Tips/Guidelines for "Change of Name" in 'Official Gazette of India'

SachinOnTop

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Tips/Guidelines for "Change of Name" in 'Official Gazette of India'


1)
Advertise the change of name in local leading newspaper (better get it done in 2 newspapers)

For this, be ready with an affidavit (on Rs.10 stamp paper and attested by Notary) stating the reason of name change while mentioning old name and residential address and father/husband name, etc.; and then mentioning the new name and residential address and father/husband name, etc.!!

Get in touch with newspaper advertising agencies and get it published. Buy 10-15 copies of each newspapers for future references!!

Tear up whole page (date & name of paper should be clearly visible) from newspaper and highlight your publication/announcement.


2)
Make another affidavit (on Rs.10 stamp paper and attested by Notary) with full details of father/husband name, residential address, etc.


3)
Two passport sized photopgraphs. Paste them on an A4 paper, get them attested by Notary.


4)
One declaration to be made in duplicate (2 copies, to be precise!) as per the specimen provided by the Deptt. of Publication, New Delhi.


5)
Both copies of declarations are to be signed by 2 witnesses as well...!!


6)
Printing charges for publication of name change is Rs. 700 for person residing in India. For those who are residing abroad, it is Rs. 2300 (including Air-Mail charges!!) Make a Demand Draft for the same.


7)
With this, you'll get ONE copy of gazette. And one can also get (max) 2 extra copies of Gazette by adding up Rs. 35 for each in the Demand Draft.
Send a single draft of Rs. 770 or Rs. 2370, as the case may be.


8 )
NONE OF YOUR DOCUMENT WILL BE RETURNED... BE IT ORIGINAL / PHOTOCOPIED / ELSE...!!!!!


9)
You can go in person, or send it thru Registered Post. Visiting hours are 10AM-1PM & 2PM-3PM on any working day. Saturdays are offdays!


10)
You'll not get any acknowledgement/confirmation of receipt, etc. immediately. One is expected to call up to them after 12-15 days to ask for status and acknowledgement!
You'll have to give the reference of your old & new names only... coz you won't be having any other thing to ease up the matter!


11)
If all goes well, they will send you 3 copies of Gazette thru post!


12)
Now, wherever you need to attach a "Change of Name" declaration... just attach the Notary Attested copy of Gazette... and you're done! :)

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And this is not a copy-paste stuff... hence, no "Source"... just typed all I experienced so far...! :)
 

ToughGuy

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That's quite informative Sachin, good job buddy i am sure this will surely prove quite helpful for people looking to change their name.
 

SachinOnTop

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Thanks TG.

One has go through this arduous process even if it's not for a complete change of name and only a small editing in it!

For example, Sanjiv want to change his name to Sanjeev... or Rajat want to change it to Rajjat... they'll have to go through all of this! And also for change of name after marriage!! :eek:
 
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cheguevara

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This is bloody good SOTji...

Brilliant effort...

And me & my wife have decided not to get her name changed !!! to save us from all these hassles :)
 

SachinOnTop

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Thanks Nishant.

I hope you got your marriage registered as well.
I'm yet to do it, and this process is one of the a prerequisite for that! :mad:

I'll also try to document the process of getting marriage registered as well.
 
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cheguevara

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Thanks Nishant.

I hope you got your marriage registered as well.
I'm yet to do it, and this process is one of the a prerequisite for that! :mad:

I'll also try to document the process of getting marriage registered as well.
Getting our marriage registered was a pre-requisite to get a visa for my wife...so did that within days of getting married...

Paid 10K bribe and got it done in 2 days from Gurgaon !!!

BTW in Gurgaon getting the wife's name changed isnt a pre-requisite for the Marriage Registration...
 

pushkark

Active Member
Thanks Nishant.

I hope you got your marriage registered as well.
I'm yet to do it, and this process is one of the a prerequisite for that! :mad:

I'll also try to document the process of getting marriage registered as well.
why do you have to get the name changed for registering the marriage??
At least this is not the case in Maharashtra.
 
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cheguevara

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Just read this on Rediff:

Meanwhile, if you plan to get married, get it registered. The government will bring in a bill in Parliament's Budget Session to make registration of marriages compulsory under a law for mandatory recording of births and deaths, notwithstanding one's religious affiliation, thereby providing legal protection especially in cases of inter-religious matrimony.


The Union Cabinet today also approved introduction of the Anand Marriage Act, 1909 to provide for registration of marriages of Sikhs, fulfilling a long standing demand of the community.
 

SachinOnTop

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Getting our marriage registered was a pre-requisite to get a visa for my wife...so did that within days of getting married...

Paid 10K bribe and got it done in 2 days from Gurgaon !!!

BTW in Gurgaon getting the wife's name changed isnt a pre-requisite for the Marriage Registration...
why do you have to get the name changed for registering the marriage??
At least this is not the case in Maharashtra.
Change in name of a woman after marriage & before regn. of marriage is not at all compulsory in any State.


And thanks Nishant for mentioning about the upcoming regulation of making marriage regn as compulsory.

I hope now my thread will serve some purpose for those who want to make any tweakings to names! :grin:
 
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