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IMPORTANT: To keep its clients safe from the COVID-19, the Embassy is currently implementing an appointment system for its passport and non-passport services, except for passport releasing.

For Passport Appointment at the Embassy (Salwa Area), visit: https://www.passport.gov.ph/

For Passport Appointment at the VFS Global Passport Renewal Center (Kuwait City), visit https://visa.vfsglobal.com/kwt/en/phl

PROCESSING TIME AT THE EMBASSY OFFICE IN SALWA

PROCESSING/INTERVIEW: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
RELEASING: 08:00 AM - 3:00 PM (WAITING PERIOD: 30-45 DAYS)
Please check the Passport Ready for Release to check if your passport is already at the Embassy
 

Please Check on our later advisory for more information before visiting the Embassy.

Under Republic Act No. 8239, also known as the "Philippine Passport Act of 1996," a Philippine passport is a document issued by the Philippine government to its citizens requesting other governments to allow its citizens to pass freely, and in case of need to give them lawful aid and protection [RA 8239, Sec. (d)]. The acquisition of a Philippine passport is a privilege. The law recognizes the passport applicant’s constitutional right to travel. However, the State is also mandated to protect and maintain the integrity and credibility of the passport and travel documents proceeding from it. It is a function of our Philippine consular officers to pass upon claims for or resolve matters involving Philippine citizenship and, upon determination of such citizenship, to issue an applicant with a Philippine passport. The passport remains a property of the Philippine Government and should be surrendered to the State should it be demanded through a competent Philippine Government Official.

Filipino citizens are entitled to a Philippine passport. Filipino citizens who have acquired foreign citizenship are eligible to apply for a Philippine passport after reacquisition of their Philippine citizenship (Oath of Allegiance under RA 9225).

For more information, please visit the website of the DFA.

All documents not in English must be accompanied by an English translation.

IMPORTANT: To keep its clients safe from the COVID-19, the Embassy is currently implementing an appointment system for its passport and non-passport services, except for passport releasing.

For Passport Appointment at the Embassy (Salwa Area), visit: https://www.passport.gov.ph/

For Passport Appointment at the VFS Global Passport Renewal Center (Kuwait City), visit https://visa.vfsglobal.com/kwt/en/phl

PROCESSING TIME AT THE EMBASSY OFFICE IN SALWA

PROCESSING/INTERVIEW: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
RELEASING: 08:00 AM - 3:00 PM (WAITING PERIOD: 30-45 DAYS)
Please check the Passport Ready for Release to check if your passport is already at the Embassy
 

Please Check on our later advisory for more information before visiting the Embassy.

Under Republic Act No. 8239, also known as the "Philippine Passport Act of 1996," a Philippine passport is a document issued by the Philippine government to its citizens requesting other governments to allow its citizens to pass freely, and in case of need to give them lawful aid and protection [RA 8239, Sec. (d)]. The acquisition of a Philippine passport is a privilege. The law recognizes the passport applicant’s constitutional right to travel. However, the State is also mandated to protect and maintain the integrity and credibility of the passport and travel documents proceeding from it. It is a function of our Philippine consular officers to pass upon claims for or resolve matters involving Philippine citizenship and, upon determination of such citizenship, to issue an applicant with a Philippine passport. The passport remains a property of the Philippine Government and should be surrendered to the State should it be demanded through a competent Philippine Government Official.

Filipino citizens are entitled to a Philippine passport. Filipino citizens who have acquired foreign citizenship are eligible to apply for a Philippine passport after reacquisition of their Philippine citizenship (Oath of Allegiance under RA 9225).

For more information, please visit the website of the DFA.

All documents not in English must be accompanied by an English translation.

1. Regular Renewal

For regular renewal (ePassport, Brown Passport, Green Passport, Maroon Passport without IC Chip Logo)

  1. Confirmed appointment (To get a passport appointment: https://passport.gov.ph or https://visa.vfsglobal.com/kwt/en/phl)
  2. Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  3. Duly accomplished application form (Print the ePassport Application Form from the Global Online Appointment System).
  4. Most recent Philippine passport - original and one (1) photocopy of the data page (page showing photo and complete name)
  5. Proof of Philippine Citizenship - original and (1) photocopy of one of the following, if available or applicable:
    • Civil ID
    • Valid permanent/temporary residence card or work permit (if in the process of being applied for/renewed, please present proof of your pending application for your permit)
    • Dual citizenship documents issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration or Philippine Embassy/Consulate General (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval)
    • Latest tourist visa
  6. Payment of fees: KD 19.500 (to be paid by applicant at the Embassy in person, in cash, Kuwait Dinar only)
  7. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary (to avoid errors and discrepancies in encoding, we highly encourage you to bring your original and one (1) photocopy of your Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) if born in the Philippines or Report of Birth if born abroad)

2. Minor Applicants

For minor applicants (new and renewal)

  1. Confirmed appointment (To get a passport appointment: https://passport.gov.ph or https://visa.vfsglobal.com/kwt/en/phl)
  2. Personal appearanceon the date and time of confirmed appointment
  3. Duly accomplished application form(FOR RENEWAL: Print the ePassport Application Form from the Global Online Appointment System).
  4. Most recent Philippine passport - original and one (1) photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name)
  5. Proof of Philippine Citizenship - original and (1) photocopy of one of the following, if available or applicable:
    • Civil ID
    • Valid permanent/temporary residence card or work permit (if in the process of being applied for/renewed, please present proof of your pending application for your permit)
    • Dual citizenship documents issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration or Philippine Embassy/Consulate General (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval)
    • Latest tourist visa
  6. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and one (1) photocopy (required for first-time applicants, may be required for renewal as proof of minor's relationship to parents)
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. transcribed Birth Certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required
    • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait within one year of applying for the passport
  7. Personal appearance of either parent (if parents are married)
  8. Marriage Certificate (MC) of parents in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and one (1) photocopy
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. transcribed Marriage Certificate from the Local Civil Registry
    • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait within one year of applying for the passport
  9. Passports of parents - original and one (1) photocopy of the data page (page showing photo and complete name)
  10. Personal appearance of mother and one (1) photocopy of valid passport of mother (if parents are not married)
  11. Payment of fees: KD 19.500 (to be paid by applicant at the Embassy in person, in cash, Kuwait Dinar only)
  12. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary

3. Change Surname

For women who will change their surname to their married name

  1. Confirmed appointment (To get a passport appointment: https://passport.gov.ph)
  2. Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  3. Duly accomplished application form (Print the ePassport Application Form from the Global Online Appointment System).
  4. Most recent Philippine passport - original and one (1) photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name)
  5. Proof of Philippine Citizenship - original and (1) photocopy of one of the following, if available or applicable:
    • Civil ID
    • Valid permanent/temporary residence card or work permit (if in the process of being applied for/renewed, please present proof of your pending application for your permit)
    • Dual citizenship documents issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration or Philippine Embassy/Consulate General (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval)
    • Latest tourist visa
  6. Marriage Certificate (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and one (1) photocopy
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. transcribed Marriage Certificate from the Local Civil Registry
    • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA, or personal (not PSA) copy of Report of Marriage registered by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait within one year of applying for the passport
  7. Payment of fees: KD 19.500 (to be paid by applicant at the Embassy in person, in cash, Kuwait Dinar only)
  8. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary (to avoid errors and discrepancies in encoding, we highly encourage you to bring your original and one (1) photocopy of your Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) if born in the Philippines or Report of Birth if born abroad)

4. Revert to Maiden Name

For married women who would like to revert to their maiden name

  1. Confirmed appointment (To get a passport appointment: https://passport.gov.ph)
  2. Personal appearanceon the date and time of confirmed appointment
  3. Duly accomplishedapplication form(Print the ePassport Application Form from the Global Online Appointment System)
  4. Most recent Philippine passport - original and photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name)
  5. Proof of Philippine Citizenship - original and (1) photocopy of one of the following, if available or applicable:
    • Civil ID
    • Valid permanent/temporary residence card or work permit (if in the process of being applied for/renewed, please present proof of your pending application for your permit)
    • Dual citizenship documents issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration or Philippine Embassy/Consulate General (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval)
    • Latest tourist visa
  6. For women who are widowed, divorced, or whose marriage has been annulled, please present and submit copy of the appropriate document:
    • If widowed:
      • Death Certificate of the deceased spouse, in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and one (1) photocopy; or
      • Death Certificate in English authenticated/Apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country of death - - original and one (1) photocopy
    • If marriage is annulled:
      • Annotated PSA Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage - - original and one (1) photocopy; and
      • Certified True Copy (CTC) of Court Order effecting the annulment - - original and one (1) photocopy
    • If divorced:
      • Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Divorce Decree in English duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce was obtained or by the concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines - original and one (1) photocopy
      • Certified True Copy (CTC) of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree - original and one (1) photocopy
      • PSA Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage with the annotation of the Divorce Decree - original and one (1) photocopy
      • For Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree, please see link : https://psa.gov.ph/civilregistration/problems-and-solutions/annotation-effects-divorce-declared-foreign-country
  7. Payment of fees: KD 19.500 (to be paid by applicant at the Embassy in person, in cash, Kuwait Dinar only)
  8. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary (to avoid errors and discrepancies in encoding, we highly encourage you to bring your original and one (1) photocopy of your Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) if born in the Philippines or Report of Birth if born abroad)

5. New/First-Time Applicant

Requirements for New (First-Time) Passport for Adults

  1. Confirmed appointment (To get a passport appointment: https://passport.gov.ph)
  2. Personal appearanceon the date and time of confirmed appointment
  3. Duly accomplished application form for adults
  4. Proof of Philippine Citizenship - original and (1) photocopy of one of the following, if available or applicable:
    • Philippine Government Issued ID. (Click here for the List of Acceptable IDs)
    • Valid permanent/temporary residence card or work permit (if in the process of being applied for/renewed, please present proof of your pending application for your permit)
    • Dual citizenship documents issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration or Philippine Embassy/Consulate General (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval)
    • Latest tourist visa
  5. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and (1) photocopy
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. transcribed Birth Certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required
    • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait
  6. For married women, Marriage Certificate (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and one (1) photocopy
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. transcribed Marriage Certificate from the Local Civil Registry
    • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait within one year of applying for the child's passport
  7. Payment of fees: KD 19.500 (to be paid by applicant at the Embassy in person, in cash, Kuwait Dinar only)
  8. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary

For new (first-time) passports for minors, please refer to the section above for minor applicants.

6. Lost / Damaged Passport

Requirements for Replacement of Lost or Damaged Passport

  1. Confirmed appointment (To get a passport appointment: https://passport.gov.ph)
  2. Personal appearanceon the date and time of confirmed appointment
  3. Duly accomplished application form
  4. Most recent Philippine passport, if available - original and one (1) photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name)
  5. Proof of Philippine Citizenship - original and (1) photocopy of one of the following, if available or applicable:
    • Civil ID and Philippine Government Issued ID. (Click here for the List of Acceptable IDs)
    • Valid permanent/temporary residence card or work permit (if in the process of being applied for/renewed, please present proof of your pending application for your permit)
    • Dual citizenship documents issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration or Philippine Embassy/Consulate General (Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval)
    • Latest tourist visa
  6. Affidavit of Loss (if lost passport) or Affidavit of Mutilation (if damaged passport)
  7. Police report in English (for lost passport)
  8. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and (1) photocopy
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. transcribed Birth Certificate from the Local Civil Registry is required
    • If born abroad, Report of Birth duly authenticated by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait
  9. For married women, Marriage Certificate (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and one (1) photocopy
    • If entries are blurred or unreadable. transcribed Marriage Certificate from the Local Civil Registry
    • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait within one year of applying for the child's passport
  10. Payment of fees: KD 48.750 if replacing lost ePassport, KD 19.500 if replacing damaged ePassport
  11. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary

7. Travel Documents

Travel Documents

The Embassy may issue emergency travel documents (TD) for Filipino citizens who lost their passports in Kuwait, or who do not have a valid passport, for one reason or another, and wish to travel to the Philippines but cannot wait for the issuance of a passport. The TD is valid for 30 days from issuance for direct, one-way travel to the Philippines ONLY.

  1. Duly accomplished Travel Document Application Form
  2. Affidavit of Loss (if lost passport)
  3. Police report in English (if lost passport)
  4. Most recent Philippine passport, if available - original and one (1) photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name); if passport is not available, original and (1) photocopy of Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  5. Confirmed one-way plane ticket to the Philippines
  6. ID photos - four (4) colored 4.5 x 3.5 cm. photograph showing applicant in proper/decent attire, taken not earlier than six (6) months before applying for the travel document. Blurred, scanned or low quality photos are not accepted.
  7. Payment of fees: KD 8.125 (to be paid by applicant at the Embassy in person, in cash, Kuwait Dinar only)
  8. Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary

8. Important Reminders

Important Reminders

  • Personal appearance is required for all applicants.
  • Incomplete requirements will not be processed.
  • Earrings, necklaces, false eyelashes, facial piercings, and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing. Smiling with visible teeth is also not allowed.
  • Make sure to check the data in the computer monitor before affixing your signature to certify that the encoded information is accurate and correct. Your signature indicates your confirmation on the accuracy of the information contained therein. Once signed, any errors in the passport will no longer be the fault of the Embassy, which means the fee for the replacement of the passport will be shouldered by the applicant.
  • Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport on behalf of the applicant. Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse and children of legal age with proper authorization letter.
  • Passport of a minor applicant shall be released to parents only or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney.
  • Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
  • Please allow 4 to 6 weeks (45 days) waiting time after application for the release of your passport.
  • For claiming of new passports, we require presentation of your old passport for cancellation and original official receipt before we can release your new passport. If your name is on list of passports for release, please bring your old passport and receipt when you pick up your new passport at the Embassy.
  • Upon receipt, check all data in the new passport and affix signature on page 3.
  • The Embassy may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary, especially for applicants with dual citizenship and with foreign-sounding family names to prove citizenship.
  • Flight bookings should be made ONLY if passports are still valid for at least six (6) months beyond intended travel.