CHANGING YOUR NAME IS EASY

Do you want to know how to change your name in the UK?

Here's how it works:

  1. Apply for an Adult Deed Poll or Child Deed Poll by filling out the appropriate online application form, and pay with our secure payment system.
  2. Provided you order before 3pm (Monday - Friday), we will process your application the same day and dispatch your Deed Poll within two working days.  
  3. Upon receipt of your physical Deed Poll and duplicate copies, sign and witness all copies.
  4. You may need extra copies of your Deed Poll to change your name with some of these relevant agencies. (Listed)

It's that simple! Thank you for considering our UK Deed Poll Office to help facilitate your name change. We're extremely proud to offer superior customer service; please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries before beginning your Deed Poll application process.

START AN ADULT DEED POLL - £18.50

START A CHILD DEED POLL - £18.50



1. ORDER SECURELY ONLINE

  • Click on the “Apply Now” button in the top menu of this website. This will direct you to our online application and secure payment/checkout page. Here, you will provide some details about yourself and payment for our Deed Poll service.
  • We accept most credit and debit cards
  • Once you have clicked on the “Order Deed Poll” button, we will send you confirmation of your order by email. If you have ordered your Deed Poll before 3pm on a working day, we will send you this email on the same day.

2. YOUR DEED POLL WILL ARRIVE IN THE POST

  • We will send you your Deed Poll in the post, along with any duplicate copies that you ordered. The envelope will include our guide on how to properly sign and witness your Deed Poll. Additionally, the envelope will include a list of organisations you should consider notifying of your name change, and our draft covering letter.
  • If you ordered your Deed Poll before 3pm on a working day, provided your delivery address is in the UK, we will send you these documents within 2 working days by First Class Post.

3. SIGN, DATE, AND WITNESS YOUR DEED POLL(S)

  • Upon receipt of your Deed Poll and duplicates, you should sign, date and have them witnessed in accordance with our instructions document entitled “How to Execute Your Deed Poll”.
  • Review the instructions document entitled “List of Bodies to Notify". This will help you decide which bodies and organisations you should contact about your name change. Use our document entitled “Draft Covering Letter” to write to the relevant bodies to notify them of your change of name, and request that they send you any relevant updated documents (such as your passport, driving licence, bank cards, etc).

Change Your Name With UK Deed Poll Office

The UK Deed Poll Office is proud to provide excellent service and facilitate your name change at a low cost. We will provide you with a well-presented Deed Poll, printed on high quality paper, and sent to you in a plain envelope to preserve confidentiality. As a government-registered online Deed Poll service provider who has issued thousands of Deed Polls, we also guarantee that your Deed Poll will be accepted by all government offices and relevant organisations, subject to our Terms & Conditions, or your money back. 100% guaranteed!

START AN ADULT DEED POLL - £18.50

START A CHILD DEED POLL - £18.50

Additional information about changing your name

In order to change your name, your deed poll will declare the following three statements: 

  • You will no longer be using your previous name
  •  You will always be using your new name
  •  You want other people to address you by your new name

Restrictions on changing your name

In the UK, there are some restrictions when it comes to choosing your new name. Although you always have the right to change your name, the name you choose may not be accepted if it causes public offence or infringes on intellectual property rights.

Changing your name to a single name

There is no law stopping you from being known by a single name (e.g. Adele) or mononym, but there is a risk that official government offices (HM Passport Office) may decline to update your official documents to your new name.

To ensure that your deed poll is accepted, we do not allow applications for single names.

Names that cause public offence

If your new name causes public offence, it might be declined. This includes names with the following:

  • profanity
  • sexually explicit references
  • inappropriate religious connotations
  • language which is vulgar, offensive or libelous to an individual
  • names associated with criminal gangs or activity

Creating a new name that is copyrighted

While names are not subject to copyright law, you cannot use a name if it results in deception. For example, if you changed your name to Madonna and started to sell perfumes using that name, this will be an infringement of intellectual property. Additionally, this can lead to issues when applying for a new passport, as the HM Passport Office will not issue you a passport if your new name is associated with a trade mark.

Other reasons your name change may not be accepted

Your new name may be rejected if they contain:

  • Numbers
  • Symbols 
  • Punctuation marks. 

However, names that contain apostrophes (O'Brian) and hyphens (double-barrelled surnames) are allowed.

Restrictions on adding titles to your name

Adding academic titles to your name can be rejected if you do not have documentation showing that you can use the title (Dr). This restriction includes titles of nobility and religious titles such as Lord, Lady or Sir.

How many times can you change your name?

You can change your name whenever you want. There are no restrictions related to the amount of times you can change your name.

Can you change your name without going to court?

Yes! The reason our deed poll process is so popular among people who change their name is the simplicity involved. Simply click on the apply now button to get started.

Remember...

Changing your name is a legal matter; in order to use your new name for  your passport, driving licence and on your bank cards, you will most likely need a Deed Poll. There are some circumstances in which you may be able to change your name without needing a Deed Poll, such as upon your marriage. However, even in those circumstances, it may be quicker and more convenient to use a Deed Poll. Although there are other ways to obtain a Deed Poll, these methods are likely to cost significantly more than using the UK Deed Poll Office’s easy online application and certainly do not provide the level of support we are known for. Let’s get started!

READY TO CHANGE YOUR NAME?

Join the thousands who have trusted the UK Deed Poll Office to help change their name. Fill out our fast, simple, and affordable online application to receive your Deed Poll in no time!
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