If you did not order your original deed poll from us and use our secure vault, we will have no records of your previous name.
This means that you will need to apply for a new deed poll to be drafted, but by using the previous name change details.
You will need to provide us with the exact details that you would have used to change your name previously. As well as providing us with the exact same details, you will need to provide us with a date of when you previously changed your name.
On your Replacement Deed Poll you will find a paragraph explaining that you have previously changed your name and this document is an exact replica of your original deed poll.
A legal copy by definition is an exact replica of your original deed poll that has been signed to prove the authenticity of the document.
We recommend that you purchase at least 6 - 10 legal copies as it allows you to notify several companies and organisations of your name change at once.
Legal copies will provide you with sufficient documentary evidence to prove your name change should you happen to lose or misplace your original deed poll.
Legal copies are important because photocopies of your original deed poll will not be accepted as legal proof of your name change with organisations such as HM Passport Office, DVLA, Banks and many more.