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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

HOW TO APPLY FOR PHILIPPINE PASSPORT FOR FIRST TIME APPLICANTS



To apply for a Philippine passport, an applicant must fill out a Passport application form this is FREE and submit the requirements. 

Requirements for first-time applicants :

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS:

  • Personal Appearance is required.
  • Duly accomplished application form.
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
  • Proof of identity / Supporting documents indicating full name, date and place of birth and citizenship
  • Other Supporting documents.

Additional Requirements:

  • For married women, who want to use surname of their spouse
  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO or Certified True Copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
  • For married women who would like to revert back to their maiden name
If already widowed: Death Certificate of the deceased husband;
  • If marriage is annulled: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on annulment and NSO-issued MC with the annotation on the annulment decree;
  • If divorced: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on divorce secured by foreign spouse authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce is obtained.

For Minors (below 18 years old)

  • Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is of legitimate status).
  • Personal appearance of mother (if minor is of illegitimate status)

If minor is NOT traveling with either parent:

  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent

If both parents are abroad:

  • Affidavit of support and consent (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General if not executed before a Consul).
  • Special Power of Attorney (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General if not executed before a Consul designating the representative by name and authorizing him to apply for a passport on behalf of the minor).
  • Passport and photocopy of the passport of the traveling companion of the minor.
  • Identification Card and photocopy thereof of the duly authorized person.

For Muslim applicants

  • For those whose births were registered:
Please refer to requirements for first time passport applicants.

For those whose births were not registered:

  • Late registered Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)
  • Original and photocopy of Voter's Affidavit or other supporting documents indicating date and place of birth and citizenship, identity and tribal affiliation.
  • Certificate from the Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA)
For Applicants with Foreign-Sounding Family Names: (e.g. Lim, Cho, Sy, Lee, Samadi, Singh, Nakamura, Hasegawa, etc.) are required to submit the following documents:
    • Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) (by birth)
    • Certificate of No Marriage Record of Mother issued by NSO / LCR (if illegiitimate status, foreign father)
    • Marriage Certificate of Parents issued by NSO (if legitimate status)
    • Bureau of Immigration Identifacation Certificate No. (by naturalization; by election; by marriage; by recognition) 
    Applicant who availed of Dual Citizenship under RA9225 are required to submit the following:
      1. Birth Certificate issued by NSO/OLD Philippine Passport
      2. Identification certificate No.
      3. Oath of Allegiance
      4. Report of Birth (for those born abroad)
The Department of Foreign Affairs accepts and processes passport applications  and authentication services at the new Office of Consular Affairs building at Bradco corner Macapagal Avenues, Aseana Business Park near the Mall of Asia.
 
The DFA new office is a 7,000-square meter, four-storey building located a few blocks from the old DFA building. 


The DFA accepts online requests for appointment for passport applicants.

Here are the official passport fees:
P500.00 for the 44-page Machine-Readable Passport (MRP)
P950.00 for the 44-page Electronic Passport Passport (ePass)
P250.00 additional payment for expedited processing of either the MRP or the ePass
P700.00 for replacement of lost valid passport (MRP)


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

concise and direct to the point....

Eimzh said...

Widow na ang nanay ko at magpoprocess sya ng passport for the first time. Hindi na ba kelangan ung marriage contract nya?

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