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? - UK Deed Poll Office

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?

No, we do not need to see any letters of consent from other people or bodies that have parental responsibility for your child – this is a matter for you.  Your child’s Deed Poll will not be an identity document.  Whenever you and your child provide the Deed Poll as evidence of the change of name, you will also have to provide the letters of consent, so we would advise that you always keep them together.

It is the responsibility of the adult who is making the application with us for a Deed Poll for a child, to ensure that they have the consent of all people and/or bodies with Parental Responsibility, before they make the application. For further information, please go to the Deed Poll Information list at the top left of this page, and click on “Children” and “Parental Responsibility”.