Can I get a copy of my Deed Poll?

If you need a copy of your Deed Poll then this guide explains what you need to do.

Go back to the original issuer

Typically, for older name changes (pre 2000), this will have been a solicitor. However, if your name change was more recent then it may have been through an online agency.

If the original issuer doesn’t have a copy, the Deed Poll was not enrolled or the original issuer is no longer in business, please see point three below.

Search the National Archives

This is only possible if the original Deed Poll was enrolled, in which case it would have been lodged in the Enrolment Books of the Supreme Court of Judicature at the Royal Courts of Justice.

After five years, the record would have moved from the Royal Courts of Justice to the National Archives. You can search the National Archives in person or, for a fee, they will commission a search on your behalf.

Alternatively, if the Deed Poll was enrolled then a notice of the name change would have also been published in the London, Edinburgh or Belfast Gazette. You can search for such notices online via

Obtain a new, replacement Deed Poll

We can provide a new, replacement Deed Poll which will show your names as they were written on the original, but with an amendment to show that the ‘new name’ has been in use since a certain date.

We issue many replacement Deed Polls to clients who have been asked to obtain a copy of their original name change documentation.

Obtaining a replacement Deed Poll is very easy, simply complete our Replacement Application form.

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