Applying for a Philippine Passport, Requirements list


If you are applying for a Philippine passport, there are several requirements that you need depending on what category you fall in. By “category” we mean: If you are (1) Applying for passport for the first time, (2) Applying but with no birth record, (3) Applying as married, (4) Applying as married to a foreign national, and (5) Applying as with Dual Citizenship.

Applying for a Philippine Passport, Requirements list

Here are the requirements as per the Department of Foreign Affairs:

General requirements:

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  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed appointment
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed BirthCertificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate areblurred or unreadable. (Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO if born abroad)
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity (Please refer of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents)

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Call (02) 737-1111 for your NSO Birth

In case of no birth record:
If born in or after 1950 (January 1, 1950 or after):

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  • Apply for the delayed registration of birth at the local civil registry office located at the place of birth of applicant
  • Submit authenticated Birth Certificate from NSO and document/s upon the discretion of the processor or Consular Officer, with correct date and place of birth (i.e. Form 137, Voter’s Registration Record, Baptismal Certificate with readable dry seal or National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) / Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Certificate with photo and readable dry seal for Muslim applicants).

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If born before 1950 and below (December 31, 1949 and below):

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  • Certificate of Non-Availability of Record from NSO
  • Notarized Joint Birth Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons
  • Any public document/s with correct full name, date and place of birth (i.e. Baptismal Certificate with readable dry seal or NCMF / OMA Certificate with photo and readable dry seal for Muslim applicants)

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 For Married Women:

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  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Statistics Office (NSO) or original and photocopy of the 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

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For spouse of foreign national:

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  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the 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 Filipino 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)

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Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship or Election of Philippine Citizenship under RA 9225:

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

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Applying for a Philippine Passport, Requirements list