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Requirements for Renewal of Passport

  • Personal appearance is required (for picture, signature and thumbmarks capturing).
  • Duly accomplished application form.
  • Original latest passport.
  • In case of minor children (17 years old and below), submit a copy of parents' passports.
  • Passport renewal fee of R.O. 24.000.
  • In case of late renewal (expired for more than two (2) months), submit an affidavit of explanation which will be charged the usual fee of R.O.10.000.

Additional Requirements:
For married women, who want to use surname of their spouse

  • Marriage Certificate (MC) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) duly authenticated by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) if married in the Philippines or Report of Marriage issued by a Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the marriage was registered.

For married women who would like to revert back to their maiden name

  • If already widowed: Death Certificate of the deceased husband, authenticated by DFA.
  • If marriage is annulled: NSO Marriage Certificate / ROM with annotation on the dissolution of marriage, duly authenticated by DFA.
  • If divorced: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on divorce secured by foreign spouse authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce is obtained.

Requirements for Lost Passport

  • Personal appearance is required (for picture, signature and thumbmarks capturing).
  • Duly accomplished application form.
  • Affidavit of loss explaining the circumstances surrounding the loss of the passport (3 copies).
  • Newspaper publication of the lost passport (3 copies).
  • Police Report with English translation (3 copies).
  • Photocopy of the lost passport and labor card.
  • Letter request from the sponsor/employer for replacement of lost passport.
  • Fee of R.O. 70.000.

Requirements for Newly-Born Child

  • Personal appearance is required (for picture capturing).
  • Duly accomplished application form, personally signed by either father or mother.
  • Duly accomplished Report of Birth form (must be made in 4 copies).
  • Photocopy of parents' passport and labor card (4 copies).
  • Authenticated Marriage Contract of parents-National Statistics Office (NSO), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) - (4 copies).
  • Birth Certificate of child in English translation duly attested by the Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Original and 3 photocopies).
  • Fee of R.O. 34.000.
  • In case of late registration of birth (more than 30 days from the date of issuance of birth certificate), additional fee of R.O. 10.000 will be charged.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • The release date of passports is usually due eight (8) weeks after the date of application.
  • Passports shall only be released to the applicant or his/her representative (with proper identification and written authorization signed by applicant). Exemptions are applicants below 18 years old whose passport can be claimed by the parent/guardian who submitted and signed the application. To claim the passport, bring the previous passport and official receipt, and authorization (for representative claimants). No passport shall be released without the said documents.

Extension of Passport Validity

Passport holders are reminded that there are strict rules for applying for an extension of the validity of expiring passports. Only passports with a validity of less than six (6) months can be extended. The validity of passports can only be extended once. Applicants for passport extensions must also apply for the renewal of their passport simultaneously.

Passport validity can be extended on the following instances:

  • death in the family requiring the OFW and members of his/her dependent family to urgently travel to the Philippines;
  • medical emergencies requiring the OFW and members of his/her dependent family to urgently travel to the Philippines or another country for medical treatment;
  • OFWs returning to their employers abroad with valid employment contracts processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or any Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO); and
  • those going home on final exit visas.

In these instances, proof of urgency such as a copy of the death certificate, medical certificate, valid employment contracts processed by the POEA or any of the POLO, along with plane tickets with confirmed flight details should be presented.

Per the regulations of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), all non-machine readable passports may no longer be extended beyond October 31, 2015 and must be completely phased out by November 24, 2015.

All Filipino nationals holding Machine Readable-Ready Passports (MRRP; green passports) and Machine Readable Passports (MRP; maroon passports) will no longer be allowed to apply for an extension of the validity of these passports after October 31, 2015.

They must instead apply for a new e-Passport as soon as possible before the expiry of their current MRRP (green) or MRP (maroon) passports. Those who fail to do so will likely encounter difficulty at immigration checks when traveling through any ports of entry around the world after October 2015.