The Embassy 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 6 to 8 weeks for the entire process up to release of passport to applicant.
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.
- Personal appearance
- Duly accomplished application form
- Birth Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
- For Married Women, Marriage Contract Birth Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)Applicant may apply for PSA Birth Certificate and Marriage Contract on-line at www.e-census.com.ph.
- Valid Picture IDs
- Photocopy of visa issued/ work permit/ residence ID card
- Passport Fee: Lost Machine Readable Passport US$90; Lost ePassport US$150
- Submit an Affidavit of Loss with detailed explanation on (1)when, where and how passport got lost, and (2) indicate that he/she fully understands that at the moment the passport is declared lost or stolen, it is automatically deemed cancelled and if found it can no longer be used to avoid complications with immigration authorities. The affidavit must be signed before a notary public, certified by the relevant Association of Notaries Public, legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with English translation. Applicant may opt to execute his/her affidavit before the Consular Officer and pay the notarization fee of US$25.
- If the lost passport is still valid, submit Police Report, legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with English translation.
- Photocopy of first page of lost passport (if available)
- Other Supporting Document as necessary
Please take note that there will be a 15-day clearing period, on top of the 6 to 8- week processing period will be imposed if the lost passport is still valid. The 15 day waiting period allows the DFA to verify if the passport is actually lost and has not been used by another. Said period also allows the DFA to report the lost or stolen valid passports to the NBI, Bureau of Immigration, Philippine Foreign Service Posts and Foreign Embassies and Consulates in the Philippines, and the National Central Bureau of the INTERPOL/Philippine Center on Transnational Crime.