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1.An applicant should start by decide the type of deed poll he / she would like to apply for. It could either be an adult poll deed or a child poll deed;

2.Thereafter declare to give the old expression and adopt the new actions committed in the deed poll;

3.After making a declaration, the applicant and witness sign the deed;

4.There after pay for a stamp / seal so as to be inserted on the deed poll.

  • The stamping / sealing must be done by a notary or attorney;

5.When deed has been stamped / sealed, the applicant may choose to enroll or not to enroll it. Enrollment involves placing the commitment / new expression on a publicity accessible record and this is usually done in the central office of high court.

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Required Documents[edit]

1.Affidavit of attesting witness;

2.Statement from commission / solicitor to prove presence at the signing of deep polls;

3.Documents to show old expressions;

4.Passport photo graph;

5.Payment slips

6.Authorization from parents (in cases of minors)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

No.240, Sothearos St. 3, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Telephone: 360 327/ 363 204/ 360 421/ 360 329/ 212 693

Fax: 364 119


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Anyone can apply for a deed poll provided is old in age.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


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Processing Time[edit]

About three to 6 months.

Related Videos[edit]

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1.Details of action to be taken must be given in the deed poll;

2.A deed pool must have a date;

3.Declarations and signing of poll deed must be in presence of a witness;

4.A witness can either be a friend, neighbour or colleague at work who must have made an affidavit before a commissioner or solicitor;

5.The witness should also insert signature on the deed poll;

6.Applicants for deed polls on behalf of a child must have parental responsibility for the child;

Required Information[edit]

1.Name and address of applicant,

2.Name and address of witness;

3.Details of old expressions;

4.Details of new commitment / expression;

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Need for the Document[edit]

A deed poll is a legal document binding only to a single person or several persons acting jointly to express an active intention. It is a legal document binding only to a single person or several persons acting jointly to express an active intention. It is, strictly speaking, not a contract because it binds only one party and expresses an intention instead of a promise.

With a deed poll, you can change your forenames and/or surname, add names, remove names or rearrange your existing names. You can change your name at any time and for any reason provided it is not to deceive or defraud or to avoid an obligation. The law governing the use of deed polls In Cambodia is the Registration of Documents Act, and the change of names regulations set out in the act. For one to be able to change their names using a deed poll, they must be at least 18 years of age.

A 18-year-old is however is old enough , and therefore, all that is required of them is consent, in the presence of an advocate, but the entire process is commenced by you in person. For a minor below 16 years of age, no consent is required from them, as they are still of tender age.

An individual or company legally committees him / herself to do something. deed polls in Cambodia can either be an adult poll deeds or a child poll deeds and are drafted by notaries or attorneys following directives from the Ministry of Justice.

Information which might help[edit]

In case a deed poll is lost or misplaced, a replacement can be processed by presenting documents that prove issuance of one earlier;

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

1.It shows commitment of a person; 2.Requiring all persons to address you by your new name only. 3.Importantly, our Deed Poll documents carry our official seal, so there is no question about their authenticity

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