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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 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 SCHEDULE OF FEES

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

REGULAR NEW/RENEWAL US$ 60.00
LOST PASSPORT US$ 150.00

NEW APPLICATION/ RENEWAL OF E-PASSPORT FOR MINOR APPLICANT

CORE REQUIREMENTS:

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

  1. Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  2. In case applicant is not accompanied by the parent/s during the application process, a Special Power of Attorney must be 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.
  3. Accomplished Form No.3-Regular Passport Application Form(Minor) (click here for Blank Application Form), typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink
  4. Passport or valid government-issued ID of authorized adult companion
  5. Original and one (1) photocopy PSA (formerly NSO)-authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper; or Report of Birth
  6. Passport or Valid Government issued ID of either parent
  7. School ID (if available)
  8. Current Passport of the applicant (for renewal only)

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 or Report of Birth yet:

If born in the Philippines:

  • Certified True Copy of Local Civil Registrar Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA.

If born abroad:

  • Original Report of Birth or first indorsement from Consular Records Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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 notarized/authenticated by the Philippine Embassy.
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion.

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

  • Applicant must submit Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the parent/s.  The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be notarized/authenticated by the Philippine Embassy.
  • 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 notarized/authenticated by the Philippine Embassy.
  • If applicant is not traveling with the mother, applicant must submit Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the mother.  The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be notarized/authenticated by the Philippine Embassy.

5. If the 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
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of adult guardian
  • Affidavit of Guardianship

6. If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of domestic adoption:

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adoptive parent/s
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • 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 notarized/authenticated by the Philippine Embassy.
  • If applicant is not traveling with the adoptive parent/s, applicant must submit Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the adoptive parent/s.  The Affidavit of Support and Consent must be notarized/authenticated by the Philippine Embassy.

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

  • 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 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

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).