REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUANCE OF ELECTRONIC PASSPORT (Leia em Português)
I. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CASES (FIRST-TIME APPLICANT, RENEWAL OR REPLACEMENT OF LOST PASSPORT, ETC.)
1. Applicant's personal appearance at the Embassy (including applicants who are 65 years old and above and minors who are below 18 years old). Application by mail is no longer allowed;
2. Passport pictures are not required. Biometrics of applicant (including photo, thumbprints and signature) will be captured at the Embassy during the application process. That is why personal appearance is required;
3. The applicant must wear decent attire (no sleeveless and/or collarless attire) and without eyeglasses/contact lenses. No facial piercings are allowed;
4. Duly accomplished application form signed by applicant, or in case of minor below 8 years old, signed by the parent or legal guardian and bearing applicant’s left and right thumb marks. Download the appropriate form here: New Application Adult, Renewal Application ADULT, New and Renewal Application MINOR;
5. For minor children below 18 years old applying for new passport and unaccompanied by both parents, notarized Affidavit of Consent to Travel executed and signed by either one of the parents;
6. Additional requirements:
First-time applicants born outside the Philippines - see Requirements under # II.
Passport renewal - see Requirements under # III,
Lost Passport - see Requirements under # IV,
Special circumstances - see Requirements under # V.
II. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST-TIME APPLICANT BORN OUTSIDE OF THE PHILIPPINES
1. Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA); original and one (1) photocopy;
III. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSPORT RENEWAL
1. Old passport (most recent) and one (1) photocopy of data page/s of old passport (Old passport will be returned);
2. In the case of applicants who are holding brown-colored passports, documentary proof of middle name (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.) must be submitted. The applicant should spell-out his or her middle name (not middle initial) as this will be reflected in the new passport. Holders of green-colored passports are not required to submit documentary proofs of middle name unless the consular officer requires the submission of such documents;
IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR REPLACEMENT OF LOST PASSPORT
1. Duly notarized Affidavit of Loss giving details of circumstances surrounding the loss of the passport;
2. Police Report, in case passport was lost as a result of robbery, theft or similar circumstances;
3. One (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the PSA;
4. One (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of each of other documents that may be required by the Consular Officer pursuant to R.A. 8239 & D.O. 11-97 such as Baptismal Certificate, Seaman’s Book, etc.;
V. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
1. FOR MARRIED WOMAN WHO IS USING HUSBAND’S FAMILY NAME FOR THE FIRST TIME:
In case of woman married in Brazil, Colombia, Suriname or Guyana: one (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the PSA-issued Marriage Certificate;
In case of woman married in the Philippines: one (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of the PSA-issued Marriage Certificate;
2. FOR WOMAN DIVORCED BY NON-FILIPINO HUSBAND WHO IS REVERTING TO HER MAIDEN NAME:
One (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of the PSA-issued Marriage Certificate with annotation of the Judicial Decree of Divorce or annulment.
3. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional proof or documents, pursuant to the Philippine Passport Law (R.A. 8239) and the Foreign Service Act (R.A. 7157).
Note: The Embassy cannot assume responsibility for any deviations of documents which have been mailed through the Postal Service or Courier Service.
VI. PROCESSING PERIOD/RELEASING TIME
1. REGULAR PASSPORT (NEW AND RENEWAL) APPLICATION
Passport is expected to be released within six (6) to eight (8) weeks after receipt by the Embassy of the duly accomplished application form and all requirements.
2. REPLACEMENT OF LOST PASSPORT
Lost passports need to be reported and cleared with the DFA, therefore the waiting period is fifteen (15) working days for clearance, plus four (4) to six (6) weeks for processing.
VII. PROCESSING FEES AND OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION: CLICK HERE
Note: Original supporting documents are to be returned.