Passporting

Green  Earth Tours and Travel is a Cebu-based agency that can assist you with your passporting needs.

You have the option to do-it-yourself, and queue at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) or  you can go through a travel agency to assist you in checking whether your requirements are in order and to set the appointment for you.

Choose between regular and rush processing. Please email or call us to check on slot availability.

Kindly note that DFA Cebu is located in 4th Level, Pacific Mall – Metro Mandaue, U.N. Avenue, Mandaue City, 6015.


IS YOUR PHILIPPINE PASSPORT ALREADY AN E-PASSPORT?

Filipinos are urged to apply for the e-Passport before their green or maroon passports expire, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

“All Filipino nationals holding Machine Readable-Ready Passports (MRRP; green passports) and Machine Readable Passports (MRP; maroon passports) will no longer be allowed to apply for an extension of the validity of these passports after October 31, 2014,” the DFA said in a statement.


REQUIREMENTS NEW PHILIPPINE PASSPORT APPLICATIONS

  • Original Authenticated Birth Certificate (NSO)

  • Original Authenticated Marriage Contract (NSO) – for married women

  • Original NBI Clearance or Baptismal Certificate

  • 2 Valid IDs

  • Personal appearance (DFA)

  • Application form, available at our office


REQUIREMENTS PHILIPPINE PASSPORT RENEWAL

  • Original Old Passport

  • 2 Valid IDs

  • Personal appearance (DFA)

  • Application form, available at our office


REQUIREMENTS FOR LOST PHILIPPINE PASSPORT

  • Notarized Affidavit of Loss

  • If the lost passport is still valid, submit Police Report

  • Photocopy of first page of lost passport (if available)

  • In case applicant was issued a travel document

    • Original Travel Document, Notarized Affidavit of Explanation Regarding Issuance of Travel Document (w/ detailed explanation on when, where, why applicant was issued a travel document.

    • Original and photocopy of first and last page of cancelled passport (if passport is still in the possession of the applicant)

  • Application form, available at our office

Note: There will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for replacement of a lost valid passport.


REQUIREMENTS FOR CHANGE IN NAME/STATUS IN PASSPORT

  • Based on first time application requirements or renewal requirements plus Original Authenticated Marriage Contract (NSO) for married women.

  • 2 Valid IDs

  • Personal Appearance (DFA)

  • Application form, available at our office


REQUIREMENTS FOR PHILIPPINE PASSPORT FOR CHILDREN/INFANTS

  • For Minor Applicants

    • Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below)

    • Personal appearance of the minor applicant

    • Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)

    • Original Birth Certificate of minor in Security Paper issued by NSO or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by NSO

    • Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO is required if minor was born abroad.

    • Document of identity with photo, if minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal.

    • Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents duly authenticated by NSO

    • Notarized Affidavit of Support and Consent to travel from either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / from mother (if minor is an illegitimate child).

    • Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor

    • Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) or identification documents.


LIST OF ACCEPTABLE IDs

(at least 1 of the following)

  • Government-issued picture IDs

    • Digitized SSS ID

    • Driver’s License

    • GSIS E-card

    • PRC ID

    • IBP ID

    • OWWA ID

    • Digitized BIR ID

    • Senior Citizen’s ID

  • Old College ID, Alumni ID, Old Employment ID


LATEST NEWS ABOUT YOUR PHILIPPINE PASSPORT

MANILA – Filipinos are urged to apply for the e-Passport before their green or maroon passports expire, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

“All Filipino nationals holding Machine Readable-Ready Passports (MRRP; green passports) and Machine Readable Passports (MRP; maroon passports) will no longer be allowed to apply for an extension of the validity of these passports after October 31, 2014,” the DFA said in a statement.

The e-Passport, which is also maroon, was first issued in 2009. It has the logo of a microchip just below the cover.

“They must instead apply for a new e-Passport as soon as possible before the expiry of their current MRRP (green) or MRP (maroon) passports. Those who fail to do so will likely encounter difficulty at immigration checks when traveling through any ports of entry around the world after October 2015,” the DFA said.

The new e-Passport is in compliance with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The DFA added that all non-machine readable passports may no longer be extended beyond October 31, 2015 and must be completely phased out by November 24, 2015.

Passport holders are also reminded about the strict rules for applying for an extension of the validity of expiring or expired passports.

Passports that are valid for less than six (6) months or those that have already expired may be extended once only in the following instances:

  • death in the family requiring the OFW and members of his/her dependent family to urgently travel to the Philippines;

  • medical emergencies requiring the OFW and members of his/her dependent family to urgently travel to the Philippines or another country for medical treatment;

  • OFWs returning to their employers abroad with valid employment contracts processed by the POEA; and

  • those going home on final exit visas (for Filipinos in the Middle East).

“In these instances, proof of urgency such as a copy of the death certificate, medical certificate, valid employment contracts processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or any of the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO), along with plane tickets with confirmed flight details should be presented,” the DFA said.

Quoted from: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/12/26/13/dont-have-philippine-e-passport-yet-read