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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT 2003 - SECT 21

Limit on number of name changes

21 Limit on number of name changes

(1) An application to register the change of a person’s name may be made only—
(a) for the change of a child’s first names—once before the child reaches 18 years; or
(b) otherwise—once in every 1-year period.
(2) However, subsection (1) does not apply if a Magistrates Court has, because of exceptional circumstances, approved the change of name.
Example of exceptional circumstances—
to protect the child from domestic violence
(3) An application under subsection (1) (a) may be made in addition to an application under section 13 .
(4) For subsection (1) (b) , the 1-year period runs from when the person’s change of name was registered under this Act or under a corresponding law, whichever is later in time.



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