travel document

A travel document is allowed only for applicants who cannot be issued a Philippine passport and have an emergency travel to the Philippines due to medical or legal reasons or death in the family.

A travel document is valid for 30 days from issuance and can only be used one-way to the Philippines. In order for you to leave the Philippines, you will need to apply for a new passport. 

If the reason for the travel is very urgent and you cannot book an appointment, please send an email with attached support documents for evaluation to:

You will then be contacted on when to come to the Consulate.


A confirmed appointment is required for those applying for travel document. Walk-in applicants are no longer allowed.


Only applicants with printed duly- accomplished form and complete documentary requirements listed below will be processed.


Processing Fee: $30.00
Payment for services must be in the form of cash or money order payable to the Philippine Consulate General in New York. Personal checks are not accepted.


Only one applicant is allowed to enter, unless accompanying a minor, very elderly, pregnant or disabled applicant.


Applicants are required to wear face mask at all times when inside the Philippine Center.


The applicant's body temperature will be checked using a non-contact thermometer. If the temperature is higher than 100.4F, the applicant will be advised to return home.

Duly-accomplished Travel Document Application Form

Bring printed and filled out Travel Document application form.

Airline Ticket

Before purchasing the airline ticket, check with the airlines if they will honor the Travel Document in lieu of a passport.

Proof of Urgency of Travel

Examples of proofs of urgency include: medical certificates issued by physicians, death certificates of a loved one in cases of bereavement, and signed letters from the employer.


Four (4) pieces of 2"x2" photos with white background.

Old Philippine Passport

The expired Philippine passport may be renewed on the same day the TD is filed at the Philippine Consulate. It may also be renewed at DFA Manila.

In applying for a new passport in the Philippines, surrender the Travel Document issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate together the Affidavit of Lost Passport (as the case maybe) executed at that Post.

Proof of Philippine Citizenship

For natural-born Filipinos: US Permanent Resident Card, Work Permit, or US Visa.

For dual citizens: Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate or the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and government-issued IDs (Philippine or from country of second citizenship).

Notarized Affidavit of Loss, PSA Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate and any other Philippine Govt-issued ID

Required in case of lost passport.


Processing Fee of $30.00 in the form of cash or money order payable to the Philippine Consulate General in New York. Personal checks are not accepted.

The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional documents pursuant to the Philippine Passport Law and the Foreign Service Act .

Upon arrival in the Philippines, the applicant is expected to proceed to the Passport Director’s Office at the DFA Office of Consular Affairs located at ASEANA Business Park, Parañaque City to do the following:

Surrender the used Travel Document

Bring the endorsement letter from the Philippine Consulate General New York addressed to the Passport Director's Office and surrender the used TA.

Renew or apply for a new passport.

Bring the required documents for passport renewal or new passport application. Check the passport requirements by clicking the No. 2 icon.