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.
BEFORE APPLYING FOR A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT:
- All applicants should secure an online appointment when applying for a passport through the DFA's Global Online Appointment System (GOAS)
- 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;
- Personal appearance is required for all applicants;
- Prepare all the originals and photocopies of the documentary requirements for passport application;
- To ensure entry to countries with strict dress codes, 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; and
- Jewelries and contact lenses are not allowed during photo capturing.
- Please ensure that information contained in your IDs and Birth Certificates/Marriage Certificates are the same.
- Consular Officials may require additional documents as deemed necessary.
- The information provided in the passport application form must be true and correct. The documents that will be submitted should be authentic. Making false statements in passport application form, furnishing falsified or forged documents in support thereof are punishable by law.