Passport Application for Adopted Filipinos
The adoption of Filipino children must be done in accordance with the provisions of R.A. 8043, also known as the ‘Inter-Country Adoption Act of 1995’.
All adoption cases should be endorsed to the Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB), through the International Social Service of Japan (ISSJ) located at Ochanomizu K & K Building 3F, 1-10-2 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0034 (Tel.No. 03-5840-5711 Fax No. 03-3868-0415)
Qualified Filipinos who have gone through the process of legal adoption may be issued passports reflecting the new adoptive surname after submitting the following:
- Amended NSO Birth Certificate (showing the new adoptive surname) in security paper authenticated by DFA Manila.
- Old NSO Birth Certificate (using the original surname) in security paper.
- Certificate of Registration of Adoption (issued by Manila Local Civil Registrar).
- Photocopy of Authenticated Philippine Court Decree of Adoption.
- Old passport.