How to change my name on my HPCSA registration

To change your name on your Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) registration, you will need to follow these general steps:

  1. Gather the necessary documents: Collect all the required documents for the name change process. This typically includes your original identity document/passport, marriage certificate (if applicable), and any other legal documents supporting the name change (e.g., court order).
  2. Prepare a written request: Write a formal letter to the HPCSA explaining your request for a name change. Include your current name, HPCSA registration number, and the reason for the name change. Ensure that the letter is signed and dated.
  3. Supporting documents: Attach the necessary supporting documents to your letter. This may include a certified copy of your new identity document/passport or marriage certificate.
  4. Notarial certification: If your name change is not due to marriage, you may need to obtain a notarial certification of your new name. Consult a lawyer or notary public to assist you with this process.
  5. Submit the application: Submit your written request, along with the supporting documents, to the HPCSA. You can do this by mail or by visiting the HPCSA offices in person. It is advisable to contact the HPCSA beforehand to confirm their specific requirements and the correct submission process.
  6. Pay the applicable fees: There may be fees associated with the name change process. Contact the HPCSA or check their website for information on the current fees and payment methods.
  7. Follow up: After submitting your application, follow up with the HPCSA to ensure that they have received your request and to inquire about the processing time. Keep copies of all the documents you submit for your records.