Name Change Letter to Bank: Learn How to Write with Sample Letters

A change in an individual’s name is mostly done for personal or numerological reasons. Once the name is changed legally, it is necessary that the individual makes the same changes in all other documents (bank account, ID cards, passport, PAN card, licence, etc.). In this article, you will be introduced to the format of a name change letter. Also, go through the samples to learn how it is written.

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How to Write a Name Change Letter to Bank?

There are various reasons to change your name. Most people change their surnames after marriage, or for some personal or numerological reasons. A person can request for their name correction in their bank account only after receiving the legal affidavit document to prove that their name has been changed legally. The name correction application can be written just like an application for bank statement or other formal letters to the bank.


Name Change Request Letter Samples 

We have provided a few sample name change request letters for your reference. Check them out.

Name Change Request After Marriage

Shilpa Mukherjee

Lane – 9, Bhavi Nagar


21st February, 2022


The Bank Manager

Bhavi Nagar Main Road Branch

ICICI Private Ltd

34 Side Road, Bavi Nagar

Pune- 580090


Sub: Requesting to change surname after marriage


Respected Sir/Madam,

I am Shilpa Mukherjee, a current account holder in your bank with account number (mention your account number), requesting you to change my name in the bank records, as I recently got married. There is an inclusion of my husband’s surname in my name. My name has been legally changed, and I want the same name to be reflected in my current bank account.

Old name: Shilpa Mukherjee

New name: Shilpa Das Mukherjee

I have enclosed all the legal documents along with the letter for your reference. I request you to kindly update the same in my bank account.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Shilpa Mukherjee.


  • Copy of Aadhaar Card with the new name
  • Affidavit copy of legal documents
  • Marriage registration letter

Name Correction Letter

Shalini Shinde

2nd Main Road, Satya Bihar




The Bank Manager

Satya Bihar Branch,

#88 Old Airport Road, Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh- 580090


Sub: Requesting for name correction


Respected Sir/Madam,

I am Shalini Shinde, having a savings account in your branch with account number (mention your account number). I would like to bring to your notice that the spelling of my name has been changed in all my legal records. So, I request you to update the same in my account as well. I have enclosed all the supporting documents, including the affidavit, along with the letter for your reference.

Old name: Shalini Shinde

New name: Shaalini Shinde

I request you to kindly add an ‘a’ in my name as mentioned above and update the bank records. I shall be highly obliged if the same can be reflected in all the bank records at the earliest.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Shalini Shinde


  • Copy of Aadhaar Card with the new name.
  • Affidavit copy of legal documents.

Frequently Asked Questions on Name Change Letter to Bank


How do I write a name change letter to the bank?

In order to write a name change letter to the bank, you will have to write a letter to the bank stating the reason behind changing or updating your name. You will also have to attach the legal documents to prove that it has been updated legally.


Whom should I address to request the name change in my bank details?

You will have to address the branch manager of your bank in order to request to change your name or update the changed name in bank records.


What are the documents needed to change my name in the bank?

In order to change your name in the bank, you will have to provide the legal documents for the same to prove that your name has been changed by the government. You can provide copies of the Aadhaar card, affidavit document, marriage certificate, etc.


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