28 August 2009

How to Get Philippine Passport ?

I am searching online agencies abroad that offer jobs in Australia and New Zealand.I was trying to figure out what good things will happen working in other country.I forgot I do not have passport.The agency requirements include passport and personal documents.I have heard about online passport application for renewal but I still accompany cousin to get his passport too.I seek out the requirements online to bring before we go to DFA and also the payment.Here is what I have look for;
  • Personal Appearance is required.
  • Duly accomplished application form.
  • 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 duly authenticated by NSO.
  • Three (3) colored photos of the applicant taken against a royal blue background. Applicant should be in decent attire with collar. Photo must be 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: Not less than 3 cm. DFA has the right to reject photos that do not comply with specifications and international standards.
  • Proof of identity / Supporting documents indicating full name, date and place of birth and citizenship
  • Other Supporting documents.

Additional Requirements:

  • For married women, who want to use surname of their spouse
  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO or Certified True Copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
  • For married women who would like to revert back to their maiden name

If already widowed: Death Certificate of the deceased husband;

  • If marriage is annulled: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on annulment and NSO-issued MC with the annotation on the annulment decree;
  • 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.

For Minors (below 18 years old)

  • Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is of legitimate status).
  • Personal appearance of mother (if minor is of illegitimate status)

If minor is NOT traveling with either parent:

  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent

If both parents are abroad:

  • Affidavit of support and consent (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General if not executed before a Consul).
  • Special Power of Attorney (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General if not executed before a Consul designating the representative by name and authorizing him to apply for a passport on behalf of the minor).
  • Passport and photocopy of the passport of the traveling companion of the minor.
  • Identification Card and photocopy thereof of the duly authorized person.

For Muslim applicants

  • For those whose births were registered:

Please refer to requirements for first time passport applicants.

For those whose births were not registered:

  • Late registered Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)
  • Original and photocopy of Voter’s Affidavit or other supporting documents indicating date and place of birth and citizenship, identity and tribal affiliation.
  • Certificate from the Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA)

For converts:

  • Submit annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA)
  • Court Order granting change of name
  • Shari’ah Court Order
  • OMA Certificate of Conversion
  • Additional supporting documents may be required when necessary.

B. REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT:

Brown Passport or issued prior to 01 May 1995

  • Old passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3 (amendment). The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.
  • Supporting document with complete middle name.

Green Passport or issued after 01 May 1995

  • Present passport and photocopy of inside and back cover.
  • The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.
  • For illegitimate minor, personal appearance of mother is required.

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

  • Personal Appearance is required
  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO or CTC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.

For Minors (below 18 years old): Personal appearance of either parent is required.

  • If minor is NOT traveling with either parent:
  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent
  • If both parents are abroad:
  • Affidavit of support and consent (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General if not executed before a Philippine Consul).
  • Special Power of Attorney (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate if not executed before a Philippine Consul designating the representative by name and authorizing him to apply for a passport on behalf of the minor).
  • Passport and photocopy of the passport of person travelling with the minor.

C. PASSPORT FEES:

Regular Processing

  • (14 working days)
  • 44-Page = P 500.00

Expedited Processing

  • (7 working days)
  • Additional P 250.00

Replacement of Lost valid Passport

  • 44-Page = P 700.00

D. LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

  • Marriage Contract
  • Voter’s Registration Record
  • PRC / IBP ID
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Driver’s License
  • Income Tax Return (Old)
  • Government Service Record
  • Old SSS-E1 form/or digitized SSS-ID
  • School Form 137 or Transcript of Records
  • Other documents that show full name and birth details of applicant and citizenship
This is a complete information of getting a passport.