Philippine Passport Requirements: New Application & Renewals

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Philippine Passport Requirements– The Philippine Passport serves a lot of purposes. If you’re planning to travel outside the country, this would be your first requirement on the list. And aside from being a ticket to the world, your passport is also a valid ID that can be used in some important transactions across the country.

In this article, you will know the list of requirements needed for the Philippine Passport Application and Renewal.

PHILIPPINE PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS |  NEW APPLICATIONphilippine passport requirements new application

According to DFA, here the latest Philippine Passport requirements for new applicants:

  1. A confirmed online appointment.

Whether it’s a new application or renewal, it all requires an online appointment because walk-in applications will not be entertained in all DFA transactions.

  1. A printed copy of the passport appointment packet.

You can have your passport appointment packet after securing an online appointment and after paying the processing fee. The link to the said documents will be sent to you via email. Make sure to print them out and bring them with the other required documents on the day of your appointment.

  1. Fully-accomplished Philippine passport application form (for courtesy lane applicants only).

You should submit a duly accomplished passport application form on the day of your appointment because there’s no passport appointment packet to print since you’ll bypass the online appointment for qualified applicants who avail of the courtesy lane.

  1. Personal appearance.

On the day of the appointment, applicants are required to show up because failure to do so will prevent you to book another online appointment for thirty (30) days.

  1. Original and photocopy of Valid ID.

You may bring at least one government-issued valid picture ID.

  • Social Security System (SSS) ID or Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
  • Postal ID
  • Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification issued by the Election Officer with Dry Seal.
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License. (The student permit is also accepted provided that it’s in card format.)
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • School ID (for students)
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) card
  • Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
  • Airman License (issued August 2016 onwards).
  • For OFWs or Filipinos based in other countries, you may bring your Residence Card or any other ID issued by your host government that shows your Philippine citizenship.
  1. PSA or NSO Birth Certificate (Original copy)

It must be an original copy and authenticated by the NSO or Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

If you’re born abroad, the Report of Birth that is duly authenticated by PSA/NSO is needed.

If you’re PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or not legible, you can present a Certified True Copy (CTC) of your birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar.

  1. Philippine Passport requirements for married women.

  • If you are a married woman, you must bring the original copy of your Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage (for those who got married abroad) authenticated by the Philippine Statistic Authority (PSA).
  • For those women who married a foreign national, it is required to submit an original and photocopy of the Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance.
  1. Philippine Passport requirements for minor new applicants.

  • A confirmed online appointment is only required for minors between the ages of 8 and 18. Minors 7 years old and below can bypass the online appointment and avail of the courtesy lane alongside with their parent/s and minor siblings.
  • Minor applicants are required to appear at the DFA office with at least one parent or guardian. The parent/guardian must bring a passport or any one of the valid government-issued IDs as proof of identity.
  • Any adult companion is allowed as long as the applicant submits a Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s. A Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
  • An applicant must submit a DSWD Clearance and an Affidavit of Support and Consent accomplished by the parents if the applicant will not be traveling with his/her parents.
  • PSA/NSO birth certificate.
  • School ID (if available).
  • Applicants are required to present additional supporting documents if they are minors who have no birth certificate, illegitimate, and are legally adopted.
  1. Supporting Documents.

You are also required to submit additional documents aside from the basic Philippine Passport application requirements if you’re one of the following:

An applicant with a late registration of birth certificate:

  • You must submit IDs that were issued before the date of late registration if the birth certificate was registered less than 10 years ago.
  • You may present current IDs or an NBI clearance if IDs that pre-date the late registration are unavailable,

An applicant with no Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:

  • Submit an original copy of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons (i.e., an affidavit by people that have personal knowledge of circumstances surrounding your birth but not associated to you by blood) if born on or before 1950.

An applicant with missing/lacking data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:

  • Submit proof of filing of supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR).

An applicant with inconsistency in data in the Birth Certificate/Report of Birth:

  • You must submit a copy of the petition with the supporting documents for the correction of the first name to the local civil registrar if the discrepancy is in the first name. Submit an annotated PSA birth certificate which reflects the corrected entry or entries for inconsistencies in other data.

An applicant with dual citizenship:

  • You must submit an original and photocopy of 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).
  • Also, bring a government-issued ID from the Philippines or from the country of second citizenship for verification purposes

An applicant who is a naturalized Filipino citizen:

  • Please submit an Identification Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration.

An applicant who becomes a Filipino citizen by Election:

  • Submit an Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship and an Identification Certificate of Election from the Bureau of Immigration.

An applicant who becomes Filipino citizens through an Act of Legislation:

  • Submit a certified true copy of the law granting citizenship and a Foreign Birth Certificate authenticated by Philippine FSP (Foreign Service Post).

PHILIPPINE PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS | RENEWAL

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The following are the requirements for the Philippine Passport Renewal:

  1. Confirmed online appointment.

  2. A printed copy of the passport appointment packet.

You can have your passport appointment packet after securing an online appointment and after paying the processing fee. The link to the said documents will be sent to you via email. Make sure to print them out and bring them with the other required documents on the day of your appointment.

  1. Fully-accomplished passport renewal application form (for courtesy lane applicants only).

You should submit a duly accomplished passport renewal application form on the day of your appointment because there’s no passport appointment packet to print since you’ll bypass the online appointment for qualified applicants who avail of the courtesy lane.

  1. Personal appearance.

On the day of the appointment, applicants are required to show up because failure to do so will prevent you to book another online appointment for thirty (30) days.

You can’t renew your Philippine passport by mail or through an authorized representative because they need to take your biometrics, including your photo and fingerprints.

Applicants below 18 years old must be accompanied by either parent or any authorized adult companion (with authenticated Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s).

  1. Expired Philippine passport (with a photocopy of the data page).

  2. Valid ID (original and photocopy).

(You may refer to the list mentioned above the list of valid IDs accepted)

  1. Supporting documents

You are also required to submit additional documents aside from the basic Philippine Passport renewal application requirements if you’re one of the following:

An applicant who will change the name on his/her passport:

  • Submit an Original PSA authenticated documents like a marriage contract, annotated birth certificate, annotated marriage contract showing annulment/divorce/court-ordered instruction, or death certificate of spouse (whichever is applicable).

An applicant who frequently lost their valid passport:

  • This bearing will be treated as NEW APPLICATION therefore, an online appointment is required.
  • Supporting documents including Birth Certificate, original and photocopy of Police Report in English; original and photocopy of the Affidavit of Loss written in English; and a penalty fee of Php 350 are also required.
  • Please take note that lost valid passports can only be re-issued after a 15-day clearing period.

An applicant who used a travel document to travel back to the Philippines:

  • This will also treat as a NEW APPLICATION and an online appointment is also required.
  • You must submit the original travel document as well as an Affidavit of Explanation.
  • Present an Affidavit of Explanation and the original travel records retrieved from the Bureau of Immigration in case you’ve lost the travel document on your way home.

An applicant with damaged or mutilated passports:

  • This is also considered as a NEW APPLICATION therefore, it requires an online appointment.
  • Bring an Affidavit of Explanation and the penalty fee of Php 350 aside from the mutilated or damaged passport/s

An applicant with dual citizenship:

  • You should bring your Report of Birth or Identification Certificate from the Philippine consulate or the Bureau of Immigration in addition to the basic renewal requirements.
  • You can also bring any valid government-issued ID in the Philippines or any of its secondary citizenship/residence counterparts.

An applicant with naturalized citizenship:

  • Bring an Identification Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration in addition to the basic renewal requirements

An applicant with Filipino citizenship by Election:

  • Submit an Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship and an Identification Certificate of Election issued by the Bureau of Immigration.

If you plan to avail or to apply for a Passport, it is better to refer to the Philippine Passport Requirements written in this article so you have the idea of what to bring on your application.

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