Passport application in the Philippines has been made easier and faster. Just set an appointment online, prepare the required documents and make a personal appearance at your preferred Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) office. After about two weeks, your passport will be ready for pick-up or delivery!
DFA PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS
- Confirmed DFA Passport Appointment – Passport applicants are required to set a DFA Appointment Online.
However, senior citizens, pregnant women, infants, and minors below 7 years old can go directly at DFA Aseana to avail of the Courtesy Lane (no need for appointment, just bring all the required documents). A special lane (Courtesy Lane) is allocated for these applicants. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Office of Consular Affairs, ASEANA Building.
- Personal Appearance – All first-time applicants must appear on the exact day and date they specified on their DFA Appointment Online.
- Duly accomplished Passport Application Form – This form is to be downloaded after confirming an appointment online.
- Birth Certificate – Accepted are Birth Certificate issued by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. For Married Women, Marriage Contract issued by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or original and photocopy of the Certified True Copy of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
- Valid Picture IDs – Bring at least 1 of the following Valid IDs
– Digitized SSS ID
– Driver’s License
– GSIS E-card
– PRC ID
– IBP ID
– OWWA ID
– Digitized BIR ID
– Senior Citizen’s ID
– Other acceptable picture IDs such as Old College ID, Alumni ID or Old Employment IDs
- Supporting Documents to prove identity – Bring at least 3 of the following supporting documents.
– Voter’s ID
– NSO Marriage Contract
– Land Title
– Seaman’s Book
– Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
– Government Service Record
– NBI Clearance
– Police Clearance
– Barangay Clearance
– Old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant such as the following:
– NSO Birth Certificate of child / children
– SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
– Income Tax Return
– Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (for newly issued VRR, please attach receipt)
– School Yearbook
– Community Tax Certificate
PHILIPPINE PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Prepare the Passport Requirements
Applicants should prepare the required documents listed above.
2. Schedule a DFA Passport Appointment Online
Go to https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment to book your appearance at a DFA Satellite Center near you. The online system allows you to choose where you want to file your application, your chosen date for a personal appearance as well as preferred time. You will receive a confirmation email once you’ve successfully booked your passport application appointment.
3. Download and print the Passport Application Form after setting up and confirming an appointment online.
4. Go to the DFA office on your scheduled date and time of appointment. See the list of DFA NCR & Regional Offices here.
PHILIPPINE PASSPORT PROCESSING FEES
|Type of Processing||Days||Fee|
|Regular||15 working days||P950.00|
|Express||7 working days||P1,200.00|
A FEW REMINDERS
- Set an appointment ahead of time. Scheduling an appointment online is based on a first come, first serve basis. Thus, there are limited slots available per site and there is no guarantee that your date and time of choice will be available.
- Earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing.
- Check all the data in the computer monitor and in the Enrolment Certificate before signing it.
- Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport in behalf of the applicant. Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse and children of legal age
- Don’t deal with fixers to avoid unreasonable fees. There is no need for fixers since verification, processing, payment and even passport delivery are available at the DFA Offices.
Passport Application shouldn’t be a difficult task. Just make sure to prepare all the requirements before your DFA appointment. It is also best to photocopy all your documents to avoid any inconvenience. Note that you don’t need to bring passport sized photos anymore. Call the DFA Hotline (02) 737-1000 or visit www.dfa.gov.ph for more information.