Saturday, April 29, 2017

Amendment of Passport Details


Amending a passport page to reflect a new surname applies only to the green passport. There is no amendment page in the modern brown passports (machine-readable passports and ePassports). If you are holding a green passport, please scroll below this page for the requirements.

If your passport is a brown passport, you will have to apply for regular passport  renewal using the online system. Your new name will be reflected in the new passport, if you will bring with you on the date of your encoding the necessary documents, as outlined below. For example, if you would like to change to your husband’s surname after getting married in the Philippines, you will have to bring an NSO marriage certificate (authenticated at the DFA) on the day of your passport encoding at the Embassy.

Authentication procedures at the DFA may be found at the DFA website.

Documentary requirements to change surnames

For Women Who Got Married in Singapore

  • Report of Marriage filed at the Philippine Embassy. For details, please click here.
  • Marriage certificate issued by Singapore Registry of Marriages (ROM); original must be shown with accompanying photocopy
  • Photocopy of the data pages of the passports of husband and wife

For Women Who Got Married in the Philippines

  • Marriage contract issued by NSO, and authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Authentication procedures at the DFA may be found at the DFA website.
  • Photocopy of the data pages of the passports of husband and wife

For Women Who Were Divorced from Their Foreign Husbands

  • Original and photocopy of the dispositive portion of the court judgment granting the divorce
  • Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate issued by NSO and authenticated by DFA
  • Photocopy of the data pages of passport

For Women Whose Marriage Was Annulled by Court

  • Copy of the court decision declaring the annulment of marriage authenticated by DFA
  • Copy of the marriage contract with the previous spouse with annotation of the annulment printed on security paper by NSO and authenticated by DFA
  • Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate issued by NSO and authenticated by DFA
  • Photocopy of the data pages of passport

For Widows

  • Death certificate of deceased spouse. If husband died in the Philippines, the death certificate should be authenticated by NSO and DFA
  • Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate issued by NSO and authenticated by DFA
  • Photocopy of the data pages of passport

Amendment of Name for Adopted Minors

  • Original and copy of birth certificate with appropriate annotation by the Local Civil Registrar printed on security paper by NSO and authenticated by DFA
  • Original and copy of Certificate of Finality issued by the court authenticated by DFA

If your passport is a green passport, the amendment of your surname can be done on a blank passport page. The requirements are as follows:

  • Personal appearance of the applicant
  • The necessary documents, depending on your case, as outlined above
  • Duly accomplished passport amendment form, downloadable here
  • Cash payment for processing and notarization (refer to consular fees)
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