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Updating Details on your Philippine Passport in Singapore

An OFW needs to keep the passport updated. You might need to update details on your passport when you have acquired a new name (through marriage for women) or if there’s information that needs to be amended.

So, what do we do when we need to change some details while working in Singapore? What we need to do is apply for a passport amendment. The process of amending a passport depends if you have a green passport or a brown passport.

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Instructions in Amending Passport Information

Only green passports can have amendments to show a new surname. This is because green passports have a blank amendment page. If you have a green passport, a personal appearance at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore is required. You will also need to fill-out a passport amendment form (downloadable here), bring cash for processing and notarization (refer to list of fees here), and bring the necessary documents depending on your case (list of reasons why you need to update your details below).

If you have a brown passport and need some amendments, you will have to get a new passport using the online system (click here in order to set an appointment). The changes to your details will be reflected in your new passport. After setting an appointment, make sure to check your e-mail for confirmation. On the day of your personal appearance for your appointment with the Philippine Embassy, bring the necessary documents depending on your case:

For Filipinos who got married in Singapore

– Photocopy of the data pages from the passports of both husband and wife
– Marriage Certificate from the Singapore Registry of Marriages (ROM); original must be shown with photocopy
– Report of Marriage from the Philippine Embassy (click here for details)

For Filipinos who got married in the Philippines

– Photocopy of the data pages from the passports of both husband and wife
– Marriage contract issued by NSO, and authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), (click here for details)

For Filipinos who were divorced from their foreign spouses

– Photocopy of the data pages from the passport
– Original and photocopy of the dispositive portion of the judgment from the court allowing the divorce
– Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate from the NSO and authenticated by the DFA (click here for details)

For Filipinos whose marriage was annulled by court order

– Photocopy of the data pages from the passport
– Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate issued by NSO and authenticated by DFA
– Copy of the court decision declaring the annulment of the marriage, authenticated by the DFA (click here for details)
– Copy of the marriage contract with the previous spouse with annotation of the annulment printed on security paper by the NSO and authenticated by the DFA
– Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate issued by NSO and authenticated by DFA

For Filipino widows and widowers

– Photocopy of the data pages from the passport
– Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate issued by NSO and authenticated by DFA
– Death certificate of deceased spouse. If the spouse died in the Philippines, the NSO and the DFA should authenticate the death certificate (click here for details)

For amendment of name for adopted minors

– Original and photocopy of Certificate of Finality from the court and authenticated by the DFA
– Original and photocopy of birth certificate with appropriate annotation by the Local Civil Registrar as printed on security paper by the NSO and the DFA (click here for details)

NOTE: Please note that the Philippine Embassy in Singapore will have to forward your documents to Manila where new passports are printed, this will take time from a few weeks to a few months.

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