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Passport Application:

  • Personal appearance is required for all
  • To ensure entry to countries with strict dress codes, all applicants are required to wear decent clothing for passport photo capture.
  • Plunging necklines, sleeveless clothing, spaghetti strapped tops, see-through tops, sando, tube tops, halters and the like are prohibited.
  • Confirmed online appointment is required except for those entitled to use the courtesy lane.
  • Earrings and colored contact lenses are not allowed during data capture.
  • Please ensure that information contained in your IDs and Birth Certificates/Marriage Certificates are the same.
  • Consular Officials may require additional documents as deemed necessary.
  • The public is advised to secure their passports prior to booking their flights. Flight bookings should ONLY be made if passports are still valid for at least six (6) months.
  • Applicants are reminded to be 30 minutes earlier on their selected date and time of appointment at their chosen consular office.
  • Dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense.
  • All the originals and photocopies of the documentary requirements for passport application shall be prepared.
  • DFA adheres to “No Escort” policy; escorts shall be prohibited from entering the DFA consular premises to accompany the applicants.

 

On Passport Receipt:

  • 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.
  • The passport will only be released to an immediate family member with proper authorization letter and photocopy of the IDs of the passport holder and the authorized person.
  • The passport of the minor applicant shall be released only to parents or adult siblings or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney or Affidavit of Support and Consent and photocopy of the IDs of the passport holder and the authorized person.
  • Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
  • Passport holders thirteen years old and above must sign the third page of the passport.
  • Alteration, addition, or destruction of contents is strictly prohibited. Any unauthorized change will render a passport invalid and will have accompanying penalties.
  • Using the passport as collateral is against the law and will automatically render the passport cancelled.
  • The information provided in the passport application form must be true and correct. The documents that will be submitted should be authentic. Under the law, making false statements in passport application form, furnishing falsified or forged documents in support thereof are punishable by law.

 

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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)