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I was born in Phoenix Arizona 1964. I moved to Australia in 2007. I am considering changing my name in the US. Can this service be done via snail mail and emails?

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 8 months ago

I'm so sorry for the delay. I could not find your question on my list.

In order to find out how exactly the process is done and whether it can be all my mail or through the assistance of an attorney, you will need to contact the courts in your city of residence in the US and apply for a legal name change through their system. They will be able to guide you but usually you cannot do a remote name chance. You may need to be here or you may need an attorney to do it on your behalf.

If you're able to do it, remember that after you should contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate and they will assist you in applying for a new passport with the new name. You will usually need to show your current passport and the court decree changing your name to update your passport.

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