Information compiled by volunteer – Aakash Nandi. Contact TWEET Foundation for any further clarifications by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The overall process for Legal document changes may differ across various states, we have tried to compile the broad steps to be followed for the same :
STEP 1 (Affidavit)
Generally mentioned details are:
Refer to Annexure 1 for sample affidavit format
STEP 2 (Medical Documents)
The below medical documents are required:
STEP 3 (Newspaper Advertisement)
Publish name change advertisement in two newspapers (1 national and one regional)
There are two formats that can be used to publish Advertisement in newspaper:
NOTE: Please retain at least 5 copies of newspaper since this might be required in applying for different IDs
STEP 4 (Apply for Aadhar Card)
Now online updation of Aadhar details has been suspended. Please visit your nearest Aadhar Enrolment Centre for updating name and gender change details. It is better to visit a Government enrolment centre instead of a third party vendor.
Please be honest in explaining the officer in charge that you are a transgender person and willing to change details.
NOTE: In case affidavit does not suffice, copy of gazette publication of name change or Certificate of Identity that has photo issued by Gazetted Officer can also be provided.
STEP 5 (Central Gazette Publication)
Please go ahead with this only if you feel this is a necessary step. Gazette Publication might be required in changing Educational Documents and Bank Account Details.
NOTE: Please go for Central Gazette Publication instead of State Gazette (if possible) since it has higher legal value.
Please contact TWEET (Transgender Welfare Equity & Empowerment Trust) foundation in Delhi. TWEET helps in acquiring the Gazette Publication, but you have to travel to Delhi to get this done.
Documents required are:
Refer to Annexure 4 for sample gazette publication
STEP 6 (Apply for PAN Card)
You can apply for PAN online or at any PAN correction centres available.
Name and gender change can be done by submitting the below documents.
STEP 7 (Bank Account Details Update)
Visit your bank home branch to get the bank account details changed.
Documents required are as follows:
NOTE: The procedure for updating account details varies from bank to bank, thus it will be good to speak with the concerned bank representative and get the details changed by submitting supporting documents.