Applying for a passport in your new name

You may wish to apply for a passport in your new name prior to your ceremony. To find out how, please visit GOV.UK.

Completing the Change of Name form

  • The Change of Name form (PD2) must be completed and signed by the registrar/ vicar or priest who will conduct your ceremony, not the registrar who takes your notice.
  • The form can only be signed if Notice of your Marriage or Civil Partnership has been given, and a firm date has been arranged for your ceremony.
  • The form can only be signed within 3 months of the date of the ceremony.
  • The form must be correctly completed including details of the Passport office where the application will be sent.
  • Please note there is a fee for signing the form.
  • The form can be sent in the post to Richmond upon Thames Register Office with a cheque. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
  • The form can be brought to Richmond upon Thames Register Office and the fee can be paid by card, cash or cheque.
  • No appointment is required for this.

Any other enquiries please contact us.

Updated: 21 November 2017