There might be tons of reasons why an individual would want to change their identity.
Other than the apparent reasons of adoption and marriage, which usually include a legalized identity alteration (name change), people might change their identity to disassociate from a bad atmosphere, something infamous or negative, escaping debt, or might basically desire to be recognized as somebody else. Nevertheless, the procedure of changing identity is often unlawful and likewise differs on where you live (country or state). Below are a few common reasons why people change their identity
Witness protection program
The Witness Protection Program is a support service supplied by the state authority that protects witnesses in real criminal cases from intimidation and physical harm. Under this program, someone (witness) will be given a new identity and physical security as well as a spot to live. This program is applicable to witnesses as well as their relatives. This is the most common reasons of identity change.
Escaping Awful and Abusive Relationship
In abusive relationships, people often ostracize their boyfriend/girlfriend, or partner. Being impertinent is a different thing, but people who get abused either physically or mentally, by their partner often look for ways to not be tracked or traced. The best way to be reverent and tolerant, is to change the identity. Thus, this is also a common reason people change their identity.
Escaping Gang Life
The most nettling fact about being associated with a criminal gang is that you can’t escape from the consequences. No matter how hard you try to change yourself, those people come after you or at least try to track you. It is a big threat, and people often choose to change their identity due to this, as this is the only resort to eliminate this threat.
The world is in debt; some people can’t escape from it; however, there are a few people who change their identity just to start a new life. Most of us are in debt and often look for ways to reduce it, but the more we try to clear the debts, the more we get under the debt; obviously, due to certain reasons such as life priorities, sybaritic lifestyle, health issues, and more. So this is also a reason people choose to hide their real identity.
There are legal ways to change identity; however, their reasons are different from the above mentioned ones. Citizenship, adoption, and marriage are some legal reasons to change name, which is directly proportional to changing the identity. A person’s identity cannot be changed legally, but he or she can look for ways to change the name legally.
The legal birth certificate as well as logically wise reason is needed to change the name.