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Passport Application:

  • Personal appearance is required for all
  • To ensure entry to countries with strict dress codes, all applicants are required to wear decent clothing for passport photo capture.
  • Plunging necklines, sleeveless clothing, spaghetti strapped tops, see-through tops, sando, tube tops, halters and the like are prohibited.
  • Confirmed online appointment is required except for those entitled to use the courtesy lane.
  • Earrings and colored contact lenses are not allowed during data capture.
  • Please ensure that information contained in your IDs and Birth Certificates/Marriage Certificates are the same.
  • Consular Officials may require additional documents as deemed necessary.
  • The public is advised to secure their passports prior to booking their flights. Flight bookings should ONLY be made if passports are still valid for at least six (6) months.
  • Applicants are reminded to be 30 minutes earlier on their selected date and time of appointment at their chosen consular office.
  • Dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense.
  • All the originals and photocopies of the documentary requirements for passport application shall be prepared.
  • DFA adheres to “No Escort” policy; escorts shall be prohibited from entering the DFA consular premises to accompany the applicants.

 

On Passport Receipt:

  • Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport in behalf of the applicant. Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, and children of legal age.
  • The passport will only be released to an immediate family member with proper authorization letter and photocopy of the IDs of the passport holder and the authorized person.
  • The passport of the minor applicant shall be released only to parents or adult siblings or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney or Affidavit of Support and Consent and photocopy of the IDs of the passport holder and the authorized person.
  • Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
  • Passport holders thirteen years old and above must sign the third page of the passport.
  • Alteration, addition, or destruction of contents is strictly prohibited. Any unauthorized change will render a passport invalid and will have accompanying penalties.
  • Using the passport as collateral is against the law and will automatically render the passport cancelled.
  • The information provided in the passport application form must be true and correct. The documents that will be submitted should be authentic. Under the law, making false statements in passport application form, furnishing falsified or forged documents in support thereof are punishable by law.

 

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CORE REQUIREMENTS



  • Confirmed Online Appointment (if applicable) - Children 7 years old and below do not need to have an online appointment. They are entitled to avail of the courtesy lane together with their parent/s and minor siblings. Click here to schedule for an online appointment.
  • Accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)
  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued of either parent (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • School ID (if available)

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor New Applications

 



SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS



In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required in the following cases:

 

- In case applicant has No PSA Birth Certificate/Report of Birth yet

  • If born in the Philippines: Certified True Copy of Local Civil Registrar (LCR) Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA
  • If born abroad: original copy of Report of Birth or first indorsement from Consular Records Division

 

- In case applicant is not accompanied by the parent/s during the application process

  • Applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)

 

- In case applicant is not traveling with parent/s

  • Applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be Consularized by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)

 

- In case applicant is an illegitimate child in custody of the Mother

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and mother or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of mother or authorized Adult Companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • If applicant is not accompanied by mother during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the mother designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • If applicant is not traveling with Mother, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the mother. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.

 

- If the applicant is an Illegitimate child and mother is deceased / absent and father is unknown

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid Passport or valid government ID* of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Guardianship

 

- If the minor applicant has undergone the process of domestic adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adoptive parent/s
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid passport or valid government issued ID* of adoptive parent/s (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • Court Decree of Adoption
  • If applicant is not accompanied by adoptive parent/s during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the adoptive parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
  • If applicant is not traveling with adoptive parent/s, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the adoptive parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.

 

- If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of foreign adoption / Inter Country Adoption Board (ICAB) adoption process

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and ICAB representative
  • PSA Birth Certificate/PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Endorsement from ICAB
  • Certificate of Child Available for Adoption/Deed of Voluntary Commitment
  • Placement Authority issued by ICAB
  • Certificate for Issuance of Passport issued by ICAB
  • Clearance for Inter-Country Adoption
  • Child Study Report
  • DSWD clearance

 

- If the applicant is a foundling and NOT for adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID* of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • DSWD clearance
  • Affidavit of guardianship

 

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Renewal of Brown Passports, Green Passports, Machine Readable Passports (Maroon) or any older Passports will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below (or click here) for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications

 



Renewal of e-Passports

CORE REQUIREMENTS



  1. Confirmed Online Appointment (click here)
  2. Accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)
  3. Personal Appearance
  4. Current ePassport with photocopy of data page
  5. Original PSA authenticated documents that will support the change of name (if applicable)
  • Marriage Contract
  • Annotated Birth Certificate
  • Annotated Marriage Contract to show annulment/divorce/court ordered instruction
  • Death Certificate of Spouse

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below (or click here) for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications

 



 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS



In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required for the following cases:

Note: Some cases will require the application to be treated as a New Application rather than a renewal

 

- In case of a Lost VALID ePassport - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Lost Valid Passports)

Additional Reqirements for Lost Valid ePassport

  • Police Report in English
  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

 Additional 15 business days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports.


 

- In case of Lost EXPIRED Passport - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Lost Expired Passports)

Additional Requirements for Lost Expired Passport

  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

 

- In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Frequently Lost Passports)

Additional Requirements for renewal of Frequently Lost Passport

  • Police Report in English
  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

 

- In case applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Use of Travel Document)

Additional Requirements for Applicants who used Travel Documents to Travel back to the Philippines

  • Original Travel Document
  • Affidavit of Explanation

 

 - In case applicant lost the Travel Document used to travel back to the Philippines - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Lost Travel Document)

Additional Documents for Lost Travel Documents used to travel back to the Philippines

  • Original Travel Records from Bureau of Immigration
  • Affidavit of Explanation

 

 

- In case passport has been mutilated or damaged - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Mutilated or Damaged Passports)

Additional requirements for Mutilated and / or Damaged Passports

  • Affidavit of Explanation
  • Applicant must surrender mutilated/damaged passport
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

 

- In case applicant is a Dual Citizen (in addition with the Renewal Core Requirements)

(Online appointment still required)

  • Government Issued IDs (Refer to Valid Philippine Government Issued IDs or their secondary citizenship/residence counterparts)
  • Report of Birth OR Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine consulate or the Bureau of Immigration

 

- In case applicant is a Naturalized Citizen (in addition with the Renewal Core Requirements)

  • Identification Certificate of Naturalization from Bureau of Immigration

 

- In case applicant is a Filipino citizen by Election (in addition with the Renewal Core Requirements)

  • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
  • Identification Certificate of Election from BI

 

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Renewal of Brown Passports, Green Passports, Machine Readable Passports (Maroon) or any older Passports will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below (or click here) for additional supporting document requirements for Minor Renewal Applications

 



CORE REQUIREMENTS



  • Confirmed Online Appointment (if applicable) - Children 7 years old and below do not need to have an online appointment. They are entitled to avail of the courtesy lane together with their parent/s and minor siblings. Click here to schedule for an online appointment.
  • Accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)
  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued of either parent (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • Current Passport of the Applicant

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below (or click here) for additional supporting document requirements for Minor Renewal Applications

 



SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS



In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required in the following cases:

 

- In case of a Lost VALID ePassport - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Lost Valid Passports)

Additional Reqirements for Lost Valid ePassport

  • Police Report in English (filed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

 Additional 15 business days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports.


 

- In case of Lost EXPIRED Passport - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Lost Expired Passports)

Additional Requirements for Lost Expired Passport

  • Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

 

- In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Frequently Lost Passports)

Additional Requirements for renewal of Frequently Lost Passport

  • Police Report in English (filed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

 

- In case applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Use of Travel Document)

Additional Requirements for Applicants who used Travel Documents to Travel back to the Philippines

  • Original Travel Document
  • Affidavit of Explanation (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)

 

- In case applicant lost the Travel Document used to travel back to the Philippines - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Lost Travel Document)

Additional Documents for Lost Travel Documents used to travel back to the Philippines

  • Original Travel Records from Bureau of Immigration
  • Affidavit of Explanation (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)

 

- In case passport has been mutilated or damaged - will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Mutilated or Damaged Passports)

Additional requirements for Mutilated and / or Damaged Passports

  • Affidavit of Explanation (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Applicant must surrender mutilated/damaged passport
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

 

- In case applicant has No PSA Birth Certificate/Report of Birth yet

  • If born in the Philippines: Certified True Copy of Local Civil Registrar Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA
  • If born abroad: original copy of Report of Birth or first indorsement from Consular Records Division

 

- In case applicant is not accompanied by the parent/s during the application process

  • Applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)

 

- In case applicant is not traveling with parent/s

  • Applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be Consularized by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)

 

- In case applicant is an illegitimate child in custody of the Mother

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and mother or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of mother or authorized Adult Companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • If applicant is not accompanied by mother during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the mother designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • If applicant is not traveling with Mother, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the mother. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.

 

- If the applicant is an Illegitimate child and mother is deceased / absent and father is unknown

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid Passport or valid government ID* of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Guardianship

 

- If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of domestic adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adoptive parent/s
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid passport or valid government issued ID of adoptive parent/s (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • Court Decree of Adoption
  • If applicant is not accompanied by adoptive parent/s during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the adoptive parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
  • If applicant is not traveling with adoptive parent/s, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the adoptive parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.

 

- If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of foreign adoption / Inter Country Adoption Board (ICAB) adoption process

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and ICAB representative
  • PSA Birth Certificate/PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Endorsement from ICAB
  • Certificate of Child Available for Adoption/Deed of Voluntary Commitment
  • Placement Authority issued by ICAB
  • Certificate for Issuance of Passport issued by ICAB
  • Clearance for Inter-Country Adoption
  • Child Study Report
  • DSWD clearance

 

- If the applicant is a foundling and NOT for adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • DSWD clearance
  • Affidavit of guardianship

 

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CORE REQUIREMENTS



1. Confirmed Online Appointment (click here)
2. Personal Appearance
3. Accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)
4. Original copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper

Married Females (who are using their spouse's last name) must also submit Original copy of PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage

5. Any of the following Valid IDs with one (1) Photocopy  (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Processing)

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult New Applications

 



SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS



In addition to the core requirements, the following supporting documents will be further required in the following cases:


-In case of Late Registered Birth Certificate:

  • If Birth Certificate was registered at least ten (10) years ago, application will be treated as a regular application, and no additional supporting documents will be required
  • If Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, applicant must submit IDs that pre-date the late registration
  • If applicant has no ID's that pre-date the late registered Birth certificate, applicant must produce current IDs and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance

 

- In case applicant has NO Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:

  • If applicant is born AFTER 1950 - applicant must first file for late registration with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where applicant was born. Applicant will then submit the original copy of the PSA authenticated late registered Birth Certificate with the requisite supporting documents and IDs that pre-date the late registration
  • If applicant is born ON OR BEFORE 1950 - applicant must submit original copies of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons attesting to the identity of the applicant.

 

- If an Applicant's marriage has been dissolved and wants to revert to her maiden surname:

  • Applicant must submit original copy of the annotated PSA Marriage Certificate (MC) or Report of Marriage (ROM) stating that the marriage has been dissolved; OR
  • Alternatively, if annotated MC or ROM from PSA is not yet available, applicant must submit a Certified True Copy of the Court Order dissolving the marriage and a certificate of Finality from the court.

 

-If applicant has lacking data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth

    Applicant must submit proof of filing of supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR)

 

- If applicant has discrepancy in data in Birth Certificate / Report of Birth and other documents1

1If the discrepant data is in the BC, the applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry. If the discrepant data is in the other documents, the BC will be followed.

  • Discrepancy in first name - Applicant must submit a copy of the petition and supporting documents for correction of first name filed with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or consulate
  • Discrepancy in other data - Applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry

 

- If applicant is a Dual Citizen

  • Original PSA authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth and Original Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and a photocopy
  • Government issued IDs (Philippine or from country of second citizenship)
  • If applicant is a Naturalized Filipino Citizen
    • Identification Certificate of Naturalization from BI
  • If applicant obtained Filipino citizenship by Election
    • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
    • Identification Certificate of Election from BI
  • If applicant has been granted citizenship by Act of Legislation
    • Certified true copy of the law granting citizenship
    • Foreign Birth Certificate authenticated by Philippine FSP

     

     

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