There can be many reasons an individual wants to change their name and we know you will have questions about how you go about the process. Our expert solicitors understand the law and will be able to guide you through the process. A change of Name Deed or commonly known as a Deed Poll is a legal document which effects your name change.
How do I change my name?
The process of changing your name is very straight forward and involves a document known as a change of name deed being prepared setting out your old name and your new adopted name.
What name can I choose? Are there any restrictions?
You may be surprised to know that there are no restrictions on the name you choose. This is as long as the name you choose is not intended to deceive or defraud. You may also be interested to know that you can change your first, middle and Surnames in the same document.
How much does a change of name cost?
We offer a fixed fee price for changing someone’s name which is £75 plus VAT.
Who will I need to inform of my change of name?
Once you have changed your name you will need to let certain providers and establishments know about your change of name. We provide you with 5 original change of name deeds, which you can use to change your name with the providers of record holders.
Although not an exhaustive list we would recommend you change your name with the following:
Passport office – although your current passport will continue to be valid until it expires, however you will need to book your journey in your previous name
Your bank/building society/mortgage provider
Your doctor or dentist
Your utility providers
Your local authority
How long will the process take?
We aim to provide you with a change of name deed within only a few days of our instruction.
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