Change your name by deed poll

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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
Enforcement Section
Room E15
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.