Our process is simple and efficient.
Step 1: Submit your request. You can call or email us.
Step 2: Complete a short electronic form
Step 3: Our solicitors will draft your change of name deed within 24 hours. They will guide you through the entire process, answering any questions or concerns you may have along the way.
Changing Name FAQs
A change of name deed is a legal document that enables you to formalise your new name and use it for all purposes, including business, financial, and personal. By having a change of name deed, you can:
- Avoid confusion and delay caused by discrepancies between your old and new names in official documents, such as passport, driving license, and bank accounts.
- Assert your identity and express your individuality.
- Obtain a record of your name change that can be useful for future reference or proof of your name change.
To change your name you need to meet the following requirements:
- Be 16 years old or over, or have parental consent if younger.
- Be a British citizen or resident, or have strong ties to the UK, such as British-born parents or spouse.
- Have a clear and valid reason for changing your name e.g. gender reassignment, or personal preference.
- Choose a new name that is not offensive, misleading, or too long or complex to be practical.
- Sign the deed poll in the presence of a witnesses who is not related to you or your partner, and who can confirm your identity and intention (the deeds we provide do not need to be registered).
To obtain a change of name deed, you can follow these steps:
- Contact a Solicitor who will draft the deed for you.
- Sign the form in the presence of your witness (your Solicitor) who should also sign and date it.
- Send copies of the signed form to relevant organisations, such as the passport office, DVLA, and banks, and ask them to update their records with your new name.
- Use your new name with confidence and informally inform your friends, family, and colleagues.
The cost of a change of name deed varies depending on the provider and the options offered, such as additional copies, certified copies, or postage. You can expect to pay between £10 and £100 for a basic deed that you can do online yourself, and £100 - £400 for a change of name deed drafted by a Solicitor. Make sure you compare the prices and features of different providers before making a decision, and beware of scams or hidden fees.
At NjP Solicitors we charge £100 plus vat for our premium, same-day service.
You can purchase with confidence knowing that you obtain a legally binding change of name deed, drafted by a Senior Solicitor, at a low cost and same day!