Please do understand that, within these pages, I am not urging you to break any laws. This is only a discussion which should engender great caution. I personally believe that the right to travel is a natural right and therefore any law requiring a birth certificate or SSN to obtain a driver license or passport is invalid. However, the government does not consider beliefs such as mine relevant and the government can do you great harm. Therefore, making an alias ID or creating a fake birth certificate and/or other ID documents as described herein is very risky business. I believe it is okay to make fake documents as an educational experience. However, after making them, my recommendation is to file them in a circular container and work within the system.
In addition to the supplies needed to make ID cards and other documents used for identification, you will need a color printer, copier, scanner, and a photo edit program such as Photoshop. Kwink Kopy and similar places have self service computers, color printers, scanners, and copiers for a nominal charge.
You can download a thirty day free trial of Adobe Photoshop. You can order the supplies from eBay and other places.
I will not sell the material to make ID cards and documents; however, subject to the conditions stated on the page Downloads & Request, I will mail without charge small quantities of ID cards, security paper, and other material needed to make ID cards and documents.
There are Two or More Methods to Make or Alter ID Documents
If it is on plain bond paper such as a court order for a name change or an older birth certificate you may be able to modify or alter it. Most court documents will be on plain bond paper and the stamps are usually ink stamps that you can copy. Just retype the document, scan the stamp, and insert it onto the document. Most court orders are created with a word processor. Therefore, if all you need to do is change a few words such as a name, you will have the identical font. If not, in ImageReady you can edit by copying and pasting letters or words.
Most court orders are public documents. Therefore, with a little searching at the court house, you may find a court order similar to what you need. Therefore, for a dollar or two a page, you can get copy of almost type of court order you wish.
And, because very few people know about or consider using fake court orders as a form of identification to obtain a driver license or possibly a delayed birth certificate, there are none of the security features that driver licenses and birth certificates have.
Some clerk may call the court house to verify, but court orders are not numbered in the manner that driver licenses and birth certificates are and they will not be reading the entire document. If the name and dates are the same that is about all that will be verified. That is because that is all that shows on the computer. It is highly unlikely that the court clerk will look at the actual document.
If it is an older birth certificate on plain bond paper, you may be able to make alterations. However, I believe scanning the document, editing, and the various names, dates, signatures, etc., and then printing would be far better. Or, in the case of older birth certificate, perhaps you can edit out all the typing. Then print the edited document with all the preprinted information that was on the blank original form, find an old typewriter, and retype the birth certificate information. As an alternate to finding an old typewriter you can find old typewriter fonts such as Clunk and My Underwood that, when printed, appear to be typed.
Recently issued birth certificates are too difficult to reproduce so any birth certificates you want to alter needs to have been printed a dozen or more years ago. If you need an embossed seal see my instructions in the sub-topic Birth Certificates. The other method is creating a completely new document. This also includes scanning the document, editing it with Photoshop, and printing it on an appropriate type of paper. Also, I have created several templates that you can download. The Alpine birth certificate templates were created using the Clunk font for the filled in information. Therefore, it looks like it was filled out using a typewriter.