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What is an Affidavit? Simple Steps to make.

19 May

What is an Affidavit? Simple Steps to make.

Sample Name Change Affidavit
Format of name change affidavit

Affidavit is a statement made by Deponent (an applicant) writing the facts. Only a person above 18 years of age and in sound mental health can make an Affidavit in India as per Law. 

One can learn more from Wikipedia.

The Affidavit contains the following information:

  • Name of applicant called Deponent.
  • His/her father name.
  • Married women write their Husband name
  • Address
  • Age
  • Profession
  • Purpose of affidavit
  • Place where Affidavit executed
  • Date and Time of affidavit executed
  • Signed by Notary or other competent authority

What is the purpose of an Affidavit?

Affidavit perform a facts. A persons declares in writing facts best known to him/her for certain event or incident for a particular purpose. Affidavit is required as proof for various jobs in India. For Name Change, Religion Change, Name Correction, Gender Change, Anti-ragging etc. Producing an affidavit gives more weight to claims made by a Person. Making wrong affidavit is punishable under Law..

Simple Steps to prepare Affidavit?

Step-by-Step Affidavit preparation process is explained below:

  1. Buy stamp paper in the name of deponent (applicant).
  2. If affidavit is made for minor then stamp paper to be purchased in the name of applicant i.e. either Father or Mother.
  3. Write your name, father/husband name, address, age, profession, purpose of affidavit, declaration, place, date and time.
  4. Sign using blue-pen above DEPONENT.
  5. Get it notarized by Public Notary. In certain cases signature of Tehsildaar or SDM or competent Authority is required
  6. The value of Stamp Paper varies from State to State. Generally, it is made on Rs. 10/- or higher value Non-judicial stamp paper.
  7. Stamp paper should be purchases from the same state where Affidaivt is prepared.

Who can make an Affidaivt

Any one who is of 18 years or above of age and having sound mental health can prepare an Affidavit in India.

For what purpose Affidavit is prepared?

Some of the examples are :

  1. For name change of minor or adult
  2. For change of name or surname after marriage for married women
  3. For name change in Service Record
  4. For name correction
  5. For surname change
  6. For adding or removing surname
  7. For address proof
  8. For Marriage Registration
  9. For Gazette Publication
  10. For Gender Change publication in Gazette
  11. For Religion Change publication in Gazette

FAQ of Affidavit

How do you write an affidavit?

What is the purpose of an Affidavit?

Where can I get an Affidavit?

What is an example of an Affidavit?

Specimen of Affidavit for change of name

Affidavit for name corrections in education certificates?

Affidavit for name change due to change in religion?

Affidavit for name change due to gender change?

How to make an affidavit in India?

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Is there any Agent to help us for preparing Affidavit in Ghaziabad?

NCR Agents is Legal Consultants in Ghaziabad. We are having more than 10 years of experience with more than 6000+ happy clients for various services. If you are staying in Ghaziabad and would like to have our service for preparation of Affidavit, you may visit our Office on any working day.

What other service you (ncragents.com) provide?

We provide Death Registration and Marriage Registration also in Ghaziabad. If you already have birth certificate and would like to change name. The process is different. Read here.

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