Deed Poll (Change of name)

Cost: S$50 (NETT fixed price)

A person is able to change his name (change Chinese characters, add English name, delete Hanyu Pinyin name, change surname, delete English names) by making a declaration by way of a deed poll, which is signed by the person in front of a lawyer.

For changing children's name (below 21 years old), BOTH PARENTS MUST COME DOWN TO SIGN the deed poll. If you are a single parent, divorced or spouse died, please click on FAQ button below.

The deed poll is accepted by the ICA for the issue of a new NRIC and/or passport. The birth certificate however cannot be amended to the new name.


  1. Please book appointment by online system below AND check junk folder if you do not receive email confirmation

    We operate strictly by online appointment only. Walk in clients will not be entertained

    Opening hours Monday to Sunday 10am to 2pm

  2. Come to our office at Golden Mile Complex on appointment date and bring NRIC only

    For child (<21 years old) bring NRIC/birth certificate. Children do NOT need to come. If you must bring children, please ensure they are quiet at all times and do not cry, scream or talk loudly.

    For single mother, divorcees or widows, we do NOT need to see divorce papers or husband's death certificate.

  3. We will prepare the deed poll in front of you which takes less than five (5) minutes.

  4. Check the deed poll for mistakes. If there are no mistakes, our lawyer will paste the red seal and stamp the "Advocate & Solicitor" stamp and make a cerified true copy of the deed poll for you.

  5. Pay $50 nett in CASH. We do not accept credit cards or cheque.

  6. Bring the deed poll to ICA within 28 days to change your NRIC. For children below 15 years old, bring to school to change school records and hold on to the deed poll until they reach 15 years to make NRIC; if you wish to change child's passport, you can do so at ICA.

  7. You can also make online application with ICA at

If you have any questions about deed poll, please read our detailed deed poll FAQ here: