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DFA Passport Guide

1.
Get a passport appointment schedule.

  • - Log-on to www.passport.com.ph.
  • - Click the “Set an Appointment” button.
  • - Choose the DFA Office where you want to set an appointment.
  • - Fill up the application form completely.

2.
Confirm your appointment and print your application form.

  • - Check your given e-mail address for DFA passport appointment confirmation message.
  • - Click the confirmation link within 24 hours to confirm the appointment otherwise the appointment will be cancelled.
  • - Print the application form using a PDF reader.

3.
Complete the necessary requirements and have them photocopied

  • - Ready all the necessary requirements as stated in the checklist with their photocopies.

4.
Personal appearance on the date of appointment and present the printed application form.

  • - Submit the printed application form together with the requirements on the appointment date.

5.
Requirements in case the applicant has no birth record:

  • - Apply for a delayed registration of birth at the local civil registry at the place of birth of applicant.
  • - Submit late registered NSO Birth Certificate with supporting documents.

6.
Additional requirements for applicants whose birth was late registered.

  • - Form 137
  • - Voter’s Registration Record
  • - Baptismal Certificate or National Commission on Muslim Filipinos/Office on Muslim Affairs Certificate with dry seal.

7.
Additional requirements for married women.

  • - Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  • - Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad.

8.
Additional requirements for spouse of foreign national:

  • - Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  • - Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad.
  • - Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for first time applicants or renewal of passport to be used for the first time the surname of the husband).

9.
Requirements for applicants with foreign sounding names:

  • - Bureau of Immigration Identification Certificate
  • - Certificate of Naturalization
  • - Election of Filipino Citizenship/Oath of Allegiance.
  • - If necessary, Marriage Certificate of parents and Birth Certificate of applicant’s brother or sister issued by NSO.

10.
Requirements in case the applicant is minor:

  • - Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below).
  • - Personal appearance of the minor applicant.
  • - Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child)/ of mother (if minor is illegitimate child).
  • - NSO Birth Certificate
  • - Document of identity with photo, if minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal
    • For minor applicants who never attended school, a Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / by mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) detailing the reasons why the child is not in school, is required.
  • - NSO Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents.
  • - Notarized Affidavit of Support and Consent to travel from either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / from mother (if minor is an illegitimate child).
  • - Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor.
  • - Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) or identification documents.

11.
Additional requirements in case minor is not travelling with parent:

  • - Personal appearance of the mother is required if minor applicant is an illegitimate child.
  • - Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion and relationship to the minor. If minor will be traveling alone, ASC must be executed by either parent, stating that his/her child will be traveling alone. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • - Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.

12.
Additional requirements if both parents of minor are abroad.

  • - Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General). If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • - Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General) authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the SPA.
  • - Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.
  • - Proper ID of the duly authorized representative.

13.
Requirements for minor whose mother is also a minor.

  • - Personal appearance of mother and maternal grandparent/s
  • - NSO Birth Certificate of minor applicant and mother
  • - Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the maternal grandparent/s indicating the name of the traveling companion
  • - DSWD Clearance if minor will be traveling with the person other than the maternal grandparent/s
  • - Proof of identity of mother and maternal grandparent/s.

14.
Requirements for Muslim applicants.

  • - Personal appearance
  • - Confirmed appointment
  • - NSO Birth Certificate
  • - Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.
  • - Certificate of Tribal Affiliation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) if late registered.

15.
Requirements for converts who would like to use their muslim name:

  • - Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) bearing the Muslim name
  • - National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Certificate of Conversion

16.
Additional requirements if applicant is a DOST Scholar.

  • - Certification or clearance from DOST.

17.
Requirements for applicants who want to avail a Dual Citizenship.

  • - Identification Certificate
  • - Oath of Allegiance
  • - Order of Approval
  • - Report of Birth (for those born abroad)

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