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?

/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?

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?

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.

2016-05-31T09:32:35+00:00

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