Tuesday, 12 July 2011
PROCEDURE TO CHANGE THE NAME OF A PERSON (MAJOR or MINOR)
Procedure for change of Name: Major applicant
1. As per Government Order GO (P) No. 483, GA (General C),
8th December, 1977, applicant (Native of Andhra Pradesh)
must file application in Annexure 1 to District Magistrate (District Collector)
enclosing following documents ( As per circular No. D5/7096/2003
of District Collector Hyderabad dated 30-08-2008) :
a. Two latest passport size colour photograph
b. Two independent citizenship certificate issued by Gazetted Officer
c. Personal sworn and signed affidavit of the applicant on Non – Judicial
stamp paper of Rs.10/- attested by notary stating exact reason for
change of his/her name.
d. Educational certificate from class I to Class Xth attested by Gazetted
Officer. In case of illiterate person any other proof of his name, age
such as ration card, voter list, electricity bill, water bill etc copy
attested by Gazetted Officer
e. Certificate from local Police station certifying that the applicant has
not come to any adverse records during last 5 years.
f. A certificate from the astrologer/numerologist in case request for
change for name is on such reasons.
2. District Magistrate after such enquiry as he think fit, will issue order in a
Forma as per Annexure II to the applicant.
3. Applicant then will send another application to Commissioner, Government
Printing Press along with order of District Magistrate for publication as
private advertisement in Andhra Pradesh Gazette on payment of publication
charges. Publication charges of Rs.50 for weekly Gazette and Rs 375 for
ExtraOrdinary Gazette Per application can be paid to Commissioner,
Government Printing Press in shape of Bank Challan or Demand Draft.
4. Minor applicant: If applicant is minor, as per Government Order, GO (P)
No. 332 General Administration (Genl. C) Dept dated 06.06.1983, Parent or
Guardian of a minor child can apply for change of name of child in
Annexure III and by following the procedure indicated for major applicant.
5. Applicant is a Government servant: As per Government Order GO (P)
No. 182, General Administration (General C) Dept dated 24-04-1985, the
Governmnet servant need not obtain order from District Magistrate in
annexure II but should execute a Deed as per Annexure IV on Non –Judicial
stamp paper of Rs. 5/- attested by two witnesses preferably those known to
the Head of the office in which Government employee is serving. The Deed
should be published in prominent local newspaper as well as in Andhra
Pradesh Gazette at his own cost. Process for publication in AP Gazette is
same as that for other applicants.
Annexure I,II,III& Related GOs