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Affidavit For One And The Same Person

Although uncommon, there are some instances when papers issued by Govt. misspell our names or other details. It may seem like a common mistake but its repercussions are many. If your name is spelled inconsistently in different documents, some officials may reject it. Although it is possible to get it corrected, it may be simpler to just make an affidavit saying that you are indeed the person being mentioned in a certain document. That is what the affidavit for one and the same person is for.

How To Create An Affidavit When You Are Known By Two Variations in Name

Normally, such an affidavit would be drafted by a lawyer so the deponent must approach a lawyer with the documents where his/her name has been incorrectly printed. The lawyer then drafts an affidavit for you, prints it on Stamp paper and gets you to swear it before an official with the power to witness an oath.

This method may not be suitable for everyone especially folks who are super busy. LegalDesk offers ready to use, pre-drafted agreements that can be created in a few minutes. All you need to do is fill in your details and then do a thorough review. After that, you can either print it yourself on Stamp paper or you can let us handle that part and send you a Stamp paper printed copy.

When Do You Need To Make Name Change Affidavit

There are many cases when you need to make an affidavit to handle name discrepancies.

  1. Name differs in certificates issues in school or colleges.
  2. Middle or last name is missing
  3. Name is misspelt by mistake or during translation from local language to English
  4. Initial is missing or not expanded
  5. You just what to change your name for numerological reasons
  6. Name change after marriage
  7. Name change after divorce, change in religion, or personal preferences

This affidavit should be used when your name has been differently entered in various documents due to some errors like deletion of a letter or addition of any letter etc. If you are changing your name and discarding the old name, please use our Affidavit for Change of Name

What Should Be Included In The Affidavit?

Ideally, an affidavit for one and the same person should include the following details:

  1. The original name of the deponent
  2. Changed name of the deponent
  3. Document in which the change occurs
  4. Deponent’s relevant personal details
  5. Declaration stating that there is no fraud or misrepresentation in the affidavit

How To Make It Legally Enforceable And Valid?

The procedure to make this affidavit legally valid is no different from that of validating other affidavits. The deponent must prepare the affidavit and print it on Stamp paper of recommended value and swear before an official who has the authority to witness and validate oaths. Once both the deponent and the official who witnessed the oath signs the affidavit, it is considered legally valid.

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For those of you who have neither the time nor the money to go about getting this done by a lawyer, LegalDesk will provide you with templates that are lawyer verified. All you need to do is simply fill in your details and pay a nominal fee. We also have the provision to print your affidavit on Stamp paper and mail it to an address you request. Try it now!

  • Poornima

    Hi Anup, it definitely works. That’s when you need to make an one and the same person affidavit swearing that Anup and Anup Chhetri are names of one and the same person.

  • Poornima

    Is your father’s name mentioned as Venkata ramana in all his ID proof documents? It is better to stick to any one. If you just want to change your father’s name in your Aadhaar, then it can be done online if you have Aadhaar registered mobile no.

  • Poornima

    You can get your surname added in your passport while applying for renewal by providing an affidavit and required proofs. Please check with the passport authority about the procedure for addition of surname.

  • Nishtha Gupta

    Hi, My birth certificate just has my first name so my passport also has only my first name but now my passport has expired and all my other documents have my surname. So when I make an application for the reissue of the passport, will I face a problem regarding my name? If yes, what all do I need to do?

  • saikumar

    sir my father name is venkata ramana but in my all educational certificates it is printed as ramana and in my pan and aadhar it is printed as venkata ramana. Now I am writing for govt exams does this pose any problem.Should I make an affidavit?

  • AnUp ChheTri

    sir my name is anup chhetri. but my name in school certificates ( 10th marksheet, certificate and other marksheet and certificate) is Only Anup. But in my voter id, aadhar card is anup chhetri. so in this case is an affidavit works or not?

  • You cab opt for our ‘name change package’ and get a notification in Gazette stating that both the names – Rajkumar and Nand Kishor – belong to you. Please click this link and submit your details –

  • Changing name in birth certificate should be done at the local authority from where it was taken.

  • You can create an affidavit for one and the same person and get it notarised. It may help you in future.
    You haven’t mentioned if you have any document with the correct spelling ‘Lahamage’. If there are important documents with varied spellings then you might be in trouble.

  • Niranjan Lahamage

    Hi , My surname is Lahamage. But in documents like cast certificate , cast validity certificate and HSC marksheet is Lahamge.
    I want to fill government exam form. Is there
    Any problem that one word is missing in my surname???

  • Niranjan Lahamage

    Hi , My surname is Lahamage. But in documents like cast certificate , cast validity certificate and HSC marksheet is Lahamge.
    I want to fill government exam form. Is
    Any problem that one word is missing in my surname???

  • This may not be a problem. But please do check with the passport authority once.

  • You can make the affidavit from a different city. You may have to check with the passport authority about the name difference in bank account.

  • Please get your name changed to married name in all your Public documents (PAN and DL) by following respective procedures. Please use our link for name change Package – – to get your name change notified in Gazette. You can use it for all your future references.

  • Hi, the affidavit has to be executed by your wife, as name correction affidavit –

  • Er Sukh Gill

    Hi, My fater name in my school college document as “Amarjeet Singh”. but on my other proof like adhaar voter id pan card mentioned as “Amarjit Singh”.
    now i want to apply my passport. is any problem ?? plz suggest me ?? is this is not a problem in passport office??

  • Srinivas

    Hi, My wife’s educational documents has her father’s name as “Krishna Bhat” where as her marriage certificate has his name mentioned as “Krishna Rao”. What kind of affidavit will work in this scenario? Who should execute the affidavit? My wife? or her father?

  • Vibha

    Hi My surname after marriage has been changed and the same has been incorporated in documents like adhaar card, passport, bank accounts. But my pan card and driving liscence is still having the maiden name. Also as i am a working women, the name in my official documents like company bank account and EPF is having the maiden name. Also i have opened a PPF account which is also having maiden name. So now if i link my pan card with adhaar card, what all things i need to do. Urgent pls reply

  • Rajesh

    Currently I m in Kolkata but my resident proof is of Delhi … Can I make an affidavit from different city … Will it validate I want to apply for visa need my bank statement.. bank account is under the name of Rajesh Karmakar and in passport it has Rajesh Kumar

  • Zaid Hakim

    Hello sir, my name in my birth certificate is Mohammed Zaid Fazalbhai Hakim , which is written in Gujarati language. Apart from this in all the rest of documents like SSC HSC Leaving certificate my name is Zaid Fazalmahemud Hakim. I need to change my name in birth certificate . Please help me , what should I do? My age is 20 years.

  • Rajkumar

    My name is Rajkumar in my certificates and in all documents but my home name is Nand Kishor. After death of my parents property transfers to me with my home name Nand kishor. My bank account is also with Nand Kishor name.
    Sir now I feel trouble because of only one ADHAAR with Rajkumar name. How can I use both name without change of name in property.

  • Hi Himmat, you have not mentioned about your voter ID card. If you don’t have any document proving your actual correct name, then it’s better you opt for a legal name change process. Since you are planning to apply for passport too, you can get it notified in gazette. You can either go for State Gazette (Maharashtra) or Central, we can help you with the latter –

  • Hi Swapna, you can just make a Name Correction Affidavit ( ) and you can produce the same if asked in future.

  • Since you are seeking govt job, it is advisable to get your name correction notified in Central Gazette. You can avail our Name Change Package for the same –

  • Hi Ashutosh, you will need to make an Affidavit for one and the same person. How is your name printed in your other important documents like Voter ID, PAN card etc, if you have one?

  • Hi Ms. Khushboo, to update in Aadhaar card and Voter ID, you can use your marriage certificate. For other legal/ banking purposes, you will need a Name change after Marriage affidavit. You can also get it published in Central Gazette by availing our Name Change Package –

  • Khushboo Patel Sen

    hi sir my name khushboo patel but after marriage my name is khushboo sen what i do name for aadar card * voter ID card

  • Ashutosh Kumar

    My name in CBSE matriculation certificate is Ashutosh Kumar but in btech and mtech certificate is Ashutosh Kumar Das how to prove both same

  • swapna darshan Moharana

    hiii my name is “Swapnadarsan Moharana” in every document except in 10+2 certificate and mark sheet its “Swapnadarshan Moharana” .that is just one letter added is it required to make a affidavit if yes which one suitable for me…


    Hello, My name in SSC ,HSC and Degree marksheet is “PRASANNA KUMAR”,Whereas my name in my Aadhar card,domecile,caste certificate is “PRASANNAKUAMR DIGAMBER KAMBLE”which is my correct full name.Now, I want to fill government exam form ,I am confused which name i should use .Is it sufficient to make an affidavit to use my full name and also get my documents verified during interview.

  • Himmatsingh Rajpurohit

    I stay in Mumbai. My name in Ration card and Birth certificate is Himmat; in school leaving certificate it is Himmatsingh Purohit; and in Pan card, Aadhar card, 10th 12th 15th Marksheet my name is Himmat Purohit. However my actual name is Himmatsingh Rajpurohit. Now I have to correct my name in PAN card and Aadhar card to Himmatsingh Rajpurohit and also want to apply for Driving license and passport with my actual name. Is giving advertisement in Maharashtra gazatte online sufficient or I have to make one and the same person affidavit or I have to post any newspaper advertisement. Please help, I am confused.

  • Poornima

    Yes Madhav, it is sufficient for you to create an Affidavit For One And The Same Person. Make a few copies of the same so that it will be handy to be submitted wherever required.

  • madhav patel

    Hello,my name in DOB Certificate,10TH, 12 TH is Madhav kumar patel and in bank, pan, aadhar, college degree and passport it is Madhav Patel.Will same person afidavit is sufficient for me?

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