Can difference in documents make it difficult to get a government job?


Is there a problem if my documents have different details on them? My father passed away in 1991 when I was a kid and my mother re-married wherein my childhood documents like birth certificate, etc. have my biological father's name whereas the documents made later like license, election ID, etc. have my step father's name.

Can this difference create any problem for me later if I opt for a Govt. job? Also, is there a way that I can get the name changed on either set of the documents to make it consistent with the other set.

Please advice.

Answers (1)


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The so called 'problem' mentioned by you would be the situation with a lot of us as the reason of the different details on your documents is a very natural and common cause, and anyone challenging your documents on this ground would be apprised of the same.

As long as you can justify and answer the cause behind it, we do not see a problem per se in having different details in your documents wherein apparently you must have 2 sets now - one prior to the time your father passed away and the others that were made post that.

In your case, the cause in itself is justification enough. You can always submit an Affidavit stating the reason of the difference to the respective authorities as and when required, and it should ensure the acceptance of your documents.

As far as the name change is concerned, while any error in spelling of a name can be corrected, the name in itself cannot be changed and is also not advisable as any such change, even if possible, would only be done on the basis of true and genuine facts and supporting proofs which will not be possible in your case.


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