DFA Philippine Passport Requirements, Application, Renewal

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) implemented new measures that redound to the improvement of Philippine passport processing. These services, such as the ePassport among others, received positive feedback from clients. In support thereto, we are updating this page to share passport information.

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Passport Requirements for First-time Applicants
(as of July 1, 2009):
  • Personal Appearance is required.
  • Duly accomplished application form.
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
  • Proof of identity / Supporting documents indicating full name, date and place of birth and citizenship
  • Other Supporting documents.
Additional Requirements:
  • For married women, who want to use surname of their spouse
  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO or Certified True Copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
  • For married women who would like to revert back to their maiden name
  • If already widowed: Death Certificate of the deceased husband;
  • If marriage is annulled: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on annulment and NSO-issued MC with the annotation on the annulment decree;
  • If divorced: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on divorce secured by foreign spouse authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce is obtained.
For Minors (below 18 years old)
  • Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is of legitimate status).
  • Personal appearance of mother (if minor is of illegitimate status)
If minor is NOT traveling with either parent:
  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent
If both parents are abroad:
  • Affidavit of support and consent (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General if not executed before a Consul).
  • Special Power of Attorney (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General if not executed before a Consul designating the representative by name and authorizing him to apply for a passport on behalf of the minor).
  • Passport and photocopy of the passport of the traveling companion of the minor.
  • Identification Card and photocopy thereof of the duly authorized person.
For Muslim applicants

For those whose births were registered:
  • Please refer to requirements for first time passport applicants.
For those whose births were not registered:
  • Late registered Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)
  • Original and photocopy of Voter's Affidavit or other supporting documents indicating date and place of birth and citizenship, identity and tribal affiliation.
  • Certificate from the Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA)

Passport Fees
  • Regular Processing (ePass) Electronic Passport: Php 950.00 (20 working days)
  • Expedite (Rush) Processing: Php 1,200.00 (10 working days)
  • An additional fee of Php 200.00 will be charged for processing of Lost Passports if it is still valid.
Requirements for Renewal of Passport

Brown Passport or issued prior to 01 May 1995
  • Old passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3 (amendment). The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.
  • Supporting document with complete middle name.
MRP & Green Passport or issued after 01 May 1995
  • Present passport and photocopy of inside and back cover.
  • The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.
  • For illegitimate minor, personal appearance of mother is required.
For married women, who want to use surname of their spouse:
  • Personal Appearance is required
  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO or CTC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
For Minors (below 18 years old): Personal appearance of either parent is required.
  • If minor is NOT traveling with either parent:
  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent
If both parents are abroad:
  • Affidavit of support and consent (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General if not executed before a Philippine Consul).
  • Special Power of Attorney (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate if not executed before a Philippine Consul designating the representative by name and authorizing him to apply for a passport on behalf of the minor).
  • Passport and photocopy of the passport of person travelling with the minor.
DFA Passport Appointment System

This is a FREE service provided for the convenience of Filipinos. There is no charge for making an appointment with the DFA.
  • Download, print and fill-out the passport application forms completely with the appointment reference numbers.
  • Applicants will not be admitted at the entrance gate without valid appointment and application forms.
  • Photocopy all the necessary documents before proceeding to DFA Aseana.
  • Applicants will not be processed if they do not have complete set of photocopies of their documents.
  • Please make sure that you are familiar with the application procedures before proceeding.
  • Note: If you place multiple appointments, your previous appointments will be automatically canceled.
What to expect when you call the DFA Appointment Hotline (02) 737-1000
  • All passport applicants scheduled for appearance must appear physically at the DFA at the date and time of their scheduled personal appearance for data and image capturing. This applies to all passport applicants, aging from 0 years old onwards. DFA is strict about the personal appearance system, absolutely no chaperone allowed for passport applicants aging 18 years old onwards.
  • Your call will be received by a Customer Care Officer who will assist you in setting an appointment for your passport application.
  • After getting your appointment schedule, you will be asked to provide your personal information for the passport application.
  • You will be advised on the applicable requirements you need to bring for your passport application.
  • You will receive a reference number relative to your appointment schedule.
  • Go to passport.com.ph/print to print your application form using the Print Code given by the Customer Care Officer.
  • On your appointment date, proceed to the DFA Consular Office located at ASEANA Business Park, Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City (see locator map). You must be at the DFA Consular Office 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Early/Late comers will not be entertained.
  • Present your printed application form to the Appointment Counter.
  • Get your queue number at the Information Counter and sit on the waiting section of the Processing Area. Wait for your queue number to appear on the monitor indicating what processing window you will go to.
  • After processing, proceed to the Passport Enrollment Section located at the 2nd Floor. Pay the applicable passport processing fees (see passport fees).
  • After payment, proceed to the Encoding Section for data capturing.
  • After the Encoding Section, you can have your new passport released and delivered to your home without having to return to the DFA on the release date (optional). If availing of the delivery, proceed to the Delivery Counter to pay for delivery fee.
What to expect when you log in to the DFA Appointment Website passport.com.ph
  • You will be asked to provide your personal information for the passport application on the online application form. Remember to fill in all the information slots correctly.
  • Please take note of the requirements that you need to bring to the DFA Consular Office on your appointment date.
  • Choose an appointment DATE and TIME.
  • Check your email for your reference number and a link to print your application form. You will need to bring the printed application form to the DFA on your appointment.
  • On your appointment date, proceed to the DFA Consular Office located at ASEANA Business Park, Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City (see locator map). You must be at the DFA Consular Office 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Early/Late comers will not be entertained.
  • Present your printed application form to the Appointment Counter.
  • Get your queue number at the Information Counter and sit on the waiting section of the Processing Area. Wait for your queue number to appear on the monitor indicating what processing window you will go to.
  • After processing, proceed to the Passport Enrollment Section located at the 2nd Floor. Pay the applicable passport processing fees (see passport fees).
  • After payment, proceed to the Encoding Section for data capturing.
  • After the Encoding Section, you can have your new passport released and delivered to your home without having to return to the DFA on the release date (optional). If availing of the delivery, proceed to the Delivery Counter to pay for delivery fee.
Documentary Requirements

For more passport information, visit www.dfa.gov.ph.
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