Information and advice about how to officially change your legal name by Deed Poll
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Family Deed Poll Application Form
(using our secure server)

To change your family's surname (family means at least one parent and one child under the age of 16) please complete and submit the secure application form below, which has provision for 6 children.  Please note, the parent and their spouse/partner can also change their title, first and middle names if required but children can only change their surname to the new family surname.

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 or postal order.  Before you complete this form, you may wish to read about our terms and conditions, fees and your statutory rights including your right to cancel by click on this link (opens new window).

After you have submitted your application, you need to send us a letter of consent (by email, fax or post).  A link to a page containing example letters of consent will be provided after you have submitted your application.

You must be the mother or father (with parental responsibility) for the child(ren) whose name(s) are being changed to complete this application form.  An explanation of parental responsibility is given on our page Can I change my child's name (opens new window).  This article will also allow you to determine whether you have sole or joint parental responsibility for the child(ren).  If you do not have parental responsibility, please call our Helpline for advice about how to proceed.

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).

This graphic ( ) appears next to questions that must be answered.

Section 1
Applicant's details (can be the mother or father)

Preferably, you should be the mother but you can be the father if you have parental responsibility for your child(ren).  Your current name, new name and address will appear on your Deed Poll document.  Your title will only appear if you are changing it.


Status in family
  Click in a circle to select.
Mother
Father (with parental responsibility)


Current title
Mrs
Ms
Miss
Mr
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 names will appear on your Deed Poll documentation, please click on this link (opens pop-up window).


New title
Mrs
Ms
Miss
Mr
Dr
Other

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

The new surname for
all family members
This will be the new surname for all family members you are
including on this application form.





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 5 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 a different address, we can
include an additional address on your
Deed Poll, for which a 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
Nationality Enter your nationality.  If you are not British or you 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.


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 Should we have a query and need to speak to you, please provide
a number we can call between 9am and 7pm Monday to Friday.

Best time to call you (if we need to)
(optional)
For example, 9 to 5, after 10am, afternoon etc.

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
Details of your spouse/partner (if also changing their name)

A separate Adult Deed Poll with be issued to your spouse/partner.  If your spouse/partner is not changing their name please DO NOT complete this section.

Current title
Mr
Mrs
Ms
Miss
Dr
Other
If you select 'Other' please enter your spouse/partner's current title in the comments box below.
Current forenames
Enter your spouse/partner's first name and all middle names.
Current surname


New title
Mr
Mrs
Ms
Miss
Dr
Other
If your spouse/partner also wishes to change their title, we can incorporate a change of title declaration on your spouse/partner's Deed Poll for which a 4 fee is payable.

If your spouse/partner wishes to change their title to something other than Mr, Mrs, Miss or Ms, please click on this link (opens pop-up window) for further information.
New forenames Enter all the forenames your spouse/partner wishes to have - not
just any new ones.  If there is no change, please enter all your
spouse/partner's current forenames.


Date of birth

DD/MM/YY

Nationality

Enter your spouse/partner's nationality.  If your spouse/partner is
not British or is 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.

Any comments or additional information about your spouse/partner

Section 3
Children to be included on your Deed Poll

Your application MUST include at least one child under the age of 16 for which you have parental responsibility.  Your children can only change their surname to the new family surname.  If you wish to change a son/daughter's first or middle names, you must also apply for a separate Child Deed Poll (if under 16 years of age).  If 16 or over, you must apply for a separate Adult Deed Poll after you have submitted this application.

How many children's names
are you changing
1 child
2 children
3 children
4 children
5 children
6 children
Child(en)'s nationality If your child(ren) are not British or they are British nationals living
outside the United Kingdom click on this link (opens new window)
to read our page about who can apply for a Deed Poll.

Section 4
Details of the 1st child to be included on your Deed Poll
Current forenames

Enter your child's first name and all middle names.
Current surname

Sex
Male
Female
Date of birth
DD/MM/YY
Age
Click in this drop-down
box to select an age.

Where you see this icon below, click on it for further information about each question.
Where was the birth registered
Click in this drop-down box to select a country.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question
Is someone recorded on the birth certificate as the father Click in this drop-down box to select a response.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question
Were you married when your child was born (or were married at any time after your child was born) Click in this drop-down box to select a response.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question
Is the other parent deceased
Click in this drop-down box to select a response.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question
Is your child the subject of any
court order or agreement
(that affects your right to change your child's name or affects who has parental responsibility for your child)
Click in this drop-down box to select a response.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question

If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:

Do you have sole or joint
parental responsibility
for your 1st child


If you are unsure which option to select, or if there is not an option that matches your situation, please click on the info icon below

Click on this icon if you are unsure which PR option to select
       PR = Parental Responsibility

Sole PR (father has never had PR)
        Select the above option if you are the mother with sole PR and
        the father has never had PR.


Sole PR (other parent had PR but is deceased)
        Select the above option if you now have sole PR because the
        other parent who had PR is deceased.


Joint PR (other parent consents to name change)
        Select the above option if the other parent with PR consents to
        the name change.


Joint PR (father is absent)
        Select the above option if the father has PR but is absent and
        either his whereabouts is not known or you have good reason
        for not wanting to contact the father.
Any comments or further information about your child
(optional)
If you are not changing another child's name
click here to jump to the next section.
Details of the 2nd child
Current forenames

Enter your child's first name and all middle names.
Current surname

Sex
Male
Female
Date of birth
DD/MM/YY
Age
Click in this drop-down
box to select an age.

Where you see this icon below, click on it for further information about each question.
Where was the birth registered
Click in this drop-down box to select a country.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question
Is someone recorded on the birth certificate as the father Click in this drop-down box to select a response.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question
Were you married when your child was born (or were married at any time after your child was born) Click in this drop-down box to select a response.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question
Is the other parent deceased
Click in this drop-down box to select a response.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question
Is your child the subject of any
court order or agreement
(that affects your right to change your child's name or affects who has parental responsibility for your child)
Click in this drop-down box to select a response.
   Click on this icon for more information about this question

If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:

Do you have sole or joint
parental responsibility
for your 2nd child


If you are unsure which option to select, or if there is not an option that matches your situation, please click on the info icon below

Click on this icon if you are unsure which PR option to select
       PR = Parental Responsibility

Sole PR (father has never had PR)
        Select the above option if you are the mother with sole PR and
        the father has never had PR.


Sole PR (other parent had PR but is deceased)
        Select the above option if you now have sole PR because the
        other parent who had PR is deceased.


Joint PR (other parent consents to name change)
        Select the above option if the other parent with PR consents to
        the name change.


Joint PR (father is absent)
        Select the above option if the father has PR but is absent and
        either his whereabouts is not known or you have good reason
        for not wanting to contact the father.
Any comments or further information about your child
If you are not changing another child's name
click here to jump to the next section.
Details of the 3rd child
Current forenames

Enter your child's first name and all middle names.
Current surname

Sex
Male
Female
Date of birth
DD/MM/YY
Age
 
Where was the birth registered
Is someone recorded on the birth certificate as the father
Were you married when your child was born (or were married at any time after your child was born)
Is the other parent deceased
Is your child the subject of any
court order or agreement
(that affects your right to change your child's name or affects who has parental responsibility for your child)


If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:

Do you have sole or joint
parental responsibility
for your 3rd child
Sole PR (father has never had PR)
Sole PR (other parent had PR but is deceased)
Joint PR (other parent consents to name change)
Joint PR (father is absent)
Any comments or further information about your child
If you are not changing another child's name
click here to jump to the next section.
Details of the 4th child
Current forenames

Enter your child's first name and all middle names.
Current surname

Sex
Male
Female
Date of birth
DD/MM/YY
Age
 
Where was the birth registered
Is someone recorded on the birth certificate as the father
Were you married when your child was born (or were married at any time after your child was born)
Is the other parent deceased
Is your child the subject of any
court order or agreement
(that affects your right to change your child's name or affects who has parental responsibility for your child)


If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:

Do you have sole or joint
parental responsibility
for your 4th child
Sole PR (father has never had PR)
Sole PR (other parent had PR but is deceased)
Joint PR (other parent consents to name change)
Joint PR (father is absent)
Any comments or further information about your child
If you are not changing another child's name
click here to jump to the next section.
Details of the 5th child
Current forenames

Enter your child's first name and all middle names.
Current surname

Sex
Male
Female
Date of birth
DD/MM/YY
Age
 
Where was the birth registered
Is someone recorded on the birth certificate as the father
Were you married when your child was born (or were married at any time after your child was born)
Is the other parent deceased
Is your child the subject of any
court order or agreement
(that affects your right to change your child's name or affects who has parental responsibility for your child)


If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:

Do you have sole or joint
parental responsibility
for your 5th child
Sole PR (father has never had PR)
Sole PR (other parent had PR but is deceased)
Joint PR (other parent consents to name change)
Joint PR (father is absent)
Any comments or further information about your child
If you are not changing another child's name
click here to jump to the next section.
Details of the 6th child
Current forenames

Enter your child's first name and all middle names.
Current surname

Sex
Male
Female
Date of birth
DD/MM/YY
Age
 
Where was the birth registered
Is someone recorded on the birth certificate as the father
Were you married when your child was born (or were married at any time after your child was born)
Is the other parent deceased
Is your child the subject of any
court order or agreement
(that affects your right to change your child's name or affects who has parental responsibility for your child)


If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:

Do you have sole or joint
parental responsibility
for your 6th child
Sole PR (father has never had PR)
Sole PR (other parent had PR but is deceased)
Joint PR (other parent consents to name change)
Joint PR (father is absent)
Any comments or further information about your child

Section 5
Which delivery service do you require and where do you want your Deed Poll documentation posted to?

Posting times are from when your letter of consent is received (if required).

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.

UK Express: +10
        Posted same day for guaranteed delivery by 1pm next working day.

UK Express Plus: +20
        Posted same day for guaranteed delivery by 9am next working day.

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


Overseas Express: +10
        Posted same day using Royal Mail's International Signed-For airmail service.

Overseas Express Courier: +10 +FedEx fees
        Posted same day using FedEx's International Priority service. Delivery is
        between 1 and 3 working days depending upon country (next working day to
        USA and Canada). See link below for 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
(optional)

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 6
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 document 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 per Deed Poll plus 1 for each legal copy ordered (two copies minimum per Deed Poll).  For further information about our Legal Copy and Archive Service and how the service works click on this link (opens pop-up window).

Section 7
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 (or any child included on this application form) have changed your name with us before.

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 8)

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 of the address 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 9 after completing this section.

Section 8
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 are receiving 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).

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 11 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
Please note, if you are paying for your Deed Poll by debit or credit card and your written evidence does not arrive by the time your application is due to be processed, we will post your Deed Poll to you and enclose a claim form, which you can return to us with your written evidence for a 10 refund.

Section 9
How will you be paying?

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


Payment method






Our postal address is given
in section 11 below

Using my card details provided in section 10 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 1.

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

Cheque

Postal order

International money order

Section 10
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.  We may call the cardholder to confirm their consent.
Card type

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

The long 16 to 19 digit 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 1.


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

Section 11
If paying by cheque or postal order

Please make your cheque or postal order payable to UK Deed Poll Service and write your new family 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 12
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.

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

Yes -  I will be submitting (or have already submitted) a Child 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: 22 March 2015

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