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Now that you have finally set an appointment for your passport application, it is time to begin preparing the requirements you need to bring.  Here’s a summary of all the things you need to know when applying for a Philippine Passport at any DFA office:

  1. Personal appearance is required for all applicants.
  2. A 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.
  3. Earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capture. Smiling with visible teeth is also not allowed.
  4. Check all the data in the computer monitor and in the Enrolment Certificate before signing it.
  5. Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport on behalf of the applicant. Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, and children of legal age.
  6. The passport shall be released to an immediate family member only with the 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.
  7. Passports unclaimed after six months will be canceled per Department Order No. 37-03.
  8. Check all data in the received e-passport upon release.
  9. The number of processing days may vary depending on the location of the Regional Consular Office where the application was filed.
  10. 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
  • Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

For Renewal of Passport:

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

For Replacement of a lost expired passport:

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

For replacement of lost valid passport:

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

Source: www.dfa.gov.ph

Do you need more information about Philippine passports?  Check out our previous blogs, we just might have the answers you are looking for!

How to apply for a passport for the first time.

Passport Application: What You Need to Bring to the DFA Consular Office

How to Apply for a Minor Child’s Philippine Passport?

How to Apply for a Passport if You do not have a PSA Birth Certificate?

What are the requirements for a New Passport Application? 

DFA Passport Appointment: No Show, No Refund

Birth Certificates No Longer Required for Passport Renewal (and why you still need to get a copy of your PSA Birth Certificate!)

List of Valid IDs for Passport Application

When is the best time to get a passport appointment online?

Who may use the DFA’s passport courtesy lanes? 

The four kinds of passport appointment fixers and why you should avoid them.

Can I Renew My Passport Before It Expires?

How to Renew a Lost and Expired Philippine Passport?

7 Things to Remember When Having Your Passport Photo Taken

Solo Parents May Now Use the DFA’s Passport Priority Lanes

How to Apply for a Philippine Passport if you do not have a Birth Certificate


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Bonjour.  Mabuhay.

It’s been a while and the rush rush of everyday life seems to keep on rushing 🙂 Also, your inquiries and questions just keep pouring in that I hardly find any time to post new blogs or even subjects of interest lately.

However, I noticed that some people are still under the cloud when it comes to getting their passport processed. Considering how easy it is now, for the last 4 years or so actually, with the expansion of the DFA with mall processing offices aside from the one in ASEANA.

So for the sake of those who are planning to get a passport, new or renewal, I’m posting this 12-Easy steps. Hope it helps 🙂

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Note: The appointment system is designed to coordinate the passport application flow efficiently by accommodating applicants with a scheduled hourly appearance to optimize queue and save time.

1. Log on to http://www.passport.com.ph – you need to set an appointment first to be able to get a passport. This applies for new, renewal or lost expired passport application.

2. Select a DFA office location nearest you. There are now 6 sites to choose from.

> DFA ASEANA– ASEANA Business Park, Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City

> DFA Alabang– th Floor, Metro Alabang Town Center, Alabang – Zapote Road 1700, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

> DFA Ali Mall – Ali Mall Government Center, Level 2 Ali Mall Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

> DFA Manila– Conception Street Corner Arroceros and San Marcelino, Metro Manila.

> DFA Megamall– 7th Floor Megamall Building C, EDSA corner J. Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

> DFA Galleria– Lingkod Pinoy Center, Level 1 west lane, Robinsons Galleria EDSA cor. Ortigas ave. Pasig City, Philippines

3. Fill up the online application form- completely and correctly, remember this is your passport, one of your major ID.

4. Choose an appointment date and time- for your convenience, you can choose the date and time of your appointment from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.

5. Confirm and print your application form– check the email message from your submitted email address. Important: You need to click the confirmation link to finalize your appointment.

6. Prepare all the needed requirements- make sure you have prepared all the requirements and have them photocopied. Applicants without a complete set of photocopies will not be entertained. Check the list at http://passport.com.ph/requirements

7. Go to your chosen DFA office on the time and date of your appointment – be there at least 30 minutes before your appointment time.

8. Present your printed application form to the Verification Counter – this counter will make sure that your appointment schedule is valid. Show your printed application form.

9. Proceed to the Processing Area and present your requirements– the DFA processor will evaluate the requirements with you.

10. Proceed to the Cashier to pay for the passport fees

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

11. Proceed to the Encoding Area for data capturing – earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing (photo). Smiling with visible teeth are also not allowed.

12. Proceed to the Passport Delivery Counter -have your passport delivered to you after the date of release, no need to come back to get it.

I hope this helps enlighten those who are planning to get a new passport or renew their expiring ones.

Make sure you don’t deal with fixers. It is so easy that you can do it within half an hour.

Be empowered. Be smart.

Cheers,

MC

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

If you are planning on getting a passport, this short guide will help you get through the basic steps of preparing, applying, and completing your passport plans. A 17-step guide on the intricate but simple details of getting yourself ready and able for your plans of going places.

Here are the  details:

1.

Get a passport appointment schedule.
  • – Log-on to www.passport.com.ph.
  • – Click the “Set an Appointment” button.
  • – Choose the DFA Office where you want to set an appointment.
  • – Fill up the application form completely.

2.

Confirm your appointment and print your application form.
  • – Check your given e-mail address for DFA passport appointment confirmation message.
  • – Click the confirmation link within 24 hours to confirm the appointment otherwise the appointment will be cancelled.
  • – Print the application form using a PDF reader.

3.

Complete the necessary requirements and have them photocopied
  • – Ready all the necessary requirements as stated in the checklist with their photocopies.

4.

Personal appearance on the date of appointment and present the printed application form.
  • – Submit the printed application form together with the requirements on the appointment date.

5.

Requirements in case the applicant has no birth record:
  • – Apply for a delayed registration of birth at the local civil registry at the place of birth of applicant.
  • – Submit late registered NSO Birth Certificate with supporting documents.

6.

Additional requirements for applicants whose birth was late registered.
  • – Form 137
  • – Voter’s Registration Record
  • – Baptismal Certificate or National Commission on Muslim Filipinos/Office on Muslim Affairs Certificate with dry seal.

7.

Additional requirements for married women.
  • – Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  • – Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad.

8.

Additional requirements for spouse of foreign national:
  • – Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  • – Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad.
  • – Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for first time applicants or renewal of passport to be used for the first time the surname of the husband).

9.

Requirements for applicants with foreign sounding names:
  • – Bureau of Immigration Identification Certificate
  • – Certificate of Naturalization
  • – Election of Filipino Citizenship/Oath of Allegiance.
  • – If necessary, Marriage Certificate of parents and Birth Certificate of applicant’s brother or sister issued by NSO.

10.

Requirements in case the applicant is minor:
  • – Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below).
  • – Personal appearance of the minor applicant.
  • – Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child)/ of mother (if minor is illegitimate child).
  • – NSO Birth Certificate
  • – Document of identity with photo, if minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal
    • For minor applicants who never attended school, a Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / by mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) detailing the reasons why the child is not in school, is required.
  • – NSO Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents.
  • – Notarized Affidavit of Support and Consent to travel from either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / from mother (if minor is an illegitimate child).
  • – Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor.
  • – Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) or identification documents.

11.

Additional requirements in case minor is not travelling with parent:
  • – Personal appearance of the mother is required if minor applicant is an illegitimate child.
  • – Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion and relationship to the minor. If minor will be traveling alone, ASC must be executed by either parent, stating that his/her child will be traveling alone. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • – Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.

12.

Additional requirements if both parents of minor are abroad.
  • – Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General). If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • – Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General) authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the SPA.
  • – Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.
  • – Proper ID of the duly authorized representative.

13.

Requirements for minor whose mother is also a minor.
  • – Personal appearance of mother and maternal grandparent/s
  • – NSO Birth Certificate of minor applicant and mother
  • – Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the maternal grandparent/s indicating the name of the traveling companion
  • – DSWD Clearance if minor will be traveling with the person other than the maternal grandparent/s
  • – Proof of identity of mother and maternal grandparent/s.

14.

Requirements for Muslim applicants.
  • – Personal appearance
  • – Confirmed appointment
  • – NSO Birth Certificate
  • – Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.
  • – Certificate of Tribal Affiliation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) if late registered.

15.

Requirements for converts who would like to use their muslim name:
  • – Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) bearing the Muslim name
  • – National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Certificate of Conversion

16.

Additional requirements if applicant is a DOST Scholar.
  • – Certification or clearance from DOST.

17.

Requirements for applicants who want to avail a Dual Citizenship.
  • – Identification Certificate
  • – Oath of Allegiance
  • – Order of Approval
  • – Report of Birth (for those born abroad)

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http://www.citizenservices.com.ph/dfa/

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Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Here’s an update regarding claiming your passports during the releasing part. Did you know that you will need a Special Power of Attorney if you will ask a non-relative to claim your passport?

 

Read on:

 

DFA Passport Information:

Updated Guidelines for the Release of Passports

1. Incapability of the applicant to release his/her passport

In case the claimant is a representative of the passport applicant, he shall be required to submit a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) issued only by the applicant stating the reasons for the failure to personally claim the passport and for the loss of official receipt (as the case maybe). The SPA should be accompanied by the applicant’s old passport for cancellation and ID issued by the Philippine government, or the host government, if abroad.

2. Loss of Official Receipt

If the passport applicant lost the official receipt and he personally appears to claim his passport, then the concerned FSP or RCO shall verify payment from its records. Upon confirmation of payment, the passport shall be released to the applicant following the cancellation of his/her old passport.

May this serve as a guide to you 🙂

Cheers.

 

MC

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

With the new electronic passport, you should be careful not to even think of getting a fake passport.
Getting one is easy. Just get an appointment www.passport.com.ph, go the the DFA in ASEANA on your scheduled date, apply for your passport, and you will get a new E-Passport.

Getting a fake one or having someone do it for you would potentially cause you a ton of trouble specially if the one who did it is a fixer with dubious credentials. Wag magpaloko, para hindi maabala sa mga plano mo.

Check this video to see how harsh a fake passport experience can get.

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.

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