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Change of Name Certificate       started by kendalg on 20 May 2010   (22825)
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From kendalg

20 May 2010 12:15 AM
(108453)
Have just been informed that due to my married name being different from that on my birth certificate, I now need to apply through NSW (Births and Deaths Registrar) for a Change of Name Certificate. My marriage certificate won't be suffice. This sets us back about 10 weeks now and I'm gutted. Has anyone else been through this same scenario? Kendal
From sdb

To kendalg

21 May 2010 4:43 PM
(108460)
Hi I had to do that as well, it took about a month to get the certificate back from NSW so fairly quick I printed of the form, filled it out sent my old certificate and a certified copy of my marriage certificate. Got the new one back in my married name, and on the bottom it will say previously known as ?????????? Had no problems at all got passport etc now in OZ Any question i will try to help Anita
From kendalg

To sdb

21 May 2010 7:59 PM
(108461)
Thanks. Really appreciate this reply. I'm sure there will be other questions so if you don't mind I'll send you my queries. Thanks again Kendal
From sdb

To kendalg

21 May 2010 8:02 PM
(108462)
Hi please feel free to ask and i will try to help It was easier to do than it sounded in the end Anita
From kendalg

To sdb

21 May 2010 9:15 PM
(108463)
Anita, see with the certified copy of your marriage certificate - who did you get to certify this? What was it you got back with your married name on it? What else did you have to send off to Sydney? Thanks Kendal
From sdb

To kendalg

21 May 2010 9:26 PM
(108464)
Hi I got the solictors to certify the copy which i took the orignal into them to do I got a new birth certificate with my married name and at the bottom it said previously known as eg my maiden from NSW births and they kept the original. I sent original birth certificate and certified copy of marriage certificate with the form and visa details. The form should tell you what to send just check incase they have changed them, which they do a lot here Hope this helps Anita
From kendalg

To sdb

19 Jun 2010 5:50 PM
(108677)
Got my new documents through yesterday. That wasn't too long was it? It means now I can go through to Australia House and apply for my Australian Passport. Things are now started to move at last!
From sdb

To kendalg

22 Jun 2010 2:57 PM
(108713)
Hi That was quick, now hopefully the rest will go as quick too Anita
From kendalg

To sdb

25 Jul 2010 2:51 AM
(109005)
Have sent you a PM regarding the spouse visa part. Kendal