How to Get Passport from Cebu DFA?

A passport is one of the most useful documents you could ever have.  So here's the steps to follow in getting a passport for yourself if you're here in Cebu.

Note: This procedure may change anytime. Please take note of the date this article was written.

1. Gather the necessary documents. Here's the list.

  • Duly accomplished application form. Here's the link to the downloadable blank form.
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. (PSA-authenticated report of birth for those born abroad)
  • At least 1 valid picture ID and at least 2 supporting documents to prove identity

List of Acceptable IDs

Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:
  • Digitized SSS ID
  • Driver’s License
  • GSIS E-card
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • OWWA ID
  • Digitized BIR ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
    • Old College ID
    • Alumni ID
    • Old Employment IDs

List of Supporting Document

Old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant, at least 2 of the following
  • PSA Marriage Contract
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
  • Government Service Record
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Digitized Postal ID
  • Readable SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
  • Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (please attach receipt)
  • School Yearbook

2. Go to https://www.passport.gov.ph/ and set an appointment.

3. Go to DFA Cebu in Mandaue City, bring all the above requirements, and pay the passport fees.

Passport Fees

  • Regular (30 days): 950 Pesos
  • Expedited (20 days): 1200 Pesos

DFA Cebu Location

  • Address: Pacific Mall, MC Bacalso St Corner U.N. Ave, Estancia, Mandaue City, 6014 
  • Phone: (032) 520 5898



4. Come back to the scheduled date of release. Bring the claim stub and receipt.


Related: How to Renew Passport in DFA Cebu?


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