In the Philippines, the travel of a minor child abroad needs to have an affidavit of support as well as consent for passport application especially if the applicant is a child under 16 years of age. There DFA passport requirements for minors age that a minor applicant should have before successfully having their own passport.

Here’s the ultimate guide for new (minor or renewal) applicants who desires to go abroad, may it be because they will be living with their parents abroad or had the chance to study there and gain new experiences.

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Requirements

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment (click here)
  2. Personal Appearance
  3. Accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)
  4. Original copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper
    Married Females (who are using their spouse’s last name) must also submit Original copy of PSA Authenticated
    Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage
  5. Any of the following Valid IDs with one (1) Photocopy (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Processing)

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult New Applications

Supporting Documents

In addition to the core requirements, the following supporting documents will be further required in the following cases:

In case of Late Registered Birth Certificate:

  • If Birth Certificate was registered at least ten (10) years ago, application will be treated as a regular application, and no additional supporting documents will be required
  • If Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, applicant must submit IDs that pre-date the late registration
  • If applicant has no ID’s that pre-date the late registered Birth certificate, applicant must produce current IDs and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance

In case applicant has NO Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:

  • If applicant is born AFTER 1950 – applicant must first file for late registration with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where applicant was born. Applicant will then submit the original copy of the PSA authenticated late registered Birth Certificate with the requisite supporting documents and IDs that pre-date the late registration
  • If applicant is born ON OR BEFORE 1950 – applicant must submit original copies of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons attesting to the identity of the applicant.

If an Applicant’s marriage has been dissolved and wants to revert to her maiden surname:

  • Applicant must submit original copy of the annotated PSA Marriage Certificate (MC) or Report of Marriage (ROM) stating that the marriage has been dissolved; OR
  • Alternatively, if annotated MC or ROM from PSA is not yet available, applicant must submit a Certified True Copy of the Court Order dissolving the marriage and a certificate of Finality from the court.

If applicant has lacking data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth

  • Applicant must submit proof of filing of supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR)

If applicant has discrepancy in data in Birth Certificate / Report of Birth and other documents

  • If the discrepant data is in the BC, the applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry. If the discrepant data is in the other documents, the BC will be followed.
  • Discrepancy in first name – Applicant must submit a copy of the petition and supporting documents for correction of first name filed with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or consulate
    Discrepancy in other data – Applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry

If applicant is a Dual Citizen

    • 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
    • Government issued IDs (Philippine or from country of second citizenship)
  • If applicant is a Naturalized Filipino Citizen
    • Identification Certificate of Naturalization from BI
  • If applicant obtained Filipino citizenship by Election
    • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
    • Identification Certificate of Election from BI
  • If applicant has been granted citizenship by Act of Legislation
    • Certified true copy of the law granting citizenship
    • Foreign Birth Certificate authenticated by Philippine FSP

Renewal of e-Passports / Requirements

    1. Confirmed Online Appointment (click here)
    2. Accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)
    3. Personal Appearance
    4. Current ePassport with photocopy of data page
    5. Original PSA authenticated documents that will support the change of name (if applicable)
      • Marriage Contract
      • Annotated Birth Certificate
      • Annotated Marriage Contract to show annulment/divorce/court ordered instruction
      • Death Certificate of Spouse

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below (or click here) for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications

Supporting Documents

In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required for the following cases:

Note: Some cases will require the application to be treated as a New Application rather than a renewal

In case of a Lost VALID ePassport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Lost Valid Passports)

Additional Reqirements for Lost Valid ePassport

  • Police Report in English
  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • Penalty Fee: ₱350.00

Additional 15 business days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports.

In case of Lost EXPIRED Passport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Lost Expired Passports)

Additional Requirements for Lost Expired Passport

  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • Penalty Fee: ₱350.00

In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Frequently Lost Passports)

Additional Requirements for renewal of Frequently Lost Passport

  • Police Report in English
  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • Penalty Fee: ₱350.00

In case applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Use of Travel Document)

Additional Requirements for Applicants who used Travel Documents to Travel back to the Philippines

  • Original Travel Document
  • Affidavit of Explanation

In case applicant lost the Travel Document used to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Lost Travel Document)

Additional Documents for Lost Travel Documents used to travel back to the Philippines

  • Original Travel Records from Bureau of Immigration
  • Affidavit of Explanation

In case passport has been mutilated or damaged – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Mutilated or Damaged Passports)

Additional requirements for Mutilated and / or Damaged Passports

  • Affidavit of Explanation
  • Applicant must surrender mutilated/damaged passport

In case applicant is a Dual Citizen (in addition with the Renewal Core Requirements)

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*

  • Government Issued IDs (Refer to Valid Philippine Government Issued IDs or their secondary citizenship/residence counterparts)
  • Report of Birth OR Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine consulate or the Bureau of Immigration

In case applicant is a Naturalized Citizen (in addition with the Renewal Core Requirements)

  • Identification Certificate of Naturalization from Bureau of Immigration

In case applicant is a Filipino citizen by Election (in addition with the Renewal Core Requirements)

  • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
  • Identification Certificate of Election from BI

Requirements

  • Confirmed Online Appointment (if applicable) – Children 7 years old and below do not need to have an online appointment. They are entitled to avail of the courtesy lane together with their parent/s and minor siblings. Click here to schedule for an online appointment.
  • Accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)
  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued of either parent (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • School ID (if available)

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor New Applications

Supporting Documents

In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required in the following cases:
In case applicant has No PSA Birth Certificate/Report of Birth yet

  • If born in the Philippines: Certified True Copy of Local Civil Registrar (LCR) Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA
  • If born abroad: original copy of Report of Birth or first indorsement from Consular Records Division

In case applicant is not accompanied by the parent/s during the application process

  • Applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)

In case applicant is not traveling with parent/s

  • Applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be Consularized by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)

In case applicant is an illegitimate child in custody of the Mother

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and mother or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of mother or authorized Adult Companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • If applicant is not accompanied by mother during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the mother designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • If applicant is not traveling with Mother, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the mother. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.

If the applicant is an Illegitimate child and mother is deceased / absent and father is unknown

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid Passport or valid government ID* of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Guardianship

If the minor applicant has undergone the process of domestic adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adoptive parent/s
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid passport or valid government issued ID* of adoptive parent/s (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • Court Decree of Adoption
  • If applicant is not accompanied by adoptive parent/s during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the adoptive parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine
  • Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
  • If applicant is not traveling with adoptive parent/s, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the adoptive parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.

If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of foreign adoption / Inter Country Adoption Board (ICAB) adoption process

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and ICAB representative
  • PSA Birth Certificate/PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Endorsement from ICAB
  • Certificate of Child Available for Adoption/Deed of Voluntary Commitment
  • Placement Authority issued by ICAB
  • Certificate for Issuance of Passport issued by ICAB
  • Clearance for Inter-Country Adoption
  • Child Study Report
  • DSWD clearance

If the applicant is a foundling and NOT for adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID* of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable
  • IDs for Passport Application)
  • DSWD clearance
  • Affidavit of guardianship

Renewal of Brown Passports, Green Passports, Machine Readable Passports (Maroon) or any older Passports will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below (or click here) for additional supporting document requirements for Minor Renewal Applications

Passport Requirements for Minor New Applicants

  • Confirmed Online Appointment (if applicable) – Children 7 years old and below do not need to have an online appointment. They are entitled to avail of the courtesy lane together with their parent/s and minor siblings. Click here to schedule for an online appointment.
  • Accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)
  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued of either parent (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • Current Passport of the Applicant

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below (or click here) for additional supporting document requirements for Minor Renewal Applications

Supporting Documents

In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required in the following cases:

In case of a Lost VALID ePassport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Lost Valid Passports)

Additional Reqirements for Lost Valid ePassport

  • Police Report in English (filed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Penalty Fee: ₱350.00

Additional 15 business days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports.

In case of Lost EXPIRED Passport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Lost Expired Passports)

Additional Requirements for Lost Expired Passport

  • Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Penalty Fee: ₱350.00

In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Frequently Lost Passports)

Additional Requirements for renewal of Frequently Lost Passport

  • Police Report in English (filed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Penalty Fee: ₱350.00

In case applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Use of Travel Document)

Additional Requirements for Applicants who used Travel Documents to Travel back to the Philippines

  • Original Travel Document
  • Affidavit of Explanation (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)

In case applicant lost the Travel Document used to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Lost Travel Document)

Additional Documents for Lost Travel Documents used to travel back to the Philippines

  • Original Travel Records from Bureau of Immigration
  • Affidavit of Explanation (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)

In case passport has been mutilated or damaged – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

(Online appointment for minor above 7 years of age still required)

Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Mutilated or Damaged Passports)

Additional requirements for Mutilated and / or Damaged Passports

  • Affidavit of Explanation (signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application)
  • Applicant must surrender mutilated/damaged passport

In case applicant has No PSA Birth Certificate/Report of Birth yet

  • If born in the Philippines: Certified True Copy of Local Civil Registrar Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA
  • If born abroad: original copy of Report of Birth or first indorsement from Consular Records Division

In case applicant is not accompanied by the parent/s during the application process

  • Applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)

In case applicant is not traveling with parent/s

  • Applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be Consularized by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)

In case applicant is an illegitimate child in custody of the Mother

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and mother or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of mother or authorized Adult Companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • If applicant is not accompanied by mother during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the mother designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • If applicant is not traveling with Mother, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the mother. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.

If the applicant is an Illegitimate child and mother is deceased / absent and father is unknown

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid Passport or valid government ID* of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Guardianship

If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of domestic adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adoptive parent/s
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid passport or valid government issued ID of adoptive parent/s (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • Court Decree of Adoption
  • If applicant is not accompanied by adoptive parent/s during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the adoptive parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
  • If applicant is not traveling with adoptive parent/s, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the adoptive parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.

If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of foreign adoption / Inter Country Adoption Board (ICAB) adoption process

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and ICAB representative
  • PSA Birth Certificate/PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Endorsement from ICAB
  • Certificate of Child Available for Adoption/Deed of Voluntary Commitment
  • Placement Authority issued by ICAB
  • Certificate for Issuance of Passport issued by ICAB
  • Clearance for Inter-Country Adoption
  • Child Study Report
  • DSWD clearance

If the applicant is a foundling and NOT for adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • DSWD clearance
  • Affidavit of guardianship

List of Acceptable ID’s (Any of the Following with One (1) Photocopy):

  • Social Security System (SSS)/ Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) / Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) card
  • Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certificate or Voter’s Registration Record from COMELEC Head or Regional Office
  • Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID
  • School ID (for students)
  • Current Valid ePassport (For Renewal of ePassport)
  • For applicants based overseas, they may use their host government issued ID’s showing their
  • Philippine citizenship. (Example: Residence Card)
  • Important Reminder: The Department may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary – consular.dfa.gov.ph

Requirements for Courtesy Lane Facility Availment

Courtesy Lane Facility can be availed any time without need of an online appointment. Applicants have the option to choose regular or expedited processing of their passport application*. Those who are eligible to avail such facility are as follows:

*Please see Important Reminders for additional details.

  1. Senior citizens (60 years and over) plus one (1) travel companion
  2. Minors seven (7) years old and below (with their parents and minor siblings)
  3. People with disabilities (PWDs) with PWD ID or visible disability plus one (1) travel companion
  4. Single parents (with Solo Parent ID) and their minor children
  5. Visibly pregnant women or with medical certificate
  6. OFW with sufficient proof of status such as iDOLE Card, valid employment contract, work visa

Important Reminders

All Courtesy Lane applications and facilities including through accomodation or referrals will be treated as expedited applications and should pay the expedited fee of ₱1,200.00.

Please be reminded that all applications filed on a Saturday should be charged with expedited fees.

Senior citizens have the option to choose regular process priced at ₱950.00.

Courtesy Lane facilities are available in all Consular Offices nationwide.

Reminders

Passport Application:

  • Personal appearance is required for all
  • To ensure entry to countries with strict dress codes, all applicants are required to wear decent clothing for passport photo capture.
  • Plunging necklines, sleeveless clothing, spaghetti strapped tops, see-through tops, sando, tube tops, halters and the like are prohibited.
  • Confirmed online appointment is required except for those entitled to use the courtesy lane.
  • Earrings and colored contact lenses are not allowed during data capture.
  • Please ensure that information contained in your IDs and Birth Certificates/Marriage Certificates are the same.
  • Consular Officials may require additional documents as deemed necessary.
  • The public is advised to secure their passports prior to booking their flights. Flight bookings should ONLY be made if passports are still valid for at least six (6) months.
  • Applicants are reminded to be 30 minutes earlier on their selected date and time of appointment at their chosen consular office.
  • Dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense.
  • All the originals and photocopies of the documentary requirements for passport application shall be prepared.
  • DFA adheres to “No Escort” policy; escorts shall be prohibited from entering the DFA consular premises to accompany the applicants.

On Passport Receipt:

  • Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport in behalf of the applicant
  • Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, and children of legal age.
  • The passport will only be released to an immediate family member with proper authorization letter and photocopy of the IDs of the passport holder and the authorized person.
  • The passport of the minor applicant shall be released only to parents or adult siblings or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney or Affidavit of Support and Consent and photocopy of the
  • IDs of the passport holder and the authorized person.
  • Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
  • Passport holders thirteen years old and above must sign the third page of the passport.
  • Alteration, addition, or destruction of contents is strictly prohibited. Any unauthorized change will render a passport invalid and will have accompanying penalties.
  • Using the passport as collateral is against the law and will automatically render the passport cancelled.
  • The information provided in the passport application form must be true and correct. The documents that will be submitted should be authentic. Under the law, making false statements in passport application form, furnishing falsified or forged documents in support thereof are punishable by law.

I. PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME APPLICANTS?

    1. 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:

      1. 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:

      1. Certificate of Non-availability of Birth Record from the NSO.
      2. Joint Birth Affidavit signed and executed by two (2) disinterested persons.
      3. Baptismal Certificate or Certified True Copy of Voter’s Affidavit from COMELEC or any
        public document indicating date and place of birth and citizenship.
    2. Three (3) copies 4.5cm x 3.5cm new photos (colored with plain white background).
      Photo should show applicant in decent attire with collar.
    3. Personal appearance except when the applicant is:
      1. 8 years old and below,
      2. 65 years old and above, or
      3. mentally or physically incapacitated
    4. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
      1. For married women, submit Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by 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.
      2. For women who obtained 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 where the divorce was obtained.
        – Annotated Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA)
      3. For fiancées and spouses of foreign nationals
        – Original and photocopy of Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Guidance and
        Counseling Certificate of Attendance
      4. For minors (below 18 years old)
        – Personal appearance of either parent.
        – If minor is not traveling with either parent, submit an original and photocopy of
        DSWD Clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent indicating the name of the
        traveling 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 a Special Power of Attorney authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General.
        – Passport and photocopy of the passport of person traveling with the minor. (If minor is 8 years & below and traveling unaccompanied by mother, mother’s consent is required.)

        1. 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
        2. For illegitimate children born after August 03, 1988:
          – Personal Appearance and written consent of the mother
          – DSWD Clearance if minor is traveling with Father/other persons
        3. For Legitimated Children due to subsequent marriage of parents
          – Authenticated Birth Certificate with annotation of the amended surname of the child and Marriage contract of the Parents
    5. For Muslim applicants
      – For those whose births were registered, follow requirements for new applicants.
      – For those whose births were not registered.
      – Certified True Copy of Late Registered Birth Certificate from the
      National Statistics Office.
      – Original and photocopy of Voter’s Affidavit or NBI Clearance or other supporting
      document indicating date and place of birth and citizenship.
      – Certificate from the Office on Muslim Affairs for Muslim converts
      – For converts, submit annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA)
      – Court Order to change name.
      – Shari’ah Court Order

      • Additional supporting documents may be required when necessary.

No vacancy in all branches, what should I do?

This is a normal happening wherein there are days where almost all branches where you want to book an appointment is full. So the best thing to do is to monitor the branches and wait until someone will cancel their appointment on the specific date you want. Every now and then people will cancel their appointments and you may use that cancelled appointment to book your own appointment.

How much should I pay?

The regular processing will cost around ₱950.00 and you’ll get your passport after 15 working days. They also have rush processing that will cost around ₱1,200.00 and you’ll be able to get your passport after seven (7) working days.

What should I do on the actual appointment date?

      1. On the actual appointment date, make sure that you’re early because it’s expected that there will be a lot of people already in line.
      2. When it’s your turn, you’ll be presenting your requirements and the person in-charge will give you a paper stating the payment you’ll need to pay on the cashier.
      3. After payment in the cashier lane, you’ll be then asked to proceed to the last stage wherein a photo of you will be captured. Make sure that the presented information to you by the person in charge is correct because this will reflect on the final passport that you’ll be receiving.

Data page

The security measures taken in applying for passport for minors are made to ensure that these young citizens will be taken care of to the best possibilities when they are out of Philippines.

Philippine passports have different styles of data pages. Old brown passports have both a data and physical description page, with the picture located on the description page rather than the data page; these are separated by the passport note. Green passports issued before 2004 have the data page on the inner cover followed by the passport note page. Passports issued after 2004 have the passport note and data pages reversed, with the passport note on the inner cover page.

The data page contains the following information:

Passport type (P)
Country code (PHL)
Passport numbers vary with each type of passport. Brown passports have a letter followed by six numbers, while green passports issued before 2005 have two letters followed by six numbers. Passports issued after 2005 (including machine-readable and biometric passports issued prior to August 15, 2016) have two letters followed by seven numbers. Passports issued after August 15, 2016 have a letter followed by seven numbers, which is then followed by another letter.
NamesA bearer’s last name goes first, followed by the first names and middle name (mother’s maiden last name)
Nationality (Filipino)
Date of birth (written in DD-MM-YYYY date format with months abbreviated)
Sex (M or F)
Date of issue
Date of expiry
On August 2, 2017, Republic Act 10928 was approved by President Rodrigo Duterte, which extends the validity of passport from 5 years to 10 years.

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