Information and advice about how to officially change your legal name by Deed Poll
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About Deed Polls
What is a Deed Poll?
Why is it called a Deed Poll?
What is the purpose of a Deed Poll?
Who can apply for a Deed Poll?
How long does the process take?
Can I change my child's name?
Can a birth certificate be changed?
Are there any restrictions on names?
Is a Deed Poll registered anywhere?
Why do people change their name?
Answers to other FAQs

Applying for a Deed Poll
How to apply
Services available and fees
Video guides

Services for previous clients
Apply for a copy of your archived Deed Poll
Apply for a replacement Deed Poll

General name change information
A woman's rights upon marriage
A man's rights upon marriage
A couple's rights upon a civil partnership
A woman's rights upon separation
A woman's rights upon divorce
A woman's rights upon being widowed
A child's rights upon adoption
Adding a middle name
Advice for transgender adults & children
An alternative to marriage
A unique gift
Changing your name on your passport
Obtaining a copy of your lost Deed Poll
Who to advise after changing your name

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UK Deed Poll Service
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Offices Freebournes Court
United Kingdom

UK Deed Poll Service subsidiary's offices in Freebournes Court, Witham, CM8 2BL.

Public counter opening hours:
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
Saturday & Bank Holidays, 9am to 1pm.

(closed Sundays, Christmas Day & Boxing Day)
For directions click on this link.
Email enquiries to our Helpdesk
Helpline hours and numbers Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm.
(closed Sundays, Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

If calling from the UK:
0333 444 8484
(calls are charged at standard rates and if you have inclusive call minutes or an allowance, calls to this number will be included)
Fax 0333_ 444 8486
If calling or faxing from
outside the UK
Tel: +44 333 444 8484
Fax: +44 333 444 8486
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(if posting in the UK)

Using our Freepost address costs nothing but it takes about 3 working days to reach us. If you want your letter to arrive sooner, or if you are overseas, use the address below
Just write "FREEPOST DEED POLLS" on the envelope.
Full postal address
Use this address if you want your letter to arrive sooner or if you are posting from overseas. Don't forget to affix the correct postage
UK Deed Poll Service, Freebournes Court, Witham, CM8 2BL.  Please affix the correct postage.

Media, Police and Government Agency contact details:
Media Enquiries: Telephone: 0333 444 8488
Police and Government 
Agency Liaison:
Telephone: 0333 444 8488
Data requests under the
Date Protection Act, 2018:
Fax data requests to: 0333_ 444 8486

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