Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CORRECTING A BIRTH CERTIFCATE MISTAKE VERSUS CHANGING YOUR NAME



From NY Courts website:

"You may not need a court order if you only want to correct a "mistake" on your birth certificate.

An example of a "mistake" is correcting Dauid to David. This requires written proof of the mistake which may include:
  • a letter from the hospital
  • immunization records
  • doctor's records
  • school admission letter
  • religious document
  • life insurance policy
If you want to change your name, you need a court order. An example of a name change is changing June to Edna."

See http://nycourts.gov/courthelp/NameChange/birthCertificate.shtml

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