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 £42.44 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 Queen’s Bench Division.
Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), applications are taking longer than usual to process.
Queen’s Bench Division
The Royal Courts of Justice