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Change your name

To update the name we have recorded for you, please post us the details of your name change in writing, along with a certified* copy of the documentation which supports the change (for example a certified copy of your marriage certificate) to:

Medical Council of New Zealand
PO Box 10509
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

The original certified copy (i.e. copy with the certifiers original signature) must be posted to the Medical Council.

We will then update your name in our records and send you confirmation of this.  Your old name will still be recorded as a previous name so that people will be able to search for you on the medical register using both your old name and your new name. 

If you have a current practising certificate at the time you are changing your name, we will also send you an updated copy of your practising certificate reflecting your new name.

If you have any questions about this process, please email

* Statutory declarations and certified copies

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