From Maiden Name to Married Name
Female holders of valid visas on passports reflecting their maiden name may present to the U.S. immigration officer at the Port of Entry a legal document, such as marriage certificate printed on the Philippine National Statistics Office security paper, attesting to the change of the surname every time she travels to the United States.
Should one wish to have a valid visa transferred in a new name and in a new passport, one must reapply for a visa.
Terminated or Annulled Marriage
Generally, female holders of valid visas on passports reflecting their married name may use the visa to travel if they have the marriage annulment decree printed on the Philippine National Statistics Office security paper, for Philippine marriages, or certified copy of divorce certificates. The decree, however, must specify that they are allowed to revert to their maiden name.
Should one wish to have a valid visa transferred in a new name and in a new passport, one must also reapply for a visa.
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