PASSPORT ASSISTANCE

Passport Assistance

May 1, 2018 - 12:00 am | By express_angel

IMPORTANT REMINDERS 

The information provided in the passport application form must be true and correct. The documents that will be submitted should be authentic. Under the law, making false statements in passport application form, furnishing falsified or forged documents in support thereof are punishable by law.
    1. BEFORE APPLYING FOR A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT:
      1. All applicants should secure an appointment when applying for a passport;
      2. The public is advised to secure their passports prior to booking their flights. Flight bookings should ONLY be made if passports are still valid for at least six (6) months;
      3. Confirmed appointment is required for all applicants except for those who would qualify for the courtesy lane;
      4. Applicants are reminded to be 30 minutes earlier on their selected date and time of appointment at their chosen consular office;
      5. Personal appearance is required for all applicants;
      6. Please be warned that dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense;
      7. Prepare all the originals and photocopies of the documentary requirements for passport application.
      8. To ensure entry to countries with strict dress codes, all applicants are required to wear decent clothing for passport photo capture. Plunging necklines, sleeveless clothings, spaghetti strapped tops, see-through tops, sando, tube tops, halters and the like are prohibited.
      9. Jewelleries and contact lenses are not allowed during photo capturing;
      10. The DFA adheres to “No Escort” policy; escorts shall be prohibited from entering the DFA consular premises to accompany the applicants.
  1. AFTER APPLYING FOR A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT:
    1. Applicant shall bring the passport receipt for release of their passport. In case of lost passport receipt an Affidavit of Loss is required.
    2. For applicants 13 years old and above, immediately affix the signature on the third page of the passport booklet upon receipt of the passport. For minors 12 years old and below, leave it blank.
    3. Check if all the data on the passport are correct.
    4. If the applicant cannot personally claim his/her passport, an immediate family member or an authorized representative shall present an Authorization Letter or a Special Power of Attorney respectively, to claim the passport in behalf of the applicant.
    5. Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
    6. Do not staple anything on the passport booklet especially the covers as it may damage the electronic chip and render the epassport unreadable.

ADULT NEW APPLICATION

    1. CORE REQUIREMENTS
      1. Confirmed Online Appointment
      2. Personal appearance
      3. Accomplished Application Form
      4. Original copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper; Married Females (who are using their spouse's last name) must also submit Original copy of PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage
      5. Valid Government issued ID with one (1) Photocopy
    1. LIST OF VALID IDs
      1. Social Security System (SSS)/ Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID)Card
      2. Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License
      3. Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
      4. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) / Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) card
      5. Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter's ID or Voter's Certificate or Voter's Registration Record from COMELEC Head or Regional Office
      6. Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
      7. Senior Citizen ID
      8. Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID
      9. School ID (for students)
      10. For applicants based overseas, they may use their host government issued ID's showing their Philippine citizenship. (Example: Residence Card)
    1. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
In addition to the core requirements, the following supporting documents will be further required in the following cases:
      1. In case of Late Registered Birth Certificate:
        • If Birth Certificate was registered at least ten (10) years ago, application will be treated as a regular application, and no additional supporting documents will be required
        • If Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, applicant must submit IDs that pre-date the late registration
        • If applicant has no ID's that pre-date the late registered Birth certificate, applicant must produce current IDs and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
      1. In case applicant has NO Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:
        • If applicant is born AFTER 1950 - applicant must first file for late registration with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where applicant was born. Applicant will then submit the original copy of the PSA authenticated late registered Birth Certificate with the requisite supporting documents and IDs that pre-date the late registration
        • If applicant is born ON OR BEFORE 1950 - applicant must submit original copies of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons attesting to the identity of the applicant.
      1. If an Applicant's marriage has been dissolved and wants to revert to her maiden surname:
        • Applicant must submit original copy of the annotated PSA Marriage Certificate (MC) or Report of Marriage (ROM) stating that the marriage has been dissolved; OR
        • Alternatively, if annotated MC or ROM from PSA is not yet available, applicant must submit a Certified True Copy of the Court Order dissolving the marriage and a certificate of Finality from the court.
      1. If applicant has lacking data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:
        • Applicant must submit proof of filing of supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR)
      1. If applicant has discrepancy in data in Birth Certificate / Report of Birth and other documents11If the discrepant data is in the BC, the applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry. If the discrepant data is in the other documents, the BC will be followed.
        • Discrepancy in first name - Applicant must submit a copy of the petition and supporting documents for correction of first name filed with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or consulate
        • Discrepancy in other data - Applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry
      1. If applicant is a Dual Citizen:
        • Original PSA authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth and Original Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and a photocopy
        • Government issued IDs (Philippine or from country of second citizenship)
      1. If applicant is a Naturalized Filipino Citizen:
        • Identification Certificate of Naturalization from BI
      1. If applicant obtained Filipino citizenship by Election
        • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
        • Identification Certificate of Election from BI
    1. If applicant has been granted citizenship by Act of Legislation
      • Certified true copy of the law granting citizenship
      • Foreign Birth Certificate authenticated by Philippine FSP

MINOR NEW APPLICATION

    1. CORE REQUIREMENTS
      1. Confirmed Online Appointment (if applicable) - Children 7 years old and below do not need to have an online appointment. They are entitled to avail of the courtesy lane together with their parent/s and minor siblings.
      2. Accomplished Application Form
      3. Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
      4. PSA Birth Certificate
      5. Passport or Valid Government issued ID of either parent with one (1) Photocopy
      6. School ID (if available)
    1. LIST OF VALID IDs
      1. Social Security System (SSS)/ Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID)Card
      2. Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License
      3. Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
      4. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) / Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) card
      5. Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter's ID or Voter's Certificate or Voter's Registration Record from COMELEC Head or Regional Office
      6. Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
      7. Senior Citizen ID
      8. Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID
      9. School ID (for students)
      10. For applicants based overseas, they may use their host government issued ID's showing their Philippine citizenship. (Example: Residence Card)
  1. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required in the following cases:
    1. In case applicant has No PSA Birth Certificate/Report of Birth yet
      • If born in the Philippines: Certified True Copy of Local Civil Registrar (LCR) Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA
      • If born abroad: original copy of Report of Birth or first indorsement from Consular Records Division
    1. In case applicant is not accompanied by the parent/s during the application process
      • Applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
      • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion
    1. In case applicant is not traveling with parent/s
      • Applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be Consularized by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
      • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
    1. In case applicant is an illegitimate child in custody of the Mother
      • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and mother or authorized adult companion
      • PSA Birth Certificate
      • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of mother or authorized Adult Companion for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
      • If applicant is not accompanied by mother during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the mother designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
      • If applicant is not traveling with Mother, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the mother. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
    1. If the applicant is an Illegitimate child and mother is deceased / absent and father is unknown
      • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
      • PSA Birth Certificate
      • Valid Passport or valid government ID of adult guardian for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
      • DSWD Clearance
      • Affidavit of Guardianship
    1. If the minor applicant has undergone the process of domestic adoption
      • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adoptive parent/s
      • PSA Birth Certificate
      • Valid passport or valid government issued ID of adoptive parent/s for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
      • Court Decree of Adoption
      • If applicant is not accompanied by adoptive parent/s during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the adoptive parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
      • If applicant is not traveling with adoptive parent/s, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the adoptive parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
    1. If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of foreign adoption / Inter Country Adoption Board (ICAB) adoption process
      • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and ICAB representative
      • PSA Birth Certificate/PSA Certificate of Foundling
      • Endorsement from ICAB
      • Certificate of Child Available for Adoption/Deed of Voluntary Commitment
      • Placement Authority issued by ICAB
      • Certificate for Issuance of Passport issued by ICAB
      • Clearance for Inter-Country Adoption
      • Child Study Report
      • DSWD clearance
  1. If the applicant is a foundling and NOT for adoption
    • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
    • PSA Certificate of Foundling
    • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of adult guardian
    • DSWD clearance
    • Affidavit of guardianship
FOR ALL RENEWAL APPLICANTS: (If the old passport is green/red passport, the requirements is same with the new application)

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