From school days to college life to service life, everywhere my name is recorded as “Asif Icbal”. I understand that I am carrying a spelling mistake in my name. It should be “Asif Iqbal”. At this point, is there any remedy to correct this mistake? If I go to court for an affidavit to change my surname, how much it will affect my post service life? Is there any risk in our system to make this type of correction. I am anxious regarding this. Please help me my forum friends.
@ Mr. Asif,
As far as my knowledge goes you can change your surname by making an affidavit before the honorable court. But in that case you will have to approach every authority beginning with your school step by step to make necessary corrections in all your documents with this. Otherwise, you’ll have to produce everywhere the copy of affidavit (in most cases in original) to establish “Asif Icbal” and “Asif Iqbal” are the same and one person. Both of them is really hazardous, I think. It is , therefore, would be wise and convenient for you to bear with that mistake for the rest of your life. I think it is not so great a mistake to bear with. Finally, I would request you not to take it otherwise, for all these are my personal opinion. But your thoughts are yours. Thank you.
@ gpgarain: Thanks friend. Your reply gave me a huge relief from my anxiety. It is next to impossible for me to correct all my documents and certificates till date. And, I was unaware to the fact that every time I have to produce affidavit in ORIGINAL. So, it is really hazardous. I don’t have any problem though to carry out with the spelling mistake. I learnt to believe that “Asif Icbal” is the right spelling. Ma-Khuchi-Halam-Panjam-Hastam.