Renewing PRC ID with a New Legal Name in the U.S.

Posted
by vince_reads vince_reads, BSN, LVN, RN Member Expert Nurse

Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

I hope someone can help me. I legally changed my name in the U.S. Everything is settled including my U.S. passport, social security card and all legal identification documents. This legal name change was done through a court order in December 2019, and it is a privilege to do that as a U.S. citizen. I am a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2017, and I haven't applied for a dual citizenship yet (I will have to inquire the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco about having a new legal name if it's possible to do that). I'm also waiting for my new Certificate of Naturalization.

I was born and raised in the Philippines. I accomplished my BSN degree there and my PRC license is still active, but this ID will expire in April 2020. I have this thought of renewing it, but I'm perplexed. I've been asking my college batchmates in helping me renewing my ID twice already since I passed the PNLE in 2011 as I sent them the authorization letter and all.

I've heard about the CPD units as well. Am I required to accomplish that?

With this U.S. court order of name change, is this gonna be accepted or acknowledged in the Philippines without re-acquiring my Filipino citizenship? Am I still be able to renew my PRC ID just by using this court order? Do I need to re-acquire my Filipino citizenship first and start the process? If you have any experience about this, please share. Any input would help. Thank you.

PinayRN28

PinayRN28

2 Posts

I never changed my last name in my PRC ID LOL. I’ve renewed my license twice now since moving to the US.

You’re not required to do any CPD units until Dec 2020.

vince_reads

vince_reads, BSN, LVN, RN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Has 7 years experience. 172 Posts

Thank you for the information about the CPD requirement.

wolfgangRN

wolfgangRN

Specializes in Emergency. 42 Posts

I saw it somewhere in the prc website. I’ll look for the page again and post it here.

wolfgangRN

wolfgangRN

Specializes in Emergency. 42 Posts

Professionals who are unable to comply with the required CPD credit units are ALLOWED to renew their Professional Identification Card (PIC) upon execution of an undertaking to complete the required CPD credit units for the next compliance period.

This undertaking can be availed until December 31, 2020.”

https://www.prc.gov.ph/advisories/notice-public

vince_reads

vince_reads, BSN, LVN, RN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Has 7 years experience. 172 Posts

Thanks. But back to my main concern is about the name change for PRC. Thank you.

vince_reads

vince_reads, BSN, LVN, RN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Has 7 years experience. 172 Posts

I now have answers to my own post. Thank you for reading.