First, get your deed poll
Get a legally compliant deed poll with an online provider like www.deedpolls.co.uk. At under £12, it’s inexpensive and you’ll have peace of mind knowing it will be accepted by all UK organisations. While you can find online deed poll templates for free online, you’ll need to spend some time customising it and being sure you have the right template for your needs.
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Fees for updating records
The main costs involved will be £82.50 for a replacement passport, if applicable. There is no charge to update the name on your driving license provided you can surrender your current license. Most organisations don’t charge fees unless you need credentials or certificates replaced.
How to update your records
It’s your responsibility to contact each and every organisation where you hold an account, membership or identification and notify them of your new name. Organisations all set their own name change policy and can dictate how you inform them and what proof to provide. Sometimes you can notify over the phone, other times you will be required to send a form, visit a branch in person or send a letter. You may be asked to show your original deed poll or a photocopy. Researching name change procedures for all your organisations, finding forms, then creating notification letters and emails usually takes upward of 8 hours!
Or get it done for you
We recommend anyone changing names purchase our name change notification kit. Receive comprehensive name change procedures for all your companies, plus any corresponding paperwork. Expect to save about 8 hours of waiting on hold and writing letters & emails! If you’re not happy for any reason expect a full refund.
Click below to see which companies you need to change names with – it’s free to get started!