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Everything you need to know about gender change and name in India

Gender Change and Name Procedure In India

by SalenaMartine

Are you from the trans community? Are you thinking about how to change names before or after gender change surgery?

No doubt, being new to the entire process, it’s obvious to have some doubts and difficulty knowing what to expect. In this article, the entire information for the same is compiled to enlighten you about the right steps for the same.

Legal name change: Steps involved in the name

For a male to female or female to MaleMale, the legal name change include three major steps, which are:

  • Get the affidavit

Once you get the affidavit for name change and gender, you need to pay around Rs 300/-.

  • Publish Newspaper Advertisement

You have to select any one local newspaper of your choice and be given a copy of the affidavit for an ad. The entire process can be done online while you are at your home. If you don’t want to get that much attention, go for a newspaper that’s not that popular, and within a few bucks, your work is done.

  • Tell about the name and gender change in the Gazette

To notify about the female into Male and Male into female sex-change surgery, you can use the Gazette. The Gazette is the government official magazine which is different for both Central and State governments. In case of gazette notification, here is the list of necessary steps that need to be followed:

  • Get the affidavit copy to get the name and gender change
  • An undertaking that needs to be signed by the applicant
  • Original newspaper
  • Prescribed proforma in duplicate duly type by mentioning applicant signature and two witnesses.
  • D. that includes necessary print without mentioning the portion in M.S. word and type name in place of signature.
  • Two passport size photographs (self-attested) and a self-attested photocopy of I.D. proof
  • Attested copy of the medical document

Once all these three things are done, then you are eligible to make changes in the following:

  • PAN
  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter card
  • Company ID
  • And any other, if necessary

It’s all about making sure every step is done with utmost caution. If you are not sure what to do, then you can take the help of the experts or someone in your known who has recently gotten a gender change surgery procedure.

Are you planning for gender reassignment surgery?

The surgical approach is the right way to make yourself feel confident and boost your self-esteem. The best part of getting a gender change is that you can make the necessary change from top to bottom and look at the way you feel about yourself. Indeed! You don’t have to stop yourself in any manner. Do things that you like or make you feel how it makes you happy. If you wish to get gender reassignment surgery, then schedule your initial consultation at VJ’s Transgender Clinic to get yourself a customized treatment plan to ensure for transformation process goes in the way you want it to be. Talk about your desires with the doctor in the first place.

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