Compile a list of government bodies and companies you need to contact
Excited for a new beginning but daunted by the prospect of notifying each company?
Say goodbye to confusing paperwork, endless phone calls and waiting on hold.
Get it right first time with the help of our award winning NameSwitch Service.Choose your Package
We’ll equip you with your own ready to go name-changing toolkit.
Select who you need to notify from over 700 UK companies, government bodies, and local authorities. Each one has a unique name change process that we’ve mapped to our comprehensive system.
Then enter your details onto our secure portal.
Our secure automation creates all the pre-populated forms and letters that you need. You can download these and your personalised instructions in minutes.
All you need to do is print, sign, send
We’ll save you over 14 hours trawling through websites, call centres, grappling different forms and company policies
Your data is encrypted and stored on a secure portal which only you can access
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We will never share your personal information with anyone
We are just a click away to give you a helping hand if you have any questions and want a human response
Our in-house team review each and every order for any typos, discrepancies or missing company selections
Compile a list of government bodies and companies you need to contact
Dive into each company website trying to figure out how to change the name on your account
Wade through masses of paperwork, online forms and confusing processes
Receive rejection letters for incorrect form field entries or missing documentation
Feel overwhelmed by the volume of companies left to tackle. Give up halfway through
Repeat in 6 months time
Select who to notify from over 700 companies, government bodies and local authorities
Enter your details on our secure portal, safe in the knowledge we never sell your data
Create your personalised name-change toolkit in minutes!
The process of changing your name can be complex and tedious. It’s a daunting prospect to tackle alone.
We’ve made the name change and notify process simple, secure and super speedy!
Our service streamlines the process, saving hours of research and admin. Our extensive knowledge and liaison with government bodies ensures you get it right first time. Allowing you to embrace your brand-new name, officially, everywhere.
We have stacks of free blogs, guides & FAQ’s to help you navigate the name-change maze. Our Award winning, UK-based customer service team are on hand if you have specific questions.
We take protecting your data and privacy very seriously. Your data is encrypted and stored on a secure portal which only you can access. We will never share any of your personal information with any other company. Ever.
All profiles are automatically deleted from our servers after 6 months or sooner, upon written request.
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No. Our smart automation will populate your personalised letters, forms and instructions ready for download. It’s then over to you to sign & send on to the companies, in whichever order makes sense to you. The time it takes to process a name change request depends on the individual company and sometimes the season – i.e passports will take longer during the summer months. You can only request the change once you have your marriage certificate/decree absolute/deed poll. Having 3-4 original copies of your legal document will enable multiple name change requests to be sent off in parallel.
Yes of course! Either spouse is entitled to take their other half’s surname and can use their marriage certificate as supporting evidence when they send off their name change requests. Many gay couples choose to combine their names after marriage to become “double-barrelled” - some create a totally new name that is personal to them and their heritage - this is known as ‘Meshing’. Meshing names will require a deed poll. Both parties then will need to notify companies and government bodies of their change in name - NameSwitch is ready and waiting to help. For more information on deed poll please read our Deed Poll Guide
Our service focusses on name changing and not on changing address - the processes and forms used by many companies differ in most instances - Changing address is often a quicker affair and can in many cases be done over the phone/online without providing proof of deeds/tenancy agreements.
We advise you to change your address first and then change your name after. There are some exceptions to the above guidance where you can tackle both changes in one hit. The following companies can accept both name and address change requests via their forms: Companies House, Driving Licence, DVLA Vehicle Registration, HMRC & Passport.
NameSwitch letters and forms are not dated so you may send them off in the sequence and timing that makes most sense to your particular situation.
In general, if you are taking a partner’s name after marriage or reverting to a maiden-name after divorce, it is not necessary to change your name officially by deed poll. Check out our Deed Poll Guide to help you determine if a deed poll is required in your particular situation.
Yes! Due to popular customer demand we are delighted to be able to offer a Deed Poll Service under the NameSwitch Brand. NameSwitch Deed Poll Services was established in 2020 and has been developed with the guidance of our legal expert, Nicola Russell. To find out more about our Deed Poll Packages, please click here: /deed-poll-package
Yes! NameSwitch allows you to set an ‘effective date’ in the future. Ideal for the super organised who wants everything set to go straight after D-Day! PLEASE NOTE that companies will need to receive official documentation (i.e. Marriage Certificate/Decree Absolute/Deed Poll) to affect the name change
You can go through your NameSwitch order at a pace and sequence that makes sense to you.
If you use the same computer/device your entries will be saved on your cache. For it to be saved on our system you will need to review and accept our terms of service - your profile will be saved and you can then log back in and complete your order at your convenience.
You can also make any edits to your profile after checkout, such as amending your personal details, adding additional companies or company account information at no extra cost. Simply click on the ‘Edit My Profile’ button on your profile page and follow the steps.
If you need help amending any elements of your profile, simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can update and regenerate your documents for you.
Important note, NameSwitch will only print and dispatch documents once. Should you want to make changes after your documents have dispatched you will need to print them from your profile page or get in touch with the team to arrange a reprint which will be subject to a re-reprint fee as outlined in our terms.
How long it takes depends on each company’s policies and peak seasons. It also depends on how many original copies you need to send in parallel. On average, with 2-4 original copies, a full name switch (i.e. banks cards, driving licence, passports returned) can take 4-6 weeks. We recommend that requests are planned in batches. Given the current situation, please expect a slight delay in companies ability to process your name change requests. You may find this order guidance helpful: /order-guidance
We strongly encourage that you keep at least one of your original Deed Polls safe to avoid any need to, and the cost of, reapplying in the future. It is also advisable to download your documents and save them on a local device/computer so you have access in the future should you need.