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Nagpur - Apply for Change of Religion

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Procedure[edit]


The Gazette Department, the Government of Maharashtra provides online facility for user to Apply for Change of Religion. User can read the instructions and fill the form. Online service is provided by the government to save time of the user. The portal is available in two languages English and Marathi; user can select any of the preferred language. However, the application form can be printed and applied in person along with the necessary documents to Gazette officer.

Apply Online through aaplesarkar :
  1. The applicant needs to register on the website Login
  2. The applicant can login using the credentials and fill the form as instructed.
  3. The applicant can fill the online application form for “Change of Religion” in the citizen login section:Form
  4. Submit the application.
  5. After submitting the application, user will get a reference slip or number which should be kept for future reference.
  6. Status of the application can be tracked by the user in “Track your Application” section. For tracking the application, application id or reference number will be required.

Apply in Person:

  1. Applications can also be made in-person through the Gazette Department offices and sub-offices through the following link:
  2. You will be able to find the office location information and contact information under the following link :Office Locations
  3. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  4. After the authorities validate your application and the documents that are submitted they will complete the change of religion process.

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Required Documents[edit]

Identity Proof (Any one)
  • Pan Card
  • Passport
  • Aadhar Card
  • Election Card
  • Driving License
Proof of Address (Any one)
  • Ration Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Electricity Bill
Legal Document
  • Affidavit

Optional:

  • Marriage certificate ( if Any for Female after Marriage )
  • Affidavit ( If Any Made after conversion etc )
  • Divorce papers ( Incase of Divorce ) etc

For Minor below 18 years (Mandatory Documents)

  • ID Proof: Aadhar card or School id or Aadhar Card
  • Address Proof: Ration card or Aadhar Card
  • Age Proof: Birth Certificate or Bonafide
  • Photo: One Passport Size Photo
  • Application Form : Duly Signed By Minor if possible and parents or Guardian

Photocopy of documents should be attached while applying in person and scanned documents should be uploaded while applying online. Keep all the documents in scanned form like JPEG, GIF and PDF, so that it can be uploaded while making online application on the website. If submitting in person, xerox copies needs to be attached.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Further information and clarification can be obtained through following link: contact information

Eligibility[edit]

Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.

Fees[edit]

Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.

Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Application Form for Change in Religion

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

It takes Fifteen days for processing.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

Instructions[edit]

Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

People change their religions due to variety of reasons and the government Gazette makes it Official by publishing it in the Gazette. A disclosure of change of religion becomes essential in the later stages of your life for all official records

Information which might help[edit]

  • What is the gazette office address in Mumbai?
Ans : Ground Floor, Government Book Depot & Publication House, Near Charni Road Station, Charni Road, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, but Since 2014, The Gazette Application process is Online.
  • Can we change our address in gazette office?
Ans : No, Gazette notification is only for Change of Name, Change of Date of Birth & Change of Religion.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Maharashtra Right to Public Services Act
Publications Directorate, Mumbai


Others[edit]

More information which might help people.