Saturday, January 23, 2021

Applying for a Philippine Passport

The Embassy of the Philippines issues electronic passports (ePassport) which are printed in the Philippines.

Passport Renewal at the Philippine Embassy  shall be strictly by appointment only

The Embassy recommends applying for a new passport one (1) year before the passport expiration date.

The Embassy also allows the application for a new passport a year or more before the expiration date when the passport stamping pages are running out, a longer passport validity is needed for work pass renewal, residency permit renewal or visa application, or for other meritorious cases.

The steps for applying for a passport are as follows:

1. Make a Passport Appointment

The appointment is made online. To proceed with your online appointment, click here or go to the URL link After accomplishing the online application, you will receive an email that confirms the date and time of your passport appointment. Print the email confirmation and present it to the Embassy reception on the date of your appointment.

Be guided by the following:

  • Online appointment is necessary. The Embassy’s Consular Section will not process an application without an appointment.
  • In your application, enter your email address correctly. The verification of your appointment will be sent to this email address.
  • An applicant is allowed to reserve only one appointment.
  • If one person is applying for other family members, a separate appointment must be made for each family member, under their respective names. The same email address may be used for multiple appointments.
  • The confirmation message will contain instructions for the passport appointment.

2. Come to the Embassy on your appointment date with the documentary requirements

When you come to the Embassy for your passport appointment, bring the following documentary requirements:

  • Printed appointment confirmation message of the Embassy
  • Accomplished application for passport renewal (click here to download)
  • Current Philippine passport and photocopy of passport information page
  • Singapore IC (Permanent Residence, E Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Dependent Card, Study Permit, Long Term Visit Pass)

Additional requirements are strictly required on these cases:

  • For newly-married women who will follow their husband’s surname: The Report of Marriage issued by a Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General, if the marriage took place outside of the Philippines or original PSA (formerly NSO) Marriage Certificate authenticated by DFA, if the marriage took place in the Philippines.
  • Applicants below 18 years of age should be accompanied by the mother or the father.
  • To establish filiation or parentage, the Embassy will require the presentation of additional documents, such as the following
    • PSA-issued Birth Certificate, if the applicant was born in the Philippines;
    • Report of Birth issued by the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General, if the applicant was born outside of the Philippines;
    • Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage of parents; or
    • Valid passport of parents.

3. Collect your new passport on the indicated date of collection

Your new Philippine passport is expected to be available for collection about eight (8) weeks after your successful passport renewal application. The Embassy is not liable for any delay in the availability of a passport due to possible occurrences in production and shipment.

The following must be presented when claiming the new passport:

  • The confirmation email of your appointment;
  • The blue consular collection slip issued when you applied for your passport;
  • The current Philippine passport, which will be cancelled and returned to the passport holder. The new passport will NOT be released if the old passport is not presented for cancellation.
  • Signed authorization letter from the passport holder, if the new passport will be claimed by a proxy. The new passport will NOT be released if the signed authorization letter is not presented together with the proof of identification of the proxy.

The Embassy’s website has an online passport availability checker (EPASSPORTS READY FOR COLLECTION) which contains the information on passports available for collection.

For more information on other passport-related procedures and concerns, click on the appropriate link below: