In India, every place has its own formate and thus many follow the formate that is followed in their place and thus during passport or cental jobs, we panic as we find errors or name mismatch in our documents. These are the common mistake that people face and panic. Many a time, our forms are filled by the authorities or agents who fill as they know and this affects us in the later stage. Some use the full formate, some only initials while some don't write their surname. As we know the name mismatch between our certificates is common and we need to correct the same as soon as possible. The common format that is followed internationally is SNF formate i.e. Surname, Name then Father's name. Many have their caste name as their Surname like Nair, etc, some have House name as their Surname like Kunnathuparambil, etc, while some have Surnames like D'souza, etc. Always try to complete the format in the internationally accepted format as it will help to keep your details the same and will not affect you in the later stage.
While filling various forms, we might have noticed the option which read "List other names used in your application documents". Here we can provide other names that are used in our documents as this will help them to know that the documents we submitted along with the application will have the following names which may be different from each but it stands for the same person.
Always keep a common or consistent format and see to it that you have your name corrected as soon as possible and is the same in all documents. If you have your passport, see to it that all your documents match with that of your passport as Passport is a valid proof for every verification.
You can do the correction and do the same by making an affidavit, announcing the same by publishing it in any local newspaper and in the Gazette of India by the authorities which will help you to get it rectified. You can contact any known lawyer as they will be able to help you to make an affidavit and publishing the same with a nominal fee.
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