Is an official Deed Poll needed to double barrel a surname, especially on important documentation?

11th Jul 2019

Is an official Deed Poll needed to double barrel a surname on important documentation (i.e., passport / driving license). Or can I use the standard one provided by the GOV website? This is for a name change after marraige. 



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  • Curwens LLP

    If you have married and want to change to your new spouse's surname, then you should be able to use your marriage certificate to formally alter your passport or driving licence, and then use that new photo ID to change everything else like bank accounts etc.

    If you are changing to another surname, then you will need a Change of Name Deed. This can either be prepared by a solicitor, or there are free precedents available online. However, you will still need to sign it in front of a solicitor, and they will normally charge a small, fixed fee for this service.

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