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I am applying passport first time. I am 64 years old. When I

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I am applying for a passport for the first time. I am 64 years old. When I was 5yo I was adopted. When I was 18yo I wanted to take my birth father's name. I couldn't afford a legal name change at the time and was told that I could use my birth father's name as long as I listed my adopted name as an alias - which I have done throughout my life. I sent for my birth certificate as a requirement for my passport and my adopted name is ***** ***** Both parents are deceased so I can't get a notarized letter from them. What should I do to make the Dept. of State know that I am the same person on my driver's license that I am on my birth certificate? Thank you so much, any insight will be most appreciated.
Murray *************
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation, Murray. Please tell me - what does your SSN card say? Is it under your birth last name or your informally adopted last name?

Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.
Hello! Just touching base to see if you still needed an answer and if you could reply to my query. Thanks!