This page sets out the main topics that may affect you in respect to changing your name and obtaining an Adult Deed Poll. You will see from the list on the left-hand side of the page that there are a number of reasons an adult may want to change their name, and by exploring these topics you can better understand how the name change procedure applies to your specific circumstances. It's important to note that not all name change procedures require you to apply for a Deed Poll. For instance, if you are getting married or divorced, you may well not need a Deed Poll to change your name, and we will always let you know if this is the case. However, because changing your name is a legal matter, you will most likely need an adult Deed Poll in order to use your new name in your passport, driving license and on bank cards.
All of the details on how to change your name will be affected by important events in your life – the new name you choose to take, and the event that has brought it about (for example, marriage, a civil partnership, a divorce or separation, or widowhood) will affect how you should put your change of name into effect. Using the menu to the left, explore our Adult Deed Poll topics and their corresponding FAQs, and let the UK Deed Poll Office assist you in changing your name today! We have issued thousands of Adult Deed Polls, and we guarantee that your Deed Poll will be accepted by all government offices and relevant organisations, subject to our Terms & Conditions, or your money back.