NAME CHANGE PROCEDURE ONLINE

In this Article we’ll be discussing complete NAME CHANGE PROCEDURE ONLINE. We’ll be discussing the 2 most common ways or methods through which your complete name change  can be done legally in almost all your documents. Do note that the name change procedure for minor also remains the same.

The Procedure for change of name can be classified in 2 areas.

The 1st area involves publishing your name change procedure in Maharashtra Gazette which can be useful for making changes in your DRIVING LICENSE, BANK A/c, LIC, PAN CARD, SCHOOL ADMISSION, ADHAR CARD, RATION CARD, BANKS, CHURCH, PROPERTY DOCUMENTS, INCOME TAX, ETC. ETC. Do note that the 1st area takes care of ALL the legal aspects except for the passport. 

The 2nd area takes care of making name change in the Passport. The Procedure for name change has become simple now. You just need to  publish a name change ad in 2 newspapers with the help of any one photo identity proof like Adhar or Pan card etc. The 1st and the 2nd process combined together takes care of all your legal name change requirements.  Lets discuss each procedure one by one.

1. Name Change Procedure through  Gazette online Publication :

How do you publish your name change in gazette? Change of Name procedure in the Gazette can be effectively done through online Booking. Call 8888337373 / 8888337371 or just log on to www.dgps.maharashtra.gov.in or simply http://www.dgps.maharashtra.gov.in

DGPS is also known as the Directorate of Government Printing & Stationary, Mumbai.

  • Visit dgps.maharashtra.gov.in or www.dgps.maharashtra.gov.in
  • Register yourself with New Login userId and Password
  • Opt for Change of Name/ Change of date of birth / Change of Religion.
  • You may choose minor / open / Backward class
  • Upload all necessary documents including your photograph
  • Make payments online and get your gazette done OR kindly download the user manual here
  • For Help dial 022-61316404 (Gazette Office Helpline)
  • We assist in Booking gazette online for Name change procedure however our charges are 1195/- (Which includes FREE Name CHANGE ADS IN 2 NEWSPAPERS worth 375/-). 2 physical copies of the gazette are couriered to you and 1 pdf file is emailed to you so that it stays with you forever. Time Duration (10 – 15 days). call us on 8888337373 / 8888337371

Name Change Procedure

GAZETTE APPLICATION FORM

Just Fill the Form and Submit & We shall Get back to you. Or call us on 8888337373 / 8888337371

Select*

Old Name*Father's / Husband's NameSurname
New Name*Father's / Husband's NameSurname

Address to be Displayed in the Gazette*

Courier Address*

Reason for change of name*

Mobile*

Email*

Kindly Fill in the Form  and email us the following documents :

  1. Photo ID : Pancard, Driving Licence, Passport, Election card………… (Any one)
  2. Address proof : Ration card, Aadhar Card, Electricity Bill……………… (Any One)
  3. Birth Certifcate OR Bonafide Certificate (Applicable for Minors below 18)
  4. Passport size Photograph
  5. Download Application Form from here. Fill it, sign it, email it to us with all documents from sr no 1 to sr no 5 at : [email protected]

Name Change Gazette Documents Required

Name Change in Gazette after Marriage.

Name change after marriage in Gazette is a common requirement for women who get married.

After Marriage in most of the cases, the middle name and the last name gets changed. however in some communities, like Maharashtrians the Husband changes the Ist Name of the wife too. Name change in Gazette after marriage can be used in Passports, Banks, Ration card, Pan card and variety of different organizations.

Name change ads after Marriage is FREE in 2 Newspapers from our end.

Name change documents required to be submitted for name change in gazette after marriage

  1. Photo ID : Pancard, Driving Licence, Passport, Election card………… (Any one)
  2. Present Address proof : Ration card, Aadhar Card, Electricity Bill…… (Any One)
  3. Passport size Photograph
  4. Application Form to be downloaded from here. Fill it, sign it, scan it and email it to us at [email protected]

Name Change in Maharashtra Gazette after Divorce.

Name change in Maharashtra Gazette after divorce  can be done very easily. A troublesome marriage can lead to a divorce which can be painful. You can make your own gazette after divorce i.e you can return back to your maiden name  or a name of your choice or Or in case if the woman remarries she can choose the name of the 2nd husband in the gazette easily from the comforts of her own home.

Name change ads after Divorce is FREE in 2 Newspapers from our end.

Following are the Documents which are required for Name change after divorce : 

  1. Photo ID : Pan card, Driving License, Passport, Election card………… (Any one)
  2. Present Address proof : Ration card, Aadhar Card, Electricity Bill………….. (Any One)
  3. Passport size Photograph
  4. Divorce decree / affidavit
  5. Application Form to be downloaded from here. Fill it, sign it, scan it and email it to us at [email protected]

Name Change Gazette Documents Required

Name Change Procedure in Gazette for Minors/ School Admission

This is a common requirement amongst divorced women who wish to change the name in gazette for minors in school records. We get a number of cases of divorced women opting for their names and surnames instead of their husbands names in schools and colleges. The Process takes approx 15 days. Also there are times when the minor childs record is incorrectly mentioned or the names of one or both the parents is incorrectly mentioned in school records, In such cases name change in gazette for minor child becomes necessary and the gazette copy needs to be submitted at school.

Name change ads for Minors is FREE in 2 Newspapers from our end

Following are the documents which are required for name change in gazette for minors.

  1. Photo ID of  Parent : Pancard, Driving Licence, Passport, Election card………… (Any one)
  2. Present Address proof of Parent : Ration card, Aadhar Card, Electricity Bill…….(Any One)
  3. Child’s Passport size Photograph
  4. Child’s Birth Certificate OR Bonafide certificate (only for those below 18 yrs)
  5. Application Form to be downloaded from Above. Fill it, sign it, scan it and email it to us at [email protected]

Name Change Procedure in Gazette After Adoption

There are incidences where a family adopts a child and wish to give the child a new father’s name. In such cases an adoption deed is necessary for publishing Name change in Gazette after Adoption.  

Following are the documents which are required for name change in gazette after Adoption

  1. Photo ID of  Parent : Pancard, Driving Licence, Passport, Election card………… (Any one)
  2. Present Address proof of Parent : Ration card, Aadhar Card, Electricity Bill…….(Any One)
  3. Child’s Passport size Photograph
  4. Child’s Birth Certificate OR Bonafide certificate (only for those below 18 yrs)
  5. Adoption Deed
  6. Application Form to be downloaded from Here. Fill it, sign it, scan it and email it to us at [email protected]

2. Name change Procedure for Passport Purposes

How do you Publish a Name change in Passport.  Prior to 2016 a deed poll Affidavit also known as Annexure E was required to be submitted at the Passport Office. However the rule has now been relaxed. A simple Photo ID proof  like Pan card / Adhar Card etc with the correct name on it is sufficient to be accepted by major publications to publish change of name ads all over India.

It is also  accepted at 90% of the Passport offices all over the country. However there are some cities in which Annexure E is still required  which should be relaxed in the due course of time.

Below is the list of cities through which you can book a change of name ad.  You just need to select the city of your residence and follow the instructions. Sample ads have been provided. The name change process for passport  should take you no less than 15 min. Payment options of Debit card / Credit  Card / Net banking / Wallet is also been provided

 

 

Just click on the  Locations below for the choice of your city for publishing Name Change Ads