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DFA Passport Application for First Time Applicants

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Updates for those first timer applicants who want to apply for Philippine passport. If you planning to apply for it you must have the following requirements so that your time will not be wasted if your going to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) without any required docs. Below is the list of general documents you need to provide in applying passport. You may visit also the DFA website more details and information.

Requirement for First-Time Applicants

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
The following are required for first-time passport applications:

1. Personal appearance
2. Confirmed appointment
3. Passport Fee
4. Duly accomplished application form.
5. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Alternatives:
• If BC is not yet available: Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA.
• When entries are blurred/unreadable: Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR
• If born abroad: Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA
6. Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS
The following are required for first-time passport applications:

1. Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below)
2. Personal appearance of the minor applicant
3. Personal appearance of either parent
4. Passports of parents
5. Original Birth Certificate of minor in Security Paper issued by PSA

Alternatives:

• If BC is not yet available: Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by PSA.
• If entries are blurred/unreadable: Transcribed Birth Certificate from the
• If born abroad: Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA is required if minor was born abroad
6. Document of identity with photo:
• Options: School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal
• For minor applicants who never attended school: Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / by mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) detailing the reasons why the child is not in school
7. Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents duly authenticated by PSA
8. Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person travelling with the minor

source: DFA

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