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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, thumb mark/finger-printing and signing of the application form. Application by mail will not be accepted.

Only the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila prints the MRP. Applications received by the Consulate General will be sent to DFA via diplomatic pouch. In view of the transit time, it will now take SIX (6) WEEKS for a passport to be released to the applicant, from the time the application is processed.

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  FEDEX/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.  Duly accomplished application form signed by applicant.  In case of minors below 18 years old, form may be signed by the parents or legal guardian upon presentation of proof of guardianship.

 2. Submit two (2) identical 2”x2” passport photos.  

See section F (Requirements for Pictures).  

 3.  Submit applicant’s old passport (most recent) for cancellation 

(the old passport will be returned to the applicant).

4.  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.   If old passport does not spell out the applicant’s complete middle name submit photocopy of proof of middle name, such as Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate etc. 

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

 5.  For minors below 18 years old, submit a notarized Affidavit of Support 

and Consent from both parents.  Please indicate if minor is traveling  with both

parents.   (For further information, please call the Consulate).

 

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

6.  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) .

7.  For female applicant married abroad who is using her husband’s 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

8. Accomplish Requirements Nos. 1, 2, 4.b, 4.d and 5. 

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

10. 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/Voter’s ID/ Seaman’s Book or any public document indicating birth particulars and Philippine citizenship.

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

D.    FIRST TIME APPLICANTS

12.  Accomplish Requirements Nos. 1, 2, 4.b, and 5

13. For MINORS 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.   SCHEDULE OF FEES:

New Passport / Renewal of Passport : US$ 50.00 

                                                            

Replacement of Lost Passport:  US$ 90.00 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, treasurer’s, manager’s or cashier’s 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. 

 

F. REQUIREMENTS FOR PICTURES      

  • Background – Royal Blue
  • Recent Photo (photo should have been taken within the last 6 months)
  • Photograph should be printed on good quality photo paper with matte finish
  • Size – 4.5 cm. (height) X 3.5 cm (width)
  • Pose – image of the applicant is 70-80% of the photograph
  • straight frontal shot (no tilting of head)
  • “medium” smile is allowed
  • collared shirt / decent attire
  • both ears visible 
  • head scarf / veil for religious or health reasons allowed
  • Cropping- there should be at least 8mm to 10mm space at the top of the photo between the edge of the photo and the crown/head of the person, to allow for cropping of the photo.

 

   

Download form (in pdf format):

    Passport Application form

    

                   

 
 

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