Whether you reside in Panaji or a remote town in Goa, Name Change process is no longer a tedious method. With LegalDesk.com’s assistance, you can Change your Name sitting at the comforts of your home!
Every citizen, once a major by age needs a host of Government-issued identity cards, not to mention address proofs in the form of bills. We are, in short words, at their mercy if we are to have access to most or any of the institutions (marriage, school, job, education and so on!). Though you may have convinced your near and dear ones to address you with a name you are comfortable with, your identity is nevertheless defined by your ID cards.
Why tolerate? LegalDesk.com will help you change it. What’s more, the Government of Goa probably has the simplest of all the procedures we have ever set eyes on. No hassling with bureaucracy or waiting in long queues! Goa is also exclusive for its own Act on the rules and regulations surrounding the process of Change of Name.
Filing An Application
The Goa Change of Name and Surname Act, 1990 lays down the procedure for change of name and surname of any person born in the State of Goa.
What could be extended into three tedious steps of Affidavit, Newspaper and Gazette Ad Publication (which is the norm if you are changing your name by notifying the Central Gazette), through the mandate of the above law is now crammed into one application, the Goa Government Printing Press refers to as the Form A.
Documents required for the FORM A of Name Change –
- An Affidavit, an affirmation of facts.
- A photocopy of the birth certificate.
- A photocopy of your Identity Proof – PAN Card, Ration Card, Aadhar Card, Passport, Driving License or Voter’s Identity Card.
To Change your Name, you need to apply to the respective Registrar Office of your jurisdiction where your birth is recorded, and remember to carry the above documents without which your Form cannot be submitted to the Registry.
How To Create An Affidavit, You Ask?
With the help of LegalDesk.com, now you can draft Affidavits online, without having to suffer hassles from lawyers or agents, who at most times charge a lot more than what their service is worth for.
Our Affidavit templates are open for customization as your suggestions are very precious to us and also for the fact that the product we wish to serve should also serve your best interests since these matters concern legality. Furthermore, all the templates available on our website are lawyer-verified. If anything, it is more worth spending on as it saves both time and energy which is to be otherwise invested finding a reliable lawyer.
Some of the ready templates of Affidavits that are available in our portal can be referred below –
- Name Change Affidavit
- Post-marriage Name Change Affidavit
- Minor’s Name Change Affidavit
- Name Correction Affidavit
- Passport Name Change Affidavit (Annexure E)
- One and the Same Person Affidavit
An Affidavit usually contains the basic information of the deponent, which includes the old name, new name, age, parent’s’/spouse’ name, present/permanent address and if any, the reason for Change of Name. An Affidavit turns from a document to an instrument only when it is printed on a Stamp Paper and its mandated duty duly paid. The Indian Stamp (Goa, Daman and Diu Amendment) Act, 1968, specifies that a Duty of ₹ 20 is to be paid as Stamp Duty for the purpose of procuring a Stamp Paper.
It is then to be attested by a Notary Public also referred to with designations of S.E.M Advocate and Oath Administrator.
Depending on the type of Affidavit that is to be signed, a certain set of documents is to be shown to the Notary Public. For example in the instance where one is changing her name for divorce, court divorce papers are to be produced and marriage registration copies when one is changing their name after marriage.
Submitting FORM A To The Registrar Office
Submission of Form A along with the documents mentioned above to the Registrar Office (that office where your birth is recorded) should mark the end of your name Change Procedure in Goa. The Form A that you submit to the Registrar Office, shall undergo an enquiry conducted by the registrar and shall issue an order within sixty days, based on the result of the review of your application. If the result is positive, the rest, i.e., publication of private advertisement in the Goa Gazette is taken care of by the Registrar office.
Affidavits prepared from LegalDesk.com will be printed on a Stamp Paper of suitable denomination and delivered to your doorstep, all the more reason for you to start customizing yours by clicking the button at the end of this article. If you have already drafted your Affidavit through an advocate, upload your document onto our website for we will print it on a Stamp paper and deliver.
Received An Objection For Name Change?
If you are one to have received an objection after submitting your Form A to the District Registrar Office, there is a provision where you can reappeal the District Magistrate Office seeking the cause of rejection of your Name Change Form and ways to rectify the same. Within thirty days from the date you receive the order of rejection of the order or Form, appeal to the Chief Registrar requesting Change of Name. If no objection is received the Registrar shall under the extract of Section 17 of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 based on the applicant’s birth registration, enters the relevant details in the registrar of his/her birth which can either be the changed name or surname.
Want To Change Name Through The Central Gazette?
If unwilling to Change your Name through the Goa Gazette, one can Change their name through the Central Gazette, the office of which is located in the capital, New Delhi. Here, as mentioned earlier, the process differs vastly. The specifics of the same can be referred from our website as we carry out the entire process as a part of our Name Change Package. Here is a brief break up of the procedure for applying Name Change through the Central Gazette –
- Creating An Affidavit
- Newspaper Ad Publication in both a regional and National Newspaper
- Private Ad Publication in the Central Gazette
Whether you want to avail each of these services separately, or the whole Name Change Package together, for the best and the most user-friendly of services for availing legal documents, don’t look beyond LegalDesk.com. Sit at the comforts of your chair from home and do legal stuff! It’s not exclusive to lawyers anymore!