The Full Statutory Declaration 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 Statutory Declaration 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 available when you fill in the Statutory Declaration name change aplication.

2. Fill in our online Statutory Declaration name change form:

Choose either the child or adult Statutory Declaration name change form and fill in your 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 also choose the Statutory Declaration document type. If you are changing the name of a child by Statutory Declaration you will also need to indicate any parental consent and add the name of the other parent for record keeping purposes. Take care with your spelling. You should capitalise letters correctly as the first letter of each of your names, and input the rest of the letters in lower case. Your name and address will appear on your Statutory Declaration document exactly as you type it, 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 Statutory Declaration application form and clicked the payment button you will be directed to the PayPal website. Follow the instructions on the PayPal website. You can use a credit or debit card to pay if you are not a PayPal member. Payment confirmation via PayPal is instant and you will be directed back to this website ready for the next stage.

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 Statutory Declaration name change document:

As soon as your payment is confirmed, which should be instantly using PayPal, your Statutory Declaration document will be available and ready to download. You must now log back in to this website using your email address and password to download your new Statutory Declaration document. Your downloaded Statutory Declaration document comes pre-completed with the information you filled in to the online form, with spaces to write some additional information such as the date of signing and signatures. Use good quality paper for your Statutory Declaration document if you have it.

5. Authorise your Statutory Declaration name change document:

Your Statutory Declaration document must now be taken to a solicitors office or your county court for you to swear an oath on the document. There is usually a small charge to do this at a solicitors office. The solicitor will then add their official stamp to your Statutory Declaration document. Your name change document is now authorised and complete.

6. Use your name Statutory Declaration change document to prove your new name:

You will need to get in touch with the organisations and companies that require your personal details such as the Inland Revenue, DVLA, your employer, utility companies, mobile phone provider, your bank, credit companies etc. to tell them about your change of name. They will often require a certified copy of your Statutory Declaration document. You will need to take your Statutory Declaration name change document with you each time you need to prove your name such as when you apply for a new passport or open a new bank account for example.