Can I apply for a passport online?

No. We require all applicants to appear at the Embassy in person and to bring the originals and photocopies of the requirements as listed on our website.

What are the requirements for a passport?

Please click on the following link to view the requirements: Requirements

Will the new passport be valid for 10 years?

Yes, except for minors who are below 18 years old at the time of application – their passports will be valid for only 5 years.

Do I need my Birth Certificate to apply for a passport?

If you are only renewing your passport with no changes in information on the passport, you do not need your Birth Certificate.

However, if you are applying for a passport for the first time, or replacing a lost passport, you need to present your original Birth Certificate issued on Security Paper from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA Birth Certificates may also be required as proof of filiation (i.e. proof of relationship of a child to his/her parents) for a minor passport applicant.

I am a recently married woman. How can I have my married name on my passport?

You may present your original Marriage Certificate issued on Security Paper from the PSA or original Report of Marriage filed at our Embassy.

I have a Birth/Marriage Certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO), not the PSA. Can I still use this when I apply for a passport?


Can I apply for my passport at an Honorary Consulate instead of the Embassy?

No. Our Honorary Consulates do not process passport applications. You will need to visit the Embassy in Ankara, Turkey or apply during one of the Embassy’s consular outreach missions in your area.

I acquired a foreign citizenship. Can I still apply for a Philippine passport?

You will have to apply for dual citizenship at the Embassy before you can be issued a Philippine passport again.

Can I renew my passport even if it is still valid for more than 6 months?

Yes. You may renew your passport anytime, even if it is expired.

I did not realize that my passport is valid for less than 6 months and will expire soon, but I have already booked my trip. Can the Embassy extend the validity of my passport?

Most airlines and immigration officials will require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months. We advise that you renew your passport before going on your trip.

I lost my passport. What can I do to replace it?

You will need to report your passport as lost at the nearest police station and secure a police report. You will also need to execute an Affidavit of Loss and present your original PSA Birth Certificate when you apply for replacement of your passport.

Should I bring ID photos when I have my passport renewed?

No. We will take your photo at the Embassy.

How much is the fee for passport renewal?

Please click on the following link to view the fees for the different types of passport application:

How long will it take for me to receive my new passport?

Your passport will be available around 4 to 6 weeks after the date you applied.

When can I claim my passport at the Embassy?

You may claim your passport between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays except holidays. Please bring your receipt and old passport for cancellation.

How do I know that my new passport is available for release?

We will post your name  on our social media (FB, IG, Twitter) and website if your new passport is available for release. 

Can someone else claim my new passport for me?

Yes, as long as he/she is an immediate family member (parent, sibling, spouse, or child of legal age) with a proper authorization letter. The passport of a minor applicant shall be released to parents only or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney.

Can I still use my old passport while waiting for my new passport?

Yes, as long as the passport is still valid. You will only present your passport for cancellation when your new passport is available for release.

I have a valid visa for another country in my old passport. Will you return my old passport to me when I present it for cancellation?


I arranged for my new passport to be sent to me by post. When will I receive it?

Please send your old passport to the Embassy by post for cancellation. We will then post via registered mail your new passport together with your cancelled old passport. 

I am traveling to the Philippines soon but my new passport is not available yet. Can I claim my new passport in the Philippines?

Yes. Please inform the Embassy where you wish to claim your new passport, and we will coordinate with the Consular Office of the DFA nearest you.