Divorced/Widowed Applicants Reverting to Birth or Former Legal Name

DIVORCE

If you wish to revert to your birth or former legal name, please submit the following:

  • Application form: Please click here to learn 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 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 / 5cm x 5cm):  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 the statement.
  • Your divorce decree: Original and one (1) photocopy.  The decree must declare specifically that you will resume your former name.  If the decree was issued more than a year ago, then you need to submit a valid photo ID with the name you wish to revert to.  If your divorce decree does not include the declaration of the resumption of your former name, a valid government issued photo ID with your birth or former legal name will be required (example:  previous U.S. or foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.).
  • 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.

WIDOWS / WIDOWERS

If you wish to revert to your birth or former legal name, please submit the following:

  • Application form: Please click here to learn 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 assigned to you. 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 / 5cm x 5cm): 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 the statement.
  • Death certificate of your spouse: Original and 1 photocopy.
  • A government issued photo ID with your birth or former legal name (example: previous U.S. or foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.).
  • 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.