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How to change your name by Deed Poll

If you want to be known by another name you are theoretically able to change your name at any time, provided you do not intend to deceive another person or use the name change for fraudulent purposes.

There is no legal procedure for you to change your name is actually quite straight forward.
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How to Legally Change your Name by Deed Poll

The simplest way to change your name in England is to have a change of name deed ( often called a deed poll) drawn up, which is signed and witnessed in order to change a name your forename or surname, add names or rearrange your existing names.

However you cannot change your birth certificate except in very limited circumstances.

Once you have decided to proceed and to change your name, you can use the new name for all purposes, for example, in legal proceedings and obtaining, or changing details on a driving licence or passport.

The Process

The first step to changing your name by deed poll is to confirm the name you wish to change to.

Once you have firmly decided how you would like your name to look and sound you can then apply to have it changed.

Simply enter your current name and the name you wish to change it to along with a few basic contact details to get started!
You can apply online today and receive your deed poll documents within 1-2 working days. From just £29.99 we provide a low cost, but high quality deed poll service.

Our Deed Poll Services

Adult Deed Poll Service
Adult Deed Poll Service

An adult deed poll is the quickest and easiest way to legally have your name changed in the UK if you are 16 years old or older. You do not need consent from anyone to change your legal name.
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Child Deed Poll Service
Child Deed Poll Service

We can draft an official child deed poll for you, which will enable you to change your child's legal name. Please note that everyone with parental responsibility must consent to the name change.
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Replacement Deed Poll Service
Replacement Deed Poll

If you have lost or misplaced your deed poll and require a new one as legal proof that you have changed your name previously, you will need to order a Replacement Deed Poll.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of name can you choose?
In the UK there are only a few restrictions as to what you can't have as a name and what your name must have for it to be seen as a legal name.
Is there an official deed poll office in the UK?
This is a common misconception. There is no government department or entity that provides deed polls. All the providers of deed poll documents in the UK, are either lawyers or private providers like ourselves.
How long will it take to change my name?
You will receive your deed poll and copies within 24 hours of approving your electronic copy of the deed poll that we send to you on the day that you ordered the service
How much does a deed poll cost?
Our deed polls are £29.99 including vat, there is a drop down box on the order page for you to choose the amount of certified copies you require.
What other costs will there be to change my name?
The authorities where you change your name such as the passport office and DVLA will require you to submit your deed with an official application form and fees may be charged for doing so.
Do I really need a deed poll?
There are times when a Deed Poll is not needed to change your name. We have listed the most usual types of situations for you.
Do I have to update my driving licence in my new name?
Yes, you will need to apply for a new copy licence from the DVLA.
Can my employer (or potential employer) ask me about my former name?
If on application, the employers asks for any names you may have been known by, then you should tell them. Non discourse of facts such as these could lead to your instant dismissal.
You can apply online today and receive your deed poll documents within 1-2 working days. From just £29.99 we provide a low cost, but high quality deed poll service.