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    Tricky one, I want to change my name but they are saying it'll need to be signed by a court or solicitor. Online information tells me this isn't the case, a deed poll is a deed poll regardless, just needs two signatures. You only need it legalised if you're abroad. So now I have to pay money because of this, and I'd rather not. Any advice at all?

    I'm scared about questioning them on this also lmao.
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    (Original post by lukauu)
    Tricky one, I want to change my name but they are saying it'll need to be signed by a court or solicitor. Online information tells me this isn't the case, a deed poll is a deed poll regardless, just needs two signatures. You only need it legalised if you're abroad. So now I have to pay money because of this, and I'd rather not. Any advice at all?

    I'm scared about questioning them on this also lmao.
    What does this have to do with OU, do you want them to issue your diploma under your new name? I'll move this thread into the Advice on everyday issues forum, hopefully someone there knows the answer to your question.
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    (Original post by lukauu)
    Tricky one, I want to change my name but they are saying it'll need to be signed by a court or solicitor. Online information tells me this isn't the case, a deed poll is a deed poll regardless, just needs two signatures. You only need it legalised if you're abroad. So now I have to pay money because of this, and I'd rather not. Any advice at all?

    I'm scared about questioning them on this also lmao.
    Some people can be a little bit tricky about a deed poll that hasn't been witnessed by a solicitor - it doesn't really make sense as to why, but if this is the case, you'll just have to get it done.

    It usually only costs about £5 for a solicitor to witness a document, so it doesn't break the bank!
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    Some people can be a little bit tricky about a deed poll that hasn't been witnessed by a solicitor - it doesn't really make sense as to why, but if this is the case, you'll just have to get it done.

    It usually only costs about £5 for a solicitor to witness a document, so it doesn't break the bank!
    Ty I thought it costed a lot before posting this. Really doesn't make sense haha. But oh well. Thanks!
 
 
 
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