DFA Consular Office Issues Advisory on Passport Applications

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Let’s hope this news brings good things for Pinoys hoping to get the passport processing done with.
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The Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) wishes to inform the public that measures have been put in place to address the delay in the processing and releasing of passports which are caused by the recent unprecedented increase in passport applications and other technical concerns.
The DFA will extend up to one year the validity of the current expiring passports of applicants who have urgent travel. The extension will be free of charge while the applicants are waiting for the release of their new electronic passports (ePassports).

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and applicants who need their passports on emergency circumstances (e.g., medical concerns, death in the immediate family) are advised to go to the Passport Director’s Office, for assistance. The Passport Director’s Office is located at the ground floor of the DFA-OCA at the Aseana Business Park along Macapagal Avenue.

Also, the DFA-OCA has extended its work hours, and opened its services on Saturdays. Passport processing services is now available until 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm on Saturdays.

The DFA advises the public to file for their passport applications at least 12 weeks before their intended date of travel.

The DFA is exerting all efforts and is committed to resolve the delays at the soonest possible time, and requests the public’s patience and understanding, particularly those who applied at its Regional Consular Offices (RCOs).

For additional information, the public may call the DFA-OCA at telephone nos. (02) 737-1000 and (02) 556-0000, send an email to oca@dfa.gov.ph or visit the Department’s website at http://www.dfa.gov.ph. ENDhttp://dfa.gov.ph/main/index.php/consular-advisories/2963-dfa-consular-office-issues-advisory-on-passport-applications

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89 thoughts on “DFA Consular Office Issues Advisory on Passport Applications

  1. Sir ask ko lang po.. kasi yung lolo ko lahat ng ID’s nya may SR pero ung BC at NSO/PSA niya walang SR.. magpaparenew po siya ng passport yung issued passport nya last 1988 may SR po.. hinahanapan kami ng DFA ng mga BC, NSO at affidavit na may SR sa pangalan niya pero sabi naman sa amin ng Municipal Registrar hindi naman pinanganak ang lolo ko na SR siya. Ano po need namin gawin?

  2. Hello, Sir. Ask ko lang po, kung PSA BC ang sinusunod ng DFA, ilalagay din po ba nila yung suffix name ko sa family name ko. Yon po kaso format ng name ko sa Birth Certificate. Thank you.

  3. hi po . tanong ko lng po kung importante na dapat yung suffix ay nasa first name? kasi po sa b.c. ko nakalagay sa last name.. san ko po ba talaga ilagay? salamat po..

  4. Hi Sir,

    Napansin ko po na mali pagkakalagay ng Suffix Jr sa full name ko. Ganito po yung format, Last Name: Doe . Given name: John Jr. Middle name: Reyes. Pero nakalagay po sa birth certificate John Reyes Doe Jr. Pwede po ba macorrect sa tama yung placement ng suffix? Ganito po format. Last name: Doe Jr. Given name: John . Middle name: Reyes. Pwede ko po ba mapalitan ang passport ko sa Philippine embassy kahit valid pa yung passport ko?

  5. Hi good day..pahelp nmn..naka pending kasi yung passport ko..ang tagal ko ng naghihintay..ang sabi sakin double L daw ang name ko pero ang ginagamit ko single L..single L lang po kasi ang nakalagay sa nso ko..pa email nmn po

  6. hello po, i just want to ask, ang passport ko kasi merong Jr. pero ang Birth Certificate ko wala. ano po bang dapat kong gawin? supposed to be Jr. ako pero sa Birth Certificate ko po walang Jr. sana po matulungan nyo ako, salamat

  7. tsaka ask ko lang din po.. if need ko pa po bang kumuha ulet ng bagong copy ng birth certificate ko..?

    parang may narinig po kasi ko na 6 months lang daw validity ?? thanks

    1. Depende sa pag gagamitan. Kung sa passport yan at readable naman ok na yan kahit last year mo pa nakuha sa NSO. pero pag sa mga embassy mo gagamitin ang gusto nila is yung bago.

  8. Good day po. Just wanna ask lang po regarding po sa suffix sa name.

    Regaring po sa father’s info po, what if yung name nung father ko po ay may “Jr” sa last name. Eh ang kaso po walang box for suffix po sa Online application form ng passport.

    Do I need to put it there po? or okay na pong wag na? Thanks po

      1. Pano po yun? saan po ba dapat naka pwesto yung JR. sa First name or sa last name?
        First Name: Ricardo, Jr. Middle Name: Amfufu Last Name: Dalisay

        or dapat po ba ganto
        First Name: Ricardo Middle Name: Amfufu Last Name: Dalisay, Jr.

  9. Hello po. Good am!!!… Paano po ako mkakapunta ng DFA po para sa middle name ko po bka d po ako papasukin ng guard sa DFA po. Please relpy

  10. Gud evening po sir. Pwde ba ako mgtanung kailangan ko poh kasi bumalik sa DFA para po sa middle name ko kasi po nagtext yung DFA sa akin pero nasira yung phone ko paano po ako mkakapasok sa DFA nasira wala po ako mpakita sa guard.. Reply po please

  11. Good day! Tanong ko lang po, nagapply po ang tatlong anak ko ng passport noong Jan 10 sabay silang tatlo nag apply, na deliver na po yong dalawa nang Feb 4 til now po wala pa yong sa isa may problems po ba yun pagganun? Thanks

    1. Posibleng may problem pero dapat may ma re recieve kang tex na dpaat kayong pumunta sa DFA to fix the problem or nadamay yung anak mo na yun sa mga na delay na passport. Inquire nyo doon sa number na nasa resibo nila yung status ng passport nya. Kapag inabot ng 1 week ang delay i suggest na personal nyo na i follow up ito.

      1. hello po ulit…til now po wala parin ang passport nang anak ko tinawagan ko na po ang courier delivery wala parin sa kanila, wala naman po ako natatanggap na tawag or txt galing sa DFA. Saang department po sa DFA kami pwedeng pumunta. thanks

  12. Im sure na my sinulat ako na JR at Hopefully wala additional payment. Thank you sir for your quick response.

  13. ask q lang po regarding sa passport q na dumating..kulang ung name na nakalagay sa passport q wala xang name suffix, dapat my ‘Jr’ nu ba ang procedure na dapat q gawin. Thank you.
    nid q sana pumunta ng DFA within the week.

    1. Go back to the DFA, punta ka sa Passport Director’s office to file for that correction and inclusion. Make sure na yung NSO BC mo at yung sinulat mo sa passport application form mo may JR ha

  14. ask ko lang po, may asawa na ako pag apply ko ng passport ang nailagay kung middle name is yung sa mother ko na dapat epelyedo ko ng dalaga ako, problema po ba yun sakaling kuhaan ko passport ang aking mga anak?

      1. saan sa dfa department po ba ako pupunta para mapabago yung middle name or pwede ba uli ako pumila para sa renewal/new application

      2. Una, bakit papalitan?
        Nabago na ba sa NSO BC mo ang middle name mo?
        Hahanapan ka ng NSO BC pertaining to the new middle name.
        Kun gmeron ka nito, application as renewal yan, pero show your NSO BC to indicate the correct/ed middle name

      3. Nagkamali po ako sa application typo error..hindi po yata nila napansin na maymali sa application ko pero lahat ng requirments ko tama naman po.. ang nailagay ko po kasi na middle name is yung sa nanay ko Manlunas na dapat Mangao ito po ang apellyedo ko ng dalaga ako. actually last month lang po ako nag apply, so ok lang po ba na application as renewal kahit bago plang? thank you 🙂

  15. ask ko lng po almost 1 mos na ung processing ng passport ko supposedly kahapon ko pa nkuha un nagkaron daw ng technical problem, ang nakakainis dun nagsked cla ng releasing ng passport tpos pababalikan ka ulit..ang haba haba ng ipinila mo tpos uuwi ka lng sa wala.
    pde ba aq dumirekta sa director
    s office

  16. Ask ko lang po,bakit po ganon ang naka list na requirements for passport 1valid id kasama na ang bir or tin number kasi pareho lang naman sila tapos yung sa supporting documents kahit 3documents ok na,pumunta ako sa dfa manila dala ko yung appointment documents ko pati na bir digitized number ko,tapos barangay clearance,police clearance&nbi clearance.
    Dahil wala pa naman akong sss id&voters id.
    Hindi pa daw pewede,pero kasama po yun sa mga list nila.hindi pa ba sapat yun na totoong filipino ka at wala kang bad records ang hirap dito sa bansa natin kapwa natin nag papahirap.sayang ang pagod at pamasahe ko.

  17. hello po!!sir tanung ko lng po may passport na po aq kaso ung nailagay ko po sa dfa application ko ng purpose for travel is work poh eh dapat po sana tour lng panu po gagawin ko dun help nyo nman po aq sir

  18. hi! ask ko lng po kung mag aaply ng passport ngaun mga ilang araw ang releasing. salamat!

  19. Oo nga nakalagay sa documentary requirement SSS,PRC,BIR,Driver Licence etc…Baka hindi alam ng DFA na ang TIN ay Bureau of Internal Revenue….Baka ang alam sa BIR ay Bureau of Invalid IDs….

  20. DO NOT PUT BIR AS A VALID ID AS ONE OF YOUR REQUIRMENTS IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT TIN…. YOU BETTER REVIEW AND READ CAREFULLY ALL YOU POSTED….

  21. I need some advice po. Dual citizen po ako Fil-American pero wala pa akong Php passport so US passport lang hawak ko ngayon. Nag apply po ako ng work abroad sa Bahrain at natanggap ako kahapon, I ask my employer kung kailangan ko ng Pkp passport sabi hindi na since I have US passport. pero hindi po kaya ako magkaproblema later on since dito ako sa pilipinas nag apply? at kung sakaling kailangan ko ng Php passport pwede po ba mapa expedite kasi 12 weeks pa yata bago ko makuha kung kukuha ako now. at kung makarating ako sa Bahrain kinukuha ba nila ang passport at kailangan ko bang ibigay sa kanila? Thanks po.

    1. I don’t think problema naman yan dahil US citizen ka. You can apply for a passport sa embassy sa Bahrain if you need one. Pwede naman US citizen ka na nasa Pinas nung nag apply ka di ba.

  22. cge2x salamat bukas pu2nta me dfa try aq ulit pg hnd prin nila approve pu2nta nku dun sa director office…

  23. my nso birt ako marriege contract,nbi,oma,driver license na last month q nakuha, at ito pa my BIR i.d ako nd postal pls nmn need q tlg mkapgpassport ds month.

  24. hi help me nmn oooh kc lht na ng requirments na hinininge skn sa dfa binigay q nah andun na un dpt my valid i.d ako eii kumuha me ng drivers license tapos nung bumalik aq sav mag pa appointment dw ulit aq kc last year pa dw ung appointment q.. tapos d nag appointment ako ulit sav d dw pwd license q kc bago dw.. bkt nm ganun??

  25. Good Day.I applied my passport renewal last December 21 at Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) tokyo branch but until now have received nothing yet.I could not get my new visa extension w/o my new passport.I need it badly before Feb. 17 which is the expiration date…I owe your Help.Please..please..please

    1. Oshi, sa DFA Tokyo branch ka lamang maaaring mag follow up. Normally aabot ng 1 hanggang 2 buwan ang pagproseso dahil kasama ang pagpapadala ng mga documents. Follow up mo sa branch ang status and tell them your urgent need.

  26. Good pm. Ask ko lang po ano ang magandang gawin kasi mag-aapply po mother ko ng passport e houswife po sya so wala pong valid ID except for the old-issued voter’s id. Nag-apply na po cia ng bagong voter’s id kaya lang po hindi po alam kung kelan marerelease yung bagong id nya binigyan po sya ng voter’s certification. Ang available requirements lang po nya e NSO birth certificate, NSO marriage contract, voter’s certification at yung old-issued voter’s ID. Sana po matulungan nyo kami.

  27. ask lang po..ksi po ngsubmit na po ako ng application form sa passport, kso po nag tampered po yung aken gwa po sa nso..pero inaayos ko na po ung nso ko..ngayon po hinde ko po alam kung panibagong fill up po ulit ako ng passport pra po maaprubahan yung aken

  28. Gud day, i am a nee passport applicant and i filed my application last june 23,2011, the said date of release was july14, i paid 1200 so that processing is overtime yet noo passport is deliver until now, i paid 120 4d delivery., 3months processing nb ngaun ang expedite?,

  29. sir ung BC ko po kc naaus ko na sa Local Civil Registry with annotation na po un at naitransmit na po sa NSO pero nung ikeclaim q na ung BC q d pa daw sya available kasi daw kulang p po ung requirements w/c is ung acknowledgement ng tatay ko na patay na with letter, meron na naman po kameng sinubmit ung nga lang po xerox na lang na galing sa school ko dahil ung original namin ay nasunog na po.,at may problema na nman daw po dahil ung name ko daw po ay d na makita sa affidavit na isinubmit namin kc po binaha na un at un lang po ang naisalba sa school namin, pero kung ikocompare naman po xa sa birth cert ko ay pareho naman po sya nakaindicate po dun name ng mother ko , ng father ko , birthdate and birthplace ko at ayaw p din po nila akong irelease ung BC ko ..ask ko lang po qng pwede magpagawa ako ng affidavit na katunayan na ako c melissa delacruz and melissa delacruz santiago ay iisa kalakip po ang mga supporting documents ko ay akin po itong ipanonotaryo.at isasubmit po sa inyong opisina para sa pag apply ng passport kasama din po ang NSO BC ko na ang nakarehistro ay melissa dela cruz pa lamang at kung gusto nio po ay ilakip ko din po ung galing sa LCR na may annotation ngunit ndi pa sya NSO copy dahil dun po kc nila q iniipit.

    needed badly na po kc ung passport ko kc di po mapapdala ng employer ko ung request nya para sa pagprocess ng visa q qng wala po aqng passport.

    please po help me po on this matter at kung kanino po aq dapat lumapit sa concern ko..thanks in advance.

  30. wala parin pagbabago system ng DFA nagbyad kna pra mairush at paideliver ang passport mo 1 month na di parin dumarating sumama na b ung passport nmin s bagyong juaning… my passport release JUly 19 then i pay 120 for delivery i thought after aweek i can recieve until now walang passport na dumarating… ano b dapat gwin ng goverment ageny ntin…. mapakabagal….

  31. kahit ba sa main office matagal din po ba magrenew? would it be ok kung magrenew sya again sa main office bka sakaling mas mabilis dun? im sorry if i have 2 many questions…
    thanks

  32. good afternoon,my brother in law apllied 4 passport renewal at la union branch this july 12,2012 and the releasing is on sept.21,2012…the problem is he need the passport very urgent kasi need na po naming ipasok sa agency ung papers nya 2 work here in hk,ano po ang dapat nyang gawin para mapabilis ang pagkakuha nya ng passport nya….i hope u can help un…thanks!

    1. Maricel, the only reason accepted by DFA for rush rush is either life and death situations. Kahit na may travel papers pa ang brother in law mo, kailangan nya pa rin hintayin yung schedule na iyan. Pwede mag try na ilapit sa DFA passport director’s office kung saan sha kumuha ng passport, dalhin lahat ng documents, ipakita and explain. Baka lang magawan ng paraan, pero this is slim.

      1. ano po ba ang reason bakit ganun katagal ang processing ng passport ngaun? and he paid 1,200 pesos supposed 2 be that is the payment 4 expedite d po ba? d2 nga po sa hk 40days lang ang wait releasing na ng passport…anyway po pwede ho ba nyang maavail ung 1yr extension ng passport,..dpo kc paproccess ng agency ung papers nya kc my butas na ung old passport which will expired feb.2012…mali po pla yung yr ng unang comment ko 2011 po pla dapat,sorry…

  33. galing ng DFA, may passport tracking system sila. pero hndi gumagana. (not to mention ang pondong nilaan para dun) pag may problema, tawag lang kayo sa trurnk line nila, puti na mata mo, wala pang sumasagot. Galing.. Iba talaga serbisyong Pilipino

  34. I need help from your good office,i work here in Calgary Alberta and had renewed my passport last march 28 2011 in Vancouver.My husband passed away last week may 29 and im going home june 15 with a temporary travel documents only.I would like to know how would it be possible that i could collect my passport in Philippine DFA office since Vancouver PHILCONGEN office said my passport is still in manila DFA.Please response thank you

  35. I need help from your good office,i work here in Calgary Alberta and had renewed my passport last march 28 2011 in Vancouver.My husband passed away last week may 29 and im going home june 15 with a temporary travel documents only.I would like to know how would it be possible that i could collect my passport in Philippine DFA office since Vancouver PHILCONGEN office said my passport is still in manila DFA.Please response

    1. Maria Luisa, what does the Phil Embassy in your area advise? I believe that you cant travel with an expired passport unless the embassy can address this issue. They should be the one to issue your passport to you. If they allow you to travel with temporary docs then you can check with the DFA here in the Philippines by getting in touch with them. You can try calling this number (632) 8344000

  36. I applied for my passport renewal last march 29 in La Union, but until now no renewed passport arrived. I need it very badly cause my employer is waiting for it, I even have a visa. So please sir, I beg this good office to expedite the process. Thanks!

    Please advice me further.

    1. Nerlyn, try going to the passport director’s office of La Union. Show them all the necessary documents you have regarding your employment. They should be able to help.

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