I would like to inquire the steps or necessary actions I should take to change or update my name in my birth certificate.
My parents are not legally married. So I should bear the surname of my mother. However, since I started school and all of my records, I have been using the surname of my father.
My birth certificate has my mother's surname and no any signed acknowledgement from my father. Though, I received financial support from him.
Now, what should I do to change my records. Where and how to start? Another problem is my father already died in 2003.
Thank you very in advance for the help and for your advice