How to Apply for a Passport If You Do Not Have a PSA Birth Certificate

3 Mar 06

When my mom requested for a copy of her PSA birth certificate a few years back, we got a Negative Report instead.  This means that she does not have a birth certificate reported to the PSA.  When we sought the assistance of the LCR in Cabanatuan (where she was born), we were advised that her birth certificate was among those that were destroyed during a fire at the municipal hall in the ‘90s.  They do not have any back-up files.

How does a person who does not have a birth certificate, apply for a passport?  Read this.

  • If the applicant was born AFTER 1950:
    • He or she must file for late registration with the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where he or she was born.
    • Upon release, he or she must 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 the applicant was born ON or BEFORE 1950:
    • He or she must submit original copies of his PSA authenticated certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons attesting to his or her identity.

The above requirements (based on the year when the applicant was born) shall be included to the rest of the documents and IDs required by the DFA for first-time adult passport applicants. If you missed our blog on the updated requirements for new passport applications, just click here.

See you again tomorrow for our next feature article on passport requirements for individuals with unique cases in their birth certificates.


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