How to change name of nominee in case of account holder dies


My father was die due to sickness and my mother name is a nominee in bank account but there is an issue because my mother name is bharti but in bank account the nominee name was bhavika so i have to change the nominee name from bhavika to bharti so whats the legal procedure so should i have to follow..

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289 votes

You have to get the name change Gazzete done........ and the old name can b changed to the new name ..................... post whic make application in the bank for name change.........................


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You can get heirship certificate made which will have the names of all the legal heirs ,additionally was Bhavika your mother's maiden name ? then the requisite documents with an application/affidavit as per bank requirement can be given.

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154 votes

Dear Querist, Nominee can changed only by the Account Holder himself. As the Account Holder has expired, now it cannot be changed. In the bank details, alongwith name of nominee there would be a column for relation. So make a representation to the bank stating that Mrs. Bharti is the wife of account holder and it seems there is typographical error while making nomination. Also submit an indemnity and affidavit for the same.

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Rakesh V. Misar

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