Alejandro Gomez applies for a replacement SSN card to show his legal name Alejandro
Gomez. The last Numident record shows his name as, Alex Gomez. He submits to SSA his
Form I-551 (Lawful Permanent Resident Card) showing his legal name Alejandro Gomez.
Alejandro explains that he changed his name to Alex to Americanize his first name.
The current immigration document is evidence of the legal name per RM 10212.001 and evidence of identity. If all biographical information on the immigration document
and supplied by Mr Gomez agrees with the Numident (including an NL2 line, if present),
legal name and identity are established following RM 10212.150C and the name correction can be processed.
NOTE: If the most recent Numident was established after 12/17/05, when SSA's legal name
policy became effective, or the immigration document was issued before the most recent
Numident was established, request the SSA microprint to determine if a legal name
change is indicated. If the microprint does indicate evidence of a name change (e.g.
a marriage record or court order) was submitted, delete the current application and
issue a denial letter stating sufficient evidence for the name change was not submitted.
Evidence of a legal name change following RM 10212.015 would be needed if a new application were filed.
NOTE: Since the immigration document was issued before the most recent Numident, the microprint
was requested. The microprint shows that Alejandro Gomez did not submit evidence of
a legal name change when he applied for the name change in 2004. He never used the
name Alex and he does not have any identity documents showing that name. In this case,
since “Alex” is not the legal name, this is not a name change but a name correction
to show the legal name, Alejandro Gomez.