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DFA Philippines Passport Application Requirements
So here are the standard list of DFA Philippines passport application requirements that you will have to provide or produce before you make a move to apply for a Philippine passport. Please be reminded that this list only applies to DFA new passport applicants as passport renewals cover a different set of requirements as well as other special cases.
Just a reminder that there are actually 3 major categories with which you may fall under if you are interest to apply for a passport at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). These are NEW PASSPORTS, PASSPORT RENEWAL and LOST PASSPORT. Each have its own set of requirements plus additional set for those special cases that fall under any of the 3 major categories.
FIRST TIME DFA PASSPORT APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS
- Personal Appearance is required.
- Duly accomplished application form.
- Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO); for born 1950 & below, Negative Birth Record from NSO & Joint Birth Affidavit from Two Disinterested Persons if no record from NSO.
- Three (3) colored photos of the applicant taken against a royal blue background & no shadow. Applicant should be in decent attire with collar & sleeves and in dark-colored shirt. Photo must be studio taken & of good quality, and must have been taken within the last six (6) months. Photo size: 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm. Facial image size: About 3cm-tip of head to chin; with 8-10mm head clearance from top edge. Ears and forehead should be visible. Wearing of accessories, colored contact lenses or eyeglasses, with name/name board are not allowed. DFA has the right to reject photos that do not comply with specifications and international standards.
- 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 (Please refer to the list below)
- If late registered, submit 2 original supporting documents indicating full name, date and place of birth and citizenship prior to date of late registration.
- NBI Clearance (not required if presenting 2 digitized Identification Cards.)
- Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar if BC secpa is unreadable
- MC secpa of parents if Last & Middle name are foreign sounding (Chua, Ong, etc)
For more information about DFA Passports, please head on to the official website of DFA which you can find at www.dfa.gov.ph. On the other hand, if you like this post, please consider subscribing to our feeds here at Philippines blog to get more updates realted to this post.
If you need more, information, you can also try to visit our other post about how to get to DFA Manila and the official DFA map.