How to Get Philippine Passport: An Ultimate Guide

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Philippine passport is your ticket to the world.

It’s inarguably the most important government-issued document you need whenever you want to take the civil service examination or get foreign visas to travel/work/study abroad (e.g., Japan visa, Korean visa, US visa, etc.). 

But getting it can be tricky.

Rules change every now and then. Appointment slots get filled faster than you’ve ever imagined.

And although DFA has a website to assist passport applicants, the information is rarely updated leaving people with more questions than answers.

Renewing your passport? Read the complete guide here: How to Renew Philippine Passport (An Ultimate Guide)

If it’s any consolation, the government has recently extended the validity of the Philippine passport to 10 years. Note that this only applies to those 18 years old and above; minors less than 18 will still be issued 5-year valid passports.

To save you from all the headaches, I’ve laid down the bare bones of getting a Philippine passport in 2018 (and beyond).

Table of Contents

1. Prepare all the Philippine passport requirements.


For new applicants, here are the latest Philippine passport requirements according to DFA :

a. Confirmed online appointment (see step 2).

All DFA transactions, whether it’s new application or renewal, require an online appointment. Walk-in applicants will not be entertained.


b. Printout of the passport appointment packet (see step 3).

A link to these documents will be sent to your email after successful payment of the passport processing fee in select ePayment channels (see step 2). Print them out and bring them along with other documentary requirements on the day of your appointment.


c. Duly accomplished Philippine passport application form (for courtesy lane applicants only).

For qualified applicants who will avail of the courtesy lane, there’s no passport appointment packet to print since you’ll bypass the online appointment. Hence, you should submit a duly accomplished passport application form on the day of your appointment.

You can get this application form either from DFA or by downloading blank copies here (for adults) or here (for minors).


d. Personal appearance.

Applicants are required to show up on the day and time of their appointments. Failure to do so will prevent you from booking another online appointment for 30 days. This penalty has been imposed so applicants will not take their appointment slots for granted.


e. Valid ID (original + photocopy).

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

Acceptable ID for passport application (at least one):

  • Current valid ePassport
  • Social Security System (SSS) ID/Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
  • Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification from the Election Officer with Dry Seal.
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License. The student permit is also accepted provided that it’s in card format.
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • School ID (for students)
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) / Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) card
  • Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
  • Airman License (issued August 2016 onwards).
  • For OFWs or Filipinos based in other countries, you can also bring your Residence Card or any other ID issued by your host government which shows your Philippine citizenship.
  • Important: Only those listed above will be accepted as valid ID. DFA  doesn’t accept Postal ID, Philhealth ID, or TIN ID as primary valid IDs for Philippine passport application/renewal. The NBI Clearance only serves as a supporting document, not as a primary valid ID. 

valid IDs for passport application
Photo Credit: DFA Philippines


f. Original copy of the PSA or NSO Birth Certificate.

It must be an original copy authenticated by the NSO or Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and printed on SECPA (Security Paper). READ: How to Get Birth Certificate: An Ultimate Guide for Filipinos

Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA (NSO) is needed if you’re born abroad.

Alternatively, you can also present a Certified True Copy (CTC) of your birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar if the PSA Birth Certificate is blurred or not legible. 


g. Passport requirements for married women.

In addition to the original copy of your birth certificate and valid ID, you must also bring the original copy of your marriage contract or Report of Marriage (if married abroad) authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

For women married to a foreign national, provide the original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance.

Take note that the marriage contract is only required if you’re using your spouse’s last name. If you prefer to use your maiden name on your passport, there’s no need to submit a marriage contract.


h. Passport requirements for minor new applicants.

  • Confirmed online appointment (see step 2) is only required for minors between the ages of 8 and 18. Minors 7 years old and below can bypass the online appointment and avail of the courtesy lane together with their parent/s and minor siblings.
  • Minor applicants are required to appear at the DFA office with at least one parent. The parent/s must bring a passport or any one of the valid government-issued IDs as proof of identity.
  • If neither of the parents is available, any adult companion is allowed as long as he/she submits a Special Power of Attorney executed by the parent/s. If executed abroad, the Special Power of Attorney must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate.
  • If the applicant will not be traveling with parent/s, he/she must submit a DSWD clearance as well as an Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the parents. Again, the affidavit must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate if executed abroad.
  • PSA/NSO birth certificate.
  • School ID (if available).

Minors who have no birth certificate, who are illegitimate,  and who are legally adopted (or in the process of foreign adoption), are required to present additional supporting documents.

For a complete list of these requirements, check out this guide: How to Get Philippine Passport for Babies and Minors

i. Supporting Documents.

Aside from the basic passport application requirements above, you may also need to submit additional documents if you’re one of the following:

Applicants with late registered birth certificate: If Birth Certificate was registered at least 10 years ago, no supporting documents will be required. On the other hand, if it was registered less than 10 years ago, you must submit IDs that were issued before the date of late registration. If IDs that pre-date the late registration are unavailable, you may present current IDs or an NBI clearance.

Applicants with no Birth Certificate or Report of Birth: If born on or before 1950, please submit an original copy of PSA Authenticated Certificate of No Birth Record and Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons (i.e., an affidavit by people who have personal knowledge of circumstances surrounding your birth but not related to you by blood).

Meanwhile, if the applicant was born after 1950, he/she must first file for late registration at the local civil registrar or Consular Office with jurisdiction over the place where the applicant was born. Afterward, the applicant can then submit the original PSA authenticated late registered Birth Certificate with the documents and IDs that were issued before the date of late registration.

Female applicants whose marriages have been dissolved and want to use their maiden names again: You can submit the original copy of the annotated PSA marriage certificate or Report of Marriage proving that the marital union has been dissolved. If neither of the two is available, you may also submit a Certified True Copy of the Court Order dissolving the marriage as well as a certificate of Finality from the court.

Applicants with missing/lacking data in Birth Certificate or Report of Birth: Please submit proof of filing of supplemental report or correction from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR).

Applicants with a discrepancy in data in the Birth Certificate/Report of Birth: If the discrepancy is in the first name, you must submit a copy of the petition along with the supporting documents for the correction of the first name to the local civil registrar or the consulate. For discrepancies in other data, submit an annotated PSA birth certificate which reflects the corrected entry or entries.

Applicants who are dual citizens: You must come with an original PSA authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth and Original Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and a photocopy. For verification purposes, please also bring a  government-issued ID from the Philippines or from the country of second citizenship.

Applicants who are naturalized Filipino citizens: Submit an Identification Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration.

Applicants who have become Filipino citizens by Election: Bring an Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship and an Identification Certificate of Election from the Bureau of Immigration.

Applicants who have become Filipino citizens by Act of Legislation: Please submit a Certified true copy of the law granting citizenship and a Foreign Birth Certificate authenticated by Philippine FSP (Foreign Service Post).


2. Schedule a Philippine passport appointment.


An online appointment is required before making a personal appearance at the DFA office. This step involves filling out an application form and choosing your preferred appointment location and schedule.

Note that as of this writing, the online appointment is only available for Filipinos living in the Philippines. For those based abroad, passport applications are filed at the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate.

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

Things you need for the passport online appointment system:

  • A working computer with internet access.
  • A Web Browser. (Internet Explorer ver.11 or higher / Mozilla Firefox ver.45 and up recommended)
  • A VALID and WORKING EMAIL ADDRESS to receive system-generated messages.
  • A PDF reader and a working printer to view and print the system-generated application form in A4-size paper.

Here are a few important things you need to know:

  • You need a Gmail or Yahoo! email account for the appointment. Technical incompatibilities prevent email addresses from Outlook, MSN, Hotmail, and Live from receiving an email confirmation.
  • The online appointment system works on a first come, first served basis.
  • If possible, choose an earlier schedule (AM) to avoid long queues and to have your passport application processed within the same day.
  • You can also try to schedule a passport appointment over the phone through the DFA customer service hotline at (02) 737 1000.
  • Passport appointments are FREE. Be wary of fixers who charge exorbitant fees to illegally secure slots in the online appointment system.

If you’re ready to make an appointment, head over to the DFA passport appointment system website. Select “Schedule An Appointment” from the top menu.

After reading the Terms & Conditions, choose “Start Individual Appointment” (if you’re applying for yourself) or “Start Group Appointment” (if you’re making group appointment for your family).

Select your preferred DFA branch and click “Next” to proceed to the next page.


Tip: Aside from DFA Aseana, there are also DFA branches in select malls within Metro Manila. For people in the provinces, you can also choose the nearest DFA Regional Consular Office, especially if all the Manila branches are already fully booked.

For a complete list of DFA branches in the Philippines, please refer to this guide:

DFA Branches: A Complete List of Where to Get or Renew Philippine Passport

 Select your preferred appointment date and time. Dates that are marked green indicate that there are available slots left while those with red indicate all slots have already been filled.


To avoid long queues, you may choose an early morning schedule on a Saturday.

All passport appointments scheduled on a Saturday will automatically avail of express processing, meaning you’ll receive the passport quicker by paying an additional fee.

After selecting the appointment date and time, tick the box in the captcha and click “Next.”

On the succeeding page, you will be asked to provide your personal details in the application form. These include your e-mail address, contact number, civil status, date of birth, birth legitimacy, and your complete name.

If you have a name suffix (Jr, Sr, etc.), insert it after your first name.

Additional questions may appear if the applicant is a minor.

Once you’re done, click “Next.”

On the next page, you’ll be asked to provide information about your family, specifically the name of your parents and their citizenships. Fill in all the requested details and click “Next” to continue.

The next page will ask you additional questions about your application.


Choose “New” for the application type since this is your first time to apply for a passport.

For the “Basis of Philippine Citizenship,” select the process through which you became a Filipino. Choices include the following:

  • Birth
  • Marriage
  • Election
  • Naturalization
  • RA 9225
  • Others

If you have acquired the Filipino citizenship from election, naturalization, or re-acquisition, don’t forget to bring the supporting documents on the day of your appointment (see Step 1 for the complete list of requirements).

When you’re done, click “Next.”

Provide your contact information which includes your home or office address and phone number. Make sure all the details are complete and accurate. Click “Next.”

An “Information Review” page will ask you to double-check all the personal details you’ve provided. If you’re sure 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. There are two options: regular processing which costs Php 950 or the express/expedite processing which is a bit pricier at Php 1200.


If you choose regular processing, expect to receive your passport after 12 working days.

Meanwhile, availing of the express processing enables you to receive your passport in a shorter amount of time–6 working days for Consular Offices within Metro Manila or 7 working days for DFA offices outside Metro Manila.

philippine passport fees

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

A pop-up window will then appear to remind you that the passport fee is exclusively for the payment of the passport processing fee, that it is non-refundable, and the payment must be done within 48 hours after you receive the Reference Number in your email or else the transaction will be canceled.

Once you fully understand these reminders, tick the box that says “I Agree” and then click the “Proceed to Payment” button.


3. Pay the Philippine passport fee at select payment channels.


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

It shows the total cost of passport fee that you’ll be paying 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 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:

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.


4. Proceed to the DFA office on your appointment date and time.


Ensure that you arrive at the place 30 minutes to 1 hour before your scheduled appointment. Latecomers will not be accommodated.

Also, if you’ve chosen to appear in one of DFA satellite offices, keep in mind that they only process passport applications and renewals. Other issues like citizen evaluation cases and lost passports are addressed to DFA Aseana.

Important reminders:

  • Observe proper dress code. People wearing sandos, spaghetti straps, shorts, tubes, sandals, and slippers may not be allowed to enter the building.
  • As mentioned in Step 1, minors below 18 years old are required to appear with a parent or an adult companion.
  • Don’t forget to bring the printed passport appointment packet (see the previous step) as well as original copies and photocopies of the documentary requirements listed in Step 1. 
  • No need to bring passport-sized photos. The encoding team will do the image capturing for you.
  • Proceed to the Application/Appointment Counter to present the printout of your passport appointment packet.  Get a queue number and wait for your number to be called or show up on the announcement screen.

When it’s your turn, go to the Information Counter or Processing Area to present all your documents.


5. Proceed to the Encoding Section for image capturing and fingerprint taking.


Every new applicant must be photographed and have his/her biometrics taken to establish their identity. The biometrics are eventually stored in the microchip of the e-Passport as an added security feature.

A DFA personnel assigned at the Encoding section will take your photograph (which is why you don’t need to bring passport pictures), fingerprints, and digitized signature.

Before taking your photo, the DFA staff will ask you to show your bare face by removing eyeglasses, contact lenses, facial piercings, earrings, and other pieces of jewelry.

Only apply light make-up. Don’t smile or show your teeth and 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.


6. Claim your Philippine passport.


You can receive your Philippine passport in two ways:

  • Return to the DFA office on the date indicated in your claim stub or Official Receipt. Claim your passport at the Passport Releasing section. If you’re not available to personally claim your passport, you can ask a representative to do it on your behalf, provided that you execute a Special Power of Attorney containing the reason/s why you aren’t able to claim it yourself.
  • If you have availed of the courier service, wait for your passport to be delivered to your mailing address approximately 1 to 2 weeks after your application. In case you won’t be available to receive it personally, a representative must show the claim stub/Official receipt, an authorization letter with your signature, and valid IDs of both you and the said representative.

Renewing your passport? Read the complete guide here: How to Renew Philippine Passport (An Ultimate Guide)

Frequently Asked Questions.

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

2. Can I change my appointment location and schedule?

3. I already have a passport but mistakenly filled out the “New Passport” application form. What should I do?

4. How will I know if my passport is an e-passport?

5. 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?

6. My Philippine passport has been damaged or mutilated. What should I do?

7. Can I still use my Philippine passport even if I’m already a US citizen?

8. I recently got married. Should I use my maiden name or my husband’s surname in my Philippine passport?

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

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

11. Who are exempted from passport appointment?

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

13. My child is a minor/baby. How can I apply for a Philippine passport on his/her behalf?

14. Is birth certificate still required in Philippine passport application/renewal?

474 thoughts on “How to Get Philippine Passport: An Ultimate Guide

  • 04/18/2018 at 9:44 am

    Hi, Ilang ID po ang kailangan for passport renewal? I only have school ID po kasi eh.

    • 04/18/2018 at 10:09 am

      Hi Freya,

      Just one. Your school ID is enough. Don’t forget to bring your recently expiring passport if you’re for renewal.

      • 01/26/2019 at 3:08 pm

        Hello po sir/mam tanung ko Lang po Kung Ang NBI clearance,PSA birth certificate meron Ako oky na po ba yan para mag apply Ako for passport,meron din po Ako tin id pero Hindi naman po yun valid diba po,kailangan ko pa po ba iba pa id?thank Sana po mag reply kayo 🙏

      • 05/10/2019 at 9:36 am

        Sir kapag new application how many po needed ? 1 lang din po kasi ang meron ako thanks

      • 05/20/2019 at 7:59 am

        Sir ask ko lng poh.. ano po kailangan requirements ng anak ko 11 years old po sya.. hiwalay poh kmi ng mama ng anak ko dipo kmi kasal at wapa narin po kmi contact sa mama nya 2years ago napo.. ako poh ung makakasama ng anak ko sa pag alis..

      • 05/21/2019 at 11:55 pm

        Hi po! Okay lang po ba na School ID lang ang i present para kumuha ng passport?

      • 05/23/2019 at 8:15 am

        Ok lang po ba kapag school ID lang ang meron?

    • 04/23/2019 at 2:12 pm

      Good day po pwede po b aku ung mgclaim ng renewed passport ng asawa dhil my work po sya?anu kailangan kung dalhin na requirements?thanks po sana po ay masagut po nyu ung tanung ku..

      • 05/05/2019 at 8:02 am

        Good morning po, paano if ang birth certificate ko ay male ang gender? But i am already married, can i use my married certificate instead? Salamat po

      • 05/05/2019 at 8:16 am

        @lonee callen

        Sorry but birth certificate is required for new passport application. Kung may error po ang birth certificate mo, I suggest fix it first because you will also need it in other future transactions. Since mali po ang gender, you need to file a petition to correct wrong gender at the local civil registrar of the city or municipality where you were born.

        Para po sa list of requirements and procedure on how to correct your gender, basahin nyo lang po itong article na ito:

      • 05/06/2019 at 7:20 pm

        April 12, 2019 pa po kami nagpapassport but until now wala pa pong pinapadala. Paano po yun?

      • 05/31/2019 at 11:52 am

        Pano po pag walang ibang ID. I only have Postal ID premium

      • 06/02/2019 at 9:26 pm

        panu po pag new application yun nalagay ko pero renewal po talaga un passport ko?

  • 04/17/2018 at 1:43 pm

    Hi po.

    If nawala po yung passport eh laps na po tapos for renewal na. however, di po alam ang passport number para makapag pagawa ng affidavit of loss. ok lang po ba yun? ano po requirements?

    • 03/15/2019 at 3:23 pm

      Hello po.pwede po vah isang id lang tapos birth at voters registration ang supporting ducumemts wla kc akong school id?

    • 04/12/2019 at 11:10 pm

      Hi, just wanna ask about ID.

      I recently got married last march 25, 2019. I still dont have ID using my Husband Last name. But I want to use my husband last name on my passport. What should i do about it?

    • 05/10/2019 at 9:22 am

      Pag mag apply ho ba for new is 1 valid ID lang ba ? Thank you

  • 04/16/2018 at 5:18 pm

    Hi. My dfa appointment is on April 21st, but my NBI clearance is to be released on the 27th. Is it ok if I only present my NSO birth certificate, application form, voters ID, and barangay & police clearance?
    Also, there have been conflicting info as to how to pay the passport fees. I’m going to one of the satellite dfa offices, and I don’t know if I should just bring the money on the day of the appointment, or pay beforehand through the bank.
    Thank you!

    • 12/17/2018 at 6:00 am

      The requirements you losted should about cover it. But it would’t hurt to bring more of the other supporting documents if you have them.

      As for payment, yes you NEED to pay beforehand. I paid at 7/11. You received an e-mail with a payment reference number, right? I paid mine at 7/11. After paying, your appointment status would be CONFIRMED and you will be sent an e-mail with an already filled-up application form and receipts. But keep your receipt from 7/11 or Bayad Center.

      • 05/21/2019 at 9:49 am

        Hello po paano Po pagkuha Ng passport Ng kakilala ano Po requirements?kailangan papo b Ng authorization letter?

    • 04/21/2019 at 7:50 pm

      maam we have the same situation po

  • 04/16/2018 at 6:32 am

    Good day, I would like to ask po sana what are the requirements if your going to change your status from married to single.. thanks

  • 04/15/2018 at 5:18 am


    • 06/22/2018 at 5:05 pm

      Hello po ask ko lng yung mother ko kc mg-apply sna ng passport kya lng wala sya ni isang valid id 59 yrs old n sya kya d p pwede s senior citizen id tpos yung voters id hnggang ngayon ilang taon n d prin nrerelease ng makati. Pwede b n birth crtfcate at marriage crtfcate at barangay clearance nlng ang i present s dfa

      • 06/22/2018 at 8:46 pm


        Well, there’s nothing I can do about it. If you really want to get a passport, then you should find time to get at least one valid ID as listed above.

  • 04/14/2018 at 7:38 pm

    Hi po question: I noticed na may maliit na punit po yung passport ko sa first 3 pages. Need ko na po ba papalitan ang passport ko pag ganun?

    • 04/14/2018 at 10:20 pm

      Hi Jas,

      I don’t think so. It depends on the extent of the damage. If one of the pages has been detached, then you should consider replacing it. Watch this video for more info:

  • 04/13/2018 at 8:14 pm

    Hi sir, December 2019 pa expiration date ng passport ko, pwede ko n bng irenew ngayon. TIA

    • 04/13/2018 at 11:34 pm

      Hi Abigail,

      According to DFA, they only entertain expired or recently expiring passports for renewals. I don’t think yours belong to either category. Better ask DFA to verify. Thanks.

  • 04/13/2018 at 5:51 pm

    Do you know if there is any other way to secure an appointment for passport renewal? Or to apply in person? We dont belong to any of the special persons that are allowed to show-up without an appointment (OFWs, senior citizens, PWD, children, etc..)

    There are still no available appointment slots.

  • 04/12/2018 at 5:26 pm

    Good day! I have recently get a birth certificate from PSA with PSA logo and the content is in cursive letters just like from the old NSO birth certificate. Can I use that for passport application? Thank you!

    • 04/12/2018 at 5:39 pm

      Hi Vans,

      As long as the birth certificate was authenticated by PSA and issued by NSO, you’re good to go. Thanks.

      • 05/29/2019 at 9:53 am

        Tin id lng po meron aq ska phillhealth panu po yn s june 1 n ang schedule ng apointment q wla napo akong ibng i.d

      • 05/29/2019 at 9:55 am

        Meron n po akong nso dat pa pwed nba yn o kailangan q p talagang kumuha ulit ng bago

      • 06/04/2019 at 11:38 am

        Hello po. I am applying for a passport and unfortunately, I have a late registered birth certificate (not passed 10 years) It said there that “applicant must produce current IDs and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance” I scheduled an appointment to get my NBI clearance but for the current IDs, I don’t understand what current IDs they’re talking about. What current IDs should I bring together with the NBI clearance? Please do reply. Thank you in advance.

  • 04/12/2018 at 2:32 pm

    Hi! I only have TIN Pagibig Philhealth and NBI ID’s. Will that work?

    I would love to hear a response from you guys! Thanks.

    • 04/12/2018 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Manilyn,

      Please read the article. Part I has the updated list of requirements accepted by DFA. Thanks.

  • 04/12/2018 at 1:28 pm

    Good day! I’d like to know kung may issue po ba regarding on the color of the hair when applying for a passport?

    • 04/12/2018 at 2:03 pm

      Hi Cristina,

      I don’t know about new applications, but for renewals, I think they only allow natural hair color. The applicant’s current hair color should match what’s on the passport and other IDs.

    • 06/08/2019 at 9:52 am

      Hello po.nakasched na po aq for passport.paano po Kung Wala aqng valid ID.ang meron lang po aq ay travel document, affidavit of explanation,at NBI clearance.
      Hindi po aq kumuha ng sss, philhealth at pag ibig kc po dagdag gastusin lang.

  • 04/10/2018 at 12:50 pm

    Hello. If my old passport was issued around 1997 and I lost it through the years, is it still considered RENEWAL? Or should I apply for NEW Application?

    And also, sa website po ng DFA na if lost passport na, considered as NEW Application. Naguguluhan lang po ako. Thank You!

    • 04/10/2018 at 1:51 pm

      You probably have an old passport that is already phased out so there’s no point in renewing it.

      DFA has been issuing the new e-passport since 2009. Renewal is only possible if you have this e-passport.

      According to DFA, “Renewal of Brown Passports, Green Passports, Machine Readable Passports (Maroon) or any older Passports will be treated as NEW APPLICATION.”

      So there goes the answer to your question.

      Hope it helps!

  • 04/08/2018 at 2:30 pm

    Hi sir,,ask ko lng po,,ang andito po sa akin na requirements for passport ay,,nbi,birth certificate, marriage certificate, application form at 1 valid id which is digitized postal id.Ok na po b ito? Thanks .

    • 04/08/2018 at 5:53 pm

      Hi Josephine,

      Please review the list of passport requirements written in Part I of the article.

      Salamat po.

      • 03/30/2019 at 12:38 pm

        Good morning..Ma’am and Sir,How to get my new passport here.

    • 05/21/2019 at 8:28 pm

      Hello po sir/mam.ask ko Lang po Kung pwede po requirement ko 4 passport.tulad po ng UMID.TIN.componyID.philhealth.PSA.lisence of security salamat po,

  • 04/07/2018 at 2:04 am

    Hi! Will it take an hour or hours for you to finish the step 3 process which is going to the office?

    • 04/07/2018 at 7:09 am

      Hi Tine,

      It depends on the volume if people. But it’s possible to complete it in an hour.

  • 04/07/2018 at 1:26 am

    Hi! For college students like me who does not have ids other than my college school id. Is it accepted as my primary id? Also, is it really necesary for one to bring NBI clearance or can i just submit othe documents if i cant secure nbi clearance before my scheduled appointment… thank you!

    • 04/07/2018 at 7:12 am

      Hi Franc,

      They accept school ID for students. Just bring an original copy and photocopies of this ID (along with your birth certificate) and you’re good to go.

      NBI clearance is NOT included on the list of valid IDs. No need to get an NBI clearance if you’re short on time.

      For a complete list of valid IDs, please review Part I, Step I.


  • 04/05/2018 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Sir! This is very helpful! I have some inquiries though. I am a first time applicant and I am very curious on what ID should I bring. I only have UMID, TIN and PHILHEALTH.

    • 04/05/2018 at 10:39 pm

      Hi Claudine,

      You can bring all three but the UMID is the only one included on the list of valid IDs. Don’t forget to bring your birth certificate as well (see list of requirements above).

      • 03/19/2019 at 9:10 pm

        sa married woman po n gusto or nais n surname ng asawa nya gamitin pagkuha ng passport kailangan po b ng psa birth cert or psa married cert? may old passport po ako n 2014 ang due date, pro ng nag apply po ako NEW passport ang naapplayan ko. kabilang pi b yun passport ko s e-passport

  • 04/05/2018 at 4:08 pm

    Hi po. Ako ay may appointment schedule na, at may dalawang pagkakamali.

    1. Instead of using Renew Application Form, I used New Application Form.
    2. Instead of selecting YES , NO ang na answer ko sa “Have you ever been issued a Philippine Passport?”.

    Pano ko po mapapalitan to? Salamat po.

    Expired Passport Info:
    Issue Date- April 2002
    Valid Until – April 2007

    • 04/05/2018 at 4:30 pm

      Hi Les,

      No need to worry. On the day of the appointment, every applicant will go through verification procedure to ensure all info and requirements are correct.

      Simply explain to the DFA personnel your mistake and that your passport is for renewal.

      Just make sure that you bring your old passport with you. In case you have lost it, you will need to present a notarized affidavit of loss.

      If you have doubts or other concerns, call the DFA Manila hotline at 02) 834 4000. For DFA satellite offices, please look for their corresponding contact details.


      • 02/27/2019 at 9:04 am

        Hello po Ask lang po if magbabayad po ba muna sa bayad center bago mag fill up ng appointment online? Thanks po

      • 02/27/2019 at 9:08 am

        @Joy Pariña

        Online appointment po muna bago bayad. Just follow the steps laid out above.

  • 04/03/2018 at 2:09 pm

    Paano malalaman kung E-passport na ung passport? 2013 October kasi ung last issue ung passport ko. EPASSPORT naba yun?

    So kung e passport na hindi na ako treated as NEW APPLICATION right?

    • 04/04/2018 at 2:45 pm

      Hi Jeff,

      The e-passport was first issued in 2009. So if you got your passport in 2013, it’s obviously an e-passport.

      The difference between e-passport and the old passport issued by the government (MRRP and MRP) is its use of a modern microchip technology that can readily verify the identity of the passport holder.

      If you see a microchip logo (small rectangle) below the name PASAPORTE in the front cover of your passport, it’s a sure sign that you have an e-passport.

      Having said that, you should definitely apply for renewal.


      • 03/03/2019 at 3:58 pm

        Good day po!

        Isa po akong college student at meron na akong schedule for appointment, tanong ko lang po sana if valid pa rin po ba yung student ID ko kahit medyo blurred na po yung picture ko? Yun lang po kasi ang ID na meron ako.

        Thank you!!

      • 03/03/2019 at 4:08 pm


        Ang alam ko po hindi. Kailangan recognizable yung picture nyo. But you can call DFA to confirm.

      • 04/22/2019 at 5:25 pm

        Good day.can I still use my valid ID using my married name?. I am already widow and I will use my maiden name in applying passport.

        Thank you.

      • 04/22/2019 at 6:12 pm

        Yes po. Magdala lang po kayo ng marriage certificate/contract at death certificate.

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