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Notarization and Apostille of One and Same Person Affidavit

Updated: Mar 1

An Affidavit of One and the Same Person is a written document that establishes that various different names found on various IDs/documents refer to one person, the Affiant. This happens because of erroneous spelling of the name, a missing first or second name, or even an additional name or other names used, etc. To establish that those IDs/documents refer to the same person despite bearing different names, an affidavit of one and the same person must be provided.

Draft an Affidavit of One and the Same Person and Get it Notarized

First, draft a statement stating that the different names on different documents are the same person, and attach the copies of relevant documents (if required).

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Then sign this document in front of a local notary public. Here are 10 ways for you to find a notary. If you're outside of the US, contact the local US embassy or consulate to have it signed and notarized in front of a notarizing officer.

Notarization is required for domestic use, and apostille/authentication is required for use abroad.

Apostille/Authentication Process

Any Affidavits of One and Same Person issued in the United States need to be apostilled or authenticated before their use in other countries outside the United States.

After obtaining a notarized affidavit, depending on whether the destination country is a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, complete the following st

1. Order the service that suits your situation.

If the destination country is a member country/region (such as Germany, Spain, France, etc.):

  • Get an Apostille from the Secretary of State.

If the destination country is NOT a member country/region :

  • Get an Authentication from the Secretary of State.

  • Get an Authentication from the U.S. Department of State. (if required)

  • Get a Legalization from the Embassy.

2. Mail the following documents to our office.

The checklist below may vary by destination country. Be sure to contact us for confirmation.



​1. Original notarized affidavit

​It should be properly notarized. This document must be original. Photocopies, scanned or digital copies are not accepted.

​2. Embassy's request or application form

​We'll fill out this form based on the information you provided to us.

​3. Photocopy of Applicant's ID

​Acceptable IDs usually refer to Passport, Driver's License, Travel Documents, Green Card, etc.

​4. Other documents (if applicable)

Mailing Address:

American Notary Service Center
7512 Diplomat Drive, Suite 101,
Manassas, VA 20109

Once we receive your order and document, it'll be processed as soon as possible.

Besides affidavits, we also provide apostille, authentication, and embassy legalization services for other personal documents and corporate documents issued in 50 states and DC.

⬇️ Other personal and business documents we provide apostille and authentication services for are:

Personal Documents:

Business Documents:

  • Articles of Incorporation/Articles of Organization

  • Amendment

  • Company's Annual report (Statement of information)

  • Bylaws (Operating Agreements)

  • Good Standing Certificate

  • Business License

  • Meeting Minutes

  • Board Resolutions

  • Shareholders' Resolutions

  • Corporate Stock Ledger

  • Financial documents

  • Bank documents

  • Tax documents

  • Contracts


American Notary Service Center Inc. provides fair, fast, confidential, and professional document notarization and certification services for our clients. We also provide various assistance services to small businesses led by socially and economically disadvantaged groups. Our service helps small businesses obtain federal government contracts, gain a foothold in the market, and boost their sales. For more information, please visit our website at, and contact us by calling 202-599-0777 or by email at


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