I changed my name 6 months ago, and did it for free. All you need to do is put the correct wording into a word document, insert the details (old name, new name, address) print it, sign it and get a witness to sign it.
I printed out 10, signed them all then sent them off to whoever needed a copy. It was easy. The only problem was a new passport was expensive but they accepted the deed poll no problem.
Any one here ever changed their name by deed poll? Watch
- 16-01-2011 19:58
- 16-01-2011 21:31
I changed my name to Ethan, quite a regular name.
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(Original post by munkie)
- 17-01-2011 16:04
Yeah, I used http://www.thelegaldeedpollservice.org.uk/
(although it has to be said their online form produces the legal document automatically and there were a few mistakes which I had to get them to edit manually)
The best bit is they give you a PDF of your document, so if you buy a pack of really nice legal paper you can print loads of copies to send to all the people who need to know your name has changed.
Ah ok thank you. I had a look at that site and it looks good. This one is a lot cheaper though:
but doesn't look as legit but from what I've heard you say it doesn't really matter?
I'm just worried I'll get it, change all my stuff then send away for my passport to be changed and the passport people won't accept the deed poll :/
- 17-01-2011 20:16
I've only changed my last name to my step-dads last name...a bit boring really.