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
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
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What our clients say about us
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How to apply
Apply by telephone

Helpline hours:
Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm.
(closed Sundays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Click to watch our video guide to applying by telephone

If you can pay by credit or debit card, you can apply by telephone for an Adult Deed Poll or for a Child Deed Poll.  A Deed Poll Officer will complete an application form for you and answer any questions you have.  If applying for a Child Deed Poll, you must have sole parental responsibility.  If you have joint parental responsibility, you must apply either online, by post or in person.

If calling from the UK:
0333 444 8484
Calling us will cost no more than calling a national rate 01 or 02 number
and will be included in your inclusive call minutes or call plan.

If calling from outside the UK:
+44 333 444 8484

We accept:
Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Maestro and American Express

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