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.


Passport fee is payable in cash. Personal checks, credit/debit cards, and mobile payment are not accepted.


Note: Renewal of Brown Passports, Green Passports, Machine Readable Passports/Maroon (with passport number starting with XX) or any older Passports will be treated as NEW APPLICATION

Click here for Requirements for New Adult Applicants*



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. 2-Renewal Regular Passport Application (Adult) (click here for Blank Application Form)
  3. Current ePassport with photocopy of data page (the page with photo)
  4. Original PSA (formerly NSO) authenticated documents that will support the change of name (if applicable)
  • Marriage Contract
  • Annotated Birth Certificate
  • Annotated Marriage Contract to show annulment/divorce/court ordered instruction
  • Death Certificate of Spouse

*Additional requirements may be required. Please refer to the section below (or click here) for additional requirements for Adult Renewal Applications


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

Note: Some cases will require the application to be treated as a New Application rather than a renewal


  • PSA (formerly NSO) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper and two (2) photocopies
  • Married Females: Original PSA (formerly NSO) Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper plus two (2) copies
  • Copy of lost ePassport (if applicable)
  • Affidavit of Loss
  • Passport Fee of $150.00

2. In case of renewal of frequently Lost Passport (TREATED AS A NEW APPLICATION):

  • PSA (formerly NSO) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper plus two (2) photocopies
  • Married Females: Original PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper plus two (2) photocopies
  • Police Report
  • Affidavit of Loss
  • Passport Fee of $150.00
  • If applicant loses his/her passport more than three (3) times within a five (5) year period, applicant’s passport may only be renewed upon the expiry of the latest passport

3. In case passport has been mutilated or damaged (TREATED AS A NEW APPLICATION):

  • PSA (formerly NSO) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper plus two (2) photocopies
  • Married Females: Original PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper plus two (2) copies
  • Affidavit of Explanation
  • Applicant must surrender mutilated/damaged passport

4. In case applicant is a Dual Citizen:

  • Government Issued IDs (Refer to Valid Philippine Government Issued IDs or their secondary citizenship /residence counterparts)
  • Report of Birth OR Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate or the Bureau of Immigration, plus two (2) copies

5. In case applicant is a Naturalized Citizen:

  • Identification Certificate of Naturalization from Philippine Bureau of Immigration

6. If case applicant is a Filipino citizen by Election:

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

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).