A travel document is a certification or identifying document containing the description and other personal circumstances of the bearer, which is issued in lieu of a passport and valid for one-way, direct travel to the Philippines. A travel document is issued to a Filipino citizen being sent back to the Philippines or who needs to urgently travel home but is unable to fully comply with the requirements for the issuance of a regular passport, at the time of emergency. Proof of urgency/emergency is needed.


  1. Duly-accomplished travel document application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized if application is sent by mail 
  2. Expired Philippine Passport
  3. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA, formerly NSO) Birth Certificate, if the passport is lost or the expired passport is the brown one. Applicant may apply for PSA Birth Certificate online at 
  4. Proof that the applicant is not a US/Foreign citizen (Original and a copy of any of the following: green card, visa adjustment, notice of action) or that applicant has reacquired/retained Philippine citizenship under RA 9225 (Original and copy of dual citizenship certificate).
  5. Affidavit of Loss, duly notarized by a local notary public, if application is sent by mail
  6. Four (4) colored photos, 2” x 2”, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.
  7. Self-addressed USPS priority mail envelope, with postage fee of US$ 8.95. (Pick-up option is temporarily suspended. All documents will be released by mail.)
  8. Applicable processing fee of $30.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash, debit/credit card, money order, bank draft, certified check or cashier’s check, made payable to "Philippine Consulate General". Personal checks are not accepted.