Who Do I Tell? - Who do I need to tell about my change of name? - UK Deed Poll Office

Who Do I Tell? – Who do I need to tell about my change of name?

  • HM Passport Office, if you need a new passport.
  • DVLA, to change the name on your driving licence.
  • DVLA, to change the name on your vehicle registration document.
  • Banks.
  • Building Societies.
  • Credit Card providers.
  • Store Card providers.
  • Your employer/s, current and former, if you still have a pension with them.
  • HM Revenue & Customs, for tax and National Insurance details.
  • HM Land Registry, if you own any land or property.
  • The Department for Work & Pensions.
  • Insurance companies (such as house building, contents, car insurance, health insurance, life insurance, critical illness insurance).
  • Finance companies.
  • Private pension providers.
  • Utility companies (such as gas, electricity, water).
  • Service providers (such as telephone, cable TV, broadband).
  • Mobile phone network providers.
  • TV licensing.
  • Your local authority, in respect of council tax and the electoral register.
  • Your solicitor.
  • Your doctor and dentist.
  • Your or your child’s school, college or other education provider.
  • Any professional bodies or associations that you are a member of.
  • Any clubs or societies that you belong to.
  • Your Probation Officer, if you have a criminal record and are on probation.
  • Your social worker.
  • The police, if you are on the Violent and Sex Offender Register.  In these circumstances you must notify the police within 3 days of your change of name, or you may be committing a criminal offence.