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Changing Your Philippine Passport To Your Married Name

Last year, we applied for Baby Rigel’s passport and since one adult gets to apply together with the infant via the Courtesy Lane (no online appointment needed), I decided to finally update my Philippine passport to my married name, too.

If you’re planning to change your passport from your maiden name to your married name, here’s a simple guide for you.

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Step 1: Set an online appointment

You have to schedule an appointment online through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) website except if you qualify for the Courtesy Lane. Click here for a complete list of applicants with Emergency or Courtesy Cases which are accommodated on walk-in basis (no appointment required).

Step 2: Prepare your requirements

  1. Confirmed appointment
  2. Accomplished Application Form
  3. Passport
  4. Original copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper
  5. Valid ID with one (1) Photocopy  (click here for the list of acceptable IDs for passport processing)
  6. Original copy of PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage (if married abroad)

Additional supporting documents may be further required in certain cases, check them out here.

You should also bring cash for passport fees, as follows:

  • Aseana and Consular Offices within Metro Manila – P950 Regular processing (15 business days) | P1,200 Express processing (7 working days)
  • Consular Offices outside Metro Manila – P950 Regular processing (20 business days) | P1,200 Express processing (10 working days)
  • Delivery Fee – amount will depend on the area where you’d want your passport to be delivered to. Pickup is also an option, FYI.

Step 3: Put on lipstick and head to the DFA Office for your appointment

We were immediately accommodated at the front desk when we arrived. The agent checked our requirements and labeled our application as “Courtesy Lane” because the main applicant was our 5 month old baby and I was just tagging along. The line was not long as there were just 4 or 5 applicants ahead of us.

After providing the required documents and paying for the passport fee, we were told to stay at the waiting area until our number is called. When Rigel was done with her application, I was called to have my picture taken – time to slay! They then asked me to double check our information encoded in the system (but they didn’t ask me if I’m happy with my picture. I wasn’t!)

If you opt for delivery, you’ll have to proceed to another window to provide your delivery information and delivery payment. We opted for pickup instead as we frequent the area anyway.

That was it! Our passport application process at DFA Megamall was very pleasant. We were in and out in under an hour – amazing diba?

Here are a few questions which I clarified with the DFA Officers:

1. I have valid foreign visas on my old passport. Should I have it transferred to my new one?

No. Expired and renewed passports do not affect the validity of the Visas. You just have to bring your old passport (with the valid Visa) and an original marriage certificate authenticated by PSA every time you’ll travel to that country.

2. Am I required to bring a passport photo?

No. They will take your picture at the DFA Consular office.

3. Is there a dress code?

Any decent clothes of any color will do.  However, plunging necklines, sleeveless clothing, spaghetti strapped tops, see-through tops, sando, tube tops, halters and the like are prohibited. You may use earring, hair clips, colored contact lenses, and eyeglasses but they will require you to take them off when it’s time to take your picture.

4. With my previous passport, I looked like I was ready to tackle someone. Can I smile for my picture?

Yes. Just the no-teeth kind of smile. Lol!

5. What is the validity of a Philippine passport?

In accordance with Department Order No. 010-2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10928 (2017), the Philippine passport has a ten-year validity period, for those issued to Filipinos 18 years or older. For Filipinos under 18 years old, their passport validity will still be 5 years.

6. My passport’s validity is less than 6 months, can I still use it to travel outside the country?

No. Your passport must be at least six-months valid for you to be able to travel abroad.

 

Also, if you have other questions, you may ask me through the comments below or send a message through my Facebook Page or Instagram Account. You may also check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page of DFA here.

 

I hope this post helps! 

70 Comments

  1. Marichu

    Mommy Krystal, pano ka kmuha ng marriage contract galing sa NSO? May online ba? Thnx

  2. geraldine dapiton

    Can i go to DFA personal? Or still need to appointment ?

    1. mommykrystal

      If you’re going to apply with your baby, you don’t need to set an appointment as you will be entertained through the courtesy lane. However, if you will be applying alone, you need to set an appointment online first.

  3. Elle sealo

    Hi po ask ko lang po what if hindi pa po expired un passport ko ok lang po ba mag pa change name kahit di pa sya pa expired?

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Elle. Yes, you may renew your passport kahit hindi pa malapit mag-expire. As long as complete ang requirements mo. 😀

  4. madel

    what if my passport will expired on 2021 but my surname is on my single name but I neednto change it to my married name. is it okay if I will renew my passport?

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Madel. Yes, you may renew your passport even if it is still valid for 3 years. As long as you have all the requirements. 😀

  5. Ima

    Hi Sis,

    I have a question po. Nag set na po ako ng appointment and yung last name ko po sa appointment na naka set is my Married name. However, wala pa po akong ID na gamit yung Married name ko. Pwede po bang Marriage Cert lang yung i-present ko? Or need po talaga ng valid ID (with my married name) na ippresent?

    Hope I’ll get an answer po.

    Maraming salamat!! 🙂

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Ima. First time mo ba to apply for a passport? Kasi if renewal, understood na yun because maiden name ang nakalagay sa old passport. And yes, you need to bring your marriage cert.

    2. chie

      Hi po, may update po ba kayo kung tama na married name yung nasa appointment instead of maiden name para sa renewal?
      I have set din to married name yung sa appointment ko eh.

  6. katrice

    Hi Ma’am!
    I only have my old passport as my valid ID, kelangan talagang may isa pang valid ID na ipresent for the renewal of passport to change it to my married name? I’ve read that school ID is acceptable, can I use it kahit na yung maiden name ko pa yung nakalagay? I am a grad student btw. Thanks a lot!

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Katrice! Yes, you need to present another valid ID when applying for new passport. Pwede na rin and ID with maiden name as long as you present your marriage certificate. 😀

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  7. sophie santos martinez

    Hello po. Mag papa change name din ako kasi ung dati ko passport ung surname ko ng dalaga pa ako at isa pa ung passport ko ma eexpired nadin next year august. Ang tanong ko po ano ano po need na dalin na requirements. isang valid id lang po ang need then marriage certificate at birthcertificate na galing PSA at ung old passport? iniisp ko kasi baka dalawang id ung hingin isang valid id lang kasi ang meron ako ung UMID.

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Sophie, 1 valid ID is enough. Pwede na yang UMID because that’s what I brought when I renewed my passport. 😀

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  8. sophie santos martinez

    Hello po ask ko lang mgpapa change name din ako sa passport kasi married na ako ngaun ung dati ko kasi passport dalaga pa ako. at maeexpired narin next year ung passport ko. ano ba dapat dalin na requirements meron kasi ako isang valid id lng UMID then kukuha plang ako today ng PSA Birth certificate at PSA Marriage certificate. ok na kya un isang valid id lang at ung e-passport ko na old na un lng dadalin ko worry kasi ako baka hanapan pa ako ng isa pang id. at ano po ba ung iphophoto copy sa old passport meron kasi ako nababasa need iphoto copy ung 1st at last page tama po ba ako thank you..

  9. Norie

    My passport is valid until January of 2020 but I am planning to change my name in my passport. If I change my name on my passport this 2018, is the validity of my passport still until Jan 2020 or will it change?

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Norie! When you renew your passport, the validity period is also renewed. It will be valid until 2028 because of the new passport validity period of 10 years. 😀

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  10. Filipina lady

    hi ask ko lang po, pwd po ba e renew yong passport even valid pa sya for nearly 3 years? Di po ako mag change status, need ko lang po for my residence visa to sweden.

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi, Filipina Lady. You may renew your passport kahit malayo pa ang expiration date nya as long as you have all the requirements. 😀

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  11. Sherry May Callahan

    Hello po, what are the requirements po from maiden name to married name.. renewal po ako pero sa 2020 p pi expired ng passport ko.. la pa din po ako valid ids under my married name.. pwede po malamn kung anu pwede ko ipresent or need ng valid uds under my married name po..

    Salamat po. Godbless

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Sherry! If wala talagang available ID in your married name, you may just bring your valid ID (maiden name) and your marriage certificate as supporting document. You are also required to present your birth certificate and your old passport.

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  12. Shara

    Hi mommy. How much po ang fee for change of surname? 1200 din po ba? Then 1200 din for baby para sa expressed? Thank you po.

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Shara. Yes, same lang ang fee for both. 😀

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  13. Christia Mae

    Hi po! I have a question:) ang confirmed marriage date nmen is April 2019 pa pero we also plan to travel abroad around May 2019 din. Expired na un passport ko this June lng, pwde nb mgpabook ng appointment online kht dpa married? if yes, un married name nb ilalagay sa online form or un maiden name pa din just in case mkabook ako ng appointment prior wedding date? Also pwde nb un certified true copy ng marriage contract na authenticated ng PSA ang I-present sa DFA since mtagal pa mkuha un ORIGINAL? Hoping for your reply thanks:)

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Christia, I suggest you renew your passport na lang with your maiden name if you will apply before your wedding date. Kasi they will require you to present a marriage certificate kung married name na ang gagamitin mo sa passport. You can travel naman with a passport bearing your maiden name basta always bring your marriage certificate.

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  14. Gred

    Hi po, i have a 1 year old son na kukuhanan ko po ng new passport pwede na po ba di na magpa appointment kahit magpapa-change name din ako due to marraige? I am planning po this december magpaprocess.

    Thanks

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Gred. Yes, pwede ka nang sumabay sa application ni baby via the courtesy lane. No need to set an appointment. 😀

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  15. odessa

    hello po ask ko lang po , ok lang po ba na local register birthcertificate ang i present ko kapag kumuha ko ng passport para sa mag 5months ko na baby ? or must be psa po talaga ?

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Odessa, you need a certified true copy ng birth certificate from you Local Civil Registrar. And then dadalhin mo yun sa PSA Main Office to have it authenticated. That’s what we did when we applied for passport for our then 1-month old son. Although, 5 months na si baby nyo, right? Maybe his/her birth certificate is already available sa PSA.

      Link: Applying for Philippine Passport for 1 Month Old Baby

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  16. Addy

    Hi, nagchange po ba yung passport number after ng change to married name? We’re planning to apply for US visa kasi kaso yung mga tatak ng travels namin is nasa maiden name passport. magrereflect pa din po kaya sa sytem yung travel even after changing it to married name?

  17. Sheryl

    hello po ask ko lang po if kukunin rin ba nila ang old passport while in process pa yung application and then return rin nila together with the new passport? gusto ko sana i renew this week pero hindi ko akalain gagamitin ko pala sya later on. thanks sa reply 🙂

  18. Mi

    Hi! Required pa rin ba NBI Clearance pag nag change ka ng passport to your married name? Thanks.

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Mi! When I renewed my passport they did not require me to present an NBI clearance. I just brought my old passport,birth certificate, marriage certificate, and valid ID. 😀

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  19. Mi

    Hi. I asked DFA’s facebook account and they said need din ng NBI Clearance. I dont know if its true. Tapos na po kayo mag renew? Thanks

  20. Zen

    Hi, Mommy Krystal. Planning to change my passport to my married name. However, all the valid IDs I have are still in my maiden name. Will they accept it or it needs to be changed first before I apply name amendment on my passport? Thanks in advance! 🙂

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Zen. If you have no valid ID with your married name yet, you may present your current ID (with maiden name). Also, bring your marriage certificate, old passport, and birth certificate as supporting documents. 😀

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  21. Lucy

    Hi,
    will they accept my ID even if my surname use is during when im still single?

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Lucy. If you have no valid ID with your married name yet, you may present your current ID (with maiden name). Just bring your marriage certificate, old passport, and birth certificate. 😀

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  22. rose sharon r fabros

    Hi po, what is the best time pumunta sa dfa megamall? Dapat po ba super aga? May limit lng po ba ang ni entertain nila s courtesy lane? Thanks

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Rose, I suggest you go early. Kasi nung pumunta kami around 2pm, mejo madami na yung pila sa courtesy lane. Wala naman silang nabanggit about limit sa number of applications per day. Pero kasi kawawa si baby kung maghihintay kayo ng matagal sa pila. 😀

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  23. nora canapi

    hi,ask ko lng po kc nagset n po aq ng appointment at ung last name ko po sa appointment n naka set is Married name.pero my passport n po aq for renewal.ok lng po b kng ang gamitin ko is maiden name?

  24. nora canapi

    hi tanong ko lng po kng pwede ung maiden name ko lng po ang gamitin ko.pero ang nakaset sa appointment ko is married name,ok lng po b n gamitin ko ang maiden name to renewal?thank u

  25. nora

    hi po,tanong ko lng po kc nakapagset n po aq ng appointment pero ang nakaset ay married name.pwede po b n maiden name parin gamitin ko for renewal?i hope your reply pls…thanks

  26. Joanna Lee

    Hi! I scheduled an appointment using my maiden name kasi yung ang sabi ng friend namin is that okay? Sabi kasi nila dapat daw yung married na 🙁

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Joanna, when I applied for mine, I used my married name na sa application. Although, I guess it doesn’t matter na because I still filled out an application form which was given to me at the DFA office. The staff will encode the info written on the form. Pero I will still confirm this with DFA. I’ll get back to you. 😀

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    2. Joanna Lee

      Thank you Mommy Krystal!

    3. Sarah

      Hi Joanna,

      I also put my maiden name on the online application form. Okay lang daw ba yun?

      Thank you!

    4. mommykrystal

      Hi Sarah. According to DFA, you’re supposed to use your married name when your application pertains to change in status/name. However, if nakapag-set na ng appointment using the maiden name, okay lang daw. Just inform the staff that you’re applying for a change in status and present the original PSA marriage certificate as proof. 😀

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  27. Liz Ben

    Hi! Tanong ko lng po. Valid pa po Passport ko hanggang 2020, pero sa passport ko po ay nakalagay is my maiden name and i just got married this year. We are planning to travel next year 2019. Need ko pa po ba iupdate ung passport ko to my married name bago ako mkpag travel. Thanks po.

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Liz, no need to update your passport. Just bring your marriage certificate when you’re going to travel. Have fun! 😀

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  28. Jas

    Hi should there be any problem in the immigration if I dont update my marital status in my passport? Technically, i am married now but I have not updated it yet from my status single.thank you

  29. Alrac

    Hi Mommy Krystal,

    I just want to ask yung Marriage Certificate dapat po ba from PSA? Kasi after 6months pa po ako makakakuha sa psa. Thank you.

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Alrac. Yes, it should be the original document from PSA. I just don’t know if pwede yung certified true copy ng marriage license pwedeng ipa-authorize sa PSA. Balikan kita.. 😀

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  30. mary ann reyes

    ask ko lang po, naka schedule po ako sa ali mall for changing into married name tumatanggap po ba sila dun? kasi may nabasa po ako na pag magpapalit ng maiden name eh sa DFA ASEANA lng daw? worried po ako kasi may sched na po ako sa DFA ALI MALL. Thanks

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Mary Ann. Yes, you can process your application at DFA Ali Mall. Hindi naman exclusive sa DFA Aseana ang change in status/name. Ako, I got my passport name changes sa DFA Megamall. 😀

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  31. Sarah

    Hi Joanna,

    I also filled out my online appointment using my maiden name. Ok lang daw ba yun?

  32. Angel

    Hello, Thank you for your post! It was informative! I am married as well and already have an appointment for passport renewal. But I’d like to know if it’s better to write my married name or maiden name on the passport application form? Would it matter? I have complete requirements as well.

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Angel. I asked the DFA officers and they told me to use the married name already for applications pertaining to change in status/name. 😀

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  33. Rona

    Hi ask ko po kpg nag renew and change status po ako ng passport need ko b ng birth certificate ko and marriage contract?thank you

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Rona, yes you need to present the PSA copy of both documents. 😀

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  34. Den

    Hello ask lang po mam naka appointment po kasi ako using my maiden name…ei change status na din sana ako… okay lang po ba un?

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Den. Ideally, dapat yung married name na yung nakalagay. Pero you can just tell the staff who will process your application that you will request to have a change in status and name. Sila na ang bahala to correct the information in your application. 😀

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  35. Delia

    Good Day Mam,
    Ask ko lng sana,, kaka renew ko lng NG passport last May 2018, then nkasala. Kmi Asawa ko nong October 2018, gusto ko sana pa change status sa passport ko to my married name.
    But we have a problem wth our marraige certificate, yong parents name in my husband sides was reversed. YONG name of mother NG husband ko is yong name NG dad nya ang nakasulat, at yong Fathers name ng husband ko is yong name NG mom nya nakasulat. Will this affect in my application? However we already have sent a letter for correction to PSA Manila. But we know that it will take up to 6 months.
    We are planning to go back to the UK in the future kaya gusto ko sana mag change status na dto sa Pinas habang ma’s maaga.
    Thank you very much mam

    Delia

  36. Ima

    Hi, when filling up the passport application form should I use my maiden name or my new surname na? 🙂 Thank you.

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Ima. Input your married name when filling out the application form. 😀

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  37. Abby

    Are they going to get the original copies of the PSA documents? Thanks!

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Abby, they will only need the original document to validate that the photocopy is authentic. Afterwards, they will give the original copies back to you. 😀

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  38. marie june de vera

    how many ID’s do i need to present under my new surname (my husband’s surname)? one will do?

    1. mommykrystal

      Hi Marie June. You just need 1 ID. 😀

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  39. Nessa

    Hi po sis. Ask ko lang po im planning to change my status to married pero wala talaga akong valid ID maski isa. Yung school id super talaga napo i think 5yrs ago pa. Ano po ba gagawin ko? Im very stress. Also need ba nila makita PSA ORIG copy ng birth cert ko kasi i only have xerox copy kasi napasa ko na yung original for my other documents. ?

    What i have here po is
    Married Cert Orig and psa copy
    Birth cert Original
    Old e-passport valid until july 2019
    Tin ID

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