Q: NYC dept of health denied request for birth certificate stating first name has one letter different than legal name.
What law requires a senior citizen to change the name on their birth certificate to match current name ?
Why is name on social security not considered legal name?
A: You can file a petition to change your name with the court. It is a relatively simple form that you can download from the court website. As for divorced people, every NY divorce judgement includes an order allowing the person to change their name back to their previous name.
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