Please note: Searching for someone's Deed Poll is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Do I need to take my deed poll when I go abroad?
This is very useful if, for example, you need to produce some ID in your professional name or if someone books a flight for you in your professional name; you will not have the trouble and expense of getting the ticket changed to your legal name. We will then include an additional declaration on your Deed Poll that changes your title to Mrs. When a legal guardian changes a child's name they must ensure that all those holding parental responsibility for the child give their consent for the name change, else it can be reversed.
When you use your deed poll to update your documents in your new name, you always have to produce your identification documents as well. I live in the UK and have dual nationality. A suitable witness would be, for example, a friend, neighbour or work colleague. If you do not also order our Legal Copy and Archive Service, after you have signed your Deed Poll, you can start using it to get your documents and records changed to your new name.
Who can change their name? For further information about who can apply for a Deed Poll, please click on this link opens new window.
All you can do is order a replacement Deed Poll see three paragraphs below. No, we don't ask you to send us your identification documents, because a deed poll is not a proof of identity , and if we did insist on seeing identification documents, it would make little to no difference to the status of your deed poll. No, not normally. You must have an independent person to witness you executing signing your deed poll.
This condition does not apply once you are discharged from bankruptcy. If you had your Deed Poll prepared elsewhere at a solicitors for example , a copy of your Deed Poll will only be available if your Deed Poll was enrolled i. However, the type of Deed Polls we issue unenrolled are recognised and accepted by all Scottish government departments, companies and organisations.
You have been wrongly advised. You do not need to change your business name after you have changed your name by Deed Poll. Yes, if you have changed your name in the past, and you want to revert to the original name on your birth certificate, you will need a deed poll to prove it.