Answer: Generally it takes around 30 days to completely change your legal name in India.
I am from India and I am going to start my own company. From numerological point of view my numerologist has suggested me get a new name and I want to change my name immediately. I have read your article How to change your name legally in India? (3 easy steps).
Could you please tell me, generally how many days it will take to change my name?
Good question! Rohit, this is India, here things can happen at the speed of light or may move at the speed of a tortoise. Everything depends on you. How urgent is your requirement and what amount of time you are going to spend for getting your name changed. I have seen people with good social contacts; have changed their name within weeks, means within a week you can get your statement published in the official Gazette of your state.
Generally, changing your name takes involves three steps (1) Affidavit (2) Newspaper Publication (3) Gazette Notification.
Affidavit – 1 days
Newspaper Publication – 1 days
Letter to Govt. for Gazette Notification: 2 weeks
Publication in the official Gazette – 1 week after getting the order from the Government.
So overall, it may take a month (more or less) for you to change your name legally in India.