Frequently Asked Questions: Deed Poll

We are here to assist you in every way we can preparing your deed poll. Please find below the answers to some of our most frequently answered questions. You may also contact us using the information on our contact page here.

Questions and Answers

Is a deed poll always required if I want to change my name ?

The Registration of Persons Department requires that a person applying to have his name changed must provide supporting documents providing context for the name change. Accordingly, depending on the circumstances and the sort of change you wish to make to your name, different type of documents maybe accepted in support of your name change application.

For example, a marriage certificate might be sufficient to support a name change application where a married woman is looking to adopt the last name of her husband.

However, executing a deed poll is usually the recommended route as it is accepted as the documentary evidence that you have adopted a new name.

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