Getting a Passport is very important in traveling locally and abroad. The new Passport in the Philippines today has 10 years’ validity. Meaning you can travel more, less renewal process, less expense & to have more vacation.
Passport is a very important ID a local citizen should have. So, sit back and relax, getting a new passport or renewing a passport should not be very hard. We will guide you step by step on getting your Philippine Passport ID.
What is Passport?
Passport is a travel document and a valid ID to be used for visiting different countries and local places. This is the most important ID a local citizen should have.
What is the difference between Visa and Passport?
Passport is the ID issued by the government and Visa is the given to people who have been permitted to visit a place or a country. Some Countries needed a Visa before entering its domain.
What are the Requirements for Philippine Passport?
1. Confirmed Online Appointment on DFA Website
First is by going to DFA Website and Signup through your active email. Fill up all the Personal Information and Details. Always double check if you have input the correct information, so you would never encounter problems in registration.
2. Printout Application Form with Reference number
After Filling out everything. You will receipt a PDF Form where you could save and print later. Get your Reference Number.
3. NSO or Birth Certificate
You need to have your NSO or Birth Certificate for you. You need to Photocopy it and also bring the Original when you attend on your date scheduled on DFA Office.
4. Valid ID
Here are the List of Valid ID’s accepted by the DFA.
•SSS UMID Card
•GSIS UMID Card
•LTO Driver’s License or LTO Student Permit in Card format
•Voter’s ID issued by COMELEC
•Senior Citizen’s ID
•School ID for students
•Postal ID Card (issued by Philpost from November 2016 onwards)
•PNP Firearms License
•Airman License (issued August 2016 onwards)
•OFW Residence Card or any ID issued by host country which proves Philippine citizenship
5. Supporting documents (if needed)
In the case of Late Registered Birth Certificate:
•If Birth Certificate was registered at least ten (10) years ago, application will be treated as a regular application, and no additional supporting documents will be required
•If Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, applicant must submit IDs that pre-date the late registration 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 Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where the applicant was born. 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 – applicant must submit original and photocopy of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons attesting to the identity of the applicant (Affidavit should include 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
•Alternatively, if an annotated MC or ROM from PSA is not yet available, the applicant must submit a Certified True Copy of the Court Order dissolving the marriage and a certificate of Finality from the court.
If an applicant has missing data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:
•Applicant must present original and submit photocopy of proof of filing of supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR)
If an applicant has a discrepancy in data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth and other documents
•In case the discrepancy data is in the Birth Certificate, 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 Birth Certificate 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 Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or consulate
•Discrepancy in other data – Applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry
If the passport applicant is a Dual Citizen:
•Original PSA authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth and Original Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and a photocopy
•Original and photocopy of the foreign passport.
•Government-issued IDs (Philippine or from country of second citizenship)
If the applicant is a Naturalized Filipino Citizen
•Original and photocopy of Identification Certificate of Naturalization from BI
If the 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 the Bureau of Immigration
If the applicant has been granted citizenship by Act of Legislation
•Certified true copy of the law granting citizenship
•Foreign Birth Certificate authenticated by Philippine FSP
Passport Requirements for Minor Applicants
•Children 7 years old and below do not need to have an online appointment to apply for a passport. They are entitled to avail of the courtesy lane together with any of their parent and minor siblings. Please follow the step-by-step guide here: Passport Application for Minors.
5. Personal Appearance to DFA Office
After Securing every Documents & ID needed, then next is attending to your scheduled date on DFA Office.
How to get a Philippine Passport?
1. Register & Scheduled a Passport Online at DFA Website
Online Appointment by Individual or Group is Required. You should Secure a specific time and check if the date is available. Always Schedule 3-4 months ahead of time if you need a passport to travel abroad or locally.
2. Select DFA Office
Select a place near you and always be ahead of your scheduled time.
3. Choose Your Date of Appointment
Choose the Date of Your Appointment and make sure you are free on that date. The Green Dates are the Available slots you can pick.
4. Enter Your Personal Information
Always remember to provide honest & true Information about you and other details needed. So you won’t encounter any problems.
5. Pay Processing Fee
Pay the Processing Fee needed.
•Regular Processing – P950 (passport release 12 working days)
•Expedited Processing – P1,200 (passport release 6-7 working days)
Payment must be done within 48 hours after receiving your Reference Number. Failure to do so, will cancel your appointment on DFA Office.
List of DFA Approved payment center:
•Clothers Asia Corp.
•Robinsons Business Center
•Robinsons Department Store
•SRS (San Roque Supermarket)
•Sta. Lucia Mall
•Citystate Savings Bank
•Country Builders Bank
•Luzon Development Bank
•USSC Western Union
6. Print Out & get your Reference Number
After paying secure your reference number.
7. Go to DFA Office on your Date Appointed
After Paying and receiving your E-receipt. You can now attend to your date appointment scheduled. Always be early 1hr or 30 mins of your appointment. Look Good because you will use it for long time when needed. No Escort policy. Have Proper Attire.
8. Confirm Your details on Encoding Area
Next Step Area Encoding area. Here you can correct the wrong information you have input through Online Appointment. Don’t Worry you won’t be lost, there are steps you could see and can always ask guard to guide you on the right place.
9. Have Your Photo taken, Signature & Bio metrics
We are now on the second to the last step and you should check on your mirror if you look good. You can now proceed here.
10. Claim Your Passport
Receive your new passport at the date stamped on your receipt. If you did not use a courier service, you need to claim your passport at the Passport Releasing Section in DFA. Otherwise, wait for the delivery of your passport. Check if all the data on your passport are correct before leaving the Consular Office.