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Thread: Citizenship application - names on birth certificate VS passport , any recent application status?

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    Default Citizenship application - names on birth certificate VS passport , any recent application status?

    Hi all,

    Posting here as I couldn't find a relevant post.

    The name on the birth certificate does not exactly match with the passport.

    Name on Birth cert:
    The given name = John Doe
    Family name = Smith

    Name of Passport:
    The given name = John
    Family name = Doe

    Can I submit the birth cert with along with application including a covering letter explaining that only "Smith" was removed from the whole name?
    Is this technically considered as two different names?

    The original birth cert at the time of birth is no longer available and a new one was obtained from a foreign embassy while workin in that foreign country.

    Would DIA accept any other docs instead of birth cert? could you cite any example docs? Is NZ driver license a valid doc?

    ( if this was answered in other threads kindly share me the links)

    Has anyone applied recently in the last month and got any status update?

    Thanks so much for your valuable time.

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    What form of your name do you use day to day?

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    Thanks JandM!

    I use the following on a day today basis:

    The given name = John
    Family name = Doe


    The old family name "Smith" is no longer present in any of the current certificates or identity documents.
    It is "John Doe" on every document that are after 2011.

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