How to get a Passport in the Philippines 2023 | Step-By-Step Guide

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How to get a Passport in the Philippines 2023 | Step-By-Step Guide

Thinking of getting a passport in the Philippines this year?

Navigating the passport application process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! 

At Philippine Go, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you through the process of getting your passport in 2023. 

Let’s walk you through each step, making getting your passport easier than you think!

What is a Philippine Passport?

A Philippine passport is a travel document and a primary national identity document issued to Filipino citizens by the Department of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic missions abroad.

There are two types of Philippine passports available: machine-readable and biometric, each with different security features and validity periods.

The current edition of the biometric passport was released on August 15, 2016, and remains valid for 10 years for citizens aged 18 and above, while minors below 18 years old have a validity period of 5 years.

The cost of obtaining a Philippine passport ranges from ₱950 to ₱1,200, depending on the processing time.

What are the requirements for getting a Philippine Passport?

For Adult Applicants (18 years old and Above)

An adult new passport is an official document that helps grown-ups travel internationally. Tha following are the requirements for Adult

Adult New Passport

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment
  2. Personal Appearance
  3. Accomplished Application Form
  4. Original and photocopy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper.
    • Married Females (who are using their spouse’s last name) must also present an Original and submit a photocopy of the PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on the Security Paper or Report of Marriage.
    • A local Civil Registrar Copy is required if the PSA Birth Certificate is not clear or cannot be read.
  5. Any of the following acceptable IDs with one (1) photocopy

NOTE: If woman opts to retain maiden name, a Marriage Contract is not required.

Additional requirements may be required.

Supporting Documents for Adult New Applications

In certain cases, aside from the core requirements, additional supporting documents will be necessary and will need to be provided:

In case of a Late Registered Birth Certificate➤ If the Birth Certificate was registered at least ten (10) years ago, the application will be treated as a regular application, and no additional supporting documents will be required
➤ If the Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, the applicant must submit IDs that pre-date the late registration or current IDs with NBI Clearance
In case the applicant has NO Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:➤ If the applicant is born AFTER 1950 – the applicant must first file for late registration with the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where the applicant was born. The applicant will then submit the original copy of the PSA authenticated late registered Birth Certificate and IDs that pre-date the late registration or current IDs with NBI Clearance.
➤ If the applicant is born ON OR BEFORE 1950 – the applicant must submit an original and photocopy of the PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons attesting to the identity of the applicant (Affidavit should include a photocopy of IDs of the Two Disinterested Persons indicated in the presented document)
If an Applicant’s marriage has been dissolved and wants to revert to her maiden surname➤ Applicant must submit original and photocopy of PSA Birth Certificate and acceptable IDs.
➤ Applicant must submit original and photocopy of the annotated PSA Marriage Certificate (MC) or Report of Marriage (ROM) stating that the marriage has been dissolved; OR
If the applicant lacks data on Birth Certificate or Report of Birth➤Applicant must present original and submit a photocopy of proof of filing of a supplemental report from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR)
If the applicant has a discrepancy in data in the Birth Certificate / Report of Birth and other documents➤ If the discrepant data is in the BC, the applicant must submit an 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 the original and photocopy of the petition and supporting documents for correction of first name filed with the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or consulate
➤ Discrepancy in other data – Applicant must submit an annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry
If applicant is a Dual Citizen➤ Confirmed Online Appointment
➤ Government Issued IDs (Refer to the list of valid Philippine Government Issued IDs or their secondary citizenship/residence counterparts)
➤ If the applicant possesses dual citizenship from birth (i.e. one parent is a Filipino while the other parent is a citizen from which the applicant’s other citizenship is derived; or, have both Filipino parents but was born in a country which applies jus soli citizenship; etc.)
➤ Original and photocopy PSA-authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth
➤ If the Filipino citizenship was reacquired or retained as specified in RA 9225:
➤ Original and photocopy of identification certificate issued by a Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or by the Bureau of Immigration (BI)
If applicant is a Naturalized Filipino Citizen➤ Original and photocopy of Identification Certificate of Naturalization from BI
If applicant obtained Filipino citizenship by Election➤ Original and photocopy of Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
➤ Original and photocopy of 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

An Adult Renewal ePassport is a type of passport that adults can get to replace their old passport. The following are the requirements.

Adult Renewal ePassport

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

NOTE: If woman opts to retain maiden name, a Marriage Contract is not required.

Additional requirements may be required.

Supporting Documents for Adult Renewal of ePassport Applications

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 APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Lost Valid Passports*

Additional Requirements for Lost Valid ePassport
➤ Police Report in English (Original and photocopy)
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English(Original and photocopy)
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00

*Additional 15 calendar days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports.*
In case of a Lost EXPIRED ePassport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Lost Expired Passports*

Additional Requirements for Lost Expired ePassport
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Lost Expired Passports*

Additional Requirements for Frequently Lost Passport
➤ Police Report in English
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00

1. For applicants with Unclaimed Passports issued before 2010, kindly follow the procedures for new applicants.
2. For applicants with Unclaimed Passports issued from 2010 onwards:
➤ Applicant may request a Certificate of Unclaimed Passport either at the office where the unclaimed passport was issued, the nearest consular office, or at DFA Aseana;
➤ Upon receipt of the certificate, the applicant should set an appointment online through the DFA Passport Appointment website (www.passport.gov.ph). Applicants who are eligible under the courtesy lane facility may opt not to set an appointment online.
➤ Applicants with unclaimed passports will be treated as New Applicants. As such, applicants may refer to the links provided below for the requirements.
In case the applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as a NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*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 APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*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 from the Bureau of Immigration
➤ Affidavit of Explanation
In case passport has been mutilated or damaged – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*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
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
In case applicant is a Dual Citizen(in addition to the Renewal Core Requirements)

1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Government-Issued IDs (Refer to the list of valid Philippine Government Issued IDs or their secondary citizenship/residence counterparts)
➤ If the applicant possesses dual citizenship from birth (i.e. one parent is a Filipino while the other parent is a citizen from which the applicant’s other citizenship is derived; or, have both Filipino parents but was born in a country which applies jus soli citizenship; etc.)
– Original and photocopy PSA-authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth
➤ If the Filipino citizenship was reacquired or retained as specified in RA 9225:
– Original and photocopy of identification certificate issued by a Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or by the Bureau of Immigration (BI)
In case applicant is a Naturalized Citizen(in addition to 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

An adult renewal non-ePassport refers to the process of updating or getting a new passport for grown-ups who hold older passports like the Brown, Green, or Machine Readable (Maroon) Passports. The following are are the requirements.

Adult Renewal non-ePassport (Brown, Green, Machine Readable (Maroon) Passports or any older Passports)

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment
  2. Accomplished Application Form
  3. Personal Appearance
  4. Current Passport with photocopy of data page
  5. Original PSA authenticated documents that will support the change of name.
    • Marriage Contract
    • Annotated Birth Certificate
    • Annotated Marriage Contract to show annulment/divorce/court-ordered instruction
    • Death Certificate of Spouse
  6. Any of the following Valid IDs with one (1) photocopy

NOTE: If woman opts to retain maiden name, a Marriage Contract is not required.

Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below.

Supporting Documents for Adult Renewal (NON-ePassport) Applications

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 expired NON-ePassport – will be treated as a NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal (non-ePassport) Applications (Lost Expired Passports)*

Additional Requirements for Lost Valid ePassport
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English
In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport – will be treated as a NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
*Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal (NON-ePassport) Applications (Frequently Lost Passports)*

Additional Requirements for Renewal of Frequently Lost Passport
➤ Police Report in English
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
In case the applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as a NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. 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 (NON-ePassport) 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 the applicant lost the Travel Document used to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
*Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal (NON-ePassport) 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 the passport has been mutilated or damaged – will be treated as a NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
*Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal (NON-ePassport) Applications (Mutilated or Damaged Passports)*

Additional requirements for Mutilated and / or Damaged Passports
➤ Affidavit of Explanation
➤ Applicant must surrender mutilated/damaged passport
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
In case the applicant is a Dual Citizen (in addition to the Renewal non-ePassport Core Requirements)1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Government-Issued IDs (Refer to the list of valid Philippine Government Issued IDs or their secondary citizenship/residence counterparts)
If the applicant possesses dual citizenship from birth (i.e. one parent is a Filipino while the other parent is a citizen from which the applicant’s other citizenship is derived; or, have both Filipino parents but was born in a country which applies jus soli citizenship; etc.)
– Original and photocopy PSA-authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth
If the Filipino citizenship was reacquired or retained as specified in RA 9225:
– Original and photocopy of identification certificate issued by a Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or by the Bureau of Immigration (BI)
In case applicant is a Naturalized Citizen (in addition with the Renewal non-ePassport Core Requirements) Identification Certificate of Naturalization from Bureau of Immigration
In case applicant is a Filipino citizen by Election (in addition to the Renewal non-ePassport Core Requirements) Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
Identification Certificate of Election from BI

Losing important travel documents like a passport as an adult can be really stressful and inconvenient. So we have here the requirements.

Adult Lost Passport and Travel Documents

An appointment is necessary for all lost passports, and applicants will need to submit documents required of first-time applicants.

In case of a lost or stolen VALID passport, you will be required to submit a Police Report (in English) and an Affidavit of Loss. There will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for the replacement of a lost valid passport.

In case of lost EXPIRED passport, you will be required further to submit an Affidavit of Loss; a Police Report is no longer necessary.

According to DFA, this is the following documents needed for the replacement of a lost valid Passport:

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

NOTE: If a woman opts to retain her maiden name, a Marriage Contract is not required.

Additional requirements may be required.

Supporting Documents for Adult Renewal of ePassport Applications

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 a NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Lost Valid Passports*

Additional Requirements for Lost Valid ePassport
➤ Police Report in English (Original and photocopy)
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English(Original and photocopy)
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
Additional 15 calendar days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports.
In case of a Lost EXPIRED passport – will be treated as a NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Lost Expired Passports*

Additional Requirements for Lost Expired ePassport
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport – will be treated as a NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Lost Expired Passports*

Additional Requirements for Frequently Lost Passport
➤ Police Report in English
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00

1. For applicants with Unclaimed Passports issued before 2010, kindly follow the procedures for new applicants.
2. For applicants with Unclaimed Passports issued 2010 onwards:
➤ Applicant may request for a Certificate of Unclaimed Passport either at the office where the unclaimed passport was issued, nearest consular office or at DFA Aseana;
➤ Upon receipt of the certificate, applicant should set an appointment online through the DFA Passport Appointment website (www.passport.gov.ph). Applicants who are eligible under the courtesy lane facility, may opt not to set an appointment online.
➤ Applicants with unclaimed passports will be treated as a New Applicant. As such, applicants may refer to the links provided below for the requirements
In case applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*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 APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications (Lost Travel Document)*

Additional Requirements 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 APPLICATION1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*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
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
In case applicant is a Dual Citizen(in addition to the Renewal Core Requirements)

1. Confirmed Online Appointment
2. Government-Issued IDs (Refer to the list of valid Philippine Government Issued IDs or their secondary citizenship/residence counterparts)
➤ If the applicant possesses dual citizenship from birth (i.e. one parent is a Filipino while the other parent is a citizen from which the applicant’s other citizenship is derived; or, have both Filipino parents but was born in a country which applies jus soli citizenship; etc.)
– Original and photocopy PSA-authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth
➤ If the Filipino citizenship was reacquired or retained as specified in RA 9225:
– Original and photocopy of identification certificate issued by a Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or by the Bureau of Immigration (BI)
In case applicant is a Naturalized Citizen(in addition to 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 CitizenshipIdentification Certificate of Election from BI

For Minor Applicants (Below 18 Years Old)

A minor getting a new passport means that a young person, usually under 18 years old, is getting a brand-new passport. So we provided you with the following requirements.

Minor New

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment
  2. Accomplished Application Form
  3. Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  4. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Birth Certificate
    • A local Civil Registrar Copy may be required if the PSA Birth Certificate is not clear or cannot be read
  5. Marriage Certificate is required if only one parent is accompanying the child
    • If parents are unmarried, a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) executed by the Mother will be required if she is not accompanying the child.
    • If a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) is executed abroad, it must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate
  6. Passport or Valid Government-issued ID of either parent with one (1) photocopy.
  7. School ID (if applicable)

NOTE: Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below.

Supporting Documents for Minor New Applications

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

In case applicant is a newborn (less than 1 year old) and 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)
➤ Special Power of Attorney or Affidavit of Support and Consent must have a copy of parent/s valid ID and/or passport attached
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 ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Applications)
In case the 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
➤ Letter of Guardianship issued by Family Court
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
➤ Letter of Guardianship issued by Family Court

A Minor Renewal ePassport is a special type of electronic passport designed for children under 18 years old. The following are the document that allows minors to travel internationally

Minor Renewal ePassport

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment
  2. Accomplished Application Form
  3. Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  4. Current ePassport with photocopy of data page
  5. Marriage Certificate is required if only one parent is accompanying the child
    1. If parents are unmarried, a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) executed by the Mother will be required if she is not accompanying the child
    2. If Special Power of Attorney (SPA) is executed abroad, it must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate
  6. Original and photocopy of proof of filiation and/or guardianship
  7. Passport or Valid Government issued ID of either parent with one (1) photocopy
  8. School ID (if applicable)

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below

Supporting Documents for Minor Renewal Applications

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 APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Lost Valid Passports)*

Additional Requirements for Lost Valid ePassport
➤ Police Report in English (It must be filed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application. Original and photocopy required. )
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English (It must be signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application. Original and photocopy required.)
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
Additional 15 calendar days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports.
In case of Lost EXPIRED ePassport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*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: Php350.00
In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. 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: Php350.00
In case applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. 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 APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. 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 APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. 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
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
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)
➤ Special Power of Attorney or Affidavit of Support and Consent must have a copy of parent/s valid ID and/or passport attached
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
➤ 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
➤ Valid Passport or valid government ID* of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
➤ DSWD Clearance
➤ Letter of Guardianship issued by Family Court
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 and documents to prove the identity of the child. (eg. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Foundling)
➤ 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
➤ 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 and document to prove the identity of the child (eg. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Foundling)
➤ 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
➤ Letter of Guardianship issued by Family Court

An minor renewal non-ePassport refers to the process of updating or getting a new passport for grown-ups who hold older passports like the Brown, Green, or Machine Readable (Maroon) Passports. The following are are the requirements.

Minor Renewal non-ePassport (Brown, Green, Machine Readable (Maroon) Passports or any older Passports)

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment
  2. Accomplished Application Form
  3. Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  4. Current Passport with photocopy of data page
  5. Marriage Certificate is required if only one parent is accompanying the child
    1. If parents are unmarried, a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) executed by the Mother will be required if she is not accompanying the child
    2. If Special Power of Attorney (SPA) is executed abroad, it must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate
  6. Original and photocopy of proof of filiation and/or guardianship
  7. Passport or Valid Government ID of either parent
  8. School ID (if applicable)

Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below

Supporting Documents for Minor Renewal (NON-ePassport) Applications

In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required in 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 expired NON-ePassport – will be treated as a NEW APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal (NON-ePassport)Applications (Lost Expired Passports)*

Additional Requirements for Lost Expired non-ePassport
➤ 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)
In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. 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 (NON-ePassport) 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: Php350.00
In case applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Scheduling online appointments for minors above 7 years of age is still required.
2. 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 (NON-ePassport) 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 APPLICATION1. Scheduling online appointments for minors above 7 years of age is still required.
2. 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 (NON-ePassport) 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 APPLICATION1. Scheduling online appointments for minors above 7 years of age is still required.
2. 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 (NON-ePassport) 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
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
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)
➤ Special Power of Attorney or Affidavit of Support and Consent must have a copy of parent/s valid ID and/or passport attached
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 the applicant is an illegitimate child in custody of the Mother➤ Personal Appearance of minor applicant and mother or authorized adult companion
➤ 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 the 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
➤ Valid Passport or valid government ID* of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
➤ DSWD Clearance
➤ Letter of Guardianship issued by Family Court
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 and documents to prove the identity of the child. (eg. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Foundling)
➤ 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
➤ 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 and document to prove the identity of the child (eg. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Foundling)
➤ 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
➤ Letter of Guardianship issued by Family Court

Losing important travel documents like a passport for minor can be really stressful and inconvenient. So we have here the requirements.

Minor Lost Passport and Travel Documents

An appointment is necessary for all lost passports, and applicants will need to submit documents required of first-time applicants.

In case of a lost or stolen VALID passport, you will be required to submit a Police Report (in English) and an Affidavit of Loss. There will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of an application for the replacement of a lost valid passport.

In case of a lost EXPIRED passport, you will be required further to submit an Affidavit of Loss; a Police Report is no longer necessary.

According to DFA, this is the following documents needed for the replacement of a lost valid Passport:

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment 
  2. Qualified to use the Courtesy Lane
  3. Accomplished Application Form
  4. Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  5. Current ePassport with a photocopy of the data page
  6. Marriage Certificate is required if only one parent is accompanying the child
    1. If parents are unmarried, a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) executed by the Mother will be required if she is not accompanying the child
    2. If Special Power of Attorney (SPA) is executed abroad, it must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate
  7. Original and photocopy of proof of filiation and/or guardianship
  8. Passport or Valid Government issued ID of either parent with one (1) photocopy
  9. School ID (if applicable)

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below

Supporting Documents for Minor Renewal Applications

In addition to the core requirements, the following supporting documents will be further required in 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 APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Minor Renewal Applications (Lost Valid Passports)*

Additional Requirements for Lost Valid ePassport
➤ Police Report in English (It must be filed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application. Original and photocopy required. )
➤ Affidavit of Loss in English (It must be signed by parent/s, legal guardian or person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the day of application. Original and photocopy required.)
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
Additional 15 calendar days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports.
In case of Lost EXPIRED ePassport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. Click here for Requirements for New Minor Applicants*
➤ If a photocopy of the applicant’s last issued passport is available, the Birth Certificate will not be required.
*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: Php350.00
In case of renewal of a frequently Lost Passport – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. 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: Php350.00
In case applicant used a Travel Document to travel back to the Philippines – will be treated as NEW APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. 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 APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. 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 APPLICATION1. Scheduling Online appointments for minors above 7 years of age still required
2. 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
➤ Penalty Fee: Php350.00
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)
➤ Special Power of Attorney or Affidavit of Support and Consent must have a copy of parent/s valid ID and/or passport attached
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
➤ 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
➤ Valid Passport or valid government ID* of adult guardian (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
➤ DSWD Clearance
➤ Letter of Guardianship issued by Family Court
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 and documents to prove the identity of the child. (eg. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Foundling)
➤ 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
➤ 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 and document to prove the identity of the child (eg. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Foundling)
➤ 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
➤ Letter of Guardianship issued by Family Court

Releasing

Requirements for releasing

  1. Original DFA-issued receipt
  2. Original acceptable ID
  3. Old Passport (for renewal applications)
  • In case of a lost receipt, the applicant or authorized representative is required to present the Original notarized Affidavit of Lost Receipt executed by the applicant.
  • Passports unclaimed after one (1) year will be canceled per Department Order No. 2021-012.

Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below.

In case the applicant is unable to claim his/her passport, immediate family members* are allowed to claim the passport in behalf of the applicant➤ Authorization letter (must mention affiliation with applicant),
➤ Original DFA issued receipt,
➤ Valid ID (original and photocopy) of applicant and representative
*Immediate family members of legal age such as parents, brother, sister, spouse or children
In case a person other than an immediate family member will claim the applicant’s passport➤ Original notarized Special Power of Attorney (SPA) executed by the applicant, issued to the authorized representative
➤ Valid ID (original and photocopy) of applicant and representative indicated in the Special Power of Attorney
For minor applicants➤ If passport will be claimed by mother, claimant must present original DFA issued receipt and valid ID
➤ If passport will be claimed by father, claimant must present original DFA issued receipt, valid ID and PSA documents indicating proof of parental authority over the minor
Note: For applicants who availed of courier service, you may contact the courier service company directly

Passport Certification

  1. Download and fill up the Passport Certificate Request Form
  2. Email passportconcerns@dfa.gov.ph and indicate the following on the subject line: Passport Certificate Request. The following should be included in the email:
    • Filled up and signed PC Request Form
    • Clear scanned copy of current passport data page (for requests for Certified True Copy of Passport or Certificate of Passport Issuance)
    • Number of certificates needed
    • For parents/legal guardian requesting a Certificate of No Passport Issuance for a child (aged 17 years and below), scanned copy of child’s Birth Certificate AND Passport or ID of requesting parent/legal guardian (present Letter of Guardianship issued by Family Court)
  3. A Passport Division representative will confirm receipt of your email and schedule your visit for collection of the certificate at DFA ASEANA or other Consular Offices. A Php 100 fee shall apply and shall be made at the Consular Office or Foreign Service Post. For requests made at Foreign Service Posts, a USD 25 fee or its local currency equivalent shall apply.
  4. If the certification is being claimed by an immediate family member, the passport holder should execute a written authorization letter and provide a copy of his/her passport/valid government ID. Claimant shall also be required to present his/her passport or a valid government ID. If the person claiming is not an immediate family member, a notarized SPA with ID of the passport holder and ID of the claimant is required.

Notes:

  • Certificates may be requested from the Office of Consular Affairs at DFA ASEANA or at any Consular Office or Foreign Service Post.
  • Certificates are issued after 5 working days

Valid ID for Passport Application

List of Acceptable IDs for Philippine Passport Application (Any of the following with one (1) photocopy):

  • Philippine Identification (PhilID) / ePhilID

The following IDs may also be used in lieu of the Philippine Identification (PhilID) / ePhilID:

  • Philippine Identification (PhilID)/ePhilID
  • Social Security System (SSS) Card
  • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Card
  • Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License (Driver’s License cards expiring on 24 April until 31 October 2023 and said expired cards perforated during the renewal process are accepted together with the temporary license in paper format).
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) E-Card
  • Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certificate issued from COMELEC main office in Intramuros, Manila.
  • Philippine National Police (PNP) Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • Airman License (issued August 2016 onwards)
  • Philippine Postal ID (issued November 2016 onwards)
  • Seafarer’s Record Book (SRB) or Seafarers Identity Document (SID) (*must be issued Feb 2020 onwards) issued by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
  • Valid or Latest Passport (For Renewal of Passport)
  • School ID (if applicable)
    • For minor applicants -(if school ID is not applicable) Certificate of Enrolment with a photo of the minor and dry seal of the school
    • For adult applicants -School ID and Certificate of Registration

Note:

  1. For applicants based overseas, they may use their host government-issued IDs showing their Philippine citizenship. (Example: Residence Card)
  2. All IDs presented should be readable, untampered, and contain consistent information with the documents presented upon application.
  3. Original and photocopies of IDs and supporting documents are required to be presented upon application.

Important Reminder: The Department may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary.


How to Apply 

Step 1: Prepare the Necessary Documents

  • Gather the required documents:
    • Birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
    • Valid government-issued IDs with your photo and signature
    • Completed passport application form

Step 2: Schedule an Appointment

Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide on Scheduling for a DFA Passport Appointment:

  • Step 1: Visit the DFA Passport Appointment Website
    • Access the DFA Passport Appointment System website and click on the “Schedule an Appointment” option.
    • Alternatively, you can directly go to the Schedule an Appointment page to begin the passport appointment process. (Note: Please be aware that you have a limited time of 60 minutes (1 hour) to complete the entire passport application process.)
  • Step 2: Accept the Terms and Conditions
    • Take a moment to go through the Terms and Conditions. Once you’ve read and understood them, check the box that says, “By proceeding with this application, I understand that I am signifying my unequivocal consent to the disclosure…” and then click on the button that says “START INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT.”
    • If you’re applying for passport appointments for multiple family members, click on the option that says “START GROUP APPOINTMENT” instead.
  • Step 3: Select the Location for Your DFA Passport Appointment
    • Decide on the specific site where you would like to schedule your DFA passport appointment. For instance, you can choose DFA Manila (Aseana). Once you’ve made your selection, the office address and contact number for that site will be displayed.
    • Before proceeding, it’s important to take a moment to read the Notice provided. Once you have carefully reviewed it, tick the checkbox indicating that you confirm you have read, understood, and agree to the stated conditions. Finally, click the “NEXT” button to move on to the next step.
  • Step 4: Select Your Preferred Date and Time for Passport Appointment
    • Now it’s time to choose the date and time for your appointment. Here’s how you can do it:
      • On the website, you’ll see a calendar with available dates and times highlighted in green. Click on the date that works best for you.
      • Once you’ve selected the date, you’ll find the available time slots on the right-hand side of the screen. Choose a time that suits your schedule.
      • To ensure you’re not a robot, solve the captcha code provided, usually by checking a box that says “I’m not a robot.”
      • After that, click the “NEXT” button to move forward.
      • It’s important to note that you have a limited window of 30 minutes to complete this step. If you exceed this time limit, your chosen time slot will become available for other applicants.
      • If you don’t see any available dates or times that fit your schedule, you can try refreshing the page periodically or consider selecting a different site. Generally, sites in the provinces tend to have more open slots compared to those in Metro Manila or other cities.
      • Remember, securing a suitable date and time is crucial, so be prompt and flexible to increase your chances of getting the appointment slot you prefer.
  • Step 5: Enter Your Personal Information
    • To proceed with your application, you need to provide all the necessary personal details. Make sure to enter accurate and correct information to avoid any issues.
    • Once you have entered all the required personal information accurately, click “NEXT” to proceed to the next step.
  • Step 6: Provide Family Information 
    • Fill in the necessary details about your family, including your father’s full name, your mother’s maiden name, their citizenship, and your spouse’s information, if applicable.
      • Once you have entered all the required information, click “NEXT” to proceed.
  • Step 7: Choose the Type of Application 
    • In this step, you need to indicate whether you are applying for a new passport or renewing an existing one. Additionally, you will select the basis of your Philippine citizenship and specify if you hold a foreign passport.
    • Once you have made the appropriate selections and entered the necessary information, click “NEXT” to proceed to the next step.
  • Step 8: Provide Your Contact Information 
    • Now it’s time to enter your contact details, including your complete home address, city, and province. If applicable, you can also provide your office address and contact number.
    • Once you have entered all the necessary information, click “NEXT” to proceed.
  • Step 9: Confirm Your Appointment Schedule 
    • In this step, carefully review your passport application details and appointment schedule. If you need to make any changes, simply click the “BACK” button.
    • If all the information is correct and accurate to the best of your knowledge, tick the checkbox next to “I am aware that possession of a passport is a privilege granted…” to confirm your understanding.
    • Solve the captcha by checking the box that says “I’m not a robot” and then click “CONFIRM.”
  • Step 10: Choose the Processing Type and Payment Method 
    • You have the option to select the processing type. If you’re in a hurry, you can choose “Special Processing” to receive your passport in 6-7 working days. Alternatively, you can choose “Regular Processing” and collect your passport after 12 working days.
    • Regular processing costs ₱950, while special processing costs ₱1,200.
    • Next, you need to choose a payment method. The following options are available:
      • Over-the-Counter
      • Credit/Debit Card (including GCash and PayMaya)
    • If you want your passport to be delivered to you via courier, you can select “Courier,” and a fee of ₱150 will be charged. Enter your delivery address and choose the courier service (Air21).
    • Review your payment summary and then click “PAY NOW” to proceed to payment.
    • A payment confirmation pop-up will appear. Check the box for “I Agree” and click “PROCEED TO PAYMENT.”
  • Step 11: Complete Your Payment 
    • Over-the-Counter Payment: 
      • If you select “Over the Counter” as your payment method, you will receive an email from the DFA with the subject “DFA Passport Appointment System – Payment Reference.” Inside the email, you will find a reference number that you need to use when making the payment.
      • Visit the nearest payment center and pay the total amount due. For regular processing, the fee is ₱1,000, and for express processing, it is ₱1,250 (including convenience fees). Make sure to pay the exact amount; otherwise, your payment may not be accepted.
      • Use the reference number provided in the email when making the payment. Only one reference number should be used per transaction. If you mistakenly use the wrong reference number, do not attempt another payment with the same reference number. Instead, contact the DFA hotline at (02) 8556-0000 for assistance.
      • Several payment centers are available for paying your passport processing fees, including Bayad Center, USSC (Western Union), 7-11, ECPay, Pera Hub, Waltermart Department Store, Robinson’s Business Center and Department Store, TrueMoney, and Villarica Pawnshop. (Reminder: Pay the passport processing fee within 24 hours or else your slot will be given to another applicant.)
    • Credit/Debit Card Payment: 
      • If you choose “Credit/Debit Card” as your payment method, you will be redirected to the payment processing page. There, you can select from the following payment options: credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or JCB), PayMaya, QRPh, or GCash.
      • If you prefer to pay with your credit or debit card, provide your card details, including the card number, expiry date, and CVV, and then click “Complete Order.”
      • For GCash and PayMaya payments, simply click on their respective logos in the “QR and e-Wallets” section.
      • Take note of the total payable amount, which includes a ₱50 convenience fee per application.
      • For GCash and PayMaya payments, you will need to enter the OTP sent to your mobile number, as well as your MPIN or password. Ensure that your GCash or PayMaya wallet has sufficient balance to cover the transaction.
      • Once your payment is successful, you will be redirected to a confirmation page displaying the transaction number. Click “Back to Merchant” to return to the DFA passport appointment website.
    • Please note that it may take up to 36 hours for your payment to be processed by the DFA’s payment partners. If you have chosen online payment, you should receive a confirmation email within an hour.
    • If you have not received your final booking confirmation email after 36 hours, you can contact (02) 8234-3488 or email appointment@passport.gov.ph for assistance.
  • Step 12: Print the Passport Appointment Packet 
    • After making a successful payment, you will receive another email with the subject “Confirmation Notification.” This email will contain your confirmed appointment packet. Open the email and print the following documents:
      • Checklist with schedule
      • Confirmed and accomplished passport application form with the appointment reference number (ARN), electronic receipt number, and barcode
      • Two (2) copies of the electronic receipt
      • Client feedback form
      • Bring these printed documents, along with your documentary requirements (such as a PSA birth certificate, valid ID, and supporting documents if necessary), to your personal appearance.
      • If you have authorized a representative to claim your passport, you will also receive a Letter of Authority and a Special Power of Attorney (SPA). Print and complete these documents. For the SPA, make sure to have it notarized. Provide these documents to your authorized representative, along with the original receipt issued by the DFA and the valid IDs (original and photocopies) of both the passport applicant and the authorized representative.

Step 3: Attend the Appointment

  • On the scheduled date, arrive at the DFA office at least 30 minutes before your appointment. 
  • Bring all the required documents and your appointment confirmation. 
  • Be prepared for some waiting time.

Step 4: Submit Your Documents

  • Once called, submit your documents to the designated officer. They will verify your papers and process your application.

Step 5: Biometrics and Photo Capture

  • You will have your biometrics (fingerprints) taken, as well as your photo captured. Follow the instructions given by the DFA personnel for this process.

Step 6: Claiming Process

  • After completing the steps mentioned above, you will be informed of the date when you can claim your passport. 
  • This is usually after a few weeks. Be sure to bring the official receipt and your old one (if renewing) when claiming your new passport.

Step 7: Double Check

  • Upon receiving your new passport, carefully check all the details for accuracy. 
  • Ensure that your name, birthdate, and other information are correct before leaving the DFA office.

Step 8: Keep Your Passport Safe

  • Keep it in a safe and secure place. Always carry it with you during travels, and make sure to renew it before it expires.

Important Reminders

  1. Ownership and Care:
    • The Philippine Passport belongs to the country and must be given back if the government asks for it.
    • You can’t change or damage it. If you do, it won’t work, and there are penalties.
  2. Using it as Collateral and Truthful Information:
    • It’s illegal to use your passport as a promise for something else. Doing so will cancel it automatically.
    • When you apply for one, you must tell the truth and provide real documents. Lying or using fake papers is against the law.
  3. Before Applying:
    • Book an appointment online before applying.
    • Make sure it has at least six months left before it expires before booking flights.
    • Remember to dress appropriately and show up for your appointment on time, not earlier than 30 minutes.
    • You must be there in person, and don’t work with middlemen; it’s risky.
    • Bring all the needed documents in original and copy.
    • Don’t wear jewelry like earrings or necklaces or colored contact lenses when taking your passport photo.
    • The DFA adheres to “No Escort” policy; escorts shall be prohibited from entering the DFA consular premises to accompany the applicants.
  4. After Applying:
    • Bring your receipt to get your passport. If you lost it, you’ll need a special form saying you lost it.
    • Double-check all the details before leaving the office.
    • If you’re 13 or older, sign the third page of your passport right away. Kids 12 and under, leave it blank.
    • If you can’t pick it up, someone you trust can do it for you, but they’ll need a note from you and a copy of their ID.
    • If you don’t get your passport within a year, they’ll cancel it.
    • Don’t staple anything to your passport; it might break the chip inside.

Conclusion

In conclusion! Getting one in the Philippines might seem like a complicated journey, but don’t worry—We’ve got your back with simplified steps to make the process smoother than you’d imagine!

Alright, so first things first, a Philippine passport is like your golden ticket for traveling internationally and proving your Filipino citizenship. 

There are two types: one with fancy biometrics (which is super secure and lasts 10 years for adults) and another with a machine-readable option. Prices vary from ₱950 to ₱1,200 depending on how fast you want it.

Now, when it comes to the requirements, they differ based on what you need. If you’re an adult applying for a new passport or renewing an ePassport, you’ll generally need an online appointment, an accomplished application form, your birth certificate, and valid IDs. Married folks might need extra papers like a marriage contract.

For minors under 18, the process is a bit similar. Bring your child’s birth certificate, a filled-out application form, and valid IDs for both parents. If your parents aren’t together or only one can make it, you might need additional documents like a special power of attorney or marriage certificates.

If, by any chance, you lost your passport, don’t panic! You’ll still need an appointment and the usual documents. 

For a lost valid passport, you’ll have to file a police report and an affidavit of loss. But if it’s an expired lost passport, skip the police report.

Once you’ve wrapped your head around the requirements, here’s a simple step-by-step guide:

  • Get Your Documents Ready: Birth certificates, valid IDs, and the filled-out application form are your must-haves.
  • Schedule Your Appointment: Book a date and time online at your nearest DFA office.
  • Pay the Fee: Depending on where you’re applying and how fast you want it, the fees vary.
  • Show Up and Submit: Arrive early on appointment day, carry all the docs, and hand them in.
  • Biometrics and Photos: Get your fingerprints taken and strike a pose for your photo.
  • Wait for Collection: The hard part—waiting! They’ll tell you when your passport’s ready for pickup.
  • Inspect Your Passport: Before leaving, double-check every detail in your passport for accuracy.
  • Keep It Safe: Guard your passport like a treasure. Renew it before it expires and take it with you on your adventures!

And voilà! You’re all set to explore the world with your new Philippine passport in hand. 

Remember, keep it safe and renewed, and you’re ready to soar!

Reference

  1. DFA: What is the Philippine Passport, Requirements, Valid ID, How to Apply and Important Reminder ( DFA Website ) Retrieved Date: November 18, 2023

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