How to Renew Your Philippine Passport


Source: GMA

Did you know that Philippine Passports now have a 10-year validity?

Now you do. Did you also know that you should only be making flight bookings if your passport is still valid for at least six months?

What You Should Know

1. Before applying for a passport, you need to secure an appointment online at https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment
2. Before booking your flights, make sure your passport is still valid for at least 6 months.
3. You should arrive 30 minutes earlier on your selected date and time of appointment.
4. Personal appearance is required
5. Prepare the original and photocopies of the required documents.
6. Observe proper dress code when inside the DFA office.
7. No jewelleries or contact lenses should be worn when taking the passport photo.
8. You need a printout of your APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATION, unless you are one of the following. Those mentioned below may avail of the OFW LANE or COURTESY LANE at DFA Aseana or at any DFA Consular Office to apply for their passport.

  • SENIOR CITIZEN and one (1) travel companion
  • PERSON WITH DISABILITY (PWDs) and one (1) travel companion
  • SOLO PARENT and his/her minor children
  • PREGNANT WOMEN
  • MINORS SEVEN (7) YEARS OLD AND BELOW and his/her parents and minor siblings
  • OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (land-based, or seafarers)

Requirements

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1. Personal appearance on the day of your appointment
2. Confirmed appointment printout (bring 2 copies just in case)
3. Duly accomplished application form – download it here
4. Most recent passport. Bring all your passports just to be sure.
5. 2 acceptable IDs, which may be any of the following:

  • Digitized SSS ID
  • Driver’s License
  • GSIS E-card
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • OWWA ID
  • Digitized BIR ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Old College ID
  • Alumni ID
  • Old Employment IDs

6. Other supporting documents, at least 2 of the following:

  • PSA 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
  • Digitized Postal ID
  • Readable SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
  • Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (please attach receipt)
  • School Yearbook

Fees

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  • P950 for regular processing, which will take 15 to 20 working days.
  • P1,200 for express processing, which will take 7 to 10 working days
  • P1,200 for passports processed on a Saturday

Steps

Step 1: Schedule an Appointment. Go to https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment to secure an appointment. Or you may call the DFA Appointment Hotline at (02) 737-1000 anytime from Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Note that those mentioned below may avail of the OFW LANE or COURTESY LANE at DFA Aseana or at any DFA Consular Office to apply for their passport. They do not need to make an appointment:

  • SENIOR CITIZEN and one (1) travel companion
  • PERSON WITH DISABILITY (PWDs) and one (1) travel companion
  • SOLO PARENT and his/her minor children
  • PREGNANT WOMEN
  • MINORS SEVEN (7) YEARS OLD AND BELOW and his/her parents and minor siblings
  • OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (land-based, or seafarers)

Step 2: Prepare all the required documents. Refer to the “Requirements” section in this article. In a nutshell, you need the:

  • Appointment confirmation printout
  • 1 government issued ID (although we recommend bringing 2 just to be sure)
  • Old passport

Step 3: Show up at your selected consular office. On your scheduled appointment date, show up 30 minutes early. Bring all the required documents (see Step 2). Present your application form at the Appointment Counter and get a queue number. Wait for your queue number to be called as the officers verify your documents.

Step 4: Pay the passport processing fee which is P950 for regular processing (15-20 working days, P1,200 for express processing (7-10 working days) and P1,200 if you process your application on a Saturday. Make sure you ask for your receipt which reflects when your passport can be claimed.

Step 5: The data capture step gathers your fingerprints, and of course, takes your photo. You will be asked to proceed to the photo taking booth where you should remove all jewellery, contact lenses or glasses. Make sure you tuck your hair behind your ears and none of your hair should cover your face. Remember, no smiling. Look directly at the camera too.

That’s it, you’re done. Before you leave make sure you have your receipt which shows when you will be able to claim your passport.

After Applying

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Keep your receipt as this will be needed for the release of your passport.

Upon claiming your passport: 

  • For applicants 13 years old and above, immediately affix the signature on the third page of the passport booklet upon receipt of the passport. For minors 12 years old and below, leave it blank.
  • Ensure that all the data on your new passport are correct.
  • If you cannot claim your passport personally, your authorized representative should have an Authorization Letter or a Special Power of Attorney respectively, to claim the passport in behalf of the applicant.
  • Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
  • Do not staple anything on the passport booklet especially the covers as it may damage the electronic chip and render the epassport unreadable.
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