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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!

    Ashis Roy says: posted on 23 Feb, 2018

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    Vimla Diwaker says: posted on 22 Feb, 2018

    Hi Legal Desk, I have surname beside my name and my father name in my Aadhar card, PAN card, in my EPF account and even in my company where I work. My Name is Vimla Diwaker D/o Prem Kumar Diwaker in my Aadhar and all other documents but in all my documents my data is like Vimla D/o Prem Kumar. Diwaker is our family name but my father to do not have surname in his documents. What do sir without surname I was not able to get job so I have added . Can I will be able to add surname to both my name and my father’s name legally? How to do it please guide me as soon as possible

    Samuel Mwangi Kariuki says: posted on 20 Jan, 2018

    Hi,am married through my customary law for over 10years.I did wrote an affidavit requesting the registrar of person to Insert my name on my wife I.D Card and remove her current surname which was witnessed and signed by a commissioner of oath and after submitting it to registrar of persons at our area it was rejected,and we were adviced to get an affidavit signed by court.Was it in order? or what can we do?,Please advice.

    Shrirang says: posted on 14 Jan, 2018

    Hi I have included surname in my name done legally , initially only first name was der, shall I make one and same person affidavit or gazette notification is enough?

    Shahrukh says: posted on 13 Jan, 2018

    In my passing certificates instead of father name my grandfather name entered and all other document i have my father so how to correct it in passing certificates

    mayur d thorat says: posted on 13 Jan, 2018

    sir ,
    my name is (mayur) . on my all document same is present but on my ms-cit certificate my name is printed as (mayu) so l can do affidavate ? and this affidavate is applicable for gov jobs or not ?

    Aparna Pathak says: posted on 11 Jan, 2018

    Name change for the purpose of passport reissue / renewal. Changing my post marriage surname to my maiden surname while continuing to be married.

    SURAJ says: posted on 10 Jan, 2018

    My mom name had 3 names ,so i need affidavit for one and same person

    S K S says: posted on 11 Aug, 2017

    Hi Team, Seek your advice on the below. Due to some negligence my Sale deed has ” middle ” name missing currently. Every where in all the legal documents (PAN, Aadhar, Passport, DL ) has my complete full name . I don’t want to change the name on the sale deed now nor on the other documents mentioned above, Please suggest me what should i do now, will an affidavit stating both the names are of same person be a legal solution ? If X-Y-Z is my name, the sale deed has X-Z. (and not Y in between)

    Poornima says: posted on 20 Jul, 2017

    Hi Mohit, please note that a one and the same person affidavit can be made to resolve this issue. Select your state from the dropdown above and click ‘CREATE DOCUMENT’ to create it by your self.

    Tarun says: posted on 05 Jul, 2017

    My father’s name in my school certificate is shatrughan Kanojiya bt in my caste certificate it is only shatrughan . I want admission in college but the officials are rejecting my application due to above error. What to do ??

    Sirisha says: posted on 29 Jun, 2017

    I’m Sirisha. My parents changed my name when I was minor ( it was not legally register ). All my schooling certificates have my name as sirisha. But I had a property with my old name . I had no certificates or papers with my old name. And my grandfather and father expired recently so I can make any changes in property document.

    kailash chourey says: posted on 27 Jun, 2017

    name speling mistak my all document

    Raisa Ladji says: posted on 27 Jun, 2017

    Hi, my marriage certificate has erroneously mentioned my name with a slight spelling mistake. The certificate has replaced the letter ‘a’ with a ‘u’. This is affecting my visa application since the name in my passport is with ‘a’. I would like to submit an affidavit suggesting that the name is erroneously Printed on my marriage certificate and my passport spelling is the true name. Can you please help me with the affidavit form and the procedure.

    Anil says: posted on 21 Jun, 2017

    hi Sir I have two name in my Birth Certificate and it causing problem while documentation on Govt. Sector so do we have clause in Govt policy where we can confimred that it is alowed in our regular practise

    sradha jain says: posted on 15 Jun, 2017

    Hi, My Name is Sradha Jain, which shows a incorrect spelling, I want to chnage it to “Shradha Jain” . and update it in all my documents (xth,XIIth , aadhar card, passport, voter id,Company name , PF and others) and I recently got married so i need my new spelling in my marriage certificate too. SO which form is required ? and do I need to get it signed with Gazetted officer? Do i need to get it advertise on newspaper too to name change.?

    sradha jain says: posted on 15 Jun, 2017

    My name is Sradha Jain, which is incorrect in pronouncing. I want to change its spelling to ‘Shradha Jain’ . and update in all my documents(Xth,XIIth certificate,passport,aadhar card,voter id) . and recently i got maaried so i need to make my marriage cetificate. which form is needed ? and is it required to publish in Newspaper too ?

    Mohit says: posted on 06 Jun, 2017

    Sir, I am Mohit.
    My father name is Ratish Kumar Das but in my educational certificates 10 & 12 marksheet and in my aadhar card it is written as only Ratish Kumar. So, dual name certificate will be sufficient for me??

    Anonymous says: posted on 05 Jun, 2017

    Sir my name ìs Arbind kumar Prasad and in some certificate it is Arbind kr. Prasad and my father name also ssc admit card is Phulena Rajak and other doct. As Phulena Prasad my father both names are correct and my name as Arbind kumar Prasad is correct id like pan. Voter, adhar all r ok only in my admit card is problem. Sir what to do same person name affivit..

    Sridhar Rajaram says: posted on 29 May, 2017


    My name is Sridhar and my father’s name is L.S. Rajaram. My SSC and HSC certifcates and property documents are in the name of R.Sridhar.My bank account is in the name of Sridhar Rajaram. My identity cards like passport, PAN card, Aadhar card are in the name of Sridhar Rajaram. Now, if I decide to sell the property the buyer will give me a cheque in the name of R.Sridhar because that is the name in the property document. My bank will refuse to accept this cheque because the account is in the name of Sridhar Rajaram. How do I establish in a legally binding way that R.Sridhar and Sridhar Rajaram are the same person only so that my bank can accept it?

    Poornima says: posted on 19 May, 2017

    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 says: posted on 19 May, 2017

    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 says: posted on 19 May, 2017

    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 says: posted on 19 May, 2017

    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 says: posted on 19 May, 2017

    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 says: posted on 13 May, 2017

    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?

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 10 May, 2017

    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 –

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 10 May, 2017

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

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 10 May, 2017

    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 says: posted on 07 May, 2017

    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 says: posted on 07 May, 2017

    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???

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 04 May, 2017

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

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 04 May, 2017

    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.

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 04 May, 2017

    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.

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 04 May, 2017

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

    Er Sukh Gill says: posted on 03 May, 2017

    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 says: posted on 02 May, 2017

    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 says: posted on 27 Apr, 2017

    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 says: posted on 06 Apr, 2017

    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 says: posted on 14 Mar, 2017

    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 says: posted on 07 Mar, 2017

    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.

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 06 Mar, 2017

    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 –

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 06 Mar, 2017

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

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 06 Mar, 2017

    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 –

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 06 Mar, 2017

    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?

    LegalDesk Team says: posted on 06 Mar, 2017

    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 says: posted on 28 Feb, 2017

    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 says: posted on 26 Feb, 2017

    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 says: posted on 25 Feb, 2017

    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…

    PRASANNAKUMAR KAMBLE says: posted on 24 Feb, 2017

    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 says: posted on 15 Feb, 2017

    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 says: posted on 08 Feb, 2017

    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 says: posted on 16 Jan, 2017

    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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