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If ever you need a Philippine Passport: here is, how to apply for it.

Do you need a Philippine Passport?

How to: Apply for a Philippine Passport
Here is how to secure a Philippine passport. You need to complete the requirements of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). For the new applicants, please have all your original documents and ID's photocopied before going to DFA on your appointment date.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
Personal appearance
Confirmed appointment
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 (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO.
No need to submit a passport size photo
Valid picture ID's and supporting to prove identity (please refer to list of acceptable ID's and supporting documents)

For Married Men and Women:
Marriage Contract in Security Paper issued by the National Statistics Office or original and photocopy of the Certified True Copy of Marriage Contract issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by NSO.

For Minor Applicants (below 18 years old):
Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below) Personal appearance of the minor applicant Personal appearance of parents Original Birth Certificate of minor in Security Paper issued by NSO Document with identity with photo such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal Marriage Certificate of minor's parent duly authenticated by NSO Notarized affidavit of support and consent to travel from either parent Original and photocopy of valid passport of parents

LIST OF ACCEPTABLE ID's (at least 1 of the following):
Government issued ID's such as the following:
Digitized SSS ID
Driver's License
GSIS E-card
PRC ID
IBP ID
OWWA ID
Digitized BIR ID
Senior Citizens ID
Old College ID
Alumni ID
Old Employment ID

LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (at least 3 of the following):
Voter's ID
NBI Clearance
Marriage Contract
Police Clearance
Barangay Clearance
NSO Birth Certificate of children

Philippine PassportAll of the above mentioned is the one you need to prepare if you want to apply for a passport. If you are prepared with all the documents it is hassle free for you. Earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing. Smiling with visible teeth is also not allowed. Please check all the data in the computer monitor and in the Enrollment Certificate before signing it. Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport in behalf of the applicant. Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse and children of legal age. Passport shall be released to an immediate family member only with proper authorization letter. Passport of a minor applicant shall be released to parents only or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney and Affidavit of Support and Consent.

Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be canceled per Department Order No. 37-03. Make sure to check all data in the received e-passport upon release. Number of processing days may vary depending on the location of the Regional Consular Office where the application was filed. Power failures, technical breakdowns and natural calamities may delay the release of passports.





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