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Name Change Checklist

Answers to the most common name change questions

How do I change names?

Need to know who to notify after changing names? Download our free name change checklist! Know who to contact and keep track of your notes. When changing names be prepared to spend hours on hold to check procedures, request forms, then write letters & emails.

Priority name changes

  • Proof of name change. Marriage certificate from your local registrar (fees apply). Or else your deed poll or marriage & birth certifiactes if reverting to your former name.
  • Driving licence can be updated by mail. Pick up a D1 'Application for a driving license' form at most post offices.
  • Bank accounts and cards. Most banks with large branch networks need to see your original proof of name change in person at a branch. Contact smaller banks directly to learn their process.
  • HMRC is done online. You'll need about 25 minutes and some reference numbers before starting the process. (eg: National Insurance, PAYE or tax payer reference numbers)
  • Your employer. Speak with HR, your boss, IT or your office manager. You may need your email address, directory listings and business cards updated.

Other name changes

  • Passport. Brides can get this done within 3 months before their wedding. All applicants can collect a form at most post offices and must apply for a new 10 year passport.
  • Car registration. Complete section 6 of your V5C Registration Certificate and return.
  • Electoral roll. Apply at your local electorate office or update online through
  • Local council. For council tax. Call your local council office to learn the procedure.
  • Utilities (gas, electricity, water)
  • Communications (mobile phone, internet, pay TV)
  • Finance. (Mortgage, credit and store cards, building societies, investment accounts, PayPal)
  • Insurance (home, contents, auto, health, life)
  • Memberships (travel rewards, loyalty, shopping, professional, sports, alumni)
  • Health (doctor, dentist, specialists)
  • Property titles (not essential for marriage or reverting to maiden name)
  • Online (Facebook, Ebay, Amazon, Google, LinkedIn)
  • Professionals (accountant, solicitor)
  • Other (subscriptions, real estate office, etc)
  • Update your will. Marriage or divorce may invalidate your current will.

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