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I have an air ticket issued in my old name, and I just changed my name in my IC, will my air ticket or travel be affected?

2016-06-01T09:00:57+08:00

This is a common question asked, but in our opinion, there are no easy answers. For the most precise or accurate answers, please direct your queries to the relevant immigration authorities, airlines or travel authorities.

We will attempt to answer the various scenario, but caution that any reliance on our answers or opinions are at your own […]

I have an air ticket issued in my old name, and I just changed my name in my IC, will my air ticket or travel be affected?2016-06-01T09:00:57+08:00

Do I need to change my name in my Passport?

2016-06-01T09:00:14+08:00

After the amendment of the name in the holder’s NRIC, the onus of whether or not to have the change similarly updated in the Singapore Passport lies with the holder.

To be consistent with the name in your IC, you should change the name in your Passport. You can do so at ICA after you have […]

Do I need to change my name in my Passport?2016-06-01T09:00:14+08:00

How do I update my name in the title deeds of my property?

2016-06-01T08:59:38+08:00

If you own an immovable property (private real estate or hdb flat), you may wish to update the name appearing in the title document of your property. This can be done after you have updated your new name in your Identity Card. You may enagage a law firm to assist you to submit an Application to […]

How do I update my name in the title deeds of my property?2016-06-01T08:59:38+08:00

Is there a need to update my name in my property title document?

2016-06-01T08:58:58+08:00

The choice of whether you wish to update your new name in your property title document (eg. Certificate of Title, Subsidiary Strata Certificate of Title and Lease) is yours. 

However, if you choose not to update immediately after your change of name, you can do so when a subsequent instrument or instruments [eg. Total Discharge of Mortgage, Mortgage, Transfer (sale)] reflecting […]

Is there a need to update my name in my property title document?2016-06-01T08:58:58+08:00

Must I inform the other Government Departments after I have changed my name in my Identity Card?

2016-06-01T08:58:03+08:00

Information on an NRIC holder’s change of name may not be transmitted to other governmental departments. It is advisable to notify the relevant government departments of your new name, and they may require to have sight of the original Deed Poll for verification.

The onus of reporting the change to government organisations, departments, statutory boards (such […]

Must I inform the other Government Departments after I have changed my name in my Identity Card?2016-06-01T08:58:03+08:00

Should I inform the Banks, and other private institutions of my new name?

2016-06-01T08:57:31+08:00

As your name (in English characters) in your Identity Card may have changed, it is advisable to notify the Banks and private institutions or bodies which you have dealing with of your new name. The onus of notifying such change of name lies with you. For verification, these institutions may require sight of the original […]

Should I inform the Banks, and other private institutions of my new name?2016-06-01T08:57:31+08:00

What if I lose my Deed Poll, can I get a replacement?

2016-06-01T08:56:58+08:00

If you have lost your Deed Poll, you cannot re-sign another Deed Poll to replace the earlier Deed Poll. You may however approach the law firm that prepared the Deed Poll to obtain a certified true copy of your Deed Poll by its lawyer at your cost.

For Deed Polls that were witnessed by our lawyers, you […]

What if I lose my Deed Poll, can I get a replacement?2016-06-01T08:56:58+08:00

When do I need a certified true copy of my Deed Poll by your Notary Public?

2016-06-01T08:56:21+08:00

If you are required to evidence the change of your name by an overseas organisation or authority, the organisation or authority (eg. Immigration Authority) may request for a notarised Deed Poll to be furnished. Please check with the relevant organisation or authority on what is required prior to approaching us for a “notarised Deed Poll”.

Common requirements from […]

When do I need a certified true copy of my Deed Poll by your Notary Public?2016-06-01T08:56:21+08:00

What should I do after I’ve done a Deed Poll?

2016-06-01T08:54:18+08:00

You may wish to refer to our Information Sheet for Singapore Deed Poll (Change of Name) on What should I do after I have done a Deed Poll. The information stated in the Singapore Deed Poll’s Information Sheet is strictly for general information and is not meant to be exhaustive or comprehensive.

It is important to that you […]

What should I do after I’ve done a Deed Poll?2016-06-01T08:54:18+08:00

I have got a Deed Poll, does it mean that my name has changed?

2016-06-01T08:53:31+08:00

Obtaining a Deed Poll is just the first step in changing your name. Your lawyer will prepare your Deed Poll for you to sign in his presence, and by having a Deed Poll, your name has not changed until you notify the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Your lawyer does not notify anyone, and the onus […]

I have got a Deed Poll, does it mean that my name has changed?2016-06-01T08:53:31+08:00
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