Change of Name in Singapore

Types of Change of Names

2022-07-09T11:01:53+08:00

Typically, the following are the main categories/types of name change by way of Deed Poll (not exhaustive):

  1. Add First Name Only, eg. adding ‘John’ to existing name of “Loh Kee Wee”, to become “John Loh Kee Wee”
  2. Add and/or Change Given/First Name, eg. changing from existing name of “John Loh Kee Wee” to new name […]
Types of Change of Names2022-07-09T11:01:53+08:00

I have done a Deed Poll, does it mean that my name has changed?

2022-04-12T14:33:51+08:00

Obtaining a Deed Poll is just the first step in changing your name. Your lawyer will prepare your Deed Poll for you to sign in his presence, and by having a Deed Poll, your name has not changed until you notify the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Your lawyer does not notify anyone, and the onus […]

I have done a Deed Poll, does it mean that my name has changed?2022-04-12T14:33:51+08:00

I am a Singapore PR and I wish to change my name with a Deed Poll, what are ICA’s policies?

2022-04-12T14:20:48+08:00

We understand that Singapore permanent residents with a change of name must first update the name on their current passport and provide a copy of the passport bearing their new name as a supporting document to change the name on the Singapore IC. For more enquiries, please check with ICA.

Link: ICA Replace Identity […]

I am a Singapore PR and I wish to change my name with a Deed Poll, what are ICA’s policies?2022-04-12T14:20:48+08:00

I am adding my married name, do I need a Deed Poll?

2022-04-12T14:19:51+08:00

We understand that ICA may not add a married name (eg. “Mrs Smith”) via Deed Poll, but you try to use your marriage certificate to do so. Accordingly, please do not use our Deed Poll service for adding married name. Kindly seek ICA’s advice on this issue.

I am adding my married name, do I need a Deed Poll?2022-04-12T14:19:51+08:00

Can I change my race with a Deed Poll?

2022-04-12T14:18:13+08:00

The short answer is no. Please make your enquiries to ICA.

Link: Link: https://www.ica.gov.sg/documents/identity-cards/change-of-race-dialect

Can I change my race with a Deed Poll?2022-04-12T14:18:13+08:00

What age is considered a minor?

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If the child is under 21 years of age as at the date of the Deed Poll.

What age is considered a minor?2022-04-12T14:07:48+08:00

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Changing your name

Do you know it is easy to change your name? You need a Deed Poll signed in the presence of a Singapore Lawyer. You can get a quote and submit online at LAW.com.sg
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