GLOBAL ONLINE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM (GOAS) FOR PASSPORT APPLICATION
The Global Online Appointment System (GOAS) for Philippine Passports is currently on full implementation. All applications for passports (issuance or renewal) must be coursed through the Global Online Appointment System (GOAS) or portal: https://www.passport.gov.ph/.
GOAS is maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.
Passport applicants are advised to view the information regarding passport application (new, renewal, or issuance anew of a lost Philippine passport and/or following reacquisition of their Philippine citizenship) through our website with link: https://bernepe.dfa.gov.ph/sample-sites/passport.
In view of data privacy consideration, the applicants themselves must accomplish the form online. The Embassy cannot undertake this for the applicants nor reserve appointment slots for them.
In securing your appointment in the GOAS, all applicants are requested to carefully read the instructions indicated in the platform and agree to the GOAS Terms and Conditions before proceeding with setting up an appointment.
Passport applicants should ensure that all their documents are complete and in order before securing an appointment through GOAS. Remember to choose “Europe” under Region; “Switzerland” under Country/Special Administrative Region; and “Berne PE” under Site if you are lodging your application with the Philippine Embassy in Berne. Below is a screengrab as guide:
The Embassy will continue to process the respective passport application of those with confirmed appointments until 30 June 2022. Applicants with confirmed appointments up to 30 June 2022 but cannot make come on their confirmed appointment dates must secure a new appointment date through the GOAS. For appointment openings / slots, please check GOAS.
Note that data in the online passport application form in the GOAS must correspond with the data in the applicant’s:
- Birth documents – a) Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-authenticated Birth Certificate / Certificate of Live Birth (BC / COLB), if born in the Philippines, secured from the PSA and not from the Local Civil Registrar), or b) Report of Birth (ROB, if born outside of the Philippines and such birth has been duly reported to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate / Consulate General with jurisdiction over the place of birth based on the birth certificate issued by the foreign government entity); and
- Civil Status documents for married Philippine women (especially those adopting or who will adopt the surname of their husband) – For married Filipino women: a) Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-authenticated Marriage Contract / Certificate (MC, if married in the Philippines, secured from the PSA and not from the Local Civil Registrar), or b) Report of Marriage (ROM, if married outside of the Philippines and such marriage has been duly reported to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate / Consulate General with jurisdiction over the place of marriage based on the marriage certificate or extract of married issued by the competent foreign government entity)
Copies of the PSA BC/COLB, ROB, MC or ROM can be requested online from: https://www.psaserbilis.com.ph/#!. Please follow the instructions indicated therein. Click either Birth Certificate (for BC or ROB), or Marriage Certificate (for MC or ROM), or Death Certificate (for DC or ROD) for the required document civil registry document. Applicant/s must transact with the PSA directly. The Embassy cannot undertake this process for the applicant/s.
- For Filipino women reverting to their Maiden Name (or maternal surname) following:
- Divorced – an PSA-issued ROM or PSA-issued MC with annotation that the foreign decree of divorce has been recognized in the Philippines by the competent Philippine Court (or Judicial Recognition of Foreign Decree of Divorce). Please secure the services of your lawyer/s in the Philippines for this judicial procedure, or
- Annulment (in the Philippines) - an PSA-issued ROM or PSA-issued MC with annotation that the marriage has been annulled by the competent Philippine Court. Please secure the services of your lawyer/s in the Philippines for this judicial procedure, or
- Death of the husband – if the death occurred in the Philippines, a PSA-issued Death Certificate, or PSA-issued ROD (if deceased husband was a Filipino citizen and death occurred outside of the Philippines); or Extract of the Report of Death with the Apostille Certificate of the issuing authority (if husband is a foreign national).
4. For adopted Filipinos who are their adopted surname – an annotated PSA-issued BC with annotation that the surname of the child has been changed or amended to the surname of the adoptee. If the PSA- issued BC of the adoptee has not yet been amended, and:
- For adoption finalized outside of the Philippines following the laws of the country where the adoption took place – a PSA-issued BC of the adopted child with an annotation on the change of surname after the said foreign decree of adoption has been juridically recognized in the Philippines.
Please secure the services of a lawyer in the Philippines to file special proceedings for you before the competent Philippine Court for the judicial recognition of the foreign decree of adoption; and following the Court decision, secure a PSA-issued BC of the adopted child with an annotation that the foreign decree of adoption has been recognized by the Philippine Court and that the adopted surname has been recognized;
- For adoption finalized in the Philippines following the laws of the Philippines and said adoptionwas processed through the Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) if the adopting parents are foreign nationals, a PSA-issued BC of the child with annotation on the change of surname following the adoption laws and procedures in the Philippines.
If the PSA-issued BC of the child has yet to be amended, please secure the services of a lawyer in the Philippines to undertake this process for the adopted child.
The concerned Filipino nationals are advised that GOAS applications are solely for applications only. GOAS applications must not be combined with applications for other consular services such as Civil Registry (Report of Birth and Report of Marriage), Notarials services such as Affidavit on the Use of Surname of the Father (AUSF), Affidavit of Acknowledgement of Paternity and Use of Surname of the Father (AAP), Special Power of Attorney (SPA), Affidavit of Loss of Passport, and other services. For these, please visit, https://bernepe.dfa.gov.ph/sample-sites/civil-registry and https://bernepe.dfa.gov.ph/sample-sites/notarial-services.
For more information and inquiry about the other Consular Services of the Embassy, we invite you to check our website https://bernepe.dfa.gov.ph/.
Please be guided accordingly.
PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 01-2019
The public is hereby advised that only the following passport applicants will be required to submit a PSA/NSO- authenticated copy of the birth certificates:
1. First-time applications;
2. Renewal applications for lost and mutilated passports;
3. Renewal applications requiring changes in the passport entries;
4. Renewal applications of old brown and green passports bearing no complete middle name;
5. Applicants included in the Department's Watchlist
However, the Consular Officer may require additional requirements to ascertain the Philippine citizenship of passport applicants or proof of filiation for minor applicants.
The Embassy will only accept and process passport applications which have complied with said requirement.
16 January 2019, Berne
All Filipino nationals are advised to apply for a new e-Passport as soon as possible before the expiry of their current passport. The public is advised to check the validity of their Philippine passports to avoid inconvenience in case of travel or renewal of permit to stay.
PASSPORTS ISSUED IN 2012 OR BELOW ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO BE RENEWED NOW! The processing period for the new passport is estimated to be from 4 to 6 weeks from the date of application.
As a matter of policy, extension of validity will no longer be allowed as any amendment in the passport will not be reflected in the electronic chip of the passport.
A TD is issued in lieu of a passport, which has expired or was lost, to allow them to travel to the Philippines from the port of departure (for Switzerland, i.e., Zurich International Airport) and transit.
A TD cannot be used to visit other countries for the purpose of tourism or business. TDs must be surrendered to the DFA ASEANA Office or DFA Consular Office before they can be issued anew their Philippine passport, subject to the submission and evaluation of their complete documents.
Travellers who entered the Philippines using a TD are not allowed to leave the Philippines without a valid Philippine passport.