Do I need my Birth Certificate to apply for a passport?

If you are only renewing your passport, and your passport is an electronic or ePassport, (maroon with microchip logo on cover), you do not need your Birth Certificate.

However, if you are applying for a new passport, or renewing an older passport (green, brown, maroon without microchip logo), or replacing a lost passport, you need to present your original Birth Certificate issued on Security Paper from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).