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Change of Child’s Name

I just did a Deed Poll to change the name of my son who does not have a NRIC, what should I do?

2016-05-31T09:33:57+08:00

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 […]

I just did a Deed Poll to change the name of my son who does not have a NRIC, what should I do?2016-05-31T09:33:57+08:00

Can a Minor (under 21 years of age) execute a deed poll to change his name by himself?

2016-05-31T09:33:18+08:00

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 […]

Can a Minor (under 21 years of age) execute a deed poll to change his name by himself?2016-05-31T09:33:18+08:00

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?

2016-05-31T09:32:35+08:00

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 […]

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?2016-05-31T09:32:35+08:00

If my child (minor, more than 1 year old) has no Identity Card yet, how can I use the Deed Poll to reflect his/her new name?

2016-05-31T09:31:43+08:00

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 […]

If my child (minor, more than 1 year old) has no Identity Card yet, how can I use the Deed Poll to reflect his/her new name?2016-05-31T09:31:43+08:00

What are ICA’s requirements for changing the name of my Minor Child via Deed Poll?

2016-05-31T09:30:59+08:00

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 […]

What are ICA’s requirements for changing the name of my Minor Child via Deed Poll?2016-05-31T09:30:59+08:00

Can one parent sign the Deed Poll for my minor child?

2016-05-31T09:18:53+08:00

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 […]

Can one parent sign the Deed Poll for my minor child?2016-05-31T09:18:53+08:00

I am a single mother, and I want to change the surname of my child under 1 year old?

2016-05-31T09:18:16+08:00

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 […]

I am a single mother, and I want to change the surname of my child under 1 year old?2016-05-31T09:18:16+08:00

I just did a Deed Poll for my child, does it mean that ICA is aware of his change of name?

2016-05-31T09:17:32+08:00

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 […]

I just did a Deed Poll for my child, does it mean that ICA is aware of his change of name?2016-05-31T09:17:32+08:00

I have the sole custody of my child, can I still dispense with the consent of the other parent?

2016-05-31T09:16:35+08:00

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 […]

I have the sole custody of my child, can I still dispense with the consent of the other parent?2016-05-31T09:16:35+08:00

Does my child need to attend at your office?

2016-05-31T09:14:43+08:00

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 […]

Does my child need to attend at your office?2016-05-31T09:14:43+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 lawsg.com/divorce
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