How to Apply for Certified True Copy of Philippine Passport

My wife’s visa application (Partnership-Based Temporary Visa) overlapped with my departure date so we had to apply for a Certified True Copy (CTC) of my passport. To get one, I went to DFA Manila (in ASEANA) with the following documents:

  1. Original Passport
  2. Proof of Requirement for Certified Copy of Passport – DFA requires a valid reason for application of the certification. In our case, I brought a copy of INZ 1146 Form (Form for Partners Supporting Partnership-Based Temporary Entry Applications). This form lists it as a requirement.

When I got to DFA, I asked for assistance from the guard on duty. I showed him my documents, and he politely directed me to wait in line opposite the window for passport certifications. On my turn, I handed over my documents to the officer. After verification, I was instructed to go to the 2nd floor for payment. Total cost is 100 PHP. Then, I went back to the verification officer to present the receipt.

We could only wish for a faster processing but we had to wait for 10 days before we get the stamped and signed photocopy of my passport. It helps to apply for it in advance.

It is also advisable to go to DFA early and bring photocopies of your documents beforehand (even photocopy services have long queues).

* I used the same Certified True Copy of Passport for my NZQA application.


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20 thoughts on “How to Apply for Certified True Copy of Philippine Passport

  1. Thanks for the info!

    Currently, I’m in Cagayan de Oro. I tried asking DFA here if they could give me a certified true copy of my passport. They told me that I have to get it in Manila. Any suggestions before I go to Manila and wait for 10 days?

      1. Taga Mindanao ako puide ko kaya ipa deliver yung ctc passport Ko? Ayaw ko na kc mag hintayin ng ilang days sa manila.

  2. Hi, I need to apply for a certified true copy of my passport, but I live in Mindanao. Do I have to go back to Manila to pick it up, or can I ask them to have the certified copy sent through courier?

    1. Hindi ko pa nagawa to kaya di kita masasagot. So ang suggestion ko ay tawag ka na lang sa consulate or sa embassy.

  3. Blessed day!
    Hi. Thanks for your blog. It’s very helpful.
    I just have a few questions.
    Do I have to secure an appointment to have a CTC of the bio page of my passport?
    How did you know the amount to pay? On the DFa website? or when you went there na?
    Will I get the CTC at once?
    Thank you!

    1. Hello. 1) Hindi kailangan ng appointment for CTC. Nagwalk-in lang ako dati. 2) Nag-google lang ako para may idea sa amount to pay which is same naman. 3) No, hindi makukuha ang CTC on the same day ng application. 10 days before namin nakuha.

  4. Hi! Sa DFA Aseana lang po ba pwede kumuha ng CTC or pwede po sa mismong DFA na pinagkuhanan ko ng passport which is sa Megamall. Salamat po!

  5. Sir. Sa june 20 po release ng CTC ko, Pero hindi ko po ito makukuha kasi po nasa bicol ako at my appointment din po ako dito. Pwede ko po ba ito makuha sa mga susunod ma araw? Salamat po

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