I wasn’t able to show up on the date of my passport appointment due to some emergency. Can I still reschedule it?

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The simple answer is no.

Since June 1, 2016, DFA has implemented a 30-day ban for applicants who fail to show up on the date of their appointment, regardless if their “no-show” was caused by a serious medical emergency or not.

A 30-day ban means you won’t be able to reserve a slot until a month after your original appointment date.

Statistics show that 47% of those who reserve a slot doesn’t show up.

As a result, some of those who are eager to have an appointment sometimes have to wait for two months just to get a slot.

The ban has taken effect to warn Philippine passport applicants to not take their appointments for granted.

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