DEED POLL – CHANGING YOUR NAME IN SINGAPORE

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If you wish to change your name in Singapore, you can do so by making a Deed Poll.  The Deed Poll must be signed before a lawyer.

DEED POLL

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DEED POLL – CHANGING YOUR NAME IN SINGAPORE

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If you wish to change your name in Singapore, you can do so by making a Deed Poll.  The Deed Poll must be signed before a lawyer.

The most common reasons people make a Deed Poll to change their name are because they wish to:

  • add, change or delete Chinese or Tamil characters.
  • add, change or delete an English name.
  • add, change or delete Hanyu Pinyin name.

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Children below 21 years old

Persons who are under 21 years old can also change their names with a deed poll.  However, both parents must sign on the Deed Poll.

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If parents are divorced

If you wish to change the name or even the surname of your child and you are divorced, please note that you need to get the consent of the other parent (both parents must sign the Deed Poll).

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Deed Poll cannot alter your Birth Certificate and Marriage Certificate

A deed poll cannot be used to alter your name on your birth certificate or marriage certificate.  The original names in your birth certificate and marriage certificate will remain.

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After you have done your Deed Poll

Once you have signed the Deed Poll, you must go to ICA  to submit the deed poll.   You need to do this to get your new name reflected in your NRIC card and for ICA to update their database.

After you have obtained  your new NRIC, you should notify all your banks, employer, insurance company, etc.

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