Information REPOSITORY

Browse The UK Deed Poll's past content, and find links to updated information on each page. Please keep in mind that any information/links in the Information Repository may be out of date.


Welcome to the Information Repository! Here you can browse The UK Deed Poll Office's past content. Our site recently got a shiny new makeover, so on every page you'll also find a link to the most recently updated version of that information should you prefer to be redirected there. Please keep in mind that any information or hyperlinks accessed from the Information Repository may be outdated. Happy browsing!

General Information

Can I destroy my deed poll to make it invalid ?
Foreign Nationals - If I am a foreign national living in the UK, can I change my name by deed poll?
How do I sign my Deed Poll?
How long will it take for me to change my name?
I am in prison. Can I change my name by Deed Poll?
If I am an undischarged bankrupt or subject to a Debt Relief Order, can I change my name by Deed Poll?
If I am in debt, can I change my name?
If I changed my name by Deed Poll in the past, can I just go back to my old name?
If I make a mistake on my Deed Poll, or my witnesses makes a mistake, what should I do?
Somebody told me that I can change my surname to my boyfriend’s surname. Is that true, and if so, how do I do it?
What is the difference between a Statutory Declaration and a Deed Poll?
What sort of paper do you use for the Deed Polls?
Why do people change their name?

Child Deed Poll

Children - Can I change my child’s name without the father’s consent?
Children - I’m 15 years old and want to change my name. Can I get a Deed Poll?
If I change my child’s name, who do I have to notify?

Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies

Can I notify everyone of my change of name by sending out photocopies of my Deed Poll instead of sending the original?

Driving Licence

DVLA - Once I have my Deed Poll, how do I change the name on the log book for my car?

Maiden Name

Info on Changing Name Back to Maiden Name for Widows


I’m getting married abroad and I’ve been told that I have to get my Deed Poll legalised. How do I do that?
Marriage - What are the rules on changes of name after same-sex marriage?

Middle Name
I want to add two middle names to my name. Can I do that?


Registration - Do I have to register my deed poll?


Do I need to get a solicitor to witness my Deed Poll?

Who Do I Tell?

I have applied for a Deed Poll. How do I change the name on my birth certificate?
I have changed my name by Deed Poll. Can I change my National Insurance number?
Who Do I Tell? - Can I change my name if I have a criminal record?
Who Do I Tell? - Can I change my name on my school and university certificates?
Who Do I Tell? - Do I have to update my CRB check after I’ve changed my name?
Who Do I Tell? - If I’m looking for a job, will I have to tell potential employers about my previous name?

The UK Deed Poll Office is not a government agency. Our function is purely as a document provider for the self-declaration of an unenrolled deed poll. We are here to assist in your name change journey, as we have done for over 100,000 UK residents.


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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