I wish to change my name.
I just recently graduated but I think I can get the name changed on my certificate for a small fee.
But, what about A-level certificates and all?
Has anyone on TSR done this?
If so, what are the other implications, or what should I watch out for?
Thanks in advance.
A levels are not reissued, but it shouldn't be a problem because you can just show employers your deed poll.
The most expensive ones are passport and driving license reissuing, but you shouldn't run into any substantive problems other than cost and bother.
If you have proof of what your name used to be, just show that, and there shouldn't be any proble that your A level certificates have a different name.
Someone told me (I know, not a great source), that you can't get replacement A level certificates. Only a letter confirming what grades you got.
i hope it's a porn star name.
Yes, I am a British citizen.
My passport/driving licence etc... are in my Chinese name, which is recognised legally as me, I guess.
The problem comes with my A-level and GCSE stuff, which are in my English name, which I found out recently was just "given" to me, not really legally or anything. So the deed poll would only show the change of name from my Chinese name to my new name, no?
I want to eradicate my two names (English and Chinese) and change it to one single name.
Do you see my concern?
How about Maximillion (Max) Power?
I had my surname changed when I was about 10, and it's been annoying, to say the least. I have to provide a deed poll for just about EVERYTHING, although now my passport is in my new name that doesn't have to be done anymore. Your main expense is going to be getting your passports and drivers' licenses changed etc. Deed poll doesn't cost too much though, from your local solicitor.
You don't have to use a Deed Poll, you can just write a letter saying that from this day forth you wish to be know as XXX and then get someone to sign it off as a wittness. It's like doing a will.
In fact at my mates first ever job everyone started to call him "Stanley" (no-one is sure why) and it kinda just stuck.
He never changed it via a Deed Poll or anything but because a HR lady thought that was his name and that she made a mistake changed it on his payslip.
He then had a prob banking his chqeue so opened an account as Stanley using his work documents as proof!!!