A female applicant may choose NOT to use her husband's surname in her new passport provided that she has not yet used her husband's surname in her passport before.

If the applicant wishes to proceed, the following requirements must be submitted in applying for a new passport:

  • ​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 was issued on or before 01 May 1995, submit an 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.


  • Affidavit that applicant has opted to use maiden surname.  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, payable to the Philippine Consulate General.