Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Just in case you don’t know:

The Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) wishes to remind all passport applicants to claim their passports within six months from its release.

Pursuant to DFA regulations, all unclaimed passports at the DFA-OCA main office in Paranaque, Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) Passport Extension Office, Regional Consular Offices (RCOs) nationwide or at the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General will be canceled and immediately disposed of after six months.

When you get a passport, make sure you get it, don’t let it rot and assume you can get it anytime. The sheer volume of passports alone will overwhelm the space where it can be kept.

If you can’t go back to claim it, have it delivered instead. Check out delivery options in this section.