Name Change Procedure in Telangana

Name Change Procedure in Hyderabad Telangana by VLN Legal Services providing guidance how to apply for name change in Hyderabad and procedure and process in getting name change legally in accordance with the guidelines of Government of Telangana to change name.   In this portal explained procedure to change name in ID Proofs, certificates and in other documents legally.  In Telangana some people are changing their names as per latest trends, numerology, horoscope and some other reasons.  Name corrections are somewhat different, if names were entered wrongly or with spelling mistakes in ID Proofs, in school records may be due to parental mistake or typographical errors, and or in some other reasons, the procedure in correcting names is also same as Change of Name. The Government of Telangana is providing legal solution to change name or rectify the mistakes in existing name.

Change of Name divided into four categories: viz.,

  1. Change of Name for Majors
  2. Change of Name for Minors   
  3. Surname change for women after marriage
  4. Change of Name for State Government Employees.  

The procedure & process is three stages as prescribed below.

1st Stage – Police Verification :

Apply for Police Verification Certificate to start the name change process, the person with existing name should not involve in any criminal offences or registered or pending criminal cases in any court of law,  so Police clearance/verification Certificate is very much need to apply for Annexure-II Certificate to local Tahsildar.  This kind of reason you must approach to your nearest Police Station or Commissioner of Police by way of Letter along with Affidavit in minimum value of Non-Judicial Stamp Paper/Bond Paper duly Notarize,  all ID Proofs such as Voter ID, Ration Card, Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Passport etc., and SSC Memo for Date of Birth Proof, other relevant educational certificates, recent passport size photograph. and process fee through E-seva or Mee Seva or by approach directly.  After investigation the police officials will give Verification Certificate if you are fit.

Note: Regarding Minors in most of the cases, for the minors with above 10 years age group should also produce Police Verification to issue Annexure-II Certificate.  For minors their parent or guardian should apply on behalf of minor.

2nd Stage – Annexure-II Certificate :

Apply for Annexure-II Certificate to your nearest Tahsildar-cum-Executive Magistrate of your locationl or Taluka in the form of Annexure-I Application along with original copy of Police Verification Certificate, Affidavit in minimum value of non-judicial stamp paper/bond paper duly notarize, SSC Memo and other educational documents if any, all your ID Proofs such as Aadhar Card, Ration Card, Voter ID, Passport, PAN Card and recent passport size photograph etc.

The Tahsildar-cum-Executive Magistrate of your locality after thorough investigation on the basis of information available in the application furnished by you and after inquiry and on the basis of the information available on records issue Annexure-II if you are fit.

Note: Regarding minors their parent or guardian should apply on behalf of minor child in the form of Annexure-III Application.

3rd Stage – Gazette Publication :

After getting Annexure-II Certificate from Tahsildar finally apply for Gazette Publication in Telangana Official Gazette, along with original copy of Annexure-II enclose all your Educational Certificates, ID Proofs such as Voter ID, Passport, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Ration Card, recent passport size photograph. and process fee by way of Demand Draft.  After verification and scrutiny of all documents submitted by you the officials of Gazette will publish in Telangana Official Gazette,  if Gazette Office may deems fit.  After getting the Copy of Gazette, the process is completed.

Note:  You may change all your ID Proofs and other related documents by submitting copy of Gazette by highlighting your name to authorities concerned.   No need of change of educational certificates, simply enclose copy of Gazette wherever necessary for further studies or jobs.

Name Change for State Govt. Employees

The Employees of Government of Telangana may submit their request directly to Gazette of Telangana along with Affidavit/Deed duly attested by their superior authority along with two witnesses, ID Proofs, one photograph and publication charges.

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