GENERAL RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL E-PASSPORT APPLICATIONS Personal appearance is required for all applicants. For minors (i.e., persons below 18 years old), personal appearance of the parent or legal guardian is also required. Applicants should dress properly since their passport photo will be taken at the Embassy. Please read the guidelines below. Payment of passport fee should be done in cash on the date of application at the Embassy. The Embassy reserves the right to require the submission of additional supporting documents when necessary. REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF EXPIRED/EXPIRING PASSPORT WITH A CHANGE TO MARRIED SURNAME - MARRIED WOMAN WHO WISHES TO ADOPT HUSBAND’S SURNAME 1. Accomplished Passport Application form 2. Current passport – original plus photocopy of data page, amendment page (only if there is an amendment), inside-back page, and page where valid visa (if available) appears 3. Marriage Certificate – original plus 1 photocopy 1. If married in the Philippines: the Marriage Certificate must be issued on NSO security paper and authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) 2. If married in Germany: submit international Marriage Certificate (Auszug aus dem Heiratseintrag – Formule B) 3. If married in some other foreign country: submit Marriage Certificate with English translation 4. Report of Marriage (Only for those married outside the Philippines) – original plus 1 photocopy If married in Germany: File Report of Marriage (ROM) if you have not yet done so. Your passport application will not be processed without it. If married in some other foreign country: Present original and submit a photocopy of Report of Marriage filed at the Philippine Embassy/Consulate that has jurisdiction over the place where the marriage took place. If no ROM, the new passport cannot be issued in the married surname. 5. Birth certificate issued on NSO security paper (Only if the surname appearing in the current passport or marriage certificate is not your maiden surname) – plus 1 photocopy IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHECK THE PLACE OF BIRTH INDICATED IN YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT. IF THE CITY/MUNICIPALITY & PROVINCE ARE NOT SPECIFIED, THEN YOU MUST ALSO SUBMIT TO THE EMBASSY A BIRTH CERTIFICATE ISSUED ON NSO SECURITY PAPER PLUS 1 PHOTOCOPY. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO HAVE THEIR NEW PASSPORT MAILED TO THEIR ADDRESS IN GERMANY 1. Self-addressed return envelope (size: 250x176 mm or ‘B5’), with sufficient postage stamps for registered mail. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY AND REGISTRATION (CIR) CARD – FREE OF CHARGE 1. Two new (2) ID photograph – size: 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm GUIDELINES ON DRESS/ATTIRE 1. Applicants must be in decent attire, preferably with collar. (Not allowed: Tshirts, dresses with plunging necklines, sleeveless garments and similar clothing) 2. For women, large earrings are not allowed. 3. For men, earrings are absolutely not allowed. 4. For both men and women, colored contact lenses, nose rings and lip rings are not allowed.