A format for name change affidavit is given below and necessary procedures:
Before the Judicial Magistrate, Court Name
I Mr. ……………………….. S/o ………………………………… aged about ____________ yrs, residing at………………………………. ,do hereby solemnly affirm and state:
That my recorded name in school and college is ______________(YOURNAME), but I myself popularly known as _________________(New name).That after the completion of my studies I want to start a business in IT Sector. From the numerology point of view; I came to a conclusion that the business in my nickname as in the name of NICKNAME will helpful for my endeavours.That by virtue of this affidavit, I changed my name from YOURNAME (old name) to CHOSENNAME (new name) and henceforth I shall be known as the CHOSENNAME (new name) for all purposes.That the facts stated above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Certified that the above named deponent being identified by ______________( ADVOCATE NAME), do hereby solemnly affirm his knowledge and belief.
Notary Public, City Name
Publication in the Newspaper
The next step is to publish an advertisement in two newspapers- one in the official vernacular language and the other in English.
This is done to publically declare the change in the name so that if a conflict arises later, you have an official declaration of your name change.
Preserve the copies of the newspapers very carefully as well its scanned copies.
A sample copy of the format is as follows:
I, Mr./Mrs.____________ (old name) have changed my name from __________________ (old name) to ______________ (new name) by an affidavit sworn before the Notary Public, ______________ (place) on _________ (date). Henceforth, I shall be known as _________________ (New Name) for all the purposes.
______ (Name) and ________ (Complete Postal Address).
Notifying in the Gazette
The next step is to get your name published in the State/ national gazette.
Go to the department that looks after the Gazette publication, the Government Press, in most of the cases.Fill the “Deed changing surname Form” and fill it very carefully following all the instructions mentioned onThe name changing notification will then be published in the Gazette and you’ll receive its copies in the mentioned address in the Deed Form.
With this, the name change procedure gets officially completed.
The documents required for Name change in gazette for Major / Minor:
For Major / Adults (Mandatory Documents)
ID Proof : Pan card or Passport or Driving Licence or Aadhar Card or Voters IdAddress proof : Ration Card or Aadhar Card or Electricity Bill
Photo : One Passport Size PhotoApplication Form : Duly Signed Application Form with all details & reason for Name change
Marriage certificate ( if Any for Female after Marriage)
Affidavit ( If Any Made for any reasons like Adoptions etc.)
Divorce papers (In case of Divorce) etc.
For Minor below 18 years (Mandatory Documents)
ID Proof: Aadhar card or School ID or Aadhar Card
Address Proof: Ration card or Aadhar Card
Age Proof: Birth Certificate or School LC or Bonafide
Photo: One Passport Size Photo
Application Form : Duly Signed By Minor if possible and parents or Guardians
Getting official documents changed
After you have successfully changed your name, you will have to update you official official documents (e.g.-Passport, PAN Card, Driving License, and Ration Card)
The good news is that your copies of the affidavit, Newspaper publication and the Gazette notification are enough to get these documents changed.
For changes in Passport, you need to fill the following form:For changes in the PAN card, you need to fill the following form:For changes in the Bank Accounts:
Copy of the affidavit and the gazette notification is needed.