ROYAL COURT OF
application for the registration of a deed poll may be made by any person of
full age who is ordinarily resident in Jersey.
an application is made by an applicant who is married, the written consent of
the spouse of the applicant must be endorsed on the deed poll, unless good
cause is shown to the contrary.
This is not necessary when the application is only for the change of
(3) (i) An
application on behalf of a minor (i.e. a person aged less than 18) shall be
made by his parent or legal guardian;
deed poll in respect of which such application is made shall be signed by the
parent or legal guardian on behalf of the minor;
(iii) If the
minor has attained the age of fourteen years the deed poll shall also be signed
by the minor in both his or her old and new names;
(iv) If the
application on behalf of a minor is made by one parent only, the written
consent of the other parent, if living, must be obtained and endorsed on the
deed poll, unless good cause is shown to the contrary.
deed poll in respect of which application is made shall be signed IN FULL by
the applicant in both his/her old and new names and such signature shall be
witnessed by an advocate or solicitor of the Royal Court or by a notary public,
and the signatures of a minor child as prescribed in paragraph 3(iii) shall
also be so witnessed.
(5) (i) The
deed poll in respect of which the application is made shall state:
(a) The full
names of the applicant as regards both the old and new names;
(b) The date
and place of birth of the applicant;
ordinary residence of the applicant;
nationality of the applicant at birth;
(e) Where an
applicant is married, the date and place of the marriage, and, if the marriage
has been dissolved, the date of the decree absolute and the name of the Court
in which it was granted;
the application is made by a woman, she shall describe herself in the deed poll
as ‘spinster’, ‘wife’, ‘widow’,
‘former wife’ as the case may be;
(iii) If the
application is made on behalf of a minor, the details stated in paragraphs 5(i)(a) – (d), above, must be provided in respect of
both the applicant and the minor.
application must be signed either by the applicant personally or by an advocate
or solicitor of the Royal Court acting on his behalf.
woman does not lose her maiden name when she marries and may resume using her
maiden name following any subsequent divorce or the death of her husband
without the need to execute a deed poll. Registration of the deed poll in
the Public Registry of the Island is only necessary where the deed poll is
executed by persons whose names appear in the Register of Contracts or the
Register of Procurations or as a defendant in the
Register of Obligations.