Apply to change your name (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.


Deed Poll pack for adults. This pack includes the following files - LOC019, LOC020, LOC021 and LOC025

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LOC019 is guidance for filling in:

  • Form LOC020 (the change of name deed for an adult, also known as the ‘deed poll’) 

  • Form LOC021 (the statutory declaration for an adult name change
  • Form LOC025 (the Notice for the London Gazette for an adult name change)

Find out more about changing your name by deed poll.

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

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Published 1 June 2015