How to Renew Philippine Passport: An Ultimate Guide

This definitive guide will teach you how to renew Philippine passport from start to finish whether you’re here in the Philippines or anywhere in the

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Renewing your Philippine passport? 

With the newly launched ePayment system, you will be pleasantly surprised by the shorter waiting time in securing online appointment slots (from 2 to 3 months in 2017 to as early as 2 weeks to 1 month nowadays).

In this regularly updated guide, we will teach you how to renew Philippine passport from start to finish whether you’re here in the Philippines or anywhere in the world.

New applicant? Read this instead: How to Get Philippine Passport: An Ultimate Guide


Table of Contents

What are the requirements to renew a Philippine passport?


Listed below are the basic requirements for Philippine passport renewal.

1. Confirmed online appointment.

Regular renewal applicants can only visit the DFA office by appointment. Those who fail to secure an online appointment will not be accommodated.

2. Printout of the passport appointment packet.

The passport appointment packet is a set of documents that will be sent to your email address after securing an online appointment and paying the processing fee at select ePayment channels (more on this later).

Don’t forget to print them out and bring them together with the other requirements on the day of your appointment.

3. Duly accomplished passport renewal application form (for courtesy lane applicants only).

Qualified applicants who will avail of the courtesy lane have no passport appointment packet to print (see the previous requirement) since they’ll bypass the online appointment.

Therefore, they need to accomplish the Philippine passport renewal application form. They can get this application form from the DFA on the day of their appointment. Alternatively, they can download it here (for adults) or here (for minors).

4. Personal appearance.

All applicants, regardless of age, are required to be physically present on the day of their appointment.

You can’t renew your Philippine passport by mail or through a proxy because of the need to take your biometrics, including your photo and fingerprints. The biometrics are included in the microchip of your passport and serve as an added security feature.

If you fail to show up on your appointment, whether due to an emergency or some other reason, you will be barred from making another online appointment for 30 days.

Minor applicants (below 18 years old) must be accompanied by either parent or any authorized adult companion (with authenticated Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s).

Read More: How to Get Philippine Passport for Minors

5. Most recent expiring or expired Philippine passport (with a photocopy of data page).

The data page refers to the second page of your current/recently expiring/expired Philippine passport.

Note that your current ePassport is already considered a valid ID regardless if it’s expired or not so there’s no need to bring additional valid ID from the list in the next section.

However, some DFA offices reportedly don’t accept an expired passport as a valid ID so if yours is expired, you might want to bring at least one valid ID from the next list as a supporting document.

6. Valid ID (original + photocopy).

You may bring one valid picture ID issued by the government.

Acceptable ID for passport renewal (at least one):

valid IDs for passport renewal
Photo Credit: DFA Philippines

7. Supporting documents.

For the change of name: Original PSA authenticated documents like a marriage contract, annotated birth certificate, annotated marriage contract showing annulment/divorce/court-ordered instruction, or death certificate of spouse (whichever is applicable). If you recently married and have decided to continue using your maiden name, the marriage contract will not be required.

For lost (or frequently lost) valid ePassport: This will be treated as NEW APPLICATION so an online appointment is required. Supporting documents include Birth Certificate (unless you can submit a photocopy of the last Philippine passport issued to you); original and photocopy of Police Report in English;  original and photocopy of the Affidavit of Loss written in English; and a penalty fee of Php 350. Take note that lost valid passports can only be re-issued after a 15-day clearing period.

For lost expired ePassport: This will be treated as NEW APPLICATION so an online appointment is required. Documentary requirements include Birth Certificate (unless you can submit a photocopy of the last Philippine passport issued to you); an Affidavit of Loss in English; and a penalty fee of Php 350.

For those who used a travel document to travel back to the Philippines: DFA likewise treats this as a new application that’s why an online appointment is still required. Supporting documents you must bring include the original travel document as well as an Affidavit of Explanation. In case you’ve lost the travel document on your way home, please present an Affidavit of Explanation and the original travel records retrieved from the Bureau of Immigration.

For damaged or mutilated passports: This is also considered a NEW APPLICATION, hence requiring an online appointment. Apart from the mutilated or damaged passport/s, please also bring an Affidavit of Explanation and the penalty fee of Php 350.

For applicants who are dual citizens: In addition to the basic renewal requirements, you should also bring your Report of Birth or Identification Certificate from the Philippine consulate or the Bureau of Immigration. Another supporting document is any valid government-issued ID in the Philippines or any of its secondary citizenship/residence counterparts.

For applicants who are naturalized citizens: Aside from the basic renewal requirements, please also bring an Identification Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration.

For applicants who are Filipino citizens by Election: Aside from the basic renewal requirements, please also bring an Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship and an Identification Certificate of Election issued by the Bureau of Immigration.


How to Renew Philippine Passport in 5 Steps.

Whether you’re applying for the first time or renewing your Philippine passport, DFA always requires an online appointment. This section provides a step-by-step guide on how to renew a Philippine passport.

1. Secure an appointment online.


Before we proceed, let me remind you that the DFA online appointment for passport renewal doesn’t apply to everyone.

For instance, Filipinos who are based abroad must go to the nearest Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Foreign Service Post to file their applications for passport renewal.

There are also applicants who are exempted from passport appointment and can avail of priority/courtesy lanes at any DFA branch/office.

Since a lot of applicants are vying for limited slots, and slots get filled up faster than they become available, you have to set an appointment even before planning for your next trip.

To book an appointment, you have two options:

Option 1: Call the DFA hotline at (02) 737-1000.

The customer service will be ready to assist you with your Philippine passport renewal concerns from Mondays thru Fridays, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Option 2: Schedule an appointment online through the DFA Passport Appointment System.

Follow the steps below to secure an appointment using this option:

First, go to the Passport Appointment System website. Click “Schedule An Appointment” from the top menu.

A pop-up box will appear warning you about fixers. Click the “Start Appointment” button.

Warning: Passport appointments are free. Never deal with fixers who are offering online passport appointments in exchange for a fee. Dealing with these shady people is at your own risk. 

Read the Terms and Conditions which remind you that the passport appointment system offers slots on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tick the box to indicate that you’ve read and acknowledged the content. Click “Start Individual Appointment” (if you’re applying for yourself) or “Start Group Appointment” (if you’re making group appointment on behalf of your family).


Choose the DFA branch where you’ll renew your passport.

For a complete list of DFA branches, please refer to this guide: DFA Branches: A Complete List of Where to Get or Renew Philippine Passport


Once you’ve chosen your preferred DFA branch, click “Next.”

Select the appointment date and time you prefer. Dates that are marked green indicate there are remaining slots left while those marked red mean they’re fully booked.


Remember that whatever date you choose, your appointment slot will be reserved for only 15 minutes.

After selecting your preferred date and time, tick the captcha box and click the “Next” button.

Type in the requested data in the “Personal Information” form. If the applicant is minor, additional info will be requested. Ensure all the personal details you’ve provided are complete and accurate. Click “Next” to proceed.

Provide your parents’ names and citizenship in the “Family Information” form. Click “Next” when you’re done.

Enter all the requested details in the “Application Information” form. Since your passport is for renewal, choose “RENEWAL” under Application Type.


The “Basis of Philippine Citizenship” is the process through which you became a Filipino citizen. It can be by birth, election, marriage, naturalization, RA 9225, or others.

If you became a Filipino by virtue of something other than birth, don’t forget to bring the required supporting documents to prove your citizenship.

Click “Next” to proceed.

You will then be taken to a page asking for your contact information. Enter the requested information and click “Next” once you’re done.

A summary of all the answers you’ve provided will then appear.  Double-check for any misspellings, incomplete answers, or wrong details. After ensuring everything is correct, solve the captcha, tick the box that says “I am aware that possession of a passport is a privilege granted by the Government…,” and click the “Confirm” button.


Choose the processing type you prefer–either regular processing which costs Php 950 or the express/expedite processing which costs Php 1200. For more information, read the previous section: How much to renew Philippine passport?

After selecting your preferred processing type, click “Pay Now.”

A small box will then appear to give you a few reminders about the passport fee:

  • It is exclusively for the payment of the passport processing fee.
  • It is non-refundable.
  • The payment must be done within 48 hours after you receive the Reference Number in your email or else the transaction will be canceled.

After reading them, tick the box that says “I Agree” and then click the “Proceed to Payment” button.


2. Pay the Philippine passport fee at select ePayment channels.


Thanks to the ePayment process launched by the DFA, all applicants can now pay the passport processing fee BEFORE going to the DFA.

Note that this is not optional. All applicants are required to submit the payments through the ePayment channels, not directly to the DFA office like we used to do. 

After clicking “Proceed to Payment” (see the previous step), you will be taken to the newly launched Philippine passport ePayment portal.

The page shows the total cost of the passport fee and the list of authorized payment centers or channels where you can pay the said fee. Online payment via credit card or debit card is still under development.

Click “Proceed.”


Check your email for the reference number. Take note of this number and present it at the Payment Center upon payment of the processing fee.

According to DFA, you can pay the passport processing fee in any one of the following authorized establishments:

  • Bayad Center
  • EcPay
  • Pera Hub
  • Robinsons Business Center and Department Stores
  • Waltermart Department Store
  • 7-Eleven
  • USCC (Western Union)
  • Villarica Pawnshop
  • Other Payment Centers, as well as the credit/debit card payment facility, will be made available soon.

Remember, you can only confirm your appointment after paying the passport processing fee. Payment must be done within 48 hours after receiving the reference number in your email. Failure to pay it on time will cancel your passport appointment.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when paying the processing fee:

  • It is non-refundable.
  • Aside from the processing fee, you will also be charged an additional Php 50 by the Payment Center as a convenience/service fee.
  • One reference number is equivalent to one transaction. If you’re paying for several reference numbers, separate payments must be done for each reference number.
  • For questions and concerns about the ePayment portal, contact the Help Desk at (02) 234 3488 or through their email: [email protected]

Here are the following reasons why DFA implemented the ePayment system:

  • To save time. Whereas in the old system, applicants had to line up just to pay the passport fee in the DFA office, the e-payment system makes it possible for them to pre-pay the same fees in select payment centers before going to DFA. That means one less step to deal with and more time saved for both DFA staff and the passport applicants.
  • To prevent “no-show” applicants. Since the payment occurs prior to going to DFA, applicants with confirmed appointments will be forced to show up lest they forfeit the passport processing fee.
  • To accommodate more passport applicants. Because the payment is now done outside DFA, their staff will now be able to process applications faster and accommodate more applicants.
  • To prevent fixers. With the introduction of the e-payment system where appointments can only be secured with the payment of the passport fee, fixers will find it almost impossible to do under-the-table transactions.

After making the payment, keep the receipt issued to you.

A new email message will be sent confirming the payment has been successfully processed. Click the link in that email and print the following documents that are part of your passport appointment packet:

  • Checklist with your indicated schedule
  • Confirmed Application Form with the bar code, appointment reference number (ARN), and eReceipt number
  • Two (2) copies of the eRECEIPT

Bring the above documents along with other documentary requirements to the DFA Consular Office on the day of your appointment.


3. Go to your chosen DFA branch on your appointment date and time.


It’s not easy to get an appointment slot so never ruin your chances of having your passport renewed by arriving late.

You must be at the DFA office at least 30 minutes before your appointment schedule. If you’ve chosen to renew your passport in one of the DFA satellite offices inside a mall, know that they operate during mall hours.

A companion or chaperone is only necessary if you’re a minor, senior citizen, or a PWD. Again, if you fail to show up, DFA will temporarily blacklist your name so you won’t be able to book a slot until a month after your original appointment date.

Here are a few more reminders:

  • No need to bring passport-sized photos since both your photo and biometrics will be captured during encoding (more on this later).
  • Avoid long queues by choosing an earlier schedule. The earlier you arrive at DFA, the sooner you’ll complete the transaction.
  • Follow the usual dress code for the passport picture. Make yourself presentable and don’t wear sandos/tank tops/sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps, shorts, tubes, sandals, or slippers.

Upon arrival, go straight to the Appointment or Application Counter to present your printed documents.

Get a queue number and wait for your turn. Once your number is called, submit all your documentary requirements to the Information Counter or Processing Area for verification.


4. Have your photo and biometrics captured in the Encoding section.


Proceed to the Encoding section where a DFA staff will take your photo, fingerprints, and digitized signature.

Here are some reminders to ensure that you’ll go through this process with ease:

  • Applicants should show a poker face–no smiling and exposing the teeth to the camera.
  • Remove eyeglasses, contact lenses, earrings, or facial piercings. Don’t wear neck jewelry or turtleneck top. For women, only wear light make-up.
  • Look directly at the camera.

In the last step, a DFA staff will either give you a claim stub or write on the back of your official receipt the date when you can claim the passport.

For those who are too busy to return to the DFA office, a courier service can deliver your passport to your doorsteps for Php 150. To opt for this service, you can stop by and pay the fee at the Delivery Counter before leaving the DFA office.


5. Pick up your renewed Philippine passport or wait for the courier service to deliver it.


If you availed of the delivery option before leaving the DFA, your passport will be sent to your doorsteps approximately 1 to 2 weeks after your application.

In case you’ll not be available to personally receive it, an authorized representative can do it for you. Just make sure that the person can present the following documents:

  • Claim stub or Official Receipt for your passport.
  • An authorization letter with your signature.
  • Valid photo ID.
  • Your old Philippine passport (if not canceled at the time of application).

For those who didn’t pay for the delivery, go back to the DFA office and present the Official Receipt at the Passport Releasing section to claim your renewed passport. In case you can’t personally claim the passport, execute a Special Power of Attorney explaining the reasons of your unavailability and let a representative claim the passport on your behalf.


Tips and Warnings.

In my mock appointment, I noticed that the slots get filled up quickly, so much so that there was no slot left in all DFA Manila branches by the time I tried to book an appointment.

Follow these DFA appointment hacks to increase your chances of getting a slot:

a. If you’re a parent of a minor (7 years old and below), you can accompany him/her to the designated priority lanes at any DFA office and get your passport renewed too. No online appointment is required.

A senior citizen along with a companion can also avail of the priority lane and have their passports processed at the same time.

Take note, however, that some offices have a quota for the number of senior citizens they can accommodate every day. Some DFA branches don’t even accept applications from seniors at all.

b. Expand your choices. If all slots at DFA offices in Manila have already been taken, try Regional Consular Offices near you.

For example, during my mock appointment, all slots in Manila branches are all filled up. But when I tried to check the regional consular offices, some of them (like in Butuan) have plenty of appointment dates available.

Of course, try to reserve a slot from a DFA branch that is closest to your current location. If that’s not possible, and you’re desperate to get a slot, then it doesn’t matter where the DFA office is as long as you can shoulder the travel expenses.

c. Check the passport appointment system website every few hours or so, preferably during the wee hours (1 AM onwards).

Some people cancel their appointments and the open slots usually reappear during this time. In my case, I managed to book an appointment at 3 AM. It’s a combination of luck and the right timing that will help you secure an appointment.

d. Get a slot through travel agencies. These folks are known for booking appointments in bulk. It may cost a lot more but considering all the headaches you may get from doing it on your own, it will be worth every single cent.

Frequently Asked Questions.

1. Who can renew a Philippine passport?

2. When can I renew my Philippine passport?

3. How much is the passport renewal fee in the Philippines?

4. How long does it take to renew the Philippine passport?

5. Where can I renew my Philippine passport?

6. I have an urgent need to travel but my passport has already expired. Can I extend its validity?

7. Can I travel back to the Philippines with an expired Philippine passport?

8. Can I travel back to the Philippines with a Philippine passport that has less than 6 months of validity?

9. Can I request for additional pages in my passport once it runs out of pages?

10. My current passport has my maiden name. Can I change it to my married name/husband’s surname?

11. Should I transfer my valid foreign visas from my old passport to the new one?

12. Can I renew my Philippine passport even if it still has more than one (1) year of validity?

13. I entered wrong/misspelled information in the online passport appointment form. Can I still edit it even though my appointment is already confirmed?

14. What should I do if I didn’t receive an email confirmation?

15. Can I change my appointment location and schedule?

16. If my old passport was issued around the 1990s (or older) and I lost it through the years, is it still considered for RENEWAL or NEW Application?

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

18. Who are exempted from passport appointment?

19. I just received my passport but noticed there’s a typographical error/incorrect information. What should I do?

20. My child is a minor/baby. How can I renew his/her Philippine passport?

21. Do I need a birth certificate for Philippine passport renewal?

22. I currently live/work abroad. How can I renew my passport without flying back to the Philippines?

23. Does the Philippine passport number change after renewal?

24. Is Postal ID a valid ID for Philippine passport renewal?

Luisito Batongbakal Jr.

Luisito E. Batongbakal Jr. is the founder and chief content strategist of FilipiKnow, a leading online portal for free educational, Filipino-centric content. His curiosity and passion for learning have helped millions of Filipinos around the world get access to free insightful and practical information at the touch of their fingertips. With him at the helm, FilipiKnow has won numerous awards including the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013, the 2015 Globe Tatt Awards, and the 2015 Philippine Bloggys Awards (nomination).

312 thoughts on “How to Renew Philippine Passport: An Ultimate Guide

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  2. sorry po, mejo nalito lang po ako dito sa “whatever date you choose, your appointment slot will be reserved for only 15 minutes.” ibig po bang sabihin kailangan tapusin yung pag ii-schedule ng appointment within 15 mins., or else mawawala yung ni-reserved na slot, at kailangan ulitin lahat yung process? tama po ba? if not, please clarify. thanks po

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  5. I have booked my ticket on February 2 2020, and my passport will expire on July 7th 2020.. do you think I can travel overseas? i have no way to find how to renew as I cannot find any available slots for appointment

    1. You have to check with the immigration office of the country you’ll be traveling to since technically, your passport is still valid but has less than 6 months of validity.

  6. Hi, I just paid the renewal fee online. I paid 1,200.00 pesos for express but as I received the receipt online, it appears there that I only paid 950. Ganun ba talaga yun?

    1. Where did you apply for passport renewal? For Regional Consular offices outside Metro Manila, the cost of both standard and express processing are the same.

  7. Hello! My passport will expire end of next month (Feb 2020). Since kailangan pa po ako dito sa work ko I will go back to PH by 10th of Feb so ilang days na lang bago ma expire.
    Allowed po ba mag travel pabalik ng pilipinas kung ganito po ang situation? May mga connecting flight naman po ako allowed po ba? Worried lang po.

    1. The DFA no longer grants an extension of passport validity so I’m not sure how the process works now in cases like yours. Please go to the Consulate as soon as possible. They may still give you a temporary travel document to fly back to the Philippines where you can then renew your passport.

  8. Is it possible to expedite passport Renewal overseas? I can’t find any fees or information if that’s allowed in any of the consulate in Los Angeles or San Francisco.

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  11. Warning to others, don’t make the same mistake I made. On the last part of the appointment schedule, where it explains where you can pay like 7-11, Robinsons, etc. Instead of just clicking on the PROCEED button already, I clicked on the link on the bottom left saying that I may click on the link to “check appointment details”. Screen went black with the words “link not available”. Helpline told me it may still have gotten through, to just check my e-mail, if not, will have to resched after 24 hours.

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  13. Would you know if they will still process the renewal if I only have my old Passport (still valid) as a main requirement plus as the Valid ID? Im having troubles getting the UMID as they wont make new IDs now. Just asking if there has been an experience similar to mine.

  14. Hi po,
    My passport was already expired on June 2019, permanent resident in US and wala po ako na kahit anong valid philippine i.d’s, only US i.d’s ang meron ako. Ano pong documents ang pwede ko ipasa? I would really like to renew my passport. Please help me. Thank you in advance.

    1. Your old passport is already considered a valid ID. Some of our readers attested that DFA renewed their passports despite not having valid IDs other than their expired ePassports. It may depend on the DFA branch/office though but DFA itself said that expired passports are already valid IDs for renewal.

      1. sir makakakuha pa ba ako ng visa kasi my emergency sa amin gawa po ng volcanic eruption feb 10, 2020 po expired ng passport ko

      2. You have to renew your passport first since most countries require at least 6 months’ validity of your passport when applying for a visa.

  15. hi ask ko lng po if pwede ko pang i renew ung ph passport ko na nag expire 1995 pa ty

    1. Sorry but no. Most countries require travelers entering their territories to have passports with at least 6 months validity.

    2. Hello po ask k lng po paano pag nawala po ung expired na passport k makakuha pa po ba ako uli?hndi ko po tanda ung passport no. paano po ang gagawin ko?

      1. You’ll be considered as a first-time applicant and you also need to submit an Affidavit of Loss.

  16. Hello po mapapaso po passport ko 2021 ng August, pwede na po ba ako mag renew kasi po nagaapply ako uli sa ibang bansa and gusto ko po makuha nalang un 10yrs validity para wala na po problema, salamat po

    1. DFA allows the renewal of passports as early as 1 year before its expiration date. I don’t know whether they allow more than that. Better ask DFA directly.

  17. Hi ask ko lang po ma’am, schedule ko po sa lunes September 30..and no vilid I’d..old Passport lang po .kakabalik kulng galing ibang bansa salamat po sa sasagot

  18. Ask ko lang po,Yung affidavit of explanation for use of travel documents po ba,si DFA Rin po ba magbibigay sakin ng form dito sa pilipinas,Kasi ganun ang ginawa SA Riyadh and I will just pay for the notarization,

      1. Hi, ask ko lang nagkaron ng coffee stain yung passport ko. Am I required to renew it? Is it considered as new application? Thanks

      2. Hi gud day po
        Ako po si lilybeth guindulan
        Ask ko po i been renew my passport i in jordan 2017 but it was failes to process …ang sabi sa akin ng taga embahada ng jordan naka cheack list dw un name ko….binayaran ko po ng 75 dinnar….till umuwi nako n pinas d kopa na renww ang pasort ko…ito po ang pronlema passport na 3ys na expire

      3. Hello po … Ask ko lng po pwede naba ako magrenew ng passport ko ng january 2020..? Kasi expired na s june2020? Pls .. Help.

      4. Yes. DFA recommends renewing your passport as early as one years before its expiration date.

  19. Hi nagbayad na ako for regular processing. And my appointment is next week. Pagdating ko ba aa consular pwede ko sya palitan ng express processing? Thanks

    1. Hello, i have brown passport that will expire next yr. valid id na ba sya? Wala na kasi ako ibang valid id na pwede ipasa.

  20. Question: I have an expired old passport (green w/out chip), one of the requirements to renew is I must have a green card. I don’t have one yet since my interview is end of sept. How can I renew it without green card?

    1. What do you mean by green card? You might want to check this out:

  21. Hi if I want to renew my passport but only have the expired passport did not have any valid ID it is still able to renew ?

      1. Hi! This is not true. I don’t have any valid IDs. I only have PAG-IBIG and Phil Health IDs, and my ePassport expired 3 years ago (June 2016). And yet, I just finished my appointment today, at DFA Manila (Aseana). They only asked for my “expired” ePassport, even at the gate! (I was presenting them my “non-valid” IDs, but asked instead for my already expired ePassport.) And now, my new passport is scheduled for pick-up at Nov 13, 2019 (I chose for the “express” processing type). Therefore, the guide is either incorrect or outdated.

      2. Thanks for the information. We have updated the guide to indicate that ePassports, whether expired or not, are already considered as a valid ID for renewal.

  22. Hi there! How do I pay for the passport if I’m exempted for the online appointment. Solo parent here.

    1. You’ll pay it over the counter at the DFA office where you’ll process your passport application/renewal.

    2. hello po,may idea po ba kayo bakit walang scheduler and DFA RIYADH this month?andito po ako sa saudi at ang passport ko po ay maeexpired ng january 7,2020…

      1. You should personally inquire or call the hotline of DFA Riyadh for more information.

  23. I will be renewing my passport along with my 2 kids. Do I need to click individual or group appointments?

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  25. Hi, magparenew kami ng wife ko ng passport, yung sakin kasi mag expire july next year, pero yung sa wife ko magpapapalit ng name using my surname. Ask ko lang kung ano ang ilalagay ko sa details sa online appointment? Sa details ng spouse ko, should i use her maiden name? Sa details naman ng wife ko, should she use her maiden name or yung gamit na nya ang surname ko?

  26. Hi! Quick question:

    Are there any additional steps if I want to change the signature on my passport when I renew it?
    All of my valid IDs have my new signature except for my passport.


    1. 20 years old na ako, then yung maiden name ng mama ko namali ko. Nagrenew kasi ako ng passport. Anong mangyyari? Kasi nasakin na ung passport kong bago. Sa isip ko, di naman kasi nakalagay sa passport ko mismo ung info’s ng parents ko. Or makkita nila yun sa data nila? Pls help

  27. Hello po sa lahat.. mag renew po ako ng passport Tapos Wala po akong NSO Pero sa August 1st na yong scheduled ko. Hindi na po ba kailangan yong NSO or kailangan pa din although renewal yong ina-aplyan ko. Thanks for answering my concern. God bless

  28. Hi, I have a question and I hope you can help.

    Im travelling to Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore from July 13-22, 2019. My passport will expire by Jan 27, 2020. Will immigration still allow me to travel?

  29. Good eve po.tanong ko lng exit na po ako galing qatar nung june expired yung passport ko sa sept. 2020 pa po..mahigit 1 year na lang po…pedi po ba extend na lang o renew talaga.pls.reply po..slmt

  30. Hi. Regarding what you said under ‘Who should renew their Philippine passports?’,

    “However, if your passport is on the following list, it will be treated as NEW APPLICATION instead of RENEWAL:
    Green passports issued after 01 May 1995”

    My father’s is the green one issued on 2004 which is a non-ePassport. He is a senior citizen. I don’t find any notice in DFA website that it will be treated as a new application. And the requirements are only the same with that of the renewal for adults. Please clarify. Thanks.

  31. Thanks for this! It was a very helpful and well-written guide. All the steps were clear and have answered all questions I had going into my passport renewal process.

  32. take Note: for the delivery fee not included here, you must pay at the DFA site, on the other day i’m just asking the cashier politely if I am paid for the delivery fee bec. I tought I am paid bec of 1,200 and the guy cashier is not polite and harsh, so if you’re going to pay, pay for the Lady cashier instead she’s polite and kind. (robinson novaliches branch) I’m just new so I am asking politely, Not complaining. for the guy wag mayabang madami ka nang alam kami wala kaya nga nag tatanong maayos naman akong nag tatanong di ako nag rereklamo nag tatanong ako just to clarify

  33. hello…just renewed my passport last may 22.,…and its even an express,,,but how come its still not here..? how can I track my passport?

  34. ellow po, how about the permanent residence na d2 sa canada, need pa ba mag pa appointment if mag paparenew ako ng passport? tnx..

  35. Good day po ask ko lang po.., pwedi po bang group appointment ang isang renwal at isang new passport pag nagpaappointment..?..,salamat po

  36. Pwde na ba mag renew this year (2019) if by Dec.2020 pa ang expiration.?

    Also, if I will apply for my minor kid, pwde na sumabay sa courtesy lane ang parent right? Dun na ba mismo mag fill up ng mga forms?

  37. Maam/Sir, good day po! Tanong lng po kung consider pa ba as renewal passport ko kahit June 2018 pa po ito expire o mag 1 year na ngayong coming June 2019?

      1. hello po, ask ko lang po sana kung pwede na pong kuhanin yung passport (nag pa renew po kasi ako nung dec 18) tapos ang nilagay pong release ng passport sakin is jan 3, tapos yung sa kapatid ko po dec 23 siya nag parenew, yung release ng passport niya is jan 1.

        ask ko lang po sana kung pwede na ba kuhanin ung passport na renewed as long as nag 7 days po siya or 8? express naman po yung kinuha namin 1,200 po binayaran namen. flight ko na po kasi ng dec 29.

        salamat po

      2. You can claim your passport on the Date of Release and not earlier. If you paid for expedite processing, you should call the DFA’s hotline and clarify the Release Date of your passport.

  38. if nag cancel po ako ng appointment since sobrang advance ko po naka book.. pwede po ba na mamove na later dates like september ganoon po? since september next year pa po expiry nung sakin.

  39. Ask ko lang po pag ba nagpa renew ng passport mababago ba ang passport number? Plan ko na kasi mag book ngayon pero april 26 pa kasi ang appointment ko for renewal ? thank you

    1. @Mikael Oblenida

      Just like in the US, your Philippine passport number changes upon renewal. The passport number is the unique identifier for each passport so that means you can’t use an expired/soon to be expiring Philippine passport when booking flights. In your case, you have to wait for your new Philippine passport before booking anything.

  40. Hello po.,.tanong ko lng po pano pag wala ng available na date and time for online appointment pwede po bang diretso nlang dun sa dfa Office? Advance salamat po sa pagsagot Godbless

  41. hi! may penalty ba kapag ngayon ko lang irerenew yung passport ko? nag-expire siya 2014 pa. thanks!

      1. hi,expired po ung passport ko nung june 2014 pa po,ok po b sya sa renewal process or new application ulit siya?tia

  42. Good Day..
    If renewal po maam/sir kailangan paring ng supporting documents? O yung passport nalng tsaka valid ID?thanks

  43. my wife is in Canada as PR and planning to go home to renew her Philippine passport. do we need to get an appointment? TIA

    1. @Ron

      If she’s going to renew it in the Philippines, she definitely need to secure an appointment online. There’s no courtesy lane for Filipino-Canadians.

  44. Hi! need help.. Hindi lumalabas sa akin ung ePayment. Hindi ko tuloy alam kung paano ko babayaran ung fee.

  45. Hi ask ko lang po kung okay lang po na ipasang requirements eh yong original na galing civil registrar tulad ng birt certificate at marriage certificate? O kailangan po talaga PSA na? Thank you po

  46. dear mam/sir,
    I want to renew or apply for my 11yrs. old grandson expired passport which was issued august 2012 , and expired aug .2017. kindly advice for procedure and any requirements that i have to do for this matter.
    Thank you very much mam/sir.
    hoping for your reply asap

    Fernando C. Fetalino , 68 yrs old

    1. @Fernando C. Fetalino

      You can read this Philippine passport application guide for minors:

  47. Meron po ba naka experienced dito na matagal na release yung passport nila i took the regular processing which is 12 working days.. 17 working days wala pa din sa releasing office nila.. Bakit kaya ganon.. Nag inquire ako dala ko yung receipt… Sinulatan ng technical glitches..

  48. Hi! Urgent please answer po. My father’s passport is expiring this June 2019, and we are residing here in Toronto. Kung mag rerenew po siya ng passport it will take 2 months pa bago dumating kaso ang problema eh may ticket na po siya this coming April going to PH, eh March na di niya po napansin na paexpire na ang passport niya. Makakaalis pa din po ba siya from here in Canada to Philippines, then irenew na lang sa PH yung passport niya?

    1. @lji

      I think you need to contact DFA for that. They may allow him to leave as long as he already secured an online appointment to renew his Philippine passport in the Philippines.

  49. Hi good afternoon po magtatanong lng po sana ako kc po gusto ko magbabakasyon po ako sa end april po eh tapos po babalik din po ako abroad sa 1st of june..gusto ko pong magrenew po jan sa pinas..ang hawak ko lng po na document pi ay ung old passport , OEC form at ung valid residence ID ko po dito abroad ang tanong ko po pwde na po ba ang mga documents na yan para sa renewal po ng passport jan sa pinas po. Thanks po.

  50. hi. heard sa iba na if you renew your passport and you want to change status/name you need to submit nbi clearance daw aside s marriage contract? is this true po? help pls thank you

    1. @april guansing

      Unless the statement came directly from DFA, take everything you hear with a grain of salt.

      In a way that’s true because NBI clearance is one of the supporting documents you can bring.

      For more info, kindly read this:

  51. Hello po! First time ko po magrerenew ng passport at may appointment na po akong nakuha sa bwan ng Abril kasi nung magcheck ako ng availability sa bwan ng Marso, wala na pong bakante. Kanina nagcheck po ulit ako at nakita ko na naging available ang second week ng March. Kung magpapareschedule po ako, mula sa appointment na April ililipat ng March, maari po ba iyon? Kung sakali man po na maaring mas maaga, may karagdagan pa po ba akong babayaran?

    nakapag settle na po ako ng epayment


    1. @sarah

      Opo, maaari po kayong magpareschedule na walang dagdag na bayad. Pakibasa na lang po ito:

  52. Hi po paano po kung expired na yung passport almost 10years na po. Pwede pa. Po ba renew yun? thank you!

    1. @Irene

      If your Philippine passport is an e-passport, then it’s definitely up for renewal. But if the passport is older (e.g., Brown Passports, Green Passports, Machine Readable Passports (Maroon) or any older Passports), DFA states that it will be treated as NEW APPLICATION.

      You can read this for more info:

  53. ask ko lang po for renew ako ng passport do i need to secure a copy of PSA birth certificate?

  54. Good evening po may ikokonsulta o tanong lang po ako if pwede po ba mag renew ng passport sa Pinas kc mag eexit npo ako sa July 10 ang tapos contract ko at final exit npo ako at maeexpired po ang passport ko sa dec31 2019 OK Lang po ba na sa Pilipinas nko magrenew..? thanks ang more power po…!

  55. Hi. I got married in the US and I live here now but my current passport will expire in September 2020. I will go back to the Philippines in May 2019 for a vacation. Can I renew my passport and change my maiden name to my married name? I know for most filipinos living abroad they have to go to the nearest Philippine embassy or consulate to renew their passports but I live in a state that is far from states that have Philippine embassy/consulate. Can I just renew my passport when I go on a vacation in the Philippines?


    1. @Em

      Yes, you can do that.

      For more info about changing your maiden name to married name, please go to this link:

  56. good evening po., magbabakasyon po kasi ako this month pero paexpired na po ang passport by August., eh ang sabi po kasi ng broker ko dito sa taiwan nasa sa akin kung magtatake ako ng risk na sa pilipinas na magparenew pero kailangn within 3 weeks kailangan marelease ang new passport or else hinde nako makakabalik sa work dahil 1month lang ang re-entry visa na ibibigay sa akin., wala naman po bang magiging aberya kung sakali man na mgrenew ako? thanks po.,

  57. Hi..good evening tanong ko lng po paano po ba mag palakad for renewal ng passport kailangan na po kc i renew ang passport ko kaya lng hndi po ako pwede mag lakad sa ngaun dahil po sa pregnancy condition ko po, bka my suggestion po kayo, pabalik po kc ako ng abroad this june,…

  58. what if 3years nang expired ung passport? do i still be able to renew it? and pano kapag ang place of birth mo is Gen. Santos City pero nalagay mo is Bulacan(because there is no Gen. Santos City on the choices) and nabayaran mo na ung appointment mo sa bayad center mkakapag renew kpa din ba? and although i already read the requirements is Brgy.Clearance and Police Clearance enough to be presented as valid i.d’s? ..

  59. Please help me. expired na kasi yung passport ko February 11. 2019.
    Tpos gusto ko din palitan ung surname ko kc kasal nako.
    Meron akong id
    philhealth lang
    Pwede na kaya ako mag renew ng passport?
    Please help me. Advice naman pp thanks ?

    1. @Jorgia

      Pwede ka pong magrenew but you need to secure IDs. As suggested in the article above (which you should read), hindi po valid ang Philhealth ID.

  60. hello good morning tanong ko lang ..ang passport ko ay nawala last Sept 2017 naexpire siya last May 2018 .if ever magkuha ulit ako ng passport do i need Affidavit of Lost or not or i will apply for new passport only considering expired na siya. thanks.

  61. Hi,

    question po, kukuhanin ba ng DFA ang old passport mo upon renewal? or keep mo muna yung luma mo tas later na nila bubutasan yung luma, pag-claim mo ng new passport?


  62. good day, pwede po bang sa contact number send yung appointment code? yung email ad po kasi ng mister ko ay matagal at di nagagamit. kaya po di niya maopen para check yung code. thanks po

  63. Hi meron na ba nakapag renew ng passport sa pinas na legal resident sa ibang bansa? I’ll be stayung 2-3months sa oinas kaya I’m planning to renew sana if possible.

  64. Meron na po ba nakapag try mag renew ng passport sa DFA na mga legal resident sa abroad?
    Magbabakasyon po kasi ako sa pinas and mag stay ng 2-3 months. Balak ko sana mag renew na ng passport ko habang asa pinas ako and change to my married name too. Pede po kaya yun? Salamat po sa reply.

  65. Hello po, just wanna ask, magrerenew po kmi ng passport ng anak ko 6yrs old, n sabay ko pangkukuha ung baby ko new born (6mnths), since dey both no nid na for appointment, do i nid 2 get appointment..or pwed sabay nlang sa knila n walk in kmi..tnx
    By d way, do may 6 yrs old son nid a PSA birth certificate 4 renewing his passport..many tnx?

  66. Please help me. Ma expired na kc ing passport ko aug. 2019. Tpos ppunta kami ibang bansa
    Tpos gusto ko din palitan ung surname ko lc kasal nako. Kumpleto nako sa cfo psa mc. Bc
    Meron akong id postal tska philhealth nbi barangay id lang meron ako
    Pwede na kaya ako mag renew ng passport?
    Please help me. Advice naman pp thanks ?

  67. Hi.i have 3 children 12,8 and 2 years husband ìs abroad. Can i just go to dfa office without having an appointment?tnx

  68. Paano po malalaman if available na yung renewed passpot? Hindi ko po kasi na-avail yung sa courier. May magte-text po ba sakin? Salamat po

  69. Hi po pwede buh mag renew ko sa akong passport karon may2019 pero akong passport ma expire aug 2020 pa

  70. hi po ask ko lng po kung yung passport 11 years n po hnd na rerenew ano po requirments kailangan? nka sched n po ako ngyun jan 28. salamat po sa sagot

    1. Your old passport is likely not an epassport. Considered as new application po kayo:

  71. Good day. Thank you for your guide, it was very informative.

    May question lang po: does the Special Power of Attorney need a valid ID of the parent, or pwede na ung SPA by itself kapag hindi kasama ung parents during renewal?

  72. Hi. My daughter is Muslim and wearing hijab (head cover). She just renewed her passport in Philippines. They told her no need to show the ears when they took picture for the passport. Is this correct? Because we dont want her to have problems when she will travel. Thank you.

  73. Hi poh. My mom is already senior and pwd. I will just accompany her to one of dfa offices to renew our passports. I have read kc na no need for an on line apptmnt if I will accompany my mom who is senior and pwd. We will just bring our old expired passports for renewal and proceed to “priority lane”.

  74. Hi ask to Lang po schedule po ako for renewal I’m using my husband surname with my old passport possible po ba na gamiten ko ulit ang surname ko sa pagkadalaga ?pls help

  75. Hi,i am here at philippines for a while.and i didnt noticed that my passport is goin to expired next month 27 of february 2019,i dont have any valid id because i work in singapore in a few years.can u give me some advice what to do?

    1. @lorie

      If you’re an OFW, you can use the courtesy lane reserved for you at the DFA office. No need for an online appointment. You can read more about it here:

  76. I missed paying my passport appointment kc wlang payment center na pwede sa lugar namin at kailangan ko mabayaran within 24 hrs lang, tas when i tried to make another appointment para sana mabigyan ulit ako ng panibagong reference number to pay may appointment ang sabi may appointment na ako at kailangan ko munang i cancel yun to book a new appointment and when i tried it hinihingan ako ng appointment code, at wla namn akong maibigay kc nga hnd ako na ka pag proceed sa payment. what to do po?

  77. Hello po. Pano po kapag wala po ako nung mga valid ID na nasa list, pwede po bang dalawang supporting documents nlang yung ipasa? Renewal naman po. Reply asap po sana kasi may schedule na po ako this friday. Salamat po ng marami

  78. Hi. Nag expired na po yung passport ko last May 2016 at balak ko iparenew, consider as new or renew po ba ito? Yung signature ko rin po pala sa lumang passport ay iba na sa mga valid id ko. Need ko po ba magdala ng affidavit para sa change of signature?

  79. good day, pano po ang dapat gawin, yung lumang passport kasi is walang middle name, pero ung nakuhang PSA Birth Certificate meron, magrerenew na po ng passport..ano po ang dapat gawin dito?pede p po ba mlagayan ng middle name ang passport..tnx

    1. @Mhaye Zee

      Pwede naman po. Just bring to the document to support such change which in your case includes the birtg cert and valid ids showing your middle initial.

  80. Good pm. Yung passport namin ay na expired nung 2014, kelangan po ba magdala ng birth certificate pag nag renew?

    1. @Faye Alaman

      Kailangan lang po ang birth certificate kung first time applicant ka or kung ang passpport mo ay older version with no microchip. So, ang sagot po ay hindi mo na kailangan magdala unless you want to correct any info dun sa passport mo like name, age, etc.

  81. hi po nag expired ung passport ko last 2016 pa .. ok pa din po ba sya for renewal?thanks po sa sasagot

  82. Hi. My brother is going to renew his passport. On the old passport is his name in his birth cert but he is only using his first name which is on his valid i.d. what does he need to bring as proof of his identification? Thank you. In his birth cert his name is Luis graciano Alejandro on his i.d’s he is only using luis

  83. Hello, FilipiKnow,

    Thanks a lot for this very informative article. My scheduled appointed has been successfully confirmed. I will be renewing my Passport this March 5th 2019.

    I have two questions:
    1) My Passport will expire this July 2019. Is this acceptable that I will only have it renewed this March 2019?
    2) For the Valid IDs I only have SSS (the UMID one) and PhilHealth (I did read that it isn’t consider “valid”, but I really don’t have any other IDs). Is this enough?
    3) For the Supporting Documents I only have an NBI Clearance (but it will expire this Feb 2019). Is this enough?

    Looking forward for your response. Thank you so much!

  84. Hi Good evening. Ask ko lang if pano kapag walang valid i’d makakapag renew parin ba ng passport?

  85. Hello! tanong ko lang po. Pwede po ba mag renew ng passport sa Pinas kahit nakatira sa ibang bansa at married? Ma expire po yung passport ko this November 2019. Is it allowed t renew my passport this January 2019? Looking forward to your reply. Thanks in advance.

  86. We are a senior citizen and we are planning to renew our passports , do we still need to get an appointment ?


    1. @Delia G. Cabungcal

      No need to secure an online appointment. Senior citizens can go straight to designated courtesy lanes at DFA offices.

      For more info, read this:

  87. Hi… kelangan po ba talaga ng PSA Birth Certificate pag magrenew? sabi kasi sa website ng DFA all green,brown,maroon passport holders will be considered as new applicants…. part ng requirements ng new applicants is the birth certificate. Lilinawin ko lang sana kasi sa dito nakasabi eh for minors lang birth cert if magrenew…. alin po ba ang tama?

  88. Hello , po I am a Us Cititzen an I apply for Dual to Pilipino Citizen my passport ay kulay maroon at ma Expired sa Jan 03,2019
    paano ko po Erenew ang pilipino passport and I need to Visit my Family on July 4, to August, 2019

  89. Kapag lagpas na po ba mg 6months before mag renew ng passport is start from the start po ba ulit, at kelangan ko po bang kumuha pa ng PSA kung may NSO pa ako, hindi po ba valid reason ang wala pang time kaya po di makapag renew at wala pa din pera kaya di makapag renew

  90. Pwedi ba ako mag gawa ng appointment passport ng anak nasa pilipinas sya .ako nandito sa belgium .hes 18 yrs . Old .nag try sya gumawa d pa rin ..pwedi ako nalang at sya don sa pinas bayad 7elevn .

  91. If minor like my daughter now is 6 years old. No appointment na kami. No need na ba mag download ng form for us and yung payment saan. Dala lang ba kami ng requirements?

  92. hi good eve po..mag eexpired po ung passport ko nxt year of july19.2019.pde na po bang gwing requirements ko ung valid passport ko wla po kc akong id..pero meron po akong birth certificate psa..ok na po ba yun as requirements for renewal of my passport but still valid ..thank you

  93. hello, kapag magparenew po ng passport yung citizenship by election kailangan ba talaga original copy or photocopy lang? nasunog na kasi ang original copy nung sa mother ko…ang hirap din kasi kumuha pa ng bago kailangan pumunta pa ng manila…

  94. Hello! Po… magpapa renew po ako ng passport at mag aapply pa yung 8 y/o kong anak..bale nagpa appoint po kami through online at naka schedule sa tuesday na Dec. 18, 2018.
    Tanong ko lang po, yung voters ID ko po ay apelyido ko pa nung dalaga ako pero nagpa change status na po ako, pwede po bang voters certificate ang dadalhin?..kasi wala po akong ibang valid ID bukod sa student ID po

  95. Hi ask ko lang po nag try po ako mag pa appointment, di po lumabas yung sa payment portion..nag confirm payment na po ako tapos di po lumabas yung mga logo ng payment centers. tapos pag inulit ko ang appointment already exist.

  96. Hello po,tanong ko lng about applying a passport for my minor daughter,Im here in Australia and my daughter is in the question is pwede ba ibang tao mg Sama sa knya to apply her passport?what are the requirements??

  97. hi, i am working here in Qatar and will have a vacation in the Philippines this january 11 2019, my passport validity is only up to may 2019 that is less than 6 months. would there be a problem for my passport validity? or should i extend and renew my passport?thanks

  98. My mum wants to invite my brother in Philippines to come over Au as soon as possible and she wants my brother be here on Christmas day but his passport has been expired already can he request fir an extension of his expired passport? Thank you for your response looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible

    1. Government employee po ako. I would like to bring my 18 year old and 2 minor sons (age 11 and 15) to get their new passport and renew mine in the process. Can we avail of the courtesy lane and will they accept my on-site payment?

  99. hi I have applied for the renewal of my passport today November 28, 2018, When I get to payment the system said”Invalid transaction Request” reason is the reference number you supplied was invalid and needs to be fixed. Please help me to deal with this.

  100. I went to DFA Lucena yesterday to get my passport renewed, upon getting my finger prints, the biometric machine won’t read my right thumb, the staff told me it should be fine since he was able to get the biometric of my left index and thumb and my right index. He said I won’t have any problem, I’ll get a new passport, is that true? I’m just worried that he’s being careless and in a rush to get his work done.

  101. I lost all my ids.. natira lang po saken ung solo parent id ko. Pwede npo kaya yun for passport renewal? Ano po kaya pwede ko kunin na additional supporting docs in place po sa id?

  102. sir/mam kahapon po nagpaschedule ako kaso hanggang ngaun wala pa reference number for new passport ng anak ko si belcy hazel mabanag. ako po si aldine montero.

  103. Is it true that applying for a new passport (for an expired one) is complicated than renewing an expiring passport? I was told that if I don’t renew my passport now, it would be very complicated for me to get a new passport when my recent one is expired. What are the requirements with an expired passport to get a new one? I appreciate your quick response 🙂

    1. @Marie

      If you have an expiring passport, then you’re for renewal. The process is almost the same as getting a new one. Please read the above article for the list of requirements.

  104. Hi good day po, what if po ang last name ko sa psa birthcert ko is yung middle name ko po, pero yung mga nasa id’s ko naman po is yung last name ko. mag kaka problema po ba doon? thankyou

  105. Have to renew passport to married name, but only available ID with married name is is company ID. Is it valid?

  106. Hi good day, i just want to confirm, my passport expired last Sept. 24,2016. Will i place that as renewal of passport? or is that considered NEW applicant? thank you, i just want to confirm before I book an appointment because I dont know if my passport is the old one.

  107. Hello good day, may I ask, my passport expired last Sept 24, 2016. Will i place renewal of passport or should I set a date for NEW application? because im not sure if my passport is the new one or the old. looking forward to your reply, thank you

  108. Magchange status po sana ako for passport kaso ung id kung hawak is TIN id lang yong passport ba hindi yon ang pinaka primary? Processing palang kasi yong digitized postal id ko salamat sa sasagot.

  109. Hi gudpm im about to renew my passport together with my mother ‘s passport..1 of the requirement is to bring the most recent expired passport. And also a photo copy of data page. I would like to know if a photo copy of the passport page with my photo and info. Is necessary? Colored or black/white? Thank you

  110. Sir /Mam married name ko po gamit sa passport ko pro divorced na po sa Japan .. Pro dito married padin sa NSO ..gusto ko po maging maiden ulit.. May mga iba pa po bang requirements hahanapin sakin? kumpara sa mag renew lang ng usual at old passport at I.D lang kailangan..? Married yun apelido sa passport pro i fill up ko sa application is maiden ma approve po ba yun? Salamat po sa reply

  111. Kapag mag renewal of passport po ba need parin kumuha ng marriage certificate..ung old passport ko po is married na.. may appointmebt nari po ako…psa birth certificate ko po ay ayos na…iniisip ko lang po ung sa marriage certificate.. need ko po ng answer asap…salamat po

    1. @Edmhay

      It depends. Kung ipapaupdate mo yung pangalan mo sa passport to your married name, a marriage certificate is needed.

      Read this for more info:

  112. Magre-renew po ako ng passport that expired May 31, 2018. My problem is, my last renewal ang nalagay na year of birth ko ay 1946, instead of 1945. Older passport ko po ay tama, nakalagay year of birth ko ay 1945. Mga records ko po lahat ng travel ko ay birthday ko po ay May 20,1945. Pero last passport ko po ay naging 1946 po ang birthyear ko instead nga po ng 1945 na true birth year ko. Can I have this immediately corrected at DFA, pag nag renew ako? Thank you.


  114. Hello po ask ko lang po,
    Kakakasal ko lang po,
    And nag change status na po ako sa mga documents ko processing pa lang po ung mga Primary ID’s ko nakasched na po ko ng nov7 sa pag renew ko ng passport pano po yan??
    Meron po ako resibo ng UMID ID pwede na po ba un??
    Kasi po lahat ng hawak ko na IDs na married ako puro secondary IDs lang po..
    Salamat po.

  115. I already have a reference code number (online passport renewal/appointment) I chose regular processing (950pesos), can I change it to EXPRESS (1200pesos) how will I do it? Thanks

  116. Good day! I don’t have any other valid IDs except my old Philippine passport. Is it enough, or do I really need to secure another valid ID?

  117. Hello po, ask ko kng po pano po if expired n po ung passport ko 2015 p po ata tapos ndi ko dn po xa ngamit kc po ai ndi po aq natuloy mgging problema po b kpg ngrenew po aq kc ndi ko po xa nagamit?tsaka maiden name ko po un pwede ko n po b iupdate s married name po??bring nlng po aq ng marriage cert po??thank u so much po s sasagot..Godbless po

    1. @Lala

      Wala pong problema. You can renew your Philippine passport regardless if you used it or not.

      As for your second question, yes you can update it to your married name. For more info, please read this:

  118. helpful tips din po. for those who are still having hard time securing their DFA appointment schedules, you may check their calendar of available dates, google something like “passport calendar philippines” or “dfa calendar”, think they have website for that, forgot the actual link, and am not sure if its owned by DFA themselves, but it helped me to secure my desired date and location, super helpful talaga.

  119. Helo po! Gusto ko po magrenew ng passport ko married name to maiden name ko po ano po ba requirements since patay naman na po husband ko gusto ko gamitin na yong apelyido ko pwede po ba yon! Salamat po!

  120. kailangan ko pa po ba kumuha ng PSA di naman ako nagpalit ng name at ng status ko salamat po nakakuha na po kase ako ng scheduled appointment

    1. hi po, bale apat po kami na magrerenew then may 4 year old po ako na magaapply wala pa pong passport, pwede po b kaming lima sa priority?thanks po

  121. Goodevening. Sir balak ko next year mga may or june magparenew ng passport and married na din ako nun. Pero 2021 pa maexpired yung passport ko. Balak na kasi ng bf ko na kunin ako and need ko na palitan surname ko sa passport. Pwede po kaya yon? Bali invite nya lang ulit ako papuntang japan pero as spouse visa na. Salamat po.

    1. @Twinkle

      The article already has the answer. If you’re too lazy to skim, here’s the short answer:

      Yes, you can renew your passport even if it’s not expired yet as long as your purpose is to change your maiden name to your married name.

    2. Hello po.expired na po passport ku almost 1year at d pa po na re renew.may penalty na po ba pag e rerenew ko?

  122. Considered po ba na valid id yung current passport? Di pa expired. Nakalagay din kase sa website ng dfa under the list of valid ID’s “current e passport”

    1. Hi po ask ko lang po kung..,pwedi po bang group appointment qng isang renewal at isang new passport?..,or separate po clang mgpapaapointment..thnks po

    1. hello..ask ko lang yung nakalagay sa middle name old passport ng nanay ko ay ROSILLO..ngayun nag pa clerical error sya sa naging ROSELLO na..ang tanong ko po, pwede po kaya sa pag pa renew nya e yung ROSELLO na po ang gagamitin? may mga additional requirements po kaya at ano ano po mga yun..salamat sa mag rereply.

  123. What if hindi po agad nabayaran yung sa appoinment fee at naexpired. Pero my tuwing magseset po ulit ako ng appointment always nkaindecate na finesh your previous appointment

  124. Hi po ask ko lng mg renew po kc ako ngaun october 18… maliban po sa passport. Nawala po kc mga valid ids ko …Ano p po bang ibang document n kailngan I present sa knila maliban sa mga ids state above. Nawala po kc.

  125. hi i have a question, my passport is still valid for nearly 3 years but i wanted to renew it as i need to apply for my residence visa to sweden and they require 3 years validity of the passport. Is the DFA will renew my passport?

  126. Kung malinaw nmn po ung sa NSO d ko n apo kailangan na kumuha pa ng PSA pwede na po ba iyon..?thanks po

  127. Hi po ask ko lang po kung pwede ung Nso sa Birth certificate and marriage contract instead of PSA po..thanks po sa sasagot

  128. i made an appointment for renewal on 18 Sep 2018 and have a schedule 22 oct 2018, but as of today has not received confirmation. what is the next step should i take?

  129. Hi my girlfriend needs to renew her passport but does not have a computer or printer , Can have the paperwork sent to my email address and complete it on her behalf and pay the fee then send it to her by post so she can take it with her to her meeting .if not what other options are there ?

  130. Hi, Good Day Po,

    Namisplace kupo kc ung ereceipt na binyaran ko sa 7-eleven need papo ba ipresent yun?

    Thank you & godblessed

  131. Good day!!!ask lng po.ngkamali po ako sa place of birth at saka s citizenship acquired dapat sana by birth pero an nalagay ko by election.puede pa ba ma change from election to birth???salamat po n God bless.

  132. good post, thanks. btw, what’s up with all these nonsense comments/questions? EVERYTHING is already written here, all you have to do is read and understand. how hard is that?

  133. Hello po ask ko lang I saw kasi sa website na senior citizens don’t have to schedule for an appointment na, pero diba we have to pay through ePayment, so does that mean na we still have to schedule?

  134. i had my diplomatic passport in 1983, then brown passport in 1991 and green passport in 1995 with January 22 as my birthdate. when i filed for my senior card, i was asked to get ng NSO certificate, the birthdate was April 2, 1953 which im now using. my old passport in green had expired, how can i get a new passport with the date of birth correction? what would be the requirements?

    1. @Rene R. Baltazar Since you own a Philippine passport issued before 2009, it will be treated as NEW APPLICATION. Therefore, you’re reading the wrong article. To know how to get a Philippine passport, read this guide instead:

  135. hi can i ask question regarding renewal? it said here na no need to bring any PSA birth cert only for minor. But DFA pampanga asked for my PSA, so i didnt get passport yesterday. was so disappointed. i was bringing my old brown passport tho, and other valid id’s

  136. Hi po? Sir/maam anong pages po ng passport ang ipaphoto copy?at a4 din po ba ang gagamitin sa print?pati yung mga id’s pls help po tnx madami

  137. Hi! please advise po kung ano ang gagawin ng brother ko who will arrive here in Cebu from Canada. Kailangan na kasi nya ma renew ang kanyang Philippine passport asap. (Ma expire ang passport niya by March 2019) Pwede ba siyang mag walk-in agad sa DFA-Cebu Branch? Ilang araw kaya ma release ang new passport? He’ll be staying in Cebu for about 10 days only. Salamat po.

      1. Hi gusto ko ng iparenew ang passport ko pwede gusto ko lng malaman saan pwede at pwede bang mgwalk in dahil mahirap pumasok sa OL

      2. Hi.po tanong ko lang. Ma xpired po ung passport ko this coming march 2020.. But im planning to go vacation this coming nov 2019. In phlppines. Wala po ba problema kng sa DFA cebu na po ako mag renew ng passport ko? Then my bksyon po is only 42 days. Thank.please rply.tnx

      3. Hello po. Nag file po ako ng renewal ng passport sa riyadh. Can i possibly request na makuha sa philippines ang passport? I am currently on vacation tapos nung binigyan ako ng exit re entry, sabi daw po ng jawazat officer na i have to show the new passport upon entering ksa again

      1. For a Senior To use the Courtesy Lane, do we need to pay the passport fees before going to DFA?… Or can we pay there… Since we won’t have an appointment number.. Thanks in advance

      2. Can i renew my passport because i use it to employment purposes ,needs 3 year contract but my passport expired on march 16, 2022

      3. Gud day mam
        Ask sana ako if seafarer ba mgrenew kailangan pa ba ng appointment kahit dito sa gensan mgrenew
        Thanks very much

      4. @Reyan Cabungcal

        “Courtesy lanes for OFWs are only available at DFA Aseana and DFA NCR Central. OFWs may also apply in other Consular Offices but they need to secure an online appointment.”

        Read this for more info:

    1. Hi I plan to renew my expired passport po sa DFA CAGAYAN DE ORO, and get a passport for my 3yrs old son, do I need to get an appointment for myself? Thanks po

      1. Hi, is it needed a birth cert to renew a passport?
        If none please reply immediately so that i can proceed.

    2. Hello po.. paano po yong year of 2020 wala sa list ng form niyo? Diko matapos pag fill-up.mag o online booking sana ko kasi passport mag i expired na this coming january 2020.? Salamat

  138. May I know if birth certificate is still needed for renewal? I think it should no longer be required since it is rediculous to require it again for renewal of passport. Am I right?

  139. Tanong ko lang po kung pwede p po irenew passport ko Feb 16 2011 p po expired kulay green p po passport ko.or pg nag-set ako ng appointment NEW na po application ko?

  140. Good day.. may i ask po kelan nagstart ang epayment? Kc po i made an appointment last july 24.. at parang wala pa po ako nabasang kailangan bayaran..

      1. I have a 10 yrs US multiple entry visa but my passport will expire already before my us visa expires . . Can instill have my old passport no being have holes in it. Thanks

  141. Government employee po ako. Hindi ko pa po nagagamit before yung passport ko ngayon po eh nawala. Plan ko po sana irenew sya sa Friday need ko pa po ba magpasa ng affidavit of loss?

    1. @Karl

      It’s clearly stated by DFA that LTO driver’s license is a valid ID. I don’t know about student’s permit though. Better ask DFA directly.

  142. Hello po , tanung q lang po, one year pa lang po passport q , planning to get married next year kelangan q na po b agad erenew ang passport , then change my surname… magwork rin po aq next year abroad..

    magkanu po un… anu po ba ggwin.. online schedule po ba ulit?


    1. @juvy tolentino

      I suggest changing your passport name now to avoid hassles in the future. The same procedure will apply. You can update your name kahit bago o hindi pa expired ang passport mo. Para ka ring magrerenew pero iba yung purpose mo.

      Please read this for a more detailed answer:

  143. Hello,

    I have a solo parent id, please advise for any other documents that are still needed for the renewal of my passport? Also, I have a 9 year old son, can I also bring him to process for his passport also? please help.

    Thank you

  144. Hello,

    I have a schedule this coming oct 5, 2018. I have an error on application about my fathers middle name, as i cannot remember is exactly 2 weeks ago. Can i still rectify it? will it be a big issue? i already prepared Printed copy form, my old passport, 1 valid ID, supporting, barangay clearance & police clearance. Please advice. Thanks

    1. @Ken San

      It can still be corrected as long as you present a supporting document ON THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT. Just tell the passport processor about the error.

    1. @Kiko It can be corrected on the day of your appointment na po:

  145. Hello. Dami ko na po beses nag ttry mag renew pero pg natatapos ko po ung process hinihingian po ako lagi ng appointement number/code ba yun. Wala naman po ako nakikita. Yun po nagpapdelay sakin pag inuulit ko naman pi mag renew sabi na exist na po ung appointment ko 🙁

  146. Hi! I made a wrong info in my application form, i misspelled my mother’s name. What should i do? Thanks!

    1. Hi po, tanong ko lang mg renewed po ako ng passport ko ng expired po noong 27 JUL 2014.paano po mg parenew ng passport?

  147. I am planning to get my 6 month old baby her passport and renewing mine in the process. If we don’t need to schedule an appointment but just walk-in and use the courtesy lane, will they accept my payment at the chosen office? Or do I have to do a mock appointment to be able to pay using their new system?

  148. Hello.I will have my appearance tomorrow and its for regular process. However urgent matter came up and i really need to get it in a rush. Is it possible ? Imean. Ill just add for the remaining to convert it from regular to rush. Thankyou

  149. Hi!

    Im booked for an appointment this August, last June I think? Or May and I was still able to confirm my appointment without the epayment section. So does that mean i still need to pay it through the dfa office or through those payment centers?

    I’m a bit confused. I didnt know there’s a new policy.

    1. @Jon Snow

      Simply tell the DFA personnel that you’re able to secure an appointment before the new ePayment system took effect and that you didn’t receive any email confirmation/code to make such payment. I think they will allow you to pay the fee on the day of your appointment.

      1. Hello po, Ask lang po ako kasi yong name ko po ginamit ng kapatid ko to get his phil. passport that was 15 years ago , but he never use it . even abroad.
        pwedi po ba ako kukuha ng passport? in may real name and supporting papers po? Pls help po gusto ko kasi mag travel sa hk with my mom. Thank u po.

  150. At the near end of step 3, you mentioned “Checklist with your indicated schedule”

    What are the contents of the checklist?

  151. You do not show how (or where) to download a renewal application form for a child less than 8 years of age; further I am not sure whether a renewal form is the same as a new application form

    1. @Patrick Lyons

      Sorry for the inconvenience. The information you read was a bit obsolete. We’ve already updated the article to include the printed “passport appointment packet” on the list of requirements. This is a set of documents, which include the application form, that will be sent to your email address once you’ve secured an appointment online and paid the processing fee at select ePayment channels.

      Thanks for dropping by and showing us the need to update this article.

      1. Hi ask ko lang kung pwede ko na ba irenew ang pasaport ko sa till november pa valid nito.

      2. maam gud pm paano po yong sa akin nakapag bayad na ako bago mag oct 2018 e wala akong prent at di na prent sa email ko may problema sabi diyan pani bugong bayad daw ako pwede po ba txt niyo ako kung pwede pa 09498271796 salamat

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