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by: nancy

Question: Please help. You said I can submit 3 documents showing my name being used , but the letter I received from us passport that says I have to submit 3 documents showing the PLACE I WAS BORN! There is NOTHING that shows the place I was born.

I am a female, and many years ago when I got divorced I dropped my married last name and didn't want to go back to that so I use my middle name as my last name. I have been doing that since 1997/98.

I applied for a passport, mine had expired. When I sent everything in, my birth certificate etc, and drivers license , work IRS forms and all that but while they are all in my current name, they do not have my PLACE OF BIRTH.

The US Passport letter says 3 documents showing your name, date of birth and PLACE Of birth. nothing shows that except for my birth certificate.

PLEASE HELP ME, EMAIL ME contact me.

Answer: It is usually quite difficult for applicants to identify 3 acceptable documents that contain the name they wish to use as well as their date and place of birth.

Probably the easiest way to resolve this issue is to apply for a court order to change your name. A court order serves as acceptable evidence of a legal name change. A court order basically officializes the name you have chosen to use.

The process of applying for a name change involves filling out court forms and appearing before a judge. You may also be required to involve third-parties. Contact the District Court in the county where you live for further assistance.

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