Where to find the affidavit specimen for name change publication in gazette of india? Couldn’t find on this link: http://deptpub.nic.in/changeofname.htm

    2. In the guidelines pdf, specimen for proforma mentions “No ADV/IV/” and a heading. Do we need to type as it is or any matter that we can avoid?

    Thanks,
    Pundaleek

  413. 1. You will find the name change affidavit with the notary. Dont worry abt the specimen. They have it with them.

    2. You need to type the matter as it is.

  414. You need to have seperate copies of Affdavits and corresponding newspaper ads for passport and gazette notification respectively.

  415. xHiii anirudh… I have changed my name which is different from my previous name… I know changes in documents like aadhar PAN, voter card etc is not that much difficult… Yesterday I called C.B.S.E regarding change in my respective academics documents but they were saying that it cannot be changed now… I have got my name change published in gazette…I am preparing for competitive exams and they verify documents during selection.. what should I do now.. Is it possible to change name in CBSE documents or copy of gazette is sufficient during documents verification

  416. Hello sir, i have change my name through an affidavit and also by publishing in newspaper but now sir i am unable to get gazette notification for name change..actually i am from Uttar pradesh and i don’t know to where apply for gazette notification..please let me know to where apply for gazette notification.

  417. Hi shall I have to send both affidavit and undertaking also to dop?
    and also one more doubt now my qualification is btech I want to pursue mtech from nxt yr July..with my new changed name so is it possible ??did u seen this type of cases…kindly clarify Anirudh..

  418. HELLO ANIRUDH SIR,

    I GOT MUCH KNOWLEDGE FROM YOUR POST. THANK YOU SO MUCH BECAUSE IT HAS HELPED ME A LOT.

    BUT I HAVE SOME QUESTION.

    RECENTLY I HAVE APPLIED FOR NAME CHANGE BUT I AM CONFUSED THAT WHETHER I CAN CHANGE MY NAME IN MY 10TH, 12TH AND GRADUATION CERTIFICATES ALSO.

    AND WILL IT CREATE ANY PROBLEM WHILE APPLYING FOR GOVT. JOB. WHAT NAME SHOULD BE WRITTEN WHILE ONLINE APPLYING FOR GOVT. JOB.
    BECAUSE IT IS MENTIONED THAT WRITE YOUR NAME AS PER 10TH MARKSHEET.

    KINDLY WAITING FOR YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE.

    PREETI

  419. Hi Kiran,

    Yes, you need to send both affidavit undertaking and all other documents mentioned in this article to dop. This will be a legal name change document which can be used to change name in any of the document.

  420. SO IT MEANS I CAN CHANGE MY NAME ON MY SSC CERTIFICATE ALSO?

  421. All my certificates till graduation (including PAN, Passport, Voter ID, AADHAR, Driving License) are in my name noorie fatema but after my graduation i started adding my surname to my name and so my post graduate certificate bears my full name noorie fatema kazmi and when i was joining the bank i gave my full name. Recently my passport got expired and when I went for renewal along with NOC from my employer (Bank) the passport authority objected on my name as NOC from bank had full name (Noorie Fatema Kazmi) and my old passport had my name as Noorie Fatema. I approached my bank for rectification in name and reissue of NOC in my name as per passport but they have denied stating bank records are right as per the forms I have submitted and as per my post graduate certificate. Kindly guide me in what way I can rectify my name in passport office.

  422. hi anirudh

    i want to ask you that there is a mistake in my father’s name in my educational certificates. i want to get it corrected from my university but they ask me to get it publised in gazette of india. do i need to follow the same process. and my father is no more now. i have to join my job in west bengal where i have to submit all my docs. i have got it correctd in my 10th and +2 marksheets from the board now i need to get it corrected from my university in my graduation degree as well. there is a correction in the spelling in my graduation dergree its INDREESH ANSARI but in my jo documents its IDRISH ANSARI. my father was a govt. employee in ECL in WEST BENGAL. i m going to join in his place after his death. please help me i am in a big mess

  423. Hello sir..

    my fathers name in my name on my marriage certificate and on my wife passport display as a shatrughan but on my all other documents or passport it is display as a shatrughna, now i could not correct it on my marriage certificate so this will create problem me in future..please suggest me on this how to correct it on marriage certificate or any other option is avialable to me..like gazzate etc

    please suggest..

  424. Hi Preeti,

    You can change your name in your Marksheets and Certificates using the Gazette Notification. If you are able to change your name in your certificates before you apply for a govt job, then apply with the new name. Otherwise, apply with the old name. You can produce the necessary documents at a later stage when you receive the gazette notification and the corrected certificates.

  425. hello sir,
    i am a b.tech student and i want to change my name now but i don’t know how to change in 10th and 12th marksheet .if i change my new name now and my 10th and 12th marksheet contain the old name will i will face problem in future in appliyng for the job ,and sir how could i overcome come it if my marksheet contain different name and i keep my new name .sir please help me i am really in very tension how to overcome this problem.please help sir …

  426. Hi Ishant,

    Changes in CBSE Certificates can usually be done within 1 year of declaration of the result. If you have changes your name, you can use the gazette notification as a supporting document of your name change wherever required.

  427. Hi Saurabh,

    People from Uttar Pradesh needs to apply at gazette of india only. You can use this article to apply for name change in gazette of India.

  428. Yes you can.

  429. Hi Noorie,

    Considering that you have the same address as that on your old passport. I would suggest you to apply for re-issue of passport under the case of name change. For which you need the below mentioned documents with your passport :

    1. Paper clipping of two leading daily newspapers in original (one daily newspaper should be of the area of Applicant’s
    Permanent Address and the other at Current Address or nearby area)

    2. Deed poll/sworn affidavit as per Annexure “E”

  430. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks for your response. Actually your last few comments were not pointed to someone. So got a bit confused.

    Need one clarification:
    As my Marksheet and passport have same name Gagandeep, but still it don’t have any last name. I work in IT company and can go outside india from company side. I heard that, for US and UK visa, LAST NAME is mandatory. So to have a last name, I want to add Singh in my last name. So it’ll be Gagandeep Singh.

    As my PAN card and company documents having name Gagan Deep(a Space in it); Can I publish single document to change my both names in single name…

    Like…

    I Gagan Deep (also known as Gagandeep), want to change my name as Gagandeep Singh…

    Is there any such form available to change your name from two different older names..

    PLEASE REPLY MENTIONING MY NAME TO AVOID CONFUSION

  431. Hi Gangandeep,

    I would suggest you to first change your name in your pan card and company documents(removing the space) as per your marksheet so that you have uniform name in all the documents. I am not sure whether there is any country which does not allow people without surnames. Please let me know if you know such countries with some documentary evidence of the same.

  432. hi anirudh,
    My name is Pooja. I have a passport which was issued in 1990. in that passport my husband name was mentioned as Davi. Actually my husband name is Ravi which is wrongly mentioned as Davi.

    That passport got expired in year 2000 and after that i never applied for the new passport. In year 2008 my husband passed away. My elder son is staying abroad and now i want my new passport with the correct name of my husband.

    I applied for my passport recently but got rejected. They said you cannot change your husband name because he is not alive. I provided them with the affidavit declaring that my husband name is Ravi but they refused to do so.
    My all other documents like ration card, aadhar card, voter id etc are all in the name of Ravi.
    Finally, they told me to get the Gazette notification of name change of my husband.
    Kindly guide me how can i do it with all the documentation.
    I will be very thankful to you
    Thanks & regards

  433. Hi Anirudh,
    My father’s name in his Property document has been mis- spelt as Yesanraja while his name is Jesuraja ,this registration happened almost 30 years back . We are now wanting to dispose the property and we are having trouble because of the name discripancy . Please advice on how this can be sorted .

  434. Hai sir My name is B.Ravi Kumar from kurnool.AP. sir I don’t know good English..my father is last year dead.I taken death certificate. But my father have two names. Sir my problem is I have names in the death certificate.. ( example…. B.ramanjineyullu aliyas b.Moshe) .but municipality officer is not give to this type.he say only one name. Sir how to I taken this type of two names in the death certificate.. Is it possible or not…sir kindly give me your valuable information to me..sir I am sorry I know my English is not good.. I am only intermediate.sir please this is my no..+91 8464098512 can you send me SMS to take steps .sir pls excuse me….

  435. hello sir
    i am a second year engineering student and i want to change my full name how can i change it as my both 10th and 12th marksheet have also the old name. is it possible to change the name in marksheet also .sir please tell me any method of changing the name because i want to change it legally .if if my marksheet name was old name and i change the new name will it create problem in applying for the job. sir please help me.

  436. The procedure mentioned in this article is the legal process to change your name. Once you have the gazette notification, you can use it to change your name in any document including your marksheets.

  437. Shivam R. Kesarwani

    SUBJECT : DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ‘ GAZETTE OF INDIA ‘ AND ‘ MAHARASHTRA GAZETTE ‘.

    Hello Anirudh ,

    I am changing my full name ( First & Middle Name only ) from Shivam R. Kesarwani to Vekmatrix Shivam Kesarwani through maharashtra gazette online website : dgps.maharashtra.gov.in

    Will ‘ GAZETTE OF INDIA ‘ ( egazette.nic.in ) publish my name change if get my gazette from ‘ MAHARASHTRA GAZETTE ‘ ( dgps.maharashtra.gov.in )

    Maharashtra gazette will only show ‘ MAHARASHTRA RAJPATRA ‘ instead of ‘ The GAZETTE OF INDIA ‘.

    Both provide different unique number to download egazette.

    Gazette of india : Issue number and Reference number.

    Maharashtra Gazette : Application ID and registration number.

  438. hello anirudh sir,

    your amazing…i found out many things reading your answers. thank you so much sir. 🙂 my current name is vinish vasam. i want to change my name to vinish francis sylvester. i am a born catholic. because of parental mistake my name has been entered wrongly in educational certificates. i am from telangana state. sir, i have a doubt whether i can change my name because it’s an english name. i’m 20 years old. i just finished my graduation.if it’s possible please let me know what can be done to change my name..i currently have birth certificate ,voterid ,pancard, aadharcard,driver’slicence with my current name… pls let me know if i can change my name in all these documents.

    thanking you sir,
    regards,

    vinish.

  439. I want to change my son name who is minor. His age is 15 years. What is prosedure in all three steps including in gazette publication

  440. Hi,

    My Mother Name in 10th Document is Usha Rani whereas all documents like Pan Card, DL, Voter id Card and Aadhar card her name mentioned as Usha Arora.

    We now want to apply for her passport, what do we need to do for Name???

    Please Help

  441. Hi,

    My Mother Name in 10th Document is Usha Rani whereas all documents like Pan Card, DL, Voter id Card and Aadhar card her name mentioned as Usha Arora.

    We now want to apply for her passport, what do we need to do for Name???

    Please Help

  442. Hello sir, I’m Nandini. I want to change my parents name in CBSE 10th and 12th certificate. My parents died when I was at 1 and my grandparents name are in my certificate as my parents name. Now it is a problem for applying in passport. I informed this to my school and they said it cant be changed. Is there a chance to change the name?

  443. I want to add surname to my minor daughter who born on 01/09/2015. I’d made an affidavit and the newspaper advertisement had been given in two leading newspapers (English & Marathi) one month back. I would like to know the publication charges which is to be paid via DD for minors.

  444. Hello sir,
    My query is that,my name is Akshita Singh,but by mistake it was written as Akchita singh,this wrong spelling has been printed on my marksheet n other documents.I’ve turned 18 this year and am in my first year of college.I want to rectify the spelling in all the documents n even in my college,so is it possible for me to do that?do i have to follow the same procedure or i need some extra documents?further,the documents which are to be attested by me have to be done in the wrong spelling or the correct one?

  445. Hi Anirudh,
    Actually in my 10th and 12th certificate my mother’s name is printed incorrect……there is a minor mistake,her name is JASVINDER but printed JASWINDER.I am doing bachelors now….i need to correct her name in the certificates.please guide me what to do after publishing in gazzete notification and how much time it takes in this whole process.
    please do reply………I’ll be very Thankfull….

  446. Hey!please do reply to my post ……its urgent.In my birth certificate my mother’s name is mentioned incorrect..its JASVINDER but mentioned JASWINDER in my birth certifiate…in all of her documents its JASVINDER ..what should i do..do ineed to make changes in my documents also or will it work..well in my documents it is JASWINDER(10th,12th.university registration card,marksheet)what do i need to do??????????????

  447. hello sir…my query is i am studying in third year of undergradute course,if i change my name at this stage then do i need to change name on previous marksheet of 1st and 2nd year?

  448. Dear Anirudh sir,

    Good morning.

    I have a query regarding my name change. Since my school days to college days, I have been known as Akash. My Father’s surname is Singh. I have been living in Mumbai since last 3 years and here I had applied for opening my Bank account and bank staff has mentioned my name as Akash Bhagwan prasad singh considering my father’s name. I have been using my name as Akash Singh since past 2 years and now in my master degree too my name is Akash Singh. I am working in a Pharma company, here also my name is noted as Akash Singh. Now, the issue with me is, my name is Akash in my documents such as Pan card, adhaar card and my bank accounts at my native place (Muzafffarpur, Bihar). I do not have Passport as of now. In Mumbai, as it mandatory to have surname, my name has become Akash Singh. Now Can you please clarify my query what should I do? Whether I should apply for my name change or any other solution? In case I have to apply for my name change, Can I apply Online and get my name change.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Akash Singh (My new name in Mumbai).

  449. Hi Anirudh,

    Must appreciate the good service you are doing. I too need your advice with respect to this. After marriage my name got changed to Shruti Deb from Shruti Tandon. Got a lot of my documents changed including my passport but I purchased a flat which got registered on my maiden name i.e. Shruti Tandon as I was able to procure loan on that name as I had all my ids at that time still by my original name. Now if I need to get my name changed to Shruti Deb on my home registartion papers what is the procedure.

  450. I have changed my name from inderpal to sambit Yadav but I did not changed any document. Can I survive my old name or not with ease.can I change my name to again from inderpal to aditya or not if yes then what the process plg tell .

  451. HELLO ANIRUDH BHAI KYA AAP MERI NAAM CHANGE KARNA MAIN HELP KAR SAKTA HAI.

  452. Hi Anirudh
    Thanks for the valuable guidance , I must appreciate it.
    I have below questions
    1. Can you please share specimen copy for affidavit for name change in gazette ?
    2. Do I need to submit affidavit or undertaking if I am changing my name to Christian but NOT RELIGION?
    3. For point no 2, should it be from SDM or Notary public since after clicking link provide by you says SDM whilst from COP web it says undertaking from individual?
    4. For name change in passport, their document advisor says that newspaper ads should be from present area and area of permanent address?

    5. For passport issuance , may they ask for identity proof in my new name apart from gazette copy?
    6. For Maharashtra gazette the web says that we are not responsible for authencity of the content of published matter since it doesn’t involve documents verifivcation, would copy of this gazette work for PAN card /Aadhaar name change?

    I would be obliged to have my queries answered.

  453. respected sir

    i sent to delhi gazette with all document but photo attested myself only and proforma with 2 witness signed by me and witness signed only and certificate of similarity signed by me only so my question is that is it valid or not?

  454. respected sir
    i have sent all document to delhi gazette but proforma with 2 witness signed by me and 2witness only and photo on plain paper signed by me only and certificate same signed by me so is it valid or not?

  455. hai sir, i wants to change my daughter’s name in Birth Certificate, having ONE YEAR old baby. she born in tamilnadu, but present living in Andhra Pradesh. Birth Certificate already taken. Present she was minor. so, what is the procedure to make name change in birth certificate. tell me please.

  456. Sir my self shivansh ojha and i m in m.sc from university –“mahatma gandhi kashi vidya peth varansi” i have changed my name in january now i want to use this name in my present and in future educational certificats without changing my name in previous certificats how could we do this plz suggest me as soon as u can

  457. hai sir,
    i have to change my daughter’s (one year old) name in her birth certificate. Already i have taken that certificate . she is minor. can u tell about what is the procedure , how to change name.

  458. Dear Sir,

    is it necessary to keep copy of affidavit with us……?? b’coz i don’t have saved any documents of name change like affidavit and all…….I only have the news paper adds..and rest all documents i have sent to dept of publication………will it create any problem and how many days will it take to publish in gazette of India.

  459. hi can u please tell someone who c an do all this name change process for me as i need to change my name and my son name on urgent basis . thanks

  460. **CORRECTED VERSION**
    My son was born abroad. In his passport the FATHER’s NAME (i.e my name) is written with the wrong spelling. Instead of AEJAZ, it is written as ABJAZ, and so is his DOB certificate as well. Now after we got him into a school in Chennai, India, his school record also has the father’s name written as ABJAZ. Now I want to renew his passport, for which purpose, the passport processing agency says that I need to correct my name accordingly. Apparently, my passport, the community certificates, AADHAR, PAN card all of this has my name spelt correctly (i.e as AEJAZ). Kindly advise how to go about it. In case of name change procedure, how long will it take. I am based in Chennai.

  461. H
    You blog is amazing and helpful. Also i have noticd that you have bewn helping people a lot.
    My query is name is lateeka Sabharwal… But unfortunately in my school (10th and 12th certificate) my name is latika.
    I have newspaper clipping and affidavit. Do i need to notify it in gazette too?

    Your replies will be appreciated

  462. Hello,
    i want to change my name to include my surname, so how much time it will take to complete all these procedure, and what are the documents to be shown to change my name?

  463. Hi P.M.Aejaz Ahmed,

    I dont think that for a change in your name in your son’s passport you should follow the name change procedure. This procedure is mainly to change your name legally and you dont really want that. I think by using an affidavit to support your case your application would be considered.

  464. Hi Akshay,

    You can apply for name change using this procedure. After successful validation of your documents, your name change would be published in the upcoming gazette. You need to keep a track on that to check if your name is published in the Gazette or not. Also, you can contact COP to get the status of your application. The documents required are mentioned in this article, please read the article carefully.

  465. Hi Lateeka,

    Thanks that you liked my blog and found it helpful ! 🙂
    I would like to tell you that for minor change in name there is not need for Newspaper clipping as well,only Annexure E would suffice.Also, you would not need gazette notification. However, you never know there have been some cases where Passport Officials insist on getting a gazette Notification or Newspaper Clipping. However, you must stick to your point that you have read on Passport India Website that for a minor change in name only Annexure E is required. Do carry your Newspaper Clipping as well so that you can provide if they for it.

    I would suggest you to apply for passport, book and appointment and see what happens. Even if they don’t agree without Gazette Notification, you will have 6 months duration within which you can book 2 more appointments without paying anything extra.

  466. Lateeka Sabharwal

    Hi Anirudh …
    I have seen that you have been given personal attention to all the people around, thank you so much for that !
    I have a small query, My name in all the documents like passport, adhaar and pan card is Lateeka sabharwal, unfortunately in my 10th, 12th and graduation marksheet its .. Latika sabharwal.. I have published my name in the paper, got the affidavit done… is it important for me to complete the Gazette proceedings?
    Please reply with your desirable answer.

  467. Hi Lateeka,

    I have already answered your Question. Check your mail for the answer.

  468. sir my fathers name wrongly mentioned in pan card i ve applied for change but they are asking change of name proof where as i ve never change my fathers name please do reply me

  469. Dear Anirudh,

    Greeting for the day.

    First I want to say thank you, as you are providing a great service to those who are not aware of this hectic procedure, that how to change name in India due to lack of information hats off to you. Though I want to come at my point as I want to change my name in passport I know the procedure, now from your blog but the point is, in my old passport ( it is expired on last december-2015) has the same name appear that all education mark sheets and degree have. can I change my name to the new passport without changing names of all my educational documents.because in my educational documents there is very big name that I do not want to continue any more.please suggest.
    Thanks and Regards
    zahinul hasan
    Mob-07829773358.

  470. Hi Zahinul,

    I am happy to hear such good words from you brother. Just keeping people updated who don’t know about this procedure. Thanks that you call it help 🙂
    Yes, you can change your name in your new Passport for which you need to provide these documents while applying for re-issue of Passport :

    1. Address Proof in New Name
    2. Annexure E

  471. Hi Anirudh Singh,
    Your reply to all is very proper and easy to understand. It’s nice.
    My surname is changed when i was in 1st std. from Patel to Malvaniya by my father.
    I have all certificates like licence, pan, adhar, voter id, marksheet of std 12, LC, etc. in my new surname.
    Now I want to change my surname from Malvaniya to Patel. Is there any process for that? Or there is no chance for that? B’coz i’ve faced many problems with changed surname and in future also i’ll get problems.
    Reply your suggestion.
    Thank you.

  472. Hello Anirudh,
    My father changed my surname from Patel to Malvaniya, when i was in 1st std.
    I’ve all documents, certies like licence, marksheet of std 12, LC, Adhar,voter id,Pan, etc of new surname.
    Now, I want to change my surname into Patel, because I’ve faced many problem due to this changed surname. I and my father have different surname, thus many problems r happened. Is there any process for that? or no chance of that now? Reply your suggestion.
    Thank you.

  473. hai Anirudh Singh sir,

    i wants to change my daughter’s name in Birth Certificate, having ONE YEAR old baby. she born in tamilnadu, but present living in Andhra Pradesh. Birth Certificate already taken. Present she was minor. so, what is the procedure to make name change in birth certificate. tell me please.

  474. Hi Anirudh,
    I am from Pune. My last name on my son’s birth certificate is my husband’s surname “BHAT”. But I have not changed my surname since marriage ad using my father’s surname.
    I would like to change my last name on my son’s birth certificate to reflect my father’s surname “MALLYA”. My son is 4.5 years old.
    I am not sure how did they update my surname as “BHAT” on birth certificate without checking or requesting for the ID proof.
    I hope you can help me with my question.

  475. Venkataraman Natarajan

    Dear Mr. Anirudh Singh,

    I am having an affidavit Notarised and newspaper publication of May 2014 for removal of Surname
    Can I use the same affidavit and the paper cuttings now for change in surname for renewal of my Passport or have I to repeat the process of fresh affidavit and news paper publication.
    My passport is due to expire on August 2016.
    Kindly advise.

    V.Natarajan

  476. JODHA RAM PATLIYA

    Hello brother
    I have great problem in surname of my father. My father name in 10th marksheet is MANA RAM and in 12th marksheet is MANA RAM PATLIYA. All other documents have MANA RAM PATLIYA. Now I have two options that to add surname in 10th marksheet or to remove surname in all documents including 12th marksheet. I want to add surname in 10th marksheet. But ther was no surname in school documents before 10th class, so I cant give relevant documents for adding surname in father name in 10th marksheet. I have passed 10th in 2001 and 12th in 2003. So please suggest me very simple procedures for adding surname in 10th marksheet in my father name. If not possible then procedure for removing surname in 12th marksheet including all documents.
    If I change my name then father name will according to 10th marksheet or 12th marksheet or as per my choice.
    Please suggest me procedure

  477. JODHA RAM PATLIYA

    Hello friend
    I have passed 10th in 2001 and 12th in 2003. My father name in 10th marksheet is MANA RAM and in 12th marksheet is MANA RAM PATLIYA. Now I have two options that to add surname in 10th marksheet or to remove surname in all documents including 12th marksheet. But I want to add surname in 10th marksheet but there was no surname in school documents before 10th class. Now I am unable to give relevant documents for adding surname in 10th marksheet. So please suggest me procedure for adding surname in 10th marksheet.if not possible then suggest me procedure of removing surname in 12th marksheet including all documents.
    If I change my name then father name will be according to the 10th marksheet or 12th marksheet or as per my choice.
    Please suggest me procedure

  478. Hi Anirudh,

    First of all I want to thank-you for providing such a great information regarding changing name in India.I need your help.My name is Ujjuwal Mohan. I am 18 years old.This name is published in my 10 th certificate and also in my two 12 th certificates(due to improvement examination)(ISC board). I want to change my name to Vikram Mohan legally
    What procedure should I follow. How should I get my name changed in my 10th and 12 th certificates. Please help me.

  479. hello anirudh sir i want to change my surname in my 10 th and 12 th marksheets as well as in certificates also . i have been completed my 10 th in 2006 year and 12 th in 2008 year from cbse board . kindly tell me the full procedure how should change my name actually my name is written in my documents is meenu devi but i want to change my new name as meenu shukla so help me out…. please

  480. Sir I changed my name shaik.ale shaida to tanda. ali saida but in my mro office they saying it’s not possible. how to get my dob. Plz give u r valuable information
    thnk u

  481. Hi Anirugh,
    I have a query.
    My First name starts with Mohammed and in all my supporting documents, it is mentioned Mohammed.
    However, in my salaried account(ICICI) it is written as Mohd. Now While applying passport , i require to submit photo passbook as address proof. But here name starts with Mohd but in passport and all supporting documents it is Mohammed. Since I am staying in a rented house, I have registered rent agreement but passport officer is saying it should be more than 12 months.
    My question is would it matter in the passport office whether its Mohd or Mohammed.
    I asked the passport custemer care, they are saying it will not matter.

  482. Good evening sir
    sir i change my name in all my document(ID) but i want to change my name in 10 4 12 marks sheet & certificates inboard of secondary education rajasthan
    i alraeady publish in newspaper & gazette of india help me sir & tell me procedure to change of name in bser

    thank you

  483. Hi, Can i add my maiden surname as middle name after marriage? Currently i do not have any middle name. What is the process for such a name change.

  484. Sir mere ko 10 or 12 th m name change krvana h plz sir help

  485. hai sir, i wants to change my daughter’s name in Birth Certificate, having ONE YEAR old baby. she born in tamilnadu, but present living in Andhra Pradesh. Birth Certificate already taken. Present she was minor. so, what is the procedure to make name change in birth certificate. tell me please.

  486. Sir,
    I , Mrs vasanthi, residing in Hyderabad had applied for change of name in Delhi gazette on 24/2/2016 and posted it on the same day, along with DD of Rs1000 and the required documents. I had requested for change of name from Tircovalur Vasanthi Kumari to Kurupathi Vasanthi. I have not received any information regarding this.I will be greatful if you guide me, .whom to approach regarding this matter

  487. Hi @Anirudh this is helful blog.
    the all procedure of changing name has been completed. I have changed my name Dec. 2015 from SETU KENDRA MAHARASHTRA. I’m belong from Bilaspur. I have paid 1500₹ and the all procedure done by online and I got only authority paper? Does m.h gov. Provide certificate if I change my name?My name is Chandan kaser and changed to ChanDan varma now I’m reading in b.com II year. and the gazzet publication is compulsory?
    when I was registered next day I got SMS from Maharashtra gov. Authority but Setu Kendra only provided me papers not certificate and he didn’t tell me about newspaper publications. Can I use my new name in B.com final year admsn. Form?
    Thanks.

  488. Hi Anirudh,

    How much time it takes to get a name change application published in the Gazette of India ?

    Thanks

  489. Its a weekly Gazette so need to keep a track on the gazettes published each week.

  490. Hi Chandan,

    Yes, you can use your new name and provide your gazette notification for name change wherever required.

  491. Hi k.vasanthi,

    You must contact the Controller of Publication. The number and email address is mentioned at the bottom of this article.

  492. Hello sir my name is RAJAN only and now i am persuing Btech from MNNIT Allahabad and i want add my surname in my all original documents as 10th ,12th and before completing my degree .Is there any legally process that can add my surname ?sir please suggest me that what process i should be follow?
    I am ver very worry about it
    please suggest me sir
    Thank u

  493. My fathers name is different in my marriage certificate from all my other supporting documents what can i do now

  494. Hi Anirudh,

    Can you please clarify on below query?

    In case I change my name from xyz to xyz singh- as per above gazette publication process. Now if my wife & kid are having my name as xyz in there documents, do they need separate gazette notification for correcting my name in their documents (like marrage certificate/Birth certificate)? or only my gazette notification is enough for their document change process?

  495. HI Anirudh,

    i have completed all the name changing procedure in Maharashtra , my old name is ramavtar rajesh singh and my new name is ankit rajesh singh i done gazette and news paper publication is also completed,But my son and my wife have all the document on old name they have to change new one or is that okey

    and now iam going to apply for passport for my wife and my son and myself in passport application should i used my new name on my wife and son application form as with gazette and news paper publication or affidavit is required please and also if they have to change on their old document with my new name please advise me.

  496. Hi Anirudh,

    i done my gazetted procedure in Maharashtra and news publication also done, my old name is ramvatar harak singh and now my new name is ankit harak singh. but i don,t have affidavit after gazetted affidavit is still required ???

    and also my wife and my son have all the document with my old name now i am going to apply for passport my wife ,son and my self so i have to write my new name on their application with gazette is that enough or something else is required with my new name i have my aadhar card pan card,

    so for my son or wife they have to change the old name with new name on all the document which they or produce gazetted where required please help.

  497. Narender Singh Saini

    Dear Sir,
    As per my Metric Certificate and all educational certificates my name is ‘NARENDER SINGH’. Howerver all other documents like PAN CARD, EPIC Voter ID Card, Aadhar Card also carry my surname ‘SAINI’ as part of my name and my name is written as ‘NARENDER SINGH SAINI’. I am a PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) Employee. Though my appointment was with my name as NARENDER SINGH but subsequently my name in official records is also entered with my surname i.e. NARENDER SINGH SAINI.
    Now, my problem is that I want to apply for a passport in the name with surname i.e. NARENDER SINGH SAINI, but my metric certificate which is a proof of DOB shows my name as ‘NARENDER SINGH’.
    It is therefore requested if I have to change my name from “NARENDER SINGH’ to “NARENDER SINGH SAINI and publish in Gazette of India for getting the passport. If so please elaborate the procedure for change of name to be followed by a PSU employee.

    Regards,

  498. Sir,

    My daughters name on some documents is Shital and on other documents is Sheetal. I want to change my daughters from Shital Jamdade to Sheetal Jamdade. Please tell me the procedure of name change. Should it is possibile after the name change in india Gazzette. Please suggest.

  499. Sir,
    I have changed my daughter’s name by 1st class judicial magistrate before admission in 1st School but I have not published in newspaper. What should I do? Now I like to go for Passport application for her (age 14+yrs.). Please help me.

  500. Hello, my mother has been divorced and I am living with my mother but my middle name is still my old father’s name and I want my mother’s name there with my name.
    I understood the procedure to change name by Ur wonderful article but I would like to know the pros and cons of the change of name in case m bearing mother’s name…
    For say passport , deprived of OBC reservation etc if I may hv trouble with such issues in future..
    Kindly throw some light upon..
    Would love if u can mail me the reply.. 🙂

  501. Hello Anirudh,

    Your article is very much informative and appreciated. My name is Pankaj Munjal from Haryana and my old name was Pankaj. I have changed my name by publishing it in the NewsPaper (English and Hindi, both) in 2012. I did not know about the change of name in the Gazette of India that time. Moreover, I have not applied for change of name in any documents except Bank account till today, but now I want to change in all documents (10th, Passport, DL etc..)
    I have some queries.
    1. Can I apply the change of name in the Gazette of India with previous newspaper advertisement which published in 2012?
    2. Since I need to submit one original Affidavit for Gazette department, I have only xerox copy of Affidavit so shall I make it again.
    3. I think Haryana does not have this Gazette department for changing of name so shall I approach to gazette office in Delhi?
    Thank you so much

  502. Hi Anirudh

    I found your article very useful and after reading this I decided to go ahead and change my name in all my documents. I would like to thank you very much for doing such a good job.

    I have a query that do we need to advertise in 2 news papers as the publication department only said in their list of required documents “(ii) Original Newspaper” and did not mention how many news papers clipping they need? I have advertised in only one news paper for my name change, would that work? or should I go ahead and place ad in one more news paper also before submitting the documents to publication department?

  503. Sir,
    Iam working in BSNL, My name in School leaving certificates and dergee cetificates is VERBHADRA H M, as it was wrongly entered in CBSE Xth exam, and after that i followed same name in PUC and degree. Now after joining in BSNL ,In my Service record it is mentioned VERBHADRA H M, but in all other Documents like PAN card, Adhaar card, LIC policies, Bank account, i have used VEERABHADRA H M, which is my correct name.
    Now i want to change my name to VEERABHADRA H M in BSNL service records and also i have to declare that Both r my names, as i want to apply for PASSPORT. Kindly guide me Sir.

  504. Dear sir,

    My father’s name in all marksheets and passport is same while in other documents ( like aadhar card, license) It is different. What to do to change my name in passport and marksheets?

    It causes problems during visa processes.

    Thanks in advance.
    Kalindi

  505. syed athar zaidi

    Hi anirudh
    My name in my highschool marksheet and certificate got wrong as S ATAHAR ZAIDI whereas my name n other certificates is SYED ATHAR ZAIDI so what should I do whether I need to publish my name in gazette or any other procedure please guide.

  506. Respected sir my name is Rajan in all my documents only and now i want to add surname in my name and i have completed my 10th and 12th from UP BOARD and now i am persuing B.TECH from MNNIT Allahabad .sir please suggest me how can i add surname in my all documents including 10th 12th certificate from UP BOARD and before completing my engineering graduation.i have already read ur procedure to change for name changing,sir my question is that after getting gazette notice ,is it would be sufficient for name changing in UP BOARD marksheet and my engineering degree before completing?
    sir please suggest me because i have done my 10th &12th from UP BOARD
    for your helpul information i will be highly and highly obliged for this because i am very worry about it
    thank u

  507. My name is Akshay, I am from Mumbai & married in 2009. Wife is from Nasik and we got married in Nasik only.
    Before marriage my wife name was Kriti.

    1) As of date we have not yet applied for marriage certificate.
    2) Also, After marriage, I have changed my wife’s first name from Kriti to Smriti.
    3) My wife has passport, pancard in her old name i.e Kriti.

    Now, we want to get below things:

    1) Marriage certificate having my wife name as Smriti (new name)
    2) My wife’s first name as well as last name to be changed in her passport, pancard which is having old details prior to marriage.

    My query:

    1) Should we first apply for marriage certificate with her old name i.e Kriti and then apply for name change?
    OR
    2) Should we first apply for name change & then marriage certificate with her new name i.e Smriti?

    3) Also name change should be gazette or annexure ‘E’?

  508. i have space mismatch in my name between educational certificates and ID proofs. i am gng to appear for document verification process for a govt. job. my name is ANTHUVAN JOSE MARY. it is the same in all my academic certificates including SSLC and degree certificates, whereas in my job application form, voter id, pan card it is given as ANTHUVAN JOSEMARY. space is missing between by middle name and last name. i am confused abt i as i heard that even a space matters. is it a serious prblem, if yes

  509. there is a space mismatch in my name between educational certificates and identity proofs. i am going to appear for document verification process for a govt.job. my name is ANTHUVAN JOSE MARY. It is same in all academic certificates including SSLC and degree certificate, whereas in my job application form, voter id, pan card, it is given as ANTHUVAN JOSEMARY. there is a space missing between my middle and last name. will it create a serious problem? if yes, what shud i do to solve it. please help

  510. HELLO ANIRUDH
    My name in my highschool certificate is mentioned as “S ATAHAR ZAIDI” while my other documents such as intermediate marksheet and bachelor degree have name as ” SYED ATHAR ZAIDI ” .So can u please guide me for the procedure needed for correction of my name
    THANK U

  511. My change of Name already published in Gazette …do they send hard copies of the changed name / notification or I only need to submit the soft copy (downloaded and print of it) of the gazette notification on the website. ? Please confirm.

  512. Hello,

    My name in all the certificates and proofs are “Vasantha kumar” as the first name, now i would like to change it as “Vasanthakumar” were by removing the space in-between. Do i want to follow the gazette process for this. Please advise.

  513. Sir,

    I changed my name 5 years back from M.Pandu to M.Sanjay Pandu through Tamil Nadu Gazette. Now I m living in Delhi last 4 years. I studied upto diploma at Tamil Nadu and my name is all my certificate as M.Pandu. After my name changed as M.Sanjay Pandu, I joined BCA and completed in the name of M.Sanjay Pandu. Now I want change my name as M.Sanjay Pandu to M.Sanjay. Is is possible? Pls suggest me.

  514. Hello Sir,

    My Grand Father name on share certificate ” Krishnashanker” now he death before 15 year and share held from 35 year, Our grandfather death certificate mention “KRUSHANKAR”

    NOW SHARE REGISTAR WANT same name death certificate…..

    now what i do and how to do

  515. Is there any performa/specimen for
    “A certificate duly signed by applicant declaring therein that the contents of hard copy
    and soft copy are similar with the undertaking that the applicant will be responsible
    for any mismatch or loss in transit”
    I called them and they told me its on department’s URL, but it’s not there.

  516. Hi Gaurav,

    As of now, There is no performa given on the official website of Department of Publication. You can write one in your own words.

  517. My Name is Asif Khan and I want to change it Amit Sharma. Can you please tell me what steps i need to for that.

  518. ABHISHEK MOHHTA

    Hi Anirudh,

    My full family changed our name:
    OLD NAME NEW NAME
    ABHISHEK MOHTA ABHISHEK MOHHTA
    SHRADHA MOHTA SHRRADHA A MOHHTA
    KHUSHAAL MOHTA KHUSHAL MOHHTA

    I have already made the affidavit 1 year ago and got the publication in two newspapers done.
    What’s the next step. I reside in Kolkata. Can it be done locally? How to get all the documents updated? Please suggest.

  519. hi sir,i am sangeetha.i changed my name 2yrs back.in my birth cerificate M.SANGEETHA is printed.but i changed my name twice.V.M.SANGEETHA SHRRI 1st and again i altered my name to V.M.SANGEETHA.I have only proof of gazette affidavit.on all other eg.school TC ,VOTER ID,AADHAR CARD,SCHOOL MARKSHEET AND COLLEGE MARKSHEET in these i have only my old name M.SANGEETHA.I want to apply for passport.how can i apply with my birthcertificate.please help me

  520. Hey Anirudh Nice to see you man helping people…

    I do have a question-
    I’m a post-graduate person, my documentation (Passport, DL, UID, PAN, Educational Degrees) is by my name RAMBRAJ SHARMA.
    I want to change it as RAJ MUDGAL, What I need to do now?

  521. Hello Sir,
    My name is Jayapradeep.. my 10th mark sheet reads it as Jaya Pradeep. I want to apply for government exams. Can i use Jayapradeep or should i go with that given in my 10th marksheet(along with a space).. Or both are same.. I am confused in this matter.. I dont want to have any problems at a later stage, pls reply..

  522. Hi Anirudh,
    I am from New Delhi.I have applied for my mother’s passport.but in her matriculation certificate it was mentioned “Pushp Lata” instead of “Lata”, so the passport authority didn’t accept the documents.Please let me know the procedure required for name change for passport purpose.
    Thanks in advance.

  523. Kritika Pandey

    Hi Anirudh,
    Thanks for the information.
    According to the link, no need to apply for name change in Gazette India in case of passport purpose, kindly confirm.

  524. Hi Kritika,

    A Newspaper Publication and/or Annexure E is enough in most of the cases. However, some PSK/RPO might still need a Gazette Notification. In such a case, you would need to get the name change published in Gazette.

  525. anirudh ji my name is chhotu jaiswal i know it sounds weird that why i want to change my name i born and brought up in west bengal(kolkata) i did 10th and 10+2th from W.B and Jharkhand board respectively and currently i am doin company secretary course with the same name and really got fed of people calling me chhotu though i have another name that is rahul but nobody used it as my real name but want to make it my real name and want to be known with this rahul name only for all purposes please help me and tell me if there any kolkata or west bengal gezette..thank you!

  526. I KRISHAN KUMAR S/o Sh.GOBIND RAM aged 51 yrs and I am a govt. employee.My grand father Sh.DAATU RAM had adopted me in 1994 as per the order of CGM court. Now I wanted to change my father name from Sh.Gobind Ram to Sh.Daatu Ram in my all documents and service records on the basis of adoption.Is it possible ? If yes,what is the procedure ?

  527. Hello sir,
    My name is suraj kumar. I am a Government servant in central government office. When i was selected from SSC in 2011, i was belong to OBC category, now my cast has inclusion in SC category as per the order of Govt. of Bihar (Publish in Gazzete of Bihar). I am submitting my cast certificate (issued from SDO) and supporting documents (GAzzete of Bihar) in my office to change my category in my service Book but they are not accepted. They said that I publish this notification in Gazzete of India afterthat they change my category in my service book. what should i do to solve it. is this necessary to publish in Gazzete of india. if yes, than what is the procedure to publish this notification in Gazzete of india, please help.

  528. Sir,
    My full name is Imman Jayakumar from Tamilnadu. Because of some scholarship n other issues my school headmaster registered my name only as Jayakumar.. So in all my certificate n documents only Jayakumar is there.. But I want to change my name as Immanul Jayakumar or Immanuel J Kumar only.. Now I’m doing my M.Sc final year.. I want to change my name in School and College certificates, driving License, Adhar card, Voter ID, Ration card n Bank Account passbook.. And because of this name change I’m waiting for get my passport also.. So plz help me out for this issue.. Thank you..

  529. Hello,

    Stumbled upon your website, kudos to you for giving advise to folks about this matter, will appreciate if you can advise me the same.

    My wife’s name on her Birth certificate is ‘Kawaljeet’, but all the document after wards had ‘Kanwaljeet’, the character “n” act as a silence character, which the parents didn’t notice, her birth is registered in Mumbai, MH.

    What would be the procedure for the same, would just placing an advertisement in 2 newspapers suffice?, also she is out of country, newspaper requires an affidavit for the same, what are my options then?

    Would appreciate any pointers!

    Thanks,
    Saby

  530. Hi anirudh..i ve already changed my sirname but dat time only 2step are done so now i got my adhar card with my new name and i ve property with new name but now i want to change my first name also what ll i do

  531. hello sir
    I am shagun from delhi . I have completed my 10th and 12th class from cbse in 2011 and 2013 respectively.
    my mother name is printed in 10th 12th certificate is meenu but the real name is meena . Now I am completed graduation from kuk . so plz give me solution how to change my mother name if i am going to civil line publication department so what steps i have take by which my mother name will be changed .
    and the another que. is if i move into mnc job then i face problems or not . urgent

  532. Hi Anirudh,

    Thanks a ton for your blogs, which are of great help. If you could kindly also guide me in changing my 2.5 year old son’s name. I have already got the affidavit made and got it published in 2 daily’s. About getting it published in gazette if you could kindly guide with the specimen of change of name and other documents that needs to be sent to the Department of Publication.

    Would appreciate your help.

    Many thanks
    Rahul

  533. Hii sir I am Samar khan ,I have a already passport,but recently I changed in my name from gazette office.but not change any documents yet,now I want to travelling to abroad can I travel with old passport.or I must to change in passport please sir suggest m same.

  534. Hello Anirudh sir ,I am Samar I have a passport,now recently I changed my name from gazette office,but not changed my any documents,now I want to go abroad urgently with old name and old passport can I go and letter it chang from abroad indian ambbessy.

  535. Hi Anirudh ,
    Greetings
    I have read your articles and found very useful for name changing process , I want to consult with you regarding surname change process kindly suggest me easiest and best process
    I want to change my surname from kawhe To Kavi
    I want my new surname in PAN card , driving license , Aadhar card, passport , bank account and educational certificates
    Please tell me it is necessary to change my surname in all educational certificates because mostly 10 class certificate used in all documents
    Please tell the procedure . I am waiting for your reply
    if possible please give me any professional parson name and contact no. who do this work

  536. Hi Anirudh,
    I work in Public sector undertaking(PSU) in India, what permission i need to take from my department to initiate the name change process legally, because i would like to my new name in Service book too.Also in future what name i need to quote if i apply for jobs/appointments/etc.Every advertisement says apply as per name in matriculation certificate.

  537. Hello Anirudh,
    My father changed my surname from Patel to Malvaniya, when i was in 1st std.
    I’ve all documents (except passport, i have no passport) of new surname.
    Now, I want to change my surname into Patel, because many problems are happened and i want all my certies and documents in “patel” not in “malvaniya”.
    Is there any process for that? or no chance of that now?
    Reply your suggestion.
    Thank you.

  538. Niketh Sudhakaran

    Hi Anirudh ,

    Your blog was very useful .I went ahead and published in gazette of India .
    Thanks a lot.

  539. Hi Niketan,

    Thanks that you found the blog useful 🙂

  540. syed mohammad jafer

    Hello sir,
    I passed 10th in 2005 & 12th in 2007. My father’s name in 10th & 12th marksheet is VISAL HADI. the problem is i have a old passport whom now i want to renew as per new emigration laws (ECNR) but my father’s name in my old passport is SYED VISAL HADI. So the passport authority ask me to do the changes in my father’s first name (SYED) in 10th & 12th marksheets. So please suggest me procedure for adding first name in 10th & 12th marksheets. if not possible then suggest me procedure of removing father’s first name in my passport.
    PLZ i need your guidance so please suggest me procedure.

  541. Hi Anirudh,
    first of all, great work replying to everybody. Really appreciate it. I have already applied for name change and my gazette documents came too. but they have made a mistake in the gazette documents in my new name. instead of aarav they have wrote aaray. what do i do now?

  542. Hi Aarav,

    You must get in touch with the COP and discuss the issue with him. If you have provided the documents with correct spelling, its a mistake on their part.

  543. Hi Syed,

    If your father is from ICSE or CBSE Board, Read the articles given below :

    1. http://amazingindiablog.in/change-fathers-mother-name-icse-isc-certificate/
    2. http://amazingindiablog.in/change-fathers-mothers-name-in-cbse-marksheet/

    Otherwise, contact the respective board.

  544. Hi Harsh,

    Follow the procedure in this article to get your name changed as desired. This Gazette Notification is a legal proof of your name change (with changed surname in your case). You can present it anywhere to get your documents updated with the new name.

  545. My name is Karthik S but in my SSLC(10th) and 2nd PU marks printed as Karthika S.Plz give me the suggestion to change my name in both marks cards.Iam from Karnataka

  546. Hello Sir

    I have applied for Name change request in PAN card . I have submitted below documents[Aadhar Card, Voter’s ID, Notary and Paper Add Copy ] with New Name .
    But the PAN card (NSDL) ppl have asking for ‘Document for NAME change’ .
    Right now, i have Notary/Affidavit and Paper copy.

    NSDL people suggested for Publication of Official Gazette document .

    Please let me know where I can get this document Publication of Official Gazette document.
    Also let me know is there any other document which I can give as NAME change document

    Regards
    Nikitha

  547. Hello Anirudh,

    my name is Bittu & belong from haryana, I am going to change my name for all type of records that first two steps are easy so i can easily achieve but in 3rd step i have some confusion.

    1) in haryana, i tried to find out to publish my name in Gazette but still now, i am not getting any way, so i am thinging to publish notification in Gazette of India but my dought is it valid to haryana to change my name in all haryana govt papers.

    2) Can i add my surname also in my new name but old name i have no any surname in name

  548. Vishal K Solanki

    Hi Anirudh,

    I got married last month and i need to change my wife’s name in legal documents like Ration Card, Pan & Aadhar.

    We have a marriage certificate as the occasion was carried out at Aarya Samaj.

    My concern is that I am a bit confused from where to start.

    Should I apply and add the name in Ration Card first and then apply for Name change in the above manner or vice versa.

    Once the Ration card is done, then should i apply for Aadhar & PAN

    Is there a online process where I can do all of the above…

    Please help…

  549. PRASENJIT MUSTAFI

    Dear Anirudh

    My case is Unique but you have to guide and help me solving the problem.
    My wife’s nickname “JABA” had been recorded in the Pension Order Book at the time of my retirement from Railway service way back in June 2005. This has come to my notice while updating KYC in my Bank

    The Name JABA MUSTAFI has to be changed to MANDAR MUSTAFI as PAN CARD, Passport, Adhar Card has been issued as Mandar Mustafi, which is her real name as per School Records.

    You are requested to advice me what procedure I have to follow for this grievous but inadvertent mistake which may cause trouble in future.

    I have retired from Indian Railways (SERly) on 30th June 2005. If this case is not solved my wife may be unable to prove her Identity in the near future

    I shall be grateful and appreciate your early guidance in this regard.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Yours faithfully

    PRASENJIT MUSTAFI

  550. Hi Anirudh,
    I want To change my name, I am 19 years old and I have given some entrances also.
    So if I change my name now,then will it affect my admissions, and in future what kinds of problems I may face? May be related to passport,visa,job verifications,etc.
    I have only 10th and 12th certificates and DL.
    So will I have to change my name on these certificates?
    If this then how much time it will take??
    I hope u will help me !!

  551. Hi Anirudh,

    I m basically from Pune but my husband is from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, We got married in MP, so we have marriage certificate from MP. Now we are staying in Pune.

    I want to change my name on my each document, including pan card, Adhar card, Voter card and back accounts as well.

    I inquired about the change name procedures they said marriage certificate is not useful for change name process, its need gazetted document for change name procedure. In my all documents are on previous name.

    Please suggest me for the same

  552. Hello Anirudh,

    My daughter is 9 months old. As per birth certificate her name is Maira Gulzar, but we now want to change it to Maira Ali. Can you pls share the process to be followed. Is it same as for elders or easier for babies?

    Best
    AA

  553. My name in birth certificate is different, I changed my name during my school days and got it corrected in my school registrar by showing them the gazetted notification of name change.so my 10th,12th,graduation,license all other documents are in new name,only my name in my birth certificate is in my old name.Now can i apply for passport by just showing the gazetted notification of name change?is it necessary to show newspaper cutting along with gazetted notification while applying for passport?

  554. Devendra Kumar Singh

    Hi Anirudh, I have gone through your blog and found it extremely helpful for Gazette Notification. I need to change my name from short name to full name and followed the process explained in the article. I have collected required documents and need further guidance in following areas.
    1-Amount of DD to be of Rs. 1000.00 ( is that right)
    2- I have given advertisement in two news papers ( One Hindi and One English).Matter is in English Language in English News Paper and in Hindi Language in Hindi News Paper. I want to get English content to be published in Gazette Notification. How to specify this requirement.
    3- Do I have to send only the page on which name change content has been published or full news paper to be attached. Do I have to highlight the content by circling or using highlighter or leave as it is.
    4- CD for soft copy to contain all documents or only specimen for Name Change.
    5- Do I have to send separate DD for getting hard copy of Gazette Publication or this will be available against DD of amount Rs. 1000.00 mentioned in point no 1.

    Shall appreciate your guidance.

  555. Hi Anirudh,
    I fill declaration suit in court to change my surname,behalf of that i change my adhar card ,voter id and apply for passport with publish in two local news papers.please tell me should i have to publish in gazette publication.It is possible to change surname in my all academic certificates(10th 12th graduation masters).

  556. Dear Anirudh,

    I already file declaration suit in court for change my surname,behalf of that i changed name in adhar card voter id card and passport by advertise in two local papers with annexure,E affidavit.Now please help me it is necessary to gazette publication. it is possible to change my name in my academic certificates (10th 12th BCA MCA). for gazette publication which id proof i send to controller of publication .

  557. saravjeet chaggar

    Hi Anirudh,

    Is it mandatory to send the original affidavit to the publishing department or the true copy would suffice. The reason i am asking as i need to provide the original copy to the passport office.

    Can you confirm.

    Thanks,
    Saravjeet

  558. Dear Anirudh

    In my all documents my name is Prashant Singh s/o Atul kumar Agarwal,i file declaration suit in court to change surname behalf of that i change voter id adhar card and also succesful apply for passport with two local news papers advertise and annexure’E affidavit .now it is also necessary to gazette publication.
    it is possible to change name in my academic certificates (ie 10th 12th BCA MCA) if possible how?

  559. My name was Seema Garg before marriage and I married to Sunit Kumar Jain in the year 1982. Thereafter my name was changed to Seema Jain. With this name I did my B.Ed. course and joined Rajasthan Govt. job in education department as Seema Jain and with this name only I did MA, MEd and other academic courses.
    The same name (Seema Jain) is appearing in Passport, Adharcard, Ration Card etc.. Now I want to do further academic course from Mahavir Open University Kota but now they are not accepting my name as SEEMA JAIN. They are insisting for my name Seema Garg which was my name before marriage and before job. They need gazette notification for change in my name.
    Kindly guide and help me.

  560. Hello Sir! My father’s name in his SSC certificate does not contain his surname whereas all other proofs are in his full name (first name and surname). The passport officials have asked us to get it published in gazette. Do I have to follow the whole procedure given above or only newspaper advt will suffice. Please advise

  561. Hi Anirudh

    My query is regarding the name change proof. In my educational documents, My first name is mentioned only but in my office document 2nd name is added as well due to second name required.My concern is that, now my few documents are with name of Mahi and few documents with the name of Mahi Khanna. I want to keep my name Mahi Khanna only. Do govt issues any certificates which mentions both are same person and Mahi Khanna is final name or I need to get it changed to all educational as well as service documents. I would not be able to get my name changed from ICWAI and KUK University. How should I proceed. Please suggest

  562. Dear Anirudh,
    Sir I have changed my name from Souvik Sardar to Souvik Ray and issued one affidavit. So if I send the original affidavit for publishing in the Gazette Of India I will be left with no affidavit. So kindly tell what should I do in this case.

    Yours faithfully,
    Souvik Ray.

  563. Hi Anirudh sir,

    Thank you very much for ur detailed blog, My question is , we live in US and currently the Minor child & Mother are in India, as you answered earlier questions, I understand only Indian news paper ads etc. are valid. Since the child (Minor) currently in India, we are thinking of doing it in India, we live in Andhra pradesh….as Ap state has gazette, but the process is very cumbersome as it has to go to mandal, RI, then MRO and then Magistarte etc…Can we directly fil forms and send to Indian Gazette? is it legal and correct way of doing Name change for Minor…Waiting for your valuable answer eagerly, Please advise ..Thank you very much in advance…

  564. Also pls let us know how to take “Birth certificate ” (from Muncipality) after name change, ThankU very much

  565. Hi,

    I want to change my name, i have female name and now i want to use male name for me. I have not gone under SRS surgery yet. I made an affidavit based on Nalsa Judgement which allows to declare self identify gender. Now can send it to Gazzate? i am not sure that they will accept it or not.

    Please inform me process for it.

  566. my father’s name spelling are mismatched in education certificates, There are 7 education certificates from different -2 board and universities. So kindly help me to solve this problem.

    with thanks
    Neelam

  567. Brother Hi
    Its me Rashid
    My previous name was Suyambu raj
    One year ago I got reverted to Islam
    So just need your suggestions to change my name In
    1) Ration Card
    2) Aadhar card
    3) Pan card
    4)+2 and 10th Certificate
    5) Degree certificate
    6) Community certificate
    7) Income certificate
    8) Bank account

    Thank you

  568. Anirudh sir,

    my name in all documents is SUBHAM JAIN but in 12th marksheet(CBSE BOARD) it is SHUBHAM JAIN. now i want to change the name in 12th marksheet. for this should i follow the above procedure?

  569. Hello sir,

    my name in my 10th class result is “vandna”. which is spelt wrong my name in my 12th class result,graduation & post graduation is “vandana” which is correct … so i want to tell to what types of problem i will face , what’s am i doing for facing the problem …can u pls suggest me as soon as possible…

    regards,

    vandana

  570. Dear Anirudh,
    My old name is Anurag Kumar and New name is Anurag Gupta…Father’s Name is Arun Gupta….
    on My passport and Adhaar card Anurag Gupta is printed now when i applied to change my name on my pan card they are asking me for publication of ‘name-change’ in gazette….

    I am confuse that shall i publish in gazette of Maharashtra or Gazette of India… I am staying in MUmbai.

  571. Sir,

    My 10th 12th voter id aadar card all have middle name but in btech all my 4year marksheets and degree do not have middle name in it.
    Will it create problem in future.????

    Appreciate your guidance.

  572. sir,

    my 10th 12th voter id adhar card all have middle name in it but my btech degree and marksheets do not have middle name in it. How much problem this can create in future.????
    Or is there any prob or not.??

    Appreciate your guidance.

  573. manish ramchandani

    Hello sir,
    I, Manish Ramchandani, living at plot no. 647, 11th B road, Sardarpura, Jodhpur – Rajasthan have applied for my change in name at gazette office, Jaipur, Rajasthan on 21st April 2016.

    The receipt no.is 0000066 and book no. stated on it is 0057927.

    I would request you to please let me know the final status of my name change application whether it has been approved and published in the gazette edition or not?

  574. dhyana ramchandani

    Hello sir,
    I, dhyana ramchandani, living at plot no. 647, 11th B road, Sardarpura, Jodhpur – Rajasthan have applied for my change in name at gazette office, Jaipur, Rajasthan on 21st April 2016.

    The receipt no.is 0000065 and book no. stated on it is 0057927.

  575. varinder kumar

    Hello Anirudh sir,
    My mother’s birth name was changed by my father’s family after her marriage.my sister wants her to visit her abroad but in sister’s passport the changed name has been used.Now she told that my mother has to add alias name on her passport and before that same has to bedone in indian gazette also.please guide me how how to add alias name in indian gazette.Thanks

  576. Hi,

    I already applied for name change request in Gazette of India as I am from Rajasthan. It’s been a month now, and still my name is not printed in Weekly Gazette of India Part-IV.
    I sent the documents through registered post on 31/05/2016.

    Can you Please tell me who to contact regarding the information of printing.

    Thank you.

  577. hi,
    i want to change my name from Zaheerul Haque to Zaheer Ashfaque as i known well with the second name. i belong to utter pradesh , my properties are also in Up but now i live in Delhi and i have many documents in delhi too. so how should i start the procedure to make change my name in both Delhi and Up too.

    thanking you

  578. Hi,
    My name in all the govt documents is ‘Vinod Kumar’ but in my bank account it is ‘Vinod Kumar Bhardwaj’. How can I change it to ‘Vinod Kumar’ in the bank account. When checked with bank officials they asked me to follow the process as per Gazette of India. I do not have any evidence document stating my name as ‘Vinod Kumar Bhardwaj’. Hence question is do really I have to follow this cumbersome process when all govt documents alreday have my correct name. Kindly advise.
    Thanks
    Vinod Kumar

  579. Hi,
    I want to change my name. please tell me how i cant start the producer by self and its mandatory to get letter from gazette office.
    From where i get the format for all this documents
    Please suggest.

  580. plese reply me sir …..sir mera nam change hua hai…..Degree ke marksheet pe nam change hua hai mera nam original sankalp hai ……….all total 6 markseet rhte hai 3 marksheet pe sanklpa hua hai….and degree pe sankalp hai to maine change kiya tha parntu we 3 marksheet waise hi hai to mai kya karu……plese

  581. Hi Anirudh,

    Really appreciate your patience and commitment in answering all the queries.

    I have a different issue all together. All my educational docs(SSC,Inter,B.tech) & passport & pan card have my name is Vijaya Laxmi , However, when I have joined in Job, HR has written my name as Laxmi Vijaya so that my calling name would be “Laxmi”, as I was not really aware of all these complications, I have agreed to that.

    But now when I See all my professional relieving letters, offer letters, pay slips all of them have my name as Laxmi Vijaya, not sure how to change it. Will this be a problem if I am travelling to other countries? I am planning to apply for Australia and not sure if will this cause a big prob for my future? Can I rectify it by submitting a notary during that time? Or what is the solution for this as I cant go back and ask all those companies to change my name in payslips/relieving letters? Pls help.

  582. Hi
    My original name is Balakrishnan Rengarajan in all school & College certificates , 5 years before i changed my name as Krishna Srs ( full name : Krishna Subramanian Rengarajan Sakunthala) through a Gazette notification .
    my question now is – can i use my old name also as alias and get the gazette notification to that effect – that is ” Krishna Srs alias Balakrishnan Rengarajan. is it legally valid to use alias .

  583. Dear Anirudh,
    I have changed my name in Sep-2013 through Notary Affidavit and advertisement in local (Kannada) and The Hindu (English) news paper in Karanataka, When i applied for name change in insurance policy they are asking me to submit Gazzette Notification (Raj patra) Can i get this published now i.e almost close to 3 years. Please help

  584. Madam/Dear Sir,
    My spouse original name is Ragini Gupta. She has been also called by few people as Sonali. We inadvertently mentioned the name Sonali in birth certificate of my son. We have get it corrected to original name from birth certificate issuing authority. We have submitted a copy for school admission which contains the name as Sonali.

    School authorities are not accepting the new birth certificate issued by authorities. They are insisting to submit a gazette notification.

    Please guide.

  585. Hi Anirudh

    I dont have any surname to my initial name.I want to add surname but it is not same as my father’s surname.I have to add it due to astrological reasons.Can u please tell me the process.

    Thank you

  586. Hello sir My name is kiran I am from karnataka I got married 2 years back my wife name is shivamma but we changed here name to new one jyothi she is from andar pradesh all here document birth certificate n aadhar card is on old name how can I get it into new name suggest me it’s most urgent for me

  587. Hi Anirudh. My daughter is 4 months old. I live in gurgaon, haryana. Municipal guys have issuedbirth certificate without surname. I asked hem for procedure to get the surname added in birth certificate but they denied saying it can not be added now. I am sure there must be some way to get it done. Can you pls tell if there is any procedure or way to add the surname of an infant in the birth certificate. Can u pls connect on my email?

  588. Hi Anirudh/All

    Hope You all are doing Well!!!

    I want to apply for Gazette of India for the Name Change on Passport. After applying for Gazette how do we need to follow up on the application status since we are living in remote area.

    This information could be more helpful.

    Regards
    Sahil

  589. hellooo sir…

    i am tarun……i want correct my father name in my 10th and 12th class of CBSE board certificate ….as my father name enters as SUBHASH SINGH CHAUHAN and my correct father name as SUBHASH CHANDER ..so, i want to correct it in my both 10th and 12th certificate ….

    sir please help me…for how to correct it

  590. Dear Sir,

    Could any body help me to know the procedure of rectifying school’s name, the name is “38 no Bilbari LP School”, which I want to change the name as “38 no PATRAGRAM LP School” as the school is situated in my village.

    Looking forward to know the procedure.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Ranjit Sinha

  591. Dear Sir,

    Could any body help me to know the procedure of rectifying school’s name, the name is “38 no Bilbari LP School”, I want to change the name as “38 no PATRAGRAM LP School” as the school is situated in my village.

    Looking forward to know the procedure.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Ranjit Sinha

  592. Hi, Anirudh Sir
    My father’s name ‘PRAMOD GHATIYA is mentioned in 10th Mark sheet and “PRAMOD KUMAR GHATIYA” in 12th marksheet
    please guide me that should I request for change in middle name of my father, is it necessary to avoid any problem in future.

    UID in the name of “PRAMOD KUMAR GHATIYA” is available with us

  593. SIR
    My father’s name “PRAMOD GHATIYA” mentioned in 10th marksheet & “PRAMOD KUMAR GHATIYA” in 12th marksheet.

    Please guide me that should middle name of father to be modified/same in both marksheet, is there any documentation problem may create in future. if yes then please guide me how to change/modified middile name.

    UID of my father in in the name of “PRAMOD KUMAR GHATIYA”

  594. Dear Mr Anirudh Singh,

    I have a question. My wife name is Kumari Shikha in 10th marksheet & voter id card. I want to make a pan card for her. If I make Pan card basis on these documents then What will be the first name and middle name?
    If I change from Kumari Shikha to Shikha Gupta then what will be do?

  595. I changed my name after marriage. i made one affidavit attested by notary.After this i did B.Ed . I have my PAN card,voter id, residence certificate ,bank account in my new name .I didn’t go for Gazette notification nor for publication in local news paper. I have lost the original affidavit. only photo copy is with me. what else is needed in this regard?

  596. saravjeet chaggar

    In how many days the name gets printed in the gazzette. I have given all the documents one month back and checking the notification evey week, but till now my name is not printed.

    So just want to know what is the official timeline for name printing in the Gazzette.

    Regards
    Saravjeet S. Chaggar

  597. hello sir i am from bihar i want to change my name in my educational records like 10th to bsc can i change my name in certificate plzz help me i m not ok with my current name

  598. Hey Anirudh,

    I got my name change in 2009 (via newspaper ad and affidavit) and that time I got it change on passport and on voter I-card as well BUT I did not get it change in Gazette.
    Now to get it change in Gazette, Do I again have to have to newspaper ad and affidavit? I have the canceled passport with old name and new passport (with new name). Will that solve the purpose. If yes then what all documetns shall be required?

    Regards,
    Dheeraj Ahuja

  599. can i change my first name before marriage?

  600. amar Singh chauhan

    Hello Mr. Anirudh Singh. First of all I would like to thank and congratulate you for the amazing work you have done in helping out people with their wide queries. You have done a great job.

    I need your help regarding this issue which I am facing.
    In my X class CBSE marksheet and certificate my name appears as AMAR SINGH , whereas on my XII class, B.tech marksheets and degree it appears as AMAR SINGH CHAUHAN.
    On my Id proofs such as PAN Cards, Voter card etc it appears as AMAR SINGH .

    I would like to know how can I get “CHAUHAN” added to my last name in my ID PROOFS.

    I have been shortlisted to join OFFICER’S TRAINING ACADEMY (OTA) for the course commencing OCTOBER 2016. And there is an issue with my last name as it appears differently on my educational documents. I need to get it sorted as soon as possible report it to army headquarters.

    Please suggest me the best and quickest possible solution for this. I shall be highly obliged.

    Thanks.

  601. Hi Anirudh,

    I’m from Rajasthan. I have all my IDs made in Rajasthan itself. I have recently started working in Bangalore. Can I apply to change my name here at local public offices and courts in Bangalore or will I have to go to my native state?

    Thanks,
    Mannu

  602. sir my name is G. SAI CHAKRADHAR. My father name is G.NARASIMHA PRASAD. but G.PRASAD in birth certificate we submitted in school .so in this procedure cbse 10th certificate also G.PRASAD entered.now we take another birth certificate as a correct name(G.NARASIMHA PRASAD).Then what is the procedure to change my fathers name in 10th memo.i completed 10th in 2016 march in CBSE.

  603. Hello…
    I am from Bangalore…I changed my name 10 years back through the affidavit and newspaper…The new name has been done for my passport , driving license, adhar card and PAN card…recently i applied for a course in the university of madras and they have asked for the gazette copy….Where do I get a copy of the gazette…I was not aware about this when I changed my name 10 years back….Please help….

  604. Hi Joe,

    You need to apply for the Name Change Gazette by following the steps given in this Article. Once the gazette is published, you will be able to download it online.

  605. Hi,

    I recently got married in muslim family earlier my name was Deepshikha Verma now changed as Simab Siddiqui, now iam applying for all documents such as PAN, Adhaar, DL etc that i already have with previous name. I almost approached everywhere knowing the detailed process for changes in PAN, adhaar etc but everywhere they are asking for legal ID proof document which is not yet available as iam already applying for same. On Adhaar card website they have written down in instruction page that “Affidavit executed on non-judicial stamp paper to be submitted by a woman applicant for name change after marriage (Joint Affidavit to be submitted along with her husband with joint photo)” for ID proof, when i got my affidavit and applied online they rejected, even applying to local enrolment centre they also rejected saying that affidavit nahi chalta website par wrong info hai and suggested to get gazetted officer sign and stamp for name change which i have also tried but not able to get the same even closed ones also denied to sign. I do have nikaah nama but its also not valid for applying any of the above documents, for marriage certificate lawyer said it will take another 3 to 6 months as comes under special marriage act which is too long time for me to get the work done. Now iam struggling for my legal ID proof which is required to be submitted in my office for name change process, it is very critical case for me as my i have to change my name officially and documentally in my office due to some most important work. Kindly suggest the way/process. I will be highly obliged to you.

  606. Hi anirudh sir,

    I got married. My wife is a christian . her name is Resheeba. I am a Hindu. I want to change her name as Kousika. Whether it belongs to normal process for gazette change.

  607. Hey Anirudh, Could you give me the time frame as to how many days/months will the Dept. of Publication take to publish the change of name in the Gazette once the envelope containing documents has been received by them

  608. Thanks Anirudh for your reply….Really appreciate it…
    Two clarifications..
    1) Is the DD amount still INR 1000 , since you have mentioned it will change from 1/4/2016
    2) And once the gazette is published, which is the website I need to download it from…

    Please reply…

    Regards

    Joe

  609. Hi Joe,

    1) The DD Amount is now Rs.1100, Thanks for reminding, I updated it now.
    2) Once the Gazette is published, you can follow this article to download it : http://amazingindiablog.in/download-name-change-notification-gazette-india/

  610. Hi, there’s is a minor name change is my name. Major concern is my name Rajdeepsinh Rathod in all legal document whereas, in my passport it’s only Rajdeep Rathod. Should I change or not? Moreover, will it effect during visa procedure? Thanks!

  611. Hi anirudh

    I was born in gulbarga and I stay in Bangalore now. I need to make my passport but my mother’s name in birth certificate and all other certificate is different.. In birth certificate it’s oly the first name and in all other documents her full name is provided. So they have told me to change mother’s name in birth certificate. How can this be done soon as possible what is the procedure

  612. Hello Anirudh,

    I have a query, I just want to know that how many days does the department take to publish the change notification because I had sent my documents along with all the required details and payments on 22/08/2015 but till date I have not received any correspondence from them and neither can I find my Name Change published in the gazette.

    Regards

    Ratan Pandey

  613. hey Anirudh,
    I want to change name of my father From Sanchai Kumar Roy to Sanchai Roy. i have some questions

    1. there is no Gazette office in west bengal then what should i do?

    2. you have mentioned that the amount of DD is 1100/- if i want to get name change notification from egazette website should i add extra amount of money to the DD?

    3. after sending all the documents how many days will i have to wait minimum to get the notification?

    thanking you

  614. Hi Swapnajit,

    If your state does not have a Gazette Office, You get apply for name change in Gazette of India by following the procedure mentioned in this article. DD of 1100 is required for Name Change only. These Gazette notifications can be downloaded online. Approx. 1 month would be taken.

  615. Hi Ratan,

    Wait for at least a month. You can contact the Department after that, if still not published.

  616. hi anirudh

    gr8 effort u r doing
    one query my name on acedemics Pooja Batra after marriage my husband submitted a affidavit & got my name registered in passport as Pooja Sukhija …but Passport office just recived this single affidavit as pooja Sukhija name .
    I have all my academic & govt appointment letter as pooja Batra now I realised that I should use pooja Batra instead pooja sukhija as I have to change all document to use Sukhija surname . I tried with an affidavit but passport officer not satisfied .
    Please suggest solution for retaining name as pooja batra
    I have my alldocument marriage cert /10th /+2 Aadhar card as Pooja Batra .only passpsort as Pooja Sukhija .

  617. Hi Pooja,

    Thanks for the kind words of appreciation. I would suggest you to go with Pooja Sukhija Only. Passport Formalities are not that easy now as they used to be years ago. I would suggest you to keep a single name everywhere. Instead, you get a Gazette Notification of your Name Change, which will help you to get your new name i.e., Pooja Sukhija in all your documents. Gazette Notification will act as a document for name change in Gazette of India.

  618. hello sir, i am going to apply for new passport and my father name mistakenly given in birth certificate as ‘lakshmi charan lal’ and but in all proofs my father name is ‘lakshmanan’ and i have gazette for my father name change. is they accept gazette for my father name change..?

  619. Hi Anirudh Singh,

    You are the only one who are helping out people in this issue, god bless you.

    I want to change my name from Satish babu to Aditya Sreekar, i was born and brought up in Visakhapatnam, and all my documents (Passport, Driving Licence, Vote ID Card, Pan card reads Visakhapatnam address) from past 7 years i am staying in Bangalore and got AADHAAR card and a gas connection in Bangalore.

    Can i change my name in Bangalore or should change from Visakhapatnam, kindly suggest as many people are confusing me on the same.

  620. AswinKarthik.T.K.K.

    Dear Sir,

    Commendable and Legally useful guidance by yourself.Nice to go through.

    I am T.V.K.Kartikeyan changed my name in Gazette as ASWINKARTHIK.T.K.K,.in year 2010.(TAMILNADU)
    But,oversight,due to hectic schedules, not pubilshed in LOcal newspapers.so,still iam not able to use my new name officially.
    Now,want to use my New name officially.
    Kindly advise,.

    Best Regards,
    AswinKarthik.T.K.K.

  621. Great work Anirudh …keep it up.

    As suggested I have done all the formalities and sent the application by post on 8th sept.

    How much time is taken by authorities and press to publish the name change?

    Thanks
    jagmohan

  622. Hello sir ,
    i have changed my name from anjli to anjli solanki. Now i have passport and adhar card in new name . I want to change name in my 10 & 12th marksheets (CBSE )but my school is saying that now you can’t change your name in your previous marksheets. Is there any way by which i can change name in my 10 &12th marksheets. I have completed my 12th in 2010.

  623. Hey I got my affidavit in august 2015. Although my newspaper prints are of december 2015. Do I need another affidavit or this is sufficient? I will be posting the documents within this week.

  624. Hi Anirudh ji,

    I need to change my kid name to only have 2 words, which is running with 3 words. Once after that, I need to get a new ration card..for us. Do I need to modify my kid’s birth certificate with new name? Will civil supplies dept accept only gazette copy with new name and Birth. cert with old name?

    Thanks
    Mustafa

  625. Hi Sir,
    Request your advice. My friend has married muslim girl, Her Son name was R.Kowdheesh age 5 years (minor). Now he want to change the name to “R.Suhal”. What is the process to change the name.

  626. Hi Sir,
    My friend is Hindu and he has married muslim. Her Son name was R.Kowdheesh age 5. Now he want to change the name to “R.Suhal”. What is the process to change the name.

  627. ashish kumar singh

    hello sir,
    my name is Ashish Kumar Singh and my father name is Vijay Shankar Singh. My aadhar my high school certificate and voter id card all contain the same name, but unfortunately, on my pan card my name is printed as ASHEESH and my father name is SHANKAR VIJAY.

    what should I do?
    please give me in detail the content of affidavit and newspaper.

  628. Hi Anirudh,
    Helping people with a query takes a lot of your energy and kudos to you for continuing to answer the questions people post.
    I have a query too
    I and my wife are set to travel abroad in Decemebr and we got the tickets booked with the New name, after marriage. When we went to the SDM office to get the marriage registered in Delhi, we were told that the names cannot be changed now through the e-district site. I put the Name change Affidavit in submission, but the certificate that I received today still has the old name. Now to get the name on the Passport changed is a name change affidavit and a Newspaper notification sufficient along with the Marriage certificate sufficient for Passport Changes?

  629. Hi Anirudh

    My Mother’s Name is Raj Rani. But before Marriage it was Raj Kumari.
    all The documents like Pan Card, Aadhar Card, Ration Card, Voter Card and bank accounts is in the name of Raj Rani. But the Matriculation certificate is in the Name of Raj Kumari.

    Now for Family Pension we have to cahange the name from Raj Rani to Raj Kumari on Pan Card Aadhar card etc. as my father has mentioned Raj Kumari in His service Documents.

    now i totally confused what to do.
    kindly Help !!

  630. Alamu Karthi Neeraj Kumar

    My son’s birth certificate contains the mother’s name as Alamu Neeraj but my name should be Alamu Karthi Neeraj Kumar as per my other documents like adhaar card and pan card. and in marksheet i want it to be as Alamu Karthi Neeraj Kumar. what is the procedure to change this?

  631. Dear Mr.Anirudh

    I am from Andhra Pradesh. My wife applied for passport and it got rejected for major name change and asking gajette.
    As this process is laborious in AP ,can i applies for Central Gazett New Delhi as per steps mentioned above??

    Shekar KVR

  632. Hello Anirudh,
    I want to change my name from Shailja Tiwari to Shailja Pathak in pan card, passport after my marriage. I have already Updated Voter Id Card & Aadhar Card(with new name & new address). I updated above docs on the basis of my marriage certificate. I have a doubt that are those above 3 docs are not sufficient for change in Pan Card.

  633. Is it necessary to send hindi and english matter in soft copy to department of publication or english is fine ?

  634. Hi Sir,

    You have replying long on this thread.I had a query that on my passport i have two names ABC alias XYZ where ABC represents my birth certificate name while XYZ is my original name and also on all certificates and documents i have XYZ name. I wanted to change my name on passport and wanted to keep only XYZ. Will gazette notification will be helpful?

  635. Hi Yogesh,

    Only english would be fine.

  636. hello sir good morning
    i was apply passport for renew.which passport was old name of brother’s wife WRITTEN by passport office MANDEEP KAUR but correct name is SANDEEP KAUR.Now passport officer give objection he say first of all give to us gazatte record proof change of name then we will do..
    so pls tell me sir how can i appply ?

  637. before marriage also name was SANDEEP KAUR in all documents

    AND after marriage also name is SANDEEP KAUR in all document

    but only name on passport is MANDEEP KAUR

  638. Hi Anirudh,

    Great effort!!

    Can you please let me know how we can find out when the Publication is done and where we can
    find/download it online. Application for change of name was done sent to Civil Lines -Delhi a month back.

    Thanks, Joseph Kurien

  639. Hi Joseph,

    I have already written an Article on how to download the gazette notification online. Plz check the link at the end of this article.

  640. Hello sir,

    My father’s name is on my educational certificates + pan card is Parvesh Khanna

    But on my aadhar card and voter card it is Parvesh Kumar

    So which document should I use in this name change process ?

  641. Hello Anirudh,

    This is Deepak here, first of all i would like to thank you for this meaningfull service. My issue is, the birth certificate and passport of mine has different names. Birth cert – Deepak Kumar, Passport n other doc – Deepak. The issue started last month during my register marriage at Malaysia with a Malaysian citizen. The Malaysian government is very particular about my birth certificate which is mandatory over there. So i rushed up here and changed my name as per passport in tamil nadu gazette. Now my question is, is it fine with gazette publication to deal with foreign marriages? or do i need an affidavit and paper add? or should i get any seal from govt of India. Please help me ASAP. Thank you

  642. Hi
    I would like to change my name in all records. As I am from Kerala, the expanded name is so long and it is not possible always to write expanded name. Nowadays, it is becoming mandatory to write expanded form of the name everywhere.

    Problem is that some places my name is mentioned as P.A. Dileep Kumar and some places it is Dileep Kumar P.A. On passport it is mentioned expanded name of DILEEP KUMAR P.A, passport already expired and I would like to change my name to DILEEP KUMAR.

    On voter ID also it is mentioned as DILEEP KUMAR P.A. My employment is in the name of P.A DILEEP KUMAR.

    My question is that in the affidavit can I write the name like this :-
    I, P.A DILEEP KUMAR / DILEEP KUMAR P.A son of SH. PEETHAMBARAN resident of LODHI ROAD do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as under :-
    1- That my name has been recorded as P.A DILEEP KUMAR / DILEEP KUMAR P.A in all the educational certificates and in other relevant documents etc.
    2- That now I have changed my name as DILEEP KUMAR in place of my previous name P.A DILEEP KUMAR / DILEEP KUMAR P.A
    3- That in future I will be known by my new name i.e DILEEP KUMAR in future for all purposes.
    Thank you

  643. Rajdeep Singh Bhullar

    Hi Anirudh Singh
    Sir i changed my name in 2009 through 2 local newspapers and my adharcard,passport,bank copies all are with my new name Rajdeep Singh Bhullar but sir my academic,birth doc with my old name Rajdeep Singh.
    Now i want to publish my change name in gazette of india (Rajdeep Singh Bhullar) bcz i need a copy of gzette of india.plz sir send me the all require doc list with sample documents please sir this is my request to you plz help me this is urgent required for me and now i also again publish my name change in 2 local newspapers hindi,english. plz send me all sample documents.
    [email protected]

  644. Hi Anirudh,

    My Uncle’s name is M.NATARAJAN .
    He has changed is name as per Gazette, how to view name change in gazette.

    With Regards
    Inder Kumar M

  645. Hi Anirudh,

    Hope you will answer my query. My name is Jaya and I dont have a surname. But now for a job requirement I need a surname and my pancard should also be applied with same name. So I am planning to add a surname Raghav. and after publishing it in gazzette I need to apply for a pan card with my new name jaya raghav. So how can I appply for the pancard with this name because applying a pancard need an id proof and all my id proof have my name just as jaya. please give me a reply.

  646. Hi Anirudh

    My name is “ASHMIT SINGH” in all my documents and my father’s name is “GURPREET SINGH” which is also there in all my documents.

    Now, I want to add my father’s first name “GURPREET” as my middle name; so that my name is read as “ASHMIT GURPREET SINGH”

    I want this change in my PAN CARD and in ROC.

    So can you please suggest me changes accordingly.

    Thanks & Regards

    ASHMIT SINGH

  647. Jay Prakash Pandey

    My son in Class II central School his sir name is wrong mentioned in birth certificate Kindly suggest how I will get rectify.

  648. Hi mr.aniruth,

    Your work was awesome. Iapplied for name change in the gazette. I kept all documents you mentioned above except the photo and the soft copy in compact disc. I sent the documents to controller of publications on November 1st 2016. But still my name didn’t came in the publications and also I didn’t receive any letter from department of publications.
    My doubt is
    # how to know they received my documents or not ?
    # how many days to wait for my publications ?
    # whether my application is rejected ?
    # whether I can re apply ?
    Please guide me what I have to do next if they reject my application .

  649. Hello mam ,
    I have passed my 10th class in 2013but now I noticed that my father’s name on the marksheet is ” mahesh chand” but mam actually my father name is “mahesh chandra shivhare”
    So mam please tell me the procedure to make change afer 4 years

  650. Hi Anirudhh,

    how much time they will take (after receiving all documents by speed post)

    its almost one month and i have checked in e-gazette but still not finding my application

  651. hello sir! I wanted to place a change of name ad in two newspapers for my passport application. on searching the net I got a website http://www.changeofnameads.com which publishes change of name ads for 350/-. Any idea about this site? I am no used to making payments online. They claim its 20 years old since they are in this field. we have a family of 5 and all have surname change and we are applying for passport

  652. Hi Imran,

    I am not aware about this website. However, you can use any of the sites mentioned below, both are good :

    1. http://www.ads2publish.com/
    2. https://www.bookmyad.com/

  653. Rohit Kumar Mathur

    Hi Anirudh Singh,

    Greetings !

    You have uploaded good stuff regarding the change in names, this will be very helpful to me. Keep Posting, keep supporting with the valuable information

  654. Hi Rohit,

    Thanks for your kind words. 🙂

  655. Hello Anirudh sir
    My self Rupinder kaur.In my birth certificate there are two name( Harvinder kaur alias Rupinder kaur)I have applied for visa. But embassy cannot accept my birth certificate with two names. They don’t even accept affidavit. Few days back i came to know about new indian rule related to birth certificate that is published by indian govt in 2015. Can you tell me more about this rule. Or the way by which i can make new birth certificate with single name.

  656. Hi Anirudh
    My name on documents is Rohit Dokwal.I am an artist i used name as Rohit Sharma on stage.I used to receive payment in cash always..But now due to current situation i will receive chq.

    Is there any way to get Alias name attached in bank?I just want chq.of Rohit Sharma to be accepted in bank.My bank told me they need gazette.If i get gazette i need to change name on each n every document.

    Can u suggest me easy way so that cheq.of Rohit Sharma can be acepted at bank?

  657. Hi Anirudh,
    My name on document is Rohit Dokwal.I am an artist.On stage i used name Rohit Sharma.I used to get payment by cash in every show.But due to current situation i will rcve chq.

    I want to know can i use Rohit Dokwal alias Sharma in bank ? My bank denied they told they need gazette.If i will give them gazette They will replace Rohit Dokwal to Rohit Sharma.Then i will have to change name on each and every document including passport..

    Pls suggest me easiest way.I just want chq.of Rohit Sharma to be accepted..Awaiting your reply

  658. Thank god, i found your post!
    Lets start from… first.

    In my birth certificate, my name is Akashkumar, but i was not aware of it until now.
    Hence in all my documents my name is listed as Akash not Akashkumar.
    I can change that using Gazette as you mentioned.

    In my aadhar card my name is spelled as Akashakumar ( oops! wrong ), and i want to correct that. But to change it i need POI document, which can be any one of the following:

    Change of Name Gazette Notification.
    Marriage Certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages.
    Disability or Handicapped Identity Card/Medical certificate issued by the your State/UT.
    Identity Certificate(With Photo) issued by a Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on official letterhead.
    Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Postal Department.
    CGHS(Central Government Health Scheme) / ECHS(Ex Serviceman Contributory Health Scheme) Photo Card.
    Kissan Photo Passbook (Issued to Farmers).
    Freedom Fighter Photo Identity Card.
    Pensioner Photo Identity Card.
    Credit Card with Photo.
    Bank ATM Card with Photo.
    Arms License.
    Photo ID Card issued by Recognized Educational Institution (Your College ID Card, acceptance depends upon the verifying officer).
    NREGS Job Card.
    Government Photo ID Cards issued to State and Central Govt. Employees / Service photo Identity card issued by PSU (Public Sector Undertaking).
    Driving License.
    Voter ID/Election Card.
    Ration/ PDS(Public Distribution System) Photo Card.
    PAN Card.
    Indian Passport

    From the above i thought I had “Photo ID Card issued by Recognized Educational Institution (Your College ID Card, acceptance depends upon the verifying officer)”, but it seems that is not the case. Aside from it i do not have any POI document.

    So I have two questions:
    1. Is birth certificate sufficient for name of change in gazette?
    2. Can i change my name in aadhar card using any other way to old name ( Akashkumar ) or should i change it to new name ( Akash ) using gazette?

    Basically all my documents ( marksheets ) are in new name ( Akash ) aside form aadhar card which is misspelled ( Akashakumar ) and my birth certificate in old name ( Akashkumar ). Please tell me how to proceed.

    After creating my aadhar card i will go for other documents, PAN card, voting card, driving license and passport.

  659. I sent my request around a month ago still not yet published. Can anyone please write about how long it takes to publish. Please as soon as possible

  660. Hi,

    I am facing a problem changing name in my department. I am working in Government of Women welfare and child development. The name in department is with my parental surname. I got married and now I want to change my surname to my husband’s surname.

    Can you please confirm if you have any idea how can I change my surname in my department?

    Regards,
    S.K

  661. Hi,
    My name prior to marriage was Sheetal Varma and post marriage my name is Sheetal Desai. My husband is no more and now I want to continue my maiden/ paternal name as Sheetal Varma.

    My Adhaar and Pan are already as per maiden name varma, but my mutual funds and LIC wants Gaazette copy for name change from Sheetal Desai (post Marriage) to Sheetal Varma (prior to marriage) name.

    Gazette consultant in Mumbai says there is no provision in law to change name back to father due to death of husband.
    Can you please guide me why I cant get my original birth name back as this is my first legal name Sheetal Varma and don’t want to continue my husband’s surname Desai.

    How can I get the changes done?

  662. Hi Aniruddh,
    I am Ashish ,
    I have one doubt that Currently I am living in Delhi but my permanent address is Firozabad (u.p.) , So can i make affidavit in Delhi notary and news paper publish in Delhi .
    Or i should go to my home for the same.

  663. Hii

    In my father school leaving certificate have name and surname correction but my father is no more death in 1993 so I m facing many problems so I need u r help how can I change my father name

  664. Thank you Mr Anirudh Singh. You have given a good guidance.

  665. Dear Anirudh,
    This is for my 3 yr old daughter. I want to give her my name/surname for school admission and prepare her Aadhaar.

    My daughter Birth Certificate doesn’t have my name (Father). Has mother maiden name only. We will be marrying now. Can I add father name on BirthvCertificate?
    Our Local Mumbai Municipal officer refusing to add father name in Birth Certificate, without Marriage certificate ‘pre-dating’ my daughter DOB. He won’t accept new MC, as we marry now. Gazette possible in this case?

  666. Hi Anirudh,

    I want to inform you that i have already published my name change advertisement in newspaper in 2006 but on that time i don’t have a whole information for how to change name. Now i want to change my name. Please advise me can i use earlier publish ad or not ? And how can i change my first name legally.

    What documents are required for change of name in the following –

    – Passport
    – PAN Card
    – Aadhar Card
    – Driving Licence
    – Bank accounts/Salary account
    – Voted ID
    – MCA/Bcom/XII/X certificates & mark sheets – is name change required here?
    – Professionally change name in company – is name change required here?
    – Car Loan – is name change required here?
    – LIC Policy – is name change required here?

    Please help me out.

  667. Hi Anirudh,

    First I want to say thank you, as you are providing a great service to those who are not aware of this hectic procedure, that how to change name in India due to lack of information hats off to you. I want to inform you that i have already published my name change ad in newspapers in 2006 but on that i don’t have much information for how to change name legally. Now i want to change my first name. So please suggest me that now can i use my earlier published name change ad or not? And how i can change my name in all documents.

    What documents are required for change of name in the following –

    – Passport
    – PAN Card
    – Aadhar Card
    – Driving Licence
    – Bank accounts/Salary account
    – Voted ID
    – Car Loan – is name change required here?
    – Birth certificate – is name change required here?
    – MCA/Bcom/XII/X certificates – is name change required here?
    – Professional changed my first name in working company – is name change required here?

    Please help me….

  668. Dear Anirudh,

    While going through a process where I might need to present my birth certificate, I noticed my name is different on BC as against what I have used though out. Now I seek to get the BC updated.

    From what I read above, the BC can only be changed up to certain years, I am 38 right now, can I get my BC update with the correct name.

    If it is possible, what is the process?

    Thanks in advance.

  669. Darshini Hariharanbalaji

    Hello sir,
    My name is Darshini..before marriage my name is suresh Darshini and I want to change my name to Darshini Hariharanbalaji Bcoz of marriage..can u plz suggest me that only clipping of advertisement of 2 leading newspaper is enough for change of name in passport..

  670. Hardikkumar Trivedi

    Hi Anirudh,

    This is a really amazing blog with lots of useful information. Kudos to you for maintaining it and responding to questions.

    I’ll quickly explain my situation:

    In majority of my ID proof documents (Passport, Aadhar, Voter Card, School leaving certificate), my name is spelt “Trivedi Hardikkumar”. However, in case of PAN card my name is spelt “Trivedi Hardik”. I’m would like to update my name in PAN card in same manner as other ID proof documents so that it is uniform across all documents.

    I would like to know whether I need to publish my name in Gazette of India before putting in request to change name in PAN card.

    Thanks a lot in advance.

  671. Hello sir/madam

    My name as printed in 10th and 12th marks sheet is “Sayeedur Rehaman M S ”
    but i wanted it to be changed as “Sayeed ur Rahman S”
    same goes with my father’s name as it is printed in my marks sheet as “Shafiq Ahmmed M” but the actual name is “Shafeeq Ahmed M” what is the solution for this for my purpose of passport as all my documents such as DL,Voter ID, aadhar etc consist of the actual name i wanted i.e “Sayeed ur rahman s” and “shafeeq ahmed m”. and do i need newspaper ad and gazette for the solution?

    please request you to reply at the earliest

    thanking you

  672. Hello anirudh sir,
    I am Bhumika Prajapati
    Sir my fathers name is misspelled in my 10th and 12th result, it is more than 2 years the correction is not yet done.
    we have followed all the steps and now they are saying the newspaper publication that we gave in the newspaper is wrong.. All i want is plz can u give me the sample or format for newspaper publication.. becoz im not getting, they have already rejected our one format before sooo plzzz…sir..
    as u r having apar knowledge…
    plzzz…hepl me out with this…and let me knw about the format…
    I really means alot sirm..if u will help me out…B

  673. hello sir,

    I am kalpana .I am really thankful to you and your blog is very helpful and informative. I have applied for name change through an agent in 2015 but i didnt get my name changed with that, i have applied the name change in gazzette once again in 2016 with the help of ur blog. Now, i got the name changed in gazzette which is printed in 2016(searched in e gazzette). But i have not received a hard copy of it till date . Please guide me whom to approach or the process for getting hard copy.

  674. sir I already done the process of change name in my state (Maharashtra). I giving UPSC exam so please give me guidance about weather there is any other process for change in name ? or state gazette is sufficient in central government.

  675. Hi Anirudh,

    i want to change my name khuman sahu to indresh sahu,and i done my 10th and 12th and graduation from the chattishgarh and i done my post graduation from hyderabad jntuh,in all the document my name is khuman sahu but i want to change indresh sahu, i m staying in chhattishgarh ,so here i want to know that i need to make affidavit and publish paper ad from to hyderbad or to chattishgarh,and also i want to know that if i want to change my all the document with my new name like i want to change my Post graduation marksheet name so which things i have to provide jntuh so they will change my new name,and also i want to know that as i am job seeker and i m looking for the job so after affedvit and publishing paper ad can i go through my new name or i have to go through the old name document until i got Gazette Notification….

    thanks!!

  676. Hi Anirudh,

    This is very helpful. Appreciate all the help!

    I already created the DD with only “The Controller of publication” instead of ” Controller of Publication, Department of Publication, Civil Lines, Delhi-54″. The DD is payable at Delhi. Would that be Ok?.

  677. Mr Anirudh, thanks for your help. My surname is mentioned wrong in all my documents (from X class all the way to passport/visa). I now want to change it via Gazette of India. The surname needs to be changed.. present surname is 4 letter word.. should be changed to 8 letter word(second letter should be changed and 4 additional characters should be added). Would this be considered a name change or name correction as per Gazette of India ?

  678. Sir, My father’s name in all my father’s documents is SUBODH SHARMA.But in my 10th and 12th certificate as well as my birth certificate, my father’s name is SUBODH KUMAR SUMAN. And in my aadhar and pan card my father’s name is SUBODH SHARMA. So I want my father’s name to be corrected in 10th,12th and birth certificate. So my father can’t make an affidavit like ”i have changed my name from SUBODH KUMAR SUMAN to SUBODH SHARMA” as the first name is not mentioned in any of his documents. So what should be the format of affidavit? Sir please help me as I am an economically weak student and facing much problem in availing education loan through Bihar student credit card for pursuing my Btech degree from NIT Allahabad.
    I will be very obliged to you..

  679. Sir i can’t believe how do you manage to reply every comment in your busy schedule. Hatsoff to you..
    Sir, I am minor. So can i make a gazette notification like I have entered my father’s name as SUBODH KUMAR SUMAN in my 10th and 12th certificate as well as my birth certificate which is wrong. And my father’s actual name is SUBODH SHARMA..
    If not what should I do for this correction?
    Plz help…

  680. Yes Joey

  681. Hi Anirudh,

    First of all, I want to say thank you, as you are providing a great service to those who are not aware of this hectic procedure, that how to change name in India due to lack of information hats off to you. Now I come straight to my point. I want to inform you that i have already published my name change ad in newspapers in 2006 but on that time i don’t have much information for how to change name legally. Now i want to change my first name Montu Mishra to Dev Mishra. So please suggest me that is it possible that now i use my earlier published name change ad?

    What documents are required for change of name in the following –

    – Passport
    – PAN Card
    – Aadhar Card
    – Driving Licence
    – Bank accounts/Salary account
    – Voted ID
    – Car Loan
    – LIC Policy
    – EPF account
    – Car Registration Card (RC)
    – Birth certificate – is name change required here?
    – MCA/ Bcom/ XII/ X Mark sheets & Certificates – is name change required here?
    – Professional changed my first name in working company – is name change required here?

    Please help me….

    Thanks,
    Montu Mishra
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

  682. Hi Anirudh Singh

    My name is Prateek Jamla written on CBSE certificate. But the problem is all other documents like voter-ID, DL, Pan card all are having Prateek Sharma instead of Prateek Jamla. I already changed my name on all major documents like Adhaar Card, Passport, Voter-ID, DL. When I went changed the name on Pan Card they called me to have a Gazette notification.

    I want to ask you how many days it will take to have a Gazette notification. Actually How many days it will take for all the procedure. Because I want to plan to work abroad. It will also help me in that way my previous experience is also wih the name of Prateek Sharma.

  683. HI Anirudh,

    I am the age of 42 and I want to change my name for numerology impact.Will it possible? Also I have been travelled few countries.

    My question is, Do we need to change the below given documents or suggest us.

    Passport
    Pan
    Adhaar
    Driving license
    Voter Id
    PF
    Bank
    Marksheet (School/College)

  684. Hi Anirudh,

    How long does it take for it to get printed on the gazette. They mentioned that it would take 2-3 months. Is that true? Thanks!

    Regards,
    Joey

  685. debased person’s name can be changed through government gazette. what are name change rules for debased, please advise.

  686. I want to know that anybody can keep their own two name by affidavit and newspaper’s publication. As is it known to be legal if anybody have two names in aadhar with /

  687. Hi,
    My doubt is while sending newspapers to the gazette, Do I need to send the entire newspaper or just the sheet containing the AD?
    Also, It asks for an Undertaking. What’s the format for that?
    And, What is the format for the certificate signing that both hard copy and soft copy are same?

    Expecting your quick reply.

  688. SHARAD SAKLECHA

    Hi Anirudh :
    My daughter’s husband got her name changed in 2011 in Delhi from NEHA MUTHA to NEHA MEHTA. They are separated now and he is not helping. I need to get a print of the gazette where Neha’s name change has been mentioned so that I can get her Bank account etc. corrected. I tried at many places but it seems I have not gone to the correct place. Can you please help in this ?

    Thank you.

  689. Just for information. My name change was got published in 3 months.

    I sent documents in Feb end, the DD was encashed in 1st week of March and the name change publish in egazette happened in May end.

    You can try contacting these numbers for status of name change:
    011-23819689
    011-23817823
    011-23810150

  690. Hello, anirudh nice article .
    Please tell me where can I found format of undertaking, I am not a govt. employee.
    Please reply soon.

  691. Hello Anirudh ,
    I m staying in Singapore , and I want to change my wife’s name and surname.
    Could you please help me to inform what would be the process.

  692. Dear Anirudh,

    Income Tax guys have got my father’s name wrong on the Pan Card. They changed Shailendra into Surinder. How can I fix it now. All his documents like Aadhar are in correct name. When I applied for correction, Pan department says provide proof of name change.

    I live in Ghaziabad, not sure if there is Gazette facility available in UP for name change. What should I do?

  693. Hi,

    I have made name change Affidavit from court and I am going to publish add in newspaper both in hindi and english. Please tell me where I post for gazette copy in haryana. I am from Haryana. Do I need Specimen for Change of Name. How I will create Specimen for Change of Name. Please tell em about this. I am having adhaar card on new name. I am facing problem with PAN Card.

  694. sir jee, please tell what is the fees for change of name publication after 31 march 2017

  695. Syed Shafi Bin Syed Abdul Gaffar(actul FullNAm)

    Hi Anirudh,

    I have problem in those days when i join school didnt give proper bitrh date so in my all ceritificate came one year early my date of birth to join school.
    secondly they didnt register my family name when the register in school. later all my SSLC, HSC , Degree cert all same name and date is there.

    Currently im residing in Malaysia married local , Now i want to include family name to my passport.since last 15 yrs im being in outside country i didnt take adhare card also, my address proof also need to change.

    Please guide me .

  696. Hi Anirudh,

    In the marriage certificate, we have stated my wife’s name as her maiden name. However, in her aadhar and passport, she has stated my surname with her first name.

    There are circumstances where we have to produce ID proofs and marriage certificate. The two different names are causing issues.

    The SDM office cannot make changes/amendments to the marriage certificate.

    Please recommend a solution to this problem.

    Best Regards,
    Amrit

  697. My name- vishesh kumar gangwar in all documents, father’s name in all documents charm pal except b.tech. father’s name dharm pal gangwar , a notary affidavit sufficient for govt job.

  698. Hi Anirudh,

    My wife and i will be migrating overseas shortly, we are almost on the final stages of our documentation.

    However where we need your advise is wrt my wife’s name that shows differently in various educational, employment related documents.

    The only place its showing correct is the Passport & Marriage Certificate.

    Please advise if a simple name change procedure followed by news paper advert release would suffice OR we need to do the gazette publication as well?

    PS: We stay in Hyderabad

  699. MY QUERY:
    I got divorced from my husband on April 2017. My Husband was a Sikh and I am a Hindu. We have 8year old son whose custody is with me and father doesn’t have any visitation rights and no maintenance is paid by him. I want to change my Son’s name from Surjeet Singh to Amit Kumar.

    1. Please help me to know if I can change my son’s name without his biological father’s consent (as I mentioned he doesn’t have any visitation rights)?
    2. What is the legal procedure for change minor’s name? As I learn from Internet I need to make an affidavit and need to publish ad in 2 local dailies. Do I need to publish in Gazette of India Part- IV. for name change of a minor also ?
    Please help me clarify these queries.

  700. hello sir,
    You have replied to all the previous questions on a continued basis & for that I really appreciate your effort.

    My mother’s name in Birth certificate is “VASUNDHARA KUMARI SINHA” and it is her legal name.
    But in my 10th & 12th certificate her name is “VASUNDHARA DEVI”. It is creating problem for my passport.
    The passport officials have advised me to change my mothers name (from vasundhara kumari sinha to vasundhara Devi) as it is simple to do as compared to getting change in my certificates.
    If her name gets change then my birth certificate will contain her previous name.

    Do I need to change her name in my DOB certificate ???
    Because changing her name in MY DOB certificate will be a time taking job.

  701. In order to publish name change in Gazette of India,

    1) Can I submit name change affidavit which was issued 4 months back or is there any compulsion that affidavit must me issued within last 60 days?
    2) Also, does newspaper publication that we are required to submit needs to have notary officer name as well i.e. “sworn before Notary xyz”? The newspaper publication that I advertised earlier doesn’t have “sworn before Notary ….” line .

  702. Hi Anirudh,

    in my 10th and 12th certificate my name is indu kumari sahu but in my passport i want the name should be indu sahu. for that affidavit and clipings of 2 local news paper is required correct. so my doubt is if i am giving ad in news paper so which address do i need to mention permanent or current address.

    my current address is for bangalore and permanent address is for chhattisgarh. so if i am giving bangalore address can i made affidavit from chhattisgarh or vice versa. or the address and affidavit location shoud be shame?

    and how many copies are required of news paper for passport verification??

  703. Sir

    i am from Uttarakhand. I want to correct my father name in PAN card. They are asking for Public notification in official gazette. Please let me confirm where i should submit my above mentioned document in uttarakhand state or Department of publication new delhi directly. Please help me

  704. hi ,
    Dear sir,

    i dont know what is the procedure of name change i just know publish in gazette your name will change

    so i did not complete in further procedure like affidavit and newspaper publication . i directly fill online applicaton on gazette site

    so i want to know
    i have re complete all procedure or not it is

    if i dont complete all procedure my name change or not

    pls reply sir

  705. Hello Anirudh,
    Your article is very much informative and appreciate your efforts for replying to each comments.
    My wife name is Pawar Laxmi (before marriage) and nick name is Usha. Foeprgetfully i register her name in my army document aes Usha and it is can’t be change as Laxmi. Now they advise me to change name in civil documents due to ones register wife name can’t be change in Army documents. So please advise me how can i change her name as usha.
    Please

  706. Hi sir
    I want to know that if i change my name in all documents like aadhar card,pan card but i have some fixed deposits in bank and i am the nomine and my nomine name is the older one then what i need to do and for job affidevid will be vaild or not because name on my markhsheets is older one llease advice me.

  707. Hi,
    I am upendra.. process of name send me plz..
    1.affidavit completed
    2. Paper ad completed
    3. Send me gazetee detailes i am from andhra pradesh..
    D.d amount other documents required tel me..

  708. Hello sir,

    My name is Rahul I can change my name in10 n 12 cbse marksheet. Marksheet wrote a name Rahul mishra but I want Rahul Sharma tell me what I do….???

  709. Hi.
    May I know what is the current DD to be taken for name change in Gazette?
    Also for extra copies how much do they charge? can it be included in the one time DD?
    Also please confirm the current DD should be taken in the name of ?

    Please reply asap.

    Thank you

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