Friday, November 16, 2018

Amendment of Passport Details


The change of name (due to adoption, marriage, dissolution of marriage, widowhood) on the passport requires the renewal of passport. The change of name cannot anymore be manually written on the passport, as immigration authorities of many countries do not anymore recognize manually-entered amendments on the passport.

Any change on the personal details on your passport will require the provision of the proper personal identity or civil status documents as evidence and basis for the change.

The Embassy will accept only Philippine identity or civil status documents must be PSA- or NSO-issued (printed on security paper) and authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Information on the DFA authentication procedure is published in the DFA website at this link. https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/authentication. Singapore identity papers must be issued by either the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority or the Registry of Marriages.

The Embassy will not amend any Philippine passport issued prior to 01 January 2015 (including the non-machine readable brown or green passports).

Documentary requirements to change surnames

For Women Who Got Married in Singapore

  • Personal appearance of the applicant
  • Accomplished application form for passport renewal
  • 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 page of the passports of husband and wife
  • Cash payment of passport renewal fee (SGD 102.00)

For Women Who Got Married Abroad (In a country other than Singapore)

  • Personal appearance of the applicant
  • Accomplished application form for passport renewal
  • Report of Marriage filed at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in the country where marriage was solemnized
    or PSA-issued certificate of Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where marriage was solemnized; this PSA certificate must be authenticated by the DFA in the Philippines.
  • Photocopy of the data page of the passport of husband
  • Photocopy of the data page of the passport of wife
  • Cash payment of passport renewal fee (SGD 102.00)

For Women Who Got Married in the Philippines

  • Personal appearance of the applicant
  • Accomplished application form for passport renewal
  • PSA marriage certificate, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Authentication procedures at the DFA may be found this link: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/authentication
  • Photocopy of the data page of the passport of husband and wife
  • Cash payment of passport renewal fee (SGD 102.00)

For Women Who Were Divorced from Their Foreign Husbands

  • (Note: A foreign divorce must be first recognized by a Philippine Court, under Article 26 of the Family Code of the Philippines. This is obtained only by hiring a lawyer in the Philippines to lodge a Petition for judicial acknowledgment of foreign divorce with a Philippine Court. If the Petition is successful, a Court Order will be issued for the purpose of amending the applicant’s PSA marriage certificate.)
  • Personal appearance of the applicant
  • Accomplished application form for passport renewal
  • Original and photocopy of Amended PSA marriage certificate (with notation of dissolution of marriage), authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Authentication procedures at the DFA may be found this link: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/authentication)
  • Original and photocopy of the applicant’s PSA birth certificate, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The birth certificate is needed as the name on the passport will be reverted to the applicant’s maiden name.
  • Photocopy of the data page of the applicant’s current passport
  • Cash payment of passport renewal fee (SGD 102.00)

For Women Whose Marriage Was Annulled by a Philippine Court

  • Personal appearance of the applicant
  • Accomplished application form for passport renewal
  • Original and photocopy of Amended PSA marriage certificate (with notation of nullity of marriage), authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Authentication procedures at the DFA may be found this link: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/authentication
  • Original and photocopy of the applicant’s PSA birth certificate, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The birth certificate is needed as the name on the passport will be reverted to the applicant’s maiden name.
  • Photocopy of the data page of the applicant’s current passport
  • Cash payment of passport renewal fee (SGD 102.00)

For Widows

  • Personal appearance of the applicant
  • Accomplished application form for passport renewal
  • Original and photocopy of PSA death certificate of deceased spouse, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Authentication procedures at the DFA may be found this link: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/authentication) If the spouse passed away in Singapore, death certificate or death extract issued by ICA.
  • Original and photocopy of the applicant’s PSA birth certificate, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The birth certificate is needed as the name on the passport will be reverted to the applicant’s maiden name.
  • Photocopy of the data page of the applicant’s current passport
  • Cash payment of passport renewal fee (SGD 102.00)

Amendment of Name for Adopted Minors

  • Personal appearance of the applicant
  • Accomplished application form for passport renewal
  • Original and photocopy of amended PSA birth certificate (with notation of adoption and change of name), authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Authentication procedures at the DFA may be found this link: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/authentication
  • Photocopy of the data page of the applicant’s current passport
  • Cash payment for processing and notarization (refer to consular fees)