For OFWs and other Filipino expatriates in Italy, here are the steps and the requirements for the enrollment and renewal of your passports through the Philippine Embassy nearest you or the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) office too.
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It is important that we should apply for a renewal of passport more than 6 months before it expires as it helps us plan our travel schedules accordingly. Remember that you cannot travel with an expired passport. So here, if you’re an OFW living in Italy, here’s a general guideline how to renew your Phil passport.
Step by Step Guide: Philippine Passport Renewal Process in Italy
FOR THE PHILIPPINE ELECTRONIC PASSPORT (E-PASSPORT)
For New-Born or First-Time Applicants
Parents or guardians of the applicant should be able to rpesent the following documents to the Philippine Embassy:
- Original and photocopies of the Report of Birth of the applicant from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
- Personal appearance of either parent or the legal guardian of the applicant in the Embassy.
- Original and photocopies of the passport data page of the parents or the legal guardian of the applicant.
- If the applicant is being applied for a passport by a legal guardian, the legal guardian should supply the original copy and the photocopied court decision granting guardianship of the minor, if available.
For Renewal of Passport
Following are the standard requirements needed for the renewal of the Philippine passport:
- Personal appearance of the applicant before the embassy’s staff
- Duly filled-up passport application form obtainable from the embassy or through the website
- Presentation of the original passport and the photocopy of the passport data page
- Presentation of the original and photocopies of the Permesso di Soggiorno or Carta d’Identita
- Passport Application Fee of Euro 54.00
Additional Requirements for Minors (below 18 years of age)
- Personal appearance of either parent or legal guardian
- Presentation of the original and photocopy of either parents’ passport or the legal guardian
Additional Requirements for Married Women Seeking to Use the Surname of Her Husband
- Original and photocopies of the PSA-issued and authenticated Marriage Contract
1a. if the PSA-issued Marriage Contract is unreadable or blurred, provide the original and photocopies of the Marriage Contract issued by the Local Civil registrar’s Office.
1b. Original and photocopy of the Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Embassy.
Additional Requirements for Married Women who would like to Revert to their Maiden Names:
- Original and photocopies of the PSA-issued Birth Certificate
1a. if the PSA-issued Birth certificate is unreadable or blurred, present a certified true copy of the birth certificate duly authenticated by the Local Civil registrar’s Office
- If the applicant is born abroad, provide a Report of Birth from the Embassy and have it duly authenticated by the PSA
- If the applicant is widowed, present the husband’s Death Certificate issued by the PSA
- If the applicant’s marriage has been annulled or nullified, please provide an Annotated PSA Marriage Contract and the Certified True Copy of the Court Order reflecting the nullity or annulment of the marriage.
- If the applicant is divorced, please provide a Certified True Copy of the Divorce Decree that is duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce decision was obtained.
5a. Provide also a CTC of the Philippine courts’ recognition of the foreign decree regarding the divorce decision
5b. An Annotated PSA Marriage Contract declaring the Divorce Decree must also be presented
- If the applicant has recently reacquired Philippine citizenship, he/she must provide the original and the photocopy of the Identification Certificate or the Oath of Allegiance to the Philippines.
Additional Requirements for Mutilated, Damaged or Discrepant Passport:
- An Affidavit to Explain the Mutilation, Damage or Discrepancy
- A fee of Euro 22.50
If the Applicant is not a Holder of Permesso di Soggiorno or a Carta d’Identita
- An affidavit of Explanation or Sworn Statement
- A valid Philippine Government-issued identification document
If the Philippine passport is expired for more than six (6) months from the date of application:
- Affidavit of Explanation
- A fee of Euro 22.50
If the passport doesn’t indicate the city or municipality of birth
- PSA-issued Birth Certificate
For Replacement of Lost Passport
The following are the guidelines and the steps for replacement of lost Philippine-issued passport:
- Personal appearance of the applicant in the Philippine Embassy.
- Duly filled-up passport application form
- Original and photocopy of Permesso di Soggiorno or Carta d’Identita
- Payment of Passport Application Fee:
4a. For lost and expired e-passports: Euro 54.00
4b. For lost and valid e-passports: Euro 135.00
4c. For lost Machine-Ready Readable Passports or Machine-Readable Passports : Euro 81.00
- Presentation of an Affidavit of Loss
- Payment of Euro 22.50
- Presentation of Original and photocopy of Police Report or Denuncia especially if the passport was reported stolen
- Presentation of the original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the PSA.
8a. If PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or unreadable, the applicant must present an original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office
- Photocopy of lost passport, if available
- For a married woman who has used the surname of her husband:
10a. Present the original and photocopy of PSA-issued Marriage Certificate or the Report of Marriage from the Philippine Embassy.
- If PSA Marriage Certificate is unreadable or blurred, the applicant should present the original and photocopy of Marriage Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office.
11.Other identification documents showing the photo and signature of the applicant, such as any of the following:
11a. Voter’s ID
11b. Professional Regulation Commission ID
11c. Driver’s License
11d. Seaman’s Book
11e. Transcript of Records
11g. Government Service Record
11h. Social Security System (SSS) ID
11i. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) ID
There is no expediting the process of passport renewal so be reminded of that at all times. Passport renewal should be done several months prior to its expiry – recommended time frame is around 9 months before expiry to facilitate the process.
Philippine Embassy in Rome, Italy Contact Information
For further details and information, kindly contact the Philippine Embassy in Rome via
Address: Viale delle Medaglie d’Oro, 112, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
Website at http://romepe.dfa.gov.ph
Phone: +39 06 39746621 (extension no. 200)
Philippine Consulate General office in Milan, Italy
Address: Viale Stelvio, 71, 20159 Milano MI, Italy
Phone: +39 02 4398 0383