In line with the implementation of the new Epassport system and in promoting efficiency in passport processing, kindly bring complete and original requirements for passport application together with sufficient photocopies. Related queries may be sent to email@example.com.
Applications with incomplete requirements and discrepant data may not be accepted by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The process here refers to those who have undergone the procedures of RA 9225. Read more about dual citizenship under RA 9225 here .
If you are a dual citizen by birth (natural born Filipino born in the US ), make sure your birth has been reported in the Philippine Consulate or Embassy that has jurisdiction over the place of birth before applying for a Philippine passport. Click here for Report of Birth requirements.
- Personal appearance is required in all cases;
- Do not bring passport pictures. Passport pictures are to be taken by the Consulate;
- Wear decent attire (no sleeveless and/or collarless attire) and without eyeglasses/contact lenses. No facial piercings allowed;
- Passport Application Form [PDF] signed by applicant, or in case of minor below 18 years old, signed by the parent or legal guardian;
- Dual Citizenship Documents (e.g. Identification Certificate, Order of Approval);
- Birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) formerly National Statistics Office or NSO [apply for your PSA Birth Certificate here];
- Latest Philippine passport, as available; Otherwise Notarized Affidavit explaining the Loss or Mutilation of the Philippine Passport [ click here for pdf ];
- For minor children below 18 years old applying for new passport and unaccompanied by both parents, Notarized Affidavit of Consent issued by either one of the parents [ click here for pdf ];
Additional Requirements for a Married Woman using her Husband’s Surname
- In case of woman married in the U.S.: one (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the Report of Marriage (ROM) issued by the Philippine Consulate where the marriage took place. If more than a year has passed from date of reporting the marriage with the Consulate, one (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of Marriage Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
- In case of woman married in the Philippines: one (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of Marriage Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) [apply for your PSA Marriage Certificate here].
Additional Requirements for a Married Woman who used her Husband’s Surname but is now a widow or her marriage dissolved through court processes:
- For widowed applicants – PSA – issued and a photocopy of death certificate of husband or PSA issued marriage certificate with annotation on court decree on presemptive death. [APPLY HERE].
- For annulled marriages – PSA issued and photocopy of annotated Marriage Contract or Certificate of Registration and certified true copy of Court Order. [APPLY HERE].
- For divorced applicants (allowed only in cases where the non-Filipino spouse acted as the plaintiff; and not allowed when both parties are Filipino citizens at the time of the divorce), submit the (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of Marriage Contract or Annotation Document issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) [APPLY HERE] indicating that the divorce has already been recognized by a Philippine Court.
In all the instances above, the female applicant must accomplish a Sworn Declaration to Revert to Maiden Surname.
- ePassport Processing Fee – $60.00 in cash, US Postal Money Order or cashier’s check payable to the Consulate.
- Bring your own USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope (or Box if you have really thick documents) that is self-addressed and postage prepaid as the return envelope. Check the USPS webpage about priority mail here: USPS PRIORITY MAIL WEBPAGE
In case the applicant chooses to have his/her passport mailed, please take note of the passport releasing date and USPS tracking number attached to your official receipt.
The Consulate shall not assume any responsibility for passports/documents mailed through USPS .
Passport releasing time takes 10 weeks from date of processing.
The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional proof or documents, pursuant to the Philippine Passport Law and the Foreign Service Act.