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    Hi there,

    I've searched the forum to no avail. I was wondering if anyone has any information on how to go about doing a name change in Scotland as an EU National.

    My country of birth allows a name change with good reason, they cite "using a different name in the UK" as a worthy reason. However, since this is a change of my first name, and not for marriage, I don't have evidence for any of the other good reasons. Therefore it will be easier to change it in the UK then show this to my home country.

    So I am wondering how an EU National can do this from Scotland? England has the deed poll which I could use, but I'm wondering if this still applies when you live in Scotland?

    Any help appreciated.

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    Veera T (lawyer) Would you be able to comment on this?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by euinscotland View Post
      Hi there,

      I've searched the forum to no avail. I was wondering if anyone has any information on how to go about doing a name change in Scotland as an EU National.

      My country of birth allows a name change with good reason, they cite "using a different name in the UK" as a worthy reason. However, since this is a change of my first name, and not for marriage, I don't have evidence for any of the other good reasons. Therefore it will be easier to change it in the UK then show this to my home country.

      So I am wondering how an EU National can do this from Scotland? England has the deed poll which I could use, but I'm wondering if this still applies when you live in Scotland?

      Any help appreciated.

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      Melissa V (lawyer) would you be able to comment? Many thanks for your time.

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      • #4
        I'm ever so sorry but I am not familiar with the name change laws in Scotland. I therefore can't help with this question. My apologies.

        I am a Solicitor and Head of Immigration at Wells Burcombe Solicitors LLP, a firm Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No. 488294. I am also a volunteer with UKCEN, where I provide one-off advice on a pro-bono basis. This advice should not be considered a substitute for formal legal advice. Please see Melissa V for full details.

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        • #5
          Melissa V do you know who I could contact to find out or where to look? I don't mind researching more if I knew where to look (as I've exhausted Google really) Thanks.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by euinscotland View Post
            Hi there,

            I've searched the forum to no avail. I was wondering if anyone has any information on how to go about doing a name change in Scotland as an EU National.

            My country of birth allows a name change with good reason, they cite "using a different name in the UK" as a worthy reason. However, since this is a change of my first name, and not for marriage, I don't have evidence for any of the other good reasons. Therefore it will be easier to change it in the UK then show this to my home country.

            So I am wondering how an EU National can do this from Scotland? England has the deed poll which I could use, but I'm wondering if this still applies when you live in Scotland?

            Any help appreciated.

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            Saaima K (lawyer based in Glasgow) would you be able to help with the above question? Many thanks.

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            • #7
              I think your safest and best bet would be to find a Scottish lawyer who will either know the answer or can easily find out for you. I'm not sure if I can recommend specific firms on the forum but if so then I will do so.

              I am a Solicitor and Head of Immigration at Wells Burcombe Solicitors LLP, a firm Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No. 488294. I am also a volunteer with UKCEN, where I provide one-off advice on a pro-bono basis. This advice should not be considered a substitute for formal legal advice. Please see Melissa V for full details.

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              • #8
                Hello,

                You will need to do a name change affidavit. If you need assistance, I’m happy to help.

                thank you

                I am an Immigration Adviser with JK Law Solicitors & Notaries Public. I am also a volunteer with UKCEN, where I provide one-off advice on a pro-bono basis. This advice should not be considered a substitute for formal legal advice. Please see Saaima K for full details.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by euinscotland View Post
                  Do you know who I could contact to find out or where to look? I don't mind researching more if I knew where to look (as I've exhausted Google really) Thanks.
                  Morning,

                  You will find Saaima's details linked to from her signature: Saaima K - UKCEN Citizenship and Residence for European Nationals and their families

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                  • #10
                    Saaima K thank you! Can I just go to any notary to do this? And will the affidavit then be acceptable proof to update my bank account etc?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by euinscotland View Post
                      Saaima K thank you! Can I just go to any notary to do this? And will the affidavit then be acceptable proof to update my bank account etc?
                      Saaima K

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