Information and advice about how to officially change your legal name by Deed Poll
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Adult Deed Poll Application Form
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To change your name, you simply need to complete this secure application form.  You do not need to provide debit or credit card details to apply online - you can ask us to call you for your card details or you can pay by cheque, postal order or by PayPal.  Before you complete this form, you may wish to read about our terms and conditions, our fees and your statutory rights including your right to cancel by clicking on this link (opens new window).

You must be at least 15 years of age to complete this application form.  If you are 15 years of age Click on this link (opens pop-up window).

If you need assistance and wish to speak to a Deed Poll Officer, please call our Helpline (see top right of this page for the number and our opening hours).

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Section 1
Details of the person whose name is being changed

Your current name, new name, address and date of birth will appear on your Deed Poll document. Your title will only appear if you are changing it (Please note, you and your on this page refers to the person whose name is being changed).

Current title
Mr
Mrs
Miss
Ms
Mx
Dr
Other


If you select Other please enter your current title in the comments box at the end of this section.
Current forenames

Enter your first name and all your middle names (all your given names).
Current surname
To find out how your name will appear on your Deed Poll documentation, please click on this link (opens pop-up window).


New title
Mr
Mrs
Miss
Ms
Mx
Dr
Other

If you are changing your title, we can incorporate a change of title declaration on your Deed Poll document for which a 4 fee is payable.

If you wish to change your title to a title other than Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms or Mx, please click on this link (opens pop-up window) for further information.

For information about the title Mx, please click on this link (opens pop-up window).
New forenames

Enter all the forenames you wish to have - not just any new ones.
If there is no change, please enter all your current forenames.

New surname

If there is no change, please enter your current surname.

Professionally
known-as-name
(optional)

If you will continue to use a name for professional or work purposes
that is different to your new name, we can include it on your Deed
Poll if you enter it in the box below.  However, before doing so,
please click on this link (opens pop-up window) for further information.





Address

This should be your main residential address, which should be the address that appears on your documents and records

You can provide additional addresses in the next box and a different address for delivery in section 3 below
Press your Enter key at the end of each line of your address.
Please enter your address in full and not use any abbreviations.



Additional Addresses
(optional)

If you have any documents and records registered at different addresses, we can include these on your Deed Poll, for which an additional 2 fee is payable (for each additional address)
Press your Enter key at the end of each line of your address.
Date of birth

DD/MM/YY
Age
Nationality

Enter your nationality.  If you are not British, are British with dual
nationality or are a British national living outside the United Kingdom
click on this link (opens new window) to read our page about who
can apply for a Deed Poll.



Do you want us to date your
Deed Poll with a future date
(optional)



If you leave No in the box, we will issue your Deed Poll undated for
you to date when you sign it.  If you would like us to date your Deed
Poll (which looks much better than a hand written date), please
click on this link (opens pop-up window) for instructions.

Any comments or
additional information
(optional)

Section 2
Your contact details

If you provide us with your email address, we will send you a confirmation email so you can check over your responses.
Email address
To receive a confirmation email, please replace our email
address with your email address.  Please ensure there are no
spaces in your email address.

Daytime telephone number

Please provide a number we can contact you on during the day.
We will only call you if we have a query with your application.

Best time to call you (if we need to)
(optional)
For example, 9 to 5, after 10am, afternoon etc.
If we call, whom should we ask for
(optional)
The name you are known by at this number.

Section 3
Which delivery service do you require and where do you want your Deed Poll documentation posted to?

The delivery fees shown are per order.  For example, if you order two Deed Polls using our UK Priority service, the total delivery fee will be 4 and not 4 for each Deed Poll. Working days are Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

Delivery service required
UK Standard: Free
         We aim to post within four working days by 1st class mail.

UK Priority: +4
         Posted same day by 1st class mail (if application received by 5.30pm
         Monday to Friday or by midday on Saturday).


UK Express: +10
         Posted same day for guaranteed delivery by 1pm next working day
         (if application received by 5.30pm Monday to Friday or by midday.
         on Saturday).


UK Express: (Saturday delivery): +14
         Guaranteed delivery by 1pm Saturday (if application received between
         5.30pm Thursday and 5.30pm Friday).


UK Express Plus: +20
         Posted same day for guaranteed delivery by 9am next working day
         (if application received by 5.30pm Monday to Friday or by midday.
         on Saturday).


UK Express Plus (Saturday delivery): +24
         Guaranteed delivery by 9am Saturday (if application received between
         5.30pm Thursday and 5.30pm Friday).


Overseas Standard: +5
         We aim to post within four working days using Royal Mail's International
         Tracked or Signed airmail service.


Overseas Express: +10
         Posted same day using Royal Mail's International Tracked or Signed
         airmail service (if application received by 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
         or by midday on Saturday).


Overseas Express Courier: +10 +FedEx fees
         Posted same day using FedEx's International Priority service (if application
         received by 1pm Monday to Friday).  Delivery will be between 1 and 3
         working days depending upon country (next working day to USA and
         Canada).  Use the link below to see FedEx's fees.


Click on this link (opens pop-up window) for further information about our UK Standard, UK Priority, UK Express services, Overseas Standard and Overseas Express services.

Click on this link (opens pop-up window) for further information and the fees for our Overseas Express Courier service (using FedEx).

Delivery name

This is the name you would like us to write on your envelope.


Delivery address
(optional)

If you would like your Deed Poll documentation posted to a different address, please enter it here (replace the text in the box with the delivery address)
Press your Enter key at the end of each line of your address.
The envelopes we use do not have any markings on them to indicate the contents

Section 4
Do you require our Legal Copy and Archive Service?

Organisations such as the Passport Office, DVLA, the financial institutions etc will not accept a photocopy of your Deed Poll document.  Our legal copies (also known as certified copies) will be accepted by these organisations in lieu of your original Deed Poll document thus avoiding your original Deed Poll being lost or damaged in the post.  Also, we archive an image of your signed Deed Poll so you can order further legal copies in the future should you ever lose or mislay your Deed Poll.


Do you require our Legal
Copy and Archive Service

Click in this drop-down box to select a different response.
The fee for our Legal Copy and Archive Service is 13 plus 1 for each legal copy ordered (two copies minimum).  For further information about our Legal Copy and Archive Service and how the service works click on this link (opens pop-up window).

Section 5
Are you making this application because you need to replace a lost Deed Poll or because you need a Deed Poll as evidence of a past name change?

If this application is to provide you with a replacement for a lost Deed Poll (or a lost Statutory Declaration), or you are applying because you need a Deed Poll as documentary evidence of a past name change (for example, your name was changed by usage when you were a child), we can modify your Deed Poll to include a declaration that states you have been using your current name (i.e. the new name you have entered in section 1 above) for all purposes since a particular date.  This declaration explains to those you show your Deed Poll to that it is not for a new name change.

If you would like this modification made to your Deed Poll, for which a 4 fee is payable, please select the option Yes, the details are as follows and then answer the questions to tell us when and how your name was originally changed to your current name.  If you are unsure whether you need this modification made, please call our Helpline for advice or email us.

Do you require a
declaration for a
past name change
   No (if you leave No selected, please now go to section 6)

Yes, the details are as follows:
The date your name was changed to your current name Please provide at least the year.
How was your name changed
Select from this drop-down box.
Any comments or
further information
If you require this modification, in section 1 above, please ensure you have entered your former name in the current name boxes and your current name in the new name boxes.  Also, the address you enter in section 1 above should be your current address and not where you were living when you previously changed your name.

Section 6
Do you wish to claim a fee reduction because you have changed your name with us before?

You can claim a 10 fee reduction on the total value of your order if you have changed your name with us before i.e. if you have previously purchased a Deed Poll direct from us.

Please note, this reduction cannot be claimed in addition to the fee reduction for receiving a qualifying benefit.

Are you claiming a
fee reduction as a
previous client
    No (if you leave No selected, please now go to section 7)

Yes, the details are as follows:
The former name (in full) on your previous Deed Poll
The new name (in full) on your previous Deed Poll
The postcode on your
previous Deed Poll

The year you ordered your previous Deed Poll from us
Any comments or
further information
If claiming this reduction, go to section 8 after completing this section.

Section 7
Do you wish to claim a fee reduction because you receive a qualifying benefit?

You can claim a 10 fee reduction on the total value of your order if you receive either:
  • Income Support.
  • Income related Employment & Support Allowance.
  • Pension Credit.
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.
  • Housing Benefit.
  • Working Tax Credit.
  • Child Tax Credit (if your household income is less than 20,000 per annum).
  • Universal Credit (if your household income is less than 20,000 per annum).
  • If someone receives Child Benefit for you.

The fee reduction is only available if you send us written evidence of your benefit entitlement (an original award notice, not a fax or photocopy, dated within the past 3 months).  If you need to obtain a new award notice click on this link (opens pop-up window) for contact details.  Please post your award notice to our address shown in section 10 below.

Please note, this reduction cannot be claimed if you are claiming the fee reduction as a previous client.


Are you claiming a fee reduction
because you receive a
qualifying benefit

No
Yes
If you are paying by debit or credit card and your written evidence does not arrive by the time your application is due to be processed, we will charge the full fee and enclose a claim form with your Deed Poll documentation, which you can return to us with your written evidence for a 10 refund. If you a paying by PayPal, you will need to pay the full fee but we will enclose a claim form with your Deed Poll documentation, which you can return to us with your written evidence for a 10 refund.

Section 8
How will you be paying?

If paying by card, we accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Maestro and American Express.


Payment method








Our postal address is given
in section 10 below

Using the card details provided in section 9 below
         Your card will not be charged until we prepare your Deed Poll documentation.

Call me for my card details
         We will call you at the time you gave in section 2.

I will call you with my card details
         Please see top right of this page for our telephone numbers and hours.

PayPal
         We will send you an email confirming the payment details.

Cheque

Postal order

International money order

Section 9
Complete this section if you are paying by debit or credit card
(this is a secure server)

You can use someone else's card if you have their permission but we may call the cardholder to confirm their consent.  If you have just provided card details on a previous application form, you do not need to provide the card's details again.

Card type
Click in this drop-box to select a card type.
Card number

The long number across the middle of the card.

Expiry date

(MM/YY)
Security number

The last 3 digits printed on the card's signature
strip (4 digits on the front of AmEx cards).

Cardholder's name

As it appears on the card.
Cardholder's telephone number

If different from your contact number given in section 2.


Statement address
If different from your main address given in section 1.

Section 10
If paying by cheque or postal order

Please make your cheque or postal order payable to UK Deed Poll Service and write your new name and address on the back.  If paying by cheque, we cannot post your Deed Poll documentation until your cheque has cleared (allow five working days for cheque clearance).  Post your payment to either address below:

Our Freepost address
(if posting from a UK address)

Using our Freepost address costs you nothing but it takes two to four working days to reach us.  If you want your payment to arrive sooner, use the address below and affix a 1st class stamp



Full postal address
Use this address if you want your payment to arrive sooner.  Don't forget to add United Kingdom if posting from outside the UK
  You only need to write FREEPOST DEED POLLS on the envelope:

Section 11
Does this application need to be linked to any other application you will be submitting today (or have already submitted today)?

This will enable us to ensure you receive the fee reduction for additional Deed Polls ordered at the same time (where the Deed Poll address and delivery address are the same).

Application forms for
other adults or children
No   -  This is the only application form I am submitting at this time.

Yes -  I will be submitting (or have already submitted) another Adult application.

Yes -  I will be submitting (or have already submitted) a Child application.

Yes -  I will be submitting (or have already submitted) a Family application.

Please check over your details carefully
before clicking the submit button:


If you realise you have made a mistake after submitting your application, please email us with the correction. There's no need to submit your application again.

Last updated: 23 April 2017

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