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About Deed Polls
What is a Deed Poll?
Why is it called a Deed Poll?
What is the purpose of a Deed Poll?
Who can apply for a Deed Poll?
How long does the process take?
Can I change my child's name?
Can a birth certificate be changed?
Are there any restrictions on names?
Is a Deed Poll registered anywhere?
Why do people change their name?
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Applying for a Deed Poll
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General name change information
A woman's rights upon marriage
A man's rights upon marriage
A couple's rights upon a civil partnership
A woman's rights upon separation
A woman's rights upon divorce
A woman's rights upon being widowed
A child's rights upon adoption
Adding a middle name
Advice for transsexuals
An alternative to marriage
A unique gift
Changing your name on your passport
Obtaining a copy of your lost Deed Poll
Who to advise after changing your name

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UK Deed Poll Service
Privacy policy

We do not collect any personal identifying information about individuals using our website except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals who complete our Deed Poll application forms or send us emails.

We offer a confidential service.  Therefore, we do not disclose information about our clients to third parties other than to:
  • confirm the authenticity of a client's Deed Poll to a connected third party.  We are often contacted by the passport office and financial institutions to confirm the authenticity of Deed Poll documents and legal copies presented to them by our clients.
  • provide information to United Kingdom police forces (and other authorised UK government agencies involved in law enforcement), when requested by them, under section 29(3) of the Data Protection Act 1998 but only for the purpose of preventing or detecting a crime, or to assist in the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.  Please note, this exception does not include assisting the Police with tracing missing persons.
  • provide information to United Kingdom police forces under section 28 of the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purpose of safeguarding national security.
  • provide information of a child's name change to anyone with parental responsibility for the child (but only if the child is under 16 years of age when the information is requested).
We do not store any personal information whatsoever on our webserver.

UK Deed Poll Service is registered under the Data Protection Act, 1998 number Z9008238.

Last updated: 30 December 2004

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