Change of Name by Legal Name Change Documents

Please submit the following:

  • Application form: Please click here to learn about the application form to be used.
  • A Social Security Number (SSN) is required for all passport applications. You must have your SSN ready when completing the form.  If you do not have your SSN on hand or do not recall the number, click here to learn more about obtaining your SSN.
    If you have never applied for an SSN, you still need to contact the Social Security Administration Office in Manila to obtain a confirmation email that an SSN was never issued to you. Please submit the confirmation email with your application.
    Please do not schedule an appointment for passport renewal until you have contacted the Social Security Administration in Manila to confirm whether or not you have an SSN.
  • One photograph (2 x 2 inch / 5 x 5 cm): Click here for more information on passport photo requirements.
  • Your most recent U.S. passport (page with your photo and signature): Original and 1 photocopy.
  • Written statement: Explaining the reasons for your name change.  Please sign and date it.
  • Documents of your legal name change:
    1. Name change by a U.S. Court Order/Decree or a Foreign Court Order (in English): Original and 1 photocopy
    • The court order/decree must be final and list both your current and former name(s).
    • If the court order/decree was issued more than a year ago, please submit a valid government issued photo ID with your new name (example: foreign passport, U.S. driver’s license, or U.S. military ID). Original and 1 photocopy2. Name Change by a Family Registry Entry/Taiwan Household Registration Transcript (in English): Original and 1 photocopy
    • The Family Registry Entry/The Taiwan Household Registration Transcript must list both your current and former name(s) and details of your name change.
    • A valid government issued photo ID with your new name (example: foreign passport, U.S. driver’s license, or U.S. military ID). Original and 1 photocopy

    3. Name Change by a Deed Poll: Original and 1 photocopy
    • The Deed Poll must list both your current and former name(s).
    • A valid government issued photo ID with your new name (example: national identity card, foreign passport, U.S. driver’s license, or U.S. military ID). Original and 1 photocopy.

  • Application Fee: click here.
  • Schedule an appointment: You are required to appear in person to submit your application if you are using form DS-11, otherwise you can renew by mail.