When difference documents may have different names due to typographical errors or reason of marriage, the discrepancy may have to be explained to the USCIS with an Affidavit. The following is a sample affidavit for the one and the same person for reference purposes.
One and the Same Person
I, the undersigned, ________[insert your name]______________ aged ______________ years, _____[insert religion]_______ by religion, presently residing at ____[insert address]_____, do hereby solemnly affirm and declare on oath that:
- I am the deponent herein and a citizen of ______[insert country]_________.
- I was born on __[insert birthdate]__ at __[insert place of birth]__.
- It is customary, in our religion/country to: _________________________
____________[insert customs related to alternate names]_______________
- Therefore, the tag _____ was added to my name in some documents. My father’s first name was used as mt middle name in some documents. The tag _______ were/are interchangeably added in my father’s first name.
- I was married to __[insert spouse__] on __[insert marriage date]__ in __[insert place of marriage]__.
- After marriage, I changed my name to __[insert marital name]_____.
- Therefore, the following names refer to the one and the same person:
[list name variations]
- (Name after birth)
- (Name recorded in school)
- (Name after marriage)
The above are the variations of the same name and should not be considered name changes.
So I do hereby solemnly affirm that foregoing are true and correct statements. I understand giving false testimony under oath in connection with an immigration application is a federal criminal offense that can attract severe terms of imprisonment (18 U.S.C. § 154).
_____[Signature of Deponent] _____ _____[Date]_____
Verification of a Statement on Oath or Affirmation
State of _____________________________________________
County of ___________________________________________
Subscribed and Sworn to (affirmed) before me this _______ day of ________ , 20_______
by ____________________________ (name(s) of individual(s) making statement, personally appeared before me in __[insert state]___________, proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person (s) whose name is subscribed to the within Affidavit and acknowledged to me that he/she executed the same in his/her authorized authority, and who being first duly sworn on oath according to law, deposes and says that he/she has read the foregoing Affidavit subscribed by him/her, and that the matters stated herein are true to the best of his/her information, knowledge, and belief.
I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the state of _________________ that foregoing paragraph is true and correct.
Identifying Document Submitted:
Date of Issuance/Expiration: __________________________________
Document Number: _________________________________________
WITNESS my hand and official seal
__________________________________ (Notary Seal)
Signature of Notarial Officer
My commission expires: _________________________________
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