Change of Child’s Name
The short answer is no. Please make your enquiries to ICA.
A Deed Poll does not by itself automatically change the name of your child in the Singapore Government’s official records. Once you have signed a Deed Poll in our office and received the original Deed Poll, the onus is on you as the parent(s) to notify the relevant authorities and/or organisations (eg. ICA, Banks, Schools).
No. For minors below 21 years of age, the Deed Poll must be executed by two parents, with exceptions.
Why is there a need to obtain the consent of parents for change of name of a minor, in addition to producing a Deed Poll?Law2022-04-12T12:29:47+08:00
Based on ICA’s policy, the child’s name is an important symbol of his identity and his relationship with his parents. Hence, both parents should sign the Deed Poll for their child save for exceptions.
The exceptions are where the other parent has died and has not appointed a guardian for the child, […]
If my child (minor, more than 1 year old) has no Identity Card yet, how can I use the Deed Poll to reflect his/her new name?Law2022-04-12T12:32:01+08:00
Amendment to the name on the child’s Birth Certificate (BC) will not be allowed after 1 year from date of birth. Please check with ICA on its policies
Should parents wish to change the child’s name, they may obtain a Deed Poll to effect the change. After change of making a Deed Poll for your child, […]
If both parents sign the Deed Poll for a minor, Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will process change of name without query and a declaration form.
If only one parent signs the Deed Poll, then ICA requires that parent to complete and sign a form to declare either one of the following:
- he/she is the sole parent […]
For change of a minor’s name via Deed Poll, both birth parents’ consent must be sought for a change of name. Accordingly, we require both parents to sign the Deed Poll, except with exceptions.
The exceptions for only one parent to the Deed Poll are: (1) she is a single parent as per the child’s birth […]
Typically, you do not need a Deed Poll to effect the change of name in a child’s birth certificate if the child is less than 1 year old. However, please contact ICA on its policies and procedures.
However, difficulty may arise if you are the only natural parent (mother) stated in the child’s birth certificate and […]