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How to change name legally in Odisha?

  • Create an affidavit for a change of name
  • Publish about your name change in the Newspaper
  • Notify it in State Gazette

Affidavit Submission for changing the name legally in Odisha.

The necessity of the name change must be stated in an affidavit. The affidavit must contain these specifics.

  1. Full name of the applicant
  2. Father’s name or husband’s name (in case of married women)
  3. Full residential address
  4. A declaration stating that the facts provided in the affidavit are true and correct

Newspaper Publication for changing the name legally in Odisha.

  • One classified should be in daily publishing news in the local official language of the State.
  • The second classification should be published in a local English Newspaper.

You can contact the newspaper company here


Gazette Notification for changing the name legally in Odisha


For government workers, Gazette Publication is required; for everyone else, it is not. However, they might ask you for a copy of the Gazette if you need to change your name on a number of certificates and identification cards.

You must thus announce your new name change in the gazette. You can speak with the government's office of the Controller of Publication. press for the same in your State. For your name to be published in the State Gazette, the following documents are needed.

  • An affidavit duly signed by the applicant and attested by Judicial Magistrate/Notary.
  • Original newspaper in which name change ad is given.
  • Prescribed proforma (should be computer typed and not handwritten) with signatures of applicant and two witnesses.
  • A C.D. (compact disc) that contains the soft copy (typed content, not a scanned copy) of the application in MS Word format. In place of the signature of the applicant, the applicant’s old name has to be given and witness details need not be included.
  • A certificate in which the applicant declares that the contents included in both soft copy and hard copy are similar. The applicant should duly sign the certificate.
  • Two passport-size photographs, both self-attested by the applicant.
  • A photocopy of valid ID proof, self-attested by the applicant.
  • A request letter along with the requisite fee as per the Authority.


Fees and Charges for changing the name legally in Odisha (Approx)

It might cost you around INR 3000 to change your name in Odisha. The following are a few of the charges included in it.

Affidavit - INR 20 stamp paper

Notary charges - INR 200

CD - INR 50

Newspaper - INR 750

Gazette Notification - INR 1500

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