Enrol a deed poll with the courts
You can put your new name on public record by ‘enrolling’ it at the Royal Courts of Justice if you’re 18 or over. It costs £48.32 and cheques should be made payable to HMCTS.
If you’re under 18, follow the process for changing a child’s name to enrol.
Download the guidance and forms for changing an adult’s name - this includes the notification form for The Gazette.
Send your forms and documents to the King’s Bench Division.
King’s Bench Division
The Royal Courts of Justice
It’s a criminal offence if you’re a registered offender and you do not tell the police you’ve changed your name.