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Category: South Africa Law
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Experience:  BLC LLB (Pret) LLM (Augsburg)
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I would like to change my surname from D'Lamini to my

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I would like to change my surname from D'Lamini to my biological surname.When my father was registered his surname was mispelled from Lamini to D'Lamini and he grew up like that.THIS SURNAMEIS CAUSING ALOT OF PROBLEMS AND I AM BEING VICTIMISED AND DISCRIMINATED.Home affairs is having endless issues with my application.Help please!
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: IM IN SOUTH AFRICA
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: YES
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Expert:  Barend B. replied 1 month ago.

Good evening,

Could you please elaborate what difficulties Home Affairs have with your application?

Regards,

BB

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
THEY HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS FOR A YEAR AND SAID THAT I NEED PROOFTHAT LAMINI IS MY REAL SURNAME.They want me to find a living relative that has that surname and want them to provide them with a certified copy of their identity document.
Expert:  Barend B. replied 1 month ago.

Good evening,

Have you submitted an affidavit detailing the reasons why you want your surname changed? Is your father still alive? Are there any living relatives with the surname Lamini?

Regards,

BB