September 28, 2018

Passport Application 101: Requirements to Get a Philippine Passport

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    These days, traveling is easier than ever before. Social media helped generate the buzz and now, there are a lot of people who have placed traveling in their bucket lists. Of course, to meet their travel goals, a valid passport is usually needed. So how does a Filipino citizen apply for a passport?

    NEW PASSPORT (ADULT)

    Contrary to what others say, it really isn’t difficult to understand what the requirements are when applying for a passport:

    Passport application infographic/IMAGE Department of Foreign Affairs Facebook page

    1. Anyone applying for a passport not qualified to use the courtesy lane must have a confirmed appointment slot which you can set here.
    2. An accomplished application form which you can find here.
    3. Applicant must personally appear at the DFA office of their choice on the date and time of their appointment.
    4. Applicant must have an ORIGINAL copy of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Birth Certificate on Security Paper.
    • For married females using their spouse’s last name, an ORIGINAL copy of the PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report on Marriage is also needed.
    1. Any of the accepted valid IDs plus ONE PHOTOCOPY.

    Also read: DFA Satellite Offices in Metro Manila

    SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

    The four requirements are usually all that’s needed when applying for a passport but there are cases when supporting documents are needed.

    LATE REGISTRATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE

    1. If the Birth Certificate was registered 10 years ago, it will be treated as a regular application and no additional supporting documents are needed.
    2. If the Birth Certificate was registered less than 10 years ago, the applicant must submit IDs that PRE-DATE the late registration.
    3. Should the applicant have no IDs that pre-date the late registration, applicant must produce CURRENT IDs AND a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance.

    Only the following can apply for a passport without an appointment/IMAGE Department of Foreign Affairs Facebook page

    APPLICANT HAS NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR RECORD OF BIRTH

    Also read: DFA Accommodates More Applicants with ‘Passport On Wheels’

    1. If the applicant was born AFTER 1950, they have to file for late registration with the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Consular Office that has jurisdiction over their birthplace. Proceed as above.
    2. If the applicant was born ON OR BEFORE 1950, the applicant must submit ORIGINAL copies of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record AND Affidavit of TWO Disinterested Persons attesting to the applicant’s identity.

    APPLICANT’S MARRIAGE HAS BEEN DISSOLVED AND WANTS TO REVERT TO HER MAIDEN SURNAME

    1. Submit the ORIGINAL copy of Annotated PSA Marriage Certificate (MC) or Report of Marriage (ROM) stating that the marriage has been dissolved
    2. If annotated MC or ROM from PSA is not yet available, the applicant must submit a Certified True Copy of the Court Order dissolving the marriage AND a certificate of Finality from the court.

    Also read: DFA removes travel agencies’ reserved slots for passport appointments

    BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR REPORT OF BIRTH HAS LACKING DATA

    1. Submit proof of filing supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil Registrar.

    DISCREPANCY OF DATA IN BIRTH CERTIFICATE/REPORT OF BIRTH AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

    1. If the discrepancy is in the Birth Certificate, the applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry. If the discrepant data is in the other documents, the birth certificate will be followed.
    2. Discrepancy in First Name – Applicant should submit a COPY of the petition and supporting documents for correction of the first name filed with the Local Civil Registrar or consulate.
    3. Discrepancy in other data – Applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry.

    Applying for a Philippine Passport, In 8 East Steps!

    The DFA has rolled out its passport ePayment system nationwide.Watch this video to learn how to apply for a Philippine passport—from booking an appointment via ePayment, to passport releasing.(Questions on our passport service? This might help: https://www.dfa.gov.ph/dfa-news/statements-and-advisoriesupdate/16917-frequently-asked-questions-on-dfa-passport-and-authentication-services/)

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    DUAL CITIZENSHIP

    1. 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.
    2. Government-issued IDs (Philippine or from the country of second citizenship)

    NATURALIZED FILIPINO CITIZEN

    1. Identification Certificate of Naturalization from BI

    FILIPINO CITIZEN BY ELECTION

    1. Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
    2. Identification Certificate of Election from BI

    GRANT OF CITIZENSHIP BY ACT OF LEGISLATION

    1. Certified True Copy of the law granting citizenship
    2. Foreign Birth Certificate authenticated by Philippine FSP

    Reminder to everyone applying for a passport/IMAGE Department of Foreign Affairs Facebook page

    VALID IDs

    Since the proposal for a national ID has only been approved recently, accepted IDs vary from one agency to the next. The Department of Foreign Affairs only accepts the following valid IDs:

    1. Social Security System (SSS)/ Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
    2. Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License. Student Permits may be accepted if in card format
    3. Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
    4. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)/ Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) Card
    5. Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification from the Officer of Election with Dry Seal
    6. Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
    7. Senior Citizen ID
    8. School ID (if applicable)
    9. Valid ePassport (for renewal)
    10. Residence Card (for applicants overseas)

    List of Valid IDs/IMAGE Department of Foreign Affairs Facebook page

    NOTE: The Department may ask to see additional supporting documents as may be necessary.

    PROCESSING FEE AND DURATION

    Passport processing fees for both new applications and renewal are as follows:

    • Regular Processing – Php 950
    • Expedited Processing – Php 1,200
    • Penalty for lost and mutilated passports – Php 350.00

    Applications made at the Consular Offices in Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 12 working days for regular processing and 6 working days for expedited processing. Applications made outside Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 12 working days for regular processing and 7 working days for expedited processing. For all Philippine Foreign Service Posts, processing and releasing of passports take around 4-6 weeks.

    New DFA passport releasing period beginning October 1, 2018/IMAGE Department of Foreign Affairs Facebook page

    The above timetables do not include courier delivery.


    Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, DFA Frequently Asked Questions

               
               
    Recent Comments

    Pwdi pung magtanong kung pwdi puh ung pastal id sa pagkuha nang passport

    Anonymous
    a month ago

    Pano po pag kakalate register lang po ng mama ko at kailangan nya na po mag apply ng passport pero sabi ng psa 1 month pa daw po hintayin pero kailangan nya na po mag apply ng passport bago mag end ang month na ito.
    Thank you

    Anonymous
    a month ago

    Hi pde po b Kong makuha ng passport pero sa psa n nakuha ko e wlang pangala, middle, at apelyido pero may mga requirements ako na mga hinahanp nyo form137, diploma,drivers license ,SSS, makakakuha po b ku Ng passport slamat po

    a month ago

    I only have Certified true of of Birth cert ng illigitimate child ko with a photocopy of his Psa birth cert? Can it be consider? Thank you.

    Anonymous
    2 months ago

    wala po akong valid id yung sss ko po kakaapply lang pero kompleto po ako sa supporting documents pwede po kaya yun next week na po yung appointment ko po

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    2 months ago

    Paano po kung illegitimate ang bta at sa birth certificate niya wala siyang middle intial and late registered po siya… Makakakuha pa rin po ba ako ng passport and ano po ang mga requirements needed or supporting documents na need ko ibigay para makakuha ng passport.. The kid is under 7yrs old…

    Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Hi yung birth certificate ko at late registered dated 2007 pwede ko paba gamitin yun? Or need ko pa ng NBI clearance?

    Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Hi po ano po Ang reqs..sa pagkuha ng passport Kung Ang discrepancy po sa birth cert ay Ang gender?.. I am married at may isang anak.

    Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Pwede po bang sumabay ako sa anak kong 5 yrs old and 3 yrs old sa pagkuha ng passport?

    Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Ano yung produce current ID’s? Di ko po kasi alam. What do you mean by that po? Yung mga valid IDs din po? Can I bring NBI Clearance and school ID po? Since i have a late registered birth certificate that is less than 10 years ago po.

    Anonymous
    3 months ago

    required ba ang NBI clearance for new applicant?

    Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Paano po kung mayPSA report of birth pero walang gender nakalagay, do I still have to submit a proof of filing supplemental report or correction?

    Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Kailangan ba talaga na mayroon kang Identification Certificate of Naturalization from BI kasi wala kaming ganoon eh atsaka kapag nagpagawa ka naman mahal rin aabot siya sa higit kumulang na mga Php12,000.00 eh

    Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Philippine Passport Act (RA 8239 Sec.17) An applicant who is illiterate, physically disabled or a senior citizen may be assisted by a relative within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity by anyone belonging to the same household.

    Pwede po cyang tulungan ng kamag-anak sa pag apply online at sa appointment nya sa DFA office.

    staff
    3 months ago

    Paano po yung hindi marunong bumasa at sumulat
    Paano po s’ya mag apply for pasaporte.?

    ★★★★★
    3 months ago

    Hi po postal id po ba fwdng gamitin pag kuha ng passport

    Anonymous
    10 months ago
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