How to change or correct name in Birth Certificate a complete process is explained
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At times you birth certificate check, you may find that name of the child entered in the Birth Certificate is not correct or due to some reasons we want to change.
The process is explained in this article.
Our process for name change in Birth Certificate in India?
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The problem discussed in detail:
There are different cases.
(1) Name is there in Birth Certificate but you want to change it
(2) Name is there but either surname is not there or you want to change surname
(3) You want to add the middle name
(4) You want to correct only the spelling of the name or surname.
Solution for name change:
Name is entered but wants to change in Birth Certificate:
Once the birth certificate issued is no details are changed unless and until the Registrar of Birth is convinced that the change you want is genuine. In most cases, the Registrar does not allow to make any changes.
Name is entered but either surname is not there or you want to change surname:
One can use either father surname or mother surname. Only married women can adopt husband surname after marriage. In other cases, your Affidavit has to be attested by either Tehsildar or SDM. Without this, you cannot change your surname. However, you can remove the surname at your will.
One can add a middle name in the name.
Spelling correction is also allowed.
It is always better that for any such corrections or changes first contact your concerned office of Birth and Death Registration from where you got the Birth certificate issued. In case they deny then you can do the process to get the same changes affected with the help of the Government of India Gazette.
However, note that only name/surname changes or corrections are allowed by Gazette not the Date of Birth. It means you cannot change the date of birth in any case.
“Birth certificate online” facility is not there for change/correction.
Documents required for name change in Birth Certificate
- Birth Certificate copy
- ID and address proof, if you are major
- If minor then father or mother ID and Address Proof
Steps -1: Preparing Change of Name affidavit
An affidavit for Change of Name in Birth Certificate to be prepared on Rs. 10/- or higher value stamp paper. Sign and get attested by Notary or Tehsildar or SDM depending on the type of changes you want to carry on.
Step – 2: Advertisement in Newspaper for Name Change in Birth Certificate
An advertisement for this effect to be given in a National newspaper i.e. Hindi or English at the place where you are currently staying.
Step – 3: Preparation of forms, making online payment for Name Change in Birth Certificate.
Visit the website of the Department of Publication, Government of India website, and download respective forms. Government fee is also mentioned on the website and make an online payment.
To know how to make online payments watch our video.
Step – 4: Submit your documents with the Department of Publication
The application may be submitted to the Department of Publication either in person by the applicant (if the applicant is minor then either Mother or Father has to submit) or the same may be sent by Speed Post, Registered Post or Courier.
We always prefer to send by Speed Post. If you are planning to visit and submit personally then note that office is open Mon-Fri from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm only for submission of applications
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