You can keep your maiden name at work, but legally change your name. We explain how.
As a bride you have 4 choices for your new married name. The only official document needed is your wedding certificate.
You can change your name any any time after marriage, though most brides make the change within a month or two. Invsting in an Easy Name Change kit can save about half a day of your time.
Married overseas? The name change process is much the same, however you may need special documents.
It's quite simple to change names after marriage. All you need is your marriage certificate and an Easy Name Change personalised kit.
Marriage certificates should be ordered locally. This document is essential for changing names. You can order your first marriage certificate, multiple copies or reorder at any time.
Whilst it is common for married name change to take place within a few months of a wedding, there is no legal time frame required.
Children can have their name change by deed poll. Usually both parents need to consent unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Deed polls can be done by either a solicitor or a dedicated deed poll organisation. We explain the pros and cons of using a solicitor to notarise your deed.
A name other than your spouse's requires a deed poll. Once approved, you must immediately notify all organisations of your new name. We help you do this quickly.
There are two parts to name change; getting your deed poll, then notifying all the organisations. We explain the time and cost for both aspects.
There are several organisations who specialise in Deed Polls, and most provide an online service. Here’s what to look for when shopping around for your deed.
It's important the name in your passport is up to date. Full renewal fees are payable regardless of your situation. If changing names from marriage you have 2 options.
We list the documents each UK organisation needs to sight in support of your name change, regardless of your reason for changing names.
UK residents are able to change their name in the UK and Easy Name Change kits are suitable for notifying UK organisations. Always check with your consulate before changing names.
Return a form, send a letter or fax, visit a branch in person, go online and more. Companies have a range of name change processes. We explain what each company requires.
Companies often ask for a certified copy where they don't want the responsibility of handling or returning your original. A certified copy has been checked against the original by a certain professional.
Regardless of your reason for changing names, you must notify HMRC of the change. Your national insurance number won't change, but your details will be updated.
Notify HMRC of your new name as soon as possible. Do it online or use our ready to send letters. Make this one of the first organisations you notify.
Prioritise your driving licence immediately after changing your name. Updated photo ID is required by some organisations as evidence of your new name.
Keep your name up to date with your local electoral registration office via the annual canvass, or else contact your local office directly.
There's 2 parts to changing your name. First get your name change paperwork. Next, it's up to you to notify all the necessary organisations.
We save our customers around 6 hours of work. Over the past 4 years we have helped thousands of people change names all over the world.
Our 2 minute video steps you through the kit building process and shows what you can expect to receive.