You must attend a PSC Centre
in person to have your name changed as a new signature will be required.
Change of name by use and repute
To change the name on your Public Services Card (PSC), you must show 2 years' usage of your new name. To do this, you must submit at least 2 of the following documents, dating back for at least 2 years:
official communication with a government department
bank statement or card
student or employee identification card (or similar)
Change of name following marriage or civil partnership
To change your name on your PSC following a marriage or civil partnership, you must submit:
photo ID in your pre-marriage/civil partnership name (for example PSC, passport or driving licence), and
your marriage or civil partnership certificate
Returning to your pre-marriage or pre-civil partnership name
If you have a PSC in your married name and want to revert to using your pre-marriage or pre-civil partnership surname, you should attend a PSC Centre,
and bring your current PSC. You do not need to provide current evidence of use and repute.
Your previous surname will already be known to the department because you will have already completed the SAFE registration process using your married name.
Change of name by deed poll
A deed poll is a signed document used to declare an intention to change your name. A deed poll states that you: