Marriage – how do I change my surname from my maiden name to my husband’s surname? - UK Deed Poll Office

Marriage – how do I change my surname from my maiden name to my husband’s surname?

You do not need a Deed Poll to simply change your surname from your maiden name to your husband’s surname, provided that you intend to simply adopt your husband’s surname, and not a double-barrelled surname or other amalgamation of your surnames.  All you need to do is send your original Marriage Certificate and other relevant documents to record-holders as evidence of your change of surname and title.  In most circumstances, HM Passport Office will not make a note of your change of title.  However, if you would like bank cards and building society cards to record your change of title, you will need to ask them specifically to do so, when you notify them of your marriage and ask them to amend their records.

If you do not have your original Marriage Certificate, you can apply for a Deed Poll with us, and send the original Deed Poll (or a duplicate copy) to record-holders when you ask them to amend their records.  Alternatively, you can obtain a replacement of your Marriage Certificate from the General Register Office.  The current fee for any replacement Certificate is £9.25 and you can apply for them online at www.gro.gov.uk.