Help Correcting Birth Certificate
September 10, 2004 10:13 AM Subscribe
Need help with correcting a birth certificate / changing my name [MI]
posted by Julnyes to Law & Government (16 answers total)
I went to apply for a passport this year and discovered that my name is misspelled on my birth certificate. To correct it I either need a) the hospital I was born in to admit they made a mistake; b) Official school records from before the age of seven with the correct spelling of my name or c) A court document with an official name change.
Well the hospital won’t give me any such letter and I’m having a bear of a time getting my hands on any school records, so I’m thinking I may have to go the C route - the legal name change. I wanted to know if anyone has had experience with this? Do you have a lawyer you can recommend?
I am literally just adding the letter “A” on to the end of my first name. I only have to change my birth certificate because every other document in my life has the correct spelling of my name (but for some reason these are not good enough for New York City’s County Clerk’s office - argh)
Is this going to cost me an arm and a leg?