How do I change my or my child’s surname?
Anyone over 16 years of age can change their name at any time. You can alter any part of your name, add or remove names and hyphens, or change spelling. A change of name deed is necessary to prove a change.
We can draft the necessary deed for you to sign. It is a quick and easy procedure. We will have the deed ready for your signature when you first come to the office.
How much will it cost?
We charge £120 for a simple change of name deed. We charge £240 for the deed if you also want me to register it as a deed poll, plus the fee payable to the Principal Registry, currently £42.44. If an additional affidavit is needed, we charge an additional £30.
Certain rules and sometimes additional procedures apply if you want to change a child’s name.
Phone our Newcastle Under Lyme office for initial free advice on 01782 627589
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Demi, 5th May 2023
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David, 17th August 2023