The Full Deed Poll Name Change Process

Deed poll and Statutory Declaration Change Name Documents online for £10

1. Decide on your full new name:

You have probably been thinking about changing your name by Deed Poll for some time, and know exactly why and what you want to change your name to, but you should still think for a period on just what your new name will be, and as importantly, the exact spelling of your new name. You should write down your full new name on paper and have this ready when you fill in the Deed Poll name change online form.

2. Fill in our online Deed Poll name change form:

Choose either the child or adult Deed Poll name change form and fill in the details. You will need to fill in your old and new names, your address and date of birth, your email address that will also become your user name on this website, your nationality and choose your password, and choose the Deed Poll document type. If you are changing the name of a child by Deed Poll you will also need to indicate any parental consent and add the name of the other parent for our records. Take care with all spellings. You should capitalise letters correctly as the first letter of each of your names, and the rest of the letters in lower case. Your name and address will appear on your Deed Poll document exactly as you type it in to the form so check this carefully before you proceed.

3. Make your PayPal payment:

The cost of each document is £10. Once you have filled in the Deed Poll application form and clicked the payment button you will be directed to the PayPal website. Follow the instructions on the PayPal website. You may use a credit or debit card to pay even if you are not a PayPal member. Payment confirmation via PayPal is instant. You will then be directed back to our Deed Poll website.

Important: Please ensure you follow the link on the PayPal payment confirmation screen back to this website to ensure your PayPal payment is automatically tracked.

4. Log in to download and print your Deed Poll name change document:

As soon as your payment is confirmed, which is usually instant via PayPal, your Deed Poll document will be ready and available to download. You must now log back in to this website using your email address and password to download your new Deed Poll document. Your downloaded Deed Poll document comes ready completed with the correct information as input by you in to the online form, with spaces to write some additional information such as the date of signing and signatures. You should print several copies for safe keeping. Use good quality paper for your Deed Poll document if you have it.

5. Authorise your Deed Poll name change document:

Authorising your Deed Poll name change document is simple as this just requires you to sign and date the document in the presence of two witnesses who must not be relatives, who will then sign and date the document to confirm they have witnessed it. Your Deed Poll document is now complete.

6. Use your name Deed Poll change document to prove your new name:

You will need to get in touch with all of the organisations that record your personal details such as the Inland Revenue, DVLA, your employer, home utility companies, your bank, credit card company etc. to tell them about your change of name. They will often require a certified copy of your Deed Poll document. You will need to take your Deed Poll name change document with you whenever you need to prove your name such as when you apply for a new passport or open a new bank account.