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?
Answers to other FAQs

Applying for a Deed Poll

How to apply
Services available and fees
Video guides

Services For Previous Clients

Apply for a copy of your archived Deed Poll
Apply for a replacement Deed Poll

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 transgender adults & children
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

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 Schedule 2, Part 1, Section 2(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018 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 for the purpose of safeguarding national security.

We do not store any personal information whatsoever on our webserver.

Use of Cookies

On occasions, we may gather information about the pages you view when browsing our website.  Such information will not identify you or reveal any of your personal information to us.  It is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site so that we can continue to develop and improve our website.

We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file.  Where used, these cookies are downloaded and stored automatically on your device.  They help us to improve our website and the service we provide.

All computers, tablets and smart phones have the ability to decline cookies.  This can be done by via the privacy settings in your web browsing software.

Data Protection Act Registration

UK Deed Poll Service is registered under the Data Protection Act, 2018 number Z9008238.