Birth Certificates and Identity Documents Category: Family


The government issues a variety of documents that may be used to prove or document identity, citizenship, and other statuses.

Correcting mis-matched names on identity documents

Having trouble getting a passport, Real ID, or government benefits because the name on your birth certificate doesn’t match the name on your ID? In many cases, the problem is easily solved by presenting a marriage license, adoption record, court-ordered name change, or other supporting documents.  People without such supporting...

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Gender Health Center
Sacramento Justice League
Sacramento Justice League is a nonprofit corporation in Sacramento offering low cost legal services and occasional free clinics. Topics covered include:
  • Direct Family Law Legal Services
  • Name Changes/Birth Certificate Changes
  • Criminal Expungement Assistance
  • Credit and Debt Relief Assistance
  • Self-Represented Family Law Workshops
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Bankruptcy
Adult Adoption

Related Information Information included in this guide does not apply to independent, agency, international, or stepparent adoptions. Stepparent Adoption forms can be accessed through the Sacramento Superior Court at the following link: Stepparent Adoption Forms Background Adult adoption is a legal procedure in which an older adult adopts a younger...

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Delayed Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates

Important Note This guide does not cover adding or changing names and information on birth, death, or marriage certificates. It does not cover situations where no marriage certificate was ever issued, only where the certificate was never filed at the time of the event. For information on adding or changing...

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