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The Philippines has instituted the electronic passport (ePassport) system for all its citizens. The ePassport features microchip technology and a host of other security features thereby ensuring that Philippine passports are virtually tamper-proof. ePassport issuance is also compliant with the security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Philippine ePassport has an integrated circuit (chip) within its pages containing data that are essential in verifying the identity of the passport holder. These include the personal biographical information found on the data page of the passport, the biometrics of the passport holder, the unique chip identification number, and a digital signature to verify the authenticity of the data stored on the chip. The chip technology allows the information stored in an ePassport to be read by special chip readers at almost every international port of entry.

The Consulate General receives and processes applications for ePassports, which in turn is sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila for printing and issuance. Please allow at least 6 to 8 weeks for the entire process up to release of passport to applicant.

The Consulate General advises all Philippine passport holders, whose passports are expiring within the next 6 months, to renew their passports if they intend to travel within the aforementioned period.

All Filipino citizens applying for passports with the Philippine Consulate General will no longer need to submit photographs, as their picture, together with their fingerprints and signature, will be taken on-site.  This means that all passport applicants, regardless of age, are henceforth required to appear personally. 

 

NEW PASSPORT (ADULT)

CORE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Confirmed online appointment (for appointments, please click here)
  2. Personal appearance
  3. Accomplished application form No. 1 
  4. Original and photocopy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper
  5. Proof of Philippine citizenship i.e., original and photocopy of valid Alien/Green card
  6. Passport fee of $60.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order, debit/credit card, bank draft, certified check or cashier’s check, made payable to "Philippine Consulate General". Personal checks are not accepted.
  7. Original and photocopy of PSA authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage for married females (Note: If a married woman opts to retain maiden name, a Marriage Contract is not required.)
  8. Self-addressed USPS priority mail envelope, with postage fee of US$8.95. (Pick-up option is temporarily suspended. All passports will be released by mail.)

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the core requirements, the following supporting documents will be further required in the following cases:

1. In case of Late Registered Birth Certificate:

  • If Birth Certificate was registered at least ten (10) years ago, application will be treated as a regular application, and no additional supporting documents will be required
  • If Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, applicant must submit IDs that pre-date the late registration
  • If applicant has no IDs that pre-date the late registered Birth certificate, applicant must produce current IDs and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance

2. In case applicant has NO Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:

  • If applicant is born AFTER 1950 - applicant must first file for late registration with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where applicant was born. Applicant will then submit the original copy of the PSA authenticated late registered Birth Certificate with the requisite supporting documents and IDs that pre-date the late registration
  • If applicant is born ON OR BEFORE 1950 - applicant must submit original copies of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons attesting to the identity of the applicant.

3. If an Applicant's marriage has been dissolved and wants to revert to her maiden surname:

  • Applicant must submit original copy of the annotated PSA Marriage Certificate (MC) or Report of Marriage (ROM) stating that the marriage has been dissolved; OR
  • Alternatively, if annotated MC or ROM from PSA is not yet available, applicant must submit a Certified True Copy of the Court Order dissolving the marriage and a certificate of Finality from the court.

4. If applicant has lacking data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:

  • Applicant must submit proof of filing of supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR)

5. If applicant has discrepancy in data in Birth Certificate / Report of Birth and other documents1

1If the discrepant data is in the BC, the applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry. If the discrepant data is in the other documents, the BC will be followed.

  • Discrepancy in first name - Applicant must submit a copy of the petition and supporting documents for correction of first name filed with Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or consulate
  • Discrepancy in other data - Applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry

6. If applicant is a Dual Citizen:

  • Original PSA authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth and Original Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and a photocopy Government issued IDs (Philippine or from country of second citizenship)

7. If applicant is a Naturalized Filipino Citizen: 

  • Identification Certificate of Naturalization from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration

8. If applicant obtained Filipino citizenship by Election: 

  • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
  • Identification Certificate of Election from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration

RENEWAL OF PASSPORT (ADULT)

CORE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Confirmed online appointment (for appointments, please click here)
  2. Personal appearance
  3. Accomplished application form No. 2 
  4. Current passport with photocopy of data page
  5. Proof of Philippine citizenship i.e., original and photocopy of valid Permanent Resident/Alien/Green Card
  6. Passport fee of $60.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order, debit/credit card, bank draft, certified check or cashier’s check, made payable to "Philippine Consulate General". Personal checks are not accepted.
  7. Original and photocopy of PSA authenticated documents that will support the change of name (if applicable): Marriage Contract/Report of Marriage, Annotated Birth Certificate, Annotated Marriage Contract to show annulment/divorce/court ordered instruction, Death Certificate of spouse. (Note: If a married woman opts to retain maiden name, a Marriage Contract is not required.)
  8. Additional requirements may be required for Adult Renewal of non-ePassport applications. A PSA authenticated birth certificate is required if renewing older passports bearing no complete middle name.
  9. Self-addressed USPS priority mail envelope, with postage fee of US$8.95. (Pick-up option is temporarily suspended. All passports will be released by mail.)

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the core requirements, the following supporting documents will be further required for the following cases:  

  1. In case of LOST VALID e-Passport: In addition to the New Application requirements, the following will be further required: Police Report, Affidavit of Loss , Passport fee of US$150.00, and 15 business days clearing period prior to the processing of application. 
  2. In case of LOST EXPIRED e-Passport: In addition to the New Application requirements, the following will be further required: Affidavit of Loss and a Passport fee of US$150.00.
  3. In case passport has been mutilated or damaged: In addition to the New Application requirements, the following will be further required: Affidavit of Mutilation/Explanation. Applicant must surrender mutilated/damaged passport. 
  4. In case applicant is a Dual Citizen: In addition to the renewal requirement, the following supporting documents will be further required: Government issued IDs, PSA Report of Birth or Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance and Order of Approval issued by the Philippine Consulate / Bureau of Immigration. 
  5. In case applicant is a Naturalized Filipino Citizen: In addition to the renewal requirement, the following supporting documents will be further required: Identification Certificate of Naturalization from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.

 

PASSPORT FOR MINOR

Minors are those under 18 years old. There is no major distinction between a new application or renewal application for Minors.

CORE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Confirmed online appointment (for appointments, please click here)
  2. Personal appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  3. Accomplished application form No. 3 
  4. Current passport of the applicant and a photocopy of data page, if renewal
  5. Original and photocopy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper or recently issued Report of Birth, as proof of filiation
  6. Proof of Philippine citizenship i.e., original and photocopy of valid Alien/Permanent Resident/Green Card
  7. Marriage Certificate of applicant's parents if only one (1) parent is accompanying the minor applicant
  8. School ID (if available)
  9. Passport fee of US$60.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order, debit/credit card, bank draftcertified check or cashier’s check, made payable to "Philippine Consulate General". Personal checks are not accepted.
  10. Self-addressed USPS priority mail envelope, with postage fee of US$8.95. (Pick-up option is temporarily suspended. All passports will be released by mail.)

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required in the following cases:

1. In case applicant has no PSA Birth Certificate/Report of Birth yet

  • If born in the Philippines: Certified True Copy of Local Civil Registrar (LCR) Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA 
  • If born abroad: Original copy of Report of Birth with first indorsement from the Consular Records Division 

2. In case applicant is not accompanied by the parent/s during the application process

  • Applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion
  • Special Power of Attorney or Affidavit of Support and Consent must have a copy of parent/s valid ID and/or passport attached 

3. In case applicant is not traveling with parent/s

  • Applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be Consularized by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion 

4. In case applicant is an illegitimate child in custody of the mother

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and mother or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of mother or authorized Adult Companion
  • If applicant is not accompanied by mother during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the mother designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad
  • If applicant is not traveling with Mother, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the mother. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad. 

5. If the minor applicant is an illegitimate child and mother is deceased / absent and father is unknown

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid Passport or valid government ID of adult guardian
  • DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Guardianship 

6. If the minor applicant has undergone the process of domestic adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adoptive parent/s
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid passport or valid government issued ID of adoptive parent/s
  • Court Decree of Adoption
  • If applicant is not accompanied by adoptive parent/s during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the adoptive parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. The Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
  • If applicant is not traveling with adoptive parent/s, applicant must submit DSWD clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the adoptive parent/s. The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad. 

7. If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of foreign adoption / Inter Country Adoption Board (ICAB) 

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and ICAB representative
  • PSA Birth Certificate/PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Endorsement from ICAB
  • Certificate of Child Available for Adoption/Deed of Voluntary Commitment
  • Placement Authority issued by ICAB
  • Certificate for Issuance of Passport issued by ICAB
  • Clearance for Inter-Country Adoption
  • Child Study Report
  • DSWD clearance

8. If the applicant is a foundling and NOT for adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Certificate of Foundling
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of adult guardian
  • DSWD clearance
  • Affidavit of guardianship

 

The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional proof or documents from an applicant, to prove his/her citizenship or identity, and ensure accurate and complete personal data entries, pursuant to the Philippine Passport Law (R.A. 8239) and the Foreign Service Act. (R.A. 7157).

The Philippine Consulate General assumes no responsibility for any delay or loss in the mail, or while the documents are in the custody of the courier service.  

 

CITIZEN'S CHARTER 

Passport Issuance

Filipinos apply for a Philippine passport, the official government-issued document, which certifies the holder's identity and nationality and entitles them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries.

Office or Division: Passport Section
Classification: Complex
Type of Transaction: G2C
Who may avail: Filipino citizens
CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS
WHERE TO SECURE

Confirmed online appointment (except for those who can avail of the Courtesy Lane including seniors, pregnant women, persons with disabilities, and minors 7 years old and below)

Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu website (honolulupcg.dfa.gov.ph)
Accomplished Passport Application Form Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu or downloadable from its website 
Personal appearance  

Postage stamps worth US$8.95, if passport is to be mailed to applicant.

US Post Office
New Application:
Birth Certificate or Report of Birth (Original and 1 photocopy)  Philippine Statistics Authority
For married women:  Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage (Original and photocopy) (Note: If applicant opts to retain maiden name, the Marriage Certificate is not required.)  Philippine Statistics Authority
For dual citizens:  Original Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Post or the Philippine Bureau of Immigration  Applicant
RENEWAL:
Latest Philippine passport (original and photocopy of data page) Applicant
 Valid ID showing proof of Philippine citizenship, i.e., Alien/Green card (original and photocopy)  Applicant

Documents to support name change (Original and 1 photocopy): 

For married women:  Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage (Note: If applicant opts to retain maiden name, a Marriage Contract is not required.)

For name change:  Annotated Birth Certificate

For reversion to maiden name:  Annotated Marriage Contract to show annulment/divorce/court ordered instruction, Death Certificate of spouse. 
 Philippine Statistics Authority
For Lost ePassport
Same requirements as for a new applicant.  
Affidavit of Loss Can be executed by applicant at the PCG or before a notary public
For lost valid passport: Police Report Police station
For lost valid passport:15-day clearing period   

 

Client Steps 

Agency

Action 

Fees to be Paid  Processing Time Person Responsible 

 1. Go to PCG on day and time of appointment; wait for number to be called.

For Courtesy Lane clients, log-in at QLess kiosk and wait for number to be called

1. Summon client None 1 minute (to log-in)

Processor 

Passport Section 

 2. Submit application form and supporting documents for processing and evaluation 2. Receive, assess and evaluate completeness and authenticity of documents None  5 minutes  Processor 

Passport Section

 3. Submit application with copies of supporting documents to the Cashier and pay the required fee/s  3. Receive payment and issue Official Receipt

USD 60 (Passport – new or renewal)

USD 25/document (Affidavit)

USD 150 (Lost Passport) 

 3 minutes

Collecting Officer

Cashier

4. Submit application form and supporting documents, and have data encoded and biometrics (photo, fingerprint scan, and e-signature) taken. Application process ends

4. Check form and documents

4.1 Encode applicant’s personal information

4.2 Scan pertinent documents for electronic file

4.3 Capture biometrics

4.4 Request applicant to review and approve personal details as encoded

4.5 Inform applicant of passport release and that they will receive a mobile text notification on passport availability

4.6 If applicable, cancel old passport and accept applicant request to mail the new passport
 None 7 minutes

Encoder

Passport Section

5. Wait for processing of passport 5. Checks and signs passport application, and transmits it to DFA-Manila. None 2 minutes

Signing Officer

Passport Section

  5.1 Process, print passport and ship passport to PCG None 4 to 6 weeks DFA - Manila
6. Return to PCG, log-in at Qless kiosk and wait for number to be called 6. Summon client None 1 minute (to log-in)

Consular Assistant

Passport Section

7. Present Official Receipt as proof for claim.  If claiming passport on behalf of applicant, submit Authorization letter from applicant 7. Hand passport to applicant/
representative. Request check of accuracy on passport entries and signature on the receiving portion of the application form. Cancel old passport if it hasn’t been cancelled yet
None 5 minutes

Consular Assistant

Passport Section

  TOTAL Varies based on applicant's circumstances

20 minutes

(Steps 2-4, 7 only)