When To Use Affidavit For Change Of Name?
Reasons for changing name can be many such as personal preference, marriage (women), change of religion, modification or alteration of name due to numerological advice etc. Change of name can also mean addition of a word to the existing name, modification of spelling, change of surname etc. Before you conclude on getting a name change, weigh all pros and cons of doing so.
Name Change Procedure in India
The first step is to prepare a name change affidavit, which will be taken care of by our expert lawyers. The affidavit must have details of your old name, new name, the reason for the name change (marriage, divorce, dislike of the current name, numerology, religious reasons, political context, change of gender, and identity makeover, etc.), and the address.
Newspaper advertisement is a part of the process. The advertisement goes out in two national newspaper. You need to give an advertisement in two Newspapers, One should be in English language and another should be in local language. It’s recommended to retain the copies of the published newspaper for future reference.
After an initial name change application is submitted, your name will be published in the national gazette.
This affidavit should be used if you are changing your original name to a new name and have discarded the old name. If you need to make an affidavit to state that you have used variations of the same name, or known by two names, please use One and the Same Name Affidavit.