A UK Statutory Declaration or Name Change
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A document like this needs to be witnessed preferably by a commissioner for oaths at your local solicitors. It can cost anything between £5 and £20 for this service, or you can visit your county court witnessing service.
If you want copies made to send to various official bodies like the passport service and so on, then it is wise to print a few of these out, ensure each one is signed in front of your witness (not copied).
This below is for guidance only it is always better to have this on the solicitors headed paper – as it looks more official to lay people. It may also be expected by your gender specialist – home made ‘StatDecs’ can look suspicious even if they are legal.
I – enter new name – formerly -old name- of – address – do solemnly and sincerely declare that:-
1. I absolutely and entirely renounce relinquish and abandon the use of my former name – enter name – and will assume adopt and determine to take and use from the day hereof the name of – enter new name – in substitution of my former name of – enter new name –
2. I shall at all times hereafter in all records deeds and documents and other writing and in all actions and proceedings as well as in all dealing and transactions and on all occasions whatsoever use and subscribe to the said name of -enter new name – for my name in substitution of my former name of -enter old name -so relinquished as aforesaid to the intent that I may hereafter be called known or distinguished not by the former name of -enter old name – but by the name of -enter new name –
3. I authorise and require all persons at all times to designate describe and address me by my adopted name of – enter new name –
AND I MAKE this solemn Declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835
DECLARED By – ENTER NEW NAME –
(FORMERLY – ENTER OLD NAME –
THIS – ENTER DATE – DAY – ENTER MONTH – ENTER YEAR.
WITNESS SIGNATURE AND ADDRESS STAMP (SOLICITORS TEND TO USE A RUBBER STAMP)
) ………………….. – YOUR SIGNATURE –
Sometimes known as the term Deed Poll Click here to view a Deed Poll word Doc Deed Poll Sample. This can be witnessed at your local magistrates court for a small fee.