Quick Answer: Is Changing Your Name Public Record?

Can I be tracked if I change my name?

Yes you can be traced if you change it by deed poll.

All deed polls are published in The Gazette, an arcane publication of official ‘stuff’ this is then used by various govt and private organisations to update their records.

It is a public document.

Some may only change your details with a deed poll..

Is changing your name free?

In most states, you have to pay a fee (usually $150 to $200) to file your name change petition in court. It also costs a small amount of money to get forms notarized. And if you’re getting married, you may want to pay for additional certified copies of your marriage certificate to use as proof of your new last name.

How many times are you legally allowed to change your name?

In NSW, you can only change your name once in a 12-month period and 3 times in your lifetime. If you change your name or use an additional or other name with the intention of breaking the law in any way, you could face criminal charges.

How do I find out if someone changed their name UK?

To do this, search by name in The Gazette where all enrolled changes of name by deed poll have been announced since 1914. If you find an entry in The Gazette go to Step 2; if you do not find an entry we will not have a record of the change and you may need to speak to a solicitor if you require legal proof of identity.

How do you find out if someone changed their last name?

There are multiple ways to search because name changes can be recorded via different methods, for example:Announcements made in the press – see the online archive or search the British Library Newspaper Archive.Declarations made before a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Oaths.Changed by Deed Poll.

What are the benefits of changing your name?

Legally changing your name does offer quite a few potential benefits. First of all, it can give you a fresh start. Whether you want to put a difficult past behind you, escape the attentions of a stalker or start fresh during a new phase in your life, a legal name change can be very empowering.