Passport Renewal: Step by Step Guide

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Since it's the start of the new year, most of us wanted to start the year right. People would be rushing to renew their public documents and it is wise to plan ahead now. One of these is our passport.

If you love to travel, this is very important. You should know the expiry date of your passport and once it is expired, renew it as soon as possible. Here's a step by step guide on how to do so since most of my readers are asking how since I have a post here in my blog on how to get an NBI clearance, I might as well post the guide on how to get a passport of renew it too.Hope this one helps! :-)

Passport Renewal
Please have all your original documents and IDs photocopied before going to DFA on your appointment date.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

    Personal appearance
    Confirmed appointment
    No need to submit a passport size photo
    Most recent expiring or expired passport
    Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity. (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents)
NSO Birth Certificate (IMPORTANT)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Brown Passport or passports issued prior to 01 May 1995:

    Bring original brown passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3,4 and last page
    Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO, to determine complete middle name. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
    Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO if born abroad

Green Passport or passports issued after 01 May 1995:

    Bring original green passport and photocopy of first and last page of passport

Machine Readable Passport (MRP) issued in the year 2007:

    Bring original passport and photocopy of first and last page of passport
    Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) to determine complete place of birth. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate    are blurred or unreadable
    Old cancelled passport may also be presented in the absence of an NSO Birth Certificate

Electronic Passport (E-passport)

    Bring original e-passport and photocopy of first (data page) and last page of passport

Call (02) 737-1111 for your NSO Birth Certificate
For married women who would like to use their married surname:

    Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
    Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad

For spouse of foreign national who would like to use their married surname:

    Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
    Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad
    Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for first time applicants or renewal of passport to be used for the first time the surname of the husband)

Call (02) 737-1111 for NSO Marriage Certificates

For married women who would like to revert to their maiden name:

    Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
    Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO if born abroad
    If already widowed: Death Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) of the deceased husband
    If marriage is annulled: Certified True Copy (CTC) of annotated NSO Marriage Contract and Court Order effecting the annulment.
    If divorced: Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Divorce Decree duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce was obtained or by the concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines. Original and CTC of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree must also be present and the NSO Marriage Contract with the annotation of the Divorce Decree.

For minor applicants, requirements for first time minor applicants are still prescribed, in addition to the passport of minor
Aliens who acquired Filipino citizenship or applicants with foreign-sounding family names (e.g. LIM, CHO, SY, LEE, SAMADI, SINGH, etc.):

    Bureau of Immigration Identification Certificate
    Certificate of Naturalization
    Election of Filipino Citizenship / Oath of Allegiance
    If necessary,
        Marriage Certificate of parents (duly authenticated by NSO)
        NSO Birth Certificate of applicant or applicant’s brother or sister

Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship or Election of Philippine Citizenship under RA 9225:

    Identification Certificate
    Oath of Allegiance
    Order of Approval
    Report of Birth (for those born abroad)

Click here to request for NSO Marriage Certificates online.

Call (02) 737-1111 for NSO Marriage Certificates
For Muslim Applicants

Same general requirements stated above
For converts who would like to use their Muslim name:

    Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) bearing the Muslim name
    National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Certificate of Conversion

If applicant is a DOST Scholar

    Secure a certification or clearance from DOST

LIST OF ACCEPTABLE IDS (At least 1 of the following):

    Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:
        Digitized SSS ID
        Driver’s License
        GSIS E-card
        PRC ID
        IBP ID
        OWWA ID
        Digitized BIR ID
        Senior Citizen’s ID
    Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
        Old College ID
        Alumni ID
        Old Employment IDs

LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (At least 3 of the following):

    Voter’s ID
    NSO Marriage Contract
    Land Title
    Seaman’s Book
    Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
    Government Service Record
    NBI Clearance
    Police Clearance
    Barangay Clearance
    Old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant such as the following:
        NSO Birth Certificate of child / children
        SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
        Income Tax Return
        Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (for newly issued VRR, please attach receipt)
        School Yearbook
        Community Tax Certificate
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