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GENERAL INQUIRY

Only a Filipino citizen is eligible to acquire a Philippine passport.

Set an appointment at www.passport.gov.ph. Appear on the actual date of appointment and bring the complete set of requirements appropriate to your application.

You may download the passport application form from this link https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/.

ONLY EXCEPTIONAL AND EMERGENCY CASES are allowed on walk-in basis at Courtesy Lane in DFA Aseana and other Consular Offices in the Philippines.


Non-emergency applicants must secure an online appointment at passport.gov.ph. To see if you are qualified to use the Courtesy Lane, please click here.

For NCR applicants, you should expect your passport to be released twelve (12) working days after being accommodated for processing.


For applicants outside the NCR, you should expect your passport to be released twelve (12) working days after being accommodated for processing.

In the Philippines, DFA offers expedite processing with a processing period of six (6) working days for NCR applicants and seven (7) working days for applicants outside the NCR. The fee for expedited processing is Php 1,200.00.

For the list of requirements, please visit the Passport homepage.

You may view the complete list of consular office / passport capturing site at the Directory page.

In accordance with Department Order No. 010-2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10928 (2017), the Philippine passport has a ten-year validity period, for those issued to Filipinos 18 years or older. Filipinos under 18 years will still be issued five-year valid passports.

For passports applied for in the Philippines:

New / Renewal

    Regular – Php 950.00
    Expedite – Php 1,200.00
    Penalty for Lost and Mutilated ePassport – Php 350.00

For passports applied for overseas, please refer to the consular fees as stated in the Philippine Embassy or Consulate websites.

You may claim your passport at the consular office / passport capturing site where you originally filed your application.

In case of lost or stolen valid passport, you may file and report your lost valid passport application at the Consular Office of your choice. You will be required to submit a Police Report (in English) and an Affidavit of Loss. There will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for the replacement of a lost valid passport.

In case of lost expired passport, you will be required to submit Affidavit of Loss. Your application will be considered as first-time passport application.

In case of mutilated or damaged passports, you are required to submit Affidavit of Mutilation along with your passport application requirements.

No. The Philippine passport has a standard booklet containing forty-four (44) pages. Should the passport run out of pages, you may opt to renew your passport.

Can the validity of my passport be extended?

In view of the current health emergency arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, applications for consular services are strictly by appointment only. To obtain an appointment, visit passport.gov.ph or reach out to OCA through our official emails and hotlines. Thank you for your understanding.

They may apply at any DFA consular office / capturing site except DFA NCR Central (Robinsons Galleria)

You should bring your original passport receipt.

A: If you are unable to pick up your passport on the scheduled release date, you must execute a Special of Attorney stating the reasons for the failure to personally claim your passport. The SPA should also include the name and a copy of the ID of the person you are authorizing to pick up the passport on your behalf. However, for minors, the passports will only be released to their parent/s.

The Department will cancel your passport if you do not claim it within one hundred and eighty (180) days from the application date.

Yes. You may request for a Certificate of Unclaimed Passport from DFA-Aseana or the concerned Consular Office, and submit this certification together with your application.

If your passport details has any discrepancy, you are required to report such inconsistency to the DFA capturing site where you originally filed your application for appropriate action.

For married women applicants, you may renew your passport and use your married name by submitting a PSA authenticated Marriage Certificate and valid IDs bearing your husband’s last name (if available) on the day of your passport renewal application.

Yes, provided that you have not yet used your married name in any previous Philippine passport. However, you may be required to submit a Marriage Certificate if you are updating your marital status from "single" to "married".

You may revert to your maiden name only if marriage is annulled or you are already a widow. Adequate documentary evidence is required.

No. Your passport must be at least six-months valid for you to be able to travel abroad.

You may apply at any consular office / passport capturing site provided you have sufficient proof of being an OFW.

Request for early accommodation may be considered if the purpose of travel is for medical or legal emergency purposes, death in the family, or if you are a returning OFW.

No. Expired and Renewed passports do not affect the validity of the Visas. However, you must bring your old passport with valid visas along with your new passport when travelling. When in doubt, consult the Foreign Embassy that issued your visa.

Yes. You will need an online passport appointment.

No. You may renew your expired passport any time you wish.


However, we strongly recommend that you should have a valid passport with at least seven to eight (7-8) months validity prior to making any travel plans.

No. There are no penalties for the replacement of your expired passport.

You may use either a black or blue-inked pen.

No. You do not need to bring a passport-sized photo for your passport application. The DFA Consular Office will digitally capture your biometrics.

(02) 8651-9400 / (02) 8234-3488 (Passport Appointment Concerns)

The dates indicated are tentative dates of release. Unless the application will not encounter any hits in the system, the passport will be ready on the indicated date of release.

No. The dates indicated in the passport slip are tentative dates and passports may be available later than indicated.

No. Stapling documents, especially on the covers, and putting unnecessary designs or accessories may damage the passport or which might damage the chip and make the ePassport invalid.

No, unless the applicant is a senior, minor, or PWD which will need further guidance, assistance, and supervision, escorts are not allowed in DFA Consular Offices.

Passport appointments are free.

No.

Yes.

The DFA discourages applicants from securing online appointment through fixers. Please be warned that dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense.

A court-appointed guardian may accompany the minor.


Per the Rule on Guardianship of Minors (A.M. No. 03-02-05-SC) and subject to the grounds provided by law, any relative or other person on behalf of a minor, or the minor himself if fourteen years of age or over, may file a petition for the appointment of a general guardian over the person or property, or both, of such minor.


The accompanying guardian must present a copy of a court-issued Letter of Guardianship covering the person of the minor applicant.

PASSPORT APPOINTMENT

If you do not see available online appointment slots, it does not necessarily mean that they have been completely taken up. Please refresh the page as online appointments become available from time to time.

You need to set an online appointment via http://www.passport.gov.ph, Passport appointments cannot be made on Facebook or any other social media platform. All appointments are free. Appointments not made through http://passport.gov.ph are not legitimate appointments.

The application form may be corrected based on your documents on the day of your appointment. Please inform the passport processor about it. Please be reminded that any incorrect information that is inputted in the application form may result in delay in your application. Any misrepresentation on your part may be considered grounds for refusal or cancellation of your appointment.

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from date of departure. We suggest that you renew your passport 10 months before the date of expiration.

An appointment is necessary for all lost passports and applicants will need to submit documents required of first time applicants. In case of lost or stolen VALID passport, you will be required further to submit a Police Report (in English) and an Affidavit of Loss. There will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for the replacement of a lost valid passport. In case of lost EXPIRED passport, you will be required further to submit an Affidavit of Loss; a Police Report is no longer necessary.

Passport processing fees for both new applications and renewal are as follows:

    Regular Processing – P 950.00
    Expedited Processing – P 1,200.00
    Penalty for lost and mutilated passports – P 350.00

For applications made at Consular Offices in Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 12 working days for regular processing and 6 working days for expedited processing.


For areas outside Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 12 working days for regular processing and 7 working days for expedited processing.


For all Philippine Foreign Service Posts, processing and releasing of passports take around 4-6 weeks


The above timetables do not include courier delivery.

The appointment code would be sent to the email you used in the application process. Please also check for the appointment code in the spam folder or trash folder in your email, as your email provider may direct it to these folders. If you have not received it, you may contact the Appointment Hotline for assistance at (02) 8234-3488.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

Here is the link for the accepted government-issued IDs: https://bit.ly/3b7mAjA

Yes, a representative may accompany a minor child in applying for a passport.


For the requirements needed for children not accompanied by parents during the application process, please visit: https://bit.ly/2K3ZA9r

Yes, you can still apply for a passport once the mistakes have been corrected. For proper guidance on your specific case, please visit https:/bit.ly/3abVSoT

PASSPORT COURTESY LANE

ONLY EXCEPTIONAL AND EMERGENCY CASES are allowed on walk-in basis at Courtesy Lane in DFA Aseana and other Consular Offices in the Philippines.


Non-emergency applicants must secure an online appointment at passport.gov.ph. To see if you are qualified to use the Courtesy Lane, please click here.

The public is advised that COs may set a cut-off time or limit the number of applicants who could be accommodated in the courtesy lanes depending on the space and capacity of each CO, and the need to ensure the safety and convenience of the public. Access to the courtesy lane could also be restricted in the aftermath of emergencies such as typhoons and declarations suspending government work. This is intended to allow COs to serve applicants whose online appointments were affected by the emergency.

PASSPORT ON WHEELS

Regarding the schedule of Passport on Wheels, kindly refer to your local government unit, school, company, or organization.


You may ask your local government unit, school, company, or organization to send a formal request to avail of the Passport on Wheels services.

PASSPORT ePAYMENT

ePayment can be done in four easy steps:

  • Visit https://www.passport.gov.ph and schedule your appointment.
  • Pay your passport processing fee at any of our authorized Payment Centers.
  • Print out the confirmed appointment packet that will be emailed to you after you have paid your passport processing fee.
  • Personally show up at the DFA consular office on the date and time indicated in your appointment, bringing with you a printed copy of your confirmed passport appointment packet.
  • For more information on ePayment, please visit https://bit.ly/2yXJFac

PASSPORT CLAIMING AND DELIVERY

Please refer to your passport stub / receipt for your passport’s tentative release date.

You may track the status of the delivery by referring to the tracking number on your courier claim stub.

PASSPORT FIXERS

Yes, it is a violation of the law. Violators will be prosecuted and barred from applying for passport. Appointments not made through https://passport.gov.ph are not legitimate appointments.

SPOILED PASSPORTS

Before leaving the consular office, make sure that you check the details of your new passport carefully. If the details on your passport are incorrect, such as your name, sex or date of birth, you may reapply for a passport and pay the regular passport fee of PHP 950.00

CONFIRMATION EMAILS

If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours after paying the fee, please contact (02) 8234-3488

Rescheduled appointments are confirmed via email. You should receive a new confirmation email with the new date of appointment in the email and attachments.


If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours after completing your reschedule request, you may contact (02) 8234-3488 to verify.