PUBLIC ADVISORY: Department Order No. 03-2019 Documentary Requirements for the Renewal of Regular Passports
The DFA Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) informs the public of the recent signing of Department Order No.03-2019, removing the requirement of the submission of a birth certificate for passport renewals except in a few specific cases.
The said Department Order is consistent with President Duterte’s directive for a streamlined government frontline service, and is in line with Republic Act No. 11032, otherwise known as The Ease of Doing Business Act.
Philippine Foreign Service Posts and Consular Offices have been instructed to immediately implement said Department Order.