Apply to change your name
You will need to book an appointment. Once you’ve booked your appointment your completed online application form will need to be printed and signed when you attend.
Ensure you bring a suitable witness and the appropriate evidence of your identity to your appointment.
How much does a deed poll cost?
Download: our fees (PDF) for the up-to-date price.
You cannot obtain further copies afterwards, so make sure you order as many as you need at the time you sign your deed poll
What is a deed poll?
A deed poll is a legal document that binds an individual to a particular course of action. The most common use of a deed poll is to change a name. A deed poll commits you to the following actions:
- to renounce and abandon the use of your former name(s)
- to use your new name(s) at all times
- requires everybody to address you only by your new name(s)
Anyone over the age of 16 can change their name by deed poll. If you are aged over 16 years but not yet 18 years old, the process is the same as it is for an adult. You do not need the consent of whoever has parental responsibility for you. Please book an appointment and come with relevant ID and a witness.
A person who has parental responsibility must apply for the name change on behalf of the child. Camden only completes a deed poll service where all parents mentioned on a birth certificate (or organisations) that have parental rights and responsibilities over the child are able to attend and agree to the name change. Please book an appointment and come with relevant ID and a witness.