- granted pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 1302714 promulgated on December 17, 2013.


The following individuals shall be entitled to the grant of FSHGE upon submission of required documents:  

1. Filipino citizens who graduated summa cum laude,  magna cum laude, cum laude, or its equivalent in their baccalaureate degree beginning school year 1972-1973. Applicable Philippine law and rules shall be observed in resolving issues/concerns on  citizenship;

2. Graduated from a reputable foreign school as verified by the DFA, through the Philippine Foreign Service Posts;

3. Have  not  been  found  guilty  of any crime  involving moral turpitude or of infamous, disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, drunkenness or addiction to drugs;

4. Have not been previously found guilty of offenses relative to, or in connection with, the conduct of a civil service examination; and

5. Have not been dismissed from the government service for cause.


The   FSHGE   shall   be   considered   appropriate  for   first   and   second  level  positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by bar/board/other laws.


The date of effectivity of FSHGE shall be the same as the date of issuance of the eligibility.


There shall be no prescriptive period in the filing of applications.


General Documentary Requirements

1. Duly accomplished CS Form 101-K (December 2013);

2.  Three (3) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with the following specifications:

a. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 in x 1.4 in);

b. Colored with white background;

c. Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application;

d. Printed on good quality photo paper;

e. In  standard  close-up  shot  (from  shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least  80%  of  the  picture  and  with  the  name  tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin);

f. In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens  or any accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer-enhanced);

g. Showing left and right ears;

h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera;

i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open; and

j. With  HANDWRITTEN  (not computer-generated)  name   tag   legibly showing   SIGNATURE   OVER  PRINTED  FULL  NAME  in the format First Name, Middle  Initial,  Last Name  and   Extension   Name,  if  any ( e.g. PETER S. CRUZ JR.).


In detail:

Passport size

3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which must be valid (not expired upon filing of application), and contain the name, clear picture, date  of birth and signature of the applicant, and the name and signature of the issuing agency’s current head/authorized representative (if applicable):

a. Current company/Office I.D.

b. School I.D (must be duly validated for the current school year)

c. Passport

d. BIR ID (plastic bank card type/laminated card with picture type)



g. PRC License

h. Driver’s License

i. PhilHealth ID (plastic bank card type)

j. Police Clearance (with photo)

k. Voter’s ID

l. Postal I.D.

m. Barangay I.D.

Note: Any other I.D. card NOT included in the above list shall NOT be accepted. Alumni, association, membership, and health I.D.s, including ATM cards, shall NOT be accepted.

4. Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate of the applicant authenticated/issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO);

Note: In case where the NSO-issued Birth Certificate is not legible, or the NSO has duly issued a Negative Certification of Birth (NSO CRS Form No. 1) printed in NSO security form, the original and photocopy of the applicant’s Birth Certificate that is authenticated/issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) shall be submitted.

5. For female married applicants, original and photocopy of Marriage Certificate   authenticated/issued by the NSO;

Note: In case where the NSO-issued Marriage Certificate is not legible, the original and photocopy of the applicant’s Marriage Certificate that is authenticated/issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) shall be submitted.

6. Certification that the applicant has no pending administrative and/or criminal case before any court/authorized body and has never been found guilty/convicted of any administrative offense and/or crime, using the prescribed CSC SPEL Form 1, April 2012; and

7. If filing of the application is through a representative:

a.  Authorization letter executed by the applicant; and

b.  Original and photocopy of at least one (1) valid I.D. card of the representative as listed under Item no. 3 hereof.

Specific Documentary Requirements   

  1. Certification  on  the  honors  received  and  baccalaureate  degree    earned,  duly signed   by  the  authorized  official/registrar   of   the   foreign   school / college / university   bearing   the  seal  of  the  college  / university,  and  duly authenticated by a  Philippine  Foreign Service Post.   The  Certification  must state/indicate  the  equivalent   Latin   honor   in   cases   of   honors  with name/title different from the Latin honors summa  cum  laude,  magna  cum   laude,  or  cum  laude.  This Certification   is   not   the   Diploma   and  is  separate  from the Transcript of Record;

  1. Transcript    of    Records    certified   as   true   copy   by   the  foreign  school   (with  English  translation as applicable) and duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post with jurisdiction over the foreign school;

  1. Certification from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through the Philippine Foreign Service Posts, on the status of operation of the foreign school duly signed by authorized DFA official, affixed with DFA official dry-seal, and printed on DFA official letterhead. (Agency to agency); and

  1. Certification from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on the  comparability / equivalency of the course / degree taken abroad with a course / degree earned in the Philippines duly signed by the authorized CHED official, affixed with CHED official dry-seal, and printed on CHED official letterhead.  (Agency to agency).

          The CSC-RO/FO may require other documents as it deems necessary in verifying the authenticity of information supplied by the applicant.


Properly accomplished CS Form 101-K (December 2013), together with the documentary requirements, shall be submitted to the nearest CSC-RO/FO where the applicant is currently based.


A. By the Applicant;

This mode of filing an application involves the applicant personally going to the CSC Regional Office concerned, or to any of its Field Offices, to personally submit the application and documentary requirements. This is the most recommended mode of application filing, as this will allow interview on the applicant’s qualifications and other circumstances relevant to the application for eligibility grant.

B. Through Representative;

This mode involves a representative of the applicant going to the CSC Regional Office concerned, or to any of its Field Offices, to submit the application and documentary requirements.

Filing of application through a representative shall require the submission of the following additional documents:

- Authorization Letter executed by the applicant; and

- Original and photocopy of at least one (1) valid I.D. card of the representative.

Note: While filing of application may be coursed through a representative, the applicant shall be required to appear personally before the CSC for the proper issuance and acceptance of the Certificate of Eligibility, should the application be approved. Representative/s shall not be allowed to receive the Certificate of Eligibility on behalf of the applicant-grantee.

C. Through Conduit CSC Regional Office (RO); and

This mode involves applicants who have moved to or are presently based in another region that is far-off from the authorized CSC Regional Office (RO) having jurisdiction over their cases.

In this instance, an applicant concerned, or the representative, may file the application to the CSCRO nearest the applicant’s present place of residence or work. Said CSCRO shall act as conduit between the applicant and the authorized CSCRO in facilitating acceptance of the application, and release of the corresponding Certificate of Eligibility (COE) should the application for eligibility grant be approved.

This mode of application filing takes time, considering that communications between the conduit CSCRO and the authorized CSCRO are dispatched at least via registered mail.

D. Through Mail

This mode involves the applicant sending the application and documentary requirements (including originals) to the CSC Regional Office concerned through either registered mail, or courier. This mode takes time in view of anticipated exchange of communications.

Delays and lost of documents through the negligence of the courier is beyond the control of the CSC Regional Office concerned.


The schedule of fees for the grant of FSHGE, which covers two (2) stages, is, as follows:   

Stages of the Grant

Title of Fee

Amount of Fee

When to be Paid

Stage 1:

Evaluation of Application

Evaluation Fee


Upon filing of application

Stage 2:

Processing of Certificate of


Processing Fee


Only upon approval of


Applications filed at the CSC Field Office shall be charged only the Evaluation Fee considering that the applications will be forwarded to the CSC Regional Office for review and final evaluation, and processing of Certificate of Eligibility.

Applications filed through Conduit CSC Regional/Field Office or through Mail (registered mail, or courier) should enclose a Postal Money Order borne in the name of the CSC Regional Office concerned in the amount of Php200.00 representing payment for the Evaluation Fee.