If you are a UK resident, or a British Citizen living overseas, then you have the right to change your name, or your child's name, by Deed Poll. Legally, you are permitted to change part of your name i.e. forename, middle name or surname, or you may change your entire name. This includes making a spelling alteration or re-arranging existing names. The process itself is straightforward and can be completed in three stages (further details below).
It will be sent in a plain/unmarked, board backed envelope for confidentiality, along with comprehensive instructions, so you'll know exactly what to do with your documentation when it arrives by post. If you apply online, our fee is just £15 including VAT and First Class Postage (web only price, save 50% compared to our standard price of £30 for applications made offline, i.e. by telephone, post or in person. Apply online before 4pm weekdays for same day processing.
|Services||Online Fees||Offline* Fees|
|Adult Deed Poll||£15||£30|
|Child Deed Poll||£15||£30|
|Replacement Deed Poll||£15||£30||
|Retrospective Deed Poll||£15||£30|
|Extra Copies||£3.75 each||£3.75 each|
Your legal Deed Poll paperwork stating your new name (or child's new name), see video below for full details of the anti-forgery features used to protect our paperwork from unauthorised use.
Once signed, your Deed Poll paperwork then provides legal evidence of your new legal name, thereby allowing you to apply for a new passport and driving licence, plus amend your bank account and all other records.
N.B. If you order extra legal copies of your Deed Poll paperwork then they will all need to be signed by you and co-signed by your witness.
Easy to follow instructions for how to sign your Deed Poll paperwork, list of 'common places to notify', guides to informing Government Departments and other organisations that you have changed your name, and covering letter template.
Price includes 50% web discount-our standard price is £30 including VAT for applications made offline, i.e. by telephone, in person or by post.