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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?
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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
Introduction
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 transsexuals
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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Links to site contents...

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
Introduction
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 transsexuals
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

UK Deed Poll Service
Contact us
What our clients say about us
In the media
Privacy policy
Terms and conditions and your rights
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Links to site contents...

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
Introduction
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 transsexuals
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

UK Deed Poll Service
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Applying for a Deed Poll
Services available and fees

For quick access, we have listed this article's contents below.  However, you will need to refer to sections 1 to 4 to calculate the fees payable for your application.  Please check our fee reductions in case you qualify for a saving.

Sections in this article
1. Types of Deed Poll available and fees
2. Fee reductions available
3. Delivery services available
4. Other services available
5. Methods of payment
6. Examples of fees payable

All fees include taxes and our Deed Poll fees include our UK Standard delivery service.

1.  Types of Deed Poll available and fees
The fees below are if you apply online, by post or in person.  If you order over the phone, the fees are 4 higher for each Deed Poll ordered.

Adult and Child Deed Polls
Adult Child
   The fee for one Deed Poll is: 33
(23 if receiving a
qualifying benefit
or if you are a
previous client)
35
(25 if receiving a
qualifying benefit
or if you are a
previous client)
   Deed Polls for other adults and children:
   The fee for a 2nd Deed Poll is: 23 25
   The fee for any additional Deed Polls is (each): 13 15

Examples:
   One adult (in receipt of a qualifying benefit):  23
   One adult (full fee):  33
   One adult and one child (in receipt of a qualifying benefit):  23 + 25 = 48
   One adult and one child (full fee):  33 + 25 = 58
   Three children (in receipt of a qualifying benefit)::  25 + 25 + 15 = 65
   Three children (full fee):  35 + 25 + 15 = 75
See section 6 below for further examples.

[how to apply]
To qualify for the reduced fees for additional Deed Polls ordered, they must be ordered at the same time and have the same delivery and Deed Poll address.

Family Deed Poll

A Family Deed Poll is for changing the surname of a family (family means at least one parent and one child under 16 years of age).  With a family Deed Poll, children under the age of 16 are included on the applicant parent's Deed Poll document.  Note: the applicant parent and spouse (or partner) included on a Family Deed Poll application can also change their first and middle names (and title if required) but any children included who are under 16 can only change their surname to the new family surname.  You will need to apply for a separate Child Deed Poll if you wish to change a child's first and/or middle names.  If any of your children are 16 years of age or over, you will need to apply for a separate Adult Deed Poll for them.

   Fee for applicant parent's Deed Poll. 33 (23 if in receipt of a qualifying benefit or you are a previous client)
   For each child (under 16) added to applicant parent's Deed Poll. 8
   Additional Deed Poll for spouse, partner or a son/daughter who is 16 or over. 23
   Additional Deed Poll for a child (who is under 16) whose forenames are also
   being changed.
25

Examples:
    Parent with two children:  33 + 8 + 8 = 49
    Both parents with two children:  33 + 8 + 8 + 23 = 72
    One parent with two children under 16 but one child is also having their forenames changed:  33 + 8 + 25 = 66
See section 6 below for further examples (examples 14, 15 and 16).

[how to apply]
Family versus separate Child and Adult Deed Polls
If you are undecided as to whether to apply for a Family Deed Poll or for separate Adult and Child Deed Polls, please click here for further information.
 
2.  Fee reductions available
If you are in receipt of
a qualifying benefit
You can claim a 10 fee reduction on the total value of your order if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income Support.
- Income related Employment & Support Allowance.
- Pension Credit.
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.
- Working Tax Credit.
- Child Tax Credit (if your household income is less than 15,000 pa).
- If you are applying for an Adult Deed Poll and someone receives Child Benefit for you.
This fee reduction is only available if you send us recent written evidence of your benefit entitlement.
Please note, this fee reduction cannot be claimed in addition to the previous client reduction.
If you are a previous client If you have changed your name with us before, you can claim an 10 fee reduction on the total value of your order.

Please note, you cannot claim a fee reduction for a qualifying benefit in addition to this fee reduction.
To claim a fee reduction as a previous client or if you are receiving a qualifying benefit, you must complete the appropriate section on the application form.
 
3.  Delivery services available
You can choose from the following delivery services when you complete your application form.  Delivery times given are from receipt of your application and payment (and letter of consent if required for changing a child's name).  Working day means Monday to Friday

The fees shown are per order.  For example, if you order two Deed Polls using our UK Priority service, the total additional delivery fee will be 4 and not 4 for each Deed Poll
UK Standard We aim to post your Deed Poll documentation by 1st class mail within four working days of receiving your application.  This service is free i.e. it is included in the fee for your Deed Poll.
UK Priority We will post your Deed Poll documentation by 1st class mail the same working day we receive your application.  This fee for this service is 4.
UK Express We will post your Deed Poll documentation the same working day we receive your application for guaranteed delivery by 1pm next working day.  The fee for this service is 10.
UK Express
(Saturday)
If we receive your application by 6pm on a Friday, we will post your Deed Poll documentation for guaranteed delivery by 1pm Saturday.  The fee for this service is 14.
UK Express Plus We will post your Deed Poll documentation the same working day we receive your application for guaranteed delivery by 9am next working day.  The fee for this service is 20.
UK Express Plus
(Saturday)
If we receive your application by 6pm on a Friday, we will post your Deed Poll documentation for guaranteed delivery by 9am Saturday.  The fee for this service is 24.
UK Premium One-hour This service is for callers to our offices.  We aim to issue your Deed Poll documentation within one hour.  The fee for this service is 25 and is available between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday (closed bank holidays) and between 9am and midday Saturday.
Overseas Standard We aim to post your Deed Poll documentation using Royal Mail's International Signed-For service, which is an accelerated airmail service, within four working days of receiving your application.  The fee for this service is 5.
Overseas Express We will post your Deed Poll documentation using Royal Mail's International Signed-For service, which is an accelerated airmail service, the same working day we receive your application.  The fee for this service is 10.
Overseas Express Courier We will post your Deed Poll documentation using FedEx's International Priority service for delivery within two to three working days (next day to the US and Canada).  The fee for this service is 10 plus FedEx's shipping fees.  Click here for further information and FedEx's fees.
Please note, if you pay by cheque, we must allow five working days for your cheque to clear before we can post your Deed Poll documentation.
 
4.  Other services available
You can order the following services on the application forms.
Legal Copy & Archive Service When you notify record holders (i.e. government departments, companies and organisations you have dealings with), of your name change, organisations such as the Passport Office, the DVLA and the financial institutions will not accept seeing a photocopy of your Deed Poll document. Our legal copies (also known as certified copies) will be accepted by these organisations instead of your original Deed Poll, thus avoiding your original Deed Poll document being folded and creased or even lost in the post.

As part of this service, we lodge a digital image of your signed Deed Poll document in our archives so you can order further legal copies in the future should you lose or mislay your Deed Poll. If you do not order this service and you lose your Deed Poll, you will have to pay again for a new Deed Poll.

The fee for our legal copy and archive service is 13 plus 1 for each legal copy ordered (two legal copies minimum).  If your delivery address is outside the UK, a further 5 will be charged for return overseas postage of your Deed Poll and legal copies.
Declaration for a
change of title
If you are applying for an Adult Deed Poll and also wish to change your title e.g. from Mrs to Miss, we can incorporate a change of title declaration on your Deed Poll document, for which a 4 fee is payable.

If you do not wish to incur the 4 fee, please enter on your application form the same title as your current title and your new title.  We will only include your title on your Deed Poll if you are changing it.  Therefore, by not entering a change of title on your application form, we will issue your Deed Poll with only your name change shown.
Additional address If you have another address that appears on some of your documents and records, we can also include this address on your Deed Poll, for which an additional fee of 2 is payable.
Declaration for a
past name change
If you are applying for an Adult Deed Poll to provide you with a replacement to a lost Deed Poll or you require documentary evidence of a past name change (for example, your name was changed by usage when you were a child), we can modify your Deed Poll to include a declaration that states you have been using your current name for all purposes since a particular date.  This declaration explains to those you show your Deed Poll to that it is not for a new name change.

If you would like this modification made, for which an additional 4 fee is payable, please complete the appropriate section on the application form.
Modifications to your Deed Poll If you require your Deed Poll to be modified to include an "also known as name", a "registered at birth name" or a "formerly known as name", an 8 fee is payable for each modification made.  If you require a modification, please use the comments box on the application form.
Legalisation Service If you require your Deed Poll to be legalised with an Apostille by the UK government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we can arrange this on your behalf for which a 55 fee is payable.  The fee for additional documents is 40 each.  If you live outside the UK, we will need to create a certified copy of your Deed Poll (which is the document that will be legalised) for which an additional fee of 20 is payable plus 6 postage for returning your original Deed Poll and legalised certified copy using Royal Mail's International Signed-For service (this 20 plus 6 fee is reduced to 15 if you also order our Legal Copy and Archive Service).

If your Deed Poll needs to be legalised with an Apostille, please request our legalisation service using the comments box on the application form.  Full instructions will be enclosed with your Deed Poll documentation.
 
5.  Methods of payment
You can pay by cheque or postal order, or by debit or credit card.  If you choose to pay by card, we accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Maestro, Switch and American Express.

Debit and credit cards accepted.PayPal accepted for adult applications made online.

For Adult Deed Poll applications made online, you can also pay by PayPal.
 
6.  Examples of fees payable
Listed below are many examples to help you understand our fee structure and to calculate the fees payable for your order.  The Deed Poll fees shown are if you apply online, by post or in person.  If you apply by phone, the fees are 4 higher for each Deed Poll ordered.
Example 1
Adult Deed Poll with qualifying benefit reduction:
 
Adult Deed Poll

Less qualifying benefit reduction

33
-10
 
  TOTAL 23  
Example 2
Child Deed Poll with qualifying benefit reduction:
 
Child Deed Poll

Less qualifying benefit reduction

35
-10
 
  TOTAL 25  
Example 3
Adult Deed Poll and a Child Deed Poll with qualifying benefit reduction:
 
Adult Deed Poll
Child Deed Poll

Less qualifying benefit reduction

33
25
-10


(reduced by 10)
  TOTAL 48  
  Only one qualifying benefit reduction is allowed because the second Deed Poll receives a 10 reduction.
Example 4
Adult Deed Poll and two Child Deed Polls:
 
Adult Deed Poll
1st Child Deed Poll

2nd Child Deed Poll

33
25
15


(reduced by 10)
(further reduced by 10)
  TOTAL 78  
Example 5
Three Adult Deed Polls:
 
1st Adult Deed Poll
2nd Adult Deed Poll

3rd Adult Deed Poll

33
23
13


(reduced by 10)
(further reduced by 10)
  TOTAL 76  
Example 6
Adult Deed Poll with change of title declaration:
 
Adult Deed Poll

Change of title declaration

33
4


(e.g. from Mrs to Miss)
  TOTAL 37  
Example 7
Adult Deed Poll with two legal copies:
 
Adult Deed Poll

Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each

33
13
2
 
  TOTAL 48  
Example 8
Adult Deed Poll with Priority delivery service and two legal copies:
 
Adult Deed Poll
Priority service

Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each

33
4
13
2


(processed & posted same day)
  TOTAL 52  
Example 9
Two Adult Deed Polls with Priority delivery service:
 
1st Adult Deed Poll
2nd Adult Deed Poll

Priority service

33
23
4


(reduced by 10)
(processed & posted same day)
  TOTAL 60  
Example 10
Two Adult Deed Polls both with two legal copies:
 
1st Adult Deed Poll

Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each

33
13
2
 
  2nd Adult Deed Poll
Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each
23
13
2
(reduced by 10)
  TOTAL 86  
Example 11
Adult Deed Poll with Overseas Express delivery service and two legal copies:
 
Adult Deed Poll
Express Overseas postage

Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each
Return postage for legal copies

33
10
13
2
5


(processed & posted same day)
 
  TOTAL 63  
  The return overseas postage is to pay for the return of your Deed Poll and Legal Copies (you need to return your signed Deed Poll to us to be able to obtain your Legal Copies).
Example 12
Adult Deed Poll with Overseas Express Courier delivery service (using FedEx) and two legal copies:
 
Adult Deed Poll
Express processing fee
FedEx shipping fee

Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each
Return overseas postage

33
10
33
13
2
5


 (processed & shipped same day)
 (current fee to USA and Canada)
 
  TOTAL 96  
Example 13
Adult Deed Poll and a Child Deed Poll, both with two legal copies and qualifying benefit reduction:
 
Adult Deed Poll

Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each
Less qualifying benefit reduction

33
13
2
-10
 
  Child Deed Poll
Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each
25
13
2
(reduced by 10)
  TOTAL 78  
Example 14
Family Deed Poll (a parent with two children under 16) and qualifying benefit reduction:
 
Deed Poll for parent

2 children added @ 8 each
Less qualifying benefit reduction

33
16
-10
 
  TOTAL 39  
Example 15
Family Deed Poll (a parent with two children under 16) with two legal copies and qualifying benefit reduction:
 
Deed Poll for parent

2 children added @ 8 each
Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each
Less qualifying benefit reduction

33
16
13
2
-10
 
  TOTAL 54  
Example 16
Family Deed Poll (a parent and spouse with two children under 16 and a child over 16) with two legal copies of each Deed Poll:
 
Adult Deed Poll (for parent)

2 children added @ 8 each
Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each

33
16
13
2
 
  Adult Deed Poll (for spouse)
Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each
23
13
2
(reduced by 10)
  Adult Deed Poll (for child over 16)
Legal copy and archive service
  with 2 legal copies @ 1 each
13
13
2
(further reduced by 10)
  TOTAL 130  

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Last updated: 11 January 2014


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