Using accurate personal details is necessary to ensure a successful passport application. When you present the required documents to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), their representatives will carefully scrutinize it to verify your identity and see to it that your information are correct.
So what do you do just in case your name on your birth certificate and on your IDs do not match? We’ll answer that question for you in this blog entry.
Requirements for Passport Application
First off, let’s take a quick look at the basic requirements if you are applying for a passport for the first time and have personal details that do not match.
You will need:
- Personal appearance at the DFA office
- Confirmed appointment
- Fully accomplished passport application form (which can be downloaded from the DFA website).
- Birth Certificate in PSA Security Paper (SECPA) or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by the PSA
- Valid picture IDs such as:
- Digitized SSS ID
- Driver’s License
- GSIS E-card
- PRC ID
- IBP ID
- OWWA ID
- Digitized BIR ID
- Senior Citizen’s ID
- Unified Multi-purpose ID
- Voter’s ID
- Old College ID
- Alumni ID
- Old Employment IDs
- At least two of the following supporting documents:
- PSA Marriage Contract
- Land Title
- Seaman’s Book
- Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal.
- Government Service Record
- NBI Clearance
- Police Clearance
- Barangay Clearance
- Digitized Postal ID
- Readable SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS E1 Form
- Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record
- School Yearbook
By presenting these requirements, you will be able to prove your identity to the DFA. Also, be prepared to answer questions about the name difference such as in instances when parents separate and a child stops using a father’s last name to go by his or her mother’s maiden last name instead.
On top of that, be ready to undergo procedures to correct inconsistencies (such as going to the Local Civil Registry where the birth was registered) so you can change your surname for good.
For more information, check out the DFA website or visit their local offices.