Everyone has seen in movies how mob informants are protected under Witness Protection Program or how a convict stages his/her own death and starts surviving under a new identity. Identity changes and starting fresh is a common theme in movies and books. Is it possible in real life?
No, it is impossible, except under certain circumstances the government approves doing it. Changing a name legally is not very hard but changing SSN or social security number is approved only under exclusive situations. Nevertheless, your records linking to a new name and SSN are connected with the old. The old records never change.
If you are still interested in learning how to get a new identity legally then here are some tips that can help you.
The first step to creating a new identity is to change the name given by your parents. Why stay connected with Robert D’Souza, when you can start fresh with Randy Gonzalez? The name change process differs from one state to another. Therefore check on the internet or county court to gain familiarity with the specific process.
Generally, you need to file a petition requesting the name change. The form includes clarity and reasons for changing your name.
An advertisement is published in the county newspaper by the court once a week for one month to find out if there is an objection to your request. If no one objects within 30 days the court approves the name change.
You will need to pay a little procedure fee and gain a new name officially. The court offers an official document, which helps to change the name in your bank, credit cards, driver’s license, SSA [Social Security Administration], and insurance.
Social security number change is also legal but you will need to prove that you are a victim of domestic violence or your SSN is being misused. It is a reason you need to start fresh because just writing ‘starting over in the petition does not allow you to legally change your SSN. You need to prove to SSA that you are a target of identity theft or domestic violence.
Changing your SSN does not mean that your old credit history or other past data gets vanished. The new SSM number will still be linked to the old one. With no credit history, it is impossible to receive a new credit line. The DMV and IRS will have your data stored under the old number. Therefore, even if you change your name and SSN it will be a big governmental mess. It will not matter if you are moving away beyond borders and starting fresh. Never expect to move forward with a financial portfolio without any repercussions from the past.
Fortunately, the team from amicusint.ca can help you create an official new life with a legend or back story. With a new name, SSN, address, occupation as well as necessary documents you are trained to learn things that align with your new profile.