When is the Best Time to Get a Passport Appointment Online?

If you are still having a hard time getting a passport appointment with the DFA, here’s some good news for you! The DFA opens at least 10,000 appointment slots daily and you are sure to be able to book one if you go online at the right time. According to yesterday’s advisory, 5,000 slots areContinue reading “When is the Best Time to Get a Passport Appointment Online?”

Important Guidelines When Applying for a Philippine Passport

Here are some tips that can help you make the most of your appointment with the DFA for your passport application or renewal. Before applying for a Philippine passport: All applicants should secure an online appointment when applying for a passport. The public is advised to secure their passports prior to booking their flights.  FlightContinue reading “Important Guidelines When Applying for a Philippine Passport”

Philippine Passport FAQs Part 2: DFA Courtesy Lanes, Passport On Wheels, and the ePayment System

Who can be accommodated at the DFA’s courtesy lanes? What is the Passport on Wheels? How does the new ePayment system of the DFA work? Can fixers really help me with my appointment with the DFA? Get your answers here. Passport Courtesy Lane There are no available slots for a passport appointment. Can I walkContinue reading “Philippine Passport FAQs Part 2: DFA Courtesy Lanes, Passport On Wheels, and the ePayment System”

Philippine Passport FAQs Part 1: Getting an Appointment and Required Documents

If you are still wondering when you can possibly land an appointment slot to get your passport renewed, or are clueless about getting a document authenticated by the DFA, then you can consider this article as heaven-sent.  All the answers to our questions about passports are in here – straight from the DFA. Read on!Continue reading “Philippine Passport FAQs Part 1: Getting an Appointment and Required Documents”

How to Get an Appointment with the DFA

The DFA has made some changes in the usual process of reserving an appointment slot for your passport application (or renewal).  If you are setting an appointment at any of the DFA offices and satellite branches within Metro Manila, you will be required to pay for your passport fee using the DFA ePayment Portal beforeContinue reading “How to Get an Appointment with the DFA”

My Experience Using the New DFA E-payment Portal

My passport is due to expire this month so I really made it a point to have it renewed before the end of May.  It was pretty difficult to get an appointment slot through the http://www.passport.gov.ph website but I finally was able to secure one last June 2, 2018. This was not the first timeContinue reading “My Experience Using the New DFA E-payment Portal”

The Four Kinds of Passport Appointment Fixers and Why You Should Avoid Them

Securing a passport appointment online with the DFA has become a laborious task for Filipinos as of late.  It has become close to impossible to snag a date and time to visit your preferred DFA branch for your passport application or renewal to be processed.  Pinoys, especially those who travel frequently for work and business,Continue reading “The Four Kinds of Passport Appointment Fixers and Why You Should Avoid Them”

Quick Facts for Passport Applicants at the DFA

  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: Personal appearance is required for all applicants. A confirmedContinue reading “Quick Facts for Passport Applicants at the DFA”