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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! 🙂

32 Responses

  1. Dfa,

    Im a goverment employee with green passport holder planning to renew at dfa cebu.
    My question is that; is there any priority lane for a govt employee?

  2. Hello!
    Good day, I wanna ask only if is true nga naa nay Norway embassy sa Cebu start this month?

    Thanks

      1. Big thank you sa imo information ma’am dako kaau ni ug ika tabang namo.
        And 1 more question kong mag apply diha sa Cebu ug visa like to Finland.so kinahanglan ba gihapon mo adto ug Manila for interview?

      2. I will check. Salamat jud kaau. God will bless you more and more.daghan kaau ka na tabangan nga tawo tanan nimo mga post.thanks again and take care

    1. hello as what i have known, its not a Norway embassy it is a Visa Application Center , they will be the one whos gonna collect your visa application / requirements and then the center(Visa application Center) will forward every application to the Royal Embassy of Norway in Manila, , This is also the same Visa Application Center that is located in Manila, you cannot go directly to the embassy now, you need to hand in your visa application to their Visa Application Center.
      Just been there last March.

  3. Hello ma’am ,
    Mo renew ko sa akong passport ky mo expired na krng oct.akong proplema ky akong birthplace sa akong passport ky dili mao ky na double registration akong birth certificate.unya ako nlng gi follow ang naa sa Birth certificate nga akong nakuha.krn akong problema ky katong gi release nila nga birth certificate sa una ky nakalock na cya ang akong makuha nga birth certificate krn ang kato na gyd original nku nga natawhan ang nka butang sa birthplace.akong pangutana mausab ba ni cya ang birth place kung mo renew ko sa akong passport? Daghang salamat .

  4. Kinahanglan ba ug appoinment kon mag renewal sa passport?then pla ka days usa ma release ang passport.thank you

  5. I want to ask or clarify if my brown passport issued at Abu Dhabi UAE, last 2012 and valid till 2017 is still okay to use when I wanted to travel abroad? because as I heard or read a news old passport validity is until November 2015? Am I right for this news?

  6. Hi mam,

    Hope you can help. Possible ba na makuha nko ako passport in less than 30 working days? I applied last May 20 and my flight will be on the 1st week of July. I still have to apply for a visa once I get my passport. Is there any chance mam?

    Looking forward to your response.

    Thanks in advance mam!

  7. Good day ma’am!
    I’d like to ask if do you i really have to go to the dfa as early as 7am? Or i can still be entertained when i go at the afternoon? Im going to renew my passport and im a college student so time is really a problems for me. Thank you!

  8. Good day Ma’am, my 8 year old grandson’s passport had to be renewed. his mother is working abroad. can I have it renewed? or do I need an authorization from his mother to renew the child’s passport in her behalf? what other documents are needed? how many days will it take for the renewal? how much is the renewal fee? Thank you.

    1. Hi Marivic!

      Since the answer is long and it depends on your grandson’s specific circumstances, I encourage you to read this page:
      http://www.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/2013-04-04-06-59-48

      But to give you quick answers:
      – You can accompany him to the renewal but his mom needs to provide you with an SPA.
      – Processing time is usually 30 working days.
      – P950 (unless there’s been a recent increase)
      – The requirements for renewal are his most recent passport + the same requirements as for first-time applicants (which you can find in the page I linked to earlier).

      I hope this helps. Good luck! (And may I just say: you’re awesome for being actively involved in caring for your grandson.)

  9. Good Evening! mu ask lang unta ko kay akong manghud kay iyang passport na expire pag April 8, 2013. Madala pa na ug renew?

    1. Hi MJ! Yes, I think so, wala ra man ko’y nakit-an so far nga rule nga di na pwede i-renew ang passport after pila ka months/years. Anyway, similar ra man pod ang requirements for new passport ug renewal and same processing time.

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