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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - PASSPORT

 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT?

  • In line with the implementation of the new Epassport system and in promoting efficiency in passport processing, kindly bring complete and original requirements for passport application together with sufficient photocopies. Related queries may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applicants must observe the minimum requirements when applying in the Embassy or during Consular Outreach.  For passport application, renewal, or replacement, please take note of the following requirements before applying.

 

FOR PASSPORT RENEWALS:

  • Personal appearance is required.
  • Duly accomplished passport application form - Passport Renewal Form
  • Copy of recent residence ID card.
  • Fee of US$60.00 or 19,800.00 HUF.
  • Do not bring passport pictures. Passport pictures are to be taken by the Embassy.
  • When going to the Embassy or Consular outreach, make sure you wear decent attire (no sleeveless and/or collarless attire).
  • Just before your photo and biometrics are taken by the Embassy staff, please remove your eyeglasses/contact lenses, necklace, earrings, and when applicable, facial piercings.

Kindly monitor the validity of your Philippine passport and renew it six (6) months or less from expiration date.

 

FOR PASSPORT APPLICATION FOR A MINOR (Less than 18 years old):

 

FOR PASSPORT APPLICATION FOR A WOMAN USING HER HUSBAND’S SURNAME FOR THE FIRST TIME:

  • Report of Marriage Form signed by Philippine Embassy officer (for those under our jurisdiction, see Requirements for Report of Marriage)
  • One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the Report of Marriage (ROM) issued less than a year by the Philippine Consulate where the marriage took place. If ROM is more than 1 year old, bring original and photocopy of PSA ROM.
  • In case of woman married in the Philippines: one (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of Marriage Contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) [apply here for your PSA Marriage Certificate].

 

FOR A MARRIED WOMAN WANTING TO REVERT TO HER MAIDEN NAME DUE TO HUSBAND’S DEATH OR LEGAL DISSOLUTION OF HER MARRIAGE

  • For widowed applicants – PSA – issued and a photocopy of death certificate of husband or PSA issued marriage certificate with annotation on court decree on presumptive death. [APPLY HERE].
  • For annulled marriages – PSA issued and photocopy of annotated Marriage Contract or Certificate of Registration and certified true copy of Court Order. [APPLY HERE].
  • For divorced applicants (allowed only in cases where the FOREIGN spouse acted as the plaintiff/petitioner in the divorce proceedings), submit the (1) original or certified true copy and one (1) photocopy of Marriage Contract or Annotation Document issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) [APPLY HERE]indicating that the divorce has already been recognized by a Philippine Court.
  • In all the foregoing cases, the female applicant must accomplish a Sworn Declaration to Revert to Maiden Surname.

 

FOR NEW ADULT PASSPORT APPLICANTS:   

  • First-time Passport Applicant Form
  • Report of Birth (For those under our jurisdiction, see Report of Birth Requirements) signed by Philippine consular officer
    • IF Report of Birth was registered more than one (1) year ago, bring original and photocopy of the PSA Report of Birth.
    • IF Report of Birth is registered with the PSA less than 10 years ago, bring original and photocopy of valid IDs issued before the date of Report of Birth or current IDs and valid National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance.
  • Valid Identification Cards
  • Other supporting documents which will establish the applicant’s identity as a Filipino citizen, i.e. marriage certificate, school records, professional ID, etc.
  • For applicants who are military servicemen/military personnel and who came to Hungary using only military ID and without a Philippine passport, a Certification (with duplicate) issued by his/her Commanding Officer to the effect that he/she is still a Filipino citizen who is on active duty with the Hungarian military service must be submitted. In addition, applicants falling under this category must submit: original or authenticated copy of birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) (formerly National Statistics Office or NSO).

 

REPLACEMENT OF LOST PASSPORT:

  • Personal appearance and interview.
  • Duly accomplished passport application form Passport Renewal Form
  • One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), formerly National Statistics Office or NSO [apply here for your birth certificate].
  • One (1) original Marriage Contract or Report of Marriage (for marriage performed outside the Philippines) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority for married woman who have used or will be using her husband’s last name on her passport. [apply here for your PSA/NSO Marriage Certificate]
  • Copy of lost passport (if available)
  • Police report, if the passport is still valid
  • Affidavit of Loss form - giving details of circumstances surrounding the loss of the passport
  • Copy of recent residence ID card.
  • Fee of US$90.00 (green, brown, MRP type of passports or older) or US$150.00 (lost valid or expired ePassport)
  • Do not bring passport pictures. Passport pictures are to be taken by the Embassy.

 

EXTENSION OF PASSPORT VALIDITY (One-year extension only)

  • Duly accomplished application form Passport Extension Form
  • Valid passport
  • Fee of $20.00
  • Send it by post or courier (to and from) 

 PLEASE NOTE THE RISK IN USING AN EXTENDED VALIDITY PASSPORT IN TRAVELLING.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT IN BUDAPEST?

The renewal processing time takes 8 to 10 weeks, so it is recommended to renew six months from its expiration date.

 

RELEASING OF PASSPORTS:

  • Personal appearance is required. Please present your official receipt.
  • Please present your old passport for cancellation, if it has not been cancelled.
  • Authorization letter (if the authorized representative is immediate family member -spouse, father, mother, children who are at least 18 years old)
  • Notarized Special Power of Attorney (if the authorized rep is not immediate family member – aunts, uncles, in-laws, grandparents, friends, neighbors, officemates, etc.)
  • Passports of minor children may be released to any of the parents upon submission of copy of birth certificate of the child. If the father will claim the passport, a copy of the marriage certificate is also required.
    • If the parents are not married, authorization letter from the mother is required with the ID of the mother and the father.

 

NEED TO GO BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES FOR AN EMERGENCY BUT HAVE AN EXPIRED PASSPORT:

A Travel Document is allowed only for applicants who cannot be issued a Philippine passport and have an emergency travel to the Philippines such as due to medical or legal reasons or death in the family or lost passport.

It is valid for 30 days from issuance and can only be used one-way to the Philippines. In order for you to leave the Philippines, you will need to apply for a new passport.

Kindly bring complete and original requirements for travel document application together with sufficient photocopies.

Requirements

  • Airline Ticket;
  • 4 pieces of 2×2 photos with white background;
  • Old passport;
  • Proof of Travel Urgency (e.g, Medical Certificate, Death Certificate, Subpoena Ad Testificandum)
  • In case of lost passport, present the following:
    • Affidavit of Loss form
    • Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistic Authority and any other documents like Philippine driver license, baptismal certificate, voter’s affidavit Professional Regulatory Commission Card, etc. as proof of Philippine Citizenship;
    • Police report (translation needed);
    • Copy of lost passport (if available).

REMINDER: 

  • In applying for a new passport in the Philippines, surrender the Travel Document issued by the Philippine Embassy together with the Affidavit of lost passport (as the case maybe) executed at that Post.
  • Travel Document Form (click here)
  • Travel Document fee $30.00 or 9,900.00HUF
  • Affidavit of Loss fee $25.00 or 8,250.00HUF