Frequently asked questions
Here you'll find a list of questions which are frequently asked about name changes and the deed poll process. If you have a question which is not answered here you can contact us by calling 0207 043 4161, or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main questionsIs there an official deed poll service?
What is a deed poll?
Are there any requirements?
Who do I need to inform?
Can a birth certificate be updated?
Are deed polls registered anywhere?
Other questionsCan I get my passport changed?
Can I get my driving license updated?
Will my old name appear on my passport/driving license?
How many copies of my deed poll should I order?
How will my credit rating be affected?
Can a separated woman revert to her maiden name?
What is a statutory declaration?