Child Deed Poll Application Form

To change a child’s name (who is under the age of 16) you simply need to complete and submit the application form below, which has provision for 4 children.  You do not need a debit or credit card to submit this form – you can pay by cheque or postal order.
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Before you complete this form, we suggest you read about our terms and conditions, fees and your statutory rights including your right to cancel by clicking on this link (opens new window).
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We also suggest you read the relevant sections of our article about changing a child’s name by clicking on this link (opens new window).  It is important to understand the meaning of parental responsibility and who needs to consent to a child’s name change.
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If you do not have sole parental responsibility for your child, after you have submitted your application form, you need to send to us a letter of consent (by email, fax or post) signed by everyone with parental responsibility for the child (a link to an example of the letter we need will be emailed to you after your application has been reviewed).
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If a parent with parental responsibility is absent (either whereabouts is unknown or you have good reason for not wanting to contact the absent parent), please click on this link (opens new window) to read the relevant section (6, 7 or 8) of our article about changing a child’s name.  If the father named on your child’s birth certificate is not the biological father, please read section 9.
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If you need help or advice and wish to speak to a Deed Poll Officer, please call our Helpline (see top right of this page for the number and our opening hours).  Alternatively, you can e-mail us.

Please note: All questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required

    Section 1
    Details of the person making this application on behalf of the child/children
    Usually, this is the mother but it can be anyone with parental responsibility. Your name and address will appear on your Deed Poll documentation.


    To find out how your name will appear on your Deed Poll document, please click on this link (opens pop-up window).

    Section 2
    Children included on this application form

    If you are changing more than four children's names, please submit an additional child application form after you have submitted this application.


    If your child(ren) are not British, are British with dual nationality or are British nationals living outside the United Kingdom, please click on this link (opens new window) to read our page about who can apply for a Deed Poll.

    If you select no we will issue your Deed Poll un-dated for you to date when you sign it. If you enter Yes, we will date your Deed Poll for 2 working days after we post it (when you should receive it by) or you can enter a specific future date. A date printed by us looks much better than a hand written date. Please click on this link (opens pop-up window) for further information.

    Section 3
    Details of the 1st child


    Enter the child's current first and all middle names (all given names)

    Enter all the forenames you wish this child to have - not just any new ones. If there is no change, please enter all the current forenames.

    If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:


    PR = Parental Responsibility

    Details of the 2nd child


    Enter the child's current first and all middle names (all given names)

    Enter all the forenames you wish this child to have - not just any new ones. If there is no change, please enter all the current forenames.

    If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:


    PR = Parental Responsibility

    Details of the 3rd child


    Enter the child's current first and all middle names (all given names)

    Enter all the forenames you wish this child to have - not just any new ones. If there is no change, please enter all the current forenames.

    If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:


    PR = Parental Responsibility

    Details of the 4th child


    Enter the child's current first and all middle names (all given names)

    Enter all the forenames you wish this child to have - not just any new ones. If there is no change, please enter all the current forenames.

    If you select Yes, enter the details in this text box:


    PR = Parental Responsibility

    Section 4
    Which service do you require and where do you want your Deed Poll documentation posted to?
    The fees shown are per order. For example, if you order two Deed Polls using our UK Priority service, the total service fee will be £4 and not £4 for each Deed Poll. Working days are Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

    UK Standard: Free
    We aim to post within four working days by Royal Mail's
    1st class mail service.

    UK Priority: +£4
    Posted same day by Royal Mail's 1st class mail service
    (if application received by 3.30pm Monday to Friday).

    UK Express: +£10
    Posted same day for guaranteed delivery by 1pm next working
    day (if application received by 3.30pm Monday to Friday).

    UK Express: (Saturday delivery): +£14
    Guaranteed delivery by 1pm Saturday (if application received
    between 3.30pm Thursday and 3.30pm Friday).

    UK Express Plus: +£20
    Posted same day for guaranteed delivery by 9am next working
    day (if application received by 3.30pm Monday to Friday).

    UK Express Plus (Saturday delivery): +£24
    Guaranteed delivery by 9am Saturday (if application received
    between 3.30pm Thursday and 3.30pm Friday).

    Overseas Standard: +£5
    We aim to post within four working days by Royal Mail's Tracked
    or Signed accelerated air mail service.

    Overseas Express: +£10
    Posted same day by Royal Mail's Tracked or Signed accelerated
    airmail service (if application received by 3.30pm Monday to
    Friday).

    Overseas Express Courier: +£10 +FedEx fees
    Posted same day using FedEx's International Priority service
    (if application received by 1pm Monday to Friday). Delivery will
    be between 1 and 3 working days depending country (next working.
    day to USA and Canada). Use the link below to see FedEx's fees.

    Click on this link (opens pop-up window) for further information about our UK Standard, UK Priority, UK Express services, Overseas Standard and Overseas Express services.

    Click on this link (opens pop-up window) for further information and the fees for our Overseas Express Courier service (using FedEx).

    The envelopes we use do not have any markings on them to indicate the contents

    Section 5
    Do you require our Legal Copy and Archive Service?
    Organisations such as the Passport Office, DVLA, the financial institutions etc will not accept a photocopy of your Deed Poll document. Our legal copies (also known as certified copies) will be accepted by these organisations in lieu of your original Deed Poll document thus avoiding your original Deed Poll being lost or damaged in the post. Also, we archive an image of your signed Deed Poll so you can order further legal copies in the future should you ever lose or mislay your Deed Poll.

    The fee for our Legal Copy and Archive Service is £13 plus £1 for each legal copy ordered (two copies minimum). For further information about our Legal Copy and Archive Service and how the service works click on this link (opens pop-up window).

    Section 6
    Do you wish to claim a fee reduction because you have changed your name with us before?
    You can claim a £10 fee reduction on the total value of your order if you have changed your name with us before i.e. if you have previously purchased a Deed Poll direct from us.

    Please note, this reduction cannot be claimed in addition to the fee reduction for receiving a qualifying benefit.


    If NO then proceed to section 7





    If claiming this reduction, go to section 8 after completing this section.

    Section 7
    Do you wish to claim a fee reduction because you receive a qualifying benefit?
    You can claim a £10 fee reduction on the total value of your order if you receive either:

    • Income Support
    • Income related Employment & Support Allowance
    • Pension Credit
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • Housing Benefit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Child Tax Credit (if your household income is less than £20,000 per annum)
    • Universal Credit (if your household income is less than £20,000 per annum)
    • If someone receives Child Benefit for you

    The fee reduction is only available if you send us written evidence of your benefit entitlement (an original award notice, not fax or photocopy, dated within the past 3 months). If you need to obtain a new award notice click on this link (opens pop-up window) for contact details. Please post your award notice to our address shown in section 10 below.

    Please note, this reduction cannot be claimed if you are claiming the fee reduction as a previous client.

    If you are paying by debit or credit card and your written evidence does not arrive by the time your application is due to be processed, we will charge the standard fee and enclose a claim form with your Deed Poll documentation, which you can return to us with your written evidence for a £10 refund. If you a paying by PayPal, you will need to pay the full fee but we will enclose a claim form with your Deed Poll documentation, which you can return to us with your written evidence for a £10 refund.

    Section 8
    How will you be paying?

    We will send you an email confirming payment details.
    Please see top of the page for our contact details.
    We will call you within the time you gave us in section two.

    Complete this section if you are paying by debit or credit card
    If paying by card, we accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Maestro and American Express.
    You can use someone else's card if you have their permission but we may call the cardholder to confirm their consent. If you have just provided card details on a previous application form, you do not need to provide the card's details again.
    Your card will not be charged until we prepare your deed poll documentation.

    If paying by cheque or postal order
    We will email confirmation of the fee payable. Please make your cheque or postal order payable to UK Deed Poll Service and write your new name and address on the back. If paying by cheque, we cannot post your Deed Poll documentation until your cheque has cleared, which takes five working days. Post your payment to either address below:

    Our Freepost address
    (if posting from a UK address)
    Using our Freepost address costs you nothing but it takes two to four working days to reach us. If you want your payment to arrive sooner, use the address below and affix a 1st class stamp

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    Full postal address
    Use this address if you want your payment to arrive sooner. Don't forget to add United Kingdom if posting from outside the UK
    You only need to write FREEPOST DEED POLLS on the envelope:

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    Does this application need to be linked to any other application you will be submitting today (or have already submitted today)?
    This will enable us to ensure you receive the fee reduction for additional Deed Polls ordered at the same time (where the Deed Poll address and delivery address are the same).

    Please check over your details carefully before clicking the submit button

    If you realise you have made a mistake after submitting your application, please email us with the correction. There's no need to submit your application again.