Passport Requirements

NSO Birth Certificate
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 duly authenticated by
NSO depending on the NSO signatory; for born 1950 & below, Negative Birth Record from NSO
& Joint Birth Affidavit from Two Disinterested Persons if no record from NSO.

Original Valid ID
Original ID i.e. Senior Citizen’s ID, Voter’s ID, digitized government-issued IDs like SSS, PRC,
BIR, Driver’s License, original school ID (for students only) AND original supporting documents
indicating full name, date and place of birth and citizenship.

If the Birth Certificate was Late Registered:
Submit 2 original supporting documents indicating full name, date and place of birth and
citizenship prior to date of late registration.

Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate
Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar if BC SECPA is unreadable.

Marriage Certificate of Parents in SECPA
MC SECPA of parents if Last & Middle name are foreign sounding (Chua, Ong, etc)

Other Supporting Documents
Please bring the following if they are available.

  • Marriage Contract
  • PRC / IBP ID
  • Land Title
  • Driver’s License
  • Government Service Record
  • Old SSS-E1 form or digitized SSS-ID
  • School Form 137 or Transcript of Records
  • Other documents that show full name and birth details of applicant and/or citizenship
  • Voter’s Registration Record
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Seaman’s Book

If you would like to use the surname of your spouse:

  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO and Certified True Copy
    issued by the Local Civil Registrar if MC secpa is unreadable.
  • Certificate of Attendance from CFO (Commission of Filipino Overseas) if married to a
    foreigner (color green).

If you would like to revert back to your maiden name:
Please prepare the following as well:

  • Death Certificate of the deceased husband and Marriage Contract (MC) in Security
    Paper issued by NSO or by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
  • If marriage is annulled: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the
    dispositive portion of the judgment on annulment and NSO-issued Marriage Certificate
    with the annotation on the annulment decree.
  • If divorced: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion
    of the judgment on divorce authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where
    the divorce is obtained and NSO-issued Marriage Certificate with the annotation on the
    divorced decree.

For Minor Applicants:
Please take note of the following:

  • Personal appearance of minor with either parent if parents are married
  • Personal appearance of minor with mother (if minor is of illegitimate status)
  • Personal appearance of mother (if minor is 7yrs old & below)
  • Passport of person traveling with the minor, original and photocopy

If you are not traveling with either of your parents, follow these instead:

  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent
  • Personal appearance of mother (if minor is 7yrs old & below)
  • Passport of person traveling with the minor, original and photocopy

Illegitimate children will need to prepare the following:

  • Affidavit Of Support and Consent from the mother
  • DSWD Clearance, original & photocopy
  • Original ID w/ signature or passport of mother

If you are traveling with your father only, follow these instead:

  • Marriage Certificate of parents
  • Affidavit Of Support and Consent from the mother, if child is (8yrs old & below)
  • Original ID w/ signature or passport of mother

If both of your parents are abroad, follow these instead:

  • Affidavit of support and consent indicating the name of the traveling companion and the
    relationship to the minor (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or
    Consulate General)
  • Special Power of Attorney designating the representative by name and authorizing
    him/her to apply for a passport on behalf of the minor in their stead (must be
    authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General).
  • Certified True Copy of parents’ passport (must be authenticated by the nearest
    Philippine Embassy or Consulate General)
  • Original and photocopy of the passport of person traveling with the minor
    Original valid ID w/ signature or passport of the authorized if you are a Muslim applicant
    whose birth was not registered:

Please take note of the following:

  • Late registered Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National
    Statistics Office (NSO)
  • Original and photocopy of Voter’s Affidavit or other supporting documents indicating date
    and place of birth and citizenship, identity and tribal affiliation
  • Certificate from the Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA)

If you are a Muslim convert:
Please take note of the following:

  • Submit annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA)
  • Court Order granting change of name
  • Shari’ah Court Order
  • OMA Certificate of Conversion

Brown Passport or issued prior to 01 May 1995:

  • Old passport and photocopy of passport pages 1, 2, 3 (amendment). The pages showing
    latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps
  • Supporting document with complete middle name and Original ID
  • Birth Certificate from NSO in Security Paper (SECPA) or Negative Birth Record from
    NSO if born 1950 & below

Green Passport or issued after 01 May 1995:

  • Present passport and photocopy of pages 1,2,3 (amendment) inside and back cover
  • The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps
  • For illegitimate minor, personal appearance of mother is required

Other Supporting Documents
Please bring the following if they are available.

  • Marriage Contract
  • PRC / IBP ID
  • Land Title
  • Driver’s License
  • Government Service Record
  • Old SSS-E1 form or digitized SSS-ID
  • School Form 137 or Transcript of Records
  • Other documents that show full name and birth details of applicant and/or citizenship
  • Voter’s Registration Record
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Income Tax Return (Old)

If you would like to use the surname of your spouse:

  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO and Certified True Copy
    issued by the Local Civil Registrar if MC secpa is unreadable
  • Certificate of Attendance from CFO (Commission of Filipino Overseas) if married to a
    foreigner (color green)

If you would like to revert back to your maiden name:
Please prepare the following as well:

  • Death Certificate of the deceased husband and Marriage Contract (MC) in Security
    Paper issued by NSO or by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO
  • If marriage is annulled: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the
    dispositive portion of the judgment on annulment and NSO-issued Marriage Certificate
    with the annotation on the annulment decree
  • If divorced: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion
    of the judgment on divorce authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where
    the divorce is obtained and NSO-issued Marriage Certificate with the annotation on the
    divorced decree

For Minor Applicants
Please take note of the following:

  • Personal appearance of minor with both parents or mother
  • Personal appearance of minor with mother (if minor is of illegitimate status)
  • Personal appearance of mother (if minor is 7yrs old & below)
  • Passport of person traveling with the minor, original and photocopy

If you are not traveling with either of your parents, follow these instead:

  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent
  • Personal appearance of mother (if minor is 7yrs old & below)
  • Passport of person traveling with the minor, original and photocopy

Illegitimate children will need to prepare the following:

  • Affidavit Of Support and Consent from the mother
  • DSWD Clearance, original & photocopy
  • Original ID w/ signature or passport of mother

If you are traveling with your father only, follow these instead:

  • Marriage Certificate of parents
  • Affidavit Of Support and Consent from the mother, if child is (8yrs old & below)
  • Original ID w/ signature or passport of mother

If both of your parents are abroad, follow these instead:

  • Affidavit of support and consent indicating the name of the traveling companion and the
    relationship to the minor (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or
    Consulate General)
  • Special Power of Attorney designating the representative by name and authorizing
    him/her to apply for a passport on behalf of the minor in their stead (must be
    authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General)
  • Certified True Copy of parents’ passport (must be authenticated by the nearest
    Philippine Embassy or Consulate General)
  • Original and photocopy of the passport of person traveling with the minor
  • Original valid ID w/ signature or passport of the authorized representative

If you are a Muslim applicant whose birth was not registered:
Please take note of the following:

  • Late registered Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National
    Statistics Office (NSO)
  • Original and photocopy of Voter’s Affidavit or other supporting documents indicating date
    and place of birth and citizenship, identity and tribal affiliation
  • Certificate from the Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA)

If you are a Muslim convert:
Please take note of the following:

  • Submit annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA)
  • Court Order granting change of name
  • Shari’ah Court Order
  • OMA Certificate of Conversion

Same requirements as new passports plus:

  • Notarized Affidavit of Explanation
  • Police Report if passport still valid
  • Penalty fee of Php 200.00 if passport is still valid

RENEWAL OF MINOR WITH SPA

  • Affidavit of Support and Consent
  • Special Power of Attorney duly notarized by Phil Embassy or Consul to the guardian
  • DSWD Clearance
  • NSO Birth certificate
  • Marriage Contract of parents
  • Old passport to be renewed