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About Deed Polls
What is a Deed Poll?
Why is it called a Deed Poll?
What is the purpose of a Deed Poll?
Who can apply for a Deed Poll?
How long does the process take?
Can I change my child's name?
Can a birth certificate be changed?
Are there any restrictions on names?
Is a Deed Poll registered anywhere?
Why do people change their name?
Answers to other FAQs
Applying for a Deed Poll
How to apply
Services available and fees
Services for previous clients
Apply for a copy of your archived Deed Poll
Apply for a replacement Deed Poll
General name change information
A woman's rights upon marriage
A man's rights upon marriage
A couple's rights upon a civil partnership
A woman's rights upon separation
A woman's rights upon divorce
A woman's rights upon being widowed
A child's rights upon adoption
Adding a middle name
Advice for transgender adults & children
An alternative to marriage
A unique gift
Changing your name on your passport
Obtaining a copy of your lost Deed Poll
Who to advise after changing your name
UK Deed Poll Service
What our clients say about us
In the media
Terms and conditions and your rights
If you wish to change your or your child's legal
name, you can join the hundreds of thousands of people who have used the Deed Poll process
over the past 150 years.
As you would expect, we are the UK's main and most trusted
issuer of Deed Poll documentation, issuing over 50 thousand Deed Polls annually. What's more,
we're committed to providing a first class service; but don't just take our word for it.
To read our many testimonials
and to see articles about us in the national press and television
Using our service, you can legally and officially change any part or all
of your name. You can change your forenames, surname (or both), add names, remove names,
change the spelling of your names or rearrange your existing names.
As the UK's main issuer of Deed Poll documentation, our Deed Polls are guaranteed to be accepted by
all UK government departments, companies and organisations enabling you to get all your official
documents and records changed to your new name including your passport, driving licence, bank and
building society accounts, credit cards, medical, tax and National Insurance records etc.*
However, should you wish to consider obtaining an Enrolled Deed Poll from
the government’s Ministry of Justice, to whom we are not affiliated, please read our article on
the subject by
The article shows the advantages of using our service are as follows:
||Anyone living in the United
Kingdom can apply to us regardless of nationality and country of birth. British citizens
living overseas can also apply.
||We do not require someone to
confirm your identity who has known you for at least 10 years and owns property in the UK.
||If you are separated and wish to revert
to your maiden name, we do not require your husband's written consent.
||You can have your Deed Poll documentation
posted to you as soon as the same day you apply for next working day delivery.
||We will not make your personal details
available to the public.
||Our fee is considerably lower than the
fees payable to the Ministry of Justice and a solicitor.
We have made our service as quick and simple as possible
and there are four ways you can apply. You can apply by post, by phone
or online, in which case your Deed Poll documentation will be delivered to your
door using your chosen delivery service. You can also apply in person at
our offices in Freebournes Court, Witham, Essex and use our Premium service, where
we will issue your Deed Poll documentation within the hour.
We invite you to click on the links on the left side of this page to read our
informative articles about changing your name. If after reading our articles
you have any unanswered questions, please
* A Deed Poll will not get your birth, marriage or
decree absolute certificate changed. It is also not possible to get permanent
records changed such as past examination certificates. There are some
circumstances that enable you to get a birth certificate amended or reissued
thereby avoiding the need for a Deed Poll. Please read
Can a birth certificate be changed?
for further information.
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caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within the pages of this website.
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