Ever since we launched our free Deed Poll download, MD Pryke Notary Public has received a substantial number of enquiries regarding how to use a Deed Poll document to obtain further documentation. We have used these Deed Poll queries as the basis for these Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I use my Free Deed Poll download to apply for a new Passport?
Simply enclose your Deed Poll certificate with the Passport application. If you feel that the authorities may mislay your Deed Poll, you may wish to visit a Notary Public or a solicitor to obtain some official certified copies.
Is my free name change legally binding?
The free Deed Poll document is legally binding and will be accepted as proof of your name change by all government agencies. It will also be accepted by Banks and Building societies, the DVLA and medical agencies.
Can I avoid creditors by changing my name by Deed Poll?
No. It is illegal to change your name for the purpose of trying to avoid debts or to misrepresent yourself in any way. Once you change your name by Deed Poll you are obliged to inform all official agencies of the name change.
Can I use my Deed Poll to change my Birth Certificate?
It is highly unusual to change the name on a Birth Certificate. The Birth Certificate is an official record that declares a person’s name in their infancy, rather than the name they wish to assume. There are certain circumstances where Birth Certificates can be altered but a Deed Poll is not used to make these changes.
For further information on any aspect of changing a name by Deed Poll, please contact MD Pryke Notary Public via any of the usual channels.