1 jan 15 (1)

And just an hour after my previous blog, the DFA announces its brand new directive that birth certificates are no longer required for ALL types of passport renewals.  Yes, even for passports issued in 2009 or earlier and all non-epassport types.

Just to be clear though, the PSA birth certificate is still a documentary requirement when applying for your passport for the first time.  Also, the PSA marriage certificate shall still be required if a female passport applicant wishes to use her married last name in her passport, or are renewing an old passport that is in her maiden name and would now want to use her married last name.

To be sure, always keep an updated copy of your PSA birth certificate and marriage certificate, especially when transacting with government agencies that often require proofs of identification.

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