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 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

Can I change my surname or family name with a Deed Poll?

2022-04-12T14:14:23+08:00

If you are an adult, you may change your surname (also known as family name or last name) with a Deed Poll.

For a minor, the parent should obtain the consent of the other parent of the child prior to changing the surname of the child. Save for exceptions, both parents should sign the Deed Poll.

For […]

Can I change my surname or family name with a Deed Poll?2022-04-12T14:14:23+08:00

I am not baptized, can I add a Christian Name with a Deed Poll?

2022-04-12T14:14:58+08:00

You need not be baptized to add a Christian Name or given name or first name to your original name. The use of the term “Christian Name” can sometimes cause confusion to individuals.

For example, if I wish to add “John” to my existing name of Ong Tan Kong, you need not be baptized or be a […]

I am not baptized, can I add a Christian Name with a Deed Poll?2022-04-12T14:14:58+08:00

Should I add my Christian Name in front or at the rear of my existing name?

2022-04-12T14:15:31+08:00

This is a relatively common issue raised, and ultimately, it is a matter of your personal choice. Some would prefer their new first name or Christian name to appear in the front and some at the rear.

For example, if your current name is Ong Tan Wee, and you wish to adopt a first name of “John” […]

Should I add my Christian Name in front or at the rear of my existing name?2022-04-12T14:15:31+08:00

Can I delete my hanyu pinyin name appearing in brackets?

2022-04-12T14:16:51+08:00

If you are born in certain years, you may have a hanyu pinyin name appearing in brackets in your Identity Card or Birth Certificates. You may remove or delete the hanyu pinyin name in brackets entirely in your NRIC if you wish to do. This can be done with a Deed Poll.

Can I delete my hanyu pinyin name appearing in brackets?2022-04-12T14:16:51+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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