Philippine PASSPORT Requirements for First Time Applicant

As of this time, i still don’t have any passport; i am planning to have one and  it is important that i should take note of these requirements and procedure.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS:

  • 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)

For Applicants with Foreign-Sounding Family Names: (e.g. Lim, Cho, Sy, Lee, Samadi, Singh, Nakamura, Hasegawa, etc.) are required to submit the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) (by birth)
  • Certificate of No Marriage Record of Mother issued by NSO / LCR (if illegiitimate status, foreign father)
  • Marriage Certificate of Parents issued by NSO (if legitimate status)
  • Bureau of Immigration Identifacation Certificate No. (by naturalization; by election; by marriage; by recognition)

Applicant who availed of Dual Citizenship under RA9225 are required to submit the following:

      1. Birth Certificate issued by NSO/OLD Philippine Passport
      2. Identification certificate No.
      3. Oath of Allegiance
      4. Report of Birth (for those born abroad)

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.

  1. Your call will be received by a Customer Care Officer who will assist you in setting an appointment for your passport application.
  2. After getting your appointment schedule, you will be asked to provide your personal information for the passport application.
  3. You will be advised on the applicable requirements you need to bring for your passport application.
  4. You will receive a reference number relative to your appointment schedule.
  5. Go to passport.com.ph/print to print your application form using the Print Code given by the Customer Care Officer.
  6. 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.
  7. Present your printed application form to the Appointment Counter.
  8. 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.
  9. After processing, proceed to the Passport Enrollment Section located at the 2nd Floor. Pay the applicable passport processing fees (see passport fees).
  10. After payment, proceed to the Encoding Section for data capturing.
  11. 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.

DFA Appointment Hotline (02) 737-1000

DFA Appointment Website passport.com.ph

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