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Deed Poll Helpline

A comprehensive guide to changing

your name by Deed Poll in the UK

About Deed Polls

Changing Your Name

Reasons for a Name Change

 

Notifying Others of Your Name Change

 
 

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

Apply For Your Deed Poll Online.

 
 

Once you have changed your name and the Deed Poll process is complete, it is necessary to begin informing the relevant departments and organisations. There are many places that will need to be informed of you change of name; some will require site of the original Deed Poll or certified copy whilst others will only require a photocopy.

When you order your Deed Poll you will receive an information pack, advising you of who to notify of your name change. You will also be advised as to whether to send your original Deed Poll, certified copy or simply a photocopy. The following are a few of the main organisations most people will need to notify.

  • DVLA
  • Passport Office
  • Bank
  • Inland Revenue for tax purposes and National Insurance Card
  • Building Society
  • Doctor’s
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Utility companies for gas, water, electric
  • Telephone company
  • Finance and Loan companies
  • Private Health Company
  • Sports Clubs/Gym
  • Store card companies
  • Mail Order Companies
  • Employer
  • Land Registry
  • Local Authority/Register of Electors
  • Companies you hold shares in
  • Pensions Department
  • Car Insurance
  • Car Breakdown Cover
  • Internet Provider
  • TV licensing office
  • Mobile Phone contract company
  • Organisation, clubs and societies

When notifying organisations of your name change ensure you send a covering letting requesting that they update their records accordingly, and explaining you are enclosing your Deed Poll.

 
 

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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