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REMINDERS

• Personal appearance is required for all applicants.
• Confirmed appointment is required for all applicants except senior citizens, infants and minors below 1 year old and OFWs. For OFWs, sufficient proof must be submitted such as a valid employment contract or OEC.
• Earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing. Smiling with visible teeth is also not allowed.
• 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.
• Passport shall be released to an immediate family member only with proper authorization letter. Passport of a minor applicant shall be released to parents only or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney and Affidavit of Support and Consent.
• Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03. • Check all data in the received e-passport upon release.
• Number of processing days may vary depending on the location of the Regional Consular Office where the application was filed.
• The Department may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary, especially for applicants with dual citizenship and with foreign-sounding family names to prove citizenship.

PASSPORT FEES:

For First time passport applicants:

• Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00
or
• Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

For Renewal of passport applicants:

• Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00
or
• Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

For Replacement of a lost expired passport:

• Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00
or
• Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

For Replacement of a lost valid passport:

• Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00
or
• Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00
• Please take note that there is an additional fee of P200.00 for a lost valid MRRP / MRP or P350.00 for a lost valid e-passport.

Apply for your passport early, prepare requirements before the appointment date, non-OFW and Metro Manila-based applicants should secure an appointment when applying for a passport, those in provinces can apply at the nearest Regional Consular Office or during Mobile Passport Service (MPS), OFWs can apply at the Passport Extension Office located at POEA in Ortigas, do not deal with fixers, avail of the passport delivery service & take good care of your passport. For comments, complaints & assistance, please contact the Public Assistance Center or the Passport Director’s Office.


Important Reminders

Passport Processing Fees and Lead Times

For New Passport Applications and Renewals:

Area

Type of Processing

Processing Time

Passport Processing Fee

Metro Manila

(Satellite Consular Offices)

Regular Processing

10-15 working days

Php 950.00

Expedited Processing

5-7 working days

Php 1,200.00

Outside Metro Manila (Regional Consular Offices)

Regular Processing

30 working days

Php 950.00

Expedited Processing

20 working days

Php 1,200.00
*Processing days may vary depending on the location of the Regional Consular Office where the application was filed

For e-Passport Extension
• Php 200.00

For Replacement of Lost e-Passport
• Php 1,300.00
o Please note that this includes a 15-day clearing period

Passport Filing and Releasing Schedule

Filing of Passport Application    08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. only

Passport Releasing                     03:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. only (Monday to Friday)

General Reminders

• Personal appearance is required for all applicants.
• A confirmed appointments is required for all applicants except for senior citizens, infants and minors below one (1) year old, visibly pregnant women, and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). OFWs must present sufficient proof such as a valid employment contract or OEC.
• Earrings and contact lenses must be removed during data capturing.
• Smiling with visible teeth is not allowed during data capturing.
• Data such as suffixes, special characters, and spellings of names must be consistent in all documents such as Birth Certificate, IDs, and supporting documents.
• Make sure that all fields in the Birth Certificate are fill-out correctly.
• Before affixing your signature to certify that the encoded information is accurate and correct, make sure to check the data in the computer monitor and the Enrolment Certificate.
• The passport of a minor applicants shall be released only to the minor’s parents or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney and Affidavit Support of Consent.
• Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
• Additional supporting documents may be required as necessary, especially for applicants with dual citizenship and with foreign-sounding family names to prove citizenship.

Note Verbale Requirements

1. Issuance of Note Verbale Application Form.
2. Photocopy of valid Passport.
3. Signed Travel Authority/Indorsement Letter.
4. Photocopy of Confirmed Flight Itinerary (for In-Transit)