philippine Embassy in Buenos Aires
H.E. (Ms.) Ma.AmelitaC. Aquino
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embajadade laRepúblicade Filipinas
Zapiola1701, C1426AUI Buenos Aires, Argentina
[highlight]Trunk Lines: (+54-11) 4554-4015; 4554-4856[/highlight] Fax No. (+54-11) 4554-9194
Consular Section: (+54-11) 4555-1230
Duty Officer: (+549-11) 6700-2333
Email: [email protected]/[email protected]
Passport Renewal Philippine Embassy in Argentina
Download E-Passport form
The Philippine Embassy in Buenos Aires is now accepting applications for e-passport (electronic passports). Personal appearance of the applicant is a necessary requirement since his/her biometrics (photos, fingerprints and digital signature) will be taken at the Embassy.
Passport applicants are advised to wear decent attire with collar.
Issuance of the e-passport shall take at least one (1) month after the application has been sent to Manila. Therefore, passport applicants are advised to apply for passport renewal at least two (2) months before the expiry of their old passports.
A Philippine e-passport is a document issued by the Philippine government to its citizens requesting other governments to allow Filipinos to pass freely, and in case of need, to give them lawful aid and protection. It remains at all times the property of the Philippine government, as the holder is only its possessor. As long as the passport is valid, it may not be surrendered to any person or entity other than the Philippine government or its representative.
Requirements to be submitted
(in addition to the duly-accomplished passport application form):
New applicants (children born in Argentina, Bolivia Paraguay, and Uruguay)
- Original Birth certificate (with English translation), duly-authenticated by the Foreign Ministry of the country where child was born.
- Original Marriage Certificate/Contract of parents (with English translation), duly authenticated by the Foreign Ministry of the country where marriage took place. If marriage took place in a country other than Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay or Uruguay, the document should be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in the country where the marriage took place (please submit three photocopies of the authenticated document).
- A photocopy of each parent’s passports.
- Four (4) duly-accomplished Report of Birth (download here), if birth has not been previously registered at the Embassy. (please submit four photocopies each of the authenticated birth certificate, authenticated marriage certificate/contract and parent’s passports together with this form).
- Fee: Passport – US$60.-, Report of Birth – U$S 25.-.
Renewal or amendment of passport:
- Old Philippine passport.
- Photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3 (amendment), inside and back cover. The pages showing latest Philippine Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps. Note: In case passport being renewed is brown or issued prior to 01 May 1995, applicant should present supporting documents with complete middle name (e.g., SSS, GSIS ID, Philippine driver’s license).
- Passport fee – U$S 60 (32 pages).
- For married women who chose to adopt surname of husband in her new passport or wish to have her name amended in her old passport, she should submit:
- Original Marriage Certificate/Contract (with English translation) duly authenticated by the Foreign Ministry of the country where marriage took place. If marriage took place in a country other than Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay or Uruguay, the document should be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in the country where the marriage took place (please submit three photocopies of the authenticated document).
- Four (4) duly-accomplished Report of Marriage forms (download here). If marriage has not been previously registered at the Embassy. (Please submit with this form four (4) photocopies each of the duly-authenticated marriage certificate/contract and spouse’s passport).
- For change of name due to death of husband, divorce, annulled marriages, the following documents are needed:
- For widowed applicants – death certificate of husband, duly authenticated by the Foreign Ministry of the country where death took place. If death took place in a country other than Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay or Uruguay, the document should be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in the country where the death took place.
- For divorced applicants (allowed only in cases where the non-Filipino spouse acted as the plaintiff; not allowed when both parties are Filipino citizens at the time of the marriage), submit the original copy of Divorce Decree, duly authenticated by the Foreign Ministry of the relevant country.
- For minors (below 18 years old):
- Personal appearance of either parent (preferably the Filipino parent).
- Photocopy of passport of accompanying parent.
Lost or Damaged Passport:
- Police Report.
- Affidavit of Loss or Affidavit of Tampered/Mutilated passport (download here).
- Original Philippine Birth Certificate, duly-authenticated by DFA-Manila.
- Photocopy of lost passport, if any.
- Passport fee of US$150 (if passport lost/damaged is already an e-passport) or U$S 90 (if passport lost/damaged is NOT yet an e-passport).
- If passport is still valid, there will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for a new passport.
Other important reminders:
- The consular officer may require other documents as may be deemed necessary.
- Applicant should file his application where he/she is physically present.
- Passport unclaimed after one (1) year will be cancelled.
- Check all data in the passport upon release. Passports found to have scripting errors will be replaced gratis if presented for correction within 6 months from date of release.
For emergency cases (those who cannot personally apply or cannot wait for their e-passports AND are travelling to the Philippines or returning to a country of residence/work other than Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay or Uruguay), the Embassy can extend the validity of their old passports for one (1) year, with the condition that they should immediately apply for an e-passport in the Philippines or at any Philippine Embassy in their country of destination. Download application form here.