Renewing A Philippine Passport at DFA Cebu: List of Requirements

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The information stated here is based on the DFA website and is accurate to the best of the writer’s knowledge. However, according to personnel from DFA Cebu, the DFA website is not updated regularly. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to personally get a list of requirements from their nearest DFA office, as there may be changes in the requirements that are not reflected right away in the DFA website and in this page. You may also call DFA for verification of information. (Contact details and overview of the application process can be found here: Passport Application/Renewal at DFA Cebu: What You Need To Know.)


 

These are the requirements for passport renewal at DFA Cebu:

  1. Most recent passport
  2. 1 valid picture ID – such as a driver’s license or PRC ID. For a complete list of acceptable IDs, please click here.
  3. 3 supporting documents – such as a voter’s ID, NSO marriage contract, and community tax certificate (cedula). For a complete list of supporting documents, please click here.
  4. Application form – can be obtained from the guard or downloaded online HERE
  5. Additional requirements depending on the type of the previous passport (see below)

Additional requirements if your old passport is BROWN:

  1. Original brown passport and photocopy of passport pages 1-4 and last page of passport.
  2. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO, to determine complete middle name. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. If born abroad, bring Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO.

Additional requirement if your old passport is GREEN:

  1. Original green passport and photocopy of first and last page of passport.

Additional requirements if your old passport is a Machine Readable Passport (MRP) issued in 2007:

  1. Original passport and photocopy of first and last page of passport.
  2. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO, to determine complete middle name. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. If born abroad, bring Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO.
  3. Old cancelled passport may also be presented in the absence of an NSO Birth Certificate.

Additional requirement if your old passport is an Electronic Passport (E-passport):

  1. Original e-passport and photocopy of first (data page) and last page of passport.

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The following applicants need to submit further additional requirements:

  • Minors (those below 18 years old) — see this page for passport requirements, as well as the documents required by the Bureau of Immigration when traveling with children; you can also see the DFA website for more information
  • Married women who would like to use their married surname — marriage contract issued by the NSO
  • DOST scholars — certification or clearance from DOST
  • For the following applicants, please see the DFA website for the complete list of additional requirements:
    • Spouses of foreign nationals who would like to use their married surname
    • Married women who would like to revert to their maiden name
    • Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship or Election of Philippine Citizenship under RA 9225
    • Converts who would like to use their Muslim name

See the Bisaya/Cebuano version

Source: DFA: Requirements for Renewal of Passport 

For an overview of the passport application process, see:
Passport Application/Renewal at DFA Cebu: What You Need To Know

 

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Please note that I will no longer entertain questions similar to this: “Mao ni akong documents X, Y, Z — okay na ni?” Please don’t give me a list of your documents and ask me if they’re enough to get a passport. It takes up too much of my time and it is something that you can do for yourself. Just compare the list of requirements with what you have. Pwede ra man ninyo tan-awon ang lista sa requirements ug i-kompara sa kung unsa ang naa ninyo nga mga dokyumento. Dili na man kinahanglan nga ako pa ang mobuhat ana, di ba? 🙂

For your convenience, here again are the articles that you might find useful:

Passport Application/Renewal at DFA Cebu: What You Need To Know 

Getting A Philippine Passport at DFA Cebu: List of Requirements for First Time Applicants 

Renewing A Philippine Passport at DFA Cebu: List of Requirements 

Getting A Philippine Passport: List of Acceptable IDs and Supporting Documents 

Good luck! 🙂