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How to Update Important Documents After A Deed Poll

If you’ve recently changed your name using a deed poll, you’ll need to update your name on important documents and records. This process may seem daunting at first, but with some guidance and organization, it can be a straightforward and manageable task. In this blog, we’ll outline the steps you’ll need to take to update your name on essential documents and records.

What To Update:

Passport

Your passport is likely to be the most important document to update after changing your name with a deed poll, especially if you plan on travelling abroad. To update your passport, you’ll need to fill out an application form and provide evidence of your name change. The evidence can be your deed poll or a marriage certificate if you changed your name through marriage. You’ll also need to provide two identical passport photos, the fee, and your old passport. Once the application is processed, you’ll receive a new passport with your updated name.

Driving License

Your driving license is another important document that needs to be updated after changing your name with a deed poll. To update your driving license, you’ll need to fill out a D1 application form, which you can get from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You’ll also need to provide your old driving license, a recent passport-style photograph, and your deed poll or marriage certificate. There may be a fee for this service. Once your application is processed, you’ll receive a new driving license with your updated name.

Bank Accounts

You’ll need to update your bank accounts after changing your name with a deed poll to ensure that your account details match your new name. To update your bank accounts, you’ll need to contact your bank and provide them with evidence of your name change, such as your deed poll or marriage certificate. They may also ask for a valid ID with your new name. Your bank will then update your account details, including your name.

Insurance Policies

Your insurance policies, such as car insurance, health insurance, and life insurance, also need to be updated after changing your name with a deed poll. To update your insurance policies, you’ll need to contact your insurance provider and provide them with evidence of your name change. They may also ask for a copy of your deed poll or marriage certificate. Once your insurance provider has updated your policy, they’ll send you a new policy document with your updated name.

Tax Information

You’ll need to update your tax information, including your National Insurance number, after changing your name with a deed poll. To do this, you’ll need to contact HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and provide them with evidence of your name change. You may also need to provide a copy of your deed poll or marriage certificate. Once HMRC has updated your tax information, they’ll send you a new tax code with your updated name.

Utility Bills & Other Records

Finally, you’ll need to update your name on any other important documents and records, such as your utility bills, phone bills, and electoral register. To do this, you’ll need to contact each organization individually and provide them with evidence of your name change. They may ask for a copy of your deed poll or marriage certificate. Once your name has been updated, you’ll receive new bills and documents with your updated name.

Changing Your Name With Charles Burgess Deed Polls

In conclusion, updating your name on important documents and records after changing your name with a deed poll may seem like a daunting task, but it’s essential to ensure that your identity is correctly reflected on all legal documents. By following the steps outlined in this blog, you can make the process of updating your name on essential documents and records manageable and stress-free.

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