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To change your name in your Singapore NRIC or your Child’s name or your Passport, you will need a Singapore Deed Poll. Loh Eben Ong, Singapore Lawyers and Law Firm have assisted thousands in their name change in Singapore.

Reasons for Name Change

Why Change Your Name?

Changing name can be very sentimental and emotional to most people. We all have been given names by our parents, and as we grow older, we may be motivated by many personal reasons as to why we should change or modify our original names. What is your reason for changing your name?

  • You have just been married, and need to adopt part of your husband’s name for migration purposes

  • You have intended to change your name in your identity card for a long time, but didn’t know what to do

  • You are nearly 30 years old and wish to add a new name to your IC when you apply for a new Singapore Identity Card

  • You are a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) and wish to change your Name in your Singapore Identity Card

  • You have a Child (Minor, under 21 years) and wish to change his Name

  • You wish to change your Chinese or Tamil Characters (as appearing in your IC in your Name for whatever reason)

  • You wish to change your Surname or First Name

  • You wish to change your Name for auspicious reasons

  • You wish to insert a Christian Name, First Name or Other Name(s) of your own choice

  • You want to delete or remove your hanyin pinyin name appearing in your IC in brackets

  • You are a foreigner, and your Country Embassy require you to procure a Singapore Deed Poll to effect change of name in your Passport

Deed Poll Online

Our

Name Change Services

There are many law firms that assist clients to prepare a Deed Poll. Why choose Loh Eben Ong, LAW.com.sg and DeedPoll.sg? Since our launch of our highly popular pioneering Deed Poll Online (1998), we have assisted thousands of Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Foreigners in changing their names with great satisfaction and at very reasonable rates.

CHARGES

Charges are for a Deed Poll for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents are $50 (net).

For foreigners, our charges are $100 (net). Our costs are subject to change without prior notice.

SUBMIT ONLINE

To engage Loh Eben Ong in your Name Change journey, please submit your Deed Poll application via LAW.com.sg Deed Poll Online or use our SG Lawyers Mobile App.

Click the button below to submit Deed Poll Online.

WALK-IN DEED POLL

Although we know people these days are relatively tech savvy, but there are those that still wish to visit our office instead of filling up an online form. Then make an Appointment by calling us at 6338 1810 or use our Online Booking Service.

CERTIFIED COPIES

Each certified true copy by our lawyers cost $10 (net). If you need to notarise a copy of your Deed Poll by our Notary Public, then check out our Notary Public rates at SingaporeNotaryPublic.com or LAW.com.sg.

GETTING IT DONE

The whole process for signing of Deed Poll in our office can take about 15 mins to 30 mins. Payments can be made in cash, PayNow, NETS, credit cards. Thereafter, we will furnish you a Information Sheet on what you should do next.

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FAQs

This section deal with issues relating to Singapore Change of Name in NRIC for Adult and Change of Child’s Name. If a person is under 21 years of age, he is considered a Minor or Child and his parents will have to sign the Deed Poll on the child’s behalf.

Procedures

If you are an Adult, please bring along your original Singapore Pink Identity Card (NRIC) / Passport / NS Green IC, or Singapore Blue Identity Card (for Singapore PR).

For Minor (child under 21 years), the Parent who is signing the Deed Poll has to bring his/her IC or Passport, and the Minor’s original Birth Certificate to evidence the relationship. We reserve the right not to process the Deed Poll if the original Birth Certificate is not produced, or reschedule another appontment.

If the Birth Certificate is not in the English language, the Parent shall bring the original Birth Certificate with the certified English translated version.

You can submit Deed Poll Online at our websites at LAW.com.sg or DeedPoll.sg or through our SG Lawyers Mobile App. Alternatively, subject to availability, you can book an appointment for Walk-In Deed Poll.

If you are an Adult, please bring along your original Singapore Pink Identity Card (NRIC) / Passport / NS Green IC, or Singapore Blue Identity Card (for Singapore PR).

For Minor (child under 21 years), the Parent who is signing the Deed Poll has to bring his/her IC or Passport, and the Minor’s original Birth Certificate to evidence the relationship. We reserve the right not to process the Deed Poll if the original Birth Certificate is not produced, or reschedule another appontment.

If the Birth Certificate is not in the English language, the Parent shall bring the original Birth Certificate with the certified English translated version.

When you sign seal and deliver the Deed Poll in the presence of our lawyer, we will affix a small red circle adhesive paper (or sticker) next to your signature to signify your “seal”. In the past, the seal is required to be in the form of red wax seal, but it is no longer required.

As you are signing a deed, which has no consideration, the seal has special significance, and currently required until and unless this practice is abolished (like in the case of England and Wales, which only requires to state that the deed is “executed as a Deed”.

Signing Overseas (Own Printing)
If you are signing the Deed Poll overseas and printing out the Deed Poll yourself, you may not have the red seal sticker readily available in the country of your stay.

As you are likely to sign before the Singapore Consulate Officer in the Singapore Embassy (or a Notary Public in the Notary Office), you may enquire with them if they have the red seal sticker available in their office before attendance.

If the small red circle sticker is not available in the aforesaid office, you may purchase from stationary shops red sticker and cut it into small red circle of 1.5 cm (15mm) diameter, and paste it where indicated in our document. A photo of the seal is attached.

Deed Poll

No. For minors below 21 years of age, the Deed Poll must be executed by at least one parent. With effect from 1 June 2007, the consent of the other parent also has to be sought for the change of name unless the other parent has died or is uncontactable. It is recommended that both parents to sign the Deed Poll to avoid any complications, such as ICA’s refusal to accept the Deed Poll for certain reasons, or disputes between both parents.

Based on ICA’s policy, the child’s name is an important symbol of his identity and his relationship with his parents. Hence, the consent of both parents must be sought before the child’s name can be changed.

The exception is where the other parent has died, or he/she is uncontable, and a declaration of this fact is required at ICA.

It is recommended that both parents sign Deed Poll to alleviate the issue of consent by both parents.

One parent can sign a Deed Poll to change his or her child’s name, but must obtain the consent of the other parent unless he or she has passed away or is uncontactable. The parent who signed the Deed Poll and attend at ICA will need to do the requisite Declaration at ICA. If only 1 parent is signing the Deed Poll, we require that parent to sign a declaration that he/she has gotten the consent of the other parent, or the other parent is not contactable or has passed away.

Please be advised that when changing the surname of a child with a Deed Poll signed by 1 parent (where there are 2 parents stated in the child’s birth certificate), ICA may take issue with or object to the proposed change of surname.

Notwithstanding that we have prepared the Deed Poll for changing of surname, we do not warrant or represent that ICA will effect the change.

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, difficulty may arise if you are the only natural parent (mother) stated in the child’s birth certificate and the child’s surname is yours, and you wish to change the surname of the child to that of another person (eg. your boyfriend).

Based on experience (subject to error and caution), ICA may not allow (whether with a Deed Poll or not) the single mother to change the surname of her child to another person’s surname unless that other person takes a DNA test to evidence that he is the natural father.

You are strongly advised to seek ICA’s directions before engaging us to prepare your Deed Poll, and if we have inadvertently prepared a Deed Poll for you and you have issues with the change, we will not refund any fee paid by you.

Deed Poll

Operating Hours

Deed Poll services are strictly by appointments only. You are advised to apply Deed Poll Online before you make an appointment. To make an appointment, please use our Online Booking Appointment system, or Call Us. Walk-In Deed Poll is subject to availabilty and you should be prepared to wait a slightly longer period for us to prepare your Deed Poll.

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Make it Happen

Submit Deed Poll Online

For your convenience, please submit Deed Poll Online at LAW.com.sg or using our SG Lawyers App. Subject to availability, walk-in by prior appointment may be accommodated.

Book Appointment

Make a Deed Poll Appointment by calling us at 6338 1810 or use our Online Booking Appointment system for Deed Poll.

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