MUST READ : The process in renewing passports have changed.

This is a reminder to anyone who is planning to renew their passports, especially to those who are working in Dubai.

The process in renewing passports have changed.

Filipinos in Dubai are now required to bring a copy of their birth certificate before they attempt to renew their passports otherwise the processing might not end in a day.

This new ruling is only applicable to those whose passports indicate the province of their birth. To correct the problem, a copy of their birth certificates secured and issued by National Statistics Office (now the Philippine Statistics Authority).



According to Vice-Consul Elizabeth Picar Ramos, the place of birth is being required to be registered in the new advanced system, most especially the city or municipality of birth. Only passports that indicates provinces will not be processed without birth certificate.

"We are now required to input the city or municipality of birth. This is why we require our compatriots to bring their birth certificates so we can scan it together with the passport application and send it to Manila," Ramos told a news website.

"If the application does not have a scanned copy of the birth certificate, the printing gets suspended in Manila. So we do not accept or process applicants here unless they have all the required documents because lifting the suspension is a difficult process," he added.

For an instance, the passport states an applicant's birthplace is in "Cebu", the system will not accept the application unless it is the birthplace mentioned in the birth certificate.


Below are other requirements in renewal of passports:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from the DFA website, www.dfa.gov.ph
  • Most recent expiring or expired passport
  • Acceptable IDs at least one (1): for Brown, Green and MRP (without IC Chip logo). Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs
  • Other Supporting Document as necessary

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Brown Passport or passports issued prior to 01 May 1995:


  • Bring original brown passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3,4 and last page
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name.
  • If PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or unreadable; 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.
  • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA

Green Passport or passports issued after 01 May 1995:
  • Bring original green passport and photocopy of the data page and last page of passport
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name
  • If PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or unreadable; 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.
  • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA

Machine Readable Passport (MRP without IC Chip logo) issued in the year 2007:
  • Bring original passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name
  • If PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or unreadable; 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.
  • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA
  • Electronic Passport (E-passport)


Bring original e-passport and photocopy of page 2 (data page).
For women who would change their civil status from single to married:

  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA.
  • If entries are blurred or unreadable, submit Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR
  • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA
  • Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for women with foreign national husband married in the Philippines).

For married women who would like to revert to their maiden name:
  • Bring original passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name
  • If PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or unreadable; 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.
  • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA
  • If already widowed: Death Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) of the deceased husband
  • If marriage is annulled: Annotated PSA Marriage Contract and Certified True Copy (CTC) of Court Order effecting the Annulment
  • If divorced: Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Divorce Decree duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce was obtained or by the concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines. Certified True Copy (CTC) of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree must also be present and the PSA Marriage Contract with the annotation of the Divorce Decree. 



For minor applicants, requirements for first time minor applicants are still prescribed, in addition to the passport of minor

Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship under RA 9225:
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
  • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA
  • Identification Certificate from the Bureau of Immigration or Philippine Embassy/Consulate
  • Oath of Allegiance
  • Order of Approval

Applicants who were naturalized:
  • If born in the Philippines, Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA.
  • Identification Certificate from the Bureau of Immigration

Applicants who elected Philippine Citizenships:
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA.
  • Certified True Copy of the Sworn Statement duly signed by authorized to administer oaths filed at the nearest Local Civil Registry
  • Oath of Allegiance
  • Identification Certificate from the Bureau of Immigration
  • For Muslim Applicants


For converts who would like to use their Muslim name:
  • Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) bearing the Muslim name
  • National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Certificate of Conversion

For divorced women
  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA with annotation effecting the Divorce
  • Court Order from the Philippine Sharia Court effecting the Divorce



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