Sample affidavit for legally changing your name

Here is the sample affidavit that will help you to change your name. Generally the process of changing name (from old name to new name) involves three steps (1) Affidavit (2) Newspaper Publication (3) Gazette Notification. So the first step towards changing your name is making an affidavit for changing your name.

Note: In your affidavit you have to mention carefully the specific reason or reasons for which you want to change your name. You must have a valid reason for changing your name.


Before the Notary Public, City Name


I Mr. ……………………….. S/o ………………………………… aged about ____________ yrs, resided at………………………………. Do hereby solemnly affirm and sate a follows:

1. That my recorded name in school and college is ______________(YOURNAME), but I myself popularly known as _________________(New name).

2. That after the completion of my studies I want to start a business in IT Sector. From the numerology point of view; I came to a conclusion that the business in my nickname as in the name of NICKNAME will helpful for my endeavours.

3. That by virtue of this affidavit, I changed my name from YOURNAME (old name) to CHOSENNAME (new name) and henceforth I shall be known as the CHOSENNAME (new name) for all purposes.

4. That the facts stated above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Identified by

Advocate Deponent


Certified that the above named deponent being identified by ______________( ADVOCATE NAME), do hereby solemnly affirm his knowledge and belief.



Notary Public, CityName

8 Responses to Sample affidavit for legally changing your name

  1. shireen hasan October 11, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    i want to change my daughter’s name in her birth certificate . please suggest hw ?

    • parvez April 8, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

      Dear miss,

      For new name, provide them, name change affidavit, two diffrent news paper copy, and gazzated officer copy. with his origional Birth cirty.

      save ur time …!!

  2. anju January 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    want to change my daughter name with her new father name as i x hus was death provide format for affidavit

  3. K.NAMBIRAJAN January 28, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    dear sir

    in my birth certificate my name is K.NAMBIRAJ but in my all documents like shcool certificates,driving liscense and ration card my name is K.NAMBIRAJAN

    i have applied for passport they said u should have change name in birthcertificate and come again
    and i have gone to corporation office to change name in birthcertificate they said u should change name in Gazzete office

    i have name changed my name as a K.NAMBIRAJAN and went to passport office and they now asking name change affdavit and two reputed local newspaper ads now what i should do and for these how much should i pay

    waiting for ur valuable comments,



    • parvez April 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

      Dear sir,

      If you give gazzated copy to passport department, then not required paper add and affidavit,

      if you not given gazzated copy, then you required to attached paper add, and affidavit both.

      save u’r time..!!

  4. Kaushik February 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    After our marriage, we opened up an account with locker in co-operative bank with my wife’s changed name (after our marriage), but I don’t have any legal documents with that new name to submit for KYC. Bank’s clerk says that we have to submit affidavit for that. Can anybody help me what should be draft of affidavit in this case?

  5. deepthi mony June 11, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    My name in the passport states
    First name: Mony Deepthi
    Last name: blank

    I have a visa stamped on my passport based on this.

    I would like to change my name to
    First name: Deepthi
    Last name: Mony

    Would this affect my visa?

    How do I go about this?
    Or will an affidavit that says the above suffice?


    Deepthi Mony

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