Philippine Passport Application Requirements

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Citizenship in the Philippines is just one of many requirements for obtaining a Philippine passport.

To get a Philippine passport, you must be a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines. Those who have dual citizenship in the Philippines and another nation are also entitled to a Philippine passport. Former Filipino nationals who are naturalized citizens of another country are not allowed to keep a Philippine passport. Along with citizenship, there are numerous other requirements for obtaining a Philippine passport.

  1. First-Time Applicants

    • Filipino citizens who are over 18 must appear at the Department of Foreign Affairs office to submit their application forms. Along with the application form, you are required to bring a birth certificate in security paper issued by the National Statistics Office or a Certified True Copy of your birth certificate that was issued by the local civil registrar and authenticated by the NSO. You must also have three color ID-size photos of your face, set against a royal blue background. If you're under 18, you must bring all the above documents and be accompanied by a parent. If your parents aren't married, you must appear with your birth mother.

    Married Women First-Time Applicants

    • Married women who want to use the surname of their spouse must bring all the documents required for a first-time adult applicant along with their marriage contract. For those who want to revert back to their maiden name (due to spouse's death, annulment or divorce) are required to bring the deceased husband's death certificate, the judgment of annulment decree or judgment of divorce, respectively.

    Brown Passport Renewals

    • Brown passports were issued before May 1, 1995. If you had a brown passport, you must bring in your old passport, photocopies of passport pages 1, 2 and 3 and the pages showing the latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps. You must also show proof of citizenship, with complete middle name.

    Green Passport Renewals

    • If you have a green passport, issued after May 1, 1995, you are required to present the passport and a photocopy of the inside and back cover. You must also show the pages with the latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps. If you're under 18 and your parents aren't married, you must appear with your mother. You must also show proof of citizenship.

    Married Women and Minors

    • Married women who wish to renew their passports must make a personal appearance at the Department of Foreign Affairs and bring in their marriage contract. Minors must appear with either parent, but if the parents are abroad, the minor can bring an affidavit of support and consent or a special power of attorney. The passport and photocopy of the passport of the person traveling with the child must also be presented.

    Passport Fees

    • For regular processing (14 days), applicants must pay 500 Philippine pesos. Expedited processing (seven days) is an additional 250 Philippine pesos. Replacement of a lost valid passport costs 700 Philippine pesos.

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