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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
Apply by telephone
Apply by post
Apply in person
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
Applying for a Deed Poll
How to apply
There are just 2 simple steps to changing your name by Deed Poll
You first need to apply for your Deed Poll
documentation, which can be for an adult, child or for a family. You
can apply in the following ways:
When you receive your Deed Poll documentation, which we will post to
you in accordance with your chosen delivery service, you simply sign and date your Deed Poll document
in the presence of an independent witness such as a friend, neighbour or work colleague.
Your signed Deed Poll, bearing our official seal, is documentary proof
of your change of name, which you then need to show to all government departments, companies and
organisations that hold your personal records, instructing them to change your name. You can also
apply for a new British passport, driving licence, cheque book, credit cards etc to be reissued in
your new name.
Full and comprehensive instructions will be enclosed with your Deed
To guide you through the name change process, you will receive our helpful Deed
Poll Pack, supplied in a protective storage folder containing the following:
|Your Deed Poll Pack contents:
Your personalised Deed Poll document, ready for signing, which will
be presented in a protective storage folder.
Example covering letter to send to record holders instructing them
to change their records to your new name.
Clearly written instructions explaining how to correctly execute your
Deed Poll (i.e. how to correctly sign, date and get witnessed).
Your original letter of consent (if a letter was sent to us to change
your child's name).
Suggested list of record holders (i.e. government departments,
companies and organisations) you will need to notify of your name
change, with instructions as to what you need to do for each.
An order form for our Legal Copy and Archive Service (if you do not
order this service when you applied for your Deed Poll).
To start the application process, please click on the link for your preferred method of applying:
Have a question?
If you have an unanswered question about how to apply for a
Deed Poll, please click
on this link to email us. Alternatively, you can call our Helpline (see
top of page for our Helpline's phone numbers and hours). Mobile phone users
can call us by touching this link.
Last updated: 16 August 2008
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