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    Information and advice about how to officially change your legal name by Deed Poll
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About Deed Polls
What is a Deed Poll?
Why is it called a Deed Poll?
What is the purpose of a Deed Poll?
Who can apply for a Deed Poll?
How long does the process take?
Can I change my child's name?
Can a birth certificate be changed?
Are there any restrictions on names?
Is a Deed Poll registered anywhere?
Why do people change their name?
Answers to other FAQs

Applying for a Deed Poll
How to apply
Apply online
Apply by telephone
Apply by post
Apply in person
Services available and fees
Video guides

Services for previous clients
Apply for a copy of your archived Deed Poll
Apply for a replacement Deed Poll

General name change information
Introduction
A woman's rights upon marriage
A man's rights upon marriage
A couple's rights upon a civil partnership
A woman's rights upon separation
A woman's rights upon divorce
A woman's rights upon being widowed
A child's rights upon adoption
Adding a middle name
Advice for transsexuals
An alternative to marriage
A unique gift
Changing your name on your passport
Obtaining a copy of your lost Deed Poll
Who to advise after changing your name

UK Deed Poll Service
Contact us
What our clients say about us
In the media
Privacy policy
Terms and conditions and your rights
Home page

How to apply
Apply by post

Request a postal application pack

Click to watch our video guide about applying by post

If you are not happy giving your personal and payment details online and you prefer to complete the whole process by post, please complete the form below and we will send you a postal application pack, including details of our fees.

Please note, the fees for postal and online applications are the same.  Alternatively, you can order your postal application pack by calling our Helpline (see top right of this page for our telephone numbers and hours).

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How many people in your household will be changing their names?
Adults
(16 years of age and over)
Children
(under 16 years of age)
If you require a Family Application Pack, please click here.

Where would you like your application pack posted to?
Name

The name we should write on the envelope
Postal address
Please include your postcode
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Nationality Enter your nationality. If you are not British or you are a British national living overseas click here (opens new window) to read our page about who can apply for a Deed Poll.
Email address If you have an email address, please replace our email address below with your email address so we can contact you if you need a response.  Your email address and other details will not be disclosed to any third parties.
Any comments or additional information
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