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 Philippine Embassy in Nairobi 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 8 to 12 weeks for the entire process up to release of passport to applicant.

The Philippine Embassy 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 Embassy 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.

To ensure entry to countries with strict dress codes, all applicants are required to wear decent clothing for passport photo capture. Plunging necklines, sleeveless clothing, spaghetti strapped tops, see-through tops, sando, tube tops, halters and the like are prohibited.

Earrings and colored contact lenses are not allowed during data capture.

Passports unclaimed after one (1) year will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.

There is no need for an appointment as applicants are served on a walk-in basis.





The Philippine Embassy accepts walk-in applicants from Monday to Friday, 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM, except during holidays.

  1. Personal Appearance
  2. Accomplished Form No. 1-New Regular Passport Application (Adult) (click here for Blank Application Form)
  3. Original copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper;Married Females (who are using their spouse's last name) must also submit Original copy of PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage
  4. Any Valid IDs with one (1) Photocopy

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below for additional requirements for Adult New Applications


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 the Local Civil Registrar or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where applicant was born.  Applicant will then submit the original 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 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 the original 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 of correction from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR)
  1. If applicant has discrepancy in data in Birth Certificate / Report of Birth and other documents

If the discrepant data is in the Birth Certificate , the applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA (formerly NSO) reflecting the corrected entry. If the discrepant data s in the other documents, the Birth Certificate 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 LCR or consulate

Discrepancy in other data:

  • Applicant must submit annotated Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA (formerly NSO) reflecting the corrected entry

6. If applicant is a Dual Citizen:

  • Original PSA (formerly NSO) authenticated Birth Certificate / Report of Birth and Original Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or the Philippine Bureau of Immigration  and a photocopy
  • Government issued IDs (Philippines 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 Philippine Bureau of Immigration

9. If applicant has been granted citizenship by Act of Legislation:

  • Certified true copy of the law granting citizenship 
  • Foreign Birth Certificate authenticated by Philippine FSP

Note: 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).