WIDOW NAME CHANGES

In most cases, a Deed Poll is not required when a woman simply wants to change her name to her maiden name upon being widowed. Usually, the marriage certificate and husband’s death certificate certify the name change and act as a valid evidence.

However, there might be a requirement of Deed Poll where the death certificate of the husband and marriage certificate are not accepted as evidence (e.g. financial institutions). In such a case, a widow's Deed Poll is guaranteed to be accepted by all organisations as documentary evidence of a name change.

A Deed Poll is definitely required if a widow wishes to change her surname to anything other than her maiden name. Please visit the UK Deed Poll Office's general information page for name change eligibility details, application information, and related FAQs.

READY TO CHANGE YOUR NAME?

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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Gender information

Master: Male under 16 years
MR: Adult male over 16 years
MRS: Taken in marriage
MS: Taken after marraige
MISS: Young/single female
MX: Gender neutral
DR: Doctorate or medical practitioner

Check before paying

Please enter the required information on each page of the Adult Deed Poll Application. Provided you order before 3pm (Mon-Fri), we will process your application the same day and dispatch your Deed Poll within two working days.

Section 1 - Contact Details

Email *

Phone *

Section 4 - Date of Birth

DD

MM

YYYY

Section 3 - New Name

Current Title*

Current First Name*

Current Middle Name

Current Last Name*

Section 2 - Current Name

Current Title*

Current First Name*

Current Middle Name

Current Last Name*

Section 5 - Home Address

Street Address

Address Line 2

City

Postal Code

Deliver to this address?*

Check before paying

Please enter the required information on each page of the Adult Deed Poll Application. Provided you order before 3pm (Mon-Fri), we will process your application the same day and dispatch your Deed Poll within two working days.
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