New Requirements For Change Of Name Now In Effect
The elimination of fees to apply for a change of name under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (Amendment) Act 2021, are now in effect. Any person wishing to change their name or adopt additional names simply has to apply for a change of name with Births, Deaths & Marriages.
You will not be required to pay any fees, nor submit a Deed Poll. The application also does not require the person to provide any justification or reasons for the new name. There are no limitations on how many times a person can change their name. If you change your name you must only use the birth certificate with the new name on it and cannot use your previous birth certificate.
For new passports, please be advised that if you need to change name or add name(s) you must register with Births Deaths and Marriages and obtain an amended birth certificate with the new name on it. You must present the birth certificate with the name you wish to have on your passport.
To apply for a birth certificate, please click here.