Female applicants that wish to change their names from married to maiden in their new passports must submit the following requirements with their passport application:
  • Latest passport with photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name)

  • Duly accomplished passport application form

  • Original and photocopy of one of the following: Applicant’s valid Permanent Resident Card/Work Permit, Status Verification from CIC, Dual Citizenship Certificate (Order of Approval/Identification Certificate), or latest Tourist Visa to Canada, whichever is applicable

  • If the latest passport currently held is either a Machine Readable Passport (MRP or passport no. starting with "XX") or was issued on or before 01 May 1995, submit an PSA/NSO Birth Certificate for proofs of place of birth & complete middle name (original & photocopy)

  • If married in the Philippines - Original & photocopy of PSA/NSO Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate;

  • If married outside of B.C., Alberta, Yukon & NWT - copy of the Marriage Report issued by the Phil. Consulate/Embassy with proper jurisdiction.  

  • ​ ​If married in B.C., Alberta, Yukon, or NWT and has not yet reported the marriage with the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver - Report of Marriage (refer to ROM form & requirements). Fee: C$33.75 for Report of Marriage.

If change of name is due to death or presumptive death of spouse

  • Death certificate from PSA/NSO of the deceased husband; or Court Order for presumptive death.  Fee: C$81.00 for new passport


If change of name is due to annulment or divorce: (those recognized under Philippine Laws)
  • Duly authenticated copy of annulment/divorce decree/order and PSA/NSO-issued MC with the annotation on the annulment decree; *Divorce should be duly recognized by a Philippine Court.  Fee: C$81.00 for new passport

New passport will be available approximately 2 months after date of application.  Applicant MUST provide a self-addressed prepaid return envelope from CanadaPost (secure a signature on delivery sticker  if possible) or a private courier service of applicant’s choice.  The Consulate however will NOT assume responsibility for passports/documents that may be lost in the mail.
Vancouver applicants may pay in exact amount in cash or by money order/bank draft payable to the Philippine Consulate General.
Applicants in an Outreach Program MUST pay by MONEY ORDER or BANK DRAFT only, made payable to the Philippine Consulate General.