Apply for a name change online

You do not need a debit or credit card to apply online. You can submit an online application form and then send us a cheque or a postal order. You can also pay by PayPal.

– Apply for an Adult Deed Poll

For changing the name of someone who is at least 16 years of age.
15 year olds can apply but the Deed Poll document issued will be dated for their 16th birthday.

– Apply for a Child Deed Poll

For changing the name of a child (who is under 16 years of age).
The applicant must have parental responsibility for the child.

– Apply for a Family Deed Poll

For changing the surname of a family (i.e. at least one parent and one child who is under 16 years of age).
The parent(s) can also change their forenames if required and the child(ren) included will be added to the applicant parent’s Deed Poll document.

If you want to change a child’s name (who is under 16 years of age) and you need to find out more about parental responsibility, please click here (opens new window) to visit our page about changing a child’s name.