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How Does Religion Change Work For You?

Religion change falls under the right to freedom of expression and therefore is your fundamental right


  Religion Change in India - An Overview

In India, Freedom of Religion is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution. India is a secular country where changing religion is legal and anyone can practice and propagate their religion without any restrictions. IndiaTax offers the best religion change service at all the three stages which include creating the affidavit, publishing the advertisement and gazette procedure.

  Religion change legal procedure in India

Creating The Religion Change Affidavit

When an individual decides for changing religion in India, the process has to be done legally so that the new religion gets reflected in all the accepted government IDs across the country. In order to have that, a Religion Change affidavit has to be prepared mandatorily. The affidavit is a legal document that contains details like name, the new religion, old religion, and address. It must be made on stamp paper and notarized by a notary public

  Documents required for religion change application

An affidavit on a stamp paper of minimum value Rs.10. The original newspaper copy in which the advertisement was published Original conversion certificate from the respective religious institution. The prescribed application (proforma) in printed format duly signed by the application and two witnesses and declaration. Two passport size photographs. Photocopies of valid ID proof ( PAN card/ Aadhar card/ Voter ID/ Passport) A request letter along with the registration fee to the authority

  Documents required for Online Name Change Application

An affidavit on a stamp paper, minimum value should be Rs.10. The original newspaper cutting of the name change advertisement. A prescribed perform in printed format duly signed by the applicant and two witnesses. Two passport size photographs. Photocopies of valid ID proof ( PAN card, Aadhar card or passport) A CD with a soft copy of the application in .docx format duly filled. A letter stating that the content in the hard and soft copy of the application is true. A request letter along with the registration fee to the authority

  Newspaper publication after Name Change in India

Newspaper advertisement is a part of the process. The advertisement goes out in one national newspaper.

Also, its recommended to retain the copies of the published newspaper for future reference.

A Name Change advertisement in a newspaper usually contains all the details listed below:

The old name of the applicant

The new name of the applicant

Father’s/husband’s name

Age of the applicant


Number of the affidavit for name change created prior by the applicant

  Central Gazette publication after name change

Central Gazette is a better option to publish your name change advertisement and for government employees, it is a mandatory step. You need to send the following documents to the department of publication

FAQs on Religion Change in India

Yes, it is mandatory to submit a copy of the conversion certificate while applying for religion change in India

Here at IndiaTax, we take about 6-8 weeks to get your gender change notification complete in the Gazette of India

Yes, while making an application for religion change there need to be a witness to sign the application form. The witnesses cannot be your blood relatives




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