Most of us think that name change process is quite complicated. However, Publishing your Name change Notification in Mumbai newspapers for passport  is the simplest than any other city. Simplest because name change ad booking can be done online and there are more newspaper options in Mumbai as compared to other cities in India.

If you follow all the steps involved in change of name then it would not take much time. It is better to follow the name change advertisement format for newspaper to get a perfect ad for you. In this article, we will help you with the process of publishing name change ad  which can be used for Passport purposes.

The time spent is less and once you know the procedure you dont have to run from pillar to post and you can easily legally change your name.

Kindly Note that the Name change advertisements Published in the Newspapers published from our end are approved and accepted at the Passport Offices in all seva kendras in Mumbai with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. We can say this  as we have been Publishing Name change Newspaper advertisements since the last 2 decades

Passport Name change ads

375/- ONLY

  • 21 YEARS OLD Co.

Option to make payments through Debit card, Credit Card, Net Banking, Free Charge, Paytm, mobikwik etc


Father's Name*Mother's Name*
Child's Old Name*Child's New Name*
Your Old Name*Your New Name*

Address to Courier Newspaper Copies*




Attachment - Proof ---Any ONE

Press the "SEND" button before making payment

click here

Possible Reasons for Name change in Passport.

There might be several reasons for which you want to change your name. Some of them are as followschange name ads mumbai newspapers

  1. ⇒ Marriage
  2. ⇒ Divorce
  3. ⇒ Change of name for Minors
  4. ⇒ Change Of Name / Surname (because you dont like it)
  5. ⇒ Change of Middle Name
  6. ⇒ Change of Name due to Numerology, Astrology
  7. ⇒ Change of Spelling
  8. ⇒ Change in Religion

Procedure for booking Name change in Passport

Please read this carefully. The Passport Office in Mumbai has made it mandatory that all applicants who have changed their names should  have 1) 2 self attested Documents with corrected names for eg. Pan card & Adhar card  or Election card and 2) Publish a name change notice in 2 Newspapers (1 National and 1 Local).  These 2 Documents   are supposed to be submitted at the passport office at the time of submission. 

Do we need to make deed poll affidavit – Annexure E ? Which Newspapers will the ad be published?

Prior to 28th Dec 2016 candidates having changed their names were supposed to make a deed poll affidavit also called as Annexure E and submit it at the passport office. However  Hon. information minister Mrs Sushma Swaraj has made the process simplier by discontinuing the process of annexure E submission. As of 28th Dec 2016 any 2 documents with corrected names have to be submitted at the passport office and a changed name advertisement needs to be placed in 2 newspapers. The Newspaper  Options for publishing passport name change advertisements are as follows:

passport name change

  1. Afternoon & Mumbai Lakshadeep – charges 375/- (Combined)
  2.  Afternoon & Aapla Mahanagar – charges 425/- (Combined)
  3. Free Press Journal and Navshakti – charges 470/- (Combined)
  4. Times Of India and Maharashtra Times – charges 1365/- (Combined)

How to Publish change of Name ads in Mumbai / Thane / Navi Mumbai / Panvel etc?

There are 2 ways to Publish Name change ads in Mumbai  1) Offline Process and 2) Online Process. we’ll help you reach us in both ways.

  1. Offline Process : Visit our Office personally and book the ad (Tiresome and time consuming unless you stay in our vicinity) Time taken 15 min to 2 hrs
  2. Online Process:  Book your change of name ad Online. (Faster and easier). Time consumed 5 – 10 min. Kindly follow the 3 steps below to book name change ads online.

Step-1) ⇒ Fill in the change of name Form below

Step-2) ⇒ Upload Any 1 Self attested photo identity proof  like  Pan card or adhar card or Election Card etc OR Gazette Copy

Step-3) ⇒ Make Payment through debit / credit card / Net Banking/ Paytm/ free charge, etc etc

Name Change Newspaper Cost

Charges For Name change in Newspapers for Mumbai city  Starts 375/- Onwards.  We also have other options available from 375/- to  1365/- in 2 Newspapers. 

  • Depending on your Budget you may choose any of the options from mentioned below and make online payment through debit / credit card, net banking or cash. (Do note all the papers are equally valid at the passport seva kendra office) 


cheap change of name ads

For Publishing change of name ads in Mumbai newspapers.  Fill in the form on the right, Attach Self Attested Photo ID / Gazette copy, and just press “send”. than transfer the payment by clicking the appropriate Amount Button. For eg. (Afternoon & Mumbai Lakshadeep : 375/-) 


Change of Name Sample ads for Mumbai as per the Name change Passport format


Standard Ad Format  accepted at the passport office (On the basis of Adhar/Pan/Election card)

  • I have changed my name from ASHA RAJU PINJWANI to ASHA RAJU PANJWANI 
  • I have changed my name from AJITH NAIR to AJITH KUMAR A NAIR as per documents


As Per the Maharashtra Gazette
  • I have changed my name from Sonal Jayesh Shirsat to Sandra Jayesh Shirsat as per the Maharashtra Gazette no (E-63521)
  • I have changed my name from Anish Kumar Kher to Anish Kumar as per the Maharashtra Gazette no (U-23924)


Sample  ad for Minor
  • We Faiyaz Usman Lakdawala & Farzana Faiyaz Lakdawala have changed our minor child’s name from  MOOSA FAIYAZ to MOOSA FAIYAZ LAKDAWALA as per Documents.
  • We Amit Raj Mittal and Pooja Raj Mittal have changed our minor child’s Name from Rahul Amit  to Rahul Amit Mittal as per Maharashtra Gazette No (M-172536)  

 Option to make payments through Debit card, Credit Card, Net Banking, Free Charge, Paytm, mobikwik etc

Step By Step Change of name ad Video

Follow the 3 Easy step Plan below to Publish your name change ads in 2 Newspapers
Name change steps


Father's Name*Mother's Name*
Child's Old Name*Child's New Name*
Your Old Name*Your New Name*

Address to Courier Newspaper Copies*




Attachment - Proof ---Any ONE

Press the "SEND" button before making payment

click here

Common Questions Related to Passport Name change advertisements

1) Are these Papers Valid? Never heard their Names?
100% Valid Sir / Madam. All the newspapers are approved and acceptable at Parel, andheri, Malad, and Thane Office for booking change of name ads for passport. In fact there would be a lot of people standing in the queue at the passport office with the same newspapers you have been carrying.

2) Can you Provide me the name change format for Mumbai?
Kindly refer to sample change of name formats given above

3) How to confirm that the ads are appearing ?
Once the Payment is made you get a transaction receipt in your email. Further you also get confirmation details via email between the office timings 10.30 to 8.00 pm about the date on which the name change ad is likely to be published in Mumbai 

4) What If I don’t get these papers?
Dont worry. Complimentary 2 English and 2 Marathi Copies are delivered all over Mumbai Thane upto Panvel, Dahanu, Karjat.

5) How will I get the Copies ?
4 copies (2 each of English & Marathi) are couriered to you in Mumbai ONLY by vichare couriers on the same day the ad appears. (Advertisers outside mumbai have to buy the papers on their own) Vichare couriers usually takes around 24 – 48 working hrs to deliver from the date the ad appears.

For Eg : If the ad is booked on 1st Jan, the ad appears on 2nd Jan, the newspapers are couriered on 2nd Jan itself and it reaches you by 3rd or 4th Jan. The Delivery timings for the courier is between 10 – 6 pm (except sundays). As such we request you to kindly provide us a complete address with proper landmarks and SEE THAT SOMEONE IS PRESENT at the address between these timings or else the courier comes back.

Kindly note that we find few customers requesting us to send the courier again in the event of their residences / offices being closed, though we are ready to help however in such circumstances a nominal charge of 50/- will have to be borne by the client Or you are welcome to visit our office and collect the courier between 10.30 to 7.00 pm on all working days (No extra charges if you visit personally). The returned couriers shall remain safe in our custody for a period of 15 days from the date of the ad booked.

6) Is this Just Online or are you people physically available ?
We are reachable on 022-23734638 / 23708196 / 9821566223. Our Office address is Classic Advertising, Office no – 10, Boman Behram Bldg, Seth Motisha Rd, Opp Sahakari Bhandar, Mazgaon, Mumbai – 400 010. Visiting hrs : 10.30 am to 8.00 pm

7)  Can you tell me the documents required to be submitted at the passport Office? 
WE Professionalize ourselves in change of name ads for all India as such  questions related to change of name are welcome. However for  various other issues related to passport documents and their submission You may call on 18002581800 Toll Free Passport helpline (Passport seva kendra All India) for more help

Areas Covered
The above name change process can be safely used in the Following situations :

    • Change of name ads for Passport in Mumbai / Thane / Navi Mumbai / Kalyan Locations
    • Change of name ads after marriage
    • Change of name ads for minors 
Areas Covered
  • Change of name in Deed poll Affidavit 
  • Change of name ads due to spelling error 
  • Change of name ads after divorce
  • Change of name ads  for  School Admission
  • Change of name due to change in Religion