How To Get a Philippine Passport

Philippine citizens who wish to travel must have a Philippine passport.You can make an appointment online at the Department of Foreign Affairs website and have your passport delivered to your door.The whole process can take up to 12 weeks to complete, so make sure to plan ahead.

Step 1: The application for a passport needs to be prepared.

The requirements for first-time application are below.

Step 2: One piece of acceptable picture ID is required.

It is necessary for you to prove your identity and fill out forms in order to get a passport.You need to have a photo on your IDs.The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has a list of acceptable government-issued IDs.The LTO has a driver’s license.The student permit can be used in card format.The Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) has a Firearms License Airman License.For OFWs or Filipinos based in other countries, you can show your Philippine citizenship by showing your residence card or any other ID issued by your host government.Only those listed above will be accepted as valid ID.DFA does not accept Postal ID, Philhealth ID or TIN ID as primary valid IDs for Philippine passport application/renewal.The clearance is only a supporting document and not a valid ID.

Step 3: You can get your birth certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority.

First time applicants have to submit a birth certificate.A birth certificate is not required if you are renewing your passport.You can get a birth certificate from PSA Helpline’s website, pay for it online, and track its progress.You can make a request by calling their hotline.The certificate will be delivered to you.You can request a birth certificate in person at the PSA Serbilis Outlet.Delivery dates can be found on the PSA’s website.In most cases, you will receive your certificate in 3-9 working days.You can get your certificate within 3 working days if you apply in person at a Census Serbilis Center.The PSA is the main statistical agency in the Philippines.

Step 4: Get a marriage contract.

You may need to submit a marriage contract with your birth certificate if you are married to someone else.There is a complete list of additional requirements on the DFA website.You need to submit a marriage contract issued by the PSA or a Certified True Copy from your Local Civil Registrar.You need to submit a marriage contract issued by the PSA, or a CTC from your LCR.The marriage must be reported to the PSA.The Commission of Filipino Overseas has a Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance.You need to submit a Report of Marriage to the PSA.Marriage Contracts are the same as a Birth Certificate from the PSA.

Step 5: If you are under 18 years old, you should get additional documents from your parents.

Along with your birth certificate, your parents or guardians will need to submit additional documents such as a marriage contract or passport copy.Supporting ID documents like your School ID are required.If you or the minor is an orphan or illegitimate child, you should go onto the DFA website to see a complete list of additional requirements.The PSA issued birth certificate is the general documentation requirement.There is a dry seal on the document with a photo such as a School ID or Form 137.A Notarized Affidavit of Explanation is required if the child has never attended school.A marriage certificate is required if the minor’s parents are married.A valid passport is an acceptable identification document.There is a valid passport for the person travelling with the minor.If the child is an illegitimate child, the documents required from the parent will fall under the responsibility of the birth mother.

Step 6: If you are a Muslim, you need a certificate of tribal affiliation from the NCMF.

To apply for a Certificate, make a personal appearance at the Bureau of External Relations.You will need to submit a passport sized colour photo of yourself.If you want to use your Muslim name on your passport, you have to get an annotated birth certificate from the NSO.

Step 7: If you have dual citizenship, you should provide proof of Philippine citizenship.

You can get these documents from the Bureau of Immigration Office.If you were born outside of the Philippines, you will need an identification certificate if you applied for dual citizenship.

Step 8: All IDs and original documents can be photographed.

You need to make at least 2 copies of each document.The DFA will not continue with your appointment if you don’t bring the original and photocopied documents.

Step 9: You have to have at least one piece of the picture ID.

It is necessary for you to prove your identity and fill out forms in order to get a passport.You need to have a photo on your IDs.The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has a list of acceptable government-issued IDs.The LTO has a driver’s license.The student permit can be used in card format.The Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) has a Firearms License Airman License.For OFWs or Filipinos based in other countries, you can show your Philippine citizenship by showing your residence card or any other ID issued by your host government.Only those listed above will be accepted as valid ID.DFA does not accept Postal ID, Philhealth ID or TIN ID as primary valid IDs for Philippine passport application/renewal.The clearance is only a supporting document and not a valid ID.

Step 10: You should bring your expired passport and copies of it.

Bring the data pages of your passport with you.If you have a few pages, take them out.There is a page 1 if you have a.If you have a machine readable passport, you should take a photo of the first and last page.Take the first and last page of your passport.

Step 11: You need to obtain required certificates from the PSA to change your name.

A few certificates are required to change your name.They can be requested through the website.If you are a married woman or spouse of a foreign national who would like to use your married surname, you must obtain a Marriage Contract issued by the PSA or a Certified True Copy (CTC) from your Local Civil Registrar.If you are a spouse of a foreign national, you need to submit a Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance along with your Marriage Contract.You will need to get your Report of Marriage from PSA if you were married abroad.

Step 12: Revert your married name.

If you want to change your name to your birth name, you need a PSA issued Birth Certificate and any additional documents.If you want to change your name back to your maiden name, you need a Birth Certificate from the PSA.If you are a widow, you need a Death Certificate from the PSA.If you have a divorce in the Philippines, you must get a copy of the decree from the Philippine Embassy or the foreign diplomatic or consular mission.An annotated PSA Marriage Contract is required.The annotated NSO Marriage Contract and Court Order effecting the nullification is required.

Step 13: You should change your name to a Muslim.

If you want to use your Muslim name as a result of being a convert, you need an Annotated Birth Certificate from the NSO.The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is a must have.If you are a Muslim who does not need to change your name, you only need a valid ID and recent expired or expired passport to get a passport.

Step 14: If you are a minor, you should get your birth certificate and parents’ supporting documents.

Minors applying for the first time for a passport will need to submit a PSA Birth Certificate.This also includes requiring parents to make an appearance at their DFA appointment, parents’ marriage contracts, a photocopy of the passport of a person whom they will be travelling with, and the minor’s most recent passport.

Step 15: All IDs and documents can be photographed.

You need to make at least 2 copies of each document.The DFA will not continue with your appointment if you don’t bring the original and photocopied documents.

Step 16: There are passport fees in your area.

Most of the time, you will be directed to the DFA Aseana branch to make an appointment.Click on “Passport Fees” on the DFA website and select the branch you want to make an appointment at.You have to pay P950.00 for regular 20-day processing or P1200.00 for express 10- day processing.If you make an appointment after 5:00 P.M., the DFA Aseana branch considers it as express processing.First time or renewal applicants are only dealt with by remote branches.If you need a citizenship evaluation, you will be directed to the Aseana branch.

Step 17: To make an appointment, call the DFA Appointment hotline.

A Customer Care Officer will help you with your passport application.If you have to submit additional documentations, they will let you know.If you want to avoid long time ups, choose an appointment time early.You can get a reference number and Print Code from the Customer Care Officer.You can print your application from their website: https://www.passport.gov.ph/.You will be asked to input your first, middle and last name, reference number, and date of birth.

Step 18: An appointment can be made online.

Clicking on “Set an Appointment” will take you to the DFA website.Pick the DFA Aseana branch or another remote branch nearest you.You will be asked to fill out the application.You will be asked to confirm a date and time for your appointment after completing the application.If you want to avoid long time ups, choose an appointment time early.The site will inform you of any additional documents you need to bring to your appointment after you have completed your application.It’s a good idea to print out your application.A reference number and link to your application will be provided to you.

Step 19: Get ready for your appointment.

You need to have physical copies of your required documents.The DFA will not continue with your appointment if you don’t have these documents.Make 2 copies of each document and bring the original.Bring your identification and supporting documents.It’s a good idea to dress sensibly.Don’t wear tank tops, shorts, sandals, or flip-flops.If you are a minor, you must be with your parent or guardian at the appointment.

Step 20: On your appointment date, go to the DFA Consular Office.

The DFA Consular Office is located in Paranaque City.Arrive 30 minutes before your appointment.The late or early arrivals will not be helped.You must have original and photocopied required documents with you.

Step 21: The Application Counter has a printed application.

The Information Counter is where they will direct you.

Step 22: You can get your queue number at the counter.

Wait for your number to appear on the monitor and then sit at the Processing Area.

Step 23: You can pay the processing fees at the passport section.

The Passport Enrollment Section is located on the second floor.

Step 24: Proceed to the Encoding Section after paying your fees.

Personal details and fingerprints will be recorded here.

Step 25: You can pick up your passport at the DFA or have it delivered to you.

If you decide to have your passport delivered, you should go to the Delivery counter for more information.