Many people have issues when it comes to proving their identity. This is especially true for those who have different names in different documents. A simple spelling mistake, abbreviated first name or last name, or a change of surname after marriage (for women) or in general in any of the documents, can make things complicated when you’re trying to prove who you are.
In these cases, a notarized document called an Affidavit of One and the Same Person can be very helpful. This document is a sworn statement by someone that they are who they say they are despite of different names in different documents. In other words, this document is a notarized statement that confirms that the person named in the affidavit is the same individual who is providing the information. It can be used to verify your identity in a legal proceeding, at the time of applying for a passport or to get a loan from a bank.
This blog post intends to answer the most common questions people have about affidavits of one and the same person.
How does an affidavit of one and the same person work?
Different names can cause misunderstanding or confusion, which is why an affidavit of one and the same person can be used as supporting evidence in these cases. It works in a way that the affiant (the person making the affidavit) swears that all the names used by him/her are for the same individual. This way, he/she can prove that there is no misrepresentation of identity involved.
What are the different scenarios in which you can use an affidavit of one and the same person?
You will need the affidavit if your name is spelled differently on official documents, or marriage certificates, banking records, degrees and diplomas, citizenship documents, and driver’s licenses, among others.
There are a few different scenarios in which an affidavit of one and the same person may be used. One common scenario is when an individual needs to prove their identity in a legal proceeding. Another scenario is when an individual needs to get a loan from a bank or other financial institution. In order for the loan to be approved, the individual may need to provide an affidavit of one and the same person as proof of their identity. Moreover, many organizations, such as the immigration department or the accreditation department will ask for an affidavit of identity to ensure that different names on your documents refer to you.
What details should an affidavit of one and the same person include?
An affidavit of one and the same person should include the following information:
- The full name and date of birth
- A description of how your name is spelled on different documents. You need to provide the document type, document issuance date, document number, and the place of issue
- The current address of the individual
- A list of all previous addresses for the individual
In addition to the above information, the affidavit should also include a statement that confirms that the person named in the document is the same individual who is providing the information. The statement should be notarized in order for the affidavit to be legally binding.
What is the procedure to create an affidavit of one and the same person?
The individual who needs the affidavit should first gather all of the required information, including their full name, date of birth, current address, and previous addresses. The individual should then create a statement that confirms that they are the same person who is providing the information. The statement should be notarized by a Notary Public in order for the affidavit to be legally binding.
Can you notarize the affidavit of one and the same person remotely?
Yes, you can notarize the affidavit of one and the same person remotely. In order to do so, you will need to find a Notary Public who is willing to notarize the document remotely. The Notary Public will likely require you to provide them with a copy of your driver’s license or passport, as well as a copy of the affidavit. Once the Notary Public has received all of the necessary documentation, they will be able to notarize the document remotely. All-Canada Notary is specialized in online notarization. We can help you commission your Affidavit online.
Make sure that you understand how an affidavit of one and the same person works before you use one. The affidavit must be notarized in order for it to be legally binding, and it should include all the information for it to be valid. You can notarize the affidavit remotely as long as you have all the necessary documentation.