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INFORMATION REPOSITORY

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General Information

About UK Deed Poll Online Office LTD
Are you a genuine company ?
Can I cancel my order and get a refund ?
Can I destroy my deed poll to make it invalid ?
Can I have Lord or Sir as my first name?
Can I use Tippex/correction fluid to correct a mistake I made on my Deed Poll?
Do I have to send ID to you?
Do I have to take my Deed Poll with me when I go abroad?
Do you emboss your deal on the deed poll ?
Foreign Nationals - If I am a foreign national living in the UK, can I change my name by deed poll?
How do I legally change my name by Deed Poll with you?
How do I sign my Deed Poll?
How long will it take for me to change my name?
How much? - Will I have any other costs?
How to Change Your Name by Deed Poll in the UK
I am in prison. Can I change my name by Deed Poll?
I have some queries about changing my name. How do I contact you?
I don’t want to marry my boyfriend, but I would like to change my name to Mrs, so that it looks as if we are married. Can I do that?
I want to change my name but I want to continue using my existing name at work because I have built up a good reputation over the years with my clients. Can I do this?
I want to give a friend a present of a Deed Poll. Can I apply on behalf of another adult, and can the Deed Poll come to their address and be a complete surprise?
If I am a foreign national, living in the UK, can I apply for a Deed Poll?
If I am an immigrant living in the UK, can I apply for a 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 change my name, do I have to notify Companies House to update the records on my limited company?
If I changed my name by Deed Poll in the past, can I just go back to my old name?
If I have a mental impairment or incapacity, can I change my name by Deed Poll?
If I make a mistake on my Deed Poll, or my witness makes a mistake, what should I do?
In what circumstances may I not change my name?
Information
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 can I not change my name to?
What is a Deed Poll?
What is the difference between a Statutory Declaration and a Deed Poll?
What is the process ?
What payment methods will you accept?
What sort of paper do you use for the Deed Polls?
Why Change Your Legal Name and How to Do It by Deed Poll
Why do people change their name?
Will my credit rating be affected if I change my name by Deed Poll?

Child Deed Poll

Children - Can I change my child’s name without the father’s consent?
Children - Do I have to show you proof of consent from all those with parental responsibility, before I will get a Deed Poll for my child?
Children - I’m 15 years old and want to change my name. Can I get a Deed Poll?
Children - What age can children change their name without parental consent?
Children - Who has Parental Responsibility for a child?
How do I sign my child’s Deed Poll?
How to Change Your Child's Birth Name Legally by Depol
I am a foster carer, and my foster child would like to change their name. Can I apply for a Deed Poll for them?
I look after a friend’s child and have been doing so for a long time. Can I apply for a Deed Poll for them?
I want to change the birth certificate of my child, as I have now married her biological father. Can I, and, if so, how do I do it?
If I change my child’s name, who do I have to notify?
Info on Changing Child's Birth Name Upon Adoption by Depol
My ex-wife applied for my child’s deed poll. Can I ask for some information regarding the same ?
Parental Responsibility
When I registered my child’s birth at the Register Office in England, I made a mistake in the “parent’s occupation” I gave. Can I put it right?
When I registered my child’s birth at the Register Office in England, I made a mistake in the address I gave. Can I put it right?

Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copes

Can I notify everyone of my change of name by sending out photocopies of my Deed Poll instead of sending the original?
Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies
Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies - Can I order copies of my Deed Poll?
Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies - Can I use a photocopy of my Deed Poll to notify banks and other organisations of my name change?
Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies - How many copies will I need?
Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies - What is a certified copy and when might I need one?
Certified/Legalised/Duplicate Copies - When does a Deed Poll have to be "legalised"?

Civil Partnership

Civil Partnership - I’m in a civil partnership; are the rules for changing my name the same as the rules for people who are married?
Civil Partnership – I entered into a Civil Partnership and my partner and I both double-barrelled our surnames by Deed Poll. We have now dissolved our Civil Partnership. How do I change my name back to my birth name?
Civil Partnership – I entered into a Civil Partnership and my partner and I want to double-barrel our surnames. Do I need a Deed Poll?
Civil Partnership – My partner and I have dissolved our Civil Partnership. How do I change my name back to my birth name?

Divorce/Separation

Divorce/Separation - Can I change my name before my divorce has been finalised?
Divorce/Separation - How can I go back to using my maiden name?
I am a man and I am separated from my wife, but the children live with me. Can I change my children’s surname?
I am not divorced yet, can I still change my name back to my maiden name?

Driving Licence

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

Maiden Name

How to Change Your Name Back to Your Maiden Name by Deed Poll
Info on Changing Name Back to Maiden Name for Widows

Marriage

How to Change Your Surname After Marriage by Deed Poll
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?
Marriage – After my marriage, how do I change my name to incorporate my maiden name as a new middle name, and my husband’s surname as my surname?
Marriage – After my marriage, how do I change my surname from my maiden name to a surname that is an amalgamation of my surname and my husband’s surname?
Marriage – After my marriage, how do I change my surname from my maiden name to a surname that is double-barrelled with my husband’s surname?
Marriage – how do I change my surname from my maiden name to my husband’s surname?
Marriage – I am a man, and after my marriage, I want to take my wife’s surname as my surname. How do I do this?
Marriage – I was married some time ago and although I did not then change my name, I do now want to change my name. How do I do this?
Marriage – I’ve just got married and I want to take my husband’s surname, but I also want to keep using my maiden name at work. Can I do that?

Middle Name

Add, Drop, or Change Your Middle Name by Depol Legally
I want to add two middle names to my name. Can I do that?
I want to change my middle name. How do I do that?

Passport

How to Change Your Passport Name by Deed Poll
I live in the UK but have dual nationality. What will be the impact of Deed Poll on my passports?
My current passport contains a visa. If I change my name by Deed Poll, and apply for a new passport, will I still be able to use the visa?
Passports - Can I use my Deed Poll when I go abroad?
Passports - Do I have to get a new passport, even if I don’t currently have one?
Passports - Do I need a Deed Poll to change my name on my passport after I get married?
Passports - How do I change the name on my Passport?
Passports - Will I automatically receive a new passport?
Passports - Will my new passport mention my previous name?

Registration

Info on Registration & Certificates for Name Changes by Depol
Registration - Can you give me information about other people who have changed their name?
Registration - Do I have to register my deed poll?
Registration - How do I change the name on my birth certificate?
Registration - Is there an official governmental deed poll office where I can get a Deed Poll?
Registration - Is there anywhere where I can search for past name changes?

Same-Sex Marriage

How to Change Your Legal Name After Same Sex Marriage by Depol
Same-Sex Marriage – I entered into a Same-Sex Marriage and I want to take my partner’s surname instead of my original surname. Do I need a Deed Poll?
Same-Sex Marriage – I entered into a Same-Sex Marriage and we would both like to double-barrel our surnames. Do I need a Deed Poll?

Signing/Witness/Execution

Can I withdraw my signature as a witness from a deed poll ?
Do I need to get a solicitor to witness my Deed Poll?
Do I need to return the signed Deed Poll to you?
I live in a block of flats. Can somebody who also lives in my flats, and who is not related to me, be my witness?
If my witness is a student, can they put “student” as their “Occupation” on my Deed Poll?
If my witness is unemployed, what should they put for “Occupation” on my Deed Poll?
Signing/Witnessing/Execution
Signing/Witnessing/Execution - Who can be my witness for executing the Deed Poll?
What does my witness have to do after I have signed the Deed Poll?
Who should be my witness if I am a UK national, and I live in Jersey?
Who should be my witness if I am a UK national, but I live outside the UK?
Who should be my witness if I am not a UK national, but I live in the UK and want to change my name on my UK records?
Why does your deed poll have provision for signature of only 1 witness instead of 2 as listed on the gov.uk website ?

Trans

I am a male-to-female transsexual and wish to change my name by Deed Poll. Will I be able to use the title Miss or Ms?
Info on How to Change Your Name Legally for Trans People

Who Do I Tell?

I have applied for a Deed Poll. How do I change the name on my birth certificate?
I have applied for a Deed Poll. How do I change the name on my school certificates?
I have changed my name by Deed Poll. Can I change my National Insurance number?
Info on Who to Contact Following Legal Name Change by Depol
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? - Can I change the details on a birth certificate?
Who Do I Tell? - Can I use my name change to stop someone finding me?
Who Do I Tell? - Do I have to update my CRB check after I’ve changed my name?
Who Do I Tell? - If I change my name, do I have to notify Companies House to update the records on my limited company?
Who Do I Tell? - If I’m looking for a job, will I have to tell potential employers about my previous name?
Who Do I Tell? - Once I have my Deed Poll, which records should I update first?
Who Do I Tell? - Who do I need to tell about my change of name?
Who Do I Tell? - Will I have to tell my employer, or future employer that I used to have a different name?

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