Change Of Name Deed Poll
Change of Name by Deed Poll
Complete the Application Form below to apply for an OFFICIAL legally binding Change of Name DEED POLL.
After you submit your application online our legal team will draw up and issue your Deed Poll so when you receive its ready to be signed by you and your witness in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths or a Solicitor, who in turn can submit it on your behalf to the Deed Poll Office at the High Court.
When you receive the Deed in the post, you must "enact" the Deed by signing it with your witness in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths or a Solicitor who will also co-sign.
A Deed Poll is used to in Ireland change your name legally and can be applied for by anyone 18 years of age and over.
Parents can apply to change their child's name by Deed Poll and Adolescents (14-17 years of age) can apply with the written consent of their parents.
A PARENT CANNOT BE A WITNESS TO A CHILD OR ADOLESCENTS DEED POLL - YOU MUST NAME ANOTHER ADULT TO BE A WITNESS - SEE WITNESS SECTION BELOW
Note: Due to demand the issue of a deed can take up to 6 weeks so these documents are not eligible for express issue.
Note: When completing the CURRENT name below - list it as it appears on the Birth Certificate of the Adult or Child/Adolescent-including all FORENAMES.
Note: After you change your name by Deed Poll your Birth Certificate does not change. When asked to prove your name by Government bodies/officials/financial institutions, you must present your Birth Certificate AND your Change of Name Deed Poll as proof of your entitlement to use a new name.
Note: The Irish Passport Office will only allow an adult/adolescents to change your name on your Passport when you can provide proof of using your new name for TWO YEARS and varying timespans apply for this to children.