Home

The Philippines

Tourism

Trade and Investments

The Consulate General

Passports

Visas

Notarials & Other Services

Dual Citizenship

Absentee Voting

Links

 

 

 

FAQ’s on Passport Issuance


What documents should I submit if I wish to renew my passport?

The regular requirements for the renewal of your passport (for holders of green passports) are:

A. Your old or expired passport (original and one photocopy);

B. Your duly-accomplished passport application form (affix left and right thumb marks on spaces provided for). The form must be notarized by/sworn to before a notary public or lawyer/barrister you cannot appear personally at the Consulate General;

C. Your duly-accomplished Affidavit of Immigration Status;

D. Three photos (35mm x 45mm), taken in a photo studio or by a professional within the last six months. The photos should be taken on a plain white background and show the front view of the face with no eyeglasses. You should be in decent attire (with collar and sleeves) and males should have short hair and should not wear earrings. Only Muslim women and nuns are allowed to wear the appropriate veils in their photos;

E. Your Permanent Residence (PR) Card or Work Permit (original and one photocopy); and

F. The passport processing fee of Can$ 76.00

If you’re holding a brown passport, you should submit the documentary proof of your complete middle name (original and one photocopy) in addition to requirements A to F. You may present your birth certificate, baptismal certificate, landing papers or you driver’s license as the documentary proof of middle name.

What should I do if I wish to change from my maiden name to my married name in my passport?

In addition to requirements A to F, you should submit the following documents:

G. Your NSO-authenticated birth certificate;

H. Your NSO-authenticated marriage certificate, if you were married in the Philippines;

I. Your Report of Marriage duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate which has jurisdiction over your place of marriage, if you were married outside of British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories; or

J. An Application for Report of Marriage, if you were married in British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. You should present the original and four (4) photocopies of your Certificate of Marriage issued by the Vital Statistics Office, the original and four (4) photocopies of your NSO-authenticated birth certificate, and pay an additional processing fee of Can$38.00 for the Report of Marriage.

Back to top

What should I do if I wish to change from my married name to my maiden name in my passport?

Only female applicants who have been widowed or whose marriage has been dissolved through annulment or divorce (provided the conditions surrounding the divorce are recognized under Philippine law) can apply for a change from married name to maiden name.

If the change of name applied for is a result of the death of the husband, the duly authenticated death certificate or the Court Order in case of presumptive death should be submitted in addition to requirements A to F.

If the application for a change of name is due to the dissolution of the marriage, a duly authenticated copy of the annulment/divorce decree or order should be submitted in addition to requirements A to F and the documentary proof of your middle name.

Back to top

Can I choose NOT to use my husband’s surname in my passport?

You may choose not to use your husband’s surname in your passport provided that you have not used your husband’s surname in your passport before.

In this case, you should submit requirements A to H (with the documentary proof of middle name if you’re holding a brown passport), along with a duly-accomplished affidavit that you have opted to use your maiden name. A processing fee of Can$ 38.00 is charged for the affidavit.

What should I do if I want to amend the entries in my current passport?

Female applicants who wish to change from maiden name to married name in their current passports should submit a duly-accomplished Request Form for Passport Amendment, requirements G and H, I, or J and their valid passport. The passport amendment processing fee is Can$ 30.40.

Female applicants who wish to change from married name to maiden name due to the death of the spouse should submit a duly-accomplished Request Form for Passport Amendment, their duly-authenticated Report of Marriage Form, their current passport, the duly authenticated death certificate or the Court Order in case of presumptive death, documentary proof of middle name, and the processing fee.

Female applicants who wish to change from married name to maiden name due to annulment or divorce (provided the conditions surrounding the divorce are recognized under Philippine law) should submit a duly-accomplished Request Form for Passport Amendment, their duly-authenticated Report of Marriage Form, their current passport, documentary proof of middle name, duly authenticated copy of the annulment/divorce decree or order, and the processing fee.

Back to top

What documents should I submit if I wish to apply for a replacement to a lost passport?

Replacements for lost or destroyed passports take at least fifteen (15) working days to process. When applying for a replacement passport, you should submit requirements B to E, in addition to the following documents:

K. A Police Report;
L. Your duly-accomplished Affidavit of Loss of Passport;
M. Your duly-authenticated Birth Certificate and any other legal document showing your name and date and place of birth; and
N. a photocopy of your lost or destroyed passport, if available.

You should also submit requirements H, I, or J, and the duly-authenticated death certificate of spouse or annulment/divorce order if these are applicable in your case.

The processing fee for the replacement of lost or destroyed passports is Can$ 136.80, with an additional Can$ 26.00 for the confirmation of the issuance of the lost passport, and a processing fee of Can$ 38.00 if the Affidavit of Loss of Passport was executed at the Consulate General.

Back to top

What documents should a minor applicant submit to obtain a passport?

Minors (under 18 years) applying for their first passport should submit requirements B to F in addition to the following documents:
O. Their duly-authenticated Birth Certificate;
P. A letter from the physician who delivered the child attesting to the delivery;
Q. Passports of parents and photocopies of the data pages of both passports;
R. Letter of consent signed by both parents and notarized if one or both parents cannot appear in person;
S. A duly-accomplished Report of Birth.

In addition to the regular passport processing fee, a fee of Can$ 38.00 will be charged for the Report of Birth (for new applicants).

If a minor wishes to apply for the renewal of his passport, he should submit requirements A to F, Q and R. If he holds a brown passport, he should also submit a documentary proof of middle name.

Back to top

Can I apply for a passport by mail?

You can send your passport application and receive your new passport by mail. In this case, you should enclose a self-addressed stamped (registered) envelope (Can$ 8.00), or a prepaid overnight mail envelope, with your application.

Your Passport Application Form must be notarized by/sworn to before a notary public or lawyer/barrister if you are applying for a passport by mail. Please make sure that you submit all the required documents to avoid unnecessary delays in the processing of your passport application.

Back to top

How do I pay for my passport fees?

The Consulate General accepts payment in cash, postal money order or bank certified cheques payable to the Philippine Consulate General. However, please do not send cash by mail.

When will I receive my new passport?

The Consular staff will advise you of the date of release of your new passport.

Normally, however, passports for applications submitted in person will be released the next working day after the application was filed.

On the other hand, passports for applications sent by mail will be sent out two (2) working days after the application was received, assuming all the requirements were complied with.

For mailed-in applications, please allow a reasonable amount of time for your mailed application to reach the Consulate General and for your passport to be mailed back to you.

In this regard, the Consulate General advises all applicants to submit their completed applications and all related documents well in advance of their intended dates of travel.

Back to top


 

 
Downloadable Forms

All documents are in MS Word. Print documents on legal size paper

Passport Application Form

Affidavit of Immigration Status

Affidavit of Loss of Passport

Affidavit for Use of Maiden Name Request

Form for Passport Amendment

Report of Birth Form

Report of Marriage Form

Parental Consent Form

Back to top