Thus said Shakespeare in his distinguished work Romeo and Juliet. In reality, however, Shakespeare would have to put up with a lot of dissent from persons who are unhappy with their names. There may be scores of reasons why individuals change their names, ranging from numerology, change of religion, among others.
Though there are numerous citizens wishing to change their names, it is only a few who go ahead and get it done. The reasons may be:
Lack of knowledge pertaining to the legal procedure of changing of name
Lack of time owing to busy worklife
Not knowing where or whom to approach for the said procedure
Apprehensions and misconceptions regarding the cost and legal effect
If you have ever considered changing your boring name into an interesting one and had been holding back your urge due to any reasons mentioned above, fret not! We have solutions that suit your individual need.
LegalDesk’s Name Change Package
What are the steps that needs to be climbed before getting to that awe inspiring name with our name change package?
Create Name Change Affidavit
An Affidavit is a document in the form of a declaration. It is sworn by an individual before a person having an authority to administer an oath. All affidavits for change of name in India have to be printed on Stamp papers bearing a value of Rs 20. They then need to be attested by either a Magistrate or a Notary Public. The Magistrate may be either a Judicial Magistrate or an Executive Magistrate. However, it is more convenient to get attestation from a Notary Public, which makes it a less complicated procedure.
Types Of Name Correction Affidavits
An affidavit to change a person’s name may be of the following types:
Annexure D for passport It is used to change the name of wife after marriage to submit to passport authorities. It is not mandatory to notify in gazette or newspaper
Once the required affidavit is created online at LegalDesk, you have the option of either purchasing the soft copy or to get the hard copy printed on Stamp paper and delivered at your address.
After receiving your affidavit in your possession, comes the important task of making it valid- Attestation. We, at LegalDesk, are glad to mention that we will be able to help you with finding notaries in select cities.
After collecting your notarised affidavit, you may either proceed with printing of notifications in newspapers and gazette yourself or allow LegalDesk to assist you with the procedure.
Indian laws require publication of newspaper notification in order to make the name change known to the public. The newspaper notification contains a brief statement that the person so mentioned is changing his/her name from the old name to new name. The notification also mentions the date of birth and father’s name for better identification of the person. LegalDesk can assist in newspaper publications in all major cities.
Gazette notification is the last step in completing a name change procedure. Though name in most documents like Drivers’ licence, PAN card, Voters’ ID and many others can be changed without notification in Gazette, some authorities like Public service commissions and public sector banks do insist on Gazette notification, in case their applicants have applied in their new names. Hence, it is safe to have a Gazette notification ready.
While states have their own Gazettes, they cater to the requirements of citizens residing in their respective states only. LegalDesk assists in publication of notifications in the Central Gazette located in Delhi.
Procedure For Publication In Central Gazette
Every citizen who has changed his/her name should submit the following to the Department of Publication.
The name change package from LegalDesk includes all of the above documents which need to be drafted and sent to the authorities along with the newspaper notification, passport sized photographs, self attested ID proof copy and requisite fees through demand draft payable at Delhi.
Why Choose Name Change Package From LegalDesk?
By selecting our name change package, you get guidance in the entire procedure up to Gazette notification. You save a lot of time besides avoiding the hassles of going out to get the affidavit done and contacting newspaper agencies. You also have the privilege of getting complicated Gazette documentation made easy with our expertise. All these, at an irresistible pricing!