How to Change your name by Deed Poll
In the United Kingdom you can legally change your name, or your child's name, at any time.
It doesn't matter if you are a Resident (Born outside the UK) or a Citizen (Born inside the UK), both can legally change their name by Deed Poll using the professional Deed Poll services at Deed Polls Online.
The process of changing your name is a legal matter, this mean that there is no official place to go, for example there is no such place as a "Deed Poll Office". Some people enrol their Deed Poll but this provides no legal benefit and adds to the costs.
By UK law you can adopt a new name (any part of your name) and start using it. But in order to do this you will need a Deed Poll (Alternative documents are available but a Deed Poll is the most common and widely accepted) to update all the businesses and organisations that hold your details, for example the UK Passport Office, DVLA, Bank Account and credit card companies, just to name a few.
How can I legally change my name (or my child's names) by Deed Poll today
At Deed Polls Online we make the process of legally changing yours or your children's names as simple and straightforward as possible. We provide several services, which you can view using the following links -
- Adult Deed Poll Service
- Child Deed Poll Service
- Replacement / Lost Deed Poll Service
(Covers Adult and Child)
The following steps will clearly outline exactly what happens in the process.Step 1 - Apply Securely Online
Applying online from just £9.99
using our 256-bit SSL secure checkout
only takes a matter of minutes. We accept both Visa Debit / Credit
and American Express (AMEX)
. We have designed the checkout to be as secure and easy to use as possible. You can apply online using your PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone. Our website is optimised for all devices.
Once completed, you will receive confirmation by E-mail and SMS text message.Step 2 - Drafted by our Qualified Paralegals
Your order will then be drafted by our highly experienced and qualified Paralegals. They will carefully hand draft your Deed Poll
and any Certified Copies
Our team of Paralegals have been helping people to legally change their name by Deed Poll for many years, they know exactly what will be accepted and what won't be accepted, which is why we Guarantee that any Deed Poll drafted by us will be accepted everywhere, this includes the UK Passport Office and the DVLA.Step 3 - Checked by Strict Quality Control
Once your Deed Poll and Certified copies have been drafted, they will then be passed to our strict quality control team, who have excellent attention to detail and experience in checking both Deed Polls, and Certified copies.
This means that your Deed Poll is vigorously checked for any errors and to ensure that all documents are correct and legally binding.
Step 4 - You receive everything by post
You will then receive your professionally drafted Deed Poll, Certified Copies (if ordered) and our easy to use guides via Royal Mail post.
Standard delivery is free, but if you want it sooner, you can select 1st Class delivery at the checkout.
Step 5 - Read our easy to use guides
With every order (Sent to you in the Post & via E-mail), you will receive easy to follow guides that tell you in plain English (jargon free), exactly what you need to do -
- How to witness your Deed Poll & Copies
- How to use your Deed Poll & Copies
- Who you need to Notify
Step 6 - Sign & Witness your Deed Poll & Certified Copies
You will then need to sign the Deed Polls, which will be covered in our included guides and is clearly marked out on both the Deed Poll and Certified copies. Then you will need to get your Deed Poll and Certified copies witnessed. A full guide is included which lets you know who can witness your Deed Poll and Certified copies.
For more information please see - How to Witness (execute) your Deed Poll
Step 7 - Send out your Deed Poll & Certified Copies
Once you have read through our "who to notify about your change of name" guide.
You will need to send your Deed Poll and Certified copies off, along with a cover letter (Example cover letter is included with this service).
That's it, you have legally changed your name. For more information about who to notify, please read through the following page (a Who to Notify Guide is included with every order) -
Who to Notify about your Change of Name?