A person’s name might be changed for various reasons – for marriage, good fortune, a change in spelling or a new identity. Changing one’s name is time-consuming and involves several administrative requirements. However, we at Takelegal.in are ready to handle all the paperwork and files for your name change, allowing you to avoid the hassle.
Upon receiving your request for our Name Change service through the form on this page, one of our representatives will contact you for further information within 24 hours of request receipt and run you through the process in brief.
Takelegal.in’s representative will make a detailed affidavit for changing your name and present it to the relevant notary. Here, the affidavit will have to provide the exact cause for altering your name, which the representative will understand from you during the first stage of the process. Our representative will ensure the affidavit is ready and printed, after which 2 (two) witnesses must also sign the affidavit. While the process differs for government employees, married women and overseas Indian citizens, our representative will help you every step of the way.
Takelegal.in’s representative will assist you in getting your name change declaration published in 2 (two) local newspapers. We will also help you get your name change declaration published in the relevant state’s official gazette.
In this last step, we will assist you in transmitting the following documents to the Secretary of Commerce & Transport.
Changing of name requires many documents to be presented at various stages, and thus Takelegal.in advises you to submit to us the following documents at the earliest and we will ensure that your documentation is complete at every stage:
In India, there are many reasons for a name change. These reasons range from marriage and divorce to religious beliefs, changes in spelling and personal preferences.
Yes. It is legal to change one’s name.
No, one may change their name by submitting an affidavit and following the prescribed processes.
After changing your name, you must also alter your name on official papers such as the passport, PAN card, driving license, and ration card. Copies of the name-change affidavit, newspaper publications, and Gazette notices are sufficient to modify these papers. Takelegal.in can help you affect these changes and take the burden on your behalf.
Yes, 2 (two) witnesses must sign the name change affidavit.
Yes, changing an infant’s name is the same as changing an adult’s name. However, the fees charged by the governmental agencies may differ.