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A Filipino citizen who does not have a valid passport, for one reason or another, and wishes to return to the Philippines may apply for a travel document. This document is valid for ONLY one direct flight to the Philippines. 

Requirements: 

  - Duly accomplished Application Form 
  - Affidavit of explanation (General Affidavit form) 
  - Photocopy of old Philippine passport or NSO-certified Birth Certificate; 
  - Three (3) identical passport photos size 4.5 cm x 3.5.cm, in color, with plain, white background: 
  - Applicant must be wearing appropriate attire with collar and sleeves, 
  - Travel Document Fee of €27.00

 

 

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What is an ePassport? 
An Electronic Passport or ePassport is a passport with an added integrated circuit or chip embedded in one of the passport pages. 

Such chip contains the data that are essential in verifying the identity of the passport holder, which include the personal data found on the data page of the passport, the biometrics of the passport holder, the unique chip identification number, and a digital signature to verify the authenticity of the data stored on the chip. 

This chip is highly interoperable; meaning, it can be read by any standard border control machine worldwide. The chip technology allows the information stored in an ePassport to be read by special chip readers at a close distance. It is integrated with high security mechanisms in order to prevent any forceful skimming of data it contains, any cloning, or any remote reading. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

What is Biometrics? 
Biometrics is the unique and measurable physical characteristics of an individual that include face recognition, fingerprints, and iris scans. 

The Philippine ePassport uses the digital image of the passport photograph that can be used with face recognition technology to verify the identity of the passport holder. 

It also makes use of the fingerprints of the passport holder for identification using the Automated Fingerprint Verification System (AFIS).

What are the special features of the Philippine ePassport? 
The Philippine ePassport allows information stored on the chip to be verified with the information visually displayed on the passport. 

It uses contactless microchip technology that allows the information stored on the chip to be read by special chip readers at a close distance. 

The Philippine ePassport also contains an integrated photograph of the holder, a digitized secondary photo, and an electronic print of the holder’s signature. 

It contains overt and hidden security features such as Invisible Personal Information (IPI), letterscreen, microprinting, and UV reactive ink, among others. 

What is the difference between the existing maroon machine readable passport (MRP) and the ePassport? 
An MRP is a passport that contains a machine-readable zone (MRZ) printed in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard. It is capable of being read manually and with the use of a machine. 

An ePassport has an embedded IC chip where the photograph and personal information of the bearer are stored in accordance with ICAO specifications. This information can be read by chip readers at close distance. An ePassport also contains a machine-readable zone. 

What advantages does the Philippine ePassport offer? 

The ePassport is highly secure, hence avoids passport reproduction and tampering. The ePassport database is enhanced with AFIS that guards against multiple passport issuances to the same person and enhances imposter detection.

It facilitates fast clearance of travellers at immigration checks. 

ePassports provide travellers benefits such as use of automated border clearance or “E-gates”, automated issuance of boarding passes, and faster travel arrangements with airlines. 

For countries, the use of electronic passport also provides better border protection and security. 

Why do we have to use ePassports now? 
The MRP has the minimum ICAO standards in travel documents. The ePassport is the world standard in travel documents. As member of ICAO, the Philippines has an international obligation to enhance the security of its travel documents. 

The issuance of ePassports will allow the Philippines to offer world-class consular services to its nationals. 

Countries have greater confidence and acceptance of the ePassport since it is enhanced with biometric technology. 

ePassports are already being used in more than 60 countries worldwide. In ASEAN, five countries have already issued e-passports (Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia). 

What other countries use ePassports? 
ePassports are already being used in more than 60 countries worldwide. In ASEAN, five countries have already issued ePassports (Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia). In the future, all countries are seen to switch to the ePassport due to the increasing need for efficient and better border security.

What is the ePassport logo and what does it mean? 
The ePassport logo which appears on the cover of the ePassport is the international symbol for an electronic passport. It means that the passport has an integrated circuit or chip on which data about the passport and passport holder is stored. The logo will alert border inspection lanes at all airports and transit ports equipped with special data readers for ePassports that the passport is an ePassport. 

I have a previously issued passport. Can I use it for travel as long as it is still valid? 
Yes. Previously issued passports (MRP and non-MRP) are valid until their expiry. It is a good practice to make sure your passport is valid at least six months before intended date of travel to avoid any inconvenience. 

Will there be additional requirements needed for the processing of ePassports? 
None. Essentially, the requirements for ePassport processing will remain the same as that for the MRP, although personal appearance is required for the taking of biometrics (i.e., fingerprints, photo, and signature). 

Downloadable Form: 

word E-PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM

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REMINDER: For passport renewal, personal appearance is required at the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon for biometric data capture. Processing takes around four (4) to six (6) weeks. Appointment at the Embassy is not required and you may come anytime between 9:00am and 5:00pm from Mondays to Fridays, except during holidays.

Minor applicants should be accompanied by either one of the parents. For illegitimate children, they must be accompanied by the mother.

The Philippine Embassy in Lisbon receives applications for electronic passports (ePassports). Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10928 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, all regular passports issued starting 01 January 2018 shall be valid for 10 years for adults, and 5 years for minors. Please be advised that all passports are printed in the Philippines.

Passport RENEWAL 
• Duly accomplished E- Passport Application Form 
• Latest passport (original) and photocopy of its data page (1st), amendment page (2nd), if applicable 
• Application Fee of €54.00 
• Other documents may be required 

Passport Application: NEWBORN / FIRST-TIME APPLICANT 
• Duly accomplished E- Passport Application Form 
• Application Fee of €54.00 
• Original and photocopy of Report of Birth (ROB). 
• If applicant has no Report of Birth (ROB) yet, has also to simultaneously apply for this document (see requirements and fees under ROB) 
• If parents are married, duly authenticated Marriage Contract of parents (if married in the Philippines) or original marriage contract (if married at the Embassy/Consulate) or Report of Marriage (if married outside Embassy/Consulate premises) 
• Photocopy of parents‘ passports 

Replacement of LOST PASSPORT 
• Duly accomplished E- Passport Application Form 
• Original (and photocopy of ) Duly Authenticated Birth Certificate and 
• Original (and photocopy of) Duly Authenticated Marriage Contract, for married women 
• Affidavit of Loss, with fee of €22.50 
• Police Report 
• Application Fee of €135.00 (for lost ePassport or for lost MRRP or MRP)
• Photocopy of lost passport, if available 
• Other documents as may be required, like the following: 

  - Voter’s ID, Baptismal Certificate, PRC IDF, Driver’s License, Seaman’s Book 
  - Transcript of Records or Diploma 
  - Government Service Record / GSIS / SSS IDs 
  - Residence Card 

Extension of Passport Validity 
Per Memorandum Circulars 11-10 and 17-10 and Foreign Service Circular No. 129-08, Foreign Service Posts and Regional Consular Offices may extend the validity of MRRP (green) passports and MRP in view of the gradual implementation of the ePassport project. 

Extension of passport validity of the MRRP and MRP shall be undertaken only in cases involving urgent travel requiring immediate passport issuance. 

Requirements: 

  - Latest passport (original and photocopy) 
  - Duly accomplished application form 
  - Residence Card, if available (original and photocopy) 
  - Other documents as may be required 
  - Application fee: €27.00

A. A visa means an endorsement made on a travel document by the consular officer denoting that the visa application has been properly examined and that the bearer is permitted to proceed to the country of his destination. 

B. The granting of a Philippine Visa, however, is not a guarantee that the holder will be admitted into the country. Immigration Officers have authority to grant or deny admission. Visa holders are subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry. 

C. Visitors who are issued visas under 9(a) (temporary visitors’ visa) are normally allowed to stay in the Philippines for fifty-nine (59) days for every entry. However, Immigration officers at port of entry may exercise their discretion to allow a stay of less than 59 days. It is advised that applicants for temporary visitor’s visa take note of the above and check the number of days he/she is allowed to stay in the Philippine as stamped on his passport by the Immigration officer at the port of entry. 

D. A temporary visitor’s visa may be valid for single or multiple entries. A single-entry visa is valid for entry for three (3) months from the date of issuance. A multiple-entry visa is valid for entry either for six (6) months or one (1) year. 

E. The validity of an entry visa should be differentiated from the length of stay in the Philippines. A three-month validity means a person may enter the Philippines within three (3) months from the date of issuance of visa. The length of stay in the Philippines is determined by immigration officials.

F. For holders of collective passports (where several persons are included in one passport), a separate application and payment must be made for each person. All persons included in the passport must be properly identified with two photographs affixed to the passport. The lack of a photograph may serve as sufficient grounds for the denial of visa. 

G. Applicants are reminded to submit the complete visa requirements. Incomplete or lack of requirements will result in the delay or denial of applications. 

Single-Entry Visa 
A single-entry visa is valid for a period of three months from the date of issue by the Embassy. It will allow the holder to enter the Philippines and stay for 59 days, this period being counted from the date of his arrival in the Philippines. 

Visa Fees 
Payments should be made in CASH and in Euro only. 

Fee for a single-entry visa with 3 months validity of entry: Euro 27 

Fee for a multiple-entry visa with 6 months validity of entry: Euro 54 

Fee for a multiple-entry visa with one (1) year validity of entry: Euro 81 

Visa Extension in the Philippines 
When a foreign traveller or tourist plans to stay for more than the 21- or 59-day period, he/she may apply for an extension of the visa at the office of the Bureau of Immigration in Intramuros, Manila. Please check the Bureau’s website at www.immigration.gov.ph for more information.