How To Get Your Philippine Passport?

The Philippine passport is a book issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and one of the most important forms of identification for a person to possess as it allows the holder to present undeniable identification that can proved who they are and from which country they are legally from. A Philippine passport is all you need to travel to countries that do not require visa for Filipino travelers. The passport is very important in determining your citizenship and travel protection liberties.

 

The application process in obtaining a passport is quite extensive, thus making it nearly impossible to obtain one without being a Filipino citizen. The Philippine passport provides important information, such as your full name, date of birth, signature, and photograph. It practically contains a history of the countries where you’ve been.

 

You should get a passport even if you are not planning a trip yet, because it is one of the most essential tool required whenever you need to leave the country, such as work related offshore training.

 




 

Requirements for new application

  • Personal appearance

 

  • Confirmed appointment

 

  • Duly accomplished application form, download from the DFA website

 

  • Birth certificate in security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or a certified true copy issued by the local registrar and duly authenticated by the PSA

 

  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity

 

 

In case of no birth record

If born in or after 1950

  • Apply for the delayed registration of birth at the local civil registry office located at the place of birth of applicant

 

  • Submit authenticated birth certificate from PSA and supporting public documents with the correct date and place of birth

 

 

If born before 1950 and below

  • Certificate of non-availability of record from PSA

 

  • Notarized joint birth affidavit of two disinterested persons

 

  • Any public documents with correct full name, date and place of birth, such as baptismal certificate

 

 

For married women

  • Marriage contract in security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority or original and photocopy of the certified true copy of the marriage certificate issued by the local civil registrar and duly authenticated by the PSA

 

  • Report of marriage duly authenticated by PSA if married abroad

 

  • Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance, for women with foreign national husband

 

 

Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship under RA 9225

  • Identification Certificate of Retention or Re-acquisition

 

  • Oath of Allegiance

 

  • Order of Approval

 

 

Applicants who elected Philippine Citizenship

  • Identification of Certificate of Election

 

  • Oath of Allegiance

 

  • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship

 

 

Applicants who has been Naturalized

  • Identification Certificate of Naturalization

 

  • Oath of Allegiance

 

 

For minor applicants, below 18 years old

  • Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below)

 

  • Personal appearance of the minor applicant

 

  • Personal appearance of either parent and valid passport of parents (if minor is a legitimate child)

 

  • Personal appearance of mother and proper ID or valid passport of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)

 

  • Original Birth Certificate of minor in Security Paper issued by PSA or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA is required if minor was born abroad.

 

  • Document of identity with photo, if minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal

 

  • For minor applicants who never attended school, a Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / by mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) detailing the reasons why the child is not in school, is required

 

  • Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents duly authenticated by PSA (for legitimate child)

 

  • Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor

 

 

If minor is not travelling with either parent or alone, additional requirements

  • Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)

 

  • Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion and relationship to the minor. If minor will be traveling alone, ASC must be executed by either parent, stating that his/her child will be traveling alone. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.

 

  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance

 

  • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.

 

 

If both parents are abroad

  • Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General). If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.

 

  • Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General) authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the SPA.

 

  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance

 

  • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.

 

  • Proper ID of the duly authorized representative (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs)

 

 

See more information, https://www.passport.gov.ph/requirements/new-application

 

 

Download the passport application here, https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/images/2016/passport/Forms/PassportApplicationForm2015.pdf

Or see the PDF below

PassportApplicationForm2015

 

 

 

 

Contact information

DFA Home Office 2330 Roxas Boulevard

Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Telephone: 02 834 3000 or 02 834 4000

 

Passport, authentication & other consular inquiries

Telephone: 02 556 0000 or 02 234 3488

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