How To Apply For A New Passport In The Phillipines According To DFA Passport Requirements

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Stay on top of things when applying for a new passport!

If you or a friend needs to apply for a new passport, it’s worth knowing all the steps and documents you need to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. New applications and renewals are handled through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). We’ve listed the DFA passport requirements and the supporting documents you’ll need, in addition to how much you will need to pay.

DFA passport requirements

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As stated on dfa.gov.ph there are a number of steps you need to take before successfully securing a new passport. follows:

Confirmed Online Appointment 

Since walk-in ad-hoc appointments aren’t accepted anymore, you’ll need to book an appointment online. When you’ve done so, print out the appointment confirmation. Best of all, booking an appointment is free!

Personal Appearance

Book your appointment, then arrive on time and on the date set. If you miss it, you won’t be able to apply for another 30 days.

Duly accomplished Application Form (click here for Blank Application Form)

The application form needs to be printed and completed before your appointment.

Original copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper

If you are applying for a passport based on your spouse’s last name, married females need to submit an original copy of PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage.

Any of the following Valid IDs with one (1) Photocopy

You’ll need to bring one valid picture ID issued by the government, as well as two supporting documents in case the DFA ask for proof of identity and citizenship.

 

Required supporting documents

You can submit any of these two documents:

  • Social Security System (SSS) / Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License. Student Permit may be accepted if in card format.
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) / Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) card
  • Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification from the Officer of Election with Dry Seal
  • Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
  • Senior Citizen ID
    School ID (if applicable)
  • Current Valid ePassport (For Renewal of ePassport)
  • For applicants based overseas, they may use their host government issued IDs showing their Philippine citizenship. (Example: Residence Card)

If you can’t supply certain documents, you’ll need to provide additional supporting documents.

 

What are the passport fees?

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As per the consular DFA website, the fees vary depending on if you apply for the regular procedure or expedited route. 

Aseana and Consular Offices (within Metro Manila)

  • Regular: Php950 (12 business days)
  • Expedited: Php1,200 (6 business days)

Consular Offices (outside of Metro Manila)

  • Regular: Php950 (12 business days)
  • Expedited: Php1,200 (7 business days)

Foreign Service Posts

  • Regular: $60.00 (28-60 days)

Then, you can collect the passport from the location stated on the receipt stub! Done!

 

Save time and stress by following this guide to applying for a new passport according to DFA passport requirements. Share with a friend if they need to apply!

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Vinnie Wong