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01 Jun 2017 - 5 min read

Philippine Passport Renewal Requirements: What You Need

If you're renewing your passport and are looking for the requirements needed, there's no need to look any further. Here's a complete list of the Filipino passport renewal requirements:

1. Passport

Obviously, you need to bring your most recent expiring or expired passport. This could either be a Brown passport, a Green passport, a Machine Readable Passport (MRP), or an Electronic Passport. It's important you know what kind of passport you have as they have specific additional requirements.

2. Acceptable IDs

Your passport determines the kind of ID accepted. Here's the complete list of acceptable IDs for all the kinds of Philippine passports:

Brown Passport or passports issued prior to 01 May 1995
Bring original brown passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3,4 and last page
Birth Certificatein Security Paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copyof Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name.
If your PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or unreadable; a transcribed certified true copy of the birth certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required.
If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA
Green Passport or passports issued after 01 May 1995
Bring original green passport and photocopy of the data page and last page of passport
Birth Certificatein Security Paper issued by the PSAor Certified True Copyof Birth Certificate issued by theLCR and duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name
If PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or unreadable; a transcribed certified true copy of the birth certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required.
If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA
Machine Readable Passport (MRP without IC Chip logo) issued in the year 2007
Bring original passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport
Birth Certificatein Security Paper issued by the PSAor Certified True Copyof Birth Certificate issued by the LCRand duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name
If PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or unreadable; a transcribed certified true copy of the birth certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required.
If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA
Electronic Passport (E-passport)
Bring original e-passport and photocopy of page 2 (data page).
3. Application Form

You can download the application form from the Department of Foreign Affairs website. Make sure that you read the instructions properly and accomplish it correctly.

Make sure that your passport is renewed six months before departure date to avoid trouble.

4.Confirmed Appointment

Appointments can be made on the DFA website. Passport appointment schedules are usuallyfully booked. The slot you get may be three months into the future. The perfect time to renew is when your passport's still valid for a year.Renewing it when it's only valid for the next nine months might be pushing it.

5.Personal Appearance

Once you’ve got the date for your appointment, be sure to make it on time for your appointment. You can't make another appointment for the next 30 days if you don’t show up. Aside from these general requirements, there are also specific requirements for different kinds of applicants renewing their passports. You can check them out below:

For women who will change their civil status from single to married
Marriage Contractin Security Paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copyof Marriage Contract issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA.
Submit Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCRif entries are blurred or unreadable
If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA
Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for women with foreign national husband married in the Philippines).
For married women who would like to revert to their maiden name
Bring original passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport
Birth Certificatein Security Paper issued by the PSAor Certified True Copyof Birth Certificate issued by the LCRand duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name
If PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or unreadable; transcribed certified true copy of the birth certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA
If already widowed: Death Certificate in Security Paper issued by the PSAof the deceased husband
If marriage is annulled: Annotated PSA Marriage Contract and Certified True Copy of Court Order effecting the Annulment
If divorced: Certified True Copy of the Divorce Decree duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce was obtained or by the concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines. Certified True Copy of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree must also be present and the PSA Marriage Contract with the annotation of the Divorce Decree.
Applicants who've availed of Dual Citizenship under RA 9225
Birth Certificatein Security Paper issued by the PSAor Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the LCRand duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries inPSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA
Identification Certificate from the Bureau of Immigration or Philippine Embassy/Consulate
Oath of Allegiance
Order of Approval
Applicants who were naturalized
If born in the Philippines, Birth Certificatein Security Paper issued by the PSA or Certified True Copyof Birth Certificate issued by the LCRand duly authenticated by PSA.
Identification Certificate from the Bureau of Immigration
Applicants who elected Philippine Citizenship
Birth Certificatein Security Paper issued by the PSAor Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the LCRand duly authenticated by PSA.
Certified True Copy of the Sworn Statement duly signed by authorized to administer oaths filed at the nearest Local Civil Registry
Oath of Allegiance
Identification Certificate from the Bureau of Immigration
For Muslim Applicants
For converts who would like to use their Muslim name
Annotated Birth Certificate in Security Paper issued by the PSAbearing the Muslim name
National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Certificate of Conversion
For divorced women
Marriage Contractin Security Paper issued by the PSAor Certified True Copyof Marriage Contract issued by the LCRand duly authenticated by PSA with annotation effecting the Divorce
Court Order from the Philippine Sharia Court effecting the Divorce

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