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How long will it take for me to change my name?

If we receive your application before 3 pm, we aim to send you your Deed Poll and other documents within 2 working days.  As your documents will usually be sent by standard First Class post, if your address is within the UK, you should receive them within 4 working days.

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After receipt of your UK Deed Poll, you will have to notify all relevant record-holders of your name change, and you will usually have to send them the original signed and witnessed Deed Poll, and not a copy.  So, provided you have ordered enough duplicate copies, which should count as originals, as long as they are all signed and witnessed in exactly the same way and on the same day, you can notify many record-holders at the same time, and this will increase the speed of the process greatly.  Provided you proceed to notify such record-holders immediately upon receipt of your Deed Poll and other documents, we would advise that the whole process will take between 3 and 8 weeks.

It will usually take HM Passport Office 3-6 weeks to process a new passport in your new name.  However, your application with HM Passport Office can be speeded up by making an appointment and going to the Passport Office in person.


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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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