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Philippine Passport Renewal – How To Change of Surname in Passport Due To Marriage

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor April 3rd, 2022 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog 43 Comments

Is your passport almost expiring and you got married? Have you changed all your IDs to your married name? Do you want to change your passport so that it’s easier to explain that you are married especially with traveling with your husband or kids? Here’s a guide on how Married Filipino Women can have their Philippine Passport Renewal Change of Name Due to Marriage

Philippine Passport Renewal due to Change to Married Name
Photo by Alex Lee on Unsplash

Though it’s not really required by law to take on our husband’s family name, most Filipinas do and can’t wait to take their surnames. It’s also quite easier if we have children as the surnames are the same for everyone in the family. However, one thing that’s a bit of a hassle is getting all the IDs changed. If you want to change your Philippine Passport, read below:

REQUIREMENTS for change of name due to marriage:

PSA Marriage Certificate

  • Renewal Application Form – duly accomplished, it’s better to do this digitally or online
  • Personal Appearance at the DFA office
  • Confirmed Appointment
  • Current Passport with a photocopy of bio-page
  • PSA Marriage Contract
  • 1 Valid ID with a photocopy – with Married Name

Step-by-step Guide for Philippine Passport Renewal

STEP 1: After getting married, you may need to wait for your marriage certificate to be available as well as have an ID with your Married Name. The fastest is either a Philippine Postal ID or UMID Card. Gather the rest of the documents.

STEP 2: Go to this website.

1. Start an Appointment.

2. Individual Appointment.


3. Choose a place where you want to have a passport renewal.

How You Can Get a DFA Appointment for Philippine Passport Renewal

4. Select available date and time.

5. Type the details asked. Remember to choose Renewal on the application type and enter the details of your old passport. Don’t also forget you have a MARRIED NAME, baka yung single name yung ma type mo.

How You Can Get a DFA Appointment for Philippine Passport Renewal

6. Review your application.

STEP 3: Pay the fee once you proceed to payment. It will cost PHP 950 for regular processing and PHP 1,200 for Express. Don’t forget to take note of your reference number.

Pay it within the day or the next (as early as possible). You can pay through (some may have convenience fees):

  • Bayad Center
  • EcPay
  • Pera Hub
  • Robinson’s Business Center and Department Stores
  • Waltermart Department Store
  • 7-11
  • USCC (Western Union)
  • Villarica Pawnshop

STEP 4: Once you have paid, you can check your e-mail. You may have to print the following:

  • Checklist with your indicated schedule
  • Confirmed Application Form with the bar code, appointment reference number (ARN), and eReceipt number
  • 2 copies of the eRECEIPT

STEP 5: On your appointment, bring all the documents required. It’s better to be 30 minutes early on your appointment.

Don’t forget to dress smartly as you are entering a government office and getting your photo captured. No sleeveless, shorts, jewelry, contact lenses.

When your fingerprints and photos are taken, you can double-check the data to be printed on your passport. Check your name if it’s already changed to the married name. You can’t have it reprinted once you see a mistake in the new passport, you’ll need to be back to step one.

STEP 6: Claim your passport. You’ll need to bring your receipt. Once you have it, check if all the data are correct and affix your signature.  You can also use a courier service or a representative (with a Special Power of Attorney.)

How to get a PSA Marriage Certificate
Photo by Jeremy Wong Weddings on Unsplash

Frequently Answered Questions for Philippine Passport Renewal for change of name due to marriage:

1. I have a mistake in my application form, can my appointment be cancelled?

If you have already paid, you can’t be refunded. But you can have it corrected based on your documents during your appointment. Don’t forget to tell the officer about it.

I have personally experienced getting my birthplace wrong (as I have entered the hometown rather than the birthplace.) The staff changed it to the correct one.

2. Can I cancel my appointment?

Yes, you can. However, you won’t be given a refund.

3. Can I reschedule my appointment?

Yes, you can reschedule once. You can only schedule your weekday appointment on anther weekday. It’s also subject to the availability of slots.

4. What if I don’t go?

You can’t get a refund.

5. How about my visas? Do I also need to change them with my married name?

No need. It’s still valid even if it has your maiden name; just bring your old and new passport and Marriage Certificate when you travel.

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That’s our guide on how married Filipinas can have their Philippine Passport Renewed due to Change to Married name. It’s an easy process; the hurdle is getting a free slot especially if you are in a busy city. But this will be a big help when traveling with your family. Good luck!

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Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.


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43 thoughts on “Philippine Passport Renewal – How To Change of Surname in Passport Due To Marriage

  1. Hello, I wanted to ask po. I recently got married here in the LA (sameSex) can i change my last name into my married lastname in my PH passport? Thank you po sa sasagot. And have a great day!

  2. Wala po bang ibang option ?renewal lang ?kasi matagal pa validity ng passport ko 2031 pa, pero gusto ko ipachange ung surname ko sa passport ..

  3. Hello po. Concern ko po kung Sa Passport Application form ko po na nakalagay ay yung pangalan at apelyedo ko nung pagkadalaga. Then my status in Passport Application form na nailagay ko ay Married. At ang mga valid ids ko ay apelyedo na ng asawa ko at may marriage contract din kami. Pero paano yung na i fill up ko ay apelyedo ko pa nung pagkadalaga ko. Ok lang po ba ito sa DFA?sana may makasagot. Salamat po

  4. What if my passport will expired on 2032 and I want to change my last name to my husband last name ? What should I do?

  5. Paano po pag papalitan ko na ng apelyido ng tatay ko ang passport ko kaa ngayon apelyido ng nanay ko ang gamit ko,paano po ang proseso?

  6. What if it says the last name, first name and middle name is invalid and need Philippine alphabet? What does it mean?

    1. Pano po kung malapit na yung schedule mo pero wala ka pa pong valid ID na gamit mo apelyido ng asawa mo? 4months palang po kasi kasal

  7. My passport isn’t expiring until 2028. I got married last February. Can I go and update my last name on my passport though it isn’t expiring yet?

  8. i am legally married but physically separated for likely 16 years now…and my passport family name sa husband ko po…is it possible ba e change ang family name ko sa passport ko into my family name?

  9. hi. i want to renew my passport kasi expired na at the same time gusto ko n din pa change ung last name ko sa married name ko ngayon. diretso nba ako sa process ng passport renewal or dalawang process b un ggawin ko? thanks

  10. Hi! Confirmed appointment na ako pero ang nailagay ko pa din sa surname ko sa form is yung maiden name ko which is dapat yung surname na ng husband ko since yun nga ang reason bakit ako mag renew is para mabago na surname ko, pwede ko pa ba yun mapabago?

  11. Sa requirements po, pwede pu ba ung Marriage Contract from church na may Certified True Copy na tatak? or required dapat PSA copy?

  12. Good day po. Need help po, for renewal po passport ko and change status na din po sana kaya lang po ang nainput ko po dun sa form ung single name ko po, okay lang po ba un? Meron naman po ako id na married na and MC , okay lang po ba un? O dpat po baguhin? Kung babaguhin po paano?

  13. Need help po. For renewal po passport ko and change status na din. Kaya lang po ang nainput ko sa name ung single name pa din po hindi ung married name. Okay lang po ba un or kailangan baguhin? Kung kailan po baguhin, paano po?

  14. Sa pag fill-out po ng renewal form, alin pong name gagamitin ko? Yong name ko sa birth certificate which is gamit ko sa old passport ko or yong married name ko na( newly married with valid ID na po)?thanks

      1. Good day po. Nagbook po ako ng appointment online for renewal po ng passport and isasabay ko po yung change surname, sa form po ang nafillup ko ung single name ko po okay lang po ba un? Meron naman po ako id na married name ko na and marriage contract, kung kailangan po baguhin, pano po ung step? Thank you

  15. Hi! I need to renew my passport and I also want to use my married name going forward. In the actual form to set up the appointment, they ask you to put same exact name that’s also used in the old passport. Do I actually do that and the updating will happen sa mismong DFA na or should I be putting my married name already sa appointment palang?

  16. Hello. Do I need to change my maiden name in my valid ID’s and passport so I’ll be able to get a Family unification Visa? Thanks

  17. Hello! I just had a very disappointing experience while trying to renew and update my passport. I’m married to a Sri Lankan citizen, who is a Hindu. In their culture, the wife will change the last name with her husband’s first name. My husband’s name is Thugilan Ravichandran, hence my name should be April Joie Thugilan. However, they have informed me that I should either use the same last name as my husband’s, bcoz that’s how it is in the Philippines or use my maiden name instead. I have government ID’s with Thugilan as last name and they’re fine. Same goes with my bank accounts and other documents. Ravichandran would not be an option, so I said I’ll just use my maiden name. Then, they told me that, I should book a new appointment as the one I have would be forfeited already becoz there are more than 1 mistake. I find it hard to accept becoz it was not really my fault. I believe that I should not pay again. Btw, I went with my son and he was able to apply for passport using Thugilan as last name.

  18. I read an article saying, it is ok to just bring with you your valid id with maiden name but just bring and attached NBI Clearance with MARRIED NAME

    1. I’m not sure with that po, kindly check with the Immigration. AS I know, you’ll need a matching ID and passport to go out of the country

  19. I need to renew my passport and want to retain my maiden name, do I still fill out the renewal application form?

  20. Me and my husband married in Mexico me is a Filipina and he is American my question.After married what are steps to be done in my part in Philippines?Should I need to change my name in PSA and also passport?

    1. It depends on you po, but first if you are married outside of the country, you’ll have to register your marriage. Then, if you wish to carry your husband’s surname, kumuha po kayo ng valid id with your new surname before passport.

  21. Hello po… i still dont have a valid ID with my married name on it due to pandemic po… we got married last March 7, 2020.. what are the other options for the requirements po?

      1. hello po. my husband and I got married last june2020 and may psa marriage certificate na po kami. and meron po akong nbi na last name na po ni husband. e consider po ba nila as valid id po yun? thanks po

  22. Hi.. Ask ko lang po,pwede ba magpa change ng surname (single-married) kahit hindi pa po expired ang passport?

  23. Hi! I recently just got a passport with the 10-year validation.
    Got married a year or 2 after.

    Do I need to replace it even before it expires?
    Or CAN I WAIT till it expires? 🙂

    I’ve hyphenated my name too though!
    do let me know.

    thank you 🙂

    1. You can opt not to change it, just when it almost expires. However, you may need an ID with your maiden name when you travel abroad.

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