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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 as a Word document so it's easy to edit and keep track of your notes. When changing names be prepared to spend hours on hold to check procedures and write letters.

Priority name changes

  • Marriage certificate from your local registrar (fees apply). We explain what documents needed if changing names by deed poll or reverting to your maiden name.
  • Driving license 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 your original proof of name change in person at a branch. Contact smaller banks directly to learn their procedures.
  • HMRC can be done online. You'll need about 25 minutes and some reference numbers (ie: National Insurance, PAYE or tax payer reference numbers) before starting the process.
  • 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 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. Some areas allow name change by mail.
  • Local council. For council tax. Call your local council office to learn the procedure.
  • Utilities (gas, electricity, water)
  • Communications (home phone, mobile, internet, pay TV)
  • Finance. Mortgage, credit and store cards, building societies, investment accounts
  • Insurance (home, contents, auto, health, life)
  • Memberships (frequent flyers, loyalty, shopping, professional, sports, alumni)
  • Health (doctor, dentist, specialists)
  • Property titles (not essential for marriage or reverting to maiden name)
  • Online (Facebook, Ebay, PayPal, LinkedIn)
  • Professionals (accountant, solicitor)
  • Other (subscriptions, real estate office, etc)
  • Update your will

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