What’s the use of international promos if you do not have a passport right? So if you still don’t have one, act now and apply for a Philippine passport!
First time passport applicants need to submit the following requirements at the passport processing centers of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
FIRST TIME APPLICANT GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
- Personal appearance
- Confirmed appointment via DFA website.
*(If yours is an Emergency or a Special Case, inquire first with your intended DFA branch if your case is allowed for walk-ins by calling and explaining your situation. )
- Duly accomplished passport application form.
- 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)
- Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity (Please refer to the DFA List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents)
For applicants with No Birth Record
If born in or after 1950 (January 1, 1950 or after):
- 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 document/s with correct date and place of birth (i.e. Form 137, Voter’s Registration Record, Baptismal Certificate with readable dry seal or National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) with photo and readable dry seal for Muslim applicants).
If born before 1950 and below (December 31, 1949 and below):
- Certificate of Non-Availability of Record from PSA
- Notarized Joint Birth Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons
- Any public document/s with correct full name, date and place of birth (i.e. Baptismal Certificate with readable dry seal or NCMF Certificate with photo and readable dry seal for Muslim applicants)
For Married Women who will apply for a passport for the first time:
- Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or original and photocopy of the 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 (This is required for women with foreign national husband).
For Muslim Applicants (same general requirements stated above).
For late registered Muslim applicants:
- Certificate of Tribal Affiliation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)
For converts who would like to use their Muslim name:
- Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) bearing the Muslim name
- National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Certificate of Conversion
For Minor Applicants (below 18 years old):
Minor Applicants General Requirements:
- 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 you belong to the special cases detailed below, kindly inquire from Department of Foreign Affairs for additional passport application requirements aside from the General Requirements shared on this article.
- Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship under RA 9225
- Applicants who elected Philippine Citizenship
- Applicants who has been Naturalized
- Minor applicant – Foundling
- Orphaned minor applicant
- Abandoned minor applicant
- Legally adopted minor applicant
- Minor applicant whose parents are annulled / divorced.
- Minor applicant whose mother is likewise minor.
- Minor applicant who will travel alone or somebody who is not the minor’s parents.
- Minor applicant with both parents abroad.
- If minor is legitimated by subsequent marriage of parents.
- If minor is illegitimate but acknowledged by father.
DFA passport processing hotline is (02) 556 0000. Call them up from Monday to Friday at 8 AM to 5 PM only.
Read this article to know how to schedule an appointment:
The following are given priority when renewing or applying for passports.
A priority courtesy lane is being granted to the following special groups:
- Minor (7 years old and below)
- Senior Citizens (60 years old and above)
- PWD (genuinely disabled) / with PWD I.D.s,
- Pregnant (genuinely pregnant) / with medical certificate
- other special cases.
- OFWs with job contracts – even if you don’t have online appointment to apply or renew passport, you can walk-in to the DFA, make sure to bring your documents like job offer or employment contract abroad.
After securing your passport requirements, make sure to visit the website of DFA and secure an appointment slot.
The online passport appointment system is now effective for all branches of DFA. GMAIL and YAHOO emails are recommended when you set-up an online appointment to apply for passport.
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