Q: Asking assistance on how to obtain I.D documents without having actual parents,birth date ,or birthday. Thanks..
My current documents are as false.
I want to change my full name and social security number but wasn't birthed in state of Md(or know of actual birth)
A: You should attempt to explore every possible lead to determine where and when you were born in order to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate. Do you know your mother's full name (including her maiden name if married at time of your birth)? Do you know the state of birth (or if born outside of the US, the country and political subdivision of that country)? Do you know your actual birth date, and how do you know or believe it is accurate? Do you know of any relatives or friends of your mother (or father) living who would know any of this information if you do not? With the place of birth you can obtain your official birth certificate. From there, you should be able to make whatever change you like. Are you stating that your current SSN was fraudulently obtained or is simply fake? If the SSN was issued legitimately (meaning, by the SSA based on legal documents), then SSA should have copies or records of those documents (typically they require a birth certificate, but can also accept a passport, a hospital record of live birth, a religious record made before the age of 5 showing date of birth), so that is another possible source to obain this information. However, if all of the documents presented to SSA were fake, fraudulent or not yours, then this will not help. You should also be very caeful about alerting the SSA or anyone else as to the fraudulent nature of your ID and SSN until such time as you can prove your real identity and rectify the situation. If you are not a legal US citizen, you will need the help of an experienced immigration attorney BEFORE you try any of this to avoid detention and deportation proceedings. If you can prove you were born in the US then you are a US citizen and that is not a problem. The process for a legal name change requires filing a petition in court and a sworn verification by you that the purpose is not for any unlawful reason or to avoid debts to creditors. Notice of the name change is published before the court grants the change. But you need to know your legal identity at the time you file. If you absolutely cannot obtain some proof of your place and date of birth, then the legal hurdles become significant. You will need a court decree declaring who you are, and that requires sufficient proof for a judge to make that determination. Your say-so will not be sufficient.
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