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Change your name by deed poll: Forms LOC020, LOC021 and LOC025

If you're 18 or over, use these forms to put your new name on public record by ‘enrolling’ your deed poll at the Royal Courts of Justice. Includes guidance.

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Find out more about changing your name by deed poll.

If you want to enroll a deed poll for a child under 18, you must use Forms LOC022, LOC023, LOC024 and LOC026 instead.

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Published 1 June 2015
Last updated 23 February 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added Welsh version of the guidance

  2. Added information about what you must include in the exhibition sheets.

  3. Replaced the guidance notes PDF with an HTML

  4. Guidance for requesting accessible formats has been updated.

  5. Changed some references from 'Queen's Bench' to 'King's Bench' in LOC019 and updated the way we ask for names in LOC020

  6. Added Welsh language versions of the forms.

  7. LOC019 - Phone number for Queen's Bench Office amended (1 March 2021).

  8. Fee and phone number for London Gazette updated.

  9. Revised LOC019 uploaded.

  10. Added translation