First-time Application

  1. You need the basic requirements mentioned above, under Section A.
  2. Original Report of Birth (ROB), if born in Switzerland; or NSO-copy of ROB (if born in another foreign country).
    • If birth has not been reported yet, you need to accomplish the Report of Birth. Please see separate requirements for ROB.
  3. If applicant was born in the Philippines, original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO), duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), simply called ABC (Authenticated Birth Certificate).
    • Also submit secondary documents (if born in the Philippines), i.e. baptismal certificate, school records, voter’s ID, others as may be required by the Consular officer.
  4. If minor, applicant should be accompanied by Filipino parent and submit copy of personal data page of Filipino parent’s passport.



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