The loss of a Philippine passport should be immediately reported to the proper authorities as soon as possible. The grant of another passport to a person who has reported the latest issuance lost will only be given due course after a thorough evaluation of the applicant's qualifications and a careful determination of the facts surrounding the loss of the Government-issued passport.

The passport is not considered lost if the booklet is in the physical possession of another individual/office/entity which is known to the bearer (example: passport used as collateral for a loan, passport confiscated by an office in relation to procedural requirements for a particular transaction/undertaking, passport in the possession of the employer/company, etc.). In cases like these, the applicant will be required to execute an affidavit explaining the circumstances how and why the passport booklet was confiscated/kept by the individual/office concerned. The Philippine Embassy will confirm the details of the last passport issued to the applicant and require sufficient proof of Philippine identity before the processing of a replacement passport can be authorized.

 

Lost Expired Passport

  1. The applicant is required to submit all the basic documents for a first-time applicant.
  2. The circumstances surrounding the loss of the expired passport shall be declared in a written affidavit to be subscribed and sworn to at the embassy.

 

Lost Valid Passport

  1. The applicant is required to submit all the basic documents for a first-time applicant.
  2. The circumstances surrounding the loss of the expired passport shall be declared in a written affidavit to be subscribed and sworn to at the embassy.
  3. The applicant will be required to submit a police report filed before local authorities, with corresponding English translation if applicable.

Note: Upon submission of all required documents, the passport application to replace a lost unexpired (valid) passport will be given due course after a fifteen-day clearing period, pursuant to prevailing passport regulations of the Department of Foreign Affairs.