Passport

Philippine ePassport

Under Republic Act No. 8239, also known as the “Philippine Passport Act of 1996,” a Philippine passport is a document issued by the Philippine government to its citizens requesting other governments to allow its citizens to pass freely, and in case of need to give them lawful aid and protection [RA 8239, Sec. (d)]. The acquisition of a Philippine passport is a privilege. The law recognizes the passport applicant’s constitutional right to travel. However, the State is also mandated to protect and maintain the integrity and credibility of the passport and travel documents proceeding from it. It is a function of our Philippine consular officers to pass upon claims for or resolve matters involving Philippine citizenship and, upon determination of such citizenship, to issue an applicant with a Philippine passport. The passport remains a property of the Philippine Government and should be surrendered to the State should it be demanded through a competent Philippine Government Official.
Filipino citizens are entitled to a Philippine passport. Filipino citizens who have acquired foreign citizenship are eligible to apply for a Philippine passport after reacquisition of their Philippine citizenship (oath of allegiance under RA 9225).
For more information:
DFA WEBSITE: https://dfa.gov.ph/index.php/consular-services/passport-information/pass...

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Personal appearance
2. Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from the Embassy's website:
http://philembassy.no/sites/default/files/downloads/e-passport_applicati...
3. Most recent passport with photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name)
4. Original and photocopy of one of the following, whichever is applicable:
a. Valid Permanent/Temporary Resident Card/Work Permit,
b. Dual Citizenship Certificate (Order of Approval/Identification Certificate), or
c. Latest Tourist Visa
5. Payment of Fees
http://philembassy.no/consular-services/schedule-of-fees-price-list
6. Other Supporting Documents as necessary

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Brown Passport, Green Passport, or Maroon without IC Chip Logo :
7. Items 1-5 of the General Requirements
8. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) . Transcribed certified true copy of the birth certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable, or
If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway
9. Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Transcribed certified true copy of the Marriage Contract from the Local Civil Registry is required when entries in PSA Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable, or
If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway.

For minor applicants:
Items 1-5 of the General Requirements, Item 8,
10. Personal appearance of either parent, PSA Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage and valid passports of parents (if legitimate)
11. Personal appearance of mother and valid passport of mother (if illegitimate)
12. Authorization with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the authorization.

For women who will change their civil status from single to married:
Items 1-5 of the General Requirements, Item 8
1. Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Transcribed certified true copy of the Marriage Contract from the Local Civil Registry is required when entries in PSA Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable, or
2. If a Report of Marriage has not yet been previously filed, one may be filed at the same time as the application for passport renewal. Please see link for Report of Marriage requirements.
http://philembassy.no/civil-registry-marriage-birth-and-death/report-of-...

For married women who would like to revert to their maiden name:
Items 1-5 of the General Requirements ,item 8 and whichever is applicable
a. Widowed: Death Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) of the deceased husband
b. Annulled: Annotated PSA Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage and Certified True Copy (CTC) of Court Order effecting the Annulment
c. Divorced: Certified True Copy (CTC) of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree and the PSA Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage with the annotation of the Divorce Decree.
https://psa.gov.ph/civilregistration/problems-and-solutions/annotation-e...

REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW PASSPORT

Items 1, 2, 4,5 of the General Requirements
1. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) . Transcribed certified true copy of the birth certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable, or
If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway
If a Report of Birth has not yet been previously filed, one may be filed at the same time as the application for new passport. Please see link for Report of Marriage requirements.
http://philembassy.no/civil-registry-marriage-birth-and-death/report-of-...

Additional requirements for minor applicants:
1. Personal appearance of either parent, PSA Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage and valid passports of parents (if legitimate)
2. Personal appearance of mother and valid passport of mother (if illegitimate)
3. Authorization with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the authorization.

REQUIREMENTS FOR LOST OR DAMAGED PASSPORT
Items 1, 2, 4,5 of the General Requirements
1. Photocopy of the data page of the lost passport, if available
2. Affidavit of Loss/Mutilation
3. Police Report in English.
4. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) . Transcribed certified true copy of the birth certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable, or
If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway
If a Report of Birth has not yet been previously filed, one may be filed at the same time as the application for new passport. Please see link for Report of Marriage requirements.
http://philembassy.no/civil-registry-marriage-birth-and-death/report-of-...
5. If married, Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Transcribed certified true copy of the Marriage Contract from the Local Civil Registry is required when entries in PSA Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable, or
If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
If a Report of Marriage has not yet been previously filed, one may be filed at the same time as the application for passport renewal. Please see link for Report of Marriage requirements.
http://philembassy.no/civil-registry-marriage-birth-and-death/report-of-...

REMINDERS
• Personal appearance is required for all applicants.
• Processing Time: Monday to Friday 0900 to 1400 (except holidays)
• Incomplete requirements will not be processed.
• Earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing. Smiling with visible teeth is also not allowed.
• Check all the data in the computer-generated application form before signing it.
Your signature on the computer-generated application form indicates your confirmation on the accuracy and veracity of the information contained therein. Any erroneous entry in a passport that need to be corrected are not the fault of the Embassy and fees for the replacement of the passport is the applicant's responsibility.
• Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport in behalf of the applicant. Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse and children of legal age with proper authorization letter.
• Passport of a minor applicant shall be released to parents only or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney.
• Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
• Applicants, who choose to have their new passport mailed to them, must send their old passport for cancellation to the Philippine Embassy in Oslo once the new passport is available. (http://philembassy.no/passport/passports-for-release)
Mailing Address: The Philippine Embassy
P.O. Box 322 SENTRUM
N-0103 Oslo
NORWAY
 The Philippine Embassy shall not be responsible for the loss or damage to passport or documents in the mail.
 In case of RETURN TO SENDER, the applicant will pay the penalty and the expense of resending passport or documents thru mail.
• Check all data in the received e-passport upon release.
• The Embassy may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary, especially for applicants with dual citizenship and with foreign-sounding family names to prove citizenship.

The public is advised to secure their passports prior to booking their flights.
Flight bookings should ONLY be made if passports are still valid for at least six (6) months.
A passport may be renewed 6 months prior to its expiration date.