You have the right to call yourself whatever you like in the UK with a few limited exceptions. Sometimes, however, you may need to change your name on an official document such as a passport or driving license. In this case, you would change your name by Deed Poll.
You can change part of your name or your entire name. You may want to add or remove a middle name of spell your name differently. All of these changes can be done by a Deed Poll.
Who is our service suitable for?
UK or Commonwealth citizens who are over 18.
You may be divorcing or recently divorced and wish to formally revert to your previous surname. Sometimes, you may simply want a change because you are unhappy with your current name!
How does it work?
The process is remarkably easy.
Does a Deed Poll need to be registered?
Contrary to popular belief, Deed Polls do not need to be registered. Some customers decide to ‘enrol’ (register) their Deed Poll in the Central Office of the High Court, however, this can be a lengthy process. The court application costs £36.00 in addition to the fees a solicitor or notary will charge for witnessing an affidavit in support of the Deed Poll application.
Do I need more than one copy of my Deed Poll?
Normally, you will want to notify multiple organisations of your name change. We provide an original and a certified copy as part of your initial order, however, please bear in mind that most government organisations do not accept photocopies of your original Deed Poll. Therefore, you may decide to order 3 or 4 certified copies together with your initial order.
Please store your Deed Poll (and certified copies) safely. ExD Legal Services archive your details for several years so we can prepare additional copies for a small fee.
ExD have an outstanding in-house team of experienced matrimonial solicitors and paralegals who will always deal with you courteously and sympathetically.
Best value for money
We constantly review our prices to ensure we offer the best value services in comparison competitors. Furthermore, our fixed-fee divorces have no hidden costs and will save you hundreds of pounds when compared to a high street solicitor.
Our customer support team draw upon 20 years’ experience and take pride in putting you first. We understand divorce can be an extremely stressful experience which is why our team will always deal with your issues courteously and sympathetically.
How much does it cost?
£12.00 for an original Deed Poll and one certified copy.
£5.50 for every 2 additional copies.
- Professionally drafted Deed Poll and certified copy
- Original and copies printed on security paper with company seal
- Digital information pack with sample letters to send to record holders
- Online help and advice