child's birth cert has wrong maiden name for me - passport problem?
January 26, 2014 8:17 AM Subscribe
Recently received child's birth certificate with wrong maiden name for me.... it just has my married name in the maiden name spot. Obviously this was a mistake. I am inclined not to fool with the time and expense of correcting it but I need a passport this year for my child.
posted by juliagulia to Law & Government (11 answers total)
On the passport application, it asks for the parents' names at birth (i.e. my maiden name). And my child's birth certificate will be my child's form of identification for the passport agency. So the passport agency will get conflicting pieces of information, though maybe this won't be a dealbreaker for my child's passport app. I'm in the United States.
So here's my question: what do I do? Apply for the passport first and see what happens? Get it corrected with birth certificate vital agency only if passport agency bounces it back? Or is there any other reason that I need to get the birth certificate corrected for my child? Aside from genealogy purposes, I don't see why it would matter. In other words, when else do you need to prove your mother's maiden name? I certainly have never been asked this--at least, not that I can recall. Thanks, mefites.