Procedure for Change in Name

Procedure for Change in Name – in official gazette -

You will need to fill up a form which is available free of cost at the Government Press of your city.

You need to fill in the details as required – like your old name, new name, old signature, new signature and address.

No documents are required to be submitted along with the form.

Charges:

Charges for change of name in the Maharashtra Government Gazette:

  • Rs 120 per insertion (for two copies of the Gazette)
  • For backward class applicants: Rs 60
  • Charges for extra copy of the Gazette: Rs 12 per copy

Cash is accepted at the Government Press though you have option of paying through Cheque/DD.

Backward class applicants are required to submit a Xerox copy of caste certificate of old name as issued by the Collector of the District concerned.

Once the form is duly submitted, it normally takes a month for publication of advertisement in the Maharashtra Government Gazette. The Gazette copy is sent to the address given on the form.

Address:

Government Photozinco Press Premises and Book Depot,
5, Photozinco Press road, Photozinco Press premises,
Pune-411001

IMP. NOTE

1. You normally cannot change name in the old certificates which bear your old name. A copy of the gazette reflecting your name change can be handed over with the old certificate.

2. In case you changed your name using gazette and now want to revert to your old name, a gazette publication will be required.

3. The procedure for name change above is from what is practised in Maharashtra. Different regions may have certain additional requirements like affidavits, etc. Check with the government press for more information.

4. After name change, to change the name in passport, a copy of the gazette publication will be required. Check with the passport office for any additional documents to be submitted.

5. For error in the spelling of your name appearing in the certificates, gazette notification is not required.

6. For changes / correction in PAN card, please follow the instructions at https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/correction.html

DISCLAIMER: This procedure may vary from place to place. Kindly recheck the procedure of your place. This procedure is as applicable in Pune, Ahmednagar, etc.

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436 comments on “Procedure for Change in Name

  1. Hi,

    Can you please guide where can i get the Name change form? Is it available on line? sothat i can take a printout and submit the same.

  2. @prashant

    I have given the address of Pune city for the form. For other places, you will need to visit the Government photozinco press of your city. If havent come across online form for the same.

    • Dear Mr. Akshay Gandhi,

      My name is Charan Arya and I am resident of Pune.

      I seek your kind help to get relief from a severe mental trauma which I am undergoing at the moment. The matter is such that I am a Hindu Punjabi who had married a Christian woman. In due course, due to personal indifferences we got legally divorced through the Pune Family Court 10 years ago. We have been blessed with one male child who has recently attained the age of 18 and all these years though his mother had got his legal custody he still continued to bear my HIndu name and surname . His birth certificate, school record, HSC Certificate and all other documents bear my name and surname as Arya. But now due to his mother’s instigation he wants to change his religion to Christianity and also discard my name and surname and adopt a Christian name and surname. I have been earnestly urging him not to do this and that he is free to follow any religion, but not to change his existing Hindu name and surname Arya, to any other christian name. But sorry to say that he is very adamant and is not willing to agree. He is my only child and if he changes him name from Arya to any other name, then my family name (Vansh) will come to an end due this act of his, since, no one else in my family has any male child, as he is the only one.

      I am undergoing a severe mental trauma and an emotional breakdown due to this problem Please let me know if there is any provision under the Indian law judiciary where my right as his father can be protected and prohibit him from changing his name and surname from Varun Arya to any other name. I would like to reiterate that he is free to follow any religion, but I do not want him to change his name and surname and continue with my name and surname.

      Please help me and advice me in this matter and please keep this communication confidential. I will be very grateful if you can kindly send your reply to my mail id: charanarya36@yahoo.in OR charanvikas5@gmail.com

      I shall be very grateful for your kind help and advice to this father who does not want to lose his only son.

      Yours sincerely,
      Charan Arya

    • Afternoon sir !

      I am from UP.I have changed my from Kariya to deepak. I want to know that If I face any problem in getting the job (Pvt or Govt) ?. Please guide on this.

      Thanks !!

      Regards,
      Verma

  3. HI Akshay,

    Hope you are doing well.

    I ‘d like to know the time duration taken for change name after submission of the application.

    It will be great if you can tell me.

  4. @vaibhav

    Once u submit ur application, it will be published in the next gazatte publication. So it takes max. 30-35 days for the name change to appear.

  5. Hi I want to change my name. and am pursing BBA and i did my schooling from upboard in 2005, and I belong to Lucknow, Uttar pradesh. please tell me what is the procedure for changing my name. You can mail me at kantsam@aol.in
    Thinks you.

  6. @samuel

    You will need to make an application in the state where you were born. I am not sure about the procedure in Uttar Pradesh. You can visit the Government Press of your city and find out about it.

  7. hi akshay,

    i am living in nashik. i want to change my name.
    but i dont know govt press in nashik. if u know pls give me address of it.

    can i submit the application to govt. press, pune office to change my name?

  8. hi,
    i want to change my name and i want to know the name of the govt press of bangalore .could you please let me know …
    thank you.

  9. Hi,

    My school certificates, my engineering certificates have different spellings so i want to change my name spellings in them. Also my original name is quite long which i want to make short. I know i have to do a official gazette.
    My concern is that will this create problems for my abroad travel as i will have different name on my certificate.
    please can anyone answer my query. Thanks.

  10. Hi,

    Does this need to be done in person? Currently I am residing outside India but I was born in Mumbai hence will ask someone to do in Mumbai but cant this be done without me being there?

  11. @AshKat

    You are not required to appear before any authority. So your old and new signature on the form is the only requisite you need to comply with. It can be done by someone on your behalf provided you have signed the form.

  12. Hi ,

    Can i keep the old existing name after i change the name in the gazette … or is there any kind of prob for the same …n secondly would appreciate if u can help me with the add of the govt press in mumbai …. thnx :)

  13. @jayy

    You can unofficially keep your old name but for official purpose use your changed name only. By using two names, you can create lot of confusion for others and yourself as well.

    Government press is located near Charni Road station in Mumbai.

  14. hi,

    my name is kumar anand. all my certificates are also in this name. however my name is anand and my father’s name is kumar. what is the procedure to reverse the name back to anand kumar? do i have to change it in my certificates also? or will a legal document hold good sayin both the names are the same?
    thanks, anand

  15. Hi,
    I do not have any surname in all my official records. My official name is Ashish Kumar. However, my surname is ‘Chaudhry’ which is not in my records. My son was born two years back and his birth certificate contains only is first name “Mukul”. In the space for father’s name in the birth certificate, it is written as “Ashish Kumar”. I want to add the surname to my son’s name to appear as Mukul Chaudhry. Is it possible through publication in official gazette and I hope there won’t be any problem when I apply for my son’s passport?

  16. @Ashish

    You can change the name of your son to Mukul Ashishkumar Chaudhry by publication in official gazette.

    However, passport authorities may see the difference in the name as a discrepancy which you may be able to sort out with the help of an affidavit (for exact remedy, you will need to visit the passport office and find out the details).

    Another option would be to change your name before changing your son’s through publication but then you will require to change your name in many records.

  17. Hi Akshay, I am from Mumbai. Can you tell me where in mumbai do I get this form. Because i face lot of trouble in applying for anything. My Birth Certificate name is Joshua Vineeth Vincent. But I have to change from that to Joshua Vincent, where Joshua is my name and Vincent is my dad’s name. As we donot use surname because an Anglo Indian do use it.

    Anyways where do I get that form please reply me to my mail id.

    Awaiting for your early response.

    Thanking you.
    Joshua.

  18. I am an Indian national working in San Diego, CA, US on H1B and my green card is being processed by my employer. My son’s passport is being expired on July 10th, 2009. I wanted his passport to be renewed. (he is 9 year old)

    I am thinking of changing my son’s name’s spelling. In that case I guess, it would be considered as name change.

    I have couple of queries regarding this issue.

    1. Can you please let me know what is the procedure for name change for Indians in US?

    2. While applying for passport renewal what are the documents we need to attach regarding name change?

  19. hi,
    i need a contact n.o of goverment press where name is change and what all documents i need to submit for minor is passport is vaild there is problem with my ration card plz rely fast its urgent and tell me one more thing that how much time it takes for the produre if i pay 120.rs. and if i pay 650 for tatkal whats that time frim for it.

  20. Hi,
    I want to change the name of my daughter. She is 1 and half years old. I want to change her first name and surname. Will I also have to chagne the name in the birth certificate? What is the procedure and where will I get the form from?

  21. @geeta

    The form is available in government press.

    Once the change in name is reflected in the official gazette, old birth certificate can be corrected by providing the department with a copy of the gazette, affidavit and an application. If that is not possible, you will have to provide a copy of the gazette with the old birth certificate.

  22. Hi,

    Please let me know if my wife will have to register change of name in the Gazette office, though we have registered our marriage?

    Her first name is the same, save for her middle and last name, which shall be my name and surname respectively.

    Thank you,
    Regards,

    Vishal Jadhav

  23. @vishal

    There is no need for change in your wife’s name through official gazette.

    You can simply attach the details of your marriage registration and get her name changed on relevant documents.

  24. Sir

    My sisterinlaw had done second marriage,she has daughter form first husband,
    and daughter has first huband name in his school certificate so she want to change the name of his daughter so what is the procedure for that and she staying in jalgaon so she can changes her name there only ro else she come mumbai to do the procedure.

    kindly reply.

    Thanking you,

    Nilakshi

  25. @nilakshi patil

    The procedure can be done in Jalgaon itself. However, you will need to obtain the necessary form. I am not aware if the same is available in Jalgaon or whether you will require to obtain the form from Nagpur / Pune or other place.

    Once you fill up the form and pay requisite fees and send it to the government press, procedure will be complete.

  26. Hi Aksahy,

    i am living in pune Hadpsar Area. i want to change the name of my son who is born in Belguam ( Karnataka District).

    kindly advise for the same

  27. Hi Akshay,

    Is there any way or website wherein we can check the status of our request for name change ? If you know something related to that pls let me know.

    Thanks,
    Shankar

    • Hi Akshay
      I am staying in Dubai and my name is spelled as Rudal Armugam Challia and i need to change to Rudolph Armugam Chellaya, also i have to change for my wife and my son all 3 are in Dubai, please advise whether we all 3 have to go to Charni road personally or my Dad can visit and get the form for me have it sent to me, i sign it back send to him and he can submit on my behalf, what should be done please help me, also after i get the gazzette copy can i submit to the indian consulate in Dubai so that i can apply for the new passport as per changed name will this be enough., please help me buddy
      thanks

      • Boss, be aware of the immigration rule of india & UAE, the Visa would be in one name if you have to change the Name in your visa its as good as going for new visa and your employer has to apply for the same and Your family too have visa’s their visa too has to be changed.

  28. @Rudal

    Your dad can visit and get the form and send it to you. You can fill it up and send it back.

    For changing the name in passport, I believe you will have to apply for it in India.

  29. Hi Akshay
    I am highly impressed with your quick reply, can u suggest me for this .. here in Dubai Indian consulate requires me to give an name change add in Mumbai and Dubai and get both the paper cut outs to consulate and then fill form to get the name changed in PP which is basically mentioned in the “Observations page” of PP, i was wondering that Govt gazzette will help me as it is almost like personally giving an add in newspaper give me ur comments, also lastly advise me if my dad has to travel all the way from Borivali to Charni road, any other way to get the form., i will wait for yet another quickie from you
    cheers
    Rudal

    Cheers

    Rudal

  30. @Rudal

    Since their requirement is to advt in the newspapers, you should advertise. Free Press Journal and Navshakti are newspapers which are reasonable. Gazette is a govt. publication and is different from newspaper.

    I am not aware if the form is available at any other place in Mumbai.

  31. Hi!!

    Akshay

    i finished updating my name change on the newspaper, need to apply for the gazette once i do will i be able to get it updated in like 2 days..? if yes pls provide me with details..
    your help is appreciated..

    thanks
    Aryan

    • Hi Aryan

      Please advise me how have you got the newspaper work done,and what were the charges and procedure, i would be thankful if you could answer me as i am stayin in dubai and would be coming to mumbai for short vacation by this weekend
      Awaiting your reply
      Cheers
      Rudal

  32. Hi Akshay,

    I have got the affidavit for my name change and published this in 2 newspapers.
    I have to publish this information in Govt. gazette but unable to find any office for the same. I contacted few lawyers for the same but they also do not have any information regarding this.

    I live in Meerut (Uttar pradesh).
    Do you have any information on how to get the govt. gazette name change form in meerut/UP or any online form link for the same. I am searching from past 10 days but unable to get any info for the same.

    Any help is highly appreciated.

  33. hi,
    my name is shailesh kumar,i want to change the name completely…or want to keep kabir vaidya…can it b possible..help me in this regard plz..

  34. Hi Akshay,

    I stay in Tamil Nadu and i want to change my name from Dhivya Sony to S.Dhivya.I am unmarried doing my final year pg.I have got the for.In the colum reason for change can we say any reasonin my case it is to remove my first name and to add the initial “S’.Since i am not from chennai can i simply take DD and send tis form along with it.How long will it take?And what will they do after receiving my form?Pls reply.thanx in advance.

  35. @divya

    You can state the real reason for change in name. I am not sure about the procedure followed in Tamil Nadu. However, after you submit your form with DD, it is checked and then published in the Government Gazette. Once published, you can start using your new name. It normally takes a maximum of 30 days in Maharashtra.

  36. i need the address or contact number of government press in delhi as i am planning to change my name.i have tried hard but couldnt get it..kindly help me

  37. Hi Akshay,
    I am staying in bihar. I have changed my name from VIVEK TO VIVEK KUMAR by an affidavit and publishing it in two local news paper. This is the standard procedure in my state for name change. But when i applied for name change in Director identification number and PAN card they are insisting on gazette notification. However my state doesn’t notify it in gazette . My Question is that can i get it published in other state gazette like maharashtra,new delhi etc.If so what is the procedure.
    Thanks and Regards,
    Vivek Kumar

  38. @Vivek

    Since you are residing in Bihar and assuming that you are carrying out business in the same state, question for publishing the name change in gazette publication of other state does not arise. I am not aware of the procedure followed in Bihar.

    However, considering your problem, I feel you are right in getting it published in another state and then producing it for name change in DIN and PAN card.

    • Dear Akshay,
      Thanks for your reply. it will be very kind of you if you can tell me in the address field of the form can i fill my hometown address or should i give any local address.
      Thanks and Regards,
      Vivek

  39. I want to change my wife’s name from Heera to Heeral. We have registered the maraige in mumbai and the certificate has name Heera. I have follwoing Q.
    1. To create ration card and passport do I have to do the Name change procedure for her?
    2. I reside in Navi mumbai (kharghar) where can I apply for this mumbai or navi mumnai?

  40. @Rahul

    It wont affect your investments.

    @Jagdish

    For obtaining a ration card in new name and changing name in passport, you will require to follow the name change procedure.

    In Mumbai, AFAIK you can obtain the necessary form from Government Press on Charni Road.

  41. Akshay
    Hats off to you…probably u r among a few to have covered this topic so well.

    For changing surname of Minor – 5 yr old in my case, which is correct procedure (help me with sequence pls – or can these be done in parallel ?)

    a) Gazette insertion
    b) Newspaper advertisement
    c) Affidavit.

    • Hi Akshay,
      Have been going through all the blogs. Got confused… I stay at Mumbai(Bhandup). And I need to add surname to my, wife and kids names. I have understood the filling up form at Charni road Gazette office. But post this do I need to put advertisement in paper and also file for affidavit? Only Getting the Gazette insertion is not sufficient?

  42. kudos to you..
    have been wondering whether i will need to change my name from Dr Nidhi Narendra Garg(maiden) to Dr Nidhi Garg Chavan(post marriage) for the last 8 months but have been procrastinating. Thanks to you I no longer need to worry about taking a leave and going all the way to Charni Road(btw i stay in bbay) to get my name changed.
    good work man.. u have saved me n a lotta people a hell lot of trouble

  43. sir my name is honey jain sir i am 12th pass student i want to change my name for all purpose specially in acedemic purpose so give me necessary knowledge about it as soon as possible

  44. Hi,

    I am leaving in Chennai.

    I want to change my daughter name in the birth certificate and she is 3 year old.
    What is the process in Tamil Nadu

    Ram

  45. Hi,

    I recently changed my name.Now when i went to apply for the paaport thorough the agent he asked me to get the passport in my old name as it would create lot of problems in future while going to US or rather to abroad.

    Now i am in a dilemma what to do?He said he can get me the passport in my new name also but need to face all the consequences.could you pls tell me what i need to do now?when there is a law for name change there should be also the rules for new name applicable for passport i guess..I reside in Tamilnadu.

    Pls help me…….

  46. dear akshay i am honey jain live in delhi . i want to change my name for all purpose i am 12th pass student i also know the goverment press
    where i get application form .. actually i want to know that if my change name is gazette by goverment press so can i take admiision colllege with my new name gazette certificate
    sir please give necessary queries about it
    i am waiting
    sir you can also give your reply on my id
    hardyankitjain@gmail.com

  47. I have changed my full name (first, middle and last) post marriage and now have my new passport with name change. I know I will have to change it on PAN card.

    The question I have is, will it effect my investments? Do I need to change the name on my bank accounts, mutual funds etc?

      • Hi,
        I am married and my wife has passport in her old name(she changed her name after marriage with out any formalities) Mamata Ullal to Mamatha G Raj, now she has bank accounts in new name but with out listed procedure in above blogs, will it create problem in future?

  48. how can i change my son’s birth certificate.he is 3 an half yrs old.wats the procedure pls tell me n how many days it take n how much i have to pay.we stay in hyd

      • Hiee akshay this is varsha im doing sybiotech from university of pune i have changed my surname in colege records i had gazzete also i done all the procedure bt i have to change my surname in university records im in sy can u please help by tlng me the procedure so i can use use my new surname for further studys.

  49. I had got my name changed after marriage through gazette notification. now i am a divorcee but using the same name. just today i read a court verdict that a divorcee cannot use the married name anymore. is it compulsory to change the name back since it has been changed through a gazette notification?. I am not using the middle name (ex-husband’s name ).
    please reply

    • @mrudula

      You should not use your husband’s last name as well. The verdict was from a different point of view since the person in that matter was misusing the married name after divorce.

      It is recommended that you get your name changed through a gazette notification.

  50. Hi,

    I had a huge concern regarding name change procedure esp in regard to academic certificates
    Would I be able to have your mail id instead of elaborating here?

    • @Spoorthi

      You can safely post your comments here. Generally institutions do not change the certificates. Instead you will need to attach gazette publication reflecting your changed name alongwith the certificate bearing your old name .

  51. @G Raj

    To obtain a passport in your wife’s post marriage name (as also for ration card), only gazette publication will not help. You will also require marriage certificate to back it up.

    Banks generally do not insist on proof for change of name. Though nothing prohibits holding of passport in old name, it may sometimes create issue for visa.

  52. Hi

    I have few questions about change in name post marriage. I am getting married shortly and my would be wife wants to change her first name after marriage. She will be using my name as middle name and surname. My qns are as follows

    1. Is it necessary to change first name before marriage by giving notice in official gazette and publishing in news paper?

    2. Can the name in marriage certificate be directly ‘New name and my name & surname’ without any change in first name procedure like publishing in gazette?

    I am asking this from point of view of her passport & visa. She already has a passport. I want to apply for her visa with “new name – my name – my surname” hence the change in passport for “new name – my name – my surname” post marriage.

    Regards

  53. I have been separated from my husband and about to divorce in a couple of months legally and have to revert my present name to earlier maiden name in the gazette and also the same on my driving license in Mumbai. Please reply.

  54. hello Akshay,

    My birth certificate doesn’t contain my name on it, it jst states ” daughter of Mr, ….” , it does contain my DOB n place of birth.

    wht m i required to get my name on birth certificate? shd i follow d above mentioned procedure?

    thanks!

  55. I am from Kanpur in U.P.I wish to change my children’s name.Other formalities have been completed but i am still wandering around to know the govt press in Lucknow where Gazette notification is done.Please help me.

  56. Hello Akshay,
    My fiancee is from Chennai and his election card and passport, which has expired, both have different names. is it possible to correct his name in Maharashtra? I was told to go to the Gazette office in Charni Road.
    Also since his parents have permanently shifted to Bangalore, there are no documents with the chennai address.
    Could you please tell me what can be done? We need this really urgently.

    Thanks

  57. Hi Akshay,
    I did ask you a question two days ago, but i cannot find it in the list above.

    My fiancee is originally from chennai and does not have anything other than his passport (which has expired) and his election card (name is wrong) as an address proof. We need this to submit it at the marriage court. I have filled in a government gazette form for my fiancee’s name change (correction), however i put in his mumbai rental address as his correspondence address and am a bit worried.

    Do i need to put in the same Chennai address that is on his election card? The problem is his entire family has moved to Bangalore and he does not have anything, to furnish as resedential proof.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  58. Hi,
    i want to know that, in my all educational document my father’s name wrongly written and in my passport my father’s name is correct , so when applying for visa there is a contradiction in my father’s name i.e. in my passport and in my educational document so how to overcome from this problem pls. advise me fast

    Thank u

  59. Hello Sir,

    I just want to know that, my old name was Bachu
    which i have changed Rajesh now Again I want to change my name Old name Bachu.

    what is the procedure is there any problem to change again old name.

    Bachu Mahaliya

      • Sir my sir name is bathla but i wrote batla from 10th itself , therefore every documnent contains the same batla but i want it back to bathla , what is the procedure
        I am an undergraduate so do i have to do same procedure or can get my marksheets of 10 th 12th coreected & then passport & tyhen university to solve it.

        Please reply

  60. hi akshay
    i m living in dubai, my daughter(2.5 yrs old) is having two initials like, m.d, m stands for my FIL, now i dont wanted it to continue. how can i change it in dubai? press notification is compulsory for a minor…..???

  61. Hi,

    I want to change my name. i got married on 5th March, 2010 at Chennai and have a Marriage Certificate issue from Chennai. I completed my school education from Jharkhand and college from Pune.

    Can you please suggest me from which State i have to apply for name change, Maharashtra, Jharkhand or Chennai?

  62. Hi,

    I want to change my name. i got married on 5th March, 2010 at Chennai and have a Marriage Certificate issue from Chennai. I completed my school education from Jharkhand and college from Pune.

    Can you please suggest me from which State i have to apply for name change, Maharashtra, Jharkhand or Chennai?

  63. Hi

    I am from Kerala, I am 24, unmarried, and I wish to change my name. I want my new name to appear in all my certificates, my passport, my drivers’ license, my PAN card, my voter’s ID etc. Please tell me the exact procedures of how to get it done, how long it will take, and what the charges will be. I wish to change it by November 2010.
    Thank you so much.

    Sreedevi

    • @Sreedevi

      I am not aware of the procedure in Kerala. However, it may not be possible to change your name on the certificates which you already have achieved / obtained. Once you have changed your name as per the applicable procedure, communicate the same to the concerned authorities for change of name in their record.

  64. dear akshay
    i m harshal jain live in delhi recently i have changed my name honey jain to harshal jain by gazeetted notification . i m 12th pass student .but when i went to college for admission from my new name . they rejected my new name gazetted certificate and said that you had to change your name in your matriculation certificate for taking addmission from new name
    so give me a knowledge abt how can i change my name in college
    please help me
    thanks

  65. Hi, My surname is spelt wronly on all my certificates including birth certificate and passport. Now I want to change the same, can you please tell me where would i need to start from. I currently live and work in Pune, but was born and did all my studies in Mangalore. Also, need to know how long this process will take at least to get a gazetted notifcation, as I am getting married soon and want to ensure the marriage certificate is in the right surname. Much appreciate any help! Thanks

    • I have a same problem , spelling mistake in sir name but mine spelling is correct in rashan card,
      can you please tel me what procedure do u followed.

  66. Hi,

    I just want to make some spelling correction on my Son’s name. Who is 1 year old. We do have couple of certificates, like one birth cert and a LIC policy. Other than these two, there is no other docs we have.

    How do i get this done?

    Is this fine, if i get the correction done in the birth certificate and submit to LIC and change the name accordingly or do i need to undergo all the procedures?

    Please assist me.

    Thanks,
    Prabhu

  67. hi !
    my name is Fulchand Shravan Shinde, living in pune. I want to change my first name, from ‘Fulchand’ to ‘Aaditya’…. now i have completed BE. so my query to you is, whether will it produce any problems at the time of passport application ?…. and WILL I HAVE TO CHANGE MY SIGNATURE ?…… OR CAN I CHANGE MY SIGNATURE? ……. OR SHOULD IT ALSO BE MADE GAZETTED?

    • As long as you have complied with the name change procedures, you will not face problems for passport. In case you change your signature, inform your bank, insurance company, etc. You may need to give an affidavit for change of signature to them. There is no need for gazette in case of change of signature.

  68. Hi Akshay,

    I had the same question as VL (unfortunately i wasnt able to find ur reply to him).If we intend to change our wife’s first name after marriages do we still have to follow abovesaid procedure.

    I ve asked people regarding this but until a few years ago no one did this.The wifes name change used to happen in the marriage hall itself when concerned authorities used to visit the hall.

    Let me know ur response.

    Thanks,
    AMIT

  69. HI AKSHAY,
    I WANT TO CHANGE MY NAME POST MARRIAGE AND WANT TO ADD BOTH SURNAME OF ME AND MY HUSBAND TO MY NAME IS THIS POSSIBLE AND DO I NEED TO MAKE GAZETTE FOR SAME
    I AM AT PUNE

      • Hi Akshay,
        Mahesh here from pune, I am changing my name by procedure explained by you. I got gazette copy also.
        now I will publish this in newspaper, but please guide me on below points
        1. what about property papers, need to change all papers?
        2. son’s & wife’s passport, marriage certificate need to change or not?
        3.what about MSEB, PAN, bank, education certificate, is it necessary to change name everywhere.

        thanks in advance..
        Mahesh

  70. ILIKE TO ADD TO MY QUERY THATMY FIRST NAME WILL BE SAME , i NEVER USED MIDDLE NAME SO SHOULD I HAVE TO ADD MY HUSBANDS NAME AS MY MIDDLE NAME, ANOTHER THING WHICH i WANT TO ASK IS IS THIS PRESS IS OPEN ON SATURDAY

  71. hi akshay,
    my name is hiral mehta ,and Mehta was my mom’s surname b4 marriage which my aunt had put in my birth certificate though my dad’s surname is Haria.now all my records from birth certificate ,bank passbook,drivin license,pan card , graduation certificate everything is in the name of Mehta and my ration card ,electricity bill is in my dad’s name with Haria as surname.
    now i want t o make a passport and getin my name gazetted as hiral Haria but i would want to continue using my old Name ,is it ok or what should i do.and will i face problems for goin abroad because of this problem.plz help me.waitin for ur reply.even i want to know the procedure of name change ,duration ,and charges.i stay at dadar.please reply asap

  72. Hi
    I want to change my middle name (fathers name)
    as I m staying with my uncle since my childhood!!!
    is it possible
    all my documents have the address of my uncles place such as Driving License & Bank Account..
    what is the procedure & is it possible
    Thanx
    Rahul Verma

  73. Hi,
    my name is Nivedita Viswanathan. i don’t have a surname in any of my documents, certificates. I wish to retain ‘Iyer’ as my surname. what would be the procedure. I’m unmarried and wish to keep Iyer as my surname after marriage.

  74. hi akshay,

    I am a medical student and i intend to change my name by adding a middle name to it while retaining my first and last name. I am intending it to do at the completion of my degree.
    Since i want to persue post graduation after this, i want to be sure that it wont cause any problems,

    Regards

    Surya

  75. me college me hu muze mera nam badlna he to kya karu aur aageke sabhi document par mera naya nam aana chayia to kya prosiger he batoyo plz rply

  76. I want to change the Spelling of My surname
    I was born in Lucknow, Brought & schooled up in Bhopal & Now in Pune , Can I apply name change here in Pune itself??

  77. hiiiiii akshay,
    i alrady changed my name but it’s in marathi, now I want 2 that matter in english . can u tell me how 2 get gazette English copy. plz contact me on mail id

  78. AKSHAY BRO

    I AM FROM J&K. I AM 24 YEARS OLD.I HAVE DONE MASTERS IN COMPUTER.I WANT TO CHANGE MY NAME AND ALSO FROM ALL MY CERTIFICATES.I HAVE DONE MY BCA BY DISTANCE EDUCATION UNIVERSITY:-GJU HISSAR AND MCA ALSO DISTANCE EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITY:- PTU PUNJAB. PLEASE BRO TELL ME THE PROCESS.CAN I CHANGE MY NAME OR NOT.I TRIED A FEW YEARS BACK BUT FAILED.PLEASE TELL ME THE PROCESS STEP BY STEP

  79. Hi Akshay,

    I got married on Aug 12, 2009 and we reside in Mumbai. We had a registered marriage as we hail from different backgrounds. My husband is a Sikh-Punjabi and I’m a Christian-Keralite.

    We have got the marriage certificate. However, I currently use my maiden name itself, since all my documents are in the same name.

    I would like to change my name from Sherly I. Punnoose to Sherly Punnoose-Bawa, Bawa being my husband’s surname.

    At the same time, I have NOT changed my religion or signature and I do not wish to either.

    Request you to let me know the procedure for the same since I want to keep my maiden surname and add my husband’s surname.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Sherly

  80. नमस्ते अक्षय जी,

    मैं पिंपळे सौदागर पुणे में रहता हूँ। मुझे मेरी २ साल के बेटी का नाम बदलना है। मेरे पास उस का जन्म का दाखिला है जो उस के जन्मस्थल इचलकरंजी से मिला था। क्या मैं पुणे में ही उस का नाम बदल सकता हूँ? उपर आप ने जो विधि लिखी है वह करीब ३ साल पुरानी है। क्या उस में कोई बदलाव आया है?

    धन्यवाद.
    राजेश

  81. नमस्ते अक्षय जी,

    मेरे बेटी का नाम मुझे इस तरह बदलना है –
    पुराना नामः – मेधावी राजेश भागवत
    नया नामः – अनघा शीतल राजेश भागवत.

    अनघा मेरी बेटी का नया नाम है, फिर शीतल मेरी पत्‍नी का नाम, फिर मेरा नाम और अन्त में हमारे कुल का नाम।
    क्या ऐसा हम कर सकते है?

    धन्यवाद.

  82. Hi Akshay,

    I am Ritesh form Mumbai

    I want to change my surname.I was planning to make passport with New Surname.

    Questions…
    1)Supporting documents have old surname,Gazzeted letter has new.
    2)Required to change name in all Documents Like Election card,Ration card,Telephone before going for passport.

    3)Is it requred to change name in all old documents or gazetted approval can be shown as proof as & when required.

    or ..
    4)Should I make passport with old surname & than make changes in all documents,would travel in dec.

    • First get your name change gazetted and then apply for change of name in other documents like ration card, etc. Preferably apply for passport in new name.

      You cannot change your name in all old documents. Where such name change is not possible, attach a copy of gazette to it.

  83. Hell Mr Gandhi,

    Thanks for your informative post & replies to questions in the forum. I intend to change my surname through the Gazette notification procedure that you have mentioned. But I do not want to go through the trouble of getting my name change in all my academic certificates (School, University). I want to know whether it is acceptable & practical to show the Gazette copy as evidence of name change. Pls do let me know. Thanks in advance.

  84. Akshay Thanks for your advice.you doing great job of helping people with our blog.

    1)I First change surname via Gazetted document.
    2)Than go for New passport,I hope I dont face any problem.
    3)Some body told me Name change also has Tatkal,is it true.
    how different it is.
    4)After I received Gazette document,I would have to change it in day to day documents like Light,Telephone,Pan,car RC,Insurance Docs & bank records ??

    Thanks dear !!

  85. Hi Akshay,
    Is it possible to correct/update the names registered in the birth certificates for minors ?
    If so, can it directly be done or should we get the new name in Gazette and then ask for corrections in the birth certificates ?

  86. Hiii! Akshay’

    I am from Mizoram, currently studying in Mumbai in SYBA. I want to change my name. So, will I be able to do it in Mumbai. If yes, would u pliz be kind enough to provide me some information about the procedure. My present name is Doya Moy and the one I want to replace with is Xaccooh Thet. Am I gonna need affidavid as well. If I am, where do I have to get it from, an advocate, district magistrate or some one else?

  87. hello,

    i want to change the spelling of surname which is spelled in all 10 th ,12th,graduation marksheets i.e. only minor change of one alphabet.
    i have completed my engineering.
    if i officially change my name i.e. surname spelling, than will this create problem when i go for higher studies abroad or in india since all my marksheets have my old name.
    also i dont have a passport also i want to apply for that after name change.
    should i apply for passport before name change or after the name change.

  88. hi akshay,

    i want to change the spelling of my surname which is present on all my 10th , 12th and graduation certificates.
    the change is minor i.e. of one alphabet.
    i have completed my engineering.

    i want to know whether name change will create problems when i go for higher studies abroad when i apply to universities there,visa ,etc since all my marksheets will have my old name.

    Also i do not have a passport , i want to applyfor that.
    when should i apply for passport, before the name change or after the name change?

    what is correct procedure for name change .

  89. my all document has surname TRIPATHI accept in ration card it is TIWARI and my father name has surname TIWARI and my all family have the same . i wanted the change name in ration card and i want domicile certificate . so tell me the procedure for it

      • an application can be made to the appropriate authority ,as you say but where i can give application ? which is appropriate authority for it ? plz give me full information .thank ‘s for replying .

  90. Hi Akshay,

    First of all thanks for maintaining this thread. Its really informative.

    I am from satte of bihar and i have got my name chenged in my passport with thh affitdevit and newspaper notifications ( previously i didnt keep surname , i added my fathers surname) . Bihar does not publish any gazatte notification for change of name.

    But I wish to know that when my passport is update with my new name, will i require any additioonal proof for VISA ?

  91. Hi,
    First of all a BIG tnkhx for amazing work u do!!!
    My ques is My Name is Ashul Premsingh Choudhary…i want to change it to Ashul Premsingh Sehrawat…is it possible through Gazette? All my certificates have the former name…i plan to appaear for MPPSC…
    will they accept mt application if i apple and show Gazetter publication along with certificates!!!

  92. I read thru the procedure for the name change, but would also like to know the procedure involved thereafter to reflect the new name in the important documents viz., university certificate, passport,housing loan,bank etc. Appreciate your response on this.

    Regards,
    Sandesh

  93. Hi.. Akshay,
    I have little query , will you please solve that on ?

    I born in Rajasthan and I studied there till my 4th, from that time I’m in Mumbai and completed my SSC and 10+2 here. Now I’m in final semster of BCA.

    I want to make some correction in my name. (i.e. old name is INDRAPAL and desired is INDAR) so where should I do that. And what about my certificates with old name. Is it cause any problem when I walk to interviews.

    Please tell me, If you can.

    Regards
    Indrapal.

    • I don’t see the need to change your old certificate. Wherever you are submitting your old certificates, attach a copy of the gazette alongwith it. Interviews should not be an issue. However, be prepared to answer questions regarding the reason for change in name. Applying in Maharashtra should not be an issue for you.

  94. Hi Akshay ! Iam highly impresses by this blog and want to appreciate your knowledge and prompt response ! I have a tipical doubt which is not yet addressed by anyone here i guess –

    Iam working in Noida and living in Delhi on rented house since last 5 Years.My native place is Uttarakhand and I did my schoolings and graduation from there only although that time it was UP not Uttarakhand.

    I did my MCA from Bareilly,UP and my passport have address of Bareilly , UP as I applied it during my MCA giving the local address.

    Doubt :
    -For name change which state’s govt. press ( gazette publiction off.) should I apply so that no conflict arise in future for passport name change or registering property in Noida with new name ?

    -one more thing…Can we apply in any of the Government Press office within the state or local to your district ?

    * I found Delhi to be the best option for me.

    I would appreciate your response and thanks for your valuable time in advance !

    –Maddy

    • Thanx for your appreciation Maddy.

      I do not have clarity regarding in which state’s gazette should the name change be published. However, IMO publication in any gazette (preferably which is local to you) should suffice. However, you can check at the press itself.

  95. Hello Akshay,

    Appreciate your knowledge and thanks for helping people like us.

    I have same query as that of Chaitali. However, couldnt find an answer. Query is I have been separated from my husband. Currently, my PAN card details contain my married surname and all other documents(e.g:Passport)contain my maiden name. I want to keep my maiden name in PAN details as well. So, should I do the following:
    1)Change name in gazette
    2)Change name in PAN details with attached copy of Gazeete

    Request you to pls help.

  96. Hi Akshay;
    Great job brother.Appreciate your help in this.My name is Sam Fernandes and now want to change it as Azeem Khan..As i have accepted Islam and would like to change my name in my certificates, which helps me in showing Azeem Khan as my current name with the certificates that i carry,
    I have done my schooling in Lonavala and Bachelors (Commerce) in Pune University, kindly advice and suggest me how to go with this..

    I noticed u mentioned twice saying we cant change name in certificates but still i have a hope on you.Do something brother.

    And what are the very important documents i need to carry always of my name change.

    Please get me some soultion out of it .

    Thanks,
    Azeem

  97. Hi….Akshay

    I have changed my name from Sher Singh to Shekhar Bhadauria & residing in Delhi so i want to know can i apply for higher study & govt. job by new name. will it create any problem.I got contact to CBSE board to change the name in school certificate but they said that there would not be any change now. plz reply what to do.

  98. Dear Sir,

    Me and my family use different spelling of our surname.
    I use “Ghewde” as per my Birth certificate and my family use”Ghevde”.
    Is an affidavit is enough mentioning that this name belongs to one an only one person…for all future legal things. for eg. LIC nomination, Bank A/c nomination, passport, property matters.

  99. Hi Akshay,

    Is the Pune address you mentioned above is correct? I am unable to find the location.

    Government Photozinco Press Premises and Book Depot,
    5, Photozinco Press road, Photozinco Press premises,
    Pune-411001

    I want to change name of my son (he is minor – 8yr old) and looking for the procedure, help.

    Thanks
    Sanjay

  100. Sir, I want to change my first name from ‘Fulchand’ to ‘Aaditya’ . Would I be able to change my Caste and validity certificates with the new name?? . I have already taken on hold my PAN application and License renewal . Can Pune University provide my engineering certificate with the new name ???. I am from pune

    Please reply sir

  101. Hi Akshay,
    I am a student studying in M.B.B.S. faculty in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. I would like to change spelling of my surname. So does this change of name form will apply to me too ? or i would have to fill some different form ?

  102. Hi Akshay,

    My name is “Esuff Khan” from Andhra pradesh, n am working with a MNC at B’lore. My name actually have to be spelled as “Yousuf Khan”. So, I am planning to change the spell from “Esuff” to “Yousuf” in my name. I understood the entire procedure for name change.

    All my certificates of education, employment, passport, driving license, pan card etc., having the old name only. My question is that, By showing the “gazette copy” as proof, can I apply for name change in Passport. I will be traveling abroad frequently, and this is very important to me to know, before starting name change procedure.

    Also, for any document processing, if I attach “gazette copy” which has my new name, along with certificates (with old name) , will that be sufficient or not ??

    Please provide your valuable suggestions.

  103. my child is 5 years old. his fathers name is wrongly written in birth certificate. his actuall name is ajit, but in our child birth certificate it is written zakria. so what is the procedure to change in my sons birth certificate. All the documents of my husband is in ajit.

  104. Hi Akshay,

    I am from Pune as well. I am just wondering if they copies issued are in both english and marathi or both.

    In case I need a copy in english how do I request for that.

    Cheers,
    Manoj

  105. what is the procedure for change of name?
    i am more kiran and i have joined the merchant navt.i m resident of the nashik.
    my name is more kiran uttam, but i have written the my as more kiran in indian passport. so i want to remain continue with name as more kiran.so please tell me the procedure for change of name.

  106. hi my name and surname have changed after marriage.i have to apply for my marriage certificate where i need a copy from the gazette stating the same.all my certificates are in my maiden name,will it pose a problem for the admission of my children in future?

  107. Hi i want to get divorce from my husband but i don’t know where he is as i parted 4yrs back. Got two child younger is with me and elder is with him. So can i divorce just filing divorce in court. and how long it will take?

  108. Hello sir,

    I really appreciate your work from this forum. I am Baba Dedge, I am currently living in pune. I am properly from osamanbad. I want to change my name. My question is how much exact time takes to change of name procedure and is this possible through pune.

    As well as cast certificate, PAN Card is with my old name, is this possible to change name there also.

    Thanks..

    • the procedure of publishing in the gazette should not take more than 1 month. Pune seems to be fine (check if the same is possible in Nagpur).

      You can get your name changed in PAN card.

  109. Hi,

    Pleae tell me where can i get (Address of the gornverment press) “official gazette” for name change, in Andhra Pradesh.

  110. Hi,
    my friend had done marriage, but his wife have a 13 year old duaghter from first husband, and duaghter has first husband name in his school certificate. so my friend(step father) want to change the name of his step duaghter. he want to give his name to step duaghter. so what is the procedure for that and he can change her step duaghter name. and what document required for ?………

  111. Hi Akshay,

    If I am submitting Gazzett to change name of my 10 yr old child, do I sign the form or do I put her thumb print?

    Thanks

  112. hi akshay,
    i want to change my name now i’m s.y.bsc student in mumbai.i have some douts can u solve this douts
    Questions…
    1)Supporting documents have old surname,Gazzeted letter has new.
    2)Required to change name in all Documents Like Election card,Ration card,Telephone before going for passport.

    3)Is it requred to change name in all old documents or gazetted approval can be shown as proof as & when required.

    or ..
    4)Should I make passport with old surname & than make changes in all documents,would travel in dec.
    plz reply as soon as.

    Reply

  113. hi akshay,
    i want to change my name now i’m s.y.bsc student in mumbai.i have some douts can u solve this douts
    Questions…
    Is it requred to change name in all old documents or gazetted approval can be shown as proof as & when required.

    suppose i will change my name after submit my t.y.b.sc university form after that my tybsc result has come for which name?
    plz reply as soon as.

  114. Hi Mr Gandhi,
    My surname is “Singh” and I want to change to “patel”. I already have Pan Card,Passports,certificates etc all with Surname “Singh”.
    Can u pls tell me the procedure & duration for change in surname.
    Also will it create problem in my visa processing since I will be submitting my new surname passport but all other documents refelects my own surname.Also which other documnets ( assuming I have all in old surname) needs to be changed to make future life easy ( with no confusion or rejections).

  115. hello ,iam govardhan.my fathers name is printed wrongly in ssc and intermediate.now iam completed my btech finalyr 4-2 exams writtened successfully.so i went to govtpress of hyderabad.he has given annexure-1 and annexure-2 get it verified 4m MRO.i asked v can change d wrongly printed mines fathersname in all certificates..he said v can only change the name available 4ur future(btech)..not 4past(ssc and inter) den it vil b problem 4me now diff names in ssc and btech.so plz suggest me the entireprocedure 2 my mail id:”crazy4gops@gmail.com” ..its me facing problems for “passport”..urgent..kindly anybody give some advice.

  116. hi akshay,
    I want to change my first name, u gave that government press address for pune district but i am unable to find it..could you please help me with right location with landmark? and this year i am pursuing my 2nd year b com from pune university and on external id card and on my all documents my old name is mention.so please tell me how can i will change it ASAP.coz i want to fill my last year b com examination from with my new name. please reply me soon..

  117. Dear akshay,i am ajaykumar, and i am having one query, i am planning to change my surname from kumar to yadav,i am working in government organiztion,i have submitted all my documents there,if i chane my surname through gazette,is it necessary to change my name in employment,would it affect,and also i am having driving license with old surname,after changing new surname ,can i ammend the new surname in driving license copy,ajaykumar

  118. Hi, I was born in Gujarat. Our marriage has been registered in Gujarat. Shifted to Mumbai now. Now if i want to change my surname with my husband’s surname should I apply in maharashtra or in Gujarat? Also, do we have to re-register our marriage in Maharashtra?

      • Thank you, Mr. Gandhi! However, to change my surname on passport what evidence shall I need? Can it be changed with only a marriage certificate or a gazette copy will be required for the same?

  119. Hi Akshay,
    If both first and last name of my wife are required to be changed,then also we need to fill the same form?
    And..are the Press office and Gazette office one and same?
    I married 3 month ago,when i applied for Marriage certificate,they told me that marriage certificate will be issued with old name of my wife(not new one).And,they also told that once marriage certificate is recd,one can apply for name change in gazette office using marriage certificate as proof.Is it correct?

  120. HI,

    i have completed my bca in bangalore university(2011) but there is a problem with my certificates issued..that is they should not make space between my first name and my last name..but it has printed like they made a space b/w my first and last name…does this effect when i apply for jobs…and my further studies….what is the next procedure to do when it effects my carrier …pls help me out..

    regards
    mady

  121. hi! I want to change the spelling of my son’s name. He is 10 years old and I live in Delhi- is there any private agency or agent who can help me with the process of publishing the name in the newspaper and also submission of affidavit. Where do we have to submit these documents

  122. I am Vishal Umeshkumar Raval. I want to change my name to Vishal Amit Patel. I am 26 years old. can i. please give me advice.

  123. hi akshay,
    I changed my name through gazette, mumbai. My old name was lynal ajay mangulkar, i want to do ca-cpt but in my birth certificate, 12th marlsheet & in my l.c. My old name is there. Can i give cpt by new ame?..
    Thanks.

  124. Hi Akshay. My mother is a bank employee and in their records her name is different from that in her certificate.So she went to a lawyer and made an affidavit for change of name and gave publication of the same in 2 local news paper. She also took NOC from bank for applying for passport. When she went for submission her file was rejected stating her name should be gazetted. I called government press in Bangalore and they say they accept only state government employees documents and not of ordinary citizens. Please help.

    • The name change should be gazetted. You can visit the press and obtain form from them. Fill it up and submit. If they are not giving you the form, ask for it under a letter and take acknowledgment. Let them give you in writing why they can’t give you the form.

  125. Hi Akshay

    its strange but i have decided to change and use my name which was Gazetted in 1986, it goes this way
    i was born in 1982 my name was registered as Shergar and in 1986 it was changed to Amir and Gazetted legally. but till date i haven’t used that name (Amir), now i feel i should use the Name Amir, can you please advice what should i do next. i called up Gazette office they said i can use amir juts give the true copy to respected agencies with a letter and for Passport i have to do publication in newspaper.

  126. Dear Mr.Akshay
    Thaks for providing this valuable infromation which an ordinary individual(aam aadmi) not aware,I need your advise regarding gazette of my wife. In december 2010,we submitted to gazette office at charni road to change name of my wife after post marriage, and paid RS.1500 to get urgently,( we have receipt) every time they given excuse,come tomorrow, after two days,we have more work,…..etc.now 6 monhts passed, still we ddt get gazetted. I am working in UAE, my friend always use to round the office.If the staff dd’t do their job where I can complain???My work ddt get done, nor proper response from officials,I am fadeup.I need gezette done to include name of wife in ration card,the ration card authority insisting to get gazette of her name.,it require to get passport,election id etc.GENERALLY one or two month required, but a long time has passed,.Gezette office dont have website, nor fax, so I can atleast fax them…Please advise.
    shahid khan

    • This delay is way too much. Write a letter to them giving reference to the apllication made by you, receipt of money, names of the person you have been dealing with and ask for the reason for delay, status of your application. Send the letter by RPAD. Let me know if you get any response from them.

  127. Hi Akshay sir i need your name about changing my name can you plz help me by giving your personal no … so that i directly contact with u about what type of problem arrise by changing name in feture .
    plz reply your no on my email
    Thanking you

  128. Hey guys,
    I would like to change the name of my younger brother studying in 10th std in ICSE board. Any idea for people under 18 and didnot get yet any board exams certificates, for them what would be procedure for change in name.

    It’s really needed as soon as possible. Kindly suggest.

    -Ankur

  129. Hello sir my name is Balam singh negi . i want to change my name balam to vikrant in my ssc, hsc graduation and mba certificate or other id proof document. could you please tell me what is the procedure of name change. how much time this process will be take. when i go through the press issue,could i change by this directly. please reply

  130. Hi, I was born in Mumbai, India but moved to Canada 10 years ago. I know how to change my name here, but I’m wondering how to change my name on my birth certificate in India? Do I have to go there to do it? My mother will be in the country soon. Can she do it for me? Where does she go to change the name on my birthcertificate and what documents do I need?

    • Your name cannot be changed on birth certificate. Depending on your citizenship, your name can be changed in India. You can fill up the form and your mother can submit it. Check the post for procedure.

      • I’m a Canadian citizen now. If I change my name over here, can my name be changed in India because my grandparents have bank accounts in my name. Will I have trouble if I want to immigrate to another country? Is it a wise idea to change my name?

  131. I want to remove my husband’s name in all certificate of my Daughter’s. She is studying in 12th. Tamilnadu PL let me know the procedure to change.

  132. my old name is Miss Girija kumar deshpande n new name is Mrs Girija Alok jadhav. Do i need to go through this name changing procedure via gazzette

  133. Hello,

    My name is Geeta harivallabh Shah. in mi school leavin certificate its Gita Natawarlal Shah and in degree I changed mi name to Geeta Natavarlal Shah. i m 54 years old. There are many problems i m facing to regarding My passport Application. Can u temme How gazzete can help me out… I dont have any other birth proof.. it would b very thankful if u can give me some suggestions.

  134. Hello Akshay,

    My name is Geeta Harivallabh Shah. in mi school leavin certificate its Gita Natawarlal Shah and in degree I changed mi name to Geeta Natavarlal Shah. i m 54 years old. There are many problems i m facing to regarding My passport Application. Can u temme How gazzete can help me out… I dont have any other birth proof.. it would b very thankful if u can give me some suggestions.

  135. i am from andhra pradesh i completed my engineering this year(2011).
    i do want to change my name . will it be possible.
    also in my tenth inter and engineering certificates name can be changed?
    and even if i want to do job in IT will they accept my new name

  136. Akshay I want to change my name, I was born in Karnataka but my family moved to Mumbai kindly tell me the procedure for changing my name and also how much time will it take ?

  137. hi Akshay, I stay in Gurgaon (haryana) and want to know the process of changing the spealing in name of an adult.pl reply me early.

    9

  138. Sir,
    Shahwaz From Mumbai, I hava recently apply for online Education Loan Through Bank of Baroda, But the Problem Is that My Fathers Name On My Marksheets Is HUSSAIN AHMAD SIDDIQUI But on all Documents Its is HASIN AHMAD SIDDIQUI. So How To change the name, in how many days it will b changed and whats the procedure for that.

    Plz Help Me Out With this Problem

  139. Hi akshay,
    I have changed my name ,but the gazzette is in marathi,i am travelling to UK for job .Can i get copy in English

  140. Dear Sir,
    In my 10th marksheet, there is slight spelling mistake in my name. The middle name Amarjeet is spelled as Amarjit. Is this type of spelling mistake can cause problems while applying for and getting govt. jobs etc. or in other type of official work.

  141. Hi Akshay,

    My name is “Esuff Khan” from Andhra pradesh, n am working with a MNC at B’lore. My name actually have to be spelled as “Yousuf Khan”. So, I am planning to change the spell from “Esuff” to “Yousuf” in my name. I understood the entire procedure for name change.

    All my certificates of education, employment, passport, driving license, pan card etc., having the old name only. My question is that, By showing the “gazette copy” as proof, can I apply for name change in Passport. I will be traveling abroad frequently, and this is very important to me to know, before starting name change procedure.

    Also, for any document processing, if I attach “gazette copy” which has my new name, along with certificates (with old name) , will that be sufficient or not ??

    Please provide your valuable suggestions.

  142. sir….i am from bihar. I completed my 10th 12th from bihar and b.tech from madhya pradesh. I want to change my name but my state bihar donot notify the name change in goverment gazette. Bihar allow only affidavit and newspaper adv. Can i notify in govt gazette in other state….irrespective of affidavit and newspaper adv in bihar or do the all process in other state……should be done allprocess in other state………..do reply plz

  143. Hi Akshay

    My name is “Bhaiyaji Patel”, I want to change my name as well as surname, I am From Madhya Pradesh, living/working in pune for past 4 yrs, can I change my name from pune govt press?..is name changed through any state gazette is accepted across india?..If I go directly to govt press can they provide help related to name change?

    please provide your guidance …

  144. Hi akshay,
    I have changed my name ,but the gazzette is in marathi,i am travelling to UK for job .Can i get copy of gazzette in English

  145. Hi Akshay,
    I am Rohini. Got married in 2001 but have not changed my name. I have used my maiden name ‘Rohini Patil’ in all of my paperworks (passport, US Visa etc, master’s certificate) even after my marraige. I have a son 6 yrs old who was born at Nashik, India in Jan 2005. In his birth certificate mother’s name appears to be Mrs. Rohini Pagar.(Pagar is my husband’s last name). I want to update mother’s name in my son’s birth certificate to ‘Rohini Patil’ instead of ‘Rohini Pagar’. We live in US. What is the procedure that needs to be followed to change mother’s name in child’s birth certificate and how much time would it take? Pls. let me know. Thanks.

  146. Dear sir,

    I’ve read this entire thread and conclude that you’ve answered ques regarding name change and procedures brilliantly but when it comes to the ques regarding the consequences past the name change, i daresay i find you a bit ignorant.
    I mean to give no offence but my ques are the same
    1. i’ve cmpleted btech this year and have been selected in infosys. my name’s virendra everywhere, and i intend to change it to viren. am i going to face any problem with infosys after i change my name???
    2. i hav to apply for passpot also, will i face any problem??
    3. further if i plan to go abroad for further studies, will i hav any problems??

    please answer my querries sir.

    would appreciate hearing from you soon.
    viren

    • Answer to all your questions is in negative if you follow proper procedure for name change. Annex the gazette copy (and affidavit stating change of name, if required). This should take care of the problems.

  147. dear friends any one help me 4 changing my initial. actually problem is (PL) my initial. my edu, certificate came like P.L. but in all proof(licence, ration card , voter id ) came correctly so i want to change. am put up in Chennai. pls.. give guidance to me

  148. hello akshay,
    i would like to know that someone from outside state from Maharashtra can change his/her date of birth in mumbai gazzette office? as it was wrong in school certificates.if yes what will be the procedure and fee and duration of this process.

  149. Hi Akshay,

    thanks for this information on your blog. I wanted to change my name, i collected form from Mumbai press and did what you adviced to other people. i am resident of Mumbai only. I have one doubt if you can clarify.. post the gazattee, do i need to make any effidativ again for change in name at bank account, pan card passport and other authorities? for passport i know there is a form. but now aware what i may have to face for bank account and Pan card. Is there any draft available which u can provide or any link for the same.

    Thanks for your information. i have already enjoyed it want bit more assistance.

  150. sir my father name is ram lal sharma but in all his documents name is entered as ram lal and in my all certificates his name is entered as ram lal sharma now we want to add surname sharma to all of his documents such as ration card what is the procedure to do this tell me quickly i will be very thankful to you

  151. Hello i am 16 and i need to change my name!!! my current name is omkar n i wana change it to Virat but the prob is dat i m nt 18

  152. dear sir,
    my name is sushil kumar and i m from bihar & presently doing chartered accountant course. the name of my father in my all certificates i.e. 10th, 12th and graduation is mahadeo sah whereas the original name of my father is maheshwar sah.what m i do. skip the same or change the all matter or if skip then it will create problem in future

  153. I had sent application to gazzete office on May2009 for chance in name but yet i do not receive documents, so what can i do?

  154. Hi Akshay

    Thanks for all the information regarding name change. My name is Amina Mariyam. I have all my certificates with this name. But in my birth certificate it is called Amina Begam. I have filed affadavit and changed my name to Amina Mariyam as in other certificates. Is there any way the old birth certificate can be corrected by providing the department with a copy of the gazette, affidavit and an application.

  155. I Rajesh Kumar am central Govt. employee and working in UP ,I want to change name in my service record RAJESH KUMAR DEV in place of Rajesh Kumar. So kindly me guide line and proper method for above.
    thanks

  156. Hi
    my name is the Malika khan after my marriage and i want to make it my official name so how can and where in mumbai i go and complete the procedure.
    Thanking yours.

  157. Hi,

    My name is “Esuff Khan”, but as you might have observed there is a spell mistake. It should be like “yousuf Khan”. I understood the entire procedure for name change. I have all degree certificates, employment certificates, passport, Visa, even UID(aadhar) with that name. If I change my name, Will that gazette copy will be sufficient for all future works, (along with certificates with old name) ?? I mean to ask, like if I am applying for job, along with old certificates if I submit gazette copy, that will do ???
    I dont want get into trouble, after changing the name. plz suggest me.

  158. So the procedure should start in the city I was born right? means I need to go to the government press office of the city I was born, and then get the form, pay the money for the form, fill it, submit it and that should appear in next Gazetted publications? did I get the process right? also, how often they publish this? how do I know if it is changed ? how do I get confirmation and then go to newspaper to publish the change. So once I get some proof from that Gazette, do I submit that to Passport office for name change, also Do I have to get it changed in my pan card, rest i can take care. Please answer the questions as soon as you can. Indeed your article is great help.

    thanks a bunch
    Sunil Thacker

    • You got the procedure right though i have seen people getting name changed in different city. Gazette is published monthly and when you apply for name change, pay for copies of gazette. It should reflect your name change. Check with passport office for requirements for name change in passport.

  159. i’ve changed my name through a gazette notification but when i went to the university to reflect that change in my marksheets and certificate they simply rebuffed me saying tht “your name is $$$$$ AFTER the dated gazette and before that it was ****, we won’t change your name here”.

    so kindly tell me in future i’ll have my academic docs in my old name while i’ll be using my new name.. will this create any trouble in getting job or moving out of india, like getting visa etc etc???

    thnks

  160. Dear Akshay,

    I am an NRI residing in Bahrain. I want to change my name. When contacted the embassy, they informed me to publish an ad. in a newspaper in Bahrain & a newspaper in India.
    But, the newspapers in India are asking for a gazette notification or court order or affidavit as proof in order to publish the ad.
    The embassy informs me that 1st i have to publish the advertisements in newspaper & then after 30 days an affidavit alongwith passport application form needs to be submitted to the embassy.
    Kindly advise me, do I need to do visit India and file an affidavit?

  161. Hi Akshay,

    I am from pune i have changed my name and religion through gazette. Now I just want to use my old name but want to continue with the new religion.what should i do now?do i need to do the gazette thing again or i can use my old name because yet i havent changed my new name to any document.

  162. I have changed my name through gazette but haven’t updated it to any document. Now I want to use my old name do i need to do the gazette thing once again or I can use my old name for all official works without doing gazette.

  163. hi akshay thanking you for this infoo.. basically i am from andra.. i am maried i am with my husband in bangalore… i was changed my name in bangalore but i want to do mba in andra .. if i continue with my new name or not :( i am confused now i am not put my hubbys surname i am just continue with my old surname:) i got maried in my 17 i thought that marige not acceptd in our govt ..thats why i didnt put my hubby surname ..nd this new name will acceptd in andra :) please reply me … or gimme ur no
    thanking u so muchh

  164. about name change10 th class certificate ( u.p.board )
    sir may name is amit massey in the 10th class certificate but my10 th class certificate
    name is mistaken as amit masi
    i want to the change my name pls help

  165. hai akshay i want change my name .. but i am bit confused about it.. if i changed my name how i can change my oldname on certificates.. nd lic policy..its possibel for lic also if possible how much take tym for dis …

  166. Hello Akshay,
    I am an NRI. I want to change my Name. If i come to India and change my name at the area of permanent residence by filing an affidavit. Then will it be possible for me to travel back to where I am working with the same passport (carrying old name)?

    Kindly guide me through the procedure.

  167. hi akshay,

    i have 2 1/2 year old son who was born here in dubai and has his birth certificate/ passport + uae residency visa issued here in dubai. i plan to change his name. can you suggest me the procedure for the same.

    thx
    gagan

  168. Hi,

    I am from pune I want to change my son name which is born on 10/3/2011 in Wai. I have taken Birth Certificate from Wai.But I want to change his name.so tell me the procedure.& Pl.Send me Address where the name can be change.

  169. hello sir,
    i am amezed to see your reply for all queries, even i wanted to change my first name as existing name is too long to pronaunce, and in family people recognise me with Ravi name and in official record i have got diffrent name, so i wanted to make my family name official, i have few queries if you ans it will add great value.
    1. i do not understand government press as i belong to chandraour district maharastra, pls suggest where i could find subjected form.
    2. i have got several certificated, how i can change name on all those certificate.
    3. also i have got bank accountes and wanted to change my name there as well, is it possible?
    4. what difficulties will appear with changed name. pls respond

  170. Hi Akshay,

    I really appreciate the help you are doing by guiding people to get the name change.
    I didn’t find any other link more helpful then your blog.

    I wish to change the name of my wife. We have got the marriage certificate in which my wife has the old name Shilpa Singh. After marriage we wish to get the name changed to Shilpa Ved Sharma.

    She has the old name in Passport, Company, Property Papers, Bank.
    Kindly suggest us the best possible approach to handle the name change.
    Any precautions/consequences that we need to keep in mind.

    We stay in Bangalore, so will the process differ in different states.
    Please advise that do we need to consult a lawyer for the same.

    Kindly reply for the best possible approach to be taken.

  171. Hi,
    I am from Pune. I have changed my name and religion through gazette but till date I haven’t used my new name and now I don’t want to use my new name. I haven’t updated my new name in any official or government record as well. Now I want to continue with my old name and new religion. Do I need to go through gazette again for using my old name?Kindly reply asap because I have to apply for passport.

  172. Hi Akshay,

    I was browsing through for some information and finally landed up here. Here is my question – I am from Pune and in some records like bank account, LIC policies, PAN card, I have not added my surname but only included initials [which normally every south indian uses]. However, I had included the surname in my children’s school record and my both children are named with their name, father’s name and surname. As I had to make a passport for all of us about 5 years back, I was advised by the agent to change my name by including by father’s name and surname [instead of the initials] as my children’s record are made accordingly. So I made an affidavit and published the change of name in the local newspapers and got my new name in the passport. However, I have not incorporated this change in any other records, which I would now like to do, such as bank account, LIC, PAN car, Driving licence etc. Please advise me how to go about it. Awaiting your response.
    Passport, Election ID, I have a name

  173. hello Sir,

    i read your change in name blog.i have one doubt ,my husbands name in Nitin,in his S.S.C marksheet and passing cert.there is spelling like Niteen and after that he done diploma there is spelling like Nitin,now is taking admission to open university course,they are taking S.S.C marksheet proof for name.what can i do

  174. Hi Akshay,
    My brothers is adopted by my uncle we want to changae his name on the passport his current name on the passport is Rekhchand Laxmichand Malpani After adpotion his name is Arpitkumar Kesrimal malpani we have all goverment gazzetfor the name change and all the court document of the adoption while going the passport office they told you cant change the middle name please suggest a way for that
    Awating for your reply

    Please mail me the reply.

    Thanks & Regards
    Anup Malpani

  175. Hey,

    I am on an F-1 visa in the United States. I a have two last names on my passport and visa which are really ling and I often find it difficult to enter these in many records. Is there any way to change my last name here in US? Also how will it affect my F-1 visa status? Do I need to get a new visa when I go back to India? If yes, how long do you think this might take?

    Thanks

  176. Hey,

    I am on an F-1 visa in the United States. I have two last names on my passport and visa which are really long and I often find it difficult to enter these in many records. Is there any way to change my last name here in US? Also how will it affect my F-1 visa status? Do I need to get a new visa when I go back to India? If yes, how long do you think this might take?

    Thanks

  177. Hi Akshay,
    i changed my name but i am facing problem to change my name in pan card, voter card, company profile and bank account. every department demanding original copy of gazette. company not agree to change my name in profile. also i don’t have idea to change name in voter card. please help me.

  178. Hai akshay sir,
    i am from Hyderabad.
    i am 20years old.studying b-tech 3rd year.i want to change my name.what is the procedure for name change in andhra pradesh?
    where is located Gov.publishing press in Hyderabad?
    How much time taken?
    My b-tec certificates issuid by new name or not?
    Plz rply me..
    Thank you in advance.

  179. Hi Akshay,

    My wifes first name is changed during our marriage. Now we want to user her changed first name with my name and sirname.
    what is the procedure to update this new name ? do i need to go for affidavit or need to get gazettee certificate ? We have got the marriage certificate with New name from our Grampanchayat office.

    Regards,
    Navanath

  180. Hi AG,
    i was amazed by the way u give answers, which was really usefull. well, i do have a prob with my name. All my records have intials, rather than surname. but now, i wanted to have a surname rather than intials. how can i do it.

  181. I lost the password to my twitter account and I really want to see the things I posted on there. Sadly, no one followed me except me and a couple of my friends. Now I want to find my twitter page but there’s no real twitter user search. What can I do?

  182. hello, akshay, I have read all this Q/A U have quiet good knowledge.
    I have a query about my name change.
    my maiden name is ILA HASMUKHLAL VORA. I have PAN CARD with this maiden name.
    my married name is ILA DHILLAN SHAH. (husband is expired.) I have no marriage
    certificate. now i want change name in PAN CARD.what should i do?

  183. Hi Akshay, this is Nitin from virar just I want to ask you that I want change my wife name ie from Prathana Barik to Prathana Mahakul how long it takes to complete the formality and shall we will get any proof that seems that the name has been change.

  184. Hi Akshay..
    I am from Ajmer Rajasthan and i haven’t been able to find out the govt press here or in Jaipur..i was living in Mumbai for 2-3 years so do know the govt press there..
    is it possible that i can submit the name change form at Charni road press..is there any rule that the Maharashtra press is state specific and would not accept my form because i am not Maharashtra resident ??
    In Delhi the Govt press do publish for people across the country but due to some reasons i am not able to go there..Mumbai is a better choice for me..

    Thanks

  185. Hi Mr Akshay,
    This is Hiten from from Goregaon, Mumbai. I want to know does gazett allow changes in Birth date on leaving certificate or birth certificate. My mom’s school leavining certificate have wrong birth date and wants to change that. and it is of Gujarat. pls guide me for this as i want to make passport of my mom.
    Wainting for your prompt reply.
    Regards.

  186. My daugther is 2 1/2 years old. Her birth certificate is in the name of ‘GARIMA’ But, I need to change it to ‘AAHANA’. For seeking admission and adding her name in Ration Card, etc. I need the name to be appeared as ‘AAHANA’.

    Please suggest the procedure and formats.

    Thanks
    Vishal Walde

  187. Hey Akshay,
    Im from Pune. My name in my birth certificate is given as my pet name as I did not have a name at the time of my birth. But now I have a name and it does not match with my name on my birth certificate. Thus I have a huge problem. I have not changed my name and all my important documents have Sheldon as my name except my birth certificate. Do I need to apply for a gazette. I am in need of some advice on what to do next… Please reply….

  188. hi
    i need ur help.i want to change my mothers name in my mothers passport, can u plz write the process .i gave a application in gwalior gazette office for advertisement for changing name,how long it will take to publish or after got the gazette published copy,how long it will take to make passport ..can i make passport under in tatkal shceame.i belong from bhopal
    agent told this process will take at least 4 months..can i apply for my mothers visa at current passport..she didnt have marriage certificate,if we carry affidavit to proof her name of after marriage.so what kind of affidavit is required…like notery or any special stamping to appear in counslate
    plz let me know…its urgent..
    thanks

    • Gazette is published every month. So wait for maximum of 30 days. I cannot comment on the time that will be taken for passport and on visa requirements. I would recommend you check the website for passport since agents may mislead you.

  189. Hi Akshay,

    I really appreciate the help you are doing by guiding people to get the name change.
    I didn’t find any other link more helpful then your blog.

    I wish to change the name of my wife. We have got the marriage certificate in which my wife has the old name Shilpa Singh. After marriage we wish to get the name changed to Shilpa Ved Sharma.

    She has the old name in Passport, Company, Property Papers, Bank.
    Kindly suggest us the best possible approach to handle the name change.
    Any precautions/consequences that we need to keep in mind.

    We stay in Bangalore, so will the process differ in different states.
    Please advise that do we need to consult a lawyer for the same.

    Kindly reply for the best possible approach to be taken.

  190. Hi Mr Akshay,
    This is Hiten from from Goregaon, Mumbai. I want to know does gazett allow changes in Birth date on leaving certificate or birth certificate. My mom’s school leaving certificate have wrong birth date and wants to change that. and it is of Gujarat. pls guide me for this as i want to make passport of my mom.
    Waiting for your prompt reply.
    Regards.

  191. hello akshay
    i m from nashik…actually i want to change my first name’s spelling due to numerology…..pls tell me the address of nashik press …because i have tired a lot but no body is helping thnx

  192. Hi Sir,
    I am an Engineering Student,….I want 2 Change my First name.
    & Im taking Admission To Engg with this name. Now im in TE(Third year ) n I want 2 Change my Name nw… Is it possible nw or After compltion of my Graduation…?
    & wat should i do after the change Name in the GAzzet, to change in the my University Registered name..
    plz Sir Reply…
    Im waiting

  193. hi Akshay,
    I am frm orissa. I have done an affidavit for a name change in aug 2010 and had published the advertisement in two newspapers then but havent published in Gazette. pls suggest if the affidavit and the ads will hold good now for an gazette publication. And for the same to be reflected in passport, the authorities are asking for an original affidavit in their prescribed format. pls suggest what can be done.
    regards,
    AD

  194. hi,

    i am a banker. what i need to know is that in DELHI whether just an publication in official gazzette sufficient for accepting changed name and signature in his account. Should we as bankers also insist for newspaper publications and affidavit.

  195. Dear Mr. Akshay Gandhi,

    My name is Charan Arya and I am resident of Pune.

    I seek your kind help to get relief from a severe mental trauma which I am undergoing at the moment. The matter is such that I am a Hindu Punjabi who had married a Christian woman. In due course, due to personal indifferences we got legally divorced through the Pune Family Court 10 years ago. We have been blessed with one male child who has recently attained the age of 18 and all these years though his mother had got his legal custody he still continued to bear my HIndu name and surname . His birth certificate, school record, HSC Certificate and all other documents bear my name and surname as Arya. But now due to his mother’s instigation he wants to change his religion to Christianity and also discard my name and surname and adopt a Christian name and surname. I have been earnestly urging him not to do this and that he is free to follow any religion, but not to change his existing Hindu name and surname Arya, to any other christian name. But sorry to say that he is very adamant and is not willing to agree. He is my only child and if he changes him name from Arya to any other name, then my family name (Vansh) will come to an end due this act of his, since, no one else in my family has any male child, as he is the only one.

    I am undergoing a severe mental trauma and an emotional breakdown due to this problem Please let me know if there is any provision under the Indian law judiciary where my right as his father can be protected and prohibit him from changing his name and surname from present name to any other name. I would like to reiterate that he is free to follow any religion, but I do not want him to change his name and surname and continue with my name and surname.

    Please help me and advice me in this matter and please keep this communication confidential. I will be very grateful if you can kindly send your reply.

    I shall be very grateful for your kind help and advice to this father who does not want to lose his only son.

    Yours sincerely,
    Charan Arya

      • Dear Mr. Akshay,

        Noted your reply and feel very sorry that there is no such law in our country which protects the right or entity of ones family name or surname. My father was a Naval Officer and his father was a high court judge and our family name has come down for the last 4 generations. I have two other brothers but both have daughters. I was the only one who had a male child. I take pride in my religion as a Hindu and in preserving my father’s family name, but unfortunately, I sometimes wonder, being a HIndu, our own country India has lamed us Hindus so much, that we are unable to defend or protect our own identity and religion. Even during the court proceedings I fought tooth and nail to get custody of my son, but sorry to say that those biased minded law holders, passed order after order against me and deprived me of my legitimate right to own my son and take over his custody and the benefit of this right was given to his mother who is a Christian. And today, she has taken her last revenge over me, by instigating my own son to revolt against me and has set the stage to demolish my family name and surname for ever from this universe and severe my sons relation with me. God will never forgive her for this.

        I suppose you can understand the pain I am undergoing due to this. May God bless my son and may the almighty bestow wisdom upon him to realize the value of his father’s name and sentiments and what a family name means to a father ?

        Thank you for your kind advice Mr. Akshay.

        Regards
        Charan

      • Hi Akshay,

        I want to know the process of updating Surname in Passport and Pan Card in delhi. I got married and i am having my marriage certificate with me. Please tell me how i can do this.

        Thanks

  196. Hi Mr. Akshay,
    My existing name is Mahesh kumar, I read your blog it very useful for many, i have an issue that i was born hindu and got married 3 years ago in hindu but now i have converted in christian (roman catholic) as per church i changed my name as rahul david and married in christian again in 30 oct 2010. now a son has born and i have named him as preetham david. the problem is when my son was born and while issuing the birth certifiate i have given my name as mahesh because i have not legally changed my name only in church my name is rahul david , other than that all my cerficate and govt. id’s have the name as Mahesh kumar.now church authorities are not giving baptism to my child who 6 month old they telling me to change my name to rahul david.
    pls help in this regard whether it is possible to change my name in child’s birth certificate.
    regards
    Mahesh / Rahul

  197. Hello Mr. Gandhi,
    I wanted to get my name changed but there is a great confusion regarding the procedures. Please bear with these details.

    1- Of all the lawyers i consulted, most of them said that i have to get the name change procedure done in my state of domicile which is Madhya pradesh but i have a friend with me in Pune-Maharashtra who is domiciled in Meghalaya who got his name changed in pune itself by just filling a simple form with a fees of 100-200 rupees and received some confirmation papers(probably Maharashtra gazette) in 15 days stating that so and so name has been changed to so and so and registration numbers for both the names have been mentioned from Maharashtra govt., he even used those paper copies to get his pan card and voter ID in meghalaya on his new name and the name change paper from Maharashtra was accepted. He didn’t make any affidavit nor any adds in newspaper he published, now, i wonder can i also get the same thing done ?What are those papers ?and how did that happen when he isn’t even domiciled or born in Maharashtra ? Will this procedure trouble while i apply for foreign universities? My friend met a lawyer regarding the same matter and the Lawyer in pune said that name change can be done in any state where ever one is residing at that point of time.

    2- Now some Lawyers in Madhya pradesh say that you just need an affidavit only to change your name(They have some instances as testimony), while some other say you need an affidavit and a newspaper declaration(they even cited some instances when the work was done with just an affidavit and newspaper declaration in case of name change in visa procedures) , while some say you need affidavit+newspaper add+a confirmation from collector office+gazette notification.

    3- Some say it takes 15 days, some say it takes 1 month, some say 2 months.
    Is there any procedure for urgent name change ?

    4- And The name on all my certificates i.e. school and college is “Ali mohd” and on my passport it is “Ali Mohammed”. Now i want to change to a totally different name
    which name should i mention in the affidavit etc for change (Ali mohd or Ali mohammed?

    Phew…landing me in total confusion and nobody seems sure about anything or other way everybody is sure of their own procedure.
    Can you help me please. What should i do simply ?
    Thank you.

  198. Dear Akshay.
    What if i get my name change notified in the gazette of two states ?
    Is that ok to do and will both the notification could be used in all the procedures further ?

  199. Dear Akshay,
    I was born in Haridwar (Uttarakhand) but for the last seven years I have been residing in Delhi. Where should I file an application for change of name- in Delhi or Uttarakhand?

  200. Hey every one, my mother requires the gazette certificate which shows the change of her name after the marriage.the only thing that i have with me is a gazette number and the gazette date way back in1987, which is given on her school leaving certificate. how can i get this certificate and from where. are there any online records from where i can get it…. i stay in Mumbai….

  201. Hi Akshay,

    First of all many thanks for helping and guiding people on this vital matter!

    Well I have a very simple question. Just want to know if I follow the name change procedure in some state then would it be applicable all over the India?

    Actually my brothers are staying in MP and I am thinking to apply for name change procedure in Mumbai. Would it be okay?

    Regards,
    Mukesh

    • Name change in any state will be applicable all over. Normally a person should change his name in the state where he presently stays. This will be helpful to avoid future complications.

  202. Hi Akshay – Thank you for posting useful information on your blog, really helpful.

    I am considering my name change and I am a bit puzzled how to go about it. Here is the situation:
    – My schooling and college happened in UP. Ration card and voter-id card have been issued by UP govt.
    – I came to work in Pune and lived here almost more than 10 years now. My PAN card and Passport are issued by MH govt (in Pune)

    My questions are:
    1. Do I have to execute name change procedure in both states UP and MH?
    2. My passport contains visas which will remain valid for next 5-6 years. When I renew my passport with the new name, is there a way to change name on the Visa?
    3. Are there law firms that can actually help me carrying out various procedures involved?

    Thanks again. Looking forward to your inputs.

    • According to me, name change in any of the state should help.
      I cant comment regarding visa since I am not aware about requirements for the same.
      Name change is a simple procedure and can be done by you. If you really need to hire a lawyer, I would recommend you hire a regular lawyer instead of a law firm.

  203. hi akshay
    i am fiza in 2005 i pased matric from cbse board in dubai from school. i am pakistani nw in pakistan, i changed my name from sabi to fiza. now i want to change my name on my matric certificate for my further studies. new name is on my nic and pasport. so tel me how to change my matric name from cbse. i am in pakistan so how to reach cbse. plz plz plz help me.

  204. Hi Akshay,

    Please help me about some details as i have added a surname in my name and made an affidavit for the same in the court.

    I am applying for passport and on the form it is mentioned that i have to give ad in newspaper.

    I have an infant passport with my mom which is already expired and the name in the passport is abhimanyu, whereas i have changed my name to abhimanyu sharma.

    I have checked online for ad in newspaper and found a website myadcorner.com,
    which offered me a package of Rs. 1356/- in total for ad in Hindustan Times and the times of india. I am not very sure about whether that format is applicable as per embassy requirement for name change ad

    Please mail me the details on my mail id.

    Regards,
    Abhimanyu Sharma

  205. Hii Akshay..

    Firstly,thanks for the usefull information that you have provided.
    Just needed some suggestion from you regarding my name change in the certificate’s.I am currently planning to go for my further studies abroad.

    My Name: uday bhaskar Seelamantula(surname)
    10th and 12th certi: Seelamantula U Bhaskar
    Engg certi(Mumbai University): Seelamantula Uday Bhaskar father’s-name
    PAN Card: S Udaya Bhaskar(S in abbrivated and a added)
    Passport: seelamathula Udaya Bhaskar(h added in surname and a added in first name)
    I have met many of my study abroad counciller’s,they say that i need to get my certificet’s corrected,else it would be a problem while applying to college’s.
    I am currenly planning to change my name on the passport.Can u suggest me the procedure that need’s to be followed.And also suggest how can i go about the above certificte’s to be corrected.

    thanks,
    uday

  206. Hello Akshay,

    I have got my name change done in Passport in Dubai by filing an affidavit with Embassy and publishing the name change advertisement (one in India & one in Dubai). Is publishing change of name in Gazette of India compulsory? Can I use my passport as proof of change of name in India?

  207. My Maiden name is Surashree S. Roy & my husband name is Manas Bhattacharya.
    I want to make a gazette for change in name. I want to retain my maiden surname but the form has only 3 colums for Name, Father/Husbands Name & Surname. I want my name to feature as Surashree Roy Bhattacharya. What do i do? Please Suggest!!

  208. Respected Akshay Sir,
    I live in Delhi. I have applied for Passport for the first time but there is an objection in it because my mother name(Before Marriage) is Aashima Sharma and (After Marriage) is Sonia Sharma. As in 10th Certificate my mother name is Aashima Sharma and i had applied in the passport form as Sonia Sharma.
    1. Now, i have the Newspaper cutting for the change in my mother’s First name.
    2. i have an Affidavit regarding change in her name.
    3. Voter ID in the name Sonia Sharma.
    Passport official said to correct my Mother name in 10th Certificate. In that way i can easily get my Password.
    Can i Change my mothers name in C.B.S.E 10th Certificate..?
    Please sir guide me the correct procedure as i have been mislead by the AGENTS.
    Help me Sir.. i appreciate your help as your knowledge is very Good.

  209. Hi Akshay!,
    First of all thanks for your valuable information. Just wanted to know from where will i get Name change from & where should i submit it?
    i’m residing at Thane, Maharashtra. could you please help out please? it’s very urgent? thanks:-)

  210. Hello Akshay,

    I have taken my husband’s surname in my passport. My husband recently changed his surname. Now, i want the new surname of my husband on my passport.
    Do, I need to go for Affidavit Annexure ‘E’ – for major change of name OR
    Affidavit Annexure ‘D’ – for change of name after marriage.
    Kindly Advice.

  211. Hello Sir,I am from Bihar and my name in the birth certificate is Mohammed Moaz Haider but name in the school certificate is “Mohammed Moaz Haider N” since I have done my schooling from Chennai, there is N added at the last.. Now I want to have my old name( Mohammed Moaz Haider) in the school certificates too. What should i do have my name changed in the school certificates..

    Waiting for your valuable reply,
    With regards,
    Mohammed Moaz Haider

  212. hello,
    My name is v.premkumar@kalimuthu.i am living in tamilnadu.i need to change my name to v.premkumar in gazette of india. tell me the procedure and how many days it takes to finish.

  213. Hi Akshay
    My name on my passport, and degree certificates are different. none of my degree certificates have my middle name. my passport has my first name, middle name and surname.

    now while applying for a visa, it got rejected due to name mismatch. changing my passport is out of question, because that besides my birth certificate is my only proof of my middle name. please suggest how to change the names in my certificates. i have my degree and post graduate degree from uni pune.

    is the inclusion of middle name, and change of name, the same thing? is there a way i can get my middle name included in my degree certtificates. the gazette, is it accepted in other countries as well? because even if i do opt for a change of name, it will still be an attachment to the degree, and may not even be accepted by the respective country for authenticity or other reasons.

    hope you have a solution. thanks

  214. Dear Akshay,
    My Native place is is in Uttar Pradesh. There is discrepancy in My Surname.
    My name is Vikas Mishra & My father name is Laxmi Kant Mishra.While my 10th certificate name is Vikas Misra & father name is Laxmi Kant Misra.So there is differnce in my surname.( Misra Instead of Mishra).

    I have Pan card in the name of Vikas Mishra ( Which is my Original name)

    I am working with one Public Ltd company in Mumbai. They have taken my name as per my document name which is Vikas Misra. I could not able to open bank account because i dont have Photo id proof in the name of Vikas Misra.

    If I Want my orginal name i.e( Vikas Mishra )at all places please tell me what i should do ? OR If it creates lot of problem then should i go for pan card name change which i think will be easier task for me.

    In the Anticipation of your Response.

    Please Revert at Earliest.

  215. Sir,i want to change my name but i have fear that it create problem for me in my education.becoz my old cirtificate have diffrent name.i am undergraduate student. Please suggest me sir.

  216. My school certificates, my engineering certificates have different spellings so i want to change my name spellings in them

  217. hi sir my name is irfan shaikh. but in my birth certificate there is MD irfan. actaully in all document my name is irfan shaikh. i have changed name in gazzete. i want to apply a passport but passport officer not accepting a gazzete. they told me to get a affadafit and give name a name change advertisement in new paper English&marathi. sir now what i will do plz give me suggestion as soon as possible

  218. Sir,
    i am from distt. Doda can i change my name suneel kumar to sahil manhas in my 10th and 12th certificate. Please tell me sir what is the procedure and where i go to change the name i get confused about it.its urgent for me

  219. Sir,
    i am from doda (j&k). can i change name in my 10th and 12th certificate from suneel kumar to sahil manhas
    urgently tell me sir its too important for me help me and tell me where can i go to change my name

  220. Where do i check for the gazette published? Is there any website to check the govt gazette which is published? How often does it get published?

  221. Hi Akshay,

    I was born and completed my studies in Andhra Pradesh. Currently i am working in Pune from past 1.5 years. Can i change my name from Pune.

  222. Hi Akshay,
    I wish to change the name of my son studying in 10th class in kerala.
    Your advice needed. Thank you.

  223. Hi,
    I have changed my name and gender in gazzette of india but i have a property in chandigarh in old name and gender. How can i change name in it n if i keep it in old name dan wat all documents wud be required at the time of selling property?

  224. sir , my name in all certificates is “XXXX” as first name and “YYYY” surname
    but by mistake in caste middle name “zz” is added how can it be rectified
    will it be a problem to go for GOVERNMENT JOBS
    will affidavit be enough or wat correction can be made
    or can a duplicate copy be made reflecting the changes be made plz suggest as soon as possible

  225. Hello Sir,

    Really a wonderful website,iam an IT professional/stock market analyst/investor/RTI activist,iam from mumbai

    Recently got married and i want to change the sirname and middle name in the ration card,pan card of my wife,actually we stay in my wife house,so what is the procedure…

  226. Hi Akshay

    Hw can i change birth date in birth certificate???????
    bcz my 10th marks card ‘s birth date and birth certificet date is different ,to get passport ,it is nt possible……

  227. Good afternoon sir !

    I am from UP . I have change my name from Kariya to Deepak. I want to confirm that will I face any problem in getting the job (Pvt or Govt).Please guide me on this.

    Regards,
    Kariya

  228. Sir , first of all , thanks for this wonderful blog and platform for information.

    I was born in mumbai , name on my birth certificate is ‘adil husain’ , then my family migrated to u.p , name in my high school marks sheet (from u.p board) is ‘sayed adil husain asif husain’ asif husain is my dad’s name , i want to change my birth certificate’s name so that it matches with high school certificate (because i want to make my passport ), what is the procedure for me ? And which certificates will be necessary while going to the government press in mumbai .

  229. sir , my name in all certificates is “rahul” as first name and “garg” surname
    but by mistake in caste(SC) middle name”Kumar” is added how can it be rectified
    will it be a problem to go for govt jobs
    will affidavit be enough or what correction can be made
    or can a duplicate copy be made reflecting the changes be made plz suggest soon
    or as because it is a hand written certificate an initial be given over it
    ie name in all certificate —- Rahul garg
    and hand written caste certificate ——-Rahul kumar garg
    is high court affidavit enough for GOVT JOBS
    Please reply soon plz sir help Its highly urgent sir

  230. Hi Mr.Akshay,

    This is Firoz from karnataka, i would to know the procedure for my intercaste marriage which i am going to do soon.As she is from Hindu religion and i am a muslim so how can i proceed as i want to do court marriage and also change her name and to apply for new passport.Please i need your assistance in this regard.

    Thanks,
    Firoz – Karnataka
    INDIA

  231. Dear akshay,

    i think this is the no.1 blog for all who searching for name change procedure and doubts.

    I have few questions.and i hope u wil reply to me .
    I completed my 12th this year(2012).and i am from andhra pradesh. I changed my name CHANDU to KARTHIK through gazette. My problem is I recieved the gazette notification in intermideate 2nd year running days.
    Immediatly i consulted my princpal to change my name.he posted a letter to board of intermediate including gazette xerox copy but 4 months later my hallticket came with old name. My first question is Why it is happened like this.after completing intermediate 2nd year i applied to the EAMCET exam. When i am applying to this i want to apply with new name. The EAMCET exam apply is online process.i cannot provide the gazette xerox copy in online process. When i am applying to the exam he downloaded my details with my intermediate halticket number. My name is in 12th is old name. and applied to the exam with my old name.

    my second question is how to get new name in entrance exams which are in online applying process.

    And now i want a admisson with my new name in engineering colleges.i went to so many engineering colleges and asked them to give me an admission with my new name.they replied me that “i can give you a admisson with the name which is on the 10th memo. If u want a admission with new name then go and change the name on 10th, 12th certificates” . i know that name on the past certificates cannot change.i told them same.
    But they didnt listen to me.

    So my third question is i want new name in my upcoming memos. What is the procedure. If ur answer Just adding gezette xerox reflecting my name to past certificates. Why the name didnt changed in 12th standard.

    I asked so many people and searched so many websites.but i didnt satisfied I hope your answer will satisfy me.

    Thank u

  232. Dear akshay,

    i think this is the no.1 blog for all who searching for name change procedure and doubts.

    I have few questions.and i hope u wil reply to me .
    I completed my 12th this year(2012).and i am from andhra pradesh. I changed my name CHANDU to KARTHIK through gazette. My problem is I recieved the gazette notification in intermideate 2nd year running days.
    Immediatly i consulted my princpal to change my name.he posted a letter to board of intermediate including gazette xerox copy but 4 months later my hallticket came with old name. My first question is Why it is happened like this.after completing intermediate 2nd year i applied to the EAMCET exam. When i am applying to this i want to apply with new name. The EAMCET exam apply is online process.i cannot provide the gazette xerox copy in online process. When i am applying to the exam he downloaded my details with my intermediate halticket number. My name is in 12th is old name. and applied to the exam with my old name.

    my second question is how to get new name in entrance exams which are in online applying process.

    And now i want a admisson with my new name in engineering colleges.i went to so many engineering colleges and asked them to give me an admission with my new name.they replied me that “i can give you a admisson with the name which is on the 10th memo. If u want a admission with new name then go and change the name on 10th, 12th certificates” . i know that name on the past certificates cannot change.i told them same.
    But they didnt listen to me.

    So my third question is i want new name in my upcoming memos. What is the procedure. If ur answer Just adding gezette xerox reflecting my name to past certificates. Why the name didnt changed in 12th standard.

    I asked so many people and searched so many websites.but i didnt satisfied I hope your answer will satisfy me.

    Thank u

  233. hi..
    Actualy my grandfathers name is Pannalal Mataprasad Kesarwani n some where itz written as Pannalal Mataprasad Vaishya. KESARWANI is our surname n Vaishya is our caste name, so will u plz tel me what should be done to rectify this problem..

  234. Dear Sir,
    I belong to Jalaun UP. In my SSC marksheet and certificate my name is Vimlesh Kumar and in HSC & BBA certificate its Vimlesh Kumar Gautam. Now I am self employed person but in my PAN card and banking detail my name is Vimlesh Kumar and my career and educational certificate its Vimlesh Kumar Gautam.
    Now banking transaction are effecting on my career and banking detail. I want to change the name in my SSC marksheet and in govt record. So that I can continue one name and similar detail everywhere.
    Please suggest me what I should do and from where I can get the form to change the name?

    With warm regards
    Vimlesh Kumar Gautam

  235. i have completed my 12th this year and i m droping my this year for preparations for entrance exams i wish to change my first name in further certificates and in college . i live in delhi for last 8 yrs and completed my all school studies from 5th-12th in delhi but i basically belong to rajasthan and i need to change my name as my name is uttam and i m a girl so everyone use to make a fun of my name and i dont want it to happen to me further kindly suggest some short procedure that do not waste my time do not interrupt in my preperations.

  236. Dear Sir,

    We have taken admission in one of ICSE schools at Nagpur.

    We have a Birth Certificate of our daughter in the name ‘ GARIMA’.

    But, we have decided to keep the final name as ‘AAHANA’.

    I have changed the same in the Gazettee copy, I have also entered her name as ‘AAHANA’ in Ration Card.

    I have also given a Affadavit in the school for admission.

    Now, the school is saying that we cannot consider all these things.. we will only consider what is written in Birth Certificate.

    Nagpur Muncipal Corporation is having a Circular wherein name cannot be changed in Birth Certificate.

    Request you kindly advise.

    Thanks and regards

    Vishal Walde
    Nagpur

  237. HELLO SIR, ,
    MY DAUGHTER NAEM IS RINKU IN ALL THE RECORDS INCLUDING HIGHSCHOOL MARKSHEET. SHE IS IN 11TH STD. AND WANTED TO CHANGE HER NAME.
    WE ARE AT THANE, WHERE IS THE GOVT PRESS IN THANE AND WHERE WE CAN GET THE NAEM CHANGED. WHAT IS THE COSTS INVOLVED IN DOING SO.
    PLEASE ADVICE.
    RGDS,
    NARESH PANDEY

  238. Sir you didn’t answered my question. Please sir solve my problem. I changed my name 4 mnths back through gezette.i completed my 12th. And i am going to get the admission in b.tech.. So what should i do to get the admission with my new name….please reply me sir. I am waiting every second for ur reply

  239. Sir you didn’t answered my question. Please sir solve my problem. I changed my name 4 mnths back through gezette.i completed my 12th. And i am going to get the admission in b.tech.. So what should i do to get the admission with my new name….please reply me sir. I am waiting every second for ur reply …

  240. Dear Sir
    I wanted to ask you that I have Changed my Name from Rakesh Kumar Yadav to Rakesh Yadav Only has removed Kumar from my Name now I want to Change my Religion as well as My name I had apllied in July 12 & in August 12 Official Gazzete My Name was Changed. My question is I want to Change my religion on urgent basis Is it possible can I apply Now again In September?

  241. HI Akshay,
    Myself Pradip Gendeo Wadkar, and 26 yrs old and this is my actual name on my pan card and all other documents.
    Few years back unfortunatlly my father was died in a motor accident and we get some money at that time as I was minor at that time the accident tribunal deposited this money with bank but they wronglly mentioned as Pradeep Gendev Wadkar,instead of Pradip Gendeo Wadkar and now they want age proof for that name only,
    so my lawer told me to bring gazetted letter for Pradeep Gendev Wadkar name otherwise I will not get the money which was deposited on my name.
    1) Actually I don’t want to change my name form Pradip to Pradeep but only for this case i want it, so can gazetted letter will help me that mentioned name as pradeep, but i don’t want to change it permanently.
    Please help me out of this Akshay..
    Do the needful

  242. Hi,
    I am Narayan Gupta and lives in Indore (M.P.). I do not have surname in my school marksheet and passport and others official record. in my school certificate the name is Shree Narayan. so i want to add my surname and want to my name Narayan Gupta. Pls help me. where i get gazette notification form in indore

  243. Dear Mr Gandhi,
    My maiden name (R S B)is on all records. But based on my marriage certificate i got my passport done as (R V Y) now I want to change my name to “A B” what should be my earlier name that i mention in application.

    Thanks in advance.

  244. sir,
    Can i change my name in academic session in jkbose in 2012 and i am studing in b.sc part -1 .my name is suneel kumar in my school record can i acquire a new name sahil kumar plz tell me sir i am wating u r ans. How much money i have to spent i am doing all this becz i want to become a play back singer plz plz help me sir

  245. hey akshay i have changed my name from guddu ramavatar meena to vishal ramavatar meena but there is a problem in my old name i dont have a extra in my middle name itis guddu ramavtar meena but it is printed guddu ramavatar meena could it cause problem to me in my life n making passport plzzz help me

  246. hey akshay i have changed
    my name from guddu ramavatar meena to vishal ramavatar meena but there is a problem in my old name i dont have a extra in my middle name itis guddu ramavtar meena but it is printed guddu ramavatar meena could it cause problem to me in my life n making passport plzzz help me

  247. Sir I’m a christian hence hv 2 nms. I wnt 2 change the nm registered in the church legally. In my birth certificate I only hv the first nm written in it. In the form there is no second nm column only father’s/husband nm column is given. Is there any othr procedure 4 this.

  248. Hello Akshay,
    My Birth certificate has small spelling mistakes in my father’s and mother’s name and want to get it corrected. Can you please let me know procedure for it. My birth is registered at Malad, Mumbai

  249. sir i want to change my sur name only my name is in 10th and 12th certificate
    RAJ KUMAR . and i want to change from RAJ KUMAR to RAJ VEER
    how to change and i want apply for make a passport from this RAJ VEER. please reply me sir. I am waiting every second for ur reply …

  250. I stumbled upon your blog while googling. Excellent work. My name is Sachin NK. Am a Keralte and residing in Mumbai since last 12 years. My wife’s name is Ashita Lalit Mehta. Have got a 2 year old kid whose named Arshu in her birth certificate. My wife is yet to change her name after marriage.

    As I wanted my daughter’s name to be Arshu Sachin Nair, I had mentioned my name in birth certificate as Sachin Arvind Nair (Arvind being my dad’s name) and mothers name as Ashita Sachin Nair.

    Me and my wife has got passports, though expired, with our pre marriage names. Am going to apply for a passport for all three of us. So my queries are 1) Will an affidavit stating that Sachin NK and Sachin Arvind Nair are same will work, without name change proceedure. 2) At the time of school admission should I mention parents name as per child’s birth certificate. 3) My wife is going to change her name, will her name get changed with Nair surname even if my name has got no surname. Marriage certicate has my name as Sachin Nk and wife’s name as Ashita Lalit Mehta.

    Will really appreciate if you could post a reply.

  251. Hi,

    My full name is Charles Kingsly Nirmal Kumar G. in all the records like sslc certificate, degree certificate, voters id and so on…… except my birth certificate. I was born in Kanyakumari dist. Tamilnadu, but my permanent address is Trivandrum Kerala. The name in my birth certificate is ‘CHARLES KINSION NIRMAL’ a huge mistake made by my parents which they didnt notice.. now the problem is I need to apply passport, they require birth certificate for the age proof but the name in the birth certificate and other records mismatch… i need my name as CHARLES KINGSLY NIRMAL KUMAR G. as in every records. Any suggestions that will solve this issue is highly appreciated..

    Thanks and Regards
    Charles.

  252. HI, i am bhavesh sharma.
    In my all documents my father name is written as satpal sharma but my father has made all the proof like house agreement,pan card,ration card,etc. with satyapal sharma. my father is known by both the name. so if i want to change my father name in my further documents so what procedure it will take . or if i will keep same as above with satpal sharma so there will be any prblm in future with me.

  253. hi sir,my name wrongly recorded law kumar in educational document,but my correct name is lav kumar.confirm gazatte is required for it.

  254. Dear Sir,

    We have taken admission in one of ICSE schools at Nagpur.

    We have a Birth Certificate of our daughter in the name ‘ GARIMA’.

    But, we have decided to keep the final name as ‘AAHANA’.

    I have changed the same in the Gazettee copy, I have also entered her name as ‘AAHANA’ in Ration Card.

    I have also given a Affadavit in the school for admission.

    Now, the school is saying that we cannot consider all these things.. we will only consider what is written in Birth Certificate.

    Nagpur Muncipal Corporation is having a Circular wherein name cannot be changed in Birth Certificate.

    Request you kindly advise.

    Thanks and regards

    Vishal Walde
    Nagpur
    Mobile 9765875337

  255. Hi Akshay,
    I want to change my wife’s maiden name, since we got married 3 years ago. Tell me the gazette procedure to do so, the documents required for it, application fees, duration etc.

  256. hi sir,
    my name is lata, i want to change my surname in ration card can u plz tell me the procedure for changes & can it be done via directly from website. what type of documents should i submite for the change & this procedure appox take howmuch time

    lata dhane
    mumbai, maharashtra

  257. Dear all,
    can anyone help me as my birht dates in LC, Passport and Birth certificate are diffrent,
    In Passport and LC its is 05/01/1976, while in Birth certificate it is 18/03/1977 which is correct one,,,,can any one tell me what should i do .
    pls guide me and forward necessary document if anyone have.
    thank you verymuch,
    Nik
    Additional Details
    My passport is issued on the basis of leaving certificate as my all academic shows on that date,, i am aware about this,,,,becoz in my education record and in passport my birthdate is same,,,i am in great confusion…..how should i erctifu this…any affidavit or swearing document will help me or not..pls guide me..
    thanks

  258. Hello

    I am living in chennai and i am really confused as i carry incomplete names in each of my ID Proof. My full name is Lakshmi and my fathers name is Ganesan. In my passport my name is displayed as Lakshmi – First name and Ganesan – Surname. After marriage i started using my name as Lakshmi Suchindran officially. I have a copy of Gazatte book with me. But i did not give an add in any news paper. Now i lost my PANCARD and i need to reapply for that. Can i go ahead with Lakshmi Suchindran or its better to go with Lakshmi Ganesan. My problem is my LIC policy is having a name as Lakshmi G and my bank accounts are showing Lakshmi Suchindran.

    I am really confused now which name i should write while i apply for a new PAN Card.Is it easy to change a name in the passport without a newspaper ad.

    please advise.

    Much Thanks!

  259. dear sir,i’m from rajasthan.my name is ram,and i want to change my name ram to viren in 10th & 12th document and in future is their any problem in gov , pvt job,,,,,,,,,,,please help me,,,,,give me full suggession,,,,,,,,thank you

  260. hello sir,
    my name is varun .my problem is that in my 10th class certificate my mother name is trilotama and in 12th class crtificate is trilottma rani.
    my father name is in 10th class certificate is satyaparkash and in 12th class certificate and in all id proof is satya prakash .
    as above information show that different name spelling in certificate.
    i have passed my 10th class in 2004 and 12th in 2006.
    sir please tell me this will create a problem at the time of document verification for government job.
    if yes please tell me the solution of this problem at the id given below.

    VARUN
    criss.angel1999@gmail.com

  261. sir…in my all education certificate my name is ravinder bt other document my name is ravinder singh ….now problem is …I want to make passport …. Is there any problem for making my passport

  262. Friends, pl. give the information regarding the change of name with surname which is mentioned on the SSLC books issued by Govt. of Kerala. Any additional information like concerned offices etc. pl. write here. I am from Kollam distirict, kerala. If any office near kollam related with these pl. clear me.

    Thanking You,

  263. Hi

    my name is chamandeep and I am from mumbai
    I want to change my name to ‘Mandeep ‘
    as i donot like my name
    so is it possible to change my name.
    also , is it cumplusory to have a reason to change the name in birth certificate
    pls reply soon on my e-mail

  264. Hello Sir.
    Is it possible to change name in the birth certificate in Mumbai.
    I was born in Chennai.
    So, I want to know will I be able to change my name here in Mumbai…???

  265. I reside in Mumbai . Can u provide me the address of the Government Press in this city ? Secondly do I also have to put an advertisement in the newspaper about teh change in name ?

    Thanks,

  266. Additional Information.My Son was born in mumbai where birth certificate was issued.We are residing in pune currently (work place).

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