How to Get a Philippine DFA Passport

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A Philippine passport is valid for five years

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
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Instructions

    • 1

      Complete the application form (See Resources Section). Forms must be typed or printed using black or blue ink.

    • 2

      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.

    • 3

      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.

    • 4
      Passport processing takes 14 business days while expedited processing is only seven days
      Passport processing takes 14 business days while expedited processing is only seven days

      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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  • Photo Credit philippines flag icon. (with clipping path) image by Andrey Zyk from Fotolia.com passport image by isatori from Fotolia.com

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