Run by the Bar Association, Find a Solicitor is a free service for anyone looking for information about organizations or individuals providing legal services in England and Wales regulated by the Bar Regulation Authority (SRA). We collect our information about attorneys from the Lawyers Regulation Authority. What is the purpose of a scripture survey? How long does the process take? Can I change my child's name? Can the birth certificate be changed? Are there any restrictions on names? Why do people change their names? If you are not British and live in the United Kingdom, check with your Embassy (the passport section of consular services) to find out if a lawyer or notary public is required to be present at your deeds vote. If you are told that your survey of deeds must be legalized with an apostille, it will have to be attested by a practicing British lawyer or notary public.
See the answer to question 31 below for more information on legalizing your Deed Poll. If you prepared your scripture survey somewhere else (at an attorney, for example), a copy of your scripture survey will only be available if your scripture survey was enrolled, that is,. Inscribed in the registration books of the Supreme Court of the Judiciary, which is located within the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Inscribed scripture voting takes place for about five years in the Royal Courts of Justice and then moves to the National Archives in Kew, Richmond, Surrey.
An easy way to overcome your situation is to request a new scripture survey to serve as a replacement. Even if your scripture survey was enrolled, the time and expense involved in obtaining a copy (you have to physically attend the National Archives and search for your scripture survey) mean that it will be cheaper for you to request a replacement scripture survey, which will be modified to include an additional statement stating that you have been using your current name since the date you changed it earlier. Consequently, whoever shows you their replacement Deed Poll will know that it's not for a new name change. We issue many substitute scripture surveys every day to people who have lost their original, which is the accepted practice.
For more information and tips on finding evidence of a name change, visit the National Archives website (opens in a new window). Please note that the above advice also applies to Disclosure Scotland and AccessNI, which are equivalent government agencies in Scotland and Northern Ireland to DBS in England and Wales. Once Deed Poll has used your birth name again, if you are ever asked to prove your identity, you can submit your birth certificate on your own. However, if you are asked if you have been known by any other name, you must declare your previous names and submit your Deed Poll document if necessary.
That said, if you want to continue using your old name for professional purposes (or if you use a different name for professional purposes, e.g. e.g. A stage name (or pseudonym), it's perfectly legal to keep using that name only for professional purposes. In addition, we may include your professional name in your scripture survey.
This way, the record holders you show your writing survey to will know that even if you change your legal name, you will continue to use your professional name only for professional purposes (for all other purposes, you will use your new name). In addition, you can ask Her Majesty's Passport Office to include your professional name on the observation page of your passport (the page next to the personal information page). This is very useful if, for example, you need to present an identity document in your professional name or if someone books a flight for you in your professional name. You won't have the hassle or expense of changing the ticket to your legal name.
If you will continue to use your old name at work, we may include an additional statement in your writing survey stating that, for professional purposes only, you will continue to use your old name. By including a professionally known name in your scripture survey, everyone you show your scripture survey to will know that even if you change your legal name, you will continue to use your old name for professional purposes only (for all other purposes, you will use your new name). This is very useful if, for example, you need to present an identity document in your professional name or if someone books a flight for you in your professional name; you won't have the hassle or expense of changing the ticket to your legal name. Please note that by continuing to use your current name as a business name, you are not violating the statements of your Deed Poll that you will abandon the use of your old name and will only use your new name for all purposes.
This is because, for business purposes, you are not acting on your own behalf but on behalf of your company. If your current passport (which will be returned to you and cancelled) contains a valid visa, it may no longer be valid, so you will need to check with the issuing authority if the visa contained in the cancelled passport can continue to be used. If not, you will have to reapply for a new visa for your new passport. That said, most foreign citizens can change their name records in the UK through Deed Poll without having their passports changed, but it's not guaranteed.
In addition, if you change all your documents and records to your new name, you should be aware that you may have problems traveling outside the UK if your passport shows a name and the other documents you are wearing show a different name. The legalization of UK documents is carried out by the Office of Legalization of the Office for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. When a document is legalized, an apostille (a certificate) is permanently attached to the back of the document. Home pageAbout scripture surveys How to request a scripture survey Services for previous customers Information about the name change About us You can also visit our scripture survey FAQ page.