Is there anything that can be done if a driving licence has a middle name while the passport doesn't, and the DVLA says the only way to remove the middle name on the driving licence is through deed poll? | LawHive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
Is there anything that can be done if a driving licence has a middle name while the passport doesn't, and the DVLA says the only way to remove the middle name on the driving licence is through deed poll?
So my passport and driving licence does not match, my driving licence has a middle name while my passport doesn’t. Today I had to submit both documents to start a enhanced DBS and the guy automatically said no we can’t accept this as they’re separate names and they don’t match. He said I would have to add it to my passport or remove it from my driving licence. The issue being if I add it to my passport then my dual nationality passport/I.D will not match ( I don’t have my middle name on there either). Spoke to DVLA who said the only way to remove my middle name on the driving licence is through deed poll. I’ve never really used my middle name, 99% of my documents are all my first and last name. The only major thing that has my middle name is my mortgage/house purchase as the solicitor insisted on using my middle name. HMRC, national insurance letter, P45 everything literally everything doesn’t have my middle name. I’ve had a SIA badge previously and I passed the DBS without issues, I’ve just pulled up a copy of it and my middle name isn’t on there either. Is there anything I can do? I’m just confused by the whole situation. I live in England by the way.

Fern Rothman

19th October 2021

1 upvote

Top Answer
If DBS allowed it before, then perhaps the issue is just with the person you gave it to. Are you able to submit it again, this time to a different person?

Patricia Garcia

11th February 2022

+3

6 upvotes

NAL I changed my name through a deed poll, I was worried it was going to be complex, lengthy and generally a bit of a pain. It really wasn't, it cost me about £17 to have one drawn up by a lawyer through an online service, but you can download a format online to generate your own. It is just a declaration that the name you are using is changing, registered deed polls are more complex but I don't think you need to worry about that, DVLA don't require it to be registered. Once the paper came through I signed it and a neighbour witnessed the signature ... done. The main issue was the delays in DVLA due to covid backlog; but you'll experience those with a deed poll or without ... my advice would be to do a deed poll as it will simplify dropping the middle name.

Carmen Tratar

11th February 2022

2 upvotes

If it's solely to get your DBS check done, you can use your photocard licence and 2 other documents such as utility bill & council tax. See the . gov website link below for the full approved list of documents. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-identity-checking-guidelines/id-checking-guidelines-for-standardenhanced-dbs-check-applications-from-1-july-2021

Jerry Leach

11th February 2022

2 upvotes

Do you need to submit both for the dbs. There is a list of docs you could provide online. Why not look to see if you can compile a set of acceptable documents all in the same name? Obviously if its to be a taxi driver then they will probably want your drivers licence at some point.

Bruce Holsten

11th February 2022

2 upvotes

Shouldn't be an issue normally My National Insirance Card has several middle name initials on it as do all jy letters from HMRC. My passport and driving licence do not

Philip Rosboril

11th February 2022

3 upvotes

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