How To Renew Your Philippine Passport?

It is important that you renew your passport at the time thousands of other passports are not set to expire yet. It seems logical that you should renew your passport one or two months before it expires. If you are considering a vacation abroad, you should know that most countries will not allow you to cross their borders or board your airplane to fly there unless your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your initial date of entry.

 

It takes at least a month or two to process an application for passport renewal. Processing time may vary by time of year, depending on the number of applications received by the agency.

 

You must present your most recent passport when you lodge your renewal form. This passport will be physically cancelled. Cancelled passports cannot be used to support renewal applications.

 




 

Requirements

  • Personal appearance

 

  • Confirmed appointment

 

  • Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from DFA Website

 

  • Most recent expiring or expired passport

 

  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.

 

Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents.

 

 

For brown passports or passports issued prior to May 1 1995

  • Bring original brown passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3,4 and last page

 

  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name. 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 if born abroad

 

 

Green passports or passports issued after May 1 1995

  • Bring original green passport and photocopy of the data page and last page of passport

 

 

Machine readable passport issued in the year 2007

  • Bring original passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport

 

  • Birth certificate in security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority or certified true copy of the birth certificate issued by the local civil registrar to determine the complete place of birth

 

 

Electronic passport (ePassport)

  • Bring original ePassport and photocopy of page 2 (data page)

 

 

For women who would change their civil status from single to married

  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.

 

  • 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 (required for women with foreign national husband).

 

 

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

  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) 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 if born abroad

 

  • If already widowed: Death Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) of the deceased husband

 

  • If marriage is annulled: Annotated PSA Marriage Contract and Certified True Copy (CTC) of Court Order effecting the annulment.

 

  • If divorced: Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Divorce Decree duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce was obtained or by the concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines. Certified True Copy (CTC) of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree must also be present and the PSA Marriage Contract with the annotation of the Divorce Decree.

 

 

See more information here, https://www.passport.gov.ph/requirements/passport-renewal

 

 

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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