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How do I update my name?

If you want to update your name, you need to send us this request in writing, accompanied by the relevant documents:

  • If you have married, we need your original Marriage Certificate or Civil Partnership Certificate
  • If you have divorced, we need the original Decree Nisi or Civil Partnership Dissolution Order as well as your birth certificate. We would also accept an original Deed Poll
  • If we are missing part of the name, we will need your birth certificate
  • For any other name changes, including a name change following a change of gender, we need an original Deed Poll

Please send these to:


PO Box 391


KT20 9FU

Any documents you send to us we will process and put in the post back to you with 72 hours. Once in the post, it can take 4-5 days to be received by you.