Important Information And Reminders
The Philippine Passport is at all times the property of the Republic of the Philippine. It must be surrendered upon demand by an authorized representative of the Philippine Government.
Alteration, addition, or destruction of contents is strictly prohibited. Any unauthorized change will render a passport invalid and will have accompanying penalties.
Using the passport as collateral is against the law and will automatically render the passport cancelled.
The information provided in the passport application form must be true and correct. The documents that will be submitted should be complete and authentic. Under the law, making false statements in the passport application form, furnishing falsified or forged documents in support thereof are punishable by law.
The DFA discourages applicants from dealing with fixers. Please be warned that dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense.
It is advisable NOT to purchase outbound travel tickets until your passports are actually in your possession. The Department of Foreign Affairs and BLS Passport Renewal Centre will not be responsible for any rebooking charges, loss of income, and other financial compensation and/or personal losses arising from the applicant's travel arrangements made while the passport has not been released