as it is on all my legal papers including SS. Can this prevent me from getting my passport?
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
Most all officials require absolute match in name to application.
Family Law Attorney
Go back to the Passport Agency and have them correct the spelling. You don't want to have any issues when you eventually travel abroad.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Use the spelling on your birth certificate for your passport application. Once you obtain your passport, you can look into getting a corrected birth certificate or simply use the spelling on your birth certificate for all future legal applications. That spelling is actually rather unique and creative.
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