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Thursday, 1 February 2018

How to get a Philippine passport (FOR NEW APPLICATION OR RENEWAL)


Getting a new Philippine passport or renewing the one that you already have? Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply at a Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) satellite office near you. After successful application, you may pick up your passport or choose to have it delivered to your doorstep after 10-20 working days. 


NEW APPLICATION

Step 1: Secure all required documents


(1)Original and photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate
(2)Original and photocopy of 2 valid picture IDs and a supporting document to prove identity

Pro tip: Make sure to provide 2 photocopies of each document.

List of acceptable IDs and supporting documents
  • Driver's license
  • Digitized Social Security System (SSS) ID
  • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) eCard
  • Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  • Digitized Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Old college IDs, Alumni IDs, and old employment IDs 

List of acceptable supporting documents

  • Voter's ID
  • NSO Marriage Contract
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
  • Government Service Record
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance

Step 2: Schedule an appointment online


You can schedule an appointment through the DFA website.

The steps on scheduling an appointment online are easy. Check out this image from DFA website:


From passport section of DFA website


NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED for the following:
  • OFW with sufficient proof of status such as iDOLE Card, valid employment contract (authenticated by POEA), and work visa
  • Senior Citizen with Senior Citizen ID
  • Person with Disability (PWDs) with PWD ID or visible disability
  • Solo Parent with Valid Solo Parent ID
  • Pregnant women with medical certificate
  • Minors seven (7) years old and below
  • You may avail of the OFW LANE or PRIORITY LANE at DFA Aseana or at any DFA Satellite Office or Regional Consular Office to apply for your passport


Step 3: Personal Appearance


Bring the requirements together with the confirmed appointment, and duly accomplished application form (may be downloaded from DFA Website) to the DFA satellite office on the day of your personal appearance.

Pro tip: Wear decent clothes


Step 4: Pay Passport Application Fees


Pay the processing fee and courier service fee if you want it delivered to your doorstep.

Normal service (20 working days) - Php 950
Express service (10 working days/ appointments done on Saturdays) - Php 1200

You may choose to pick up your passport on the date of its release or have it delivered to your home. The delivery fee depends on whether you are within or outside Metro Manila - standard LBC rates apply.


PASSPORT RENEWAL

Step 1: Secure all required documents


(1)Recent expiring passport or expired passport
(2)Original and photocopy of 2 valid picture IDs and a supporting document to prove identity

Pro tip: Make sure to provide 2 photocopies of each document.

List of acceptable IDs and supporting documents
  • Driver's license
  • Digitized Social Security System (SSS) ID
  • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) eCard
  • Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  • Digitized Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Old college IDs, Alumni IDs, and old employment IDs 

List of acceptable supporting documents

  • Voter's ID
  • NSO Marriage Contract
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
  • Government Service Record
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance

Step 2: Schedule an appointment online


You can schedule an appointment through the DFA website.

NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED for the following:
  • OFW with sufficient proof of status such as iDOLE Card, valid employment contract (authenticated by POEA), and work visa
  • Senior Citizen with Senior Citizen ID
  • Person with Disability (PWDs) with PWD ID or visible disability
  • Solo Parent with Valid Solo Parent ID
  • Pregnant women with medical certificate
  • Minors seven (7) years old and below
  • You may avail of the OFW LANE or PRIORITY LANE at DFA Aseana or at any DFA Satellite Office or Regional Consular Office to apply for your passport


Step 3: Personal Appearance


Bring the requirements together with the confirmed appointment, and duly accomplished application form (may be downloaded from DFA Website) to the DFA satellite office on the day of your personal appearance.


Step 4: Pay Passport Application Fees


Pay the application and delivery fees and wait for for the release of your passport. You may pick it up or have it delivered to your home.


SOURCE: DFA WEBSITE

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