Passport

Philippine PassportUnder Republic Act No. 8239, also known as the "Philippine Passport Act of 1996," a Philippine passport is a document issued by the Philippine government to its citizens requesting other governments to allow its citizens to pass freely, and in case of need to give them lawful aid and protection [RA 8239, Sec. (d)]. The acquisition of a Philippine passport is a privilege. The law recognizes the passport applicant’s constitutional right to travel. However, the State is also mandated to protect and maintain the integrity and credibility of the passport and travel documents proceeding from it. It is a function of our Philippine consular officers to pass upon claims for or resolve matters involving Philippine citizenship and, upon determination of such citizenship, to issue an applicant with a Philippine passport. The passport remains a property of the Philippine Government and should be surrendered to the State should it be demanded through a competent Philippine Government Official.

Filipino citizens are entitled to a Philippine passport. Filipino citizens who have acquired foreign citizenship are eligible to apply for a Philippine passport after reacquisition of their Philippine citizenship (Oath of Allegiance under RA 9225).

For more information:
DFA WEBSITE: https://dfa.gov.ph/index.php/consular-services/passport-information/passport-requirements

Requirements for Renewal of Passport

For E-Passports

  1. Personal appearance
  2. Duly accomplished application form.
  3. Most recent passport, bring original and photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name).
  4. Birth Certificate, if born in the Philippines or Report of Birth, if born abroad Bring original and/or photocopy.
  5. Proof of Philippine Citizenship, bring original and photocopy of one of the following, whichever is applicable:
    • Valid Permanent/Temporary Resident Card/Work Permit,
    • Dual Citizenship Certificate (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval), or
    • Latest Tourist Visa
  6. Payment of Fees
  7. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary.

For Brown Passport, Green Passport, Maroon without IC Chip Logo

  1. Personal appearance
  2. Duly accomplished application form.
  3. Most recent passport, bring original and photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name).
  4. Proof of Philippine Citizenship, bring original and photocopy of one of the following, whichever is applicable:
    • Valid Permanent/Temporary Resident Card/Work Permit,
    • Dual Citizenship Certificate (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval), or
    • Latest Tourist Visa
  5. Original Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required. 
    • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway
  6. For married women, bring original Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the Local Civil Registry, or
    • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
  7. Payment of Fees
  8. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary.

For minor applicants

  1. Personal appearance
  2. Duly accomplished application form.
  3. Most recent passport, bring original and photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name).
  4. Proof of Philippine Citizenship, bring original and photocopy of one of the following, whichever is applicable:
    • Valid Permanent/Temporary Resident Card/Work Permit,
    • Dual Citizenship Certificate (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval), or
    • Latest Tourist Visa.
  5. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), bring original and photocopy.
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required. 
    • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway
  6. Personal appearance of either parent.
  7. Marriage Contract in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), bring original and photocopy or 
    Report of Marriage duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
  8. Valid passports of parents. 
  9. Personal appearance of mother and copy of  valid passport of mother (if parents are not married)
  10. Payment of Fees
  11. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary.

Change name: For women who will change their civil status from single to married:

  1. Personal appearance
  2. Duly accomplished application form.
  3. Most recent passport, bring original and photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name).
  4. Proof of Philippine Citizenship, bring original and photocopy of one of the following, whichever is applicable:
    • Valid Permanent/Temporary Resident Card/Work Permit,
    • Dual Citizenship Certificate (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval), or
    • Latest Tourist Visa.
  5. Marriage Contract.
    • If married in the Philippines, Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the Local Civil Registry, or
    • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
  6. Payment of Fees
  7. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary.

Change Name: For married women who would like to revert to their maiden name:

  1. Personal appearance
  2. Duly accomplished application form.
  3. Most recent passport, bring original and photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name).
  4. Proof of Philippine Citizenship, bring original and photocopy of one of the following, whichever is applicable:
    • Valid Permanent/Temporary Resident Card/Work Permit,
    • Dual Citizenship Certificate (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval), or
    • Latest Tourist Visa.
  5. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), bring original and photocopy.
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required. 
    • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway
  6. For women who are widowed, divorced, or whose marriage has been annulled, please present and submit copy of the appropriate document:
    • If widowed: Death Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) of the deceased husband  or Death Certificate in English authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country of death.
    • If marriage is annulled: Annotated PSA Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage and Certified True Copy (CTC) of Court Order effecting the annulment. 
    • If divorced: Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Divorce Decree duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce was obtained or by the concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines. 
      Certified True Copy (CTC) of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree must also be present and PSA Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage with the annotation of the Divorce Decree. 
      For Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree, please see link : https://psa.gov.ph/civilregistration/problems-and-solutions/annotation-effects-divorce-declared-foreign-country
  7. Payment of Fees
  8. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary.

Requirements for New Passport

  1. Personal appearance
  2. Duly accomplished application form.
  3. Proof of Philippine Citizenship, bring original and photocopy of one of the following, whichever is applicable:
    • Valid Permanent/Temporary Resident Card/Work Permit,
    • Dual Citizenship Certificate (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval), or
    • Latest Tourist Visa
  4. Original Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required. 
    • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway
  5. For married women, bring original Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the Local Civil Registry, or
    • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
  6. Payment of Fees
  7. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary.

Requirements for Lost or Damaged Passport

  1. Personal appearance
  2. Duly accomplished application form.
  3. Affidavit of Loss/Mutilation
  4. Police Report in English.
  5. Photocopy of the data page of the lost passport, if available
  6. Original Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required. 
    • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway
  7. For married women, bring original Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the Local Civil Registry, or
    • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
  8. Proof of Philippine Citizenship, bring original and photocopy of one of the following, whichever is applicable:
    • Valid Permanent/Temporary Resident Card/Work Permit,
    • Dual Citizenship Certificate (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval), or
    • Latest Tourist Visa
  9. Payment of Fees
  10. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary.

Reminders

  • Personal appearance is required for all applicants.
  • Processing Time: Monday to Friday 0900 to 1400 (except holidays)
  • Incomplete requirements will not be processed.
  • Earrings, necklace, facial piercing and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing. Smiling with visible teeth is also not allowed.
  • Make sure to check the data in the computer monitor before affixing your signature to certify that the encoded information is accurate and correct. Your signature indicates your confirmation on the accuracy of the information contained therein. Once signed, any errors in the passport will no longer be the fault of the Embassy, which means the fee for the replacement of the passport will be shouldered by the applicant.
  • Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport in behalf of the applicant. Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse and children of legal age with proper authorization letter.
  • Passport of a minor applicant shall be released to parents only or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney.
  • Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
  • Please allow 8 to 12 weeks for the entire process up to release of passport to applicant.
  • Applicants, who choose to have their new passport mailed to them, must send their old passport for cancellation to the Philippine Embassy in Oslo once the new passport is ready for release.
    Mailing Address:
    The Philippine Embassy 
    P.O. Box 322 SENTRUM 
    N-0103 Oslo 
    NORWAY
    • The Philippine Embassy shall not be responsible for the loss or damage to passport or documents in the mail. 
    • In case of RETURN TO SENDER, the applicant will pay the penalty and the expense of resending passport or documents thru mail.
  • Check all data in the received e-passport upon release. Affix signature on page 3.
  • The Embassy may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary, especially for applicants with dual citizenship and with foreign-sounding family names to prove citizenship.

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.

A passport may be renewed 6 months prior to its expiration date.