How can a divorced Filipina revert her Philippine passport to her maiden name?

This question comes up in some form from time to time because a divorce obtained abroad can be recognized in the Philippines. For example, a Filipina marries a foreign citizen. She afterwards gets a new Philippine passport with her husband's surname as her new last name. But the foreign husband later divorces her. She now … Continue reading How can a divorced Filipina revert her Philippine passport to her maiden name?

Recognizing foreign divorce in the Philippines (Process)

Recognition is a judicial process where both the foreign divorce and the foreign divorce law need to be proven in Court. You will need to file a Petition for Recognition of Foreign Divorce with the Regional Trial Court in the Philippines. You will need to get a lawyer to prepare and conduct the case.