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Who do you notify that you have changed your name?

Having successfully changed your name with a deed poll you will need to inform many organisations and companies of your new name. The following list should help you identify many of the relevant institutions and businesses that will need to know your new name.

Government Organisations

The DVLA - Driver & Vehicle Licensing Authority
You may need to change your driving licence
HMRC – Previously called Inland Revenue
You will need to update your tax records. Ask your employer for the contact details of the tax office.
UK Passport Authority

If you have a passport then you will need to apply for a new passport in your new name. It is advisable not to book any trips in your old name if you plan to travel after changing your name. Whilst the UK passport authority will recognise the deed poll that we supply other countries may not.
Police (if you have any criminal actions against you or are on the Sex Offenders Register).

Personal Contacts

Doctors and Medical Consultants
Dentist.
Your employer.
School/college/university.
Clubs, societies and associations.
Companies you have shares in.
Pension company, if you have a company pension, then you can get the address from your employer.
Motoring organisations (The AA, RAC, Green Flag or other breakdown companies).
Professional institutes and bodies

Financial Organisations

It may help to sit down and make a list of these organisations. Whilst some people may only have one bank account, most of us have links to many different financial organisations.

Banks – High Street and Online. Current accounts, Savings accounts, Loans, Mortgage
Credit Card Companies – Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express
Store Cards – Department stores, DIY stores, High Street chains
Building Societies – Current Accounts, Savings accounts, ISA’s, Bonds, Mortgages, Loans
Insurance Companies – Life insurance, Car Insurance, House Insurance (buildings and contents, Pet Insurance
Premium Bond Office
Mail-order companies. – Catalogue companies, online accounts
Loans or Hire Purchase Companies – High Street and Online, Furniture or household good purchases.
Investment companies.

Home related organisations

Utility companies (water, sewage, electricity, gas).
Home Telephone Service Provider
Mobile Telephone Service Provider
Internet Service Provider.
Local council authority (for council tax and electoral register).
HM Land Registry (if you own land or property).
TV Licensing office.