How to Get a Philippine DFA Passport


To apply for a Philippine DFA passport, you must be a citizen of the Philippines or have acquired citizenship through naturalization. The process is simple, but does require some detail and supporting documentation.

Things You'll Need

  • Application form
  • Birth certificate (or certified true copy)
  • 3 color photos (4.5 x 3.5 cm)
  • Identification (card or documents)
  • Fees
  • Complete the application form (See Resources Section). Forms must be typed or printed using black or blue ink.

  • Provide three good-quality color photos of yourself. Photos must have a blue (royal) background and be 4.5 x 3.5 cm in size. Attire must be decent and collars are recommended. Hats or headgear should not be worn in the photo.

  • Make an appointment on the E-passport system provided by DFA (See Resources Section) or contact the Mobile Passport Service for more information and locations at 632-834-4409.

  • Furnish your original birth certificate or CTC (certified true copy), photos, and ID card or supporting documents proving your identity. Bring your documents and application in-person (required) to the Department of Foreign Affairs--Consular Services office; fees will be assessed for processing.

Tips & Warnings

  • For married women, an original or certified copy of the marriage license is required. For applicants under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must be present.

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