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

If you are only renewing your passport with no changes in information on the passport, you do not need your Birth Certificate.

However, if you are applying for a passport for the first time, or replacing a lost passport, you need to present your original Birth Certificate issued on Security Paper from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA Birth Certificates may also be required as proof of filiation (i.e. proof of relationship of a child to his/her parents) for a minor passport applicant.