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Name Change


Name Change

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Debbie Sadler
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Hi Stitched

I have attached a link to the Information Hub page on 'Changing Your Name' - https://hub.unlock.org.uk/knowledgebase/changing-name/.

If you follow the official route when changing your name, then you will be able to apply for a new passport which will make no reference to your previous name or criminal convictions.

If you have travelled to the US in the past using a Visa issued via the US Embassy, then it may flag up that you have travelled previously under another name. However, it is not illegal to change your name and you would be given the chance to explain your reasons at the interview.

If you require any further information, please give the Unlock Helpline a call.

Best wishes

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I am thinking about changing my name after my licence is finished. Not to commit any form of fraud or criminality. Just for a fresh start.

Can anyone tell me -

have they had any delays or problems coming back into the country - i.e passport control stopping to ask about previous convictions and why name changed.

and if I have travelled to the USA under my previous name. Will it flag up when they take the standard fingerprints that I have travelled there under a different name and cause any delays or any questions?

If the name change causes too much difficulties then I may not do it.

thanks in advance
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If your name has changed
You’ll need to provide evidence if your name has changed since your identity document was issued.

The details you give must show a clear link between the name on your identity document and your current name.
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