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Name Change before Expat

Postby wonkymouse » Mon 11 Aug 2008 14:48 GMT

Hi there,

Due to marry in September. :D Then we are planning to look into our options for emmigrating out of England.

We have decided to BOTH change our surnames names to something completely new. Miss X + Mr Y = Mrs + Mr Z. We want to start a new family tree effectively. :)

Will this affect any prospects of emmigrating? :roll:

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Postby Kay » Mon 11 Aug 2008 15:02 GMT

As long as you do the process legally, I don't see that it should affect your prospects. It might cause some confusion with all the red tape of emigrating.

In Scotland you can legally change your name by Statutory Declaration, I think it's by Deed Poll in England & Wales, but I'm not sure. You'll need to go through the legal process before you can get passports in your new name.
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Postby Trev » Mon 11 Aug 2008 20:41 GMT

Information on changing your surname HERE
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Postby wonkymouse » Tue 12 Aug 2008 12:57 GMT

Thank you. We are aware how to change our names. :)

Our question is mainly that it is common for a woman to change her surname on marriage but uncommon for a man to do. We wonder if both changing our name to something new will affect our prospects of emmigration. We hope not! :wink:
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Postby Kay » Tue 12 Aug 2008 13:28 GMT

We wonder if both changing our name to something new will affect our prospects of emmigration.


Why should it? You can call yourselves Mr and Mrs Tiddleywinks or Mr and Mrs Imacompletetwit if you like and it won't make a blind bit of difference to the emigration process, as long as the name change was done legally.
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Postby Not-Lorna » Tue 12 Aug 2008 14:30 GMT

Kay wrote:Mr and Mrs Tiddleywinks or Mr and Mrs Imacompletetwit


LOL :twisted:
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Postby Trev » Tue 12 Aug 2008 19:04 GMT

:crackup:
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Postby wonkymouse » Wed 13 Aug 2008 10:36 GMT

[quote="Kay"]Why should it? You can call yourselves Mr and Mrs Tiddleywinks or Mr and Mrs Imacompletetwit if you like and it won't make a blind bit of difference to the emigration process, as long as the name change was done legally.[/quote]

To us it shouldn't make difference! :) Thank you for confirming.

I'll suggest Tiddleywinks, but I don't think he will like. :lol:
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