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A name change ad is a legal notice that announces an individual's name change. It is essential to provide Name Change on legal documents, passports, driver's licenses, bank accounts, and other important records and other government documents.

To inform the public about the change of name as well as to provide evidence of the change for legal and official purposes you need to publish a name change ad in newspaper. The ad appears in a widely circulated newspaper, usually in the classifieds section. It is critical to adhere to the ad guidelines and ensure that it is published in a government-approved newspaper.

Name change advertisements are typically published in newspapers in accordance with government guidelines. The name change ad includes information such as the old and new names and the reason for the name change. The format and content of the advertisement may differ depending on the state or country where the name change is announced.

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Inconveniences caused due to Name Change not done

Changing your name have important impacts for your identity, safety, and legal status. When you are getting married or divorced or any other reason to assure your identity legal process of name change play an important role.It will help in your future identity and is important for official document processing if any and protects you from any fraud.If you are thinking about changing your name, you should consult an expert or lawyer to understand your situation and make your name change process easy by giving a solution.

It is critical that all official documents and records reflect the new name while person changes their name for any reason.

Here are a few examples:

  • Legal issues: If person changes his name but is not updated in any official document like a passport, adharcard, or pan card then he may suffer to prove his identity in court. This can cause complications when dealing with law enforcement, applying for government benefits, or seeking other legal services.

  • Financial issues: When dealing with financial institutions, person’s name is very important to sue login in bank and other sectors.

    When attempting to access accounts, make transactions, or apply for loans, failure to update one's name with banks, credit card companies, and other financial institutions can cause confusion and delays.

  • Travel issues: If a person's passport name differs from their legal name, they may have difficulty travelling internationally. This can result in delays, additional fees, or even denial of entry into specific countries.

  • Employment problems: If a person changes their name but does not update their records with their employer, it can cause payroll, benefits, and tax issues. It can also cause problems when attempting to verify employment history or obtain references.

A few reasons for Change of Name could be :

Change of Name after Marriage for Women

Change of name is required for various reasons for a woman post marriage specially for Indian Passport processing, Banking account operations, Endorsement of Spouse name in Passport, Inclusions of name in Ration Card, Matching of address of Ration card with the various id proofs, etc.

Change of Name after Divorce in case of a Re-Marriage

For the women to get any benefit post-divorce & in the new marriage it is important to have the last name legally changed as the previous family name would differ from the new surname.

Change of Name in Birth Certificate & School LC

A person does not remain in school all his life & moves on to take up a job either in India or abroad & with a lot of document frauds & stricter rules being followed by the companies it’s important to have a name change done on these certificates as they are asked by both private as well as government organizations.

Spelling Mistakes in Old Name

A spelling mistake in old name can be very troubling specially in family matters as it’s not possible to inform everyone of this mistake & hence usually it is seen that when the will is made by your ancestors or any of your family members gives you money in form of a cheque, the bank may not accept the same as higher amounts of more than 50,000 require a valid photo id proof hence the legal document saves you a lot of time & energy.

Change of Name of a child in case of an Adoption

Adoption is not a common practice in India but it does happen & when the child is adopted, generally his family history may be a mystery & hence during adoption the name change is required as the admission in the school becomes difficult without a valid legal document hence it’s important to change the name.

Change of name due to Numerology or Astrology

This happens a lot in the film industry & the name is the most important aspect of the person due to the celebrity status that he enjoys. All the contracts are signed with the name & requires changes to be done even in the bank accounts hence it is important to legally change the name for ease of life.

Change of Name in case of change in religion

These days cross religion marriages are very common& hence it becomes difficult to establish a relationship in between the husband & wife unless supported by a legal document & hence it is important to make the changes so that the future day to day transaction become easy.

Procedure for Online Name change in Passports

Follow the below given steps for changing your own name

Step 1 – Affidavit

Go to your local Notary and make an affidavit regarding change of your name. You have to mention therein your specific reason for changing your name. For example, you may like to change your name after marriage (especially for women), due to astrological or numerological reasons or anything. Recently, one of my friends was going to start his own company who was locally famous in his nickname, and thus he changed his name from Rishabh Agarwal to Saurav Agarwal.

Note: Here is your sample name change affidavit for reference. Tips: Make a few copies of your affidavit, and preserve the original one carefully. It’s better to scan it, and preserve its electronic copy on your external hard disk as well as on multiple computers. This affidavit can be used for changing your first or last name and also using the same, you can completely change your name (both first and last name, for example from Rishabh Agarwal to Saurav Verma).

Step 2 – Newspaper Publication

I, Sri ___________________ (old name) have changed my name from __________________ (old name) to ______________ (new name) by affidavit sworn before the Notary Public, ______________ (place) on ___________ (date). Henceforth, I shall be known as _________________ (New Name) for all purposes. ______________ (Name) and _______________ (Complete postal address). Full Signature Fill in the blanks with appropriate details and publish it in your local newspaper. Tips : You can choose any 2 local newspapers for publishing it. (No need for FrontPage coverage). Although you need only once copy but its better to get ten copies of that newspaper in which your statement is published and preserve it carefully, because it’s now a lifetime issue. It’s better to preserve both the hard and scanned copies of the newspaper.

Step 3 – Gazette Notification

Now for getting your name published in the Official Gazette of your state, for example: “The Delhi Gazette”, you need to do the following things :

1. Visit your local Government Press or the department that mobilizes Gazette notification.

2. Get 2 copies of “Deed Changing Surname Form”. (Fill this form carefully as per the instructions provided therein)

3. If possible get the phone number, or the mobile number of the person of that department who can help you for Gazette Notification.

Verification You need to send the following documents to the Secretary, Department of Commerce & Transport (Commerce), _________________ (State). Letter to the Secretary, requesting him to allow you to change your name. (Click here to view sample letter) The “Deed Changing Surname Form” 2 True copies of the newspapers in which your name change statement is published. Attested copy of the Name Change Affidavit. A print out of the statement in plain paper that you need to publish in your official Gazette. (Generally Same as your Newspaper Statement) A Copy of your current identity like your Voter Identity Card, PAN Card, Birth Certificate, School or College Certificates and etc. Tips: Get an A4 size envelope, put the above mentioned documents in it, and send it to the above Secretary, Department of Commerce & Transport (Commerce), _________________ (State). Make copies of everything and preserve them both in hard and electronic formats, for future reference.

Reference :

1. Here is your Gazette Notification Format.

2. Click here to view name change deed form.

Some Frequently asked question related to Chage Of Name Ads

Q : How do I legally change my name?

A : Legally Name change process in India is a complicated and hectic job. Filling out forms, providing identification documents, publishing a Change of Name ad, and paying a fee are all part of the process. You need to fill name change application form with all deatils and submit it to us with all required documentation. To finalize the name change, you may also need to place a Change of Name ad in a local newspaper and attend a court hearing.

Q : Is it possible to change my name for any reason?

A : The reason for the name change is vary like marriage, divorce, adoption, or personal reasons, you need to identify it. You need to follow legal procedures for name change, you cannot change your name to commit fraud or to legal obligations.

Q : What are the legal requirements for a Change of name? –Gazette or Affidavit

A : Yes, to release change of name advertisement in Economic Times Newspaper, the client has to produce the photocopy of gazette copy or affidavit. After producing this legal approved documents, then only Economic Times accepts to release change of name ads.

Q : What are the documents required for Change of name of minor?

A : To release change of name of minor in Economic Times, Mumbai edition require gazette copy / affidavit copy only.

Q : Do I have to go to court to file a Change of name?

A : No need to go to court. Just go to gazette office and complete procedure. After gazette copy, publish ads

Q : What time take for process of change of name ?

A : It may take one week or 15 days . If you are applying through us.

Q : What is a Change of Name ad?

A : A Change of Name ad is a legal notice that announces a person's intention to change their name. It is typically published in a newspaper to meet legal requirements and inform the public about the name change.

Q : Why do I need to publish a Change of Name ad?

A : Depending on where you live, publishing a Change of Name ad may be a legal requirement to change your name. It also serves to inform the public of your name change and avoid confusion.

Q : What should be included in a Change of Name ad?

A : The contents of a Change of Name ad can vary depending on the requirements of the state or country where the person resides. The format of name change ad in the newspaper include your old name, new name, the reason for a name change, and your statement to declare the name change.

Q : Where can I publish a Change of Name ad?

A : The specific newspaper where you can publish your Change of Name ad will depend on the laws of your state or country. Typically, it should be published in a newspaper in your local area in local and national newspaper.

Q : How much does it cost to publish a Change of Name ad?

A : The cost of publishing a Change of Name ad may differ as you select newspaper and days of publishing your ad. The cost can range from 300-600 Rs.

Q : Who should I contact to publish a Change of Name ad?

A : You can contact us on +91 9821454000 or E-mail us on info@riyoadvertising.com or E-mail us on info@riyoadvertising.com

Q : If I have more questions about publishing Change of name ad where should I contact?

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