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23 May 2017 - 3 min read

Philippine Passport Requirements for First-time Applicants
1. Birth Certificate

There are several typesof birth certificates you can submit. One of them is issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Security Paper. The other is a certified true copy issued by the local civil registrar (LCR). If entries in your birth certificate are blurred and/or unreadable, you will need to supply a transcribed birth certificate from yourLCR. What do you do if you don't have a birth certificate? These are your options:

If born in or after 1950 (January 1, 1950 or after):

• Apply for the delayed registration of birth at the local civil registry office located at the place of birth of applicant • Submit authenticated Birth Certificate from PSA and supporting public document/s with correct date and place of birth (i.e. Form 137, Voter’s Registration Record, Baptismal Certificate with readable dry seal or National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) with photo and readable dry seal for Muslim applicants).

If born before 1950 and below (December 31, 1949 and below):

• Certificate of Non-Availability of Record from PSA • Notarized Joint Birth Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons • Any public document/s with correct full name, date and place of birth (i.e. Baptismal Certificate with readable dry seal or NCMF Certificate with photo and readable dry seal for Muslim applicants)

2. Valid Picture ID

The validpicture ID and other supporting documents are to prove your identity. Here are some of the IDs that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will accept.

Digitized SSS ID
Driver’s License
GSIS E-card
Digitized BIR ID
Senior Citizen’s ID
Unified Multi-Purpose ID
Voter’s ID
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.

4. Confirmed Appointment

Appointments can be made on the DFA website. Passport appointment schedules are usuallyfully booked and the slot you may get might be three months into the future. Schedule your travel period accordingly.

5. Personal Appearance

Once you've got the date for your appointment, be sure to make it on time for your appointment. You're barred from making another appointment for the next 30 days if you don't show up. There are alsospecific requirements for other first-time applicants, which they have to bring in addition to the one's we've listed above. We've also compiled them here:

For Married Women:

• Bring a marriage contract in Security Paper issued by the PSA. You can also bring anoriginal and photocopy of the certified true copyof the marriage contractissued by the LCR and duly authenticated by PSA. A transcribed marriage contract from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable. • Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA if married abroad • Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for women with foreign national husband).

Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship under RA 9225:

• Identification Certificate of Retention or Re-acquisition • Oath of Allegiance • Order of Approval

Applicants who elected for Philippine Citizenship:

• Identification Certificate of Election • Oath of Allegiance • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship

Applicants who have been Naturalized:

• Identification Certificate of Naturalization • Oath of Allegiance

For Muslim Applicants
For late registered Muslim applicants:

• Certificate of Tribal Affiliation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos

For converts who would like to use their Muslim name:

• Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper issued by the PSA bearing the Muslim name • National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Certificate of Conversion Got your new passport? Time to put a stamp on it. Discover cheap hotel deals and cheap flights from carriers like Philippine Airlines, AirAsia, and more with Traveloka! ]]>