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Example Change of Name Deed (Deed Poll)

What is a Deed Poll?

A Deed Poll is a legal document, although it may look like it a Deed Poll is not a certificate.

A Deed Poll is a form of legal contract, but it is slightly different from other legal contracts in that a Deed Poll concerns just a single individual and requires that person’s signature in the presence of a witness.

The main use for Deed Polls are that they provide evidence for a change of name.

The correct legal name for a Deed that’s been drawn up to change a name is a ‘Deed of Change of Name’, but due to it being quite long winded and not as easy to pronounce it is more commonly referred to as a Deed Poll.
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Further Information about Deed Polls

What are you stating when you Change your name by Deed Poll?

When they are professionally and legally drafted a Deed Poll for a change of name contains three declarations. By ‘executing’ the Deed Poll (i.e. signing, dating and having your signature witnessed by persons who are not related) you are legally committing yourself to:

Abandoning the use of your former name

Using your new name only and at all times from that moment onwards

Requiring all persons to address you by your new name at all times

Importantly all of the Deed Poll services we provide at Legal Deed Polls have our certified seal on with our company name and number on.

In summary, a Deed Poll issued by us provides documentary evidence that you have legally changed your name. As a result our Deed Polls allow you to change all your official documents and records to your new name.

At Legal-Deedpoll our Deed Poll documents are recognised by all government departments, companies and organisations throughout the United Kingdom. Our Deed Polls are also recognised by British Embassies.
You can apply online today and receive your deed poll documents within 1-2 working days. From just £15.99 we provide a low cost, but high quality deed poll service.

Our Deed Poll Services

Adult Deed Poll Service
Adult Deed Poll Service

An adult deed poll is the quickest and easiest way to legally have your name changed in the UK if you are 16 years old or older. You do not need consent from anyone to change your legal name.
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Child Deed Poll Service
Child Deed Poll Service

We can draft an official child deed poll for you, which will enable you to change your child's legal name. Please note that everyone with parental responsibility must consent to the name change.
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Replacement Deed Poll Service
Replacement Deed Poll

If you have lost or misplaced your deed poll and require a new one as legal proof that you have changed your name previously, you will need to order a Replacement Deed Poll.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of name can you choose?
We are Certified Members of the Institute of Paralegals, making sure you receive professional & expert advice.
Is there an official deed poll office in the UK?
This is a common misconception. There is no government department or entity that provides deed polls. All the providers of deed poll documents in the UK, are either lawyers or private providers like ourselves.
How long will it take to change my name?
You will receive your deed poll and copies within 24 hours of approving your electronic copy of the deed poll that we send to you on the day that you ordered the service
How much does a deed poll cost?
Our deed polls are £15.99 including vat, there is a drop down box on the order page for you to choose the amount of certified copies you require.
What other costs will there be to change my name?
The authorities where you change your name such as the passport office and DVLA will require you to submit your deed with an official application form and fees may be charged for doing so.
Do I really need a deed poll?
There are times when a Deed Poll is not needed to change your name. We have listed the most usual types of situations for you.
Do I have to update my driving licence in my new name?
Yes, you will need to apply for a new copy licence from the DVLA.
Can my employer (or potential employer) ask me about my former name?
If on application, the employers asks for any names you may have been known by, then you should tell them. Non discourse of facts such as these could lead to your instant dismissal.
You can apply online today and receive your deed poll documents within 1-2 working days. From just £15.99 we provide a low cost, but high quality deed poll service.