What this is For:Passport Application (Application for Passport)
Where to File:: In the Philippines, one can apply for a passport at the Department of Foreign Affairs main office at Roxas Boulevard corner Libertad, Pasay City or at any of its Regional Consular Offices in Cauayan, Isabela; San Fernando, La Union; San Fernando, Pampanga; Lucena City; Legaspi City; Iloilo City; Cebu City; Cagayan de Oro City; Davao City and Zamboanga City.
How to File:
1. Applicant should file his application where he is physically present.
2. Declare lost, valid, or expired passport to avoid delay in the issuance of a new one.
3. Passport unclaimed after one (1) year will be cancelled per Memorandum Circular 33-88.
4. Check all data in the passport upon release. Passports found to have scripting errors will be replaced gratis if presented for correction 6 months from date of release.
5. Application should be filed by the applicant himself/herself. In case of a minor, his/her guardian or legal parent should file the application form on his/her behalf.
For Regular Passport: (6 working days) 32 pages P500 ($50 abroad) 64 pages P600 ($60 abroad) Overtime Processing P250 in addition to regular fee (2 working days)
Other Documentary Requirements:
a. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) and photocopy of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO and document indicating fullname, date and place of birth and citizenship (e.g. valid employment's ID, voter's affidavit, NBI clearance and driver's license).
IN CASE OF NO BIRTH RECORD:
If born after 1950:
In case of birth certificates with delayed registration, submit authenticated BC and supporting documents indicating date, place of birth and citizenship.
If born on or before 1950:
Certificate of Non-availability of Birth Record from the NSO.
Joint Birth Affidavit signed and executed by two (2) disinterested persons.
Baptismal Certificate or Certified True Copy of Voter's Affidavit from COMELEC or any public document indicating date and place of birth and citizenship.
b. Three (3) copies 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm new photo (colored with plain white background). Photo should show applicant in decent attire with collar.
c. Personal appearance except when the applicant is:
8 years old and below;
65 years old and above; or
mentally or physically incapacitated
OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER RELATED FORMS
A. For married women who chose to adopt surname of husband
Marriage Certificate (MC) in Security Paper issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or CTC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
For married women opting to use maiden name, submit MC & affidavit indicating that she has not use her Married name.
B. For women who obtained an annulment or were divorced by foreign husband
Authenticated copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment granting divorce or annulment.
Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment granting divorce or annulment, authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate when the divorce was obtained.
Annotated Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA)
C. For fiancees and spouses of foreign nationals
Original and photocopy of Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance.
D. For minors (below 18 years old)
Personal appearance of either parent.
if minor is not travelling with either parent, submit an original and photocopy of DSWD Travel Clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent indicating the name of the travelling companion and relationship to the minor.
If both parents are abroad, such an affidavit must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General.
If both parents are abroad, person applying in behalf of the minor must submit Special Power of Attorney authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General.
Passport and photocopy of the passport of person travelling with the minor.
E. For adopted children
Authenticated copy and photocopy of the dispositive portion of the Court Order on adoption.
Authenticated copy of original and amended Birth Certificate.
DSWD Travel Clearance
F. For illegitimate children born after August 13, 1988:
Personal appearance and written consent of mother
DSWD Travel Clearance if minor is travelling with Father/other persons.
G. For Legitimated Children due to subsequent marriage of parents
Authenticate Birth Certificate with annotation of the amended surname of the child and MC of parents.
H. For Muslim applicants
For those whose births were registered, follow requirements for new applicants.
For those whose births were not registered.
o Certified True Copy of Late Registered Birth Certificate from the National Statistics Office.
o Original and photocopy of Voter's Affidavit or NBI Clearance or other supporting documents indicating date and place of birth and citizenship.
o Certificate from the Office on Muslim Affairs for Muslim convert
o Fro Muslim converts, submit annotated BC in Security Paper (SECPA)
o Court Order to change name.
o Shari'ah Court Order.
Additional supporting documents may be required when necessary.
Supporting documents are the following:
A.. Old SSS E-1 Form
B. Baptismal Certificate
C. Income Tax Return (ITR)
D. School Form 137 or Transcript of Record
E. GSIS policy
F. Government Service Record
G. Seaman's Book
H. Marriage Contract/ Marriage Certificate
I. PRC ID