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[Philippines, Passports and Deportations (FamilySearch Historical Records)]


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Record Description
Record Type: Passports and Deportations
Collection years: 1501-1901
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Languages: Filipinas, Pasaportes y Deportaciones
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National Archives of the Philippines

Collection Contents[edit | edit source]

This collection includes passport and deportation records. The original records are located in the National Archives, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines. This collection is being published as images become available. These records are in Spanish. For assistance reading these records see FamilySearch Resources.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

Passport records may contain the following information:

  • Name of the traveler
  • Date and place issued
  • Destination
  • Family members also traveling
  • Age
  • Birth place
  • Physical description of traveler

Deportation records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Reason for deportation
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Date of action filed

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Record Type (Tipo de registro)
  2. Select Description and Years (Descripción y año) to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age to calculate a birth year.
  • The location of where a passport may be close to that person's original home province.
  • Use the birth date/year and the nationality/departure location to search for civil or vital records.
  • Check other immigration records for more information regarding movements of those you are looking for.
  • If you find a deportation record use the date on the document to find the passenger lists for vessels that may have been traveled between the Philippines and the homeland (or the country to where he/she is being deported).

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Just because the person had a passport doesn’t necessarily mean they followed through with their travel plans.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Philippines.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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