Due to the recent updates in the documentary requirements for passport application and renewal, my relatives (especially the seniors!) had a hard time figuring out whether they should bring copies of their PSA birth certificates and PSA marriage certificates on their appointment date. Some were saying they must bring their PSA civil registry documents, while others were saying they may skip that part and just bring their valid IDs.
The best place to get the best answers would, of course, be the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs. So in today’s blog, I will be sharing with you the most updated list of documentary requirements, accepted IDs, and supporting documents that the DFA accepts for FIRST TIME PASSPORT ADULT APPLICANTS.
ADULT NEW APPLICATION
- CORE REQUIREMENTS
- Confirmed Online Appointment
- Personal appearance
- Accomplished Application Form
- Original copy of PSA Birth Certificate on Security Paper
- Any of the following valid IDs with one photocopy.
Note: If the female applicant opts to retain her maiden name, the PSA Marriage Certificate is no longer required.
*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult New Applications.
LIST OF VALID IDs
- Social Security System (SSS)/Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Unified Multi-purpose Identification (UMID) card.
- Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License. Student Permit may be accepted if in card format.
- Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID.
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)/Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) card.
- Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification from the Election Officer with Dry Seal.
- Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
- Senior Citizen ID
- Airman License (issued August 2016 onwards)
- School ID (if applicable)
- Current Valid ePassport (for Renewal of ePassport)
- For applicants based overseas, they may use their host government-issued IDs showing their Philippine citizenship. (Example: Residence Card)
Important Reminder: The Department may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary.
The DFA requires various supporting documents depending on the applicant’s case. For example, you do not have a PSA birth certificate and could not retrieve a Report of Birth from the LCR of your birth certificate. Or yours is a Late Registered birth certificate or a female applicant’s marriage has been dissolved and she wants to use her maiden surname in her passport.
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