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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 Passport Name Change

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    Original Passport

    A valid passport containing the current details.

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    Self-Attested Copies

    Copies of the first and last two pages of the original passport.

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    Emigration Check Required (ECR) and non-ECR Pages

    Copy of the ECR and non-ECR pages, if applicable.

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    Validity Extension Page

    Self-attested copy, if applicable.

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    Page of Observation

    Self-attested copy, if applicable.

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    Reason-Specific Documents

    Depending on the reason for the name change (e.g., adoption, spelling errors, gender change, religion change, etc.), additional supporting documents may be required.

Benefits of Passport Name Change

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    Global Recognition

    Ensure your passport aligns with your current legal name, enhancing your global recognition and facilitating seamless travel.

  • Legal Enforcement

    Legal Compliance

    Stay in accordance with legal requirements, ensuring your passport reflects the accurate and updated information as per your preference or life events.

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    Professional and Personal Alignment

    Reflect your updated name on official documents, fostering consistency and alignment in both professional and personal spheres.

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    Avoid Documentation Hassles

    Streamline future documentation processes by ensuring that your passport name aligns with your current legal identity, reducing potential hurdles in various applications.

  • International Protection

    Smooth International Travel

    Facilitate hassle-free international travel by presenting a passport that accurately reflects your current legal name, reducing the likelihood of complications at borders.

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    Personal Empowerment

    Embrace personal empowerment by asserting control over your identity, ensuring your official documents truly represent who you are.

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    Avoid Legal Complications

    Minimize the risk of legal complications by maintaining consistency in your official documentation, preventing any discrepancies that might lead to legal challenges.

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    Efficiency and Convenience

    Enjoy an efficient and convenient passport name change process with ezyLegal, reducing the administrative burden and saving valuable time.

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

How long does the passport name change process take?


If you’ve applied for a normal passport, the process typically takes around 25-30 days. For a Tatkal passport, it can be expedited, taking approximately 2-7 days.

Are there different categories of passports, and how does it affect the name change process?


Yes, passports are categorized as ECR (Emigration Check Required) and Non-ECR. The documents required may vary based on these categories.

What documents are required for a passport name change?


The necessary documents include the original passport, self-attested copies, marriage certificate or equivalent affidavit (if applicable), and other supporting documents based on the reason for the name change.

Is it legal to change my name in India?


Yes, changing your name in India is entirely legal. The process involves creating an affidavit that specifies the reason for the change and other relevant details.

Why is an affidavit essential for the name change process?


The affidavit for name change is a crucial document, containing information such as the reason for the change, the old and new names, and applicant details. It plays a vital role in the overall process.

How can I publish my name change in newspapers?


After creating an affidavit, the next step involves publishing your name change as an advertisement in two local newspapers, one in the regional language and another in English.

Can I change my child's name on their passport?


Yes, the process for a minor’s name change involves specific requirements, including a newspaper advertisement. We can guide you through the necessary steps.

What if there's an error in the newspaper advertisement for name change?


Accuracy is crucial. Before publishing, cross-check all details in the advertisement. Even minor mistakes can impact the overall procedure.

Where is the Central Gazette office located, and what is the official address?


The Central Gazette office is situated in North Delhi at the Department of Publication, Civil Lines, Delhi-110054.

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  • Vivek Gupta

    ezyLegal provided a comprehensive service for my passport name change. They took care of everything, from the affidavit to the Gazette notification, ensuring the process was seamless. Their attention to detail was impressive.
  • Kavita Mehra

    Changing my name on the passport seemed daunting, but ezyLegal made it a stress-free experience. Their step-by-step approach and constant support were fantastic. I felt reassured knowing I was in good hands.
  • Arjun Patel

    From the initial consultation to the final step of getting my new passport, ezyLegal maintained complete transparency. They explained the process clearly, and there were no hidden charges or unexpected delays. Highly recommend their service.
  • Ananya Iyer

    ezyLegal’s team provided exceptional guidance throughout my passport name change process. They were professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer my queries. Thanks to them, everything was completed without any hiccups.
  • Rohit Sharma

    I urgently needed to get my passport name changed, and ezyLegal made the entire process smooth and hassle-free. They handled all the paperwork and kept me informed at every step. Their efficient service saved me a lot of time and stress.

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