What could be the reasons why more  and more people are changing their identity these days. They are doing it for various reasons. They’re doing it because they know that it’s the only real way to walk away from their personal problems. They’re creating a new identity for themselves so they can get a second chance at life.

The only way to get that second chance is to create a completely new identity – in a new name with a clean new credit record and full set of genuine documents. But there are many important steps to follow to have a clean identity change.

The very first step is to determine who you want to be. Determine what will you do for a living and what kind of job you will be in or what kind of business you will venture. Unless you are independently wealthy, you’ll have to think of your income. Decide where will you live, if you are a female decide on whom you will marry, what will be your attitude towards everything, and what lifestyle you will choose.

But you won’t be able to make a complete legal identity change without the help from the Government. Many people in the past used to change their identity by going to grave yards and finding the names of people who were about their age, but dead, and then assuming their identity and then applying for a social security card in their name and becoming them. This is illegal. You are probably creating a vast and complicated problem.

Get the government to provide you with a new identity. This is only possible under certain circumstances, you must be able to prove that your old number is being misused by someone else or that you’re a victim of domestic violence. Under these circumstances, you may be able to get a new Social Security number for no fee by visiting your local Social Security office. Changing your Social Security number is legal, so for the purposes of simply “starting over,” you won’t be able to change your SSN legally. This process will only be allowed if other options for resolving the problem have been exhausted.

Your SSN is important because a credit check is generally required to get new credit in your name. When a financial institution or business runs a detailed credit check on you, credit bureau policies commonly dictate that the inquiry cannot be made without a social security number. Remember that before changing your SSN you must change your name first and comes  with the change of driver’s license, ID and other pertinent documents.

Start a new life in a new place with your new name and new idenity away from friends. Don’t tell anyone what your new name is or where you are. Cut off all contact to lessen the chance that someone who knows your previous identity will accidentally expose your new identity. Give up old hobbies and take up new ones. You may want to change your hair color, wear colored contact lenses or give up wearing contacts for glasses to keep from being recognized. It might be tough starting a fresh and entirely different life from what you’ve used to but it is definitely rewarding.