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Letter to Bank for Change of Name and Address after Marriage

Generally, after marriage the wife changes her surname to the one same as her husband. Though this is not the case for many women who are in employment mainly in government organisations.

Where can you change your name after marriage and where you can't?

Ans: Any documents except the academic certificates.

You can change your name in your PAN card, Aadhar card, Passport, Driving License, Ration card, Bank account, Credit card, etc. and in any other official records as may be allowed.

You have to follow the process prescribed by the respective organisations for completing the name change process.

The academic certificates are generally not allowed to be changed, but still you can check with the respective institutions for the regulations on it.
letter to bank for change of name and address after marriage

What documents are required for change of name?

Different authorities and organisations have their own criteria on requirements of documents.

But, mostly, you will be asked for a copy of the marriage certificate / marriage invitation card / publication of change of name in the gazette, passport showing husband's name or vice versa, copy of photo identity in the name before marriage and photo identity in the name after marriage.

What documents are required for change of address?

Copy of Aadhar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, registered rent agreement, etc. Some banks don't even ask for any supporting documents and just ask you to fill their form and submit it along with PAN card copy. You have to show them the original PAN card for verification.

Here is a template of a letter to the bank manager requesting for a change of name and address of the account holder. Note: Some banks may not accept such request letters and would insist on submission of application in the pre-printed Form available at their website or branch office.

SAMPLE

Date: ..................

From
(Name of the Account holder)
(Complete Address)
(Telephone No.)

To
The Manager
(Name of the Bank)
(Branch's Name)

Sub.: Change of name and address in my savings account 
Ref: Savings account number ........................

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am the sole holder of the savings account bearing account no. .................... in your bank at ........... branch. I recently got married on (Date). After the marriage, I had to undergo a name change which mainly resulted in a change of my surname. My residential address has also been changed. Kindly note the following changes.

Old name before marriage: ......................................
New name after marriage: ........................................

Old address before marriage: ...................................
New address after marriage: ....................................

I am enclosing herewith the self-attested copies of the following documents as evidence of the name and address change.
(1) Marriage certificate; (2) Marriage invitation card; (3) Gazette copy; (4) Updated PAN card; (5) Updated Aadhar card.

Therefore, I kindly request your goodself to update the same in the records of the bank for my account and any linked services for it as may be required.

Thanking you!

Yours faithfully,

  (signature)
(Name of the Account Holder)

Encl: As above

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