There are many situations in life when one needs legal documents to support his claims. Often there is a necessity of an affidavit when a person is trying to obtain legal certificates such as driver’s license, telephone connection, or when buying or selling a property. This is a document that contains facts or information believed to be true and correct by the person and gets legal force when it is signed by a public notary. However, there are many who cannot differentiate between a notary and an affidavit. This article will highlight these differences for the benefit of the readers.