Only a Filipino citizen is eligible to acquire a Philippine passport.
Set an appointment at www.passport.gov.ph. Appear on the actual date of appointment and bring the complete set of requirements appropriate to your application.
For NCR applicants, you should expect your passport to be released twelve (12) working days after being accommodated for processing.
For applicants outside the NCR, you should expect your passport to be released twelve (12) working days after being accommodated for processing.
In the Philippines, DFA offers expedite processing with a processing period of six (6) working days for NCR applicants and seven (7) working days for applicants outside the NCR. The fee for expedited processing is Php 1,200.00.
For the list of requirements, please visit the Passport homepage.
You may view the complete list of consular office / passport capturing site at the Directory page.
In accordance with Department Order No. 010-2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10928 (2017), the Philippine passport has a ten-year validity period, for those issued to Filipinos 18 years or older. Filipinos under 18 years will still be issued five-year valid passports.
For passports applied for in the Philippines:
New / Renewal
- Regular – Php 950.00
- Expedite – Php 1,200.00
- Penalty for Lost and Mutilated ePassport – Php 350.00
For passports applied for overseas, please refer to the consular fees as stated in the Philippine Embassy or Consulate websites.
You may claim your passport at the consular office / passport capturing site where you originally filed your application.
In case of lost or stolen valid passport, you may file and report your lost valid passport application at the Consular Office of your choice. You will be required to submit a Police Report (in English) and an Affidavit of Loss. There will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for the replacement of a lost valid passport.
In case of lost expired passport, you will be required to submit Affidavit of Loss. Your application will be considered as first-time passport application.
In case of mutilated or damaged passports, you are required to submit Affidavit of Mutilation along with your passport application requirements.
No. The Philippine passport has a standard booklet containing forty-four (44) pages. Should the passport run out of pages, you may opt to renew your passport.
You should bring your original passport receipt.
If you are unable to pick up your passport on the scheduled release date, you must execute a Special of Attorney stating the reasons for the failure to personally claim your passport. The SPA should also include the name and a copy of the ID of the person you are authorizing to pick up the passport on your behalf. However, for minors, the passports will only be released to their parent/s.
The Department will cancel your passport if you do not claim it within one hundred and eighty (180) days from the application date.
Yes. You may request for a Certificate of Unclaimed Passport from DFA-Aseana or the concerned Consular Office, and submit this certification together with your application.
If your passport details has any discrepancy, you are required to report such inconsistency to the DFA capturing site where you originally filed your application for appropriate action.
For married women applicants, you may renew your passport and use your married name by submitting a PSA authenticated Marriage Certificate and valid IDs bearing your husband’s last name (if available) on the day of your passport renewal application.
Yes, provided that you have not yet used your married name in any previous Philippine passport. However, you may be required to submit a Marriage Certificate if you are updating your marital status from “single” to “married”.
You may revert to your maiden name only if marriage is annulled or you are already a widow. Adequate documentary evidence is required.
No. Your passport must be at least six-months valid for you to be able to travel abroad.
You may apply at any consular office / passport capturing site provided you have sufficient proof of being an OFW.
Request for early accommodation may be considered if the purpose of travel is for medical or legal emergency purposes, death in the family, or if you are a returning OFW.
Booked flights do not guarantee approval for requests for early accommodation. The DFA strongly advises against purchasing outbound travel tickets until your passports are actually in your possession. The Department of Foreign Affairs will not be responsible for any rebooking charges, loss of income, and other financial compensation and/or personal losses arising from the applicant’s travel arrangements made while the passport has not been released
No. Expired and Renewed passports do not affect the validity of the Visas. However, you must bring your old passport with valid visas along with your new passport when travelling. When in doubt, consult the Foreign Embassy that issued your visa.
Yes. You will need an online passport appointment.
No. You may renew your expired passport any time you wish.
However, we strongly recommend that you should have a valid passport with at least seven to eight (7-8) months validity prior to making any travel plans.
No. There are no penalties for the replacement of your expired passport.
You may use either a black or blue-inked pen.
No. You do not need to bring a passport-sized photo for your passport application. The DFA Consular Office will digitally capture your biometrics.
(02) 8651-9400 / (02) 8234-3488 (Passport Appointment Concerns)
The dates indicated are tentative dates of release. Unless the application will not encounter any hits in the system, the passport will be ready on the indicated date of release.
No. The dates indicated in the passport slip are tentative dates and passports may be available later than indicated.
No. Stapling documents, especially on the covers, and putting unnecessary designs or accessories may damage the passport or which might damage the chip and make the ePassport invalid.
No, unless the applicant is a senior, minor, or PWD which will need further guidance, assistance, and supervision, escorts are not allowed in DFA Consular Offices.
Passport appointments are free.
The DFA discourages applicants from securing online appointment through fixers. Please be warned that dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense.
A court-appointed guardian may accompany the minor.
Per the Rule on Guardianship of Minors (A.M. No. 03-02-05-SC) and subject to the grounds provided by law, any relative or other person on behalf of a minor, or the minor himself if fourteen years of age or over, may file a petition for the appointment of a general guardian over the person or property, or both, of such minor.
The accompanying guardian must present a copy of a court-issued Letter of Guardianship covering the person of the minor applicant.
If you do not see available online appointment slots, it does not necessarily mean that they have been completely taken up. Please refresh the page as online appointments become available from time to time.
Minor/typographical errors in fields such as parents’ names, place of birth and old passport number may be corrected during the processing stage. However, any error in the applicant’s name and date of birth fields in the application form cannot be corrected during the passport appointment. Further, regardless of the field where the error is present, any application with two or more incorrect entries shall be rejected or be subjected to further review.
Applicants must ensure that the information being submitted during the online booking of appointment are complete and accurate. Multiple errors and/or misrepresentation of information may result to failure in the capturing of the applicant’s biometrics, or be considered as grounds for rejection of the passport application.
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from date of departure. We suggest that you renew your passport 10 months before the date of expiration.
An appointment is necessary for all lost passports and applicants will need to submit documents required of first time applicants. In case of lost or stolen VALID passport, you will be required further to submit a Police Report (in English) and an Affidavit of Loss. There will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for the replacement of a lost valid passport. In case of lost EXPIRED passport, you will be required further to submit an Affidavit of Loss; a Police Report is no longer necessary.
Passport processing fees for both new applications and renewal are as follows:
- Regular Processing – P 950.00
- Expedited Processing – P 1,200.00
- Penalty for lost and mutilated passports – P 350.00
For applications made at Consular Offices in Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 12 working days for regular processing and 6 working days for expedited processing.
For areas outside Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 12 working days for regular processing and 7 working days for expedited processing.
For all Philippine Foreign Service Posts, processing and releasing of passports take around 4-6 weeks
The above timetables do not include courier delivery.
The appointment code would be sent to the email you used in the application process. Please also check for the appointment code in the spam folder or trash folder in your email, as your email provider may direct it to these folders. If you have not received it, you may contact the Appointment Hotline for assistance at (02) 8234-3488.
- For Adult New Applicants: https://dfa-oca.ph/passport/passport-requirements/requirements-for-adult/core-requirements-for-adult-new-applications/
- For Adult Renewal: https://dfa-oca.ph/passport/passport-requirements/requirements-for-adult/core-requirements-for-adult-renewal-applications/
- For Minor New Applicants: https://dfa-oca.ph/passport/passport-requirements/requirements-for-minors/core-requirements-for-minor-new-applications/
- For Minor Renewal: https://dfa-oca.ph/passport/passport-requirements/requirements-for-minors/core-requirements-for-minor-renewal-applications/
Here is the link for the accepted government-issued IDs: https://dfa-oca.ph/valid-ids-for-passport-application/
Yes, a representative may accompany a minor child in applying for a passport.
For the requirements needed for children not accompanied by parents during the application process, please visit: https://dfa-oca.ph/passport/passport-requirements/requirements-for-minors/core-requirements-for-minor-new-applications/
Yes, you can still apply for a passport once the mistakes have been corrected. For proper guidance on your specific case, please visit https://dfa-oca.ph/passport/passport-requirements/requirements-for-adult/core-requirements-for-adult-new-applications/
PASSPORT COURTESY LANE
Beginning 14 March 2022, the Courtesy Lane at DFA Aseana will accommodate up to 300 qualified and fully vaccinated walk-in applicants. Minor applicants will follow the vaccination status of their accompanying parents/guardians.
Processing of applications starts at 1pm, but the line for checking qualified applicants starts in the morning.
The cap of 300 applicants is implemented to accommodate applicants who have booked appointment slots during the same period.
A valid ID with proof of age/PSA Birth Certificate/Passport
Yes, a senior citizen applicant may be accompanied by one (1) adult applicant, provided they are the senior citizen applicant’s immediate family member or traveling companion.
An immediate family member (i.e., spouse, adult children, or adult sibling only) must present proof of relationship to the senior citizen applicant (e.g., birth certificate).
A traveling companion must present proof of travel with the senior citizen (e.g., confirmed flight or hotel booking) and must also state the reason or justification for travelling (e.g., the travelling companion is a medical escort or nurse).
A valid PWD ID; a PWD booklet may be required for further verification
Yes, a PWD applicant may be accompanied by one (1) adult applicant, provided they are the PWD applicant’s immediate family member or traveling companion.
An immediate family member (i.e., spouse, adult children, or adult sibling only) must present proof of relationship to the PWD applicant (e.g., birth certificate).
A traveling companion must present proof of travel with the PWD (e.g., confirmed flight or hotel booking) and must also state the reason or justification for travelling (e.g., the travelling companion is a medical escort or nurse).
Medical certificate/records as proof of pregnancy/Ultrasound.
A minor applicant may be accompanied by his or her parents; in the absence of either parent, a minor (7 years and below) may also be accompanied by his/her legal guardian, or their authorized representative. The legal guardian or authorized representative may also avail of Courtesy Lane privileges.
A valid Solo Parent ID.
An OFW applicant must present proof of their OFW status, such as:
- Valid OWWA E-card;
- Valid employment contract;
- Valid work visa;
- Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) stamped at an international border not more than three hundred sixty-four (364) days from the date of application; or
- Expired or cancelled working visa or employment contract, and a Philippine passport with an immigration arrival stamp of not more than three hundred sixty-four (364) days from the date of application.
PASSPORT ON WHEELS
Regarding the schedule of Passport on Wheels, kindly refer to your local government unit, school, company, or organization.
You may ask your local government unit, school, company, or organization to send a formal request to avail of the Passport on Wheels services.
ePayment can be done in four easy steps:
- Visit https://www.passport.gov.ph and schedule your appointment.
- Pay your passport processing fee at any of our authorized Payment Centers.
- Print out the confirmed appointment packet that will be emailed to you after you have paid your passport processing fee.
- Personally show up at the DFA consular office on the date and time indicated in your appointment, bringing with you a printed copy of your confirmed passport appointment packet.
- For more information on ePayment, please visit https://bit.ly/2yXJFac
PASSPORT CLAIMING AND DELIVERY
Please refer to your passport stub / receipt for your passport’s tentative release date.
You may track the status of the delivery by referring to the tracking number on your courier claim stub.
Yes, it is a violation of the law. Violators will be prosecuted and barred from applying for passport. Appointments not made through https://passport.gov.ph are not legitimate appointments.
Before leaving the consular office, make sure that you check the details of your new passport carefully. If the details on your passport are incorrect, such as your name, sex or date of birth, you may reapply for a passport and pay the regular passport fee of PHP 950.00
If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours after paying the fee, please contact (02) 8234-3488
Rescheduled appointments are confirmed via email. You should receive a new confirmation email with the new date of appointment in the email and attachments.
If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours after completing your reschedule request, you may contact (02) 8234-3488 to verify.