How To Apply Philippine Passport For new Applicants for 10 Years Validity [UPDATED 2018]

Philippine Passport

(July 27, 2018) Philippine Passport is valid until for 10 years (adult), for minors 5 years from the date issue.



1. Confirmed online appointment (click here)
2. Personal Appearance
3. Accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)
4. Original copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper
* Married Females (who are using their spouse's last name) must also submit Original copy of PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage
* Local Civil Registrar Copy may be required if PSA Birth Certificate is not clear or cannot be read 5. Any of the following Valid IDs with one (1) Photocopy (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Processing).

Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult New Applications


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

In case of Late Registered Birth Certificate:

1. 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.
2. If Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, applicant must submit IDs that pre-date the late registration.
3. If applicant has no ID's that pre-date the late registered Birth certificate, applicant must produce current IDs and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance.

In case applicant has NO Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:

1. If applicant is born AFTER 1950 - applicant must first file for late registration with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where applicant was born. Applicant will then submit the original copy of the PSA authenticated late registered Birth Certificate with the requisite supporting documents and IDs that pre-date the late registration.

2. If applicant is born ON OR BEFORE 1950 - applicant must submit original copies of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons attesting to the identity of the applicant.

If an Applicant's marriage has been dissolved and wants to revert to her maiden surname

1. Applicant must submit original copy of the annotated PSA Marriage Certificate (MC) or Report of Marriage (ROM) stating that the marriage has been dissolved.

2. lternatively, if annotated MC or ROM from PSA is not yet available, applicant must submit a Certified True Copy of the Court Order dissolving the marriage and a certificate of Finality from the court.

If applicant has lacking data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth 

Applicant must submit proof of filing of supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR).

If applicant has discrepancy in data in Birth Certificate / Report of Birth and other documents

If the discrepant data is in the BC, the applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry. If the discrepant data is in the other documents, the BC will be followed.

1. Discrepancy in first name - Applicant must submit a copy of the petition and supporting documents for correction of first name filed with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or consulate.

2. Discrepancy in other data - Applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry.

If applicant is a Dual Citizen

1. 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.

2. Government issued IDs (Philippine or from country of second citizenship)

3. If applicant is a Naturalized Filipino Citizen
*Identification Certificate of Naturalization from BI 

4. If applicant obtained Filipino citizenship by Election
*Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
*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

To know more about Philippine Passport visit the official website of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Consular (click here).

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