Make an affidavit for a name change with the help of a local notary. You will be required to explain why you wish to alter your name. For example, in some communities, after marriage, a woman is given a new name, which she may seek to alter legally, or someone may wish to change it because it is too long or difficult to pronounce.
Publish in newspaper
After that, you must publish the name change in at least two local newspapers. You should publish one in an English daily and the other in a regional publication. This is to make your new name known to the public. Keep copies of the newspaper with you at all times.
After it's been published, you should get it published in the official gazette of the state where you live. Fill out a deed changing name form at the gazette office to accomplish this. Remember to make multiple copies. Send the copies to the office to be published in the Government press as a gazette notice.
Documents Required for Name change in Education Certificates
- A letter to the secretary declaring you want to alter your name and requesting permission to do so
- The deed changing name form
- At least two copies of the local newspaper in which your name was published
- Attested a copy of the affidavit
- A photocopy of your present ID (PAN card, voter ID card, passport, etc)