Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies - What is a certified copy and when might I need one? - UK Deed Poll Office

Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies – What is a certified copy and when might I need one?

We cannot provide further copies of your Deed Poll after you have applied.  If you did not order any duplicate copies and you need further copies to speed up the process of notifying all relevant record-holders, you should get certified copies of your original Deed Poll (see below).  Alternatively, you may not want to send your original or last remaining Deed Poll through the post.  Certified copies will be a satisfactory alternative for most record-holders.

A “certified copy”, is a photocopy of an original (or duplicate) that has been “certified” as a true copy of the original by a solicitor, notary public, Commissioner for Oaths or Justice of the Peace.  These will all charge a fee for certifying a Deed Poll, but the fees vary.  A solicitor will generally charge between £5 and £15 to certify a document like a Deed Poll; a notary public will generally charge more.

For further information, please go to the Deed Poll Information list at the top left of this page, and click on “Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies”.