Can an international student on a tier4 visa change his or her name in the UK?
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- 22-09-2016 12:56
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- 22-09-2016 13:04
The normal rules for changing names is that there are no formalities and you cna change your name to whatever you like as long as its no for fraudulent purposes.
The normal more official methods are deed poll or swearing an oath via a notary. That would give you proof and connection to your past by making it official.
Things I am unsure of- I cnat see how it makes any difference you are an international student although different law might appl;y when you return to your home country.
Changing your name has practial implications in respect of id docs and in your case your visa. You should chek with the authoryies there isnt a ban or at least you should update them with your change of name. No idea if they would need to resissue the visa in your new name.
Other things like bank and uni are more adminsitrative.
- 22-09-2016 15:00
Yes, you can do.