How to Change Your Passport Surname to Your Foreign Husband's6:26 PM
To all Philippine passport holders, are you by any chance planning to renew your passport and change your surname to your foreign husband's?
We have been married for almost 10 years and I have been using my maiden name the entire time in all of my local and international identification cards. Since I won't be traveling outside the country very soon, I found it the perfect time to do it.
Living abroad, there wasn't really any urgent need to change my name. Within the span of my expat life, I have changed my passport thrice and the thought of the long bureaucratic procedure made me cringe. Waiting for an online appointment schedule at my country's consulate in Dubai and the whole process of name changing deemed to be a nightmare. My then tight business trip schedules when I was working in the Middle East didn't have any window to accommodate this long wait. Additionally, I wanted to avoid my previous employers paying additional fees to renew my resident visas and to steer clear from all of the administrative hassles of name changing in all of my identification cards such as my driver's license, Emirates ID and etc.
If I had a choice, I would still keep my maiden name. Unfortunately in the Philippines, this wishful thought is not possible. It is mandatory that I use my husband's surname in everything.
Travel Gourmande Fried Rice7:00 AM
A perfect Sunday brunch calls for a heartwarming comfort food that can be effortlessly enjoyed over family conversations, that is so easy to make without draining the budget. Since I very rarely eat rice, I used to make this a lot after a party at home to recycle leftover rice, veggies or anything that I can add on. One good bowl, add an egg on top et voila, it is already a complete meal.