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Regulation on change name under phil consulate

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Old 10-18-2014, 12:03 AM
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Hi there ... It's been quite while since I asked for help on this forum hope everyone is doing ok..I'm just need clarification on this one..well I just recently got married to my husband the thing is I wanna used his name as my surname but regulation here is australia is contrary to the Phil consulate like in Phil you will automatically drop your middle and used ur surname as ur middle name follow by your husband surname but here in Australia you used ur middle as it is and drop ur maiden surname instead change it to your husband question is can I just maybe not drop anything on my name and just still used my surname hyphenated to my husband surname??is that possible in Phil consulate here in I already have photo is and bank account using it.thanks..hope for some suggestion..

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Old 10-22-2014, 03:21 AM
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Certainly that is not a problem in Australia. Do you have any relatives in the Philippines who could check with a Filipino lawyer for you. Often changing name on marriage is a customary thing rather that a legal thing. The Filipino custom you talk about sounds Spanish, and many of the South American countries do the same thing.

I would suggest that you find out whether it is a legal requirement or customary in the Philippines. If it is just customary, just tell the Embassy that you are now married and that you have changed you name to ..... . If you are still carrying a Filipino passport you can ask them to recognise your new name. You may have to wait until you are due to get a new passport before they can do that.


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