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Detailed Guide | DFA Passport Application Requirements

          The  following are the DFA Passport Application Requirements. Bring these requirements in your Personal Appearance at your selected DFA Office on your date of appointment. Make sure to have at least a photocopy of each of your documents for records purposes.

  1. Confirmed Appointment Date and Time
  2. Personal appearance
  3. Printed Application Form with Reference Number (3 pages)
  4. Birth Certificate
  • Should be In Security Paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority or Certified True Copy (CTC) of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. (report of birth duly authenticated by PSA if born abroad)


  1. Passport Cost.
  • Regular Processing:    P 950
  • Express Processing:    P 1,200
  • Optional Delivery  :    P 150
  • These are all the same for:
    • First time / Renewal of passport applicants
    • Replacement of a lost expired passport / a lost valid passport


  1. Valid picture IDs

  • Bring at least 1 of the following:
    • Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:
    • Digitized SSS ID
    • Driver’s License
    • GSIS E-card
    • PRC ID
    • IBP ID
    • OWWA ID
    • Digitized BIR ID
    • Senior Citizen’s ID
    • Unified Multi-Purpose ID
    • Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
    • Old College ID
    • Alumni ID
    • Old Employment IDs


  1. Supporting documents to prove identity
  • These are old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant.
  • Bring at least 2 of the following):
    • PSA Marriage Contract
    • Land Title
    • Seaman’s Book
    • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
    • Government Service Record
    • NBI Clearance
    • Police Clearance
    • Barangay Clearance
    • Digitized Postal ID
    • Readable SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
    • Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (please attach receipt)
    • School Yearbook

Additional Requirements aside from those stated above:

For Minor Applicants (below 18 years old)

  • Personal appearance of either parent and valid passport of parents (if minor is a legitimate child)
  • Personal appearance of mother and proper ID or valid passport of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)
  • Original Birth Certificate of minor in Security Paper issued by PSA or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA is required if minor was born abroad.

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