1/25/2016

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Steps on How To Get and Renew Your Philippine Passport



Either first time or renewing the old one, a Philippine passport is surely very important to acquire if you want to travel anywhere around the world. The Department of Foreign Affairs has set a much more convenient way of securing a Philippine passport. Online appointment is a good option and you can even opt to get it delivered to your address. The process takes 7 days (RUSH) and 14 days (REGULAR).

Click this link to set up an appointment at the nearest DFA Branch near you: http://passport.com.ph/

PLEASE SET UP AN APPOINTMENT NOW!
Steps on acquiring passport for FIRST TIME applicants: 


Secure the necessary documents:
Personal appearance
Confirmed appointment
Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from the
  DFA websitewww.dfa.gov.ph

- Birth Certificate issued by NSO

1. Secure at least 1 valid ID. Here is the list of acceptable valid IDs:


· Driver's license
· Professional Regulations Commission ID
· Senior Citizen’s ID
· Overseas Workers Welfare Administration ID
· Digitalized Social Security System ID
· Old college IDs
· Digitalized Bureau of Internal Revenue ID
· Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
· Government Service Insurance System eCard

2. Secure at least 3 supporting documents:

· NSO Marriage Contract
· NSO Birth Certificate
· NBI Clearance
· Seaman’s Book
· Land Title
· Voter’s ID
· Barangay Clearance
· Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
· Police Clearance
· Government Service Record

3. Marriage contract (for married men or woman) and Birth Certificate issued by the National Statistics Office.


4. For minors travelling with parents or guardians, additional documents need to be submitted to DFA.

· School ID or Form 137
· Birth Certificate
· Marriage Certificate of parents (if married)
· Original and photocopy of passport of parents or guardian travelling together with the 
   minor.

5. For Muslim applicants, obtain Tribal Affiliation Certificate issued at the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.
6. For applicants with dual citizenship, secure the following documents:


· Identification Certificate
· Oath of Allegiance
· Order of Approval
· Report of Birth

7. Photocopy of all submitted documents.

Steps for RENEWAL of Passport:

Personal appearance
Confirmed appointment
Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from the

  DFA websitewww.dfa.gov.ph
- More recent or expiring passport

1. Secure at least 1 valid ID. Here are the list of acceptable valid IDs:

· Driver's license
· Professional Regulations Commission ID
· Senior Citizen’s ID
· Overseas Workers Welfare Administration ID
· Digitalized Social Security System ID
· Old college IDs
· Digitalized Bureau of Internal Revenue ID
· Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
· Government Service Insurance System eCard

2. Secure at least 3 supporting documents:


· NSO Marriage Contract
· NBI Clearance
· Seaman’s Book
· Land Title
· Voter’s ID
· Barangay Clearance
· Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
· Police Clearance
· Government Service Record

3. Present your expired or expiring passport together with their photocopies. 


· For brown passport, 1-3 photocopies.
· For green passport, 1 photocopy.
· For electronic passport holders, first and last page of the passport should be photocopied.


4. Change your surname through obtaining several requirement;

· For spouse of foreign national, marriage contract and Certification of Attendance from the Commission of Filipino Overseas.
· For marriage abroad, Report of Marriage by NSO is needed.

5. Revert Married Surname by submitting the following requirements;


· Birth Certificate authenticated by the National Statistics Office
· For widow, death certificate of husband issued by NSO
· For divorced applicant, Divorce Decree CTC from the Philippine Embassy is needed
· For annulled applicant, Marriage contract and Court Order is needed.

6. For a Muslim applicant who wants to change their Muslim name, you only need to present a valid id with supporting documents and the expired or expiring passport.
7. Photocopy of all required documents.

After acquiring all the necessary documents, you can now visit the website of DFA, pay the processing fee and select the nearest branch for appearance. The processing fee is P950.00 for regular processing and P1200.00 for express.


For PASSPORT INQUIRIES: You may call 556-0000 during business hours. 



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