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Procedure[edit]

Reactivation is for previously registered voters whose voting record have been deactivated for failure to vote in two consecutive national regular elections. Any overseas voter whose registration has been deactivated may file with the Resisent Election Registration Board (RERB) at any time, but not later than one hundred twenty (120) days before the start of the overseas voting period. Otherwise, in Philippines, during the next scheduled registration record, a voter with a deactivated registration record may file for the reactivation of his/her registration record with the local COMELEC office of the city/municipality where he/she is registered. Please follow the below guide to apply for reactivation of Voter Registration Record:

I. For Overseas Voters

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • Your valid Philippine passport, or a certification from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in lieu of a passport;
    • For seafarers, a photocopy of the Seaman’s Book;
    • For dual citizens or those who reacquired or retained Filipino citizenship via Republic Act 9225, the original or certified true copy of the Order of Approval, or the Identification Certificate issued by the foreign posts or the Bureau of Immigration;
    • The completed application for reactivation of registration record Application, a sworn application for reactivation of registration stating that the grounds for the deactivation no longer exist.
  2. Apply for reactivation of voter registration record
Visit a suitable office in the Field Registration Centers Field Registration Centers link or the List of Consular Jurisdictions link and head to the corresponding RERB. Present the required documents and follow the entire officer’s guide to apply for reactivation of voter registration record.

II For General voters in Philippines

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • Three copies of the application form to fill up Link;
    • Your valid ID with photograph and signature such as:
      • Employee’s identification card, with the signature of the employer or authoraized representative;
      • Postal ID;
      • PWD Discount ID;
      • Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
      • Senior Citizen’s ID;
      • Driver’s license;
      • NBI clearance;
      • Passport;
      • SSS/GSIS ID;
      • Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) ID;
      • License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC);
      • Certificate of Confirmation issued by the National Commision on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in case of members of ICCs or Ips; and
      • Any other valid ID.
    In the absence of any of the above-mentioned identification documents, the applicant may be identified under oath by any registered voter of the precinct where he/she intends to be registered, or by any of his/her relatives within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity. No registered voter or relative shall be allowed to identify more than three applicants. Community Tax Certificates (cedula) and PNP clearance shall not be honored as valid identification documents for purposes of registration.
  2. Apply for reactivation of voter registration record
Visit the local COMELEC office of your city/municipality NCR Offices and present the required documents. Just follow the entire officer’s guide to apply for reactivation of voter registration record.
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. For Overseas Voters
    • Your valid Philippine passport, or a certification from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in lieu of a passport;
    • For seafarers, a photocopy of the Seaman’s Book;
    • For dual citizens or those who reacquired or retained Filipino citizenship via Republic Act 9225, the original or certified true copy of the Order of Approval, or the Identification Certificate issued by the foreign posts or the Bureau of Immigration;
    • The completed application for reactivation of registration record : Application, a sworn application for reactivation of registration stating that the grounds for the deactivation no longer exist.
  2. For General Voters in Philippines
    • Three copies of the application form to fill up Link;
    • Your valid ID with photograph and signature such as:
    • Employee’s identification card, with the signature of the employer or authoraized representative;
    • Postal ID;
    • PWD Discount ID;
    • Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
    • Senior Citizen’s ID;
    • Driver’s license;
    • NBI clearance;
    • Passport;
    • SSS/GSIS ID;
    • Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) ID;
    • License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC);
    • Certificate of Confirmation issued by the National Commision on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in case of members of ICCs or Ips; and
    • Any other valid ID.

In the absence of any of the above-mentioned identification documents, the applicant may be identified under oath by any registered voter of the precinct where he/she intends to be registered, or by any of his/her relatives within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity. No registered voter or relative shall be allowed to identify more than three applicants. Community Tax Certificates (cedula) and PNP clearance shall not be honored as valid identification documents for purposes of registration.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Commission on Elections
Palacio del Gobernador Bldg.,
Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila

Main Office Directory


Comelec – Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV)
Address: 7th Floor, Palacio del Gobernador Bldg.,
General Luna St.,
Intramuros, Manila
Other Field Registration Centers can be referred to the link: Filed Registration Centers


Consulate General of the Philippines
Foreign Consulate
Address: 999 Canada Pl #660, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada
Plus code: 7VQP+4P Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Website: vancouverpcg.org
Phone: +1 604-685-1619
Other Consulates can be referred to the links: Other Consulates and Consulates


Office of the Regional Election Director
COMELEC-NCR
Address: 2/F Femii Annex BLDG., Don Andres Soriano Avenue, Intramuros, Manila
Tel: (02) 527-0846 | (02) 527-9624
Email address: redo_ncr@comelec.gov.ph
Other Filed Offices can be refered to the link: NCR Office Locations


Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Previously registered voters whose voting record have been deactivated for failure to vote in two consecutive national regular elections

Fees[edit]

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Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Instructions[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.
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Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

What is the RERB?

This is the Board based in the Foreign Service Posts (FSPs) or Manila Economic Cultural Officers (MECOs) and COMELEC Central Office in Manila, which shall hear and act on all applications for registration/certification as overseas voter.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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External Links[edit]

Commission on Elections

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