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I'm trying to obtain a Passport but my Birth Certificate is different than all my legal docs I have. I have never used this name and I have a driver license , license to carry and social security under the name I have always used even all my school records. Is there a way around this?

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Just filling out the passport information and obtaining my school records

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Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

It is possible to apply for a passport in the name that does not match the birth certificate; it is up to the discretion of the issuing agent.

Basically this form needs completed:

https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds5504.pdf

along with a minimum of 3 early public records re: name usage- such as baptism certificates, census records, early school records, family bible records, doctor's record of post natal care.

Otherwise one can apply for an adult name change through the courts and they are typically granted so long as there is no indication the purpose is fraud (ie to avoid creditors).

Please see here for instructions and forms.

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