Q: Hi, my birth certificate and my social security have two different last names (one is my moms and the other is my dads
I can’t get a state ID or my drivers permit because they say they can’t prove I’m the same person .. the courts don’t seem to know where I can get the forms to fix this I was hoping you knew where I could get the forms to fix my last name in Georgia please and thankyou
Use your certified U.S. birth certificate to apply for a corrected Social Security card. Complete form SS-5 - https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf. You may need additional documents to prove your identity. See https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm. Make sure you use the name that is on your birth certificate for all of your other paperwork.
Check with the licensing bureau in Georgia to find out what identification they will accept for a state ID or driver's license. It is likely that they will accept a certified U.S. birth certificate and a passport. You can use other documents, sc as a W-2. You will need proof of residency. which could be something like a utility bill. You will likely not need your Social Security card for your ID - you just need to know your Social Security number. https://dds.georgia.gov/list-acceptable-real-id-documents.
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