Change of Child’s Name

What age is considered a minor?

2022-04-12T14:07:48+08:00

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

I just did a Deed Poll to change the name of my son who does not have a NRIC, what should I do?

2016-05-31T09:33:57+08:00

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).

If […]

I just did a Deed Poll to change the name of my son who does not have a NRIC, what should I do?2016-05-31T09:33:57+08:00

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?

2022-04-12T12:29:47+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, […]

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?2022-04-12T12:29:47+08:00

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?

2022-04-12T12:32:01+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 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?2022-04-12T12:32:01+08:00

What are ICA’s requirements for changing the name of my Minor Child via Deed Poll?

2022-04-12T13:49:57+08:00

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 […]
What are ICA’s requirements for changing the name of my Minor Child via Deed Poll?2022-04-12T13:49:57+08:00

Can one parent sign the Deed Poll for my minor child?

2022-04-12T13:55:50+08:00

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 […]

Can one parent sign the Deed Poll for my minor child?2022-04-12T13:55:50+08:00

I am a single mother, and I want to change the surname of my child under 1 year old?

2022-04-12T13:57:39+08:00

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 […]

I am a single mother, and I want to change the surname of my child under 1 year old?2022-04-12T13:57:39+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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