Deed Poll FAQ

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Singapore Deed Poll FAQ

Singapore Deed Poll FAQ

Singapore Deed Poll FAQ on 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 his behalf. Deed Poll FAQ for Name Change

Minor Deed Poll

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 your child does not have a NRIC or Singapore Identity Card, it is good practice for the parents to do the following (suggestions):-

(A) change the name of your child in the Passport or apply for a new Passport for the child and the new name will be updated at ICA records; or

(B) go to Registry of Birth at ICA to update the name with the Deed Poll (note that if your child is above 1 year old, you can’t change his name in the Birth Certificate, but just ICA’s record).

If the child has a NRIC or Singapore Identity Card, then you should attend at ICA to change his name within 28 days from the date of the Deed Poll.

Caution: This FAQ involves government’s policies and procedures, and we do not make any representation or warranty that the above is accurate or free of errors. Please check with ICA directly on their policies and procedures.

The Deed Poll is a physical document executed in a law firm, and the law firm has no obligation to communicate the change to anyone. The onus is on you to notify the various authorities of the change of nane.

If the child has a NRIC, you should change his name at ICA with Deed Poll within 28 days from the date of the Deed.

If the child has no NRIC (for those 1 year old and above), in our opinion, you should either:-

  •  notify the Registry of Birth of the change so that ICA’s record is updated; or
  •  apply for a new passport for the child with his new name using the Deed Poll.

Otherwise, the relevant authorities, particularly ICA, will not be aware of the change of your chlid’s name vide Deed Poll.

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.

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.

From 1 June 2007, to effect a change of name of a minor (under 21 years), Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) requires one parent to complete a form to declare that the minor’s other parent has also consented to the name change, in addition to producing the Deed Poll.

If the other parent is uncontactable, the parent who has executed the Deed Poll must state this information on the Declaration Form at ICA accordingly.

Where both parents signed the Deed Poll, no declaration of consent is required.

The Declaration Form is to be completed at ICA and not at Loh Eben Ong’s office. However, where a Deed Poll is signed by 1 parent (except for single parent as evidenced by the child’s birth certificate), that parent must sign Loh Eben Ong’s internal Declaration Form for our own internal record.

Amendment to the name on the child’s Birth Certificate (BC) will not be allowed after 1 year from date of birth.

Should parents wish to change the child’s name, they may obtain a Deed Poll to effect the change.

 

The Deed Poll should be produced together with the BC for official transactions (eg. school registration, application for passport etc) for the new name to be reflected. The Deed Poll should also be produced during the child’s IC registration for the new name to be reflected on the NRIC.

When you changed your child’s name by way of a Deed Poll, please note that ICA or other relevant authorities have no knowledge of the change of name unless you notify them.

If the child has a NRIC, then you should effect the change of name in his IC within 28 days from the date of the Deed Poll.

If the child has no NRIC at the time of making the Deed Poll, it is advisable to change or endorse the new name in the child’s passport at the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA), or update his birth record at the Registry of Birth at ICA.

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.

For the signing of the Deed Poll for a minor child (under 21 years’ old), the child needs not attend at our office (but required to attend at ICA).

Only the parents (one or both as the case may be) signing need to attend, and he/she/they has/have to bring along the child’s birth certificate and NRIC (if available), and his/her/their own identity document (IC or Passport).

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.

This is a common question where the parent having sole custody of a child (under 21 years) wishes to change the child’s name or surname.

Based on ICA’s policy, both parents should consent to the change of the minor child’s name, unless the parent (not signing the Deed Poll) has died or is uncontactable.

In our view, as ICA placed significance importance in a child’s name, even though you may have sole custody of the child, you should still seek the consent of the other parent for his/her consent unless he/she has died or is not contactable despite reasonable efforts.

For Deed Poll where 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. This is strictly for our internal record/reference, and not for ICA.

We understand from ICA that a parent who signed a Deed Poll for a child under 21 years will need to sign ICA’s Declaration Form on the other parent’s consent or he or she is not contactable or has died.

Notwithstanding that we have prepared the Deed Poll for changing of your child’s first name(s)/surname, we do not warrant or represent that ICA will effect the change.

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Minor Deed Poll

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 your child does not have a NRIC or Singapore Identity Card, it is good practice for the parents to do the following (suggestions):-

(A) change the name of your child in the Passport or apply for a new Passport for the child and the new name will be updated at ICA records; or

(B) go to Registry of Birth at ICA to update the name with the Deed Poll (note that if your child is above 1 year old, you can’t change his name in the Birth Certificate, but just ICA’s record).

If the child has a NRIC or Singapore Identity Card, then you should attend at ICA to change his name within 28 days from the date of the Deed Poll.

Caution: This FAQ involves government’s policies and procedures, and we do not make any representation or warranty that the above is accurate or free of errors. Please check with ICA directly on their policies and procedures.

The Deed Poll is a physical document executed in a law firm, and the law firm has no obligation to communicate the change to anyone. The onus is on you to notify the various authorities of the change of nane.

If the child has a NRIC, you should change his name at ICA with Deed Poll within 28 days from the date of the Deed.

If the child has no NRIC (for those 1 year old and above), in our opinion, you should either:-

  •  notify the Registry of Birth of the change so that ICA’s record is updated; or
  •  apply for a new passport for the child with his new name using the Deed Poll.

Otherwise, the relevant authorities, particularly ICA, will not be aware of the change of your chlid’s name vide Deed Poll.

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.

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.

From 1 June 2007, to effect a change of name of a minor (under 21 years), Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) requires one parent to complete a form to declare that the minor’s other parent has also consented to the name change, in addition to producing the Deed Poll.

If the other parent is uncontactable, the parent who has executed the Deed Poll must state this information on the Declaration Form at ICA accordingly.

Where both parents signed the Deed Poll, no declaration of consent is required.

The Declaration Form is to be completed at ICA and not at Loh Eben Ong’s office. However, where a Deed Poll is signed by 1 parent (except for single parent as evidenced by the child’s birth certificate), that parent must sign Loh Eben Ong’s internal Declaration Form for our own internal record.

Amendment to the name on the child’s Birth Certificate (BC) will not be allowed after 1 year from date of birth.

Should parents wish to change the child’s name, they may obtain a Deed Poll to effect the change.

 

The Deed Poll should be produced together with the BC for official transactions (eg. school registration, application for passport etc) for the new name to be reflected. The Deed Poll should also be produced during the child’s IC registration for the new name to be reflected on the NRIC.

When you changed your child’s name by way of a Deed Poll, please note that ICA or other relevant authorities have no knowledge of the change of name unless you notify them.

If the child has a NRIC, then you should effect the change of name in his IC within 28 days from the date of the Deed Poll.

If the child has no NRIC at the time of making the Deed Poll, it is advisable to change or endorse the new name in the child’s passport at the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA), or update his birth record at the Registry of Birth at ICA.

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.

For the signing of the Deed Poll for a minor child (under 21 years’ old), the child needs not attend at our office (but required to attend at ICA).

Only the parents (one or both as the case may be) signing need to attend, and he/she/they has/have to bring along the child’s birth certificate and NRIC (if available), and his/her/their own identity document (IC or Passport).

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.

This is a common question where the parent having sole custody of a child (under 21 years) wishes to change the child’s name or surname.

Based on ICA’s policy, both parents should consent to the change of the minor child’s name, unless the parent (not signing the Deed Poll) has died or is uncontactable.

In our view, as ICA placed significance importance in a child’s name, even though you may have sole custody of the child, you should still seek the consent of the other parent for his/her consent unless he/she has died or is not contactable despite reasonable efforts.

For Deed Poll where 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. This is strictly for our internal record/reference, and not for ICA.

We understand from ICA that a parent who signed a Deed Poll for a child under 21 years will need to sign ICA’s Declaration Form on the other parent’s consent or he or she is not contactable or has died.

Notwithstanding that we have prepared the Deed Poll for changing of your child’s first name(s)/surname, we do not warrant or represent that ICA will effect the change.

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Minor Deed Poll

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 your child does not have a NRIC or Singapore Identity Card, it is good practice for the parents to do the following (suggestions):-

(A) change the name of your child in the Passport or apply for a new Passport for the child and the new name will be updated at ICA records; or

(B) go to Registry of Birth at ICA to update the name with the Deed Poll (note that if your child is above 1 year old, you can’t change his name in the Birth Certificate, but just ICA’s record).

If the child has a NRIC or Singapore Identity Card, then you should attend at ICA to change his name within 28 days from the date of the Deed Poll.

Caution: This FAQ involves government’s policies and procedures, and we do not make any representation or warranty that the above is accurate or free of errors. Please check with ICA directly on their policies and procedures.

The Deed Poll is a physical document executed in a law firm, and the law firm has no obligation to communicate the change to anyone. The onus is on you to notify the various authorities of the change of nane.

If the child has a NRIC, you should change his name at ICA with Deed Poll within 28 days from the date of the Deed.

If the child has no NRIC (for those 1 year old and above), in our opinion, you should either:-

  •  notify the Registry of Birth of the change so that ICA’s record is updated; or
  •  apply for a new passport for the child with his new name using the Deed Poll.

Otherwise, the relevant authorities, particularly ICA, will not be aware of the change of your chlid’s name vide Deed Poll.

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.

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.

From 1 June 2007, to effect a change of name of a minor (under 21 years), Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) requires one parent to complete a form to declare that the minor’s other parent has also consented to the name change, in addition to producing the Deed Poll.

If the other parent is uncontactable, the parent who has executed the Deed Poll must state this information on the Declaration Form at ICA accordingly.

Where both parents signed the Deed Poll, no declaration of consent is required.

The Declaration Form is to be completed at ICA and not at Loh Eben Ong’s office. However, where a Deed Poll is signed by 1 parent (except for single parent as evidenced by the child’s birth certificate), that parent must sign Loh Eben Ong’s internal Declaration Form for our own internal record.

Amendment to the name on the child’s Birth Certificate (BC) will not be allowed after 1 year from date of birth.

Should parents wish to change the child’s name, they may obtain a Deed Poll to effect the change.

 

The Deed Poll should be produced together with the BC for official transactions (eg. school registration, application for passport etc) for the new name to be reflected. The Deed Poll should also be produced during the child’s IC registration for the new name to be reflected on the NRIC.

When you changed your child’s name by way of a Deed Poll, please note that ICA or other relevant authorities have no knowledge of the change of name unless you notify them.

If the child has a NRIC, then you should effect the change of name in his IC within 28 days from the date of the Deed Poll.

If the child has no NRIC at the time of making the Deed Poll, it is advisable to change or endorse the new name in the child’s passport at the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA), or update his birth record at the Registry of Birth at ICA.

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.

For the signing of the Deed Poll for a minor child (under 21 years’ old), the child needs not attend at our office (but required to attend at ICA).

Only the parents (one or both as the case may be) signing need to attend, and he/she/they has/have to bring along the child’s birth certificate and NRIC (if available), and his/her/their own identity document (IC or Passport).

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.

This is a common question where the parent having sole custody of a child (under 21 years) wishes to change the child’s name or surname.

Based on ICA’s policy, both parents should consent to the change of the minor child’s name, unless the parent (not signing the Deed Poll) has died or is uncontactable.

In our view, as ICA placed significance importance in a child’s name, even though you may have sole custody of the child, you should still seek the consent of the other parent for his/her consent unless he/she has died or is not contactable despite reasonable efforts.

For Deed Poll where 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. This is strictly for our internal record/reference, and not for ICA.

We understand from ICA that a parent who signed a Deed Poll for a child under 21 years will need to sign ICA’s Declaration Form on the other parent’s consent or he or she is not contactable or has died.

Notwithstanding that we have prepared the Deed Poll for changing of your child’s first name(s)/surname, we do not warrant or represent that ICA will effect the change.

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Minor Deed Poll

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 your child does not have a NRIC or Singapore Identity Card, it is good practice for the parents to do the following (suggestions):-

(A) change the name of your child in the Passport or apply for a new Passport for the child and the new name will be updated at ICA records; or

(B) go to Registry of Birth at ICA to update the name with the Deed Poll (note that if your child is above 1 year old, you can’t change his name in the Birth Certificate, but just ICA’s record).

If the child has a NRIC or Singapore Identity Card, then you should attend at ICA to change his name within 28 days from the date of the Deed Poll.

Caution: This FAQ involves government’s policies and procedures, and we do not make any representation or warranty that the above is accurate or free of errors. Please check with ICA directly on their policies and procedures.

The Deed Poll is a physical document executed in a law firm, and the law firm has no obligation to communicate the change to anyone. The onus is on you to notify the various authorities of the change of nane.

If the child has a NRIC, you should change his name at ICA with Deed Poll within 28 days from the date of the Deed.

If the child has no NRIC (for those 1 year old and above), in our opinion, you should either:-

  •  notify the Registry of Birth of the change so that ICA’s record is updated; or
  •  apply for a new passport for the child with his new name using the Deed Poll.

Otherwise, the relevant authorities, particularly ICA, will not be aware of the change of your chlid’s name vide Deed Poll.

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.

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.

From 1 June 2007, to effect a change of name of a minor (under 21 years), Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) requires one parent to complete a form to declare that the minor’s other parent has also consented to the name change, in addition to producing the Deed Poll.

If the other parent is uncontactable, the parent who has executed the Deed Poll must state this information on the Declaration Form at ICA accordingly.

Where both parents signed the Deed Poll, no declaration of consent is required.

The Declaration Form is to be completed at ICA and not at Loh Eben Ong’s office. However, where a Deed Poll is signed by 1 parent (except for single parent as evidenced by the child’s birth certificate), that parent must sign Loh Eben Ong’s internal Declaration Form for our own internal record.

Amendment to the name on the child’s Birth Certificate (BC) will not be allowed after 1 year from date of birth.

Should parents wish to change the child’s name, they may obtain a Deed Poll to effect the change.

 

The Deed Poll should be produced together with the BC for official transactions (eg. school registration, application for passport etc) for the new name to be reflected. The Deed Poll should also be produced during the child’s IC registration for the new name to be reflected on the NRIC.

When you changed your child’s name by way of a Deed Poll, please note that ICA or other relevant authorities have no knowledge of the change of name unless you notify them.

If the child has a NRIC, then you should effect the change of name in his IC within 28 days from the date of the Deed Poll.

If the child has no NRIC at the time of making the Deed Poll, it is advisable to change or endorse the new name in the child’s passport at the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA), or update his birth record at the Registry of Birth at ICA.

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.

For the signing of the Deed Poll for a minor child (under 21 years’ old), the child needs not attend at our office (but required to attend at ICA).

Only the parents (one or both as the case may be) signing need to attend, and he/she/they has/have to bring along the child’s birth certificate and NRIC (if available), and his/her/their own identity document (IC or Passport).

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.

This is a common question where the parent having sole custody of a child (under 21 years) wishes to change the child’s name or surname.

Based on ICA’s policy, both parents should consent to the change of the minor child’s name, unless the parent (not signing the Deed Poll) has died or is uncontactable.

In our view, as ICA placed significance importance in a child’s name, even though you may have sole custody of the child, you should still seek the consent of the other parent for his/her consent unless he/she has died or is not contactable despite reasonable efforts.

For Deed Poll where 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. This is strictly for our internal record/reference, and not for ICA.

We understand from ICA that a parent who signed a Deed Poll for a child under 21 years will need to sign ICA’s Declaration Form on the other parent’s consent or he or she is not contactable or has died.

Notwithstanding that we have prepared the Deed Poll for changing of your child’s first name(s)/surname, we do not warrant or represent that ICA will effect the change.

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