Hi I am Mohan Ganesh, 28, and going through tough situation. I would like to change my surname and father's name. My mother and father were separated and divorced when I was 3 months old[My birth day is 17-AUG-1985]. My custody was given to my mother. Later my biological father never tried to know about my whereabouts. 15 years later[I have completed 15 years by the time] my mother had re-married [It was registered] and my step-father adopted me formally. There is no deed written nor registered. All my education certificates, Passport, Pan Card, Driving Licence etc having my biological father's name and surname. But now I got married and I was blessed with a girl baby. Now I don't want to continue to use my biological father 's surname to my children. So I have published name change saying 'I have changed my name and father name due to adoption' in AP state governament official gazette. Using gazette I have changed my surname and father name to step father name in Pan Card and Aadhaar card. But I got problem when applied for re-issue of passport with change in father's name and surname. I have attached AP governament gazette while applying for re-issue of passport, but the passport officals denied Gazeette notification as proof of change of name due to adoption and asked for registered adoption deed. Even now i am worried about these changes might effect visa processing also. Because my adoption was not registered and my education and employment documents having my biological father name and surname. I have attached gazette copy. Please guide me how to proceed.