If you have an official Final Order of dissolution of your Civil Partnership (the equivalent of a “decree absolute” in divorces between married couples), and you did not need a Deed Poll to change your surname to your partner’s surname, you do not need a Deed Poll. You simply need to send your original Final Order and your original Civil Partnership Certificate to record-holders, asking them to amend their records and send any new documentation, if applicable. If, however, you did need a Deed Poll to change your name originally, you will need another Deed Poll to change your name back. If you need a Deed Poll, you should ensure that you keep the original Deed Polls with your original Birth Certificate, Final Order and Civil Partnership Certificate, and we advise that you order at least 10 duplicate copies of your new Deed Poll, so that you can quickly notify all relevant record-holders of your change of name. You should also be aware that, until your dissolution is complete, you should still state on any application forms for insurance, credit or other loan facilities, that you are married.
For more information, please go to the Deed Poll Information list at the top left of this page, and click on “Civil Partnership/Same-Sex Marriage” and “Marriage”.