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Application Requirements

"Applicants may apply for the ePassport at any of the following: the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila, the DFA's regional offices throughout the Philippines, Philippine Embassies and Consulates abroad and mobile passport services in the applicant's areas.  (Applicants in Australia may apply at the Philippine Embassy in Canberra or the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney.)"

A. FOR FIRST TIME PASSPORT APPLICANTS

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Personal appearance
  • Duly accomplished application form
  • If born in the Philippines, Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
  • If born abroad, Report of Birth issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where birth was registered.
  • No need to submit a passport size photo
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

For Married Women

  1. If married in the Philippines, Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office(NSO) or original and photocopy of the Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  2. If married abroad, Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where marriage was registered.

 

For Minor Applicants (below 18 years old)

  1. Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)
  2. Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents
  3. Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) or identification documents (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs)

If minor is legitimated by subsequent marriage of parents:

  • Authenticated Birth Certificate from NSO must include annotation regarding new

status as legitimated and the full name of the child

 

If minor is illegitimate but acknowledged by father:

  • Birth certificate from NSO reflecting surname of father with Affidavit of

Acknowledgement and Consent to use the surname of father

For Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship or Election of Philippine Citizenship under RA 9225

 

  1. Identification Certificate
  2. Oath of Allegiance
  3. Order of Approval

 B. FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT APPLICANTS

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Brown Passport or passports issued prior to 01 May 1995:

  1. Original brown passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3,4 and last page
    1. If born in the Philippines, Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by       the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO, to determine complete middle name. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
    2. If born abroad, Report of Birth issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where birth was registered.

Green Passport or passports issued after 01 May 1995:

  1. Original green passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport

Machine Readable Passport (MRP) issued from 2007 to 2010:

  1. Original passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport
  2. o Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics

Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) to determine complete place of birth. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable

  1. Old cancelled passport may also be presented in the absence of an NSO Birth Certificate

Electronic Passport (E-passport)

  1. Original e-passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport

For married women who would like to use their married surname:

  1. If married in the Philippines, Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  2. If married abroad, Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where marriage was registered.

For married women who would like to revert to their maiden name:

  1. If born in the Philippines, Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by  the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
  2. If born abroad, Report of Birth issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where birth was registered.
  3. If already widowed: Death Certificate of the deceased husband
    1. If marriage is annulled: Certified True Copy (CTC) of annotated NSO Marriage Contract and Court Order effecting the annulment.
    2. If divorced:
  • Certified True Copy (CTC) of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on divorce secured by foreign spouse authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce is obtained.
  • Original and CTC of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree
  • NSO Marriage Contract with the annotation of the Divorce Decree

For minor applicants, requirements for first time minor applicants are still prescribed, in addition to the passport of minor.

For Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship or Election of Philippine Citizenship under RA 9225:

  1. Identification Certificate
  2. Oath of Allegiance
  3. Order of Approval

FOR REPLACEMENT OF LOST PASSPORTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Personal appearance
  • No need to submit a passport size photo
  • Submit same documents required for first time passport applicants.
  • Submit Notarized Affidavit of Loss/Statutory Declaration (with detailed explanation on when, where and how passport got lost).
  • If the lost passport is still valid, submit Police Report.
  • Photocopy of first page of lost passport (if available)

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

In case passport was lost and cannot be found:

In case passport was already declared lost by the applicant but eventually was found and returned to him/her:

  • Submit Notarized Affidavit of Retrieval/Statutory Declaration (with detailed explanation on when, where and how passport was found)
  • Original and photocopy of data page and last page of passport

In case of mutilated or damaged passports:

  • Submit Notarized Affidavit of Mutilation/Statutory Declaration (with detailed explanation on when, where and how passport got mutilated or damaged)
  • Original and photocopy of first and last page of mutilated or damaged passport

 

LIST OF ACCEPTABLE IDS (At least 1 of the following):

  • Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:
    • Digitized SSS ID
    • Driver’s License
    • GSIS E-card
    • PRC ID
    • IBP ID
    • OWWA ID
    • Digitized BIR ID
    • Senior Citizen’s ID
      • Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
      • Old College ID
      • Alumni ID
      • Old Employment IDs

LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (At least 3 of the following):

  • Voter’s ID
  • NSO Marriage Contract
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
  • Government Service Record
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant such as the following:
    • NSO Birth Certificate of child / children
    • SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
    • Income Tax Return
    • Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (for newly issued VRR, please attach receipt)
    • School Yearbook
    • Community Tax Certificate

While the application for a Philippine ePassport is lodged with the Embassy, the passport is produced in Manila. It takes an estimated 8-10 weeks for the new passport to be ready for release.