Are you planning to work abroad? But the problem is you don’t have a passport? Worry no more because in this article, you are going to learn about the requirements in acquiring a passport. What are you waiting for? Apply now and fulfill that dream of yours to work abroad!
Here is the list of the requirements for passport processing that you need.
- Personal appearance
- Confirmed appointment downloaded via DFA website
- Duly accomplished passport application form
- Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by Philippine Statistic Authority (PSA).
- Authorize PSA options/alternatives:
- If BC is not available, you can use Certified True Copy (CTC) issued by Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA.
- When entries are blurred/unreadable, transcribed BC from LCR.
- If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA.
6. Proof of Identity (1 valid ID)
7. Supporting Documents (2pcs) at least 1 year prior to date application
Additional Requirements for Married Women
- Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by PSA, or original and photocopy of Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA.
- Transcribed Marriage contract from Local Civil Registrar is required if the PSA Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
- Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA if married abroad.
For Muslim Applicant – same general requirements stated above
- For Late Register Muslim- Certificate of Tribal Affiliation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)
- For converts who would like to use their Muslim name –
- Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) bearing the Muslim name
- National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Certificate of Conversion
- Order of Approval
For Applicants that have No Birth Records
If born in or after 1950 (January 1, 1950 or after).
- Apply for the delayed registration of birth at local registry office at place birth of applicants
- Submit authenticated Birth Certificate by PSA and supporting public documents with correct date and place of birth (like Form 137, Voter’s Registration Record, Certificate of Baptismal with readable dry seal, or National Commission on Muslim Filipinos(NCMF) with photo and dry seal for Muslim Applicants.
If born 1950 or below (Dec 30, 1949 and below)
- Certificate of Non-availability of Birth Record from the NSO.
- Joint Birth Affidavit signed and executed by two (2) disinterested persons.
- Baptismal Certificate or Certified True Copy of Voter’s Affidavit from COMELEC or any public document indicating date and place of birth and citizenship.
Minor Applicants General Requirements
- Personal appearance for the minor applicant
- Personal appearance of either parents
- Parents Philippine passport
- Original Birth Certificate of the minor in Security Paper issued by PSA or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar authenticated by PSA if Birth Certificate is not available. Transcribed Birth Certificate from LCR if PSA Birth Certificate are blurred and unreadable.
- Report of duly authenticated by PSA is required if the minor applicant was born abroad.
- Personal Appearance of mother if the minor is an illegitimate child
- Document of Identity with photo
- School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal
- For minors who never attended school: Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed either by parents (if minor is legitimate child), by mother (if the minor is illegitimate child).
- Marriage Contract of the parents of the minor applicant duly authenticated by PSA.
- Original and photocopy of the valid passport of the person traveling with the minor.
Applicant with special cases:
- If minor is not traveling with either parent or alone;
- If both parents are abroad;
- If minor is legitimated by subsequent marriage of parents;
- If minor is illegitimate but acknowledged by father;
- Minor applicant – Founding;
- Orphaned minor applicant;
- Abandoned minor applicant;
- Legally adopted minor adopted applicant;
- Minor applicant whose parents are annulled / divorced;
- Minor applicant whose mother is likewise a minor;
- Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship under RA 9225;
- Applicants who elected Philippine Citizenship;
- Applicants who has been Naturalized;
Special cases listed above need additional requirements aside from the General Requirements given above.
Passport Application Tips:
- Provide correct and complete information in the application form.
- Be at your chosen DFA office at least an hour prior to your schedule.
- Bring all the needed documents.
- Secure money for passport processing fees.
- Remember the dress code. No spaghetti straps blouses or dresses, no dress should be above the knee, no flip flops.
Once you’ve completed the process of acquiring a passport, you are now fit to travel! Isn’t that exciting? You can now fulfill your dream to work abroad and earn for your family. Don’t worry because we will be soon posting about various jobs hiring abroad. Thank you for reading and hopefully, this article is useful to you. God bless and Mabuhay!
For more inquiries, dial DFA hotline number (02) 556-0000.
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