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GENERAL INFORMATION

Planning to Use your Current Passport?

Airlines and Immigration authorities require at least six (6) months' validity on a passport to be allowed entry into a country. The Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt recommends that:

  1. You apply for a new passport about nine (9) months before your passport's expiration date.
  2. You should not purchase outbound travel tickets until your new passport is in your possession. 

Passport Application

Personal appearance is required for ALL applicants and all types of passport applications (new or renewal).

Please bring all the requirements for passport application. Applications with incomplete documents will not be accepted.

It is highly recommended that applicants make an appointment to significantly decrease their wait time at the Consulate. They may do so through the following link, click here.  You must have a Google account, which may be created for free, to access this feature. If you do not have a Google account, you may create one through the following link, click here

Passport applications are entertained at the Philippine Consulate from 9:30 H to 16:00 H, Monday to Friday, except on holidays. Please be sure to check Philippine or German holidays in our webpage or Facebook weeks before when scheduling your visit to the Consulate.

Filipinos residing in Germany can apply personally at the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, Philippine Embassy in Berlin or during our consular mobile outreach missions.

In case of lost passport, please report the loss immediately to the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt. Please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Original documents and affidavits are for submission during passport application. If you wish to have a copy of your records, please have the document photocopied before submitting these for passport application.  Original Philippine Statistics Office (PSA) documents may be required to be presented during the application. For information on how to secure a PSA civil registry document, please check their website at https://psa.gov.ph/content/e-census

Your new passport may be available in four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date the passport has been paid. The Consulate is not liable if a new passport's availability is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Passports left unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per DFA Department Order No. 37-03. 


REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF SOON-TO-EXPIRE PASSPORTS (ADULT APPLICANTS)

Simple renewal of passports / No change in name

  • Personal Appearance
  • Duly accomplished passport application form
  • Current e-Passport and photocopy of passport data page
  • Present German residency permit (Aufenthaltstitel) or Schengen visa and photocopy of the permit/visa, if asked
  • Passport fee €54,00 payable only in cash
  • Passport release can either be in person or by mail/courier. For applicants who wish to receive their new passport by mail, you may choose to submit either of the following: a) selfaddressed return envelope with €3,95 in stamps for registered mail within Germany or €6.20 within the EU, or, b) a prepaid DHL packet (DHL Expresseasy Prepaid Domestic – within Germany; for outside Germany, please consult with the courier of your choice on how to arrange for package pick-up). Please note that once your passport has been sent for shipment, the Consulate has no control over postal operations and delivery services. You are encouraged to use a courier service to facilitate the return of your passport as courier service companies provide a more secure way of tracking the shipment and thus minimizes instances of lost package.

Renewal with change of surname (due to marriage)

  • Follow requirements for simple renewal of passports
  • Present the following additional requirements:
    • Original Marriage Certificate printed on security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA; formerly NSO), if the marriage was done in the Philippines.
    • If done abroad, original Report of Marriage (ROM) issued by the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, Philippine Embassy in Berlin or the Philippine Honorary Consulates in Germany; or PSA issued ROM if the Report of Marriage was filed in other Philippine Foreign Service Posts.
  • For those who were married in Germany and wish to file their ROM with the Philippine Consulate, please see the Civil Registry portion of this website.
  • For those who were married in countries other than Germany, please review the procedures for applying for the ROM at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over the place where the marriage took place. You may send an email inquiry to the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt in case you have further questions or are in need of further assistance.

Additional requirements for passport renewal with change of surname due to divorce, widowhood or adoption:

For Women Who Were Divorced from Their Foreign Husbands

  • Please see requirements at the Special Cases section of this website

For Women Whose Marriage Was Annulled by Court

  • Annotated marriage certificate printed on security paper issued by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Birth-certificate printed on security paper issued by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA)

For Widows

  • Death certificate of deceased spouse. If the husband died in Germany, an original Report of Death (ROD) and if the husband died in a country other than Germany, a PSA issued ROD must be presented.
  • If the husband died in the Philippines, the death certificate must be printed on security paper issued by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA).
  • Birth-certificate printed on security paper issued by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA)

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF EXPIRED PASSPORTS

If your expired passport is an ePassport, then you may follow the procedure for Simple Renewal of Passports.

If your passport is either Brown/Green (Non-Machine Readable Ready) with no complete middle name, then you have to follow the procedures for Applying for a Passport for the First Time/New Application.


REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF LOST PASSPORTS OR DAMAGED/MUTILATED PASSPORTS

All lost and/or damaged/mutilated passports (regardless whether an ePassport, green, brown or machine-readable passport) are treated as new applications in terms of documentary requirements.
As such, applicants must comply with all the documents required for a new passport application. In addition, the following documents must also be included:

In case of a Lost and still VALID ePassport:

  • Police report with English translation done by a certified licensed translation office. Please note the Consulate cannot translate the police report for you.
  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • If possible, please provide the Passport Number / Date and Place of Issue of the lost passport and/or a photocopy of the bio-page of the lost passport.

In case of a Lost but EXPIRED Passport:

  • Affidavit of Loss in English

In case a passport has been mutilated and/or damaged:

  • Affidavit of Explanation
  • Applicant must surrender mutilated/damaged passport Lost Passport fee €157.50 in cash (€135.00 for the lost/valid passport + €22.50 for the Affidavit of Loss)
  • Fee for renewal of a mutilated/damaged passport is €54 + € 22.50 for the Affidavit of Explanation

REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSPORT APPLICATION (MINORS)

Passport for infants born in Germany

The Filipino parent(s) of an infant born in Germany should file for a Report of Birth (registering the birth of a Filipino child born outside of the Philippines) before applying for a Philippine passport. Please see the Civil Registry portion of this website.

All minor passport applicants (new or renewal), must submit the following documents:

  • Accomplished application form
  • Personal appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  • Birth Certificate printed on Security Paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority or Original and a photocopy of the Report of Birth if filed at the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, Philippine Embassy in Berlin or the Philippine Honorary Consulates in Germany
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of either parent (please see the List of Acceptable IDs for New Passport Application) and a photocopy
  • School ID of the applicant (if available) and photocopy
  • Processing fee of €54.00
  • Passport release can either be in person or by mail/courier. For applicants who wish to receive their new passport by mail, you may choose to submit either of the following: a) self-addressed return envelope with €3,95 in stamps for registered mail within Germany or €6.20 within the EU, or, b) a prepaid DHL packet (DHL Expresseasy Prepaid Domestic – within Germany; for outside Germany, please consult with the courier of your choice on how to arrange for package pick-up). Please note that once your passport has been sent for shipment, the Consulate has no control over postal operations and delivery services. You are encouraged to use a courier service to facilitate the return of your passport as courier service companies provide a more secure way of tracking the shipment and thus minimizes instances of lost package.

 

Supporting Documents

In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required in the following cases:

– In case applicant is not accompanied by the parent/s during the application process

  • Applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) executed by the parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. If not executed by the parents at
    the Consulate, the parents’ SPA must be brought to a NOTARY and authenticated by the Landgericht.
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of authorized adult companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application) and photocopy

– In case applicant is an illegitimate child in custody of the Mother

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and mother or authorized adult companion
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Passport or Valid Government issued ID of mother or authorized Adult Companion (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application)
  • If applicant is not accompanied by mother during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the mother designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. If not executed by the mother at the Consulate, the parents’ SPA must be brought to a NOTARY and authenticated by the Landgericht.

– If the applicant is an Illegitimate child and mother is deceased / absent and father is unknown

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adult guardian
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid Passport or valid government ID of adult guardian and photocopy
  • Affidavit of Guardianship

– If the minor applicant is undergoing or has undergone the process of domestic adoption

  • Personal Appearance of minor applicant and adoptive parent/s
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Valid passport or valid government issued ID* of adoptive parent/s (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Application) and photocopy
  • Court Decree of Adoption
  • If applicant is not accompanied by adoptive parent/s during the application process, applicant must submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the adoptive parent/s designating the minor’s companion to assist in the application process. If not executed by the parents at the Consulate, the adoptive parents’ SPA must be brought to a NOTARY and authenticated by the Landgericht.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING FOR E-PASSPORTS FOR THE FIRST TIME/ NEW APPLICATION (ADULTS)
  • Personal Appearance
  • Duly accomplished passport application form
  • Original copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper
  • Processing fee of €54.00
  • Passport release can either be in person or by mail/courier. For applicants who wish to receive their new passport by mail, you may choose to submit either of the following: a) self-addressed return envelope with €3,95 in stamps for registered mail within Germany or €6.20 within the EU, or, b) a prepaid DHL packet (DHL Expresseasy Prepaid Domestic – within Germany; for outside Germany, please consult with the courier of your choice on how to arrange for package pick-up). Please note that once your passport has been sent for shipment, the Consulate has no control over postal operations and delivery services. You are encouraged to use a courier service to facilitate the return of your passport as courier service companies provide a more secure way of tracking the shipment and thus minimizes instances of lost package.

Married Females (who are using their spouse’s last name) must also submit Original copy of PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage

  • Any of the following Valid IDs with one (1) Photocopy:
    • Social Security System (SSS)/ Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)/ Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID)Card
    • Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License
    • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
    • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) / Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) card
    • Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Registration Record from COMELEC Head or Regional Office
    • Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
    • Senior Citizen ID
    • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID
    • School ID (for students)

Important Reminder: The Consulate may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary.

Supporting Documents

In addition to the core requirements, the following supporting documents will be further required in the following cases:

– In case of Late Registered Birth Certificate:

  • If Birth Certificate was registered at least ten (10) years ago, application will be treated as a regular application, and no additional supporting documents will be required
  • If Birth Certificate was registered less than ten (10) years ago, applicant must submit IDs that pre- date the late registration
  • If applicant has no ID’s that pre-date the late registered Birth certificate, applicant must produce current IDs and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance

– In case applicant has NO Birth Certificate or Report of Birth:

  • If applicant is born AFTER 1950 – applicant must first file for late registration with Local Civil Registrar or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where applicant was born. Applicant will then submit the original copy of the PSA authenticated late registered Birth Certificate with the requisite supporting documents and IDs that pre-date the late registration
  • If applicant is born ON OR BEFORE 1950 – applicant must submit original copies of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons
    attesting to the identity of the applicant.

– If an Applicant’s marriage has been dissolved and wants to revert to her maiden surname:

  • Applicant must submit original copy of the annotated PSA Marriage Certificate (MC) or Report of Marriage (ROM) stating that the marriage has been dissolved; OR
  • Alternatively, if annotated MC or ROM from PSA is not yet available, applicant must submit a Certified True Copy of the Court Order dissolving the marriage and a certificate of Finality from the court.

– If applicant has lacking data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth

  • Applicant must submit proof of filing of supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil
    Registrar (LCR)

– If applicant has discrepancy in data in Birth Certificate / Report of Birth and other documents

  • If the discrepant data is in the BC, the applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry. If the discrepant data is in the other documents, the BC will be followed.
  • Discrepancy in first name – Applicant must submit a copy of the petition and supporting documents for correction of first name filed with LCR or Consulate
  • Discrepancy in other data – Applicant must submit annotated birth certificate authenticated by PSA reflecting the corrected entry

– If applicant is a Dual Citizen

  • Original PSA authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth and Original Identification Certificate/ Order of Approval issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and a photocopy
  • Government issued IDs (Philippine or from country of second citizenship)

– If applicant is a Naturalized Filipino Citizen

  • Identification Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration (BI)

– If applicant obtained Filipino citizenship by Election

  • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
  • Identification Certificate of Election from the Bureau of Immigration (BI)

– If applicant has been granted citizenship by Act of Legislation

  • Certified true copy of the law granting citizenship
  • Foreign Birth Certificate authenticated by Philippine FSP

APPLYING FOR A TRAVEL DOCUMENT

A travel document may be issued to Filipinos who have lost their passports or those who are being sent back or urgently need to travel to the Philippines but are unable to fully comply with the requirements for the issuance of a regular passport, at the time of the emergency.

Such emergencies include life and death situations, serious illness, bereavement of immediate family, and other threats to a person’s safety and livelihood. A travel document is only valid for 30 days upon issuance.

Filipinos who are in Germany for tourism or short-term study and have lost their passport will may be issued a Travel Document to allow them to travel back to the Philippines.

A Filipino who lost his passport in Germany and resides in a third country may be issued a Travel Document for direct, one-way travel to the Philippines. This travel document cannot be used to travel to another country.

Requirements:

  • Duly-accomplished travel document application form
  • Four (4) photos with white background (standard European passport-size photos)
  • Copy of applicant’s airline reservation/booking (please ensure that your flight itinerary does not have a layover in any Schengen/EU-member country)
  • Present Philippine passport, or the photocopy of data page of lost Philippine passport
  • In case of a lost passport: Submit Affidavit of Loss, Police Report, and photocopy of birth certificate and/or marriage contract (in the case of married women)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Thank you for your interest in renewing or applying for a Philippine passport. We are pleased to send you answers to frequently asked questions on passport applications

CAN I APPLY FOR A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT IN OTHER CITIES IN GERMANY?

You can apply for a passport at the Philippine Embassy in Berlin or the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt.  Another option would be to avail of the mobile consular outreach services conducted in specific cities of Germany.  You can renew your passports in these places on these special days.

CAN I APPLY FOR A PASSPORT IN BRUSSELS OR THE HAGUE?

Yes, if you live in Germany near the border to Belgium or to The Netherlands. Please just contact the Philippine Embassies in Brussels or The Hague beforehand. If you live near Switzerland or Austria, you can also apply for a passport in the Philippine Embassies in Berne or Vienna.

I LIVE IN DENMARK, OR IN POLAND. CAN I APPLY FOR A PASSPORT IN GERMANY?

Yes, you can apply for a passport with the Philippine Embassy in Berlin or the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO RENEW MY PASSPORT?

  • Personal appearance in the Embassy/Consulate
  • Duly-accomplished passport application form
  • Your Philippine passport, and photocopy of its title page with photo
  • €54.- cash
  • Two (2) ID pictures (about 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm or similar size)
  • Filled up Certificate of Registration Identity
  • Self-addressed return envelope with €3.95 in stamps for registered mail
  • ‘Einschreiben’ (if passport is to be claimed by mail)

HOW DO I KNOW IF THE EMBASSY/CONSULATE IS OPEN DURING HOLIDAY SEASONS LIKE EASTER?

The Embassy/Consulate observe certain German and Philippine Holidays. Please refer to their websites for the list of holidays observed.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE, AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

This will depend on the volume of applicants on the day and time you come. On the average, it takes about 20 minutes to apply for a passport, and costs €54.-.

WHY DO I NEED TO GO TO BERLIN/FRANKFURT? CAN I NOT JUST MAIL IT AS BEFORE?

No, personal appearance is now required to capture the biometrics of each applicant such as, the face (photographs), the thumbprints and the signature.

WHEN DO I GET MY NEW PASSPORT?

After biometric data capture in Berlin/Frankfurt, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the new passport to reach Berlin/Frankfurt. The passports are all centrally printed in Manila. However, it is best to regularly check the Philippine Embassy/Consulate General website for announcements on possible delays.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY OLD PASSPORT?

It will be returned to you after you apply and you can continue using it until the new one arrives in about 4 to 6 weeks. When your new passport arrives Berlin/Frankfurt, you bring or mail your old passport to us with a self-addressed stamped envelope. We will then cancel your old passport, and return it to you together with your new passport.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO RENEW MY PASSPORT?

It is recommended to renew your passport about 9 months before it expires.

IS THERE A FINE IF THE PASSPORT TO BE RENEWED IS ALREADY EXPIRED?

No, there is no additional fine for renewing expired passports.

MY FILIPINO WIFE AND I JUST GOT MARRIED. WE WANT HER PASSPORT TO BE AMENDED SO THAT SHE WILL CARRY MY FAMILY NAME. WHAT DOES SHE NEED TO DO?

Your wife must first report her marriage. Click this link for the form and information on Report of Marriage (ROM). After the Report of Marriage is filed with the Embassy/Consulate, your wife can right away apply for a passport using her married family name. The ROM can also be filed at any of the Philippine Honorary Consulates in Germany, whichever has jurisdiction over the place where you got married. But she can apply for a passport only in Berlin or Frankfurt.

MY DAUGHTER/SON IS HALF FILIPINO AND HALF GERMAN. IS SHE ENTITLED TO A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT?

Yes, if at the time of her birth your wife was still a Filipino citizen. Your daughter’s (or son’s) birth needs to be reported to Manila. Click this link for the form and information on Report of Birth (ROB). However, if your wife was already a naturalized German citizen at the time of your child’s birth, then your child is not a Filipino citizen and cannot apply for a Philippine passport.

CAN WE REPORT OUR DAUGHTER’S BIRTH AND APPLY FOR A PASSPORT AT THE SAME TIME?

Yes, it is more efficient that way, to combine both the ROB and passport application, or combine both the report of marriage with passport renewal. One comes only once to the Embassy in Berlin or the Consulate General in Frankfurt to accomplish two things.

I LIVE NEAR MUNICH, CAN I REPORT MY CHILD’S BIRTH THERE?

Yes, you can report your child’s birth at the Honorary Consulates in Munich, Stuttgart, Essen or Dresden, whichever Consulate has the place of birth under its consular jurisdiction. But after reporting the birth, you can apply for a Philippine passport for your child in Berlin or Frankfurt only.

I STILL HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS, WHOM DO I CONTACT?

You may direct your query by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..