Applicants who are dual citizens under RA 9225

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 passport@philippineconsulatela.org

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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

  1. Personal appearance is required in all cases;
  2. Do not bring passport pictures. Passport pictures are to be taken by the Consulate;
  3. When going to the Consulate, wear decent attire (no sleeveless and/or collarless attire).
  4. Just before the Consulate staff takes your biometrics and photo, remove your eyeglasses/contact lenses, necklace, earrings, and when applicable, facial piercings;
  5. Duly accomplished Renewal Regular Passport Application Form (Adult) or (Minor) as it applies: Passport Renewal Form for Adults [PDF]  Passport Renewal Form for Minor [PDF]
  6. Duly accomplished New Regular Passport Application Form (Adult) – if the applicant’s latest passport is an old brown or green, and it is no longer available.
  7. Dual Citizenship Documents (e.g. Identification Certificate, Order of Approval);
  8. Birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) formerly National Statistics Office or NSO [apply for your PSA Birth Certificate here];
    a)    If Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, bring IDs issued before the birth certificate’s date of registration or current IDs and valid National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance.
    b)    If applicant has no birth record: for those born before 1950, bring original and photocopy of PSA certificate of NO birth record and Joint Birth Affidavit of two (2) disinterested persons; for those born on or after 1950, bring original and photocopy of PSA late registered birth certificate.
  9. Valid IDs;
  10. Latest Philippine passport, as available; Otherwise Notarized Affidavit explaining the Loss or Mutilation of the Philippine Passport [ click here for pdf ];

Additional Requirements for Minor Applicants:

  1. New Passport Application Form for Minors [pdfsigned by the parent or legal guardian.
  2. Personal appearance of the minor applicant
  3. Personal appearance of either parent if minor is a legitimate child.  If either parent is unable to appear:
    • Affidavit of Support and Consent of Travel [ click here for pdf ] executed by either parent indicating the name of child’s travelling companion.
    • Special Power of Attorney with an attached copy of either parent’s valid passport authorizing a representative to assist the child in the application.
    • Original and photocopy of the valid Identification card of the parent’s representative.
    • Photocopy of the valid PH Passport of either parent
  4. Personal appearance of the mother is required if minor is an illegitimate child.
  5. Original and Photocopy of PSA Marriage Certificate of Parents
  6. Original and Photocopy of PSA Birth Certificate/Report of Birth (if born abroad)
    a)    If Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, bring IDs issued before the birth            certificate’s date of registration or valid foreign passport or valid School ID.
  7. Original and Photocopy of the minor’s passport.

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 less than a year by the Philippine Consulate where the marriage took place. If ROM is more than 1 year old, bring original and photocopy of PSA ROM.
  • In case of woman married in the Philippines: one (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of Marriage Contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) [apply here for your PSA Marriage Certificate] .

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.

FOR ADOPTED APPLICANTS

  1. Bring original and photocopy of PSA Birth Certificate issued after adoption decree;
  2. Certified true copy of the adoption decree issued by a Philippine court or foreign adoption decree recognized by a Philippine court; and
  3. If adopted applicant is a minor, personal appearance of adoptive parents is required.
  • 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.