Monday, January 17, 2022

Applying for a Philippine Passport

IMPORTANT: The Embassy is extending consular services by appointment only, until further notice. Walk-in applicants will not be entertained. 

The Embassy strongly recommends renewal of passports one (1) year before your passport expiration date. The Embassy allows renewal of passports that have more than one year validity left in cases wherein: (1) passport pages are running out; (2) a longer passport validity is needed for work pass renewal, residency permit renewal or visa application; and (3) for other meritorious cases.


1. Secure an Online Appointment

To secure an online appointment for passport renewal/application, please click here or go to the URL link After accomplishing the online appointment form, you will receive an email that confirms the date and time of your passport appointment. Print/take a screenshot of the email confirmation and present it at the Embassy reception on the date of your appointment. Securing an appointment is free of charge.

Please be guided by the following:

  • An appointment is strictly required. The Embassy’s Consular Section will not process an application without a confirmed appointment.
  • Make sure that you enter the correct e-mail address as your appointment confirmation will be sent to your registered email.
  • An applicant is allowed to reserve only one appointment slot. If you are applying along with family members, a separate appointment must be secured for each family member. Should you need assistance for group appointments, please e-mail
  • The confirmation e-mail will contain instructions for your passport appointment.
  • Applicants who urgently need to renew their passport for meritorious reasons (i.e. for pass renewal ) may request an earlier appointment via e-mail at with the following attachments: (1) copy of appointment confirmation; (2) copy of passport data page, (3) copy of work pass ID, and (4) proof of the need for an urgent appointment (such as expiring work pass, urgent travel, etc.). Requests are subject to approval and availability of appointment slots. (IMPORTANT: Rescheduling of passport appointment is free of charge.)

2. Come to the Embassy on your appointment date with the documentary requirements and ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (especially for minors, dual/naturalized citizens, those with special requests; please see the following section)

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

  • Screenshot or printed appointment confirmation e-mail
  • Accomplished application form for passport renewal (click here to download)
  • Current Philippine passportoriginal and one (1) photocopy of the passport information/data page
  • Singapore IC, Personalized Employment Pass, E Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Dependent Pass, Student Pass or Long Term Visit Passoriginal and one (1) photocopy
    • Short-term visit pass holders must bring a photocopy of their short-term / social visit pass STAMP on their current passport

Other requirements

For minor applicants (younger than 18 y/o)
  • PSA-issued Birth Certificate, if the applicant was born in the Philippines – original and one (1) photocopy;
  • PSA-issued Report of Birth (for those born overseas)/Report of Birth issued by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate General – original and one (1) photocopy;
  • Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage of parents – original and one (1) photocopy;
  • Valid passport of parents – original and one (1) photocopy;
    • Minor child should be accompanied by either the mother or the father (for unmarried parents, the mother should accompany the child).
For newly-married women who will use their husband’s surname
  • If married in the Philippines, original Marriage Certificate (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) with Apostille Certificate issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs – original and one (1) photocopy
  • If entries are blurred or unreadable, transcribed Marriage Certificate from the Local Civil Registry – original and one (1) photocopy
For women who would like to revert to their maiden name
  • Death Certificate of the deceased spouse, in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) with Apostille Certificate issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs – original and one (1) photocopy; or
  • If spouse died in Singapore or other countries, death Certificate in English authenticated/Apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or equivalent) in the country of death – original and one (1) photocopy
For women who would like to revert to their maiden name
  • Annotated PSA-issued Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage original and one (1) photocopy; and
  • Certified True Copy (CTC) of Court Order effecting the annulment may also be required – original and one (1) photocopy
For women who would like to revert to their maiden name
  • PSA-issued Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage with the annotation of the Divorce Decree – original and one (1) photocopy
  • Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Divorce Decree in English duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce was obtained or by the concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines may also be required – original and one (1) photocopy
  • For Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree, please visit THIS PAGE
For dual citizens
  • PSA-issued Birth Certificate / Report of Birth – original and photocopy;
  • Identification Certificate and Oath of Allegiance issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or the Bureau of Immigration (BI) – original and photocopy;
  • Government-issued identification or passport from country of second citizenship – original and photocopy
For naturalized Filipino citizens / those who obtained Filipino citizenship by election
  • Identification Certificate/Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI)/relevant Philippine authority – original and photocopy
  • Affidavit of Election of Philippine citizenship (if applicable) – original and photocopy

3. Collect your new passport on your confirmed date of collection

Note that all passports are printed in the Philippines. Your new Philippine passport is expected to be available for collection about six (6) 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.

Please check the Embassy’s online passport availability checker by clicking this link: (EPASSPORTS READY FOR COLLECTION. The site also provides a link for securing an appointment to collect your passport once it is ready for collection. Securing an appointment for passport collection is required.

       Please bring the following on your passport collection date:

  • The confirmation e-mail of your appointment for passport collection;
  • The BLUE consular collection slip issued to you when you applied for your passport;
  • Your current Philippine passport, which will be cancelled and returned to you along with your new passport. Your 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. (Note that passports of minors can be claimed only by the Filipino mother/father).

For Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities, Pregnant Women and Children with Special Needs 

The passport application of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant women or children with special needs may be accommodated during off-peak hours. Please send your request to, cc:

You can click here or visit the Philippine Statistics Authority Serbilis website at to request an original birth/marriage certificate. Read step-by-step procedure here.

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