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How to get Name Changed

  • Upload Documents

    Upload all the documents on ezyLegal portal

  • Affidavit Drafting

    Lawyer drafts the Affidavit

  • Newspaper Advertisement

    Name Change Ad is published in the local newspaper

  • Gazette Application

    Application filing at the Gazette of India

  • Gazette Notification

    The changed name is published in the gazette

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Upload Documents

Upload all the documents on ezyLegal portal

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Affidavit Drafting

Lawyer drafts the Affidavit

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Newspaper Advertisement

Name Change Ad is published in the local newspaper

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Gazette Application

Application filing at the Gazette of India

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Gazette Notification

The changed name is published in the gazette

Documents Required for Name Change Affidavit

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    Proof of Identity

    Provide a valid government-issued ID such as a passport, driver's license, or Aadhar card.

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    Address Proof

    Submit a document verifying your current residential address, such as a utility bill, Aadhar card, or rental agreement.

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    Affidavit Form

    Complete our easy-to-fill Name Change Affidavit form, ensuring all details are accurate.

  • Passport-sized Photographs

    Include recent passport-sized photographs for documentation purposes.

  • Marriage Certificate/Divorce Decree (if applicable)

    For those changing their name post-marriage or after a divorce, include the relevant legal documents.

  • Newspaper Advertisement Draft

    Prepare a draft of the advertisement to be published in local newspapers, including the new and old names, address, and other essential details.

  • Gazette Notification Form (if required)

    If Gazette notification is needed, fill out the necessary form for submission.

Benefits of Name Change Affidavit

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    Legal Recognition

    A Name Change Affidavit provides legal recognition to the change in your name, ensuring that your new name is acknowledged and accepted by authorities.

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    Official Documentation

    It serves as an official document supporting your name change, which is crucial for updating various legal and official records.

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    Personal Identity

    The affidavit acts as a key document for establishing your new identity, helping you avoid confusion or discrepancies in personal and professional spheres.

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    Compliance with Legal Requirements

    Many official processes, such as updating identification documents and records, require a Name Change Affidavit to be legally compliant.

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    Addressing Errors

    If there are errors in your name on official documents or certificates, a Name Change Affidavit helps rectify and update the information accurately.

  • Smooth Transition

    Having a legally valid Name Change Affidavit ensures a smooth transition to your new name, preventing complications in various aspects of life.

  • Change in Marital Status

    For individuals changing their name post-marriage or after a divorce, the affidavit is a crucial step in reflecting the updated status.

  • Avoiding Legal Hassles

    With a Name Change Affidavit, you minimize the risk of legal complications and challenges related to your changed name

  • Facilitating Document Updates

    It simplifies the process of updating official documents such as passports, driver's licenses, and other identification papers.

  • Personal Choice

    Whether driven by personal choice, cultural reasons, or other considerations, a Name Change Affidavit empowers individuals to adopt the name they prefer.

Registration Process

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    Create a Name change Affidavit

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    Place an Advertisement in the Newspaper

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    Gazette Publication


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    Dedicated Lawyer Available

    60 Minutes of Talk time with the Lawyer for discussing requirements and changes in the application

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    Newspaper Advertisement

    Publication of Name Change Advertisement in the local newspaper

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    Name Change Confirmation

    Copy of the Gazette publication reflecting the changed name

Frequently asked Questions

Why would I need a Name Change Affidavit?


Name Change Affidavit is essential for legally adopting a new name due to marriage, divorce, personal preference, or other reasons. It acts as a legal document supporting the change.

What documents are required for the Name Change Affidavit process?


Essential documents include proof of identity, address proof, affidavit form, passport-sized photographs, and, if applicable, marriage certificate or divorce decree.

How does ezyLegal make the process easier for customers?


ezyLegal offers expert guidance and a transparent, time-saving process. We handle the complexities, ensuring a smooth and error-free experience.

Is Gazette notification necessary for a name change?


While not mandatory for all documents, some authorities may require Gazette notification. ezyLegal assists with this process if needed.

Can ezyLegal assist with changing the name on official documents like passports and driver's licenses?


Yes, our service covers the entire name change process, including updating official documents like passports and driver’s licenses.

What is the timeframe for completing the Name Change Affidavit process?


The timeframe varies, but ezyLegal ensures a prompt process. We guide you on the fastest way to get your name change done.

What if there are errors in the newspaper publication for the name change?


Accuracy is crucial. We recommend double-checking the content before publication to avoid any issues. Minor mistakes can impact the entire procedure.

How can I download the Gazette copy after the notification process?


The Gazette can be downloaded from after the notification process is completed.

Is the affidavit of name change application mandatory for applying for Gazette notification?


Yes, creating the Affidavit of Name Change application in Delhi is mandatory for applying for Gazette notification, followed by newspaper publication.

Where is the official Government Gazette office located in India?


The official Government Gazette office is in Delhi, situated at Civil Lines, Delhi 110054.

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