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Name Change after marriage

Discussion in 'Immigration Matters' started by RangoliBgnr, May 5, 2010.

  1. RangoliBgnr

    RangoliBgnr New IL'ite

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    Hello Friends,

    I am not very sure whether this is a befitting forum for this. But I would like to know about changing name after marriage. I would prefer to add my husband's surname after my name instead of changing my surname to my husband's surname.

    However, I am not aware of the implications of changing the name. I want to know:
    1. Will I have to get my name changed in all my marksheets.
    2. Will I have to get my name changed in Passport, PAN Card, Voter's Card etc.
    3. Will I have to get my name changed at my work place.
    4. Will I have to get the name changed in the registry documents of the property that I have bought?

    Please suggest. I am not sure how to go about this.

    Regards
     
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  2. deepd

    deepd Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Rangoli
    Here are the answers
    1. Will I have to get my name changed in all my marksheets.
    NO
    2. Will I have to get my name changed in Passport, PAN Card, Voter's Card etc.
    Passport -yes , PAN card-no, Voters id-No
    3. Will I have to get my name changed at my work place.
    Yes
    4. Will I have to get the name changed in the registry documents of the property that I have bought?
    NO

    For changing the name you need to publish it in two newspapers and make and affidavit from notary that you are changing ur name from this to that. This document will be a proof of your name change.
     
  3. RangoliBgnr

    RangoliBgnr New IL'ite

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    Is it also possible to continue with the maiden name or is it mandatory to get the name changed.

    Will I face any problems if I continue with my maiden name?
     
  4. saipavani123

    saipavani123 Silver IL'ite

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    [JUSTIFY]
    However, I am not aware of the implications of changing the name. I want to know:
    1. Will I have to get my name changed in all my marksheets.
    No
    2. Will I have to get my name changed in Passport, PAN Card, Voter's Card etc.
    No
    3. Will I have to get my name changed at my work place.
    Not compulsory i guess. I use my maiden name..because pan card is in maiden name and bank accounts are based on that. I use husband's surname for unofficial purposes.

    4. Will I have to get the name changed in the registry documents of the property that I have bought?
    This not sure

    Please suggest. I am not sure how to go about this.

    [/JUSTIFY]
     
  5. ShilpaMa

    ShilpaMa IL Hall of Fame

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    Rangoli pls edit your post to remove the real name, if it is.

    All you need is a marriage certificate & just one document with new name, rest of the documents can continue with maiden name.
    My passport had expired hence I got it done with new name & all new and old accounts are working for me.. office also has maiden name.
     
  6. deepd

    deepd Gold IL'ite

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    Rangoli

    Its absolutely fine if you dont change your name and keep your maiden name.
     
  7. swaran

    swaran IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Rangoli

    I have also changed my name but have not changed it elsewhere..like PAN,marksheets..in my official records i have changed.dont think it is necessary to change.

    Outside wen i use my hubby's name along with mine and face any name prob,,i carry my marriage certificate
     
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  8. RangoliBgnr

    RangoliBgnr New IL'ite

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    Thanks you ppl for the quick responses.
    I have edited my post, though the name was not original.

    What happens after we have a baby. The baby's parents usually have a common surname, but if I retain my maiden name, then my husband's and my surname would be different. In that case will I face problem for kids education or other aspects?
     
  9. ShilpaMa

    ShilpaMa IL Hall of Fame

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    Rangoli, generally if kids are a result of love making, you're too much into love with your DH and SURNAMES really dont matter any longer.

    Also most of the Indian families want the child to carry father's surname..

    In many indian states post marriage your identity becomes as:
    Wife Name + Husband name + husband Surname.
    No matter what you write or dont, govt officials have their own way of working when you visit them as married couple.
     
  10. Anvitha

    Anvitha Moderator Staff Member Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,

    even I never changed my surname and iam using my maiden name only. I have only few places like voter card with my DH surname.

    i have 2 kids carrying their father's surname and no problem at all till now.

    my DH also prefers writing my own name only when ever he has to fill any docs.

    all my bank accounts, office id , pan , passport all with my own surname.

    and iam happy for that

    anvitha
     
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