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Change of Name Deed

 
 

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A change of name deed is a legal document that enables one to formally change their name. It is more formally called a Deed of Change of Name or often simply a Deed Poll

A change of name deed acts as evidence that a person has changed their legal name. Without the sight of such a deed or similar documentary evidence a change of name will seldom be recognised by a government department, company or organisation.

As a change of name deed is a legal instrument it is required to be signed and witnessed before it is effective. Once a person has done this (signed it the deed in the presence of a witness) they are required to abandon the use of their former name and use their new name at all times.

This involves having the executed change of name deed sent off to all UK government departments, companies and organisations so that their records can be updated.

This should be done as soon after the change of name deed has been executed as possible.

 
 

Time Saving Tip: The quickest and easiest way to change your name in the UK is to

Apply For Your Deed Poll Online.

 

 

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