Apply For A Philippine Passport

The Philippine Passport is at all times the property of the Republic of the Philippines. It must be surrendered upon demand by an authorized representative of the Philippine Government.

Alteration, addition, or destruction of contents is strictly prohibited. Any unauthorized change will render a passport invalid and will have accompanying penalties.

Using the passport as collateral is against the law and will automatically render the passport cancelled.

The information provided in the passport application form must be true and correct. The documents that will be submitted should be complete and authentic. Under the law, making false statements in the passport application form, furnishing falsified or forged documents in support thereof are punishable by law.

From 3 January 2018, Filipinos 18 years old and above shall be issued ten-year validity electronic passports. Minors will continue to be issued five-year validity e-passports.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
BEFORE PASSPORT APPLICATION:

  1. An online appointment is required.
  2. Personal appearance is required for ALL applicants.
  3. To avoid being inconvenienced, all are advised to bring a self-addressed letter pack 520 per applicant, photocopy of required IDs and documents, a duly accomplished passport application form, and valid photo ID.
  4. All applicants are required to wear decent clothing for passport photo capture. Plunging necklines, sleeveless clothing, spaghetti strapped tops, see-through tops, sando, tube tops, halters and the like are prohibited.
  5. Jewelry and colored contact lenses are NOT ALLOWED during data capture.
  6. Passport applications with incomplete requirements cannot be accommodated for passport data capture.
    • The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional documents, if and when necessary.
  7. Renewal of your passport at least eight (8) months before its expiry date is highly encouraged. There is no penalty with the renewal of an expired e-passport.
  8. Secure your passports prior to booking travel tickets out of the country. Flight bookings should only be made if passports are still valid for at least six (6) months.
  9. No refund of fees will be made after payment at the cashier.

DURING PASSPORT APPLICATION:
GENERAL PROCEDURE IN THE CONSULAR SECTION

  1. Assessment of your requirements at Window 6.
  2. Payment of fees at the Cashier at Window 7.
  3. Capture of passport data at Windows 4 and 5.

Important Reminders:

1. The following are prioritized during application:

  1. Senior citizens (60 years old and over)
  2. Minors seven (7) years old and below (with their parents and minor siblings)
  3. People with disabilities (PWDs) with PWD ID or visible disability
  4. Single parents with Solo Parent ID and their minor children
  5. Visibly pregnant women or pregnant women with certificate
  6. OFW with sufficient proof of status such as iDOLE Card, valid employment contract, work visa.

2. Check all the passport data before signing at the end of the data capture process.

  • Once signed, if data in the passport is misspelled or wrong, the applicant must return to the Embassy for passport data capture and the expense for a new application shall be paid by the passport holder

3. Special cases (lost passport, assumed identity cases, etc.) shall be subject to verification and interview and clearance of at least 15 working days.

AFTER PASSPORT APPLICATION:

  1. The average availability of your passport is between 1 to 2 months after your application.
  2. Check all the data printed on the new e-passport upon receipt and immediately inform the Passport Unit for incorrect entries.
  3. For all those with extended or uncancelled old passports, once your new passport is available, you will receive a postcard/hagaki and are requested to send us your old uncancelled passport and then the Embassy will send you back your old cancelled passport with the new passport.
  4. Passports will be released by registered mail, please ensure that you have a 520 Letterpack on the day of your appointment.
  5. Please refrain from buying of plane tickets for travel abroad if you have not received your new passports.
    Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.

CONTACT DETAILS OF THE PASSPORT UNIT

To follow-up on your passport application or other requests, contact us at:

Address:
Passport Unit
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
5-15-5 Roppongi Minato, Tokyo 106-8537 Japan

Telephone No.: 03-5562-1600 ext 127 (weekdays between 3-6PM)

Fax No.: 03-5562-1597

Email: passport@philembassy.net

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