Hi I am new in this forum but I have been reading your stories for quite a while.
Me and hubby applied for PR on November 2012. Got married on May 2012. At the time of application, the travel documents that I passed was still my maiden name. This year, I am about to renew my passport and plan to amend my last name to my hubby's name.
I am aware that once I change my travel document, I have to inform my employer so they can update my employment pass too.
Our application is still on pending. Any idea what are the steps I need to do once I have changed my passport? How do I update ICA?
Hi.. if you allow me to comment. If it's me, I will not change my name on my passport first, as I'm not sure how ICA will update it on my application. Is it really urgent to change it as soon as possible? Update on EP is easy, but to request for the officer to update your name while your application is under processing..? Well, it's just me anyway.
I suggest that you make a trip down to ICA to inform them. Also bring all supporting documents at the same time. DO NOT do as iloverice suggests. You will then find yourself in deep brown stuff when you get your PR as you will have to produce all your current documents. Your old passport will be voided once you change your name. if the issue date isn't a couple of days old, then the ICA officer will suspect you are trying to pull something and that WILL throw a spanner in the works.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers
Mine did, and then decided a few years later that she preferred to keep her maiden name, so then we had to get everything changed back. Whqat a ^@#%*& nightmare that was. If it weren't for true love...
I'm local chinese.
I don't change my name when I marry. Actually no one did that. The most is add husband surname in-front of our own name include our own surname. But it is very uncommon for us to do it. I had not come across any of my friends did this.
We don't change our surname because surname is inherit from our father.
Change surname is equal that you want to change your father. Which is no no.
The only time, we will have our husband surname is when we die.
Our tomb will craft as family of "husband-surname" then follow by our own name include our own surname.
That is the time, when the husband surname will come into picture.
It is commonly practice for Chinese from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.