Requirements for Lost Passport Replacement in the Philippines and Abroad
What would you do if you lost your passport or your passport was stolen from you? In this page, I have listed the requirements for lost and stolen passports in the Philippines and if you’re abroad or overseas because someone asked about it in the forum from How get a new and renew passport in the Philippines hub.
A passport is a very very important thing for an individual. It’s not just for travelling purposes but also a very essential piece for who you are. It also represents anyone’s identity as a citizen of a country. If your passport was lost and stolen from you, you would surely feel worse than losing your credit card or expensive cellphone. To minimize your panic, prepare the following requirements to get a new passport. Follow these tips, steps and procedures in replacing your lost passport.
Requirements for Lost Passport if you’re in the Philippines
Original and photocopy of the following documents:
Prepare similar documents you have submitted when applying for a new passport like NSO authenticated birth certificate, marriage certificate (especially if you’re female), valid IDs, and some supporting documents.
Photocopy of your lost passport if possible
Passport application form
Notarized Affidavit of Explanation
Police Report if passport is still valid
Passport replacement fee of P200 is passport is still valid
Steps in Replacing your lost passport in the Philippines
Prepare the original and Xerox copies of the requirements you have submitted when obtaining a new passport. Because your passport was missing or was stolen, you need to secure a Police Report from your Municipal’s office by reporting about the loss such as the details, when was it missing, was it theft or robbery and just answer what the police asks you. Then secure an Affidavit of Explanation and have it notarized. This is usually done by a Notary Public and costs around P200 if the lawyer is kind enough. Show him/her the police report for the details of your loss. Then download the DFA passport application form (this can be downloaded by going to the link I gave below) and fill it out. Bring this in the DFA office where you want to replace your lost passport together with the other documents you have secured and the documents required to pass. Pay the corresponding fees. Have your passport delivered to you or just pick it up when it’s released.
DFA Downloadable application form
Take note that some DFA offices require passport schedules prior to appointment so you must make a schedule and attend at the given date for your replacement passport. The other requirements for some matters require almost similar requirements for new passport application from the DFA such as that when the applicant is minor, when you want to use your spouse’s surname, and the like..
Requirements for Lost Passport Replacement if you’re Overseas or Abroad
If you’re abroad or outside the Philippines and you lost your passport, you must prepare the following documents and file for a replacement in the consular services from the embassy of the Philippines wherever country you are.
Accomplished application form (can be downloaded from the Philippine embassy in the country you are in)
Police Report written in English and authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the report was filed.
Notarized Affidavit of Loss of Passport and authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were the affidavit was executed
Birth certificate secured from the NSO and authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Valid IDs and supporting documents of identification and citizenship if needed
Photocopy of your lost passport if possible
Passport processing fees (fees are different to each country)
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