How to Get Philippine Passport: An Ultimate Guide

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Now with a 10-year validity (for adults), the 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.). 

To save you from all the headaches, I’ve laid down the bare bones of getting a Philippine passport in 2019 (and beyond).

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

 

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What are the requirements to get a Philippine passport?

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

1. Confirmed online appointment.

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

2. Printout of the passport appointment packet.

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.

3. 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).

4. 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.

5. Valid ID (original + photocopy).

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

Acceptable ID for passport application (at least one):

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Photo Credit: DFA Philippines

6. 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. 

7. 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.

8. 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

9. 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).

 

How to Get a Philippine Passport: 5 Steps.

1. Secure an appointment online.

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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).

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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

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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.”

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

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

5. Claim your Philippine passport.

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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.

 

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?

15. Is Postal ID a valid ID for Philippine passport application?

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

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  2. Ask ko lang po. Paano po yung sa student ID, hindi na po kasi ako enrolled, kakagraduate ko lang po pwede po ba yun? Maraming salamat po.

  3. Paano po kung nakuha ko na passport ko then hindi po maayos or pangit pagkaka capture ng picture ko? Pwede po ba irequest for a change or recapturing a photo?

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  5. hello po, do I have to make a new passport/take another passport photo if there’s a change of my skin color? for example, i am brown/tan as of today and is taking a skin care routine to lighten my complexion, probably the skin color will change. thank you.

  6. My student ID was issued last 2012. Accepted pa po ba for the ID requirements para maka-avail ng passport?

    1. as long as you’re an enrolled student you can use that. or fresh graduate with no work experience. please check the validity date of your school id, they do check it. P. S. alumni id is not considered as school id.

  7. Good day! Ask ko lang po, pwede po bang magpa-appointment agad kahit may isang maling letter sa name ng tatay ko sa Birth Certificate ko? Thanks po in advance sa sagot niyo. Godbless

  8. Hi,Tanong ko lang po kung valid ID ang Student Permit Card Form-para lang po siyang papel..wala na daw po kasi yung dati..salamat po.

  9. hi! pano kung walang ID na issued ng gov. only id ng Agency na pinagttrabahuhan nya lang ang meron sya.

  10. Pano po pag yung voters id ko ay may middle name pero yung SSS ID ko, PSA, NBI CLEARANCE wala pong middle name illegetimate po kasi ako. Okay parin po ba dalhin yung VOTERS ID ko? Thanks

  11. hello po! so yung university ko po (im a college freshman), wala pang nirerelease na id for us bale pwede po ba na pumunta sa scheduled appointment dala yung past id ko from senior high school? and also yung registration form ko from my university? just a proof na doon ako nagaaral?

  12. Hello have a great day….. In filing a new passport… can I use a certification from LCR for the petitions for corrections of clerical error of my marriage certificate?…because this coming July 24 and 25 will have a schedule of Passport-on wheel here in Dalaguete, Cebu..and i only have this supporting documents because i can get my original copy on the last day of July yet… and I like to avail this opportunity ..if God willing….Can I hear your reply pleaser? thank you sir/maam.. Cod bless you..

    1. Yes, you can show it as proof that your document is under the process of correction. However, it will be up to the DFA whether they’ll process your passport or not. We’re not affiliated with DFA so we can’t speak for them.

  13. Ask q lang po kung walang nakalagay na gender sa birth certificate q, ano po ang kailangang dalhing supporting documents? Pwede po marriage contract na lang kasi may gender rin nman yun? Thanks po

    1. I recommend fixing your birth certificate first. This is because your BC will serve as a basis for whatever info they’ll put on your passport. Read this for more info: https://filipiknow.net/birth-certificate-correction/

  14. Hi sir may I ask kung ano po ang ilalagay ko sa occupation section po. I still don’t have a job and tried to put N/A but hindi po siya tinatanggap. Thank you po

  15. Kukuha po kami ng 1 year old baby ko ng passport, pwede na rin ba ako pumila sa courtesy lane kasabay ni baby?!

    1. And puwede lang pong sumama kay baby ay parents nya at kapatid na menor de edad (17 pababa).

      Fr more information, check out these links:

      https://filipiknow.net/dfa-courtesy-lane/

      https://filipiknow.net/how-to-get-philippine-passport-for-minor/

  16. Hi po ask ko lang po about sa case ng senior ko na nanay iba po kasi ang spelling ng first name nya sa marriage certificate nya sa nakalagay birthcertificate nya acceptable po ba yun to use her my father last name sa passport? And one more question sa pag fill up po ng form need po true online or ok lang na hand written? Thank you po in advance sa sagot

  17. Good morning po, 1st time ko po mag kuha ng passport postal at nbi lng po.meron ako ung sss ko po 1 month pa po. Pwede po ba kahit NSO Birth certificate po lng ang dalin ko.

  18. Good p.m po ask ko lang po if need pa po ba ng marriage contract ng lalake kung sya po ung kukuha ng passport ? E kakakasal lang po kasi nmen ..thanks po ?

  19. Good day po!

    Tanong kulang po. May schedule na po kasi ako for appointment, tapos ang requirements lang po na meron ako ay NBI, PSA, Police Clearance at Barangay Clearance. Okay na po ba yon?

  20. tanong ko lang sana kung pwede ko bang gamitin sa requirements ang marriage contract ko para sa non-epassport renewal kung my correction sa date of birth ko ? nakalagay po kasi sa marriage contract ay Aug 21, 1962 pero sa birth certificate ko ay Aug 5, 1962 po talaga ..pero nabasa ko po sa requirements nio na kailangan lang naman sa marriage contract ay correction ng pangalan gamit ko sa pag-apply ng passport

      1. Wala pa po kasi akong Valid ID’s sa ngayon. Okay lang po ba yong old ID ko? at Voter’s Certification po?

        Bali NBI, PSA, Police Clearance, Barangay Clearance, Voters Certification, at Old ID po ang meron ako na requirements.

  21. Hello po. Tanong ko lang kung pwde student id lang po yung meron para sa valid id. Kasi wala na po akong ibang valid id kasi estudyante pa lang po. Salamat

      1. Yer gud am po ask lng po first timer ko po mag apply for passport my requirements po postal id philhealth id PSA birth certificate yun lng po requirements ko thank you

  22. Hi po yong birth certificate ko ho ay kagaya po kami nang mama ko nang apelyedo at yong middle name,,pwede ba yon?kasi hindi apelyedo nang papa ko ang ginamit ko..sana mag reply ka para malaman ko salamat si NIMFA pala to

  23. hi sir, pag may voters certificate po ba pwedi na makapagapply ng passport ?kasi po tin number lang po yung myron ako.salamat

    1. Yes pwede po.

      According to the list of valid IDs above (which came from the official statement of DFA), isa po sa mga acceptable valid IDs for passport application ang “Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification from the Election Officer with Dry Seal.”

  24. Gudam!naka book na po ako last june 2 2019 and may e receipt na po para sa june 25 appointment kaso po 2008 pa ang last issued ng passport ko at ngkamali po ako ng filling of application considerable po ba ito? Pd po ba na completuhin ko lng ang requirements for new app.? Kasi hindi pa e-passport ang 2008 passport na hawak ko po..

  25. Meron lang po akong Driver’s License, Old School I.D at NBI Clearance okay na po ba yan para makakuha ng passport?

  26. Hi po nakapag book na po ako ng appointment. And also paid for it. Yung NBI ko po is personal copy nalang dahil ginamit ko po sa work pinasa ung isang copy 3 months ago. Pwede na po ba to or should i get a new one. And also postal ID premium lang po meron ako. Is that also applicable? Hope you can help me. Thank you very much ma’am/sir.

  27. good day kukuha po ako ng passport pero may old ako na expired na for 5 yrs. at nawala…okey lang po ba na new ang application ko at kelangan ko pa po ba ng affidavit of lost para sa old pass port ko na nawala? thank you….

  28. Hi. I only have alumni id,TOR, diploma, and employment id. Will these be enough para ma approve ang application? Thanks.

  29. Goodmorning po tanong ko lang po if pag i ce claim na ung passport ung receipt lang po ang kelnagn? Or need pa ng i. d?

  30. Hi, my expired e-passport is still my valid ID, correct? I hope you can get back to me quickly as my confirmed appointment to renew my expired e-passport is at 4 PM today.
    The only other valid ID I possess is my DL which may prove to be problematic because 1) it doesn’t show my middle name and 2) is in the O.R. paper format because the LTO had a huge issue with their card supplier that time. I will be one very bitter taxpayer if things turn to the absurd, and I end up P1,250 poorer later .

    1. I assume you’re renewing your Philippine passport. If that’s the case, your expired passport is no longer a valid ID. It has to be your current unexpired passport (which is what ‘valid’ means in the first place) for it to be accepted. You should have checked this list of valid IDs for renewal first before securing an appointment online. However, since that’s the only you’ve got, might as well bring it later and hope that DFA will still accept it. They said you only need your passport when you’re for renewal. But since they specified it as “current valid epassport,” I can’t guarantee you if they’ll accept your passport.

  31. Tanong ko lang po kung pwede po ba yung PSA ko kasi handwritten po ito.at mejo malabo. Gusto ko pong manguha ng passport pero nagdadalawang isip po ako. Salamat po.

  32. Hi po. Ask ko lang po if pwede pa po bang irepresent yung Student I.D. ko even if I am graduated already this 2019. Coz’ it says sa likod ng I.D. ko is 2018-2019.

  33. Good morning po sir/madam,
    Ask ko lang po Sana kung pwede pong palitan yung middle name na nailagay ko sa ate ko,kasi ako po yung nan online sa kanya and sobrang late na po ng gabi ako nag online.Nagkamali po ako sa pag type sa middle initial niya instead na Salcedo ang middle initial niya ksi married na po siya Melchor po yung nailagay ko yung middle initial niya po nung dalaga pa cia at yung sa middle name initial din ng mother namin kulang po nailagay ko,may conformation appointment na po siya.Pwede po ba niyang sabihin sa loob ng DFA staff dun na palitan yung incorrect typing ng Middle initial niya po,pwede po bang palitan ng DFA staff yun,i’m just worried lng po kasi..I hope you will reply my mail…Thank you po

  34. Good Day!!
    Ask ko lang po kung pwede ko gamitin yung school Id(college) ko.
    pero di kasi ako enrolled.
    Nagstop kasi ako.
    thank you.

  35. Mam/sir ask lang po may schedule na po akong nakuha ang government id ko lang is postal id isang company pde na po ba ang company as my primary

  36. Good day po..
    Pwede po ba yung school id ko.college id.
    pero di po kasi ako naka enrolled.
    thank you po.

  37. Hi, My mother apply for a new passport but the name of her mother got wrong spelling in the marriage contract. How will I do?

  38. Hello, kasama ko po sa courtesy line baby ko 1yr old. Complete requirements na kami, pwede rin ba ako sumabay magdirect without appointment? Companied naman ako ng baby. tnx sa Ans.

  39. Hi! My mole po ako s mukha s mga valid id’s k pero nagpatanggal po ako ng mole kaya yung peklat nlang po ang myron s pinanggalingan ng mole k. Tatanggapin po kaya yung drivers license, sss at voters id n myron ako n may mole s picture k s id?

  40. Ask ko lang po may appointment po ako this week pero po kase ang father ko po ay senior citizen na ok lang po ba na sumama ako sa father ko po sa priority lane kahit na may appointment na ko? Thank you po sa answer.

  41. Ask ko lang po how if nakareceive n ng appointment pero di po nkabayad agad at lumagpas na yun appointment date ng 2 days.pano gagawin?consider cancel n po ba un?pede po ba uli mag pa appointment.

  42. i dont have any valid i d except dto sa voters certificate ko pero may mali po sa birthdate it is possible na dahil ko voters cert. ko mag pa affidavit nalang po ako?

  43. Hi po good noon po..ask ko po sana kung sa regular processing po ng passport kung pwede din po sya pa deliver..mag additional payment nlng po kung pupwede po.slamat po ..

  44. Matanong lang po. Pwede po ba yung student id at birth certificate for application? I’m still minor.😇 I hope you will reply me.

  45. hi po pano po kpag kaka-gradraduate plang po? studentd id lang po ako meron at xerox na lang po sya dagil nai-surrender na po siya sa school. ano po gagwin ko?

  46. Hello po. I just want to confirm po sana if tatanggapin ng DFA ang school ID as primary id till now?

  47. One of the information is incorrect for the valid IDs accepted. Since my PRC ID is expired and the only accepted ID (accdng to your blog) I have is the Voter’s certification, they still looked for a supporting document for this since they need an actual ID. So they required me to attach a NBI clearance, which I don’t have as of the moment.

  48. Hello po! mayro’n lamang po akong Postal ID at NSO birth certificate. puwede na ba ‘yan to avail a passport?

  49. Good day po.. I just want to confirm. Nagpaappointment po kasi ako today.. First time ko pong kukuha… Wala po akong valid ids pa… Tin ID pa lang po at company id… Yung umid po ay kakakuha ko lang kaninang umaga… Di ko po alam at hindi ko po nabasa agad na hindi accepted ang tin id… Makakakuha pa po ba ako ng passport ko pag ganun?. Bayad na po kasi… Salamat po..

  50. hi sir,
    ask ko lang po lost passport po kase ako..voters certification po ba ay pwede sa dfa as my requirements? thank you

  51. Hi po..tanong ko lang po pwd po ba ung maiden ang gamitin ko for passport?then how about po ung supporting documents ko like I’d need run po ba maiden that??

  52. Hi, I just want to confirm about sa payment. You will pay the application amount which is 950 and the convenience fee that is 50 together, right? Yung total talaga ng babayaran is 1000? Or you have to pay the application fee separately from the convenience fee? Thank you

  53. Paano po pag first time kukuha ng passport tapos tin Id lhng po ang meron.ok lang po ba yon? Thank you

  54. We have a DFA on site at Robinsons Department Store in Calasiao, Pangasinan. Is it possible for my wife and my child to go there and apply there in person since they do not have access to email?
    Thank you for your response.

  55. hi po tanung ko lng po..kase nakapag bayad n po ako for appoinment pra sa april 4 n dadating…isa lng po valid ID ko..ok n po b yun ?

  56. Hii good morning!! I’m just asking ..Saan po ba ako mag apply to get my passport at any po yung mga requirements..pls reply ASAP. Thank you!!

  57. Hello po,

    Ang meron lang ako sa mga valid ID na nakalista sa taas ay yung School ID ko nung college pa ako. Kaso grumaduate na ako last 2017 pa. Pwede pa ba yun maconsider pang fresh graduate valid ID?

  58. Hello po! Paano po pag nagkamali sa pag fill up ng birthyear sa application form eh nakabayad na po at may appointment na kami. Anong gagawin? Asap

  59. Hi I’m planning to get passport for both me and my Mom, but she is already widowed. Is marriage certificate still needed for her application?

  60. natapos ko na ifill-up lahat pero ng sa Payment na bigla siyang ng error. So nag fill-up ako ulit pero ang sabi may appoinment na daw ako.. Hindi ko alam paano or saan ako babayad T_T Reply please. THANK YOU

  61. Hi . Pwede po ko bang iskip ng isang araw ung pagclaim ng passport ko ? Makukuha ko po siya sa 15 pwede ko po bang gawin sa 16 ung pagclaim ?

  62. Hi good evening po can I ask po first time ko palang po kukuha ng passport gusto kolang po sana malaman kung ang PSA BIRTH CERTIFICATE, NBI, POLICE CLERANCE, POSTAL ID BARANGGAY AND SSS E1 WITH A NUMBER IS AVAIL PO BA NA REQUIRMENTS MAKAKAKUHA PA RIN POBA AKO NG passport

  63. Hi Good Eve!, i just wanna know if what are the requirement for students who will apply for a passport. Because im a student and i only have NSO, voters certification, college school i.d, what are the other requirements for students?

  64. Hi. Nawrong information ako sa place of birth ko. What should I do? Naapprove na din appointment ko. Thank you!!

  65. Hi Mam/Sir. I don’t ready any company ID, is it okay if I will use that one? And, with my two supporting documents, like NBI and Birth Certificate? Pls notice, thank you;!!

  66. Hi good day, ask ko lang po sa group appointment, pwede po ba new applicant and renewal? or dapat group appointment ang new applicants and single appointment ang renewal.

    Thank you,

  67. Good evening!Ask ko lang po sana kung pwede na yung nbi at psa for requirments. Ayon lang po kasi ako meron ako wala po ako mga valid ids. Bukas na kasi appoinment ko. What if may kulay yung buhok okay lang po ba?

  68. Gud eve nag group appointment po ako bale 4 po kme pero dumating na transactions number na i payment ko dalawa lng.

  69. Hi sir. Naka 2 na po ako nag fill up pru pag sa epay na ung lumalabas blank lang po. MEron na ho bang reference number un na dapat kelangan bayaran?

  70. Hi po ask ko lamg po if need pa dalhin un receipt ng processing fee sa dfa bukod pa dun sa e receipt? Ano po pde gawin if nawala un receipt?

  71. hi! ask ko lang po about po sa online appointment. Nakompleto ko na po ung mga dpat fill-uphan po then nclick ko na po next button then nkita ko po na 20days pla ung expess fees kaya nagback ako kso nagbalik ulit sa pagfill-up.Nung tntry ko na po tngnan sa email ko po ung reference no. for payment or code? wla pong dumating.nagcheck na rin po ako sa junk/spam pero wla po tlga. Dahil 1st time ko po magonline sa dfa tntry ko po ulit magset ng appointment pru di na daw po pwd kasi need icancel ung previous appointment? paanu po mcacancel kung walang dumating na ref. no.? is it true po ba na within 2 days pa ako mkkpagset appointment? pls help po.huhu.panic mode.haha

  72. ask ko lang po sana yung fill up form namin sa appointment ni father female kasi nailagay namin na gender di namin napansin nakabayad na din po kami panu po papalitan un sa dfa na po ba namin papalitan po?thanks sa pagsagot

    1. @Dana Bea Moreno

      Yes po, sa DFA na po nyo irerequest yung correction.

      Read this for more info: https://filipiknow.net/ufaqs/how-to-correct-mistake-online-passport-appointment-form/

  73. Hello just finished my online appointment n I want to change my occupation before my passport will be released.wat can I do to change it.

  74. Hello po! Nakakuha po ako ng mga requirements last year month of October. Ask ko lang po if valid pa rin po ba yun mga requirements para sa new application ng passport? Balak ko na po sana kumuha this month ng passport. Your prompt reply will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

      1. umid id,voters, nbi clearance,nso birth cert. and police clearance po..ok na po ba un pra mkpagapply ng new passport po?thanks

  75. Hello goodmorning. Mag ask long po ako if kailangan pa ng passport yung baby kong 1 yr old. Sa December 2019 yung alis namin.

    1. @Roselle Ann Bañares

      Yes, need po nya ng passport pero no need to make an appointment online. Diretsyo na po sya sa courtesy lane. Exempted rin po sa online appointment ang mga magulang ng baby o mga kapatid hangggag edad 17.

      Read these articles for more info:

      https://filipiknow.net/how-to-get-philippine-passport-for-minor/amp/

      https://filipiknow.net/ufaqs/who-are-exempted-for-passport-appointment/

    2. Hi pwede ko po bang iskip ung pagclaim ko ng passport ? Claiming date is on 15 pwede ko bang iclaim ng 16 or 17 ?

  76. Goodday! schedule appointment ko po kahapon, wala po ako valid ID kaya pinapabalik po valid for 1month(April 2, 2109) pwede ko po ba e’reschedule ang appointment ko?

  77. Hi po ask ko lang kung pwede na as valid ID ang voters certificate ko yun lang po kase ang meron ako at mga supporting documents .. thnk u 🙂

  78. Hi! I just want to ask something. Na wrong ki po yung birthplace ko, i thought current adress yung ibig sabihin sa “Address”. Okay lang ba yon? Or they will dismiss me for entering wrong info and resched? salamat po.

  79. Hi po ask ku lang po kung ayos lang na ndi A4 ung size ng paper.na prinint po na sinend ng dfa ?

  80. Hi, Im 7 months pregnant gusto ko kumuha ng passport kasama husband ko isasabay ko nadin sana sya kuhaan ng passport pwede po ba sya sa priority lane?

  81. Hello po may voters id aq kaso ung name q kc sa voters id ko diploma q at TOR ko is nasa may apelyedo q ung Jr. Tapos sa PSA q ung jr. Q nasa may given name ko nagpagawa ako ng affidavit of discrepancy kc voters id lang meron aq na valid id. Pero mga supportng document ko parehas ng nasa PSA ko accept kaya ng DFA un?

  82. Good day po! Ask ko lang po sana if okay lang po kung yung student id ko is 2017 pa pero po may reg form po ako ng school year 2018-2019 ? Valid po ba yon ? Thankyou po.

    1. Nd po aq nkakuha ng passport dahil sa clerrical error…pinaprocess pa po sa municipal civil registrar ang correction..after 15 days p dw po mkukuha ang result sa knila at ipoproceed sa psa..waiting for 3 to 4 monhts….so i ask the record and reciept to the processor pwede npo ba yon para mkakuha ng passport need q po kc kng mghintay aq ng 4 months pa nd np aabot .

  83. Hi po, sa feb 28 na po appoinment ko. NSO lang po nag meron aq, valid pa rin po ba ang nso or need talaga na psa na?

  84. Hi po. Itatanong ko lang po sana kung still pwede pa po ba yung ID ko nung Grade 12 pa po ako? Please do reply. Thank youuuu!

  85. Good Morning! Just want to know what are the requirements for those who has disabilities?

    1. @Kecijana T. Balosbalos

      Same requirements po. By the way, PWDs are exempted from online passport appointment (together with an adult traveling companion). Read this article for more info: https://filipiknow.net/ufaqs/who-are-exempted-for-passport-appointment/

  86. Hello. Gusto ko lang po itanong kung pwede ba na hindi na ako magpa appoinment for renewal since ikukuha ko din ng passport ang anak ko 3 years old. Pwede ba na sumabay nako sa anak ko since no appointment required sya? Magpapa renew kasi ako at the same Ikukuha ko anak ko ng passport. Salamat sa sagot.

    1. @Kin Salut

      Yes po. You can accompany your child and have both of your passports processed by DFA. Read these articles for more info:

      https://filipiknow.net/how-to-get-philippine-passport-for-minor/

      https://filipiknow.net/ufaqs/who-are-exempted-for-passport-appointment/

  87. Good day po
    May appointment na po ako
    May application form,receipt,psa,tin ID,voters ID napo ako
    Ano pa pong kulang pagkuha ko ng passport ko?

  88. Mam/sir nawala po ang aking passport pero mg expired na po this february 2019 at ng online po ako ng appointment as new applicant kasi po my nabasa po akong article n pag old passport po at lost passport treated po as new applicant.tanong ko lang po kung pwede po yun n NEW APPLICANT po ang linagay ko s online appoinment?at nbayaran kuna din po ung proccessing fee.sana masagot ninyo.salamat po in advance.

  89. hi! ask q lng po if pano kung nawala na ung old passport na hndi man lang nagamit kahit minsan? 2009 yata un nung magkaron ng passport considered renewal na po b un?

  90. Hello po, tanong ko Lang po how long does it take would be release the passport . Yesterday kasi yung releasing, then nilagay kasi nila na pick up date sa LBC is 7. Tapos na po Ang appointment ko nung 6. I thought I could get it yesterday. But still the tracking # is not showed yet. Sana po masagot. I’ve done my appointment on feb. 6 2019 at BACOLOD ROBINSONS. Thank you. Have a good day and God bless.!

  91. Hello pano kung wala tlga ID anong gagawn?TINnumber ID puwede ba?yung police ID puwede pa ba?kanina kasi nagpunta ako hndi na dw puwede police ID?pero sa kaptid ko naacccept nmn police ID bakt skn d maaccept

  92. Hi po. Paano pa kaya kapag wala kang Valid ID listed above? Accept kaya nila if you can provide more than 2 of the supporting documents?

    Thank you po.

  93. Hello po. Kukuha sana ako ng passport. Meron na po akong NSO birth certificate, postal id, police clearance at barangay clearance .Ok na po ba ito para mkakuha ng passport? Sana po magrereply kayo. God bless po.

  94. tanong lang q kong walang birth certificate local,nso, baptismal where planing to get passport what can we do
    neef your ansswer badly pls

  95. hello po gusto po sana kumuha ng bagong passport kaso lang wala na po kahit na anong certificates kasi andito ako sa sabah ngayon..myron po bang solusyon tungkol don??

  96. Hello… Sana po masagot ninyo… bukas napo appointment ko… I dont have valid ID like SSS or UMID po kasi … Updated Philhealth ID lang po… pero meron napo akong Voters Certificate, SSS E-1 Form, PSA, Are They Enough po ba para sa New Passport Application?. Salamat po

    1. @Dhen

      Hindi na po. May courtesy lane po para sa mga buntis. Pakibasa na lang po ito: https://filipiknow.net/ufaqs/who-are-exempted-for-passport-appointment/

  97. Paano po kung yung Father ko hindi naka lagay sa Birth Certificate ko. at naka apelido ako sa mother ko. hindi poba sya makaka apekto sa passport ko. Thank you.

  98. hi good day, sa Feb.26 na po kasi appointment ko ang meron lang po ako dito voters cetificatio, sss E1, PSA, and TOR. are they enough para po maka kuha ako ng passport? sana po matulongan nyo po ako. replying is greatly appriciated. God bless

  99. Hi. Good day po. New passport applicant here. Done with the online appointment and payment. At nadownload ko na din yung application form with the e-receipt na nareceive ko sa email.

    I just want to ask if maglalagay na ba ko ng signature dun sa application form, or ilalagay ko na yun in the presence of the DFA personnel during my appointment date?

    Sana po masagot. Thanks in advance and more helpful blogs please. 🙂

  100. Im an illegitimate child, merong nakaindicate sa middle name ko na letter R. makakaapekto ba to sa pag apply ko?

  101. Hi po, tanong kulang po f pwd po ba yong voters certification? Wla pa po kc akong valid i.d, ano po ba ang pwd magamit? Thank you po,

  102. Good Day! Mali po ang na input na pangalan ng mama ko sa NSO. Makakaapekto po ba ito sa pagkuha ko ng passport?

    1. @Mark Villandrez

      I suggest fix the issue with your birth certificate first lalo pa at pangalan mo ang involved. DFA will question it and will most likely affect your application. You may also call DFA for confirmation.

  103. I would just like to be clarified from this statement: “Acceptable supporting documents (at least two), issued at least one year before the date of application and must show your complete name, photo, date and place of birth, and signature.”

    Does this mean the supporting documents should have been issued ‘one year or more’ ago and not ‘one year or less’? If so, can expired documents be considered or not?

  104. hi po. gusto ko lang e clarify .. Is it ok to present the NSO BIRTH CERTIFICATE or yung PSA BIRTH CERTIFICATE talaga ang dapat?.

  105. Good morning… Tanong ko lang po kung ano supporting documents para sa pagkuha ng passport ng anak ko na minor. May discrepancy po kasi sa name ko sa birth certificate niya.

  106. Hi, its February 9, 2019 now…. my passport will expire on March 25, 2020… pwede na po kaya ako mag renew ng passport.. I need this sana for US visa purposes.. para sa bagong passport na ako malagyan ng visa…

    Another thing na nakakafrustrate… ilang beses na ako nag try mag appointment, but everytime I go to the payment page na.. it always says Invalid transaction Request.. tapos hindi na makaulit.. kasi may pending na appointment na.. I need to wait 24 hours para umulit.. nawawala na yung mga gusto kong dates.. please advise. Thank you!

  107. my question is – i have a philippine passport when i was still single and was issued sometimes 1984. will i apply for a renewal or apply for a new passport? thank you very much.

  108. good pm po I have an issue with may birthcertificate female to male can I get a passport? thank you,,

  109. Good day Po. First time ko lang po kumuha ng passport at di ako sure kung acceptable ba lahat ng mga requirements meron ako. I have NSO, VOTER’S ID as valid ID ko po, NBI, PHILHEALTH, PAG IBIG LOYALTY CARD AND COMPANY ID lang po ang meron ako. Gusto ko lang po ipa confirm sa inyo kung enough naba ito para makapag apply ako. Thank you.

  110. sa pagkuha po ng passport isang valid i.d lang po ba kailangan pwede na po ba ung student i.d ko? Thankyou.

  111. Goodafternoon paano po kung hindi naibalik ang passport ko nun agency ko po tapos ndi ko po alam pangalan niya ngyn pero alam ko po number ng passport ko po pls help po gusto ko po ulit kumuha paano po gagawin ko po thanks

  112. Im travelling with my grandmother po. Im 16 years old. Kailangan pa po ba ng documents ng parents?

  113. Hi,late registered po birth cert ko. Ano po additional requirements ko to apply new passport?thanks

  114. maagandang hapon po.. pwede po ba NBI and BAPTISMAL lng po e present ko sa DFA? kc wla po ako 2 Valid ID’s..pro meron nman po ako PSA BIRTH CERT. please help me. Thank You and God Bless.

  115. Good evening,ask ko lang po dun sa Basis of Philippine Citizenship nailagay ko po don ay “naturalization”, diba dapat po ilagay ko dun ” Birth”?
    Dpa po ako nka bayad pwede ko pa po ba yon i-edit?please reply po thank you.

  116. What i should do if I mistakenly put a wrong birth place and my appointment schedule is already confirmed? Is my appointment will be cancelled or i need to pay for changing it? Thank you.

    1. @liza

      No, your appointment can still push through. Please read this for more info: https://filipiknow.net/ufaqs/how-to-correct-mistake-online-passport-appointment-form/

  117. hi sir/maam just wants to ask what if i loss passport?do i have to file affidavit of loss?i also forgot the details of my passport..tell me what should i do since i dont know everything about my passport like number and expiration date..thank you hope i get feedback from you

  118. ngayon po yung appoinment ko pero hindi pa po kasi complete yung documents ko hindicpo umabot yung releasing ng I.D ko pano po yun? magpapa appoinment po ba ako ulit at magbabayad po ba ulit? salamat i need your answer please Asap

  119. My application paper po di na filled up yung for 18 and below kasi minor po ako. Ano po pwede gawin? Pero may set appointment na po ako

  120. Hi.. Naka nauna po akong nag pa appointment bago nagpa clearing for lost passport.. Noong Jan. O8 ,2019 .. Now..ang scheduled ng appointment ko is Jan. 22.. Pero nang ngpa clearing na ako..pinapabalik ako ng Jan. 30 for personal appearance. Sinabi ko na SA in charge na may appointment na ako SA Jan. 22,2019 ng ask ako kung okay lang ba at Hindi ba ma forfeit Yong online appointment ko..baka naman masayang lang bayad ko.. He said..okay lang daw basta SA Jan. 30 schedule ko at tinatakan nya yung form ko… Is it really possible na okay lang pumunta ng Jan 30 kahit Jan 22 ang appointment ko?? I just want to make sure.. P1,350.00 is not a joke for someone like me as a Solo parent

    Thank you

  121. Hi ask ko lang po tatanggapin po kaya ng dfa sss e1, tor, nso birth cert ska lto student permit (not in card form po pra mkakuha passport wla kse ako nung ibang valid id.

  122. Good pm.. maam/sir if ever nawala ung passport ko and ndi ko memorized ung number.. kukuha pa rin ba ako ng lost of affidavits or mg start ako at the beginning. .

  123. Hi i process my OL Dfa passport saturday evening and pagpapay ako tom… nakalagay 24 hours lang.. my concern is if i will pay on weekend sa 7/11 or western union is it counted napasok sa 24 hours? hindi po ba ma rereject yung Online application ko? tnx

  124. hi po. ask ko lang po kung valid pa as supporting docs. yung brgy. clearance at nbi clearance ko na expire ngayong january 5, 2019? yung scheduled appointment ko po kc is this january 11 na po. tapos ung psa na birth cert. ko is medyo malabo dahil makapal ang ink, ano pong alternative na pwede kong e present po? waiting for your response pls. 🙏

  125. Hi mag aaply po ako ng new passport at 6 po kami 15,9,6,5 at 1 yr old kailangan pa po bang mag appoinment?thank u

  126. Hi. What if I only have Voter’s certificate and none of the any acceptable supporting documents? is it still okay?

  127. hi im liezel po ask koin lang po kasi kukuha po ako ng passport new lang po ako at kukuhananko din.po ang two kids ko 3years old and 1year old.. kelangan ko pa po ba mag appointment?? then birth certifacate lang po ba ng two kids ang dadalhin ko? for two kids passport.. regarding namanto po sakin.. i have only here UMID id., sss e1, nbi, birth certifacate.. okay na po ba itong mga requirments sa aming talto para maka kuha ng passport.. ask ko din po need pa po ba mag dala ng passport picture?

    1. @liezel

      You can use the priority lane along with your two children. No need for online appointment. For more info, read this: https://filipiknow.net/ufaqs/who-are-exempted-for-passport-appointment/

      As for your other questions, you can find the answers in the article above.

  128. Good evening sir! I just want to ask, I don’t have primary IDs what should I do about it? I already paid for my appointment but I do have Philhealth ID, School Alumni ID, NSO, NBI clearance, Police clearance, Transcript of Records, and SSS E-1 Form okay lang po ba sila? I just graduated last March 2018 so I don’t any primary IDs yet.

  129. Hello,

    I have a NSO birth certificate with PSA logo on it, SSS E-1 Form, College ID, and a photocopy of my TOR (with a stamp that says certified copy). I selected the “Basis of Philippine Citizenship” by “Birth”.

    How is this gonna work out?

    1. Additional info, I’m already graduated since last year so right now I have a job (job order/contractual) from Duty Free. I have a company ID btw.

      Need your answer ASAP !

      Thanks.

  130. Hi po kailangan po bang original ang isubmit na birth certificate from psa kasi nso pa lng po ang record ko na naitago na xerox birth certificate ng anako naisubmit na kasi sa skol nila ung original copy pd po ba? Sa december 28 na kasi ang appointment nila sa dfa thank u

  131. Good afternoon po tanong ko lang po kung paano ko mabbago yung address ko sa passport po mali po kasi yung nailagay ko ?

  132. good day sir/mam

    i have an old passport but my first and last names are both wrongly spelled. hence, i have gotten a new and annotated certificate of live birth from PSA with corrected spellings of the above. since my older passport is expired, i applied and chose online that i am applying for a new passport and i am scheduled for appearance soon. is this correct or should i state that it is only for renewal with corrections on both my first and last names on the expired one, respectively?

    best regards

  133. hello po.. tatanong ko lang po if okay lang po birth certificate , police clerance and NBI clearance lang po ang meron sa akin, pwd na po ba ako mag pa appoint para kumuha nang passport ? sana po may mag reply thank you..

  134. Update:
    Rescheduling depends on the availability of the appointment slots.
    Rescheduling can now be done TWICE.
    You can only reschedule a weekday appointment to another weekday.

  135. Hi po ask lng if po newborn baby wla pa psa civil reg pa lng sia pede po ba un gamitin para makakuha sia ng pasport

  136. Good day!

    Ok lang po ba na NBI Clearance, Police Clearance, Barangay Clearance, NSO at TOR also company ID ipoprovide pagkukuha ng passport ?

    Salamat po

  137. Hi! This is way more informative than the DFA sites. Though, I would love it if you could clarify what you meant by “at least a year before” in the supporting documents section. Did you mean a year or older?
    And for photocopies, just one of each? TIA

  138. hello po…regarding sa NSO BC at marriage contract ko po ay..photocopy nlng po yung available ko.. at receipt nung kumuha ako sa NSO.. wala na yung mga original copy ko po. ..need po bah talaga ang original copy pgkukuha ng passport?

  139. Hello. I don’t have valid ID. I only have voters certification with dry seal from comelec. And supporting documents like barangay clearance, police clearance, NSO, SSS E-1 form, philhealth ID. Is Voters Certification can be considered as Valid ID? Are those enough to apply for passport? My appointment is on December 18, 2018.

  140. Gud evening po. Tanung ko lang po halimbawa kung nakakuha na ako mg slot or appoinment. Tapos may emergency doble po ba ang bayad ko kung sakaling mag pa appoint ako ulit… Oh may araw kayo na na extension kung sakali lnh po kay emergency……Tnx po!!!!!

  141. paano po kung malabo at di maintindihan ang sulat sa birthcertificate may supporting papers bang kailangan

  142. Like to know kung ano po ang dapat gawin, mag apply po ako ng passport kaso ang nasa birthcertificate ko po ay ang nakalagay pa e apelyedo ng mother ko. Pero ng gamit ko s lahat ng documents ko ay apelyedo ng father ko. Ano po ng dapat kong gawin? Hope to have n answer/help.

  143. Okay lang po ba na gamitin yung psa na luma? At voters certification lang po yun lang po kasi ang meron ako

  144. Hi, about po sa primary requirements, yung sa school ID po. Pede ko po bang magamit yung ID ko pang apply by january kahit hindi na ako mag eenroll this coming semester.

  145. I alredy fill up passport application,kyalng d qna ok dn sa payment kc akla q pwde dn mgbayad the day ng appoinment q.so i have not recieve conformation code.how can i get the code?tnx.

    1. You should have received an e-mail with your Payment Reference Number. Check your Spam folder if it’s not in your Main folder. After paying at any Bayad Center or 7/11, you would get another e-mail confirming your payment and a link to download your checklist, application form and e-receipt.

  146. hi sir just want to ask lng po since kakasal ko lng po gsto ko po sana mg change status ng passport kht 2020 pa yung expiration date. ano po ilalagay ko na application type? new po ba o renewal. salamat po

  147. hi po isang ID lang po kasi ang meron ako which is postal ID what should i do po im applying for passport po kasi salamat

  148. Hi. Can i ask if they would still accept even if i only have one valid id. Is alumni id acceptable? What are the other options?

  149. Good day po! Regarding po sa 2 acceptable supporting documents, is it okay po na walang Dry Seal ang Form 137 ko? Parang di na po kasi aabot yung form 137 ko na may dry seal on my scheduled appointment. Thank you po

  150. I have no valid ids yet. Can I use NBI clearance issued for more than a year? Thank you!

  151. good pm po. nakasked po ako ng appointment tomorrow nov.19 2018.
    ok na po b yung requirements ko na PSA, NBI,Yearbook, e-1 sss,voters certification,
    umid sss,baptismal.. salamt po. ihope for your fast response.

  152. Kailangan po ba talaga ang NBI Clearance as one of the supporting documents? Hindi po ba pwede kung Police Clearance and Barangay Clearance lang? Thank you!

  153. Hello po ask ko lng po .kung pwede ko po ba gamitin pang kuha ng passport ung old school id ko po..wla po kc akong ibang id kundi un at first time ko lng din po kc mag apply pra kumuha ng passport wla po ako alam sa mga requirements
    Tenkyu po ‘ !!!..

  154. Mgkaiba po ba yung psa marriage certificate sa authenticated psa marriage contract? psa marriage certificate po kc yung akin ok lng po ba yun?

  155. Hello gud pm! May i ask if pwede ko ba gamitin yung voters ID ko as valid ID pero yung nasa ID ko single pa po yung surname ko pero kasi married na ako ngayun… wla kasi ako ibang Valid ID na nasa list of acceptable ng DFA.. Thanks po.

    1. @Yadni

      Yes, you can. But since you’re already married, you have to bring supporting documents like marriage certificate to facilitate the change of status.

  156. Hi po,qmuha po aq ng passport nong oct 23,2018.processing type is express pero until now hindi p rin po naidedeliver or dumadatng ang passport q n dpat ang tentative release ay non png oct 31,2018.tnk you..

  157. Helo good day,.. Khit wala ng NBI clearance okey lang poh ba.. Pra sa mga bata kc ang passport ,school id and psa lang cla meron..

  158. Hi, ask ko lang po kung paano po ba ipadeliver passport ko , for pick up ko sana yun last August 28 kaso napaka busy po ng sched kaya until now di ko po nappick up kaya I decided ipadeliver na lang po para less hassle.

    Thank you.

  159. Hello, ask ko lang po wala kasi akong any i.d’s na nakalagay sa site ng DFA pero my nakita ako sa site ng postal i.d na primary i.d na din siya. Can I use my postal i.d para makakuha ng passport?meron din po akong nbi and phil health. Would that do po ba? Thank you.

    1. @Christine

      Malinaw naman po na nakalagay sa article na to na hindi tinatanggap bilang primary ID and PhilHealth and Postal Ids, di po ba? Misleading po yung PhilPost website dahil mismong DFA ang nagsabi na supporting document/ID lang ang postal ID. NBI is also a supporting document.

  160. Good day. I’m planning to get my passport ASAP yet I only have Alumni ID as I’m still waiting for my postal ID to be release for the valid ID’s needed. Is it enough? Anyway I already have Philhealth ID, SSS E1 Form, NBI & Police Clearance, NSO of Birth. I want to know if these all would do. Thanks

  161. hi! new passport applicant here.. ok lng po ba kung voter’s certificate, barangay clearance, high school form 137 at NSO (or dapat po ba PSA??) lng dala ko sa pagsecure ng passport?.. thank you so much..

  162. Good Morning!!! Nkasked po kme ng DFA appointment s friday Nov 9. Ngayon ko lang po napansin n lhat ng birth place namin 3 mali. Pano po dapat kong gawin? Thanks po!!!

  163. Gud afternoon po paano po Kung Yung mga government I’d mo is my middle tapos po SA p.s.a eh wla di po KC kasal Yung parent ko..Ang gngamit ko po ksi n middle is dun SA nanay ko.. and di Rin po ksi ko hnanapan NG b.c SA mga i.d ko makakakuha p Rin po ba ko ng passport

  164. Hi po ask ko lang po if meron voters certificate.nbi ,police clearance,barangay clearance.nso of birth certificate.
    Single po ang kukuha ng passport ok napo ba?salamat po

  165. Hi! I am scheduled to pick up my Passport tomorrow, October 30 however I am not available due to work. Can I still claim it on some other day? Let’s say November 9? Kindly advise, thank you!

  166. Hi po . My appointment is ngayong nov.10 at ang documents na meron ako are : student ID with study load , alumni ID , voters certification, nbi clearance, police clearance, Brgy. Clearance, e-1 form, PSA, printed application form,e-receipt and checklist. Ok na po ba to???? Ur answers will be a great help. Thank you

  167. Hi ask ko lng po, need ko pa po ba kumuha ng appointment sa dfa if ksama ko mga ank ko ages 10 9 and 3. Maavail ko po ba ang courtesy lane? Thank u po

  168. Magandang araw.! Ask ko lng Po sana anong pdeng remedyo .. ND Po ksi mabasa ung left fingerprint ko dhil sa sobrang nipis ng balat pero ung right Po ok sia pano Po iyon .. ok lng Po b n right lng Ang may fingerprint ako thanks

  169. Hello po, Last Sept 2000 pa na issue yung passport ko. Kaso, renewal ung inaaply ko sa passport ko when it stated above na new application pala. “Renewal of Brown Passports, Green Passports, Machine Readable Passports (Maroon) or any older Passports will be treated as NEW APPLICATION.”. Okay lang po ba yun? Salamat po.

  170. Good evening. Ask ko lang po na kung pwede po ba ang dalhin ko ay nbi clearance, baranggay clearance, and sss e1 form para sa passport. Thank you

    1. @Chacha

      Sadly, the ones you’ve mentioned are all supporting documents only. You need to present at least one primary valid ID for your application to be accepted.

  171. Hello po nawala ko po old passport ko pero expired na po last 2014 pa, pwede ba akong kuma ulit ng new passport?

    1. @Mishell Agustin

      Yes, but you can’t apply for a new passport since DFA already have a record of your previous passport. Instead, apply for a passport renewal. Same requirements and procedures: https://filipiknow.net/how-to-renew-philippine-passport/

      But since you’ve lost your old passport, you also need to present a Notarized Affidavit of Loss explaining where, when, and how you lost it.

  172. Hello, we are planning to travel to Dubai this December 2018 and our passport will expire May 2019. Do we need to renew our passport before we travel ? Thanks…

    1. @Ernie B. Barrientos

      I don’t know the exact date of your departure but I recommend getting your passports renewed to avoid hassles.

      Remember, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the UAE.

  173. Okay lng po ba kung isang PSA at isang I.d. lng ipapasa like UMID? Or two government I.d. po talaga ang kailangan?

  174. Hello po nakapagbayad na po ako at me receipt din kaso diko po na print ang confirmation that time po kc nagloko ang laptop ko automatic nadelete po lahat ng emails ko what to do po ?

  175. Good evening po. Gusto ko lang po sanang tanungin, OFW po mga magulang ko and I’m a minor. Nagfill up po sila ng power of attorney at ipapaauthenticate sa Philippine embassy doon, pero po yung time na irerelease sa kanila yung document is the day before ng appointment po. Pwede po bang picturan na Lang po nila or ipascan and then isend sa amin? Kami na lang po dito ang magpriprint sana, tatanggapin po kaya? Or kailangan talaga na ipadala pa po sa amin Yung file? Thank you po for your response.

    1. @Catherine Louise Gabriel

      DFA won’t accept the SPA unless it’s authenticated and has a red ribbon on it. Therefore, you need the original, not the scanned copy.

  176. Hello! I graduated last June and I am now working. However, it would still take months for me to get my government issued IDs. I need to apply for passport ASAP but I only have old college ID, company ID, and NBI clearance. Will these make do?

  177. hi po tanong ko lang po pwde po ba ako kumuha ng passport kahit late registered yung birth ko ?.. My nagsabi po kc sakin na after 10 yrs pa daw po ako pwde kumuha ng passport. Thanks po

  178. Hi magrenew po ako ng passport schedule kona ngayong october 10 ang problema ko wla akong valid id..philhealth lang meron ako..noung 2014 nagrenew ako sa DFA SM MANILA Philhealth lang ginamit ko ano po kya ang dapat kong gawin ..kauuwe kolang galing saudi Exit na ako..kailangan kona e renew kc my apply na ako ulit..

  179. Gud afternoon.im diana.may Mali po kc akong na fill up SA form like birth of place nailagay ko nabua cam sur.e SA manggahan pasig po ako ipinanganak pwede pa pa ba un maipabago??saka po ung address kelangan po ba na Kung Anu ung NASA id ko e un din address ko na ilagay SA form??pakisagot nman po.salamat po.

  180. Hi po ask ko lang if voters registration certificate and student permit driver license ay pwede na as valid id..please help me po..

  181. hello po pdi magtanong kc apointmnt kona sa oct 8 d pa complete ung requirmnts ko pdi pa ako pmunta sa apointment ko kht d ko dla ung hiningi nilang mga id sana mag reply po kau

  182. Hi.good eve.wala po kasi nakalagay na middle name sa birth certificate ko.kailangan po ba na palagyan ng middle name or pwed na magdala ng documents or record na may middle name.Thank you and God Bless

  183. Nareject po yung application form ko kanina because I only bought my college ID though I already graduated this June 2018. Valid lang daw po school ID kung naka enroll ako ngayon. Hindi pa ako nag-aayos ng SSS, GSIS, etc kaya wala akong government ID kasi magboard exam pa muna ako bago mag work. They suggested na kumuha daw po ako ng Voter’s Certificate tas bumalik ako hanggang sa Oct 31. Nung tiningnan ko yung form ko may nakalagay sa remark na ID at NBI clearance.

    Kailangan ko po bang iprovide yung lahat ng nasa remark?

      1. Pero kailangan po kasi ng 2 valid IDs para makakuha ng NBI clearance. I only have my school ID which is I suppose na di na naman pwede kasi nakagraduate na ako. Kapag yung sa birth certificate po ba pinresent ko kukunin nila yung original copy or titingnan lang then babalik ulit sakin?

  184. My girlfriend needs to renew her expired passport , she does not have a computer or printer but can receive email on her phone . Is it possible for me to complete the renewal application and pay the fee on her behalf and then she goes to her meeting that’s agreed in person to finalise the application ?
    Please advise

  185. Hello po. Wala akong record sa NSO for my birth certificate pero meron akong original birtcertificate and batismal birtcertificate and other valid IDs.,pwede na ito? Need help po kasi this October na kasi appointment ko

  186. Good day.
    Wala pa po kase akong kahit anong valid id. Pwede na po ba talaga kung barangay at police clearance na lang po ang dalhin ko?
    Saka po nag pa schedule po ako ng appointment nung June pa po kaya po hindi pa po ako nakakabayad ng processing fee. Kaya tanong ko lang po kung dun na po ako sa dfa mismo magbabayad?
    Thank you po.

  187. Hello I just finished having my passport renewed yesterday, September 20, 2018. I was quite disappointed and found the treatment that I got at the encoding step a bit rude.

    You see when it came to the passport picture taking, I asked if it was possible to have the picture lightened a bit. The answer was a brush off with a non negotiable no.

    I paid 950 for the passport and that photo will be stuck with me for 10 years. I think that the employee who took the picture purposefully darkened the setting for the image. I’ve had my id picture taken with cameras both government and non-government and I know from experience that you can change the setting for the image.

    I want to know if there is some way to have my picture retaken or at least that the photo taken be edited and made lighter. I also remember the face of the employee and if need be report his rude behavior.

  188. Hi. Is Voter’s Certification okay for getting passport as Primary ID? Plus supporting docs. I saw it at DFA website. Just for assurance. Thank you.

  189. Hello po, I am a solo parent so no need na po for Appointment, can I still use the epayment or dun na po sa DFA magbabayad and how much po? Thank you.

  190. hello po.. tanong ko lng po..ano po ba need pag kuha ng passport ung baby q po ei 4 yrs. old.
    tpos ipapakuha q po sana sa kaptid q.
    OFW po aq…

  191. hi gusto ko lang po sana itanong if yung processing ng passport pra marelease is kaya ng 5 days?
    waiting for feedback po. Thank you

  192. Hi good day.. ask ko lng po if pwd pa Yung school college I’d kaso lng po Nung 2017 pa Yung validity.. mayrun po akung TOR at ska diploma. Pwd po ba Yun pang requirements for passport??

    Thank you

  193. Can anyone help me? I already had the reference number, but when I go to 7’11 to pay it’s error. How can I pay? I just follow these steps.

    Step 1

    Go to any 7-11 branch and look for the Cliqq touch-screen payment kiosk. Select Bills Payment and display All Billers. Select the biller from the list and enter your reference no and amount due on the kiosk. The kiosk will print a slip.

    Step 2

    Hand over your kiosk payment slip and cash to the cashier.

    Is these the right way to pay? I even go to Villarica Pawnshop and Bayad Center. It’s error also. And since there’s an 24hour expiry I assume the booking is already cancelled but when I try to schedule again it says I need to cancel the appointment so that I can proceed. How can I cancel I don’t have the appointment code since I haven’t paid yet.

    I badly need some help on these. Thanks…..

  194. Hi. Im Christine joy Arcega. nag apply po ako ng passport on july 27, 2018. with my minor child. pero i mistakenly apply as new applicant po instead po renew ng old passport po which expired sept. 2014 po. at hindi ko po nadeclare yong old passport ko.. ano po maganda kung gawin my dumating po txt sa akin from dfa. pinagsubmit po ako ng affidavit of explanation of non decalration of my old passport at bakit po nagapply ako as new applicant? suspended daw po ang application ko at for invistigation po depende daw po sa case it may take months/years. nakikiusap po sana ako kung ano po amganda kong gawin dahil po my petition po ako from my father sa US po 10 yrs na po this yr. at kaya po ako nag apply ng passport dahil po priority date na po ng petition this month of october po.. pls. pareplay po. maraming salamat po.

  195. Hello nagset po ako appointment yesturday till now WLa pakong natanggap na reference number sa email ko .thanks

  196. Hi. Ask ko lang po sana. Nag set po ako ng appointment last june 2018 and naka schedule po siya ngayon august. Nung pag apply ko po nung june the nasent kaagad sa email ko yung confirmation pti yung application form. Ngayon papalapit na ang schedule ko ni-review ko yung mga requirements pti steps. Ngayon kailangan muna magbayad sa payment center bago isend ng dfa yung application form. Paano po yung payment ko? Mukhang bago lang po ang prosesong ito. Taga zamboanga po ako. Sana po masagot niyo and thanks na rin po

    1. @Ushiemar

      Tama po, bago pa lang po ang proseso na ito. Since nagapply kayo bago po maitupad ang bagong ePayment system, susundin nyo po yung lumang proseso ng pagbabayad doon mismo sa DFA.

  197. Hi ask ko lang po kung pwede mag bayad ng passport fee sa loob ng dfa kasi po nag pa sched ako ng june14 tapos po aug16 ung appearance ko. Na confirmed naman po appointment ko pero wala naman po nakalagay dun about sa epayment. Kaya wala din po ako nareceive sa mail ko. Malaking tulong po sagot niyo. Thank you

  198. why do we have to pay now before getting a booking confirmation? has the system recently changed? because when i booked a week ago, there’s no paying step. I just had to click the confirmation link in the email to get a confirmation for by booking schedule.

    1. Hi. Same case here 🙁 June 14 po ako nag pa schedule bale by august 16 appointment ko pero wala din naman pong paying step. Pero confirmed napo yung appointment ko.

      1. @Aya

        Can I ask what DFA branch ka nagapply? The ePayment system should be active nationwide by now pero baka may iba bang DFA offices (especially sa provinces) who haven’t implemented it yet. If that’s the case, then the old system of paying the fee at the DFA applies.

  199. Hi po .tanong ko lang po
    May schedule appointment na po kasi ako..
    Kaya lang po mali po yung last name ng nanay ko..epilyedo nya po ng may asawa na sya ang nailagay ko..dapat nung dalaga pa sya..
    Pwede ko pa po ba yun papalitan sa mismong araw ng appointment ko?

  200. Hi, is there anything I can do if I haven’t paid my passport fee on time? I was late for about 30 min.on the expiration time for the payment indicated on it. I can’t have another schedule because of my previous appointment.

  201. Hello po,

    Naka pag online application po ako last June 27, 2018 at mayroon na po akong scheduled confirmation with barcode dated August 15, 2018. kulang ko na lang is paymeant.

    Paano po ako maka pag bayad sa 7-11 if wala po akong payment code and yung schedule ko po ba on August 15, 2018 is still valid?

  202. good day po sir..ask ko lang po sana what will i do if nakapag-sked na po ako ng passport online application but never nakareceive ng reference number para po sa e-payment..your response is much appreciated po..thanks a lot..

  203. Hi po. Ngayon ko lang po napansin na mali po yung nakalagay na place of birth sa application form. Bukas na po sched ko. Pwede pa po ba mabago?

  204. I just want to ask i have a solo parent id so i dont need to set appointment online pwede ko po ba isama na ang anak ko sa pagkuha ng passport 13 years old po siya.

  205. Good afternoon Maam/ Sir,
    I would like to ask where can I find the reference number for the payment of the passport? Is the reference number same with the APPOINTMENT REF # in the email.
    Thank you for answering my query.

  206. naka pag appointment na po ako ang prob po mat mali akong info na nlagay at if pwd ko po sana cia i pa rush kasi naka bayad na po ako eii.,.,

  207. Meron na akong confirmed appointment for August 20, 2018. May maliit akong pagkakamali noong nag fill up ako ng info regarding sa Birth date, sa halip na Sept. 7 ay Sept. 6 po yung na select ko. Maari pa ba iyon ma-correct sa araw ng appointment ko?
    Thanks!

  208. May I know if how many valid primary ID’s and supporting documents are needed for the application requirements? Thank you for the response.

  209. Hi again. Walang pong proceed to payment nung ngbook ako ng appointment. There’s also no instructions on how to pay. Does that mean i can pay sa mismong application date?

  210. Hi! Your article is very helpful however I have two concerns. I’ll be renewing my passport next month in Pampanga and i hope you can help me with my concerns.
    °for renewal do i still need to present PSA?
    °im not familiar with epayment. You mentioned to present the reference number to the bayad centers. Is the reference number you are pertaining to the appointment reference number?

    Thanks!

    1. @Janjan

      PSA birth certificate is only required from minor applicants who are renewing their passports.

      If wala kang epayment options na nakita, it probably means hindi pa sya fully implemented sa DFA office na inapplyan mo. If this is the case, then payment will be done at the DFA office.

  211. Hi, dual citizen po ako – Fil Am. Pinanganak ako sa US pero Filipino parents. Sa Pilipinas na ko lumaki for almost 28 years.

    Last 2011 nakakuha ako ng Philippine passport kahit walang report of birth. Last November 2017, nagexpire yung passport and ngayon, kelangan ko uli kumuha.

    1. Kailangan ko ba kumuha ng report of birth?
    2. Gulong gulo na po kasi ako sa process ng pagkuha ng report of birth. Kailangan ko pong mag mail ng original copy ng documents? Also, san and pano ko po ipapadala sa US yung requirements and pano ko ipapadala yung 25$? Hindi naman po kasi ako makakapuntang US para lang mag file ng delayed report of birth.

    Salamat in advance po.

    1. @Anj If you were able to get a passport without a report of birth then, maybe you can do the same now. What did DFA requested from you as an alternative to birth certificate? I suggest to contact DFA directly.

  212. Hi, I will apply for an e-passport renewal. Am I good to go if I have:
    1. Old passport (with photocopy of the data page) *do I still need a photocopy of the last page?*
    2. PSA Birth Certificate (original and photocopy) *will they get the original copy because I only have one original copy?*
    3. Student ID (with photocopy)

    And lastly, what is the confirmed online appoinment? Is it different from the printed application form with the barcode?

    1. @Bianca

      1. Data page or second page of the passport is enough.
      2. They get the original copy I think.
      3.Student ID should be enough. Your birth cert will serve as a supporting document.

      If you received a link to print your application form, that means you already have a confirmed appointment.

  213. Hi, pwede bang gamitin ang voter’s certification as valid ID? hindi na kasi nag i-issue ng voter’s ID.

    1. @mekekek

      What do you mean by “updated application form”? All documents you need to print and bring to the DFA will be sent to your email address after making the payment. Perhaps you got that information from an obsolete government page.

      1. yeah i think so.wala na ba talagang chance na makakahanap ako ng pdf file ng form nila.. senior citizen po kasi mag rerenew ng passport. thank you pala sa pag reply admin. 🙂

  214. hello po. ask ko lang po if pano ko malaman if nakabook na ko for appointment sa passport renewal. ilang oras po ba bago mareceive ung notification? i accidentally click po kasi ung “cancel” botton sa payment kasi balak ko sana dun na directly magbayad sa dfa. so di ko po sure if natapos ko ung application kasi biglang bumalik na po sa home page. pls advice po.

    1. @roselyn

      Kung binasa nyo po muna yung article above, then nalaman nyo po sana yung bagong ePayment system. You should not have clicked the cancel button kasi that’s the only way you can make the payment. Hindi na po nagpoprocess ng on-site or walk-in payments ang DFA. The purpose of the ePayment ay para mabayaran na ng applicants yung passport fee even before they go to the DFA branch.

      Kinalulungkot ko pong sabihin na hindi po naprocess yung appointment nyo dahil sa pag-cancel nyo sa ePayment. That’s also the reason why wala kayong natanggap na email notification.

      1. Hello po. Married woman po ako at wala pa po akong id as married . Yung surname ng asawa ko ang gagamitin ko sa passport. Pwede ko po bang gamitin ung id ko nung dalaga pa ko.

  215. Ask ko lang po pls. Lahat ng IDs ko same birth date ang nakalagay pero yung NSO birth certificate ko iba ang date like 1969 sa Birth certificate pero 1968 sa lahat ng IDs ko. Hnd ko pa na correct. Pero may appointment na ako for passport. Hindi ba magpa process to dhl sa hnd match birthdate ng BC ko sa mga IDs ko? Thank you.

    1. @Sarah

      Malaki po ang posibilidad na hindi maprocess ang passport mo. You should have fixed the birth certificate issue first before applying for a passport. But call the DFA hotline to be sure.

  216. Hi! Good Day! Ask ko Lang po, nag pa appointment na po ako Ng passport at nakapag Bayad na din po, Ang concern ko is, okay Lang po ba na ung ipre-present Kung I’d ay Hindi naka address sa application ko.
    Hindi pa po Kasi ko nakakapag palit Ng address sa mga ids ko.
    Pero street Lang nmn .
    Same barangay at City pa din ..
    Thanks po.

  217. Good evening , wala po akong nakitang proceed to payment pero may natangap akong confirmation sa gmail ko , dfa megamall po ako. ASAP

    1. @Brenda

      If there’s a reference number in that email message as well as instructions on how to proceed with the payment, then you’re good to go.

  218. This is very helpful! But anyways, i thought the newly improved postal ID is now considered a primary ID in passport application? Atleast that’s what the post office said. Is it only really a supporting document? Thanks.

    1. @sharmane

      You know how the government works. When one agency says its true, the other will say otherwise. The postal ID is supposed to be a new primary ID but a lot of applicants go home empty-handed because DFA still considers it a supporting document.

  219. anyone knowledgeable tungkol sa requirements needed para sa pagkuha ng Passport?
    questions are the ff:

    1st. yung Birth Certificate po ba pwede ung old, ung noon pa na Birth Certificate or needed na talaga na ung PSA?

    2nd. Is Students Licence ID considered as an Acceptable ID or just a supporting document?
    please reply nman po sa mga nakaka alam. THANKS IN ADVANCE

      1. My father’s name is Antonio Jr, but his passport does not have the “Jr”. Antonio Jr. is what’s written in the supporting docs given to DFA. How come DFA missed that? I really don’t know DFA policy on name suffixes.

      2. @Juliet Did you present your father’s birth certificate during the application? They shouldn’t have missed it. You have to call DFA hotline to get this fixed. You might have to secure another appoint for new passport application due to name change.

    1. @Ana

      Yes, there’s a courtesy lane for regular government employees. Just present your Employee ID to prove that you’re currently employed with a regular/permanent position.

  220. Hi, ask lang po.. 1week delay na po kasi ung delivery ng passport ko. Nag process po ako sa dfa alabang last june 13, 2018 at ang sabi po sakin ng teller ay june 25 daw po ang release ng passport ko dahil pina express processing ko po. Nag avail po ako ng courier service via lbc kaya ang naging expected delivery date ko po ay june 26-28. July 05 na po bukas at until now wala pa po. Nag aalala po ako ano na nangyari sa passport ko kasi until now wala pa po. Araw araw po ako tumatawag sa lbc pero wala prin daww sa knila ung passport ko. Tumatawag po ako sa lahat ng mga no. Na nakapost sa website ng dfa pero hndi po Lahat makontak.

    Posible po bang hndi iniapproved ang passport application ko kaya hndi dumating ung passport ko? Mrerefund ko pa po ba ung binayad ko.

    1. @Rhaine

      I’m sorry but I don’t have the authority to verify whether your application has been approved or not. You must contact the DFA branch where you filed the application to know the status of your passport. The fact that you were endorsed to the delivery service means the problem isn’t in the application but in the delivery process itself. Maybe they’re dealing with backlogs that’s why there’s a delay. But again, nobody can tell you what exactly happened except DFA Alabang.

  221. Hello po tanong KO Lang po. Iba na kasi process ngaun ng dfa. Pag po Ba nkabayad na Sa bayad center. Hindi na po Ba magbabayad pag dating Sa dfa? O bukod pa po un. Salamat po

    1. @Eugenia Cardinal

      Pag po nabayaran na, no need na pong magbayad sa DFA. Ang purpose po ng new e-payment system ay mapabilis ang prosesa at maiwasan ang pakikipagugnayan sa mga fixers.

      1. pano po yung isang id lang. yung asawa ko po postal id lang meron sya. may owwa id sya pero luma na po at noong dalaga pa sya. ang tanong po kung valid po ba. salamat po

    2. Sa DFA Aseana branch lang po ba pwede ang gov’t. employye na magrerenew ng passport?

      IF single pa ang gov’t. employee na magrerenew ng passport at magsasama ng kapatidna single pa din. papayagan po ba sila na walk in applicants?

  222. Hello po. Mali po kasi yung mailagay KO Sa passport ng asawa KO. Kukuha po sya ngaung July 9 2018 dapat po ISABELA ILAGAN. LAng yung birth place Nia. Nailagay KO po ISABELA ILAGAN CITY. OK Lang po Ba yon? Malapit na pao ksi ang schedule Nia. Salamat po

    1. @Eugenia cardinal

      Ok lang po. Iveverify naman po ng DFA personnel yung mga info sa application before you proceed to the next steps. Sabihin nyo lang po yung mali pagdating nyo sa DFA para maicorrect kaagad.

  223. Appointment day pa lang po ako at sa address ko po eh nagkamali po ako ng sulat maaari ko pa po ba itong ipabago salamat po sa response

    1. @Gina Lagumbay

      Yes, you can ask the DFA personnel to change or update any misspelled or wrong info in your application on the day of your appointment.

  224. Hello po ask ko lang po mag aapply po kasi lola ko Senior Citizen napo totoo po ba na kaylangan ng companion/plus-one na mag apply din po ng passport? If ever po kaylangan, kasabay ko po ba siya mag aapply sa priority lane or mag appointment papo ako through online?

      1. good day. i have something to ask about ID’s sana.wala po ako ibang id maliban sa tin at postal lamang. when i tried to get some ids like sss, pag ibig at philhealth last they said na pinahinto daw po yung pag issue..ano po kaya dapat kung gawin para makapag apply sana kung yung problem is yung lack of valid ID? salamat po

    1. @Carl ange lerum

      Yup, that’s true. If you’ll be accompanying the senior applicant, you can also avail of the priority lane and bypass the online appointment system. Read more about it here: https://filipiknow.net/how-to-renew-philippine-passport/

    2. Is it ok meron po akong UMID id and Voters ID po with PSA ok na po ba yun to bring sa appointment ko this june?

    1. @Lyne

      Yes. Actually, DFA recommends having your passport renewed as early as one year before its expiration date.

      Learn more about Philippine passport renewal here: https://filipiknow.net/how-to-renew-philippine-passport/

  225. Hello good day, may I know what is this “e-receipt” which is one of DFA’s requirements during appearance? Thank…

    1. @Rhyxyll

      “e-receipt” is simply the receipt or proof of payment issued to you after paying the passport fee at any of the approved payment channels. DFA recently rolled out the “e-payment” system which enables applicants to pre-pay the passport fee before going to the DFA office. This is to prevent fixers and make the application process easier and more seamless.

      After payment, DFA will send a link to the following printable documents to your email:

      1.Checklist with your indicated schedule

      2. Confirmed Application Form with the bar code, appointment reference number (ARN), and eReceipt number

      3. Two (2) copies of the eRECEIPT

      Print the above documents and bring them together with other requirements on the day of your appointment.

  226. Pwede po kaya gawing express ung regular processing na nabayaran ko na? 950 ung nabayaran for 15 working days processing. Gusto ko sana gawing7 working days lng.. bale add n lng ako to make it 1200 for express. Reply pls

    1. @Shaira Lazaro

      Nope. NBI clearance is just a supporting document. Unless you’re one of those applicants with unique cases, one valid government-issued ID should already be enough.

  227. Hi good evening!

    May I know if in emergency or urgent need where can we apply for passport renewal since online there is no available slots. May we ask your help.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Evia,

      I already answered this questions in the passport renewal article: https://filipiknow.net/how-to-renew-philippine-passport/

      For your convenience, I’m reposting the answer here:

      According to DFA, the validity of an expired Philippine passport can be extended if:

      The passport expired within the last calendar year.
      The passport is not an ePassport (maroon color with microchip symbol in front).
      The passport is already scheduled for renewal through the online appointment system.
      The passport holder has already purchased tickets to travel due to a medical emergency or sudden death of a loved one, provided that it will be supported by verifiable proof/documents.
      If your request for extension has been denied, and you really need to travel to the Philippines ASAP, you may request for a temporary travel document from the Consulate.

      The temporary travel document only permits one-way flight to the Philippines, where you can renew the passport.

  228. Hi good eve…po …first ko po kc kukuha ng passport…anu po ba ang mga kailanganin at buwan po ba eto bgo salamat po..

  229. Hi, sir! I just want to know why the requirements posted in dfa website https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/passport/10-passport/61-passport-requirements-new-adult and this website http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/services/passport/new-applications/ are different? For example, in dfa website, it is posted that I should only bring one valid id and its photocopy and the supporting documents are for those who have special cases only. However, in official gazette website, I need one valid government id and 3 supporting documents to prove identity like NBI, Police, and Baranggay Clearances (there are other options in supporting documents too). I’ve read your guide in getting a passport and your requirements are the same with that of the dfa website. Should I disregard getting those supporting documents mentioned in the other website? This is my first time getting a passport, hope you’ll help me. Thank you!

  230. Good morning po. My passport is expiring on 30 Oct 2018. Pwede na po bang i renew
    ito ngayong April. Ano po yung ‘recently expiring passport’ Salamat.

    1. Hi Lui,

      DFA recommends that you renew your passport at least 6 months before it expires to avoid any inconvenience.

      So yes, you can already renew your passport.

  231. Hi sir what are the requirements for those who are born abroad (Singapore) but a filipino citizen ?

    1. Hi Ana Rodah,

      Requirements are the same but instead of the usual birth certificate, Filipinos born abroad are required to provide Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO.

      Thanks!

  232. Hi ask ko lng po ano pa additional requirements for a minor child.annulled n kme ng papa nya.,and i would like to invite her or bring her abroad.ang hirap kc im not sure ano pa mga kakailanganin na requirements kc mai nakta ako nun kailangn pa ng court order of custody which is wla nmn nun.,court order lng nullity of marriage.sna na po mabigyan ako ng sagot.tska kakailanganin pa ng spa papanu kung wla na kming communication ng papa nya.kc nsa abroad na dn?please help!

  233. hi Sir, may wrong info po kasi akong nailagay sa passport schedule form ko. nong ipiprint ko na ngayon ko lang napansin na mali yong nalagay kong place of birth mababago ko pa ba po un? schedule appointment ko na po sa april 21 eh.

    ano po ang dapat kong gawin? SALAMAT PO

    1. Hi Judelyn,

      Mababago mo pa sya pero sa mismong date and place of appointment mo na. All applications will undergo verification phase. Just let the DFA personnel know about the error.

      1. 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 🙏

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

      3. 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..

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

    1. 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..

      1. 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

      2. @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: https://filipiknow.net/birth-certificate-correction/

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

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

  234. 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?

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

    2. 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?

      1. Good day po tanung ko lang po kung yung conductors license is pwede pong gamitin as a valid id para po sa passport requirments??thanks po sa sasagot..

  235. 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!

    1. 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.

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

  236. 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

    1. 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

      1. @Rechelle

        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.

  237. 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?

    1. 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: https://youtu.be/6mdoko3dX_A

    1. 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.

  238. 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.

  239. 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!

      1. 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

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

      3. 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.

  240. 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.

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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  242. 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!

    1. 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!

  243. 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 .

    1. 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,

  244. 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!

    1. 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.

      Thanks!

  245. 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.

    1. 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).

      1. 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

  246. 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

    1. 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.

      Thanks!

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

      2. Hello po good evening, paano po kaya kung mali ang first name ko po? Perp may affidavit po ako at city civil registrar? It is acceptable po mam and sir?

  247. 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?
    Salamat

    1. 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.

      Salamat!

      1. 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!!

      2. 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.

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