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  Passport Requirements

PERSONAL APPEARANCE IS REQUIRED. All applicants, whether for the renewal of a passport, or those applying for the first time must appear personally at the Consulate General for data verification, picture taking, thumb mark/finger-printing and signing of the application form. Application by mail will not be accepted.

If applicant wishes the passport to be mailed back by the Consulate, applicant should BRING a self-addressed stamped envelope (with tracking number) such as Certified Priority mail, Express Mail or a prepaid  UPS/DHL or USPS Express Mail envelope. Metered stamps will not be accepted .  THE CONSULATE GENERAL ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS THROUGH THE MAIL.

*** INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL CAUSE DELAY IN THE ISSUANCE OF YOUR PASSPORT ***

 Only the following States are within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General in Chicago : Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota,  Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

A.   RENEWAL OF PASSPORT

 1.  Accomplished e-passport application form.

 2.  Latest issued Philippine passport (the old passport will be returned to the applicant).

3.  Submit the following documents:

     a.   Photocopy of  pages 1-2 (data page) of the old passport and the page with the latest arrival stamp in the United States

     b.   Photocopy of the alien registration card (green/pink card),  for U.S. permanent residents/ immigrants

    c.   Birth Certificate 

    d.   Photocopy of proof of actual residence such as driverís license, state ID, employment ID, or utility bills, etc.

 B.  ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES SUCH AS CHANGE OF LAST NAME

 4.  For female applicant married in the Philippines who is using her husband's family name in passport for the first time, submit original/certified true copy and photocopy of  marriage certificate duly authenticated by the National Statistics Office (NSO) .

 5.  For female applicant married abroad who is using her husbandís family name in passport for the first time, a Report of Marriage must be filed at the Embassy or Consulate which has jurisdiction over the place where the marriage took place. (See Report of Marriage Form and Requirements).  Copy of the processed Report of Marriage should be part of the passport application. 

C.   REPLACEMENT OF LOST PASSPORT

6. Accomplish Requirements Nos. 1, 2, 3.b, and 3.d. 

7. Submit a photocopy of  data page (pages 1 and 2) of lost passport (if available)

8. Submit one (1) original /certified true copy  and one (1) photocopy of Birth Certificate duly authenticated by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in Manila

     In the absence of an NSO issued Birth Certificate, submit the following:

     a)  Birth Record from the Local Civil Registrar.

     b)   Baptismal Certificate/Voterís ID/ Seamanís Book or any public document indicating birth particulars and Philippine citizenship.

     c)   Other supporting documents which will establish applicantís identity as Filipino citizen, e.g. marriage certificate, school records, professional ID, etc.

D.    FIRST TIME APPLICANTS

9.  Accomplish Requirements Nos. 1, 3.b and 3.d.

10. For applicants born in the US of Filipino parent(s), a Report of Birth must be filed  at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate which has jurisdiction over the place of birth.   (See Report of Birth Form and Requirements).  Copy of the processed Report of Birth should be part of the passport application.  

E. FOR DUAL CITIZENS (under R.A. 9225)

11.  Accomplish Requirements 1, 2, 3a and 3c

12. Photocopy of Identification Certificate

F.   SCHEDULE OF FEES:

New Passport / Renewal of Passport : US$ 60.00 

                                                            

Replacement of Lost Passport:  US$ 150.00 plus US$ 10.00 Fax/Verification Fee

  

Report of Birth/Marriage: US$25.00       

 

Note: Fees are non-refundable and payable only in cash or money order issued in the U.S.,  or certified, treasurerís, managerís or cashierís check issued by a bank in the U.S. payable to the Philippine Consulate General. Personal checks, credit cards and personal money order are not accepted. 

 

G. REQUIREMENTS FOR PICTURES

  •  Pictures will be taken at the Consulate 

  • collared shirt / decent attire / no earings

 

  Download form (in pdf format):

    ePassport Application form

    List of Requirements

    

                   

 
 

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