DFA Passport Delays :(

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Some complicated news for passport aspirants:
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The Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) regrets to inform the public that releases of passports of those who applied in Manila on May 6 and thereafter and whose passports are due for release on June 10, Friday, and thereafter will be delayed for a few days, or starting June 14 and thereafter.

The delay is caused by an unexpected malfunction of the mainframe program which has prevented the printing of passport booklets.

The foreign equipment provider, Oberthur Technologies, has put all available resources and is working around the clock to fix the problem. The remedial work will take a few days.

To alleviate the backlog, the DFA-OCA will continue offering the extension of the validity of passports for one year of those with urgent travels. This extension can be accomplished within the same day and at no cost to the applicant. There is also no appointment needed to avail of this service.

Those with emergency travels (e.g., death in the family, medical reasons, and OFWs reporting for work) within the next few days may be issued machine-readable passports.

For the above and other concerns, affected individuals may call or visit the Passport Director’s office at telephone numbers 836-7759 or 556-0000 locals 2030 up to 32.

The DFA-OCA enjoins the general public who has travel plans to apply for passports well ahead of time, at least 12 weeks in advance.

The DFA requests the public’s consideration and understanding. http://dfa.gov.ph/main/index.php/public-advisory/3158-dfa-office-of-consular-affairs-advisory-on-passport-release

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DFA Consular Affairs Office Advisory for Passport Appointment June 20, 2011

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299 thoughts on “DFA Passport Delays :(

  1. Hello po sir.. ask kulang po sana kung magbibigay pa po ba sila ng extention .. kahit naka waiting sa releasing passport ..?

  2. Hello po sir.. ask kulang po sana kung magbibigay pa po ba sila ng extention .. kahit naka waiting sa releasing passport ..?

  3. DFA Angeles regrets to inform you that your passport will NOT BE AVAILABLE on THURSDAY, AUG 1. Further advice will be given once it is available. Thank you.
    Question po. Mga ilan araw po posibleng ma late? Nag aalala po kasi ako at para masabi ko rjn po sa boss ko salamat po and gobless

    1. Hi Rolan,

      These types of information are within the jurisdiction of the DFA. It is better kung sa kanila po kayo mag tanong para makuha niyo po ang pinaka accurate na sagot.

      MC

  4. pwede ba pumunta ng Dfa ng mas maaga sa date na bnigay nila para sa
    releasing?kc December 07 ang release ng passport ko December 03 ang flight ko to go Hongkong😒😒😒May way pa po ba para marelease ng mas maaga?or pwede ko pick up ung passport ko sa Batangas printing ng Passport?

    1. Hi Aileen,

      You can try visiting the DFA branch kung saan ka nag apply ng passport to check kung available na yung passport mo. Pero under normal circumstances and for security reasons, ang mga passport ay nire-release lang talaga on the date stipulated on your claim stub. But you can still try.

      MC

  5. I didn’t received yet my passport today,why is it? When I already paid for it,DFA Tacloban told me it will be delivered today Oct.23,2018

    1. Baka mali yung nilagay mong email address? Hindi pa tuloy ang appointment mo kasi hindi naman nag push thru ang application mo eh meron ka pang iko confirm sa email nila kapag na receive mo yun.

  6. Good morning po, saan po ako pdeng tumawag regarding sa passport ko, tentative na release po kc nya ay dec 29, 2016 12nn to 5pm, d pa rin po xa nddlvr hanggang ngaun jan 4, 2017

  7. Hi master citizen ung passport q puh xpired n tapus nwala.db puh pg mgrerenew kailangan ung luma. So ang ginawa q puh ndi n q ng declare n nwala at same process ng new applicant ang ginawa q nung may 6 2016.ngaun puh may 30 n wla pa din 5 working days n syang delay at arw arw aq tumtwg para mg follow up. Iniicip q bka dahil s ginawa.un puh kya ang posible reason ng pg ka delay nia? Tnx puh

      1. Upo master.ngpunta nrin aq s dfa lipa ang svi puh suspended dw ung application q dhil dun s ndi q pg declare. Vineverify p dw puh.ganu puh kya ktagal un master

  8. nag apply ako passport nung February 18, 2016 sa tuguegarao expected ko po na makukuha ko yun nung march 8, 2016 kasi express po inaplyan ko for LBC.but till now po wala pa? ilang beses na rin ako pabalik balik sa LBC pero wala pa po sa kanila…anu na kaya status nang passport ko? wala naman ako makuhang feedback sa kanila..thanks po

    1. Kapag kasi Regional offices ng DFA matagal talaga ma release baka naman na delay lang talaga. Kung kailngang kailngan mo na ang passport puntahan mo na yung DAF supervisor sa Tugegarao para makiusap.

  9. Hi po. Nag apply po ako ng passport nung sept 28. Nag tataka po ako kasi pinagbayad ako ska nakakuha ng bio at picture kht sabi nya eh kulang daw ako sa requirements. Den after non nakalagay sa resibo is oct. 12 ang releasing at nag pa deliver po ako 14 daw madedeliver pero lagi ko chinechek eh pending daw sa lbc. Ngaun may tumawag bigla na pinapakuha ako ng nbi clearance tanong ko po eh kng makapag bigay ako sa lunes ng nbi makukuha ko po ba agad ung passport ko balak ko po kasi umalis nh 2nd week nh nov. Pls help naman po sir antayin ko reply nyo salamat po

  10. Gudmorning po..ask ko lng po na ung passport ko ay wla pdn hanggang ngaun.dapat po nung july 22 pa un ndeliver. Tumwag n po ako sa 2go express pero sabi nla wla pdw po sa knila.rush pnman un.kc kelangan ko n tlga. Please tulungan biu po ako f nu dpat gawin?bka kc mghintay lng ako sa wala e.

    1. May delay talaga sa production ng passport. Kung talagang kailangan mo na punta ka na sa DFA na inaplayan mo tapos dala ka ng mga proof na need mo na talaga yung passport mo.

  11. Dear Sir,

    Greetings!

    I just want to inquire po kc tumawag po ako s 2GO ang sabi nila hindi pa daw naforward ung passport ni Ms. Analie MAlang sa kanila, wondering lang po nag nagaaply po ung pinsan ko noong December 12, 2014 and it was rush so ang release suppose to be ay December 23, 2014 but unfortunately until now ay wala pa kmi narereceive. Sana po matulungan nyo po kmi at the soonest ang hirap po kc matawag sa DFA n binigay n no ng 2GO.

    Salamat po and God Bless.

  12. Hi po, bat sobrang tagal ng processing dito sa Davao? Starting Sept.1 , they extended it to 35 to 40 working days, tapos wala na pong express processing..grabe sobrang tagal naman 😦 😦

  13. Gud day master citizen! Pwede po b dumiretso n ko sa DFA pampanga para I follow up ung passport ko? Kc po travel agency po ang nag process ng requirements ko sa passport application ko. Ung resibo ay nasa agency. Pwede po b? Thanks

  14. Gud day po master citizen! I have applied for my passport last July 4, 2014 and the release was on August 15. But until now pending pa Rin according to the travel agency n inavail ko. Aug 30 n ngyon pending pa Rin. Ung passport m LNG ang hinihintay ko para maprocess visa ko. What will be the best thing to do. And who will be the person or office to contact about this matter. Thanks

    1. Punta ka na ng personal sa DFA kung saan ka nag appearance kasi masyado ng matagala ng delay nyan. Punta ka sa passport directors office sa may DFA Aseana pwede kang mag reklamo doon.

    1. usually ganun katagal ang process, dito parin kasi sa Manila ginagawa ang passport, so kailangan ng shipping days para makarating ang documents dito, then gagawin ang passport dito sa Manila na 7 working days nag pinaka-mabilis and 15 working days naman ang regular processing. After magawa ang passport, ipapadala na ito papunta ng Lucena kaya another days nanaman of shipping, kaya natatagalan ang release nito.

  15. Thanx mastermind, so pgawa nlng aq ng affidavit before aq punta ng dfa pra incase hnapn nla aq ng affidavit eh my ippkita ako,? mhirap kac ng pblik balik, bukidnon pa nmn ako…sna e allowed nla… ilang months po ba maaayos ng nso ang correction sa MC ko po?

  16. Helo mastermind, i hav a problem with my place of birth…ung sa marriage contract ko is iba sa nso birth certfcte ko, pro ung mga supporting documents ko na iba is tama kac sa nso birth ko yong nasunod, maaari po ba itong maging cause ng passport denial ko… ung sa MC ko lng ang naiba..,

    1. Correction of entry ang gagawin dyan sa M.C mo ipaayos mo yan sa munisipyo kung saan naka register yung kasal nyo. For passport follow B.C naman sila eh baka pagawain ka na lang ng affidavit para dyan.

  17. Hi gud nun mastercitizen.. Ask lang po aq hanggang kilan kaya delay ung passport ko sa DFA cebu.. Nag apply aq May 15,2014 tas pina express processing ko it says 15 days not including sat.&sunday at pina LBC ko kasi dito aq sa tacloban I supposed to get my passport June 06,2014 but until now wala parin.. Tumawag aq sa LBC wala pa daw sa knila.. I am so disappointed 2 weeks na delay ung passport ko urgent need ko pa naman po.. What should I do?

    1. Kung masyado ng matagal ang delay i suggest i follow up mo na ito ng personal pero makipag coordinate ka sa LBC na pupuntahan mno nalang kamo baka kasi magka salisi kayo eh.

  18. Hello Good Day,

    I am Cristine Ash.My passport was due to be delivered last March 5, 2014 and it was not delivered.When will it be delivered or where can i pick it up?

  19. MasterCitizen Good morning! tanong ko lang po kung makuha ko na yung pasport po kelangan ko na po talaga yun kasi aalis na sana ako kaso na hold ako ng immigration dahil na sira daw pasport ko so pina ayus ko po sa DFA ORTIGAS dn me releasing date na ako kaso they texted me na hindi pa daw availabe yung passport ko sa said date….Baka po kasi ma sisante na ako sa trabahu ko and i really need it pina rush ko pa po yung process non i hope matulongan nyo ako regarding this matter,sa kasamaan palad po andito pa po ako sa Mindanao dito sa Iligan city luluwas po ako bukas sana po pwede ko na makuha yung pasport ko bukas.Thanks and God Bless

      1. san ko po ba pwede puntahan para magawa na agad passport ko kc npka bagal umaksyon ng dfa lucena nabigyan ko na ng xerox ng mga contract ko,,wla prin txt ang dfa,,actually numg may 14 pa dpat yun,,xpected daw 20 ..pmunta ko wla pa daw,, gang ngayun wla prin mukhang di inaasekaso kaya ako nalang ggwa ng paraan pra mpabilis,,nid ko na po ksi ngayung june,2 ,,ddaan pa yun for viza stamping cnabi ko na un sa knila,,..e..mukhang di umuusad report ko,.anu po mgandang gwin,,?sna po m2lungan mo ko

  20. Good morning po ask ko Lang po sana if pending po ang application then afterward nagging ok na po and na bayaran na, ilang Araw po ba ang hi hintayin for releasing po?maghihintay po ba ulit ng 15 days?

      1. Good morning mastercitizen ask ko lang po,kelangan ko na po yung pasport ko by this January 24 kasi kelangan na ako ng amo ko and need ko na talaga yung pasport ko.. sa 22 kasi yung releasing sana and they text me na hindi pa daw available yung pasport ko sa said date… Pwede po ba yung madaliin i mean baka pwede po sa 23 kasi kelangan ko na talaga yung pasport ko isa pa pian rebook ko na yung ticket ko,Salamat po.

  21. After n encode ako ng exit n ko,,, prng nkita ko s web nid ko punta s courier akala ko kz un n last step wl nmn cnbi n punta s courier nung ngbyad ako ng 1200 un n , kl ko un n ung last n mgbbyad?!

    1. Ask ko nga po pl ,,, pwede ko po b isend via mms or email s brother ko ung receipt tas un nlng ppkita nl s dfa pr cl nlng kumuha ng passport ko??

      1. Yup! Ky pl intay ako ng delivery wl dumdting… Wl nmn kz ngaasist ky hnd ko alm… Akla ko nung ngbyad n ko un n un… Tas hnd cnbi n kung ippdeliver pumunta s courier pr mgbyad ng addtional delivery chrge…Ppkuha ko nlng s kptid ko passport ko….Tnx po

      2. Same kami master 😦 hindi rin ako na inform na magbabayad ng additional fee na 120 kase sa step 1 palang tinanong na ako kung deliver ba sabi ko opo tapos pinasulat lang sakin yung address ko.. tpos nag proceed na ako sa step 2 and after ko sa 2 and 3 nagtanong ako sa guard sa may exit kung what’s next after ng step 3 tinanong lang ako kung nakapag papicture na ako sabi ko opo tapos sbi ok n tpos na.. wala man lang sinabi sakin 😦 na magbabayad ako ng 120 😦 paano po yun ? pwede po kayang tumawag ako sa LBC para ipakuha yung passport ko dto ko nalng po babayaran??

      3. I got my passport yesterday πŸ™‚ oct. 11 ako nag pagawa i supposedly get it on oct. 23 but dahil first timer ako hindi ako ininform na need ko pa plang pumunta sa courier ko grabe ! but thanks GOD and sa mga nandto dahil sa mga nabasa ko natuto ako thanks po lalo na kay mastercitizen πŸ™‚

  22. Ano po b courier ng dfa megamall? Gusto ko po kz i follow up ung delivery ng passport ko… Kung ano n status…? Rush nga po un eh, Dpt sept.24 mdeliver pero wl p rin gang ngaun… Mgnda n kz maaga plng maayos n agad… Tnx frm bulcan p kz ko.. Hoping for your reply

  23. hello po,
    asko ko lang po kng bukas ang dfa aseana ng sabado? my passport got lost at kelangan ko appearance sa dfa aseana for blocking. my work po kc ako monday-friday.tks po

  24. HI…help lang kasi sabay kami ng fiance ko pumunta dfa aseana (me for renewing; him= for new application) ok na sana tapos na, then after a day my nagtext sa fiance ko for Pending application di daw kasi preho un nsa birth cert nya s nilagay nya, then apparently talgang mali nailgay nya. nailagay nya Pasay instead of MANILA. Nagemial na kmi pero no respond yet. Ask ko lng kasi pinapunta siya sa Pending Unit, ano ba kelangan dalin for reference? my appointment dn b dun or should he go directly sa dfa aseana? all he have for reference eh un receipt for delivery kasi sna un passport nya…ang hirap din tumawag sa hotline nila…

  25. good day master! ask for an advice po kc ung anak ng frend ko 14 years old nag renew passport pero pending at this time requires marraige certificate parents di po kasal ang parents nya..sinubmit po ung letter of guardianship nung father nya issued by the regional trial court ..ano po kaya ang best gawin.?tnx so much

  26. master, gud day po!…ask ko lng po ung problema ng tita ng fren ko kc suspended ai po ang passport nya kc po naka-alis ng bansa ung tita ng fren ko iba ang name use nya then ung kumuha sya ng passport nya sa name nya nakita ung dati nyan gamit na name may chance pa po ba sya makuha ng passport nya sa pangalan nya!..tnx po may kaso po ba syang haharapin sa dfa kilala naman po nya ung ginamit na name..natakot po sya kc pinapunta sya sa pifms ano po ba ang dapat nyang gawin salamat po ng marami!…makatulong po ung advise nyo para sa kanya

    1. Kailangan harapin ang PIFMS at ipangako sa DFA na hindi na uulitin yan. Mag explain kayo at kung papayag sila, mabibigyan sila ng passport uli.
      Yun lang ang paraan

      1. Same case po.. may pag asa po bang maka kuha ng passport kase pina schedule den po ako sa s PIFMS..

  27. Supposedly the schedule date of releasing my passport is on May 31, 2013, but can I claim it on June 1, 2013, since I cant go to DFA on my scheduled date?

  28. Good Day!

    I just want to ask what am I going to do or need to do. Because my receipt for my passport were lost last week. How can I be able to get my passport on its date of release if I’ve lost it? Do I need to provide you Affidavit of Loss?

    I hope for your response and Thank You πŸ™‚

    Enzo

    1. Sa pending unit yan, they will investigate, baka kasi may kapangalan ang passport. Punta lang and answer the questions truthfully. Prepare all your documents as proof of proper identity.

      Passport Integrity and Fraud Management Section

  29. Hi Master. Ask ko lang if pwede magrequest sa dfa ng early release ng passport. Nagapply ako via agency and nagapperance na rin ako nung april 5. Biglaan kasi di ko inexpect na papadala ako sa abroad for training. Need ko na sana passport next week. Need your advice sana.

  30. Kung ganun nman pala n my problema s service nila sana di na lng cla ntanggap ng express or rush passport pr nman di naasa ung mga tao…bk mwalan p cla ng trabaho dahil s ginagawa nila..kawawa nman…

  31. Good day MasterCitizen!

    Inquire ko lang po, nag apply kasi sa DFA Lucena ng Lost Passport and supposed to be eh ngaun ang released April 5, 2013. Unfortunately nagtxt cla kahapon thru chikka na me technical problem daw so hindi daw mapipick up ngaun. I called this morning and asked them kung kelan ko pde makuha ang sabi nila eh hindi daw po nila alam. What is wrong with them? Judging by the messages and concerns that you have here in your website, hindi po ba cla aware sa negligence nila? (sorry for the word I used) Ang concern ko po kc is naka book na ko sa wednesday for vacation. usually po ilang araw ba nadedelay ang releasing ng passport? Thank you very much.

  32. Ask ko lang din if lahat ba talaga na nagrenew ng passport is delayed talaga? Akala ko kc mabilis lng dahil officemate ko nag renew last oct 2012 and less than 30 days nya naresiv passport nya at di pa nga rush yun. By the way, renew ang inapplyan ko. If i wont be able to resiv my passport, is it possible i can use my old for my 1 week travel abroad? My passport wud expire by oct 2013.

  33. Oh my God, while reading some comments here, parang na stress na ako. 2 days delayed pa naman ang passport ko. Supposedly march 27 sana darating paasport ko but due to long holidays, so exoect ko this week. Pls advice me what to do if di pa rin madeliver passport ko within next week. I need it to submit by april 15 for my travel sa first wk of May. Pina rush ko and they never advised me na may delayed problem pala ang dfa. My location pala is Cebu.

  34. Nagapply aq 4 my passport last march 16,2013 sat.un ang release ay march 25..pagdating sa 2g0 ngtan0ng aq kung kelan marerecv sbe nung guy expect it 0n march 26 kc pr0vince..nagtan0ng pa q d p0 ba h0ly week na un?sbe ni kuya thursday and friday lang kami h0liday english pa c kuya..anung petsa na??tp0s na ang h0liday vacati0n wla na ulit aq sa pr0vince cnu pagrerecv nun?nkapangabala na q mg iba pra magantay hanggang kelan pa q mangaabala?tinatawagan q ung number sa resib0 un attended!! “What kind of service u have?26 pa lng narelease na ng dfa passp0srt q dpat hndi q na pina rush ganun dn pla ang kalalabasan!!nasisira lng image ng dfa sa service na yan!!

  35. Tnk you so much Master… pero maiisuhan po b sya ng passport kahit wala syang id. na carrying my name except for birthcert and baptismal?? ung ibang id nya nakalagay po ung surname ko as her middle initial and the surname of my husband..

  36. kung nagpa sched kami online rush and deliver, pwede po ba pag dating s dfa rush tapos pick up nalang namin para mabilis?? pwede pa po bang baguhin un?

      1. another concern po, ung birth cert ng anak ko is under my name kasi ung biological father nya d kami kasal…kasal po ako s una kong bf..nagkahiwalay kami ng biological father ng anak ko nung pinanganak sya..after 5 yrs nagreconcile kami ng una kong bf kung saan kasal ako, sbe ng court s batas ang legal na father ng anak ko ay kung kanino ako kasal. gnagamit ng anak kong surname ay s husband simula ng nag reconcile kami ,ko pero dpa ammended ang bc nya. now shes 20 ngayon palang kami nakapag file ng correction of entry..pag nag apply po sya ng passport pwede n po ba nyang gamitin ung surname ng father nya kahit petition for correction palang ang naka file s court at dpa na ammend ang bc nya s nso?? pls help po. tnx alot

  37. hi master ask ko lang po kung bkit super delay n ung passport ko..dapat po feb 12 ang release hanggang ngaun wala pa po..pano po b dapat kong gawin?Lbc po dapat magdedeliver nun..tnx po..kung pupunta nman po ako dun sayang nman ung binayad ko sa courier..salamat po

  38. Hi po ask q lng kasi oct. 3, 2012 aq kumuha ng passport kasama anak q oct 24, 2012 releasing pero passport q lang dumating wala ung xa anak q til now. tinawagan q dfa d nman daw nka pending passport ng anak q tapos tinawagan q dn lbc macapagal ung xa loob ng dfa wala pa daw finoforward xa kanila. Sobrang busy q kasi kaya d q mapuntahan. ano magandang gawin? pede ba q pumasok xa dfa macapagal kahit wala aq appointment?! sobrang tagal na kasi. TIA

  39. hi master citizen. ask ko lng kung anong dapat kong gawin to expedite may passport releasing. Appointment date ko kc last feb 7 and sabi skin since may issue sa printing ng mga passport wlang option na rush so regular processing ang only option ko. Im so frustrated kc ang release date ay march 4 at ang flight ko papuntang malaysia is feb 28. Ung kasabay ko dapat sa malaysia ngproces ng passport nya last this feb 12 lng at biglang nagkaoption ng rush so she took it. Aun marerelease ung passport nya ng feb 22. Ano bang pwede kong gawin since nauna akong nagprocess? san ako pwede dumiretso para maexpedite or pwede ko ba papalitan un ng rush? sa sm manila nga pla ko nagprocess. Please advise. tia

    1. You can try going back to DFA manila, pero medyo mahirap na yan kasi naka file na ang request mo eh. Sa release date na talaga yan lalabas. Go to DFA manila and ask to talk to the OIC there if he can help you. Show documents and your concern

      1. hi master.. kilan pa po ba ma release ung passport ko… dapat feb 19 sya ma deliver pero bkt until now wala pa din… na stress na ako sa kaka dial ng landline nila but no response… ilang days po ba dapat bago ma deliver…?????????

  40. Hi, may extension of validity ako for two years kasi na delay yong processing kaya binigyan ako till dec 2014. Dec 27 pa dapat sana makuha ko yong passport pero till now di ko pa kinuha kasi nagamit ko yong lumang passport para visa details ko sa dubai travel ko sa april 6. Tanong ko lang po kung valid ba yong passport ko na may extension of validity since di ko pa kinuha yong bago?

    Kung makuha ko yong bago po, magagamit ko pa ba yong visa ko or magagamit ko pa ba yong luma kong passport? Ano kaya dapat kong gawin? siguro saka ko nalang kunin yong bago pag uwi ko galing Dubai kasi two weeks lang ako dun? Please advice po. Thanks.

    1. ANg lumang passport na may visa, sinasama sa bagong passport, madalas naka stapler sa isa’t-isa para makita ang valid visa sa luma. Dapat kunin mo na yung bago mo, kasi ilang buwan lang yan sa DFA tapos inaalis na. Pag wala na ang passport doon, baka kailangan mo na mag apply ng bago.

  41. Hello, I just want to ask if how many days are acceptable for the delay delivery of passport? I was renewed my passport nung january 11 2013 and I preferred express processing but till now hnd pa dumadating yung LBC. I also phone LBC sabi nila na sa DFA pa raw. Hope meron sumagot sa tanong ko. TIA

  42. i am just change my status From Single to Married..sa DFA Pampanga noong Jan 5.mag 2weeks na ngayon friday…ipina LBC ko pa yon pampanga to subic lang!i hope i can get my passport this coming friday para makapag ayos ako ng Visa ko punta Uk…ilan days ba talaga maghihintay para makuha ang passport? thanx

  43. hays pano po kaya un ngapply po ako s dfa lucena at suppposedly dec 27 ang release nya. eh pmnta po ng dec 29 wla p dn eh flight ko n ng jan 8. eh jan 2,3,4 n lng ntitira date tpos ppnta p ako poea. pwd ko kya yan pntahan s dfa releasing office s manila khit s lucena ako ng abyad?

  44. the same what i had experience right now , my husband and i is really frustrated and pissed cuz supposedly my passport will be released oct 5 2012 and i give them rush money ,why they accept rush money if they know that passport will be delayed, we keep trying to contact them but no one answering ,i been in the DFA but they says it is still pending why until now passport is not there yet it takes so long now ,it is really wasting lots of money .goshhh what is going on, please do you have an idea?i really needed my passport urgent cuz my visa will be arrived soon..thanks
    i am just change status there from single to married,why takes so long.
    please help me give me an idea.

  45. Master,

    I would like to ask lang po if may limit lang po sa number of characters na magaapear sa 1st name po? mahaba po kasi name ng Brother ko 22 characters to be exact, yun nagaappear po sa passport nya isa 1st name lang po, Christopher lang, Instead na Christopher Charlemagne, I wonder if error po yun or may limit lang na pag swipe naman passport eh magaappear yun bio na, been calling dfa, but as usual ala sumasagot, thanks po

  46. hi, i got a text from 2go saying pending daw yung passport ko kc dapat realesing of my passport was on Sept. 12, until now hindi pa kc dumating. Pending napo one month,. ask ko lng po anu po possible reason why my passport is pending? renew na kc yung sakin eh tapos hindi po ako hinahanapan ng vald id dretso lng tinitingnan nila old passport ko thats it tapos na. Hindi kaya un yung dahilan why may passport is pending status? thanks !

  47. gud afternoon po.. kasi po bukas naka sched po ung sister in law ko sa dfamay appointment siya for passport. she’s married unfortunately ung sa nso nadelay yung pagrelease nung marriagecontract nya although nsa knya ung receipt na sa 26 pa makeclaim yung sa NSO ihohonor po ba yun ng dfa o we need to resched for another day na lang thanks po

  48. hello po…gud morning po…. ung passport ko po ksi release po sa ay october 1,2012 e until now po wala pa po….kailangan ko na po ksi….panu po kaya gagawin ko pina rush ko po at pina LBC….sa sm megamall mo ako kumuha,,,,,advice naman po…

      1. pina rush ko pa man din po un ksi un nalanghinihintay ko para visahan ako… anu bayan baka mainis na ung employer ko…anu ba dapat kong gawin? bakit ba may nadedelay khit pinarush…kaya nga po rush….para mabilisan e sayang lang additional na bayad 250 at sa 120 sa delivery….ganun dinpala mangyayari….

  49. kung pupunta po kaya ako sa dfa sm megamall ay matutulungan nila ko need ko napo ka sa work ko abroad?salmat po sa tul;ong

  50. kainis ang dfa pagkatapos mung sumunud sa rules nila at makapagbayad papaasahin ka pa pala!mga ilang days papo ako maghihintay?

  51. Good morning po. Ask ko lang kung matatangao ko ba ngayon yong passport ko na for release
    today. bali LBC po ang mag dedeliver sa bahay ko. ang release date iis Oct. 1, 2012 at ang sabi
    ng DFA sa my Robinson Ortigas ay pwedeng pa LBC para di ko magastusan ng pamasahe. Taga Pangasinan po ako. Wala po bang delay ngayon sa releasing ng passport. Salamat po.

      1. gud afternoon po..khit na for pick up ang passport may possibility na wla pa rin dun?thanks po..

      2. sir ganyan den po nangyare sa ake dapat release na ng 28 then delevered ng 29 but up to now wala pa ren akong natatanggap.anu po kaya nangyare at anu ang dapat kong gawen salamat po

  52. hi, ask ko lang kung ano po yung contact number ng dfa ang may sumasagot? thanks. halos lahat ata ng contact number ng dfa na nakita ko sa net natawagan ko na pero puro busy. nagapply po kasi kami ng friend ko nung sept4, delivery date was sept26, yung sa friend ko night of sept25 nakuha na niya yung sakin hindi pa til now, tried calling the lbc sabi wala pa daw sa kanila. what should i do po? thanks

  53. August 24 ko inapply ung passport taz rush at release dapat nung sept 5 pero until now wala parin:( need ko na sya next week for my medical ive been calling lbc at wala pa daw sa knila no record found parin.i called dfa at nasa pagawaan pa daw nila.wala nmn daw sa pending list kaya e veverify daw nya sna me resulta na sa monday parang naisama yata sa regular ung passport ko

      1. Tinawagan ako ng tga dfa nung monday call ko daw courier ko to pick up my passport at pending unit wednesday ng hapon.so i informed lbc na pinapapick up na ung passport ko tapoz till today wala parin sa lbc araw araw nko tumatawag both lbc and dfa.sabi knina wala pa daw sa lbc.kainis lng kasi parang bola ka l ng pinagpapasahan.pg wala prin mamya luluwas nko ng mnila kasi need ko na nextweek mg medical

      2. ganyan den nang yare sa aken aplly ako ng sept.19 for rush processing dapat released ng sept 28 then deliver ng 29 gang ngaun ala pa.tawagan naman dfa kung machine ang sasagot e busy kaiinis na po talaga!anu hu kaya nangyare tnx

  54. Good day!

    Ask ko lang po, kasi po sa monday sana yung deliver ng passport ko.. kya lang may ng txt po sakin na held pending daw po yung passport ko need ko daw magdala ng nso birth certificate, which is napasa ko na during processing day, bakit po ganun? eh mejo bc po sched ko kasi nagtratrabaho ako.. ok lang po ba delay ko sya mabigay? thank u..

  55. Any suggestions or tips, na kapag pupunta n lang personally sa dfa? I filed for a passport last august 23, its rush processing pero wala pa rin, I tried calling ung LBC and wala pa daw sa knila, so i planned na kami na lng kukuha personally sa dfa, may paraan po ba para maasikaso nila agad ung passport aside from follow up lng kapag nkapunta na kami sa dfa ulit, thx =) i need it this wednesday na kasi

    1. Go to the DFA, pumunta sa releasing section pahanap mo yung passport. Kung wala pa rin, pumunta sa passport director’s office, magreklamo na kailangan na ang passport. Show proof na kailangan nga like airline tickets na aalis ka na para maasikaso, kung walang valid proff na kailangan mo na agad, baka hindi maasikaso at sabihin na pakihintay na lang. Pero maganda rin na puntahan mo para malaman mo ang dhilan bakit wala pa

  56. Opo meron po akong resibo. Ung sa baby ko po meron na kaya lang ung sakin po ang wala hindi rin nila irerelease un pag wala daw po sakin. Lagi lang nila sinasabi na tawag kana lang ulit.

    1. Dapat madali lang yan. Change status lang naman eh. May hawak kang resibo? Umangal ka sa OIC ng passport division na yan and explain why sobrang tagal. Nag renew ka right?

  57. halimbawa po sir ngkamali po ung name ko tlga kc ung fulname ko po is CINDY LILA but ung nailagy kpo is CINDYLILA po,kelangan ko prn po bang plitan un sir?mkkuha kna po ba un in 1st wek of sep. kng mapalitan kna agad ung name ko sir.please hintay kpo reply nyo sir..tnx po

      1. Hello sir. May concern po ako sa passport ko change status po. Dapat na release na po nung july 4th, pero until now wala pa. Everytime na tumatawag ako sa # na binigay nila wala pa raw po memo, at iTatawag nalang daw nila sa dfa manila para i check. Ano po kaya pwede ko gawin? Thank you.

  58. hello!, i hope you could help me with this … well i have the same problem with them … the release of my passport was supposed to be june 18 … as indicated here on my receipt .. supposed to be dapat by mga june 21 its already in my hands … but how come that until now JULY 15 my passport hasn’t arrived yet! … and the contact number that i put there before was my number before my phone was stolen … i tried to call LBC but the numbers here on my receipt was not functioning … if i go and ask DFA about this do i need to get any appointment again? or should i just go there and ask them on where the hell is my passport now! … *i already allowed 1 week delay* … but its not just one week now! its been 1 month … *i’m patiently waiting for it* … but i don’t think i still have the patience now … i filed on may 25 … and yeah 1 month mahigit na and its STILL NOT IN MY HANDS … i badly need it coz i can’t process my visa for japan until i got that passport of mine WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE DELIVERED *but not yet here!* BY LBC! THE GREAT COURIER OF DFA … i’ll be waiting for your reply thank you!

    1. That is very long a wait for you. You need to go to the DFA and inquire about your passport status personally. You just need to go there anytime, present your delivery receipt to the guard and say you will follow up your passport with the releasing section.

      Go to the courier are and ask for your passport or go to the releasing section to inquire about your passport.

      1. hello sir gud evning po,tanong lng po ko tngkol po sa passport ko..my ngtx po kc sakin gling DFA via chikka po,eto po ung msg sakin sir,YOUR PASSPORT APLICATION HAS BEEN HELD PENDING,NEED TO VERIFY FIRST NAME..PROCEED TO PENDING UNIT OR 5560000..,,kmuha pa po kc ako aug 13 2012 po,1st week of septmber ko pa po mkkuha pro my ngttx npo sakin..ano po ba ang prblema sa inaplayan ko?ibig po ba sbhin hndi ko pa mkkha pgdting sep.ung passport ko sir?tnx po n hintay kpo reply nyo sir,godbless po

      2. Ibig sabihin may concern sa first name mo. Hindi ba iba iba ang documents na binigay mo? Baka naman malabo yung NSO bc mo sa first name. Kailangan mo lang pumunta sa DFA magdala ka ng lahat ng supporting documents mo para malinawan sila sa first name mo.

  59. Set appointment June 28 then we count seven working days for Rush Processing (saturday and sunday not included) then we received notification thru LBC on the 7th day of processing (if you want passport be delivered at your doorstep) then the next morning we got our epassport..

    **** I suggest you should set an appointment earlier of the week to limit days of waiting.

  60. hi.. very informative ang blog na to.,. two thumbs up sa gumawa.. πŸ™‚ nandito lahat ng reklamo sa bwiset na dfa :))

    same sa situation ko supposedly 2 days ago pa dumating ang passport ko pero until wala pa.. (very disappointing ang gobyerno ng pilipinas).

    @author: ask ko lang po if ilan days usually delayed ang passport delivery these days.? i need to receive my passport asap, kasi pupunta ko abu dhabi.. if pupuntahn ko xa sa monday to personally get it may mapapala po kaya ako.? un kasi plan ko, to got there personally.. since taga Malolos ako I want to know kung makukuha ko yun kung punta ko o hindi, kasi sayang sa time, effort at money.. please response. Thank u πŸ™‚

    improving ang sistema pag nasa dfa ka to apply or renew your passport: mas mabilis, mas maayos ( less than 1 hour tapos na ko nun) pero ang problem naman nila sa delivery! useless ang option na rush, sayang sa pera! maiinis ka lang, dun na kayo sa regular lang, wala kasing kwenta ung “express delivery”.

    1. Minsan delayed by a week. Mas maganda if you go to the DFA by Thursday na this week to follow up kung wala pa rin.
      Lalo na kung hindi ka pa naman aalis (lilipad) agad this week.

  61. Good eve my passport delivery date should be yesterday but its already july6 hope to deliver it as soon as possible need it already

  62. gud day..
    sir/madam:

    tatanong lang po kung ano po ang naging problema ng passport application ko po,,nagtext po ang dfa sa akin na pending daw po ang application ko…tanong ko lang po kung ano ang naging problem at kung ano po ang mga kailangan requirements na dapat kong dalhin. CHANGE STATUS po ang inaplayan ko.. MARIA ELIZA LAMBOHON LOPEZ change to MARIA ELIZA LOPEZ ANDAYA… KUNG meron po kau email address na pwede pong pagtanungan about this pede po ba makuha or contact nos…thanks!

    1. Kung pending yan you need to go personally sa DFA. CHange status means you got married. Nag submit ka naman ng marriage certificate? DFA might just need to request for supporting documents but you need to go to them sa Pending section ka ng releasing section pupunta para maayos na yan.

  63. “There was a problem with sending your request. You may retry or pick another slot. ” For a week now, this statement has kept on appearing at the end of the e-passport process. I am making a family appointment and I have made sure that all the information that I have been inputting is correct. I have also been using Mozilla (search) as advised by DFA. Calling 7371000 is not a good option since conversation will entail at least one hour; 15 minutes per family member. Medyo nagsawa nako sa kakapindot for one week pero unsuccessful. Pls help. Thanks!

  64. problem: passport application has been pending for several days ago
    question: do we need to get schedule again or just enter the office and just bring the receipt? what should we do?

    1. Paano naging pending ang passpor application mo? Hindi ka nakapunta on the scheduled appointment date mo?
      Or do you mean pending ang delivery/release ng passport application mo?

      If you mean release, just bring receipt and go to the DFA releasing section.
      If you meant appointment, then you need to get a new one first.

  65. Grabe always busy ang line nang DFA for follow-up. Kung hindi busy ring lang nang ring. Ano ba talaga ang nangyayari sa inyo. Please naman akala ko consistent na kayo yun pala marami pang dapat ayusin and also thru your internet when making a follow-up online you can not go thru the date 2011 pa rin ang year di mo malagay the correct date and year that you filed or applied for your passport renewal. Magbao na kayo please.

    1. Pasensya na sa ating government agency :). May hotline nga, kaso cold naman ang service.
      Anong website yung follow up online ang hindi nagbabago ang date? Anong website address?

  66. I was expecting my passport be delivered yesterday. But today i still haven’t recevied it. So I’ve called the the LBC hotline and found out that they do not have the documents yet on their side. So i phoned the DFA hotline (after several try!!) then unfortunately when they transferred my call to the releasing department.. no one is answering.. then several trials again… grrrr.. ang ending.. naabutan ako ng 5pm cut off time sa line!!! Do I have to wait for a couple of days ba for me to have it? sayang ang extra fee. kaya nga i paid 1200 para mabilis… tskkk.. Alam nio po ba ang direct line sa Releasing Dept?

    1. Wait for it for about a week. Useless ang pagtawag, kasi pagpapasapasahan ka lang. Pag wala pa rin after a week, at hindi ka naman nagmamadali, wait for a couple of days pa. Delayed lang yan. Kung nagmamadali ka, after a week, puntahan mo ang DFA releasing section para sagutin nila ang concern mo personally.

  67. Good day! ask ko lng po baket di dumating iyung passport ng anak kong isa si joshua samantala iiyung anak ko n si justin at kreesha dumating same date nman silang ng apply at same place nka address iyung passport nila at pinarush pa nmin kc rush nmin syang kailagan and you have date for the express kaya nga mas mahal diba why now di dumating on date release ask ko nlng kc we suppose to go out of the country 3days after the delivery ng passport ng anak ko out of 3 sya lng ang di dumating iyung ky joshua. and it should be last May 21.12 we hope dumating n iyung passport nia kc kawawa nman sya kung maiwan sana may cut off kyo ng ezpress ng di nman malugi ang mamayan na ng papa express pero di nman madeliver ng tamang araw. I do hope u understand our situation.thank you!

    1. Maria, next time wag photo finish ang pagkuha ng passports. The best option for you is to go to the DFA para malaman mo kung nasaan na ang passport. ALways plan for delays when dealing with the government. Tinawagan mo na ba ang courier na napili mo? Kung gusto mo ng solid response I recommend you go to the DFA para makasama ang anak mo sa trip ninyo. Buti nakakuha siya ng plane ticket without a passport number.

  68. ayaw nila mag bigay ng spicific date of releasing…i mean panu nyu aq mtutulangan anu un mga bagay n pwd k gawin pr m released agad un passport q..

  69. hi im victor b orsolino today is the releasing date of my passport may 21 2012 but according to the releasing staff my naging problem un printing machine..ask k lng klan b pwd ma release un passport ko need kasi yung ASAP..pag d agad na release un mwawalan ako ng work..sana matulungan nyo aq..thanks

  70. there is no problem with my passport nor additional documents needed….received text message last night it was already released, claimed and has been forwarded to Tel-PPT LBC for delivery. Hopefully to receive within today. ..it only means bale wala ang rush processing…need p magreklamo before marelease…or need additional payment?…

  71. Am so lucky pala, kasi kahit nabasa ko ang mga comments regarding sa courier ng passport sa dfa about sa delay, nagtry pa rin akong magpa courier kasi di naman pwedeng bumalik ako sa araw or date na naka schedule kasi may work ako..Kumuha ako ng passport nong May 3, express ito so naka schedule ito na makuha kahapon, May 14…ang courier ko ay dhl express…dumating ang passport ko ngayon…

    1. mas ok nga talaga cguro pg DHL kasi ung pinared ribbon ko sa DFA nadeliver din on tym..isa din ako sa mga biktima ng delayed passport delivery.LBc un courier ko.june 14,12 ung releasing date ko.sabi ng courier di pa dw release ng DFA.pasalamat pa nmn ako at 7 working days lng ang processing kc kelangan ko na tlaga ung passport.un nmn pala di totoo.sana di nlng cla mg sabii ng releasing date kng di nmn nila kayang panindigan.maraming umaasa at nabigo at nainis.

  72. Good day!… my passport was scheduled to release on May 10, 2012 and paid an additional Php1,200.00 for the delivery. Sad to say until now we didn’t receive my passport. As per DFA-LBC my passport still not yet released / pending and advise to personally follow-up in the releasing section of DFA. Above issue was since last year. It only means that delayed releasing of passport is a normal issue in DFA. For what we paid for a RUSH processing? Likewise, I request for a “rush” processing for urgent reasons. May visa processing is on hold to think i am scheduled to travel end of this month. I am so disappointed.

    1. Either there is a problem with your passport application or additional documents needed from you OR the DFA sucks in delivering their promise to produce passports. Best option is for you to check it out at releasing section para maaga mo malaman ang reason.

  73. gandang umaga po bkt po kya wla p dn ang passport ng asawa ko ang expected date po nmin ay may 8,2012 pero until now dpa po nmin nttangap.

  74. i believe now all government agency talagang pagong kumilos, May 2012 na until now wala pa din i pay 1200 para mas mabilis. di talaga tayo aasenso nyan

  75. hi.releasing ng passport ko april 18 until now wala pa din sa may 1 na ko aalis..meron n ko flight ticket ang nakapag book n ko sa hotel….tinawagan ko ang air 21 wala pa din sa kanila…why wala pa yung passport ko..ngbyad nmn ko sa rush proccesing nila

    1. Thesa, wait until Monday. If wala pa rin by then, your best option is to go to DFA and inquire re your passport personally. Baka mag ka problem ka pa sa flight mo.

  76. dpat release na ng passport ko April 11,thru AIR21 till now wala pa….Rush ang binayaran ko P1200 para mabilis daw?!…gaano pa katagal mag hintay?

  77. Wala pa rin po passport ko. Called Air21 and sabi ay nasa pagawaan para raw as per DFA. Ang tagal naman non. March 19 ko pa inapplied and March 28 daw release. If puntahan ko na sa DFA, saan ako didiretsong Dept po? Kainis po kasi need na need ko na passport ko dahil iaaply ko pa ng US Visa. Salamat!

    1. Crisanto, sa releasing section ka pupunta. Sabihin mo sa guard doon ka papunta pakita mo yung resibo ng courier mo. That way you will get first hand info from DFA kung ano na ang status.

  78. a week? grabeng abala na yan, kaya nga RUSH binayad ko para maging maaga ko matanggap. Mas mabuti pa yung dating sistema, pag sinabing 7days, talaga makuha mo passport after 7 days.

  79. Same goes with me, release of passport was march 28, rush 1,200. Supposed to be deliver by air21. Till now wala pa, called all the concerns personnels, delay daw nasa printing pa. Hayzz! Ano ba yan? Tawag na ng tawag sa akin agency ko,need it ASAP para sa visa. Paano na ngayon yan?

  80. hi master citizen..nagrenew po ako ng passport ko last march 5,2012,ang released po dapat nung march 26, 2012..pra hassle free pinadeliver ko po sa LBC unfortunately 2days after the day of release pinuntahan ko po sa courier pero wala prn daw po sknila..ano po ang dapat kong gawin..thanks po..

    1. Mai, hintayin mo muna. Since March 26 ang release, dapat March 27 to 28 ang delivery nyan. Pag wala pa, hintayin mo until Monday, baka na delay lang ng konti. Kung wala pa, balikan mo sa DFA ng Tuesday para mag follow mismo doon sa releasing section.

      Reminder lang to everyone, pumili mabuti ng courier na magdedeliver ng passport ninyo.

  81. hello dual citizens po ako nung nag apply ako ok namn sa mga pinag pasahan ko dapat nung 15 release nya till now wala padin padating na tiket ko wala padin pport ko..bat ganun napaka bagal na ata ng service kung kailan pinaganda inaayos ang lahat human error namn ata problema sa dfa…ano paba gusto nila sa mamayan dagdag service fee…tinawagan kona lbc wala padaw nirerelease ang dfa…haayyyy pilipinas

    1. Hajie, puntahan mo na sa DFA Aseana para malaman mo ang tunay na dahilan ng delay. Mas maganda na masikaso mo agad para hindi ka naka hang sa paghihintay. At least kung malaman mo personally, may magagawa ka agad kung may problema nga. Kung delayed naman, ma check mo doon mismo kung ano ang status.

      I have a blog on here on Passport Delivery . You should take a look at it guys.

  82. hello, tanong ko lang ko pa kung may issue po na ng delay of releasing passport for express/rush sa DFA Aseana at kung meron po ano po yong reasons?

    1. Wala namang issue ng delay sa Aseana ngayon. Kung meron mang delay, dapat hindi lalagpas ng isang linggo ang delay, dahil minsan nahahalo ang express sa mga regular, pero minsan lang ito nangyayari. Isa pang dahilan kung bakit delayed ang isang passport ay baka naka hold ito dahil kailangan ng additional documents as proof of identity.

    1. Subukan mo puntahan. Baka nandun pa. May posibilidad na wala, pero mas ok na check mo personally.

      Pasensya na sa late reply. May ginagawa din ako aside from answering questions promptly.

  83. good day tanng ko lng kng pwede ko pang makuha yng passport ko na nine months na nsa dfa kase ngkaroon ng prob. kya di ko nakuha agad. tnx.. good day.

  84. finally, i received my passport na!
    to those passport applicants na hndi nman rush yung need ng passport better to go regular na lang which is 950.00 ung akin kase delay ung release kase npasama sa batch ng regular. target delivery should be march 1, 2012 pero dumating xa ng march 13, 2012

      1. master citizen tanng ko kng pwede ko pa bang makuha yng passport ko kahit nine months na di ko nakuha balak ko sanang kunin sa monday tnx. good day

  85. ask ko lang din πŸ™‚ nakaaffect kaya ung sinubmit kong documents sa processing ng passport ko? i submitted company id and alumni id and inaccept nman xa ng checking section.. bka kase msyang lang ung application ko.. kaya worried ako πŸ™‚

  86. ok po.. kahit sa 2go pede ako magpaassist chineck ko nga din po ung status ng tracking number ko sa 2go and it says na hndi pa daw po available ung sakin.. medyo confusing lang since magkasabay kami ng friend ko na kumuha then ung sa knya nareceive na nya ung sakin wala pa din..regarding nman po dun sa documents na kulang.. possible din po ba hndi pa din mprocess though nainitial check na sya? alumni id at company id kase ung hinigi sakin nung nasa section eh. hoping for your immediate response πŸ™‚

    1. Ang valid ID kasi is dapat driver’s license, SSS ID, voter’s ID, mga government issued. Kung pinayagan naman yung IDs mo, baka lang hanapan ka pa ng supporting documents to prove identity. Pag wala pa rin soon, mag punta ka na sa DFA Aseana.

  87. Hi, very informative post. Thanks for sharing this. However, I tried trying to schedule an appointment today to no avail. I keep getting “There was a problem with sending your request. You may retry or pick another slot.” When I try to retry, nothing happens, and if i try to pick another slot, same error occurs. This is very frustrating…

    1. Baka naman hindi na available yung slot na napili mo, and also check kung may blanks ka na naiwan sa form mo. Kasi pag may kulang, may error yan. Minsan naman mabagal ang internet or server ng appointment system. Try mo again pag lean hours. Wag ka sumabay sa oras na sa tingin mo ay maraming nag aapply.

  88. Good Day,

    I have a concern regarding sa passport ko.. supposedly, deliver na sya ng march 01. ung sa friend ko dumating sya ng march 2 e magkasabay lang kami kumuha ng passport. i wonder now kung ano yung problema sakin.. magkaiba lang kami ng courtier, LBC ung sa kanya 2go yung sakin.. Di ko alam kung 2go or DFA ba talaga ang may problema.

    1. Diane, give it a week and it should come to you na. Dalawa lang yan, yung courier is delayed or DFA is delayed sa pag release ng passport mo. Or may problem sa passport mo, which you will find out by next week kung wala pa ito. You will have to go to DFA by then to inquire regarding your passport.

      1. ano po ba yung mga cases na pwedeng maging problema sa passport? meaning to say i already have 2 days to wait.. i already asked 2go and sabi nung customer service agent, is still in process pero maya lang is yung reply ulit nya kung passport ko daw is still negative at their end.

      2. Diane, minsan ang pwedeng mangyari is may kailangan pa na additional documents para sa passport. Pero madalas, delayed lang ang release kasi nahalo sa ibang batch or next batch or something. Basta after a week at wala pang advise sayo na available na, try mo na inquire personally sa DFA releasing section, pa assist ka sa courier representative mo.

  89. i think its common that the deliveries are delayed, did you happen to know what’s the average # of days it gets delayed?

  90. hi my passport are delayed in 3 days form now. I pay for 1200 working for 10 days, feb 07 2012 issue on feb 21 2012. sa dfa lucena po ako nag apply hanggang ngayon wala pa yung passport. can help me for that?

  91. Pwede po ba malaman kung wala po akong magiging problem sa pagkuha ng passport ko na dapat nakuha ko na last year of October 15. Now ko lang po kasi makukuha ang passport ko and my child…

    1. Monette, try mo. Hopefully the DFA still keeps the passports for 6 months. With the current volume kasi baka hindi na, pero it is worth trying. Bayad ka naman sa passport na yan eh. Claim it.

  92. hi..this is my first time here..i was wondering if you could help me with some of my question…ok.i lived here in usa..trying to petition my mom..now shes trying to apply for her passport..4 times….4 times…yeah annoying…they didnt approve her application because she doesnt have old ids…first of all,,,she didnt finish school.second she didnt work in a company to have sss gsis or whatever company is that to get ids..in short..she doesnt have ids before….what she got right now is her copy of her form 137 in high school, 2 postal ids(the other one is ithink 3 years old), our birth certificate, her birth certificte, marriage certificate, sss id (new one), shes also trying to get philhealth id, nbi clearance, police clearance, voters affidavit….i am so frustrated about it..cant do anything about it since im thousand miles away…..thinking about asking some help with their congresswoman..or getting a lawyer…i dont know..we also hired a travel agency and still didnt help…so you think its time for me to give up?…my mom is a good citizen..not a criminal..why cant they give her a passport?..any suggestion would help…thank you….if you could email me back..i would greatly appreciated…thanks again…

    1. Lalyn, try and proceed to the office of the passport director in DFA-Aseana, present all the requirements and the previous application form that your mother used with the respective assessment of the DFA personnel who rejected your mother’s application for passport. They should be able to give you a clearer answer as to why you have been denied. The Passport Director’s Office is there to provide assistance in cases like this.

  93. bakit ganun wala pa rin yung record ko sa lbc para sa passport ko nakalagay naman sa date ko ay december 29, 2011 hindi ko pa rin makuha kelan ko kaya pwede makuha yun.

  94. hi! delay pa din ba yung releasing ng passport sa cebu as of today? hope you can help me.. plan namin pumunta dec 19, 2011 personally sa dfa para kumuha.. flight namin feb 7.. makakaya pa ba yun? thanks πŸ™‚

  95. hi! ask ko lang, my release date was supposed to be last nov 16 but up to now wala padin.. courier ko wwwexpress.. wala pa daw sa kanila at nasa dfa pa but ung hotline din hopeless.. nagtext na ung dfa na i should go there sa directors office bet 8-4pm.. should i go or not? kasi sabi ng wwwexpress di ko din makukuha daw dun pag ako pumunta.. dapat sila daw.. please advise po if you know what i can do.. thanks!

    1. If DFA texted you, ibig sabihin may problema ka and DFA wants to talk to you about it. You need to go to the director’s office and clarify this. Bring all your documents. After maayos mo yan, then makukuha na yan.

      1. Okay thank you.. They texted me kasi nagpassport tracking system ako.. Thats why they texted.. Okay thanks you so much.. =)

  96. pls help,what should i do,,nawala ko ata yuung resibo,,dun kasi ako sa section na pag govt employee ang parents,,eh may consideration na hindi na pipila,,police po kasi tatay ko,,help me mastercitizen.

    1. Khen, punta ka ng DFA sa LBC na courier, DFAMPC ang nag hahandle nito, sabihin mo sa guard na nawala ang resibo mo at pupunta ka sa courier mo, magpakita ka ng ID. Pagpunta mo sa kanila, pahanap mo yung passport mo, kung sa courtesy lane ka nag process, nandun din sa courtesy lane and courier service provider mo, tama ba ako? Puntahan mo sila para malaman mo ang status ng passport mo.

  97. sept 2 na release na passport ko,,express pa,,ang nakakaasar eh hangan wala pdin,yung courier araw araw ko na kinukulit,,nga po pla,,what i lost my receipt,,anu ba magandang gawin,,sa sobrang tagal kasi nun,,nawala na yun receipt ko,,pls help

  98. thanks Master Citizen for taking time to reply queries.. I thank you for being a concerned citizen. I would just like to relay my experience in regards to passports and all that. I was also in the same situation like all of you since I needed my passport badly for my UK visa. From my experience, I advice (if you’re in Manila Area), get your passport personally than leaving it in the care of a courier.Get it straight from DFA. I had it also delivered but later I decided to get it personal since I have this concern that passport in courier usually takes more than just a day to be delivered. My released date is today, Oct. 25, 2011 and I got it at around 8:20am. No hassle, no long lines. As soon as I arrived in the releasing section, I just gave my air21 receipt to an agent there and after 15 min, I already have my new passport. I’m writing this for the purpose of sharing some good news for those who are also desperately waiting for their passport. this could give you a ray of hope πŸ™‚

  99. MAGANDANG UMAGA PO,BKIT D P PO DUMADATING ANG PASSPORT KO,ANG RELEASE PO KC NUN AY DPAT NUNG AU.26 P,PERO HANGGANG NGAU WLA P RIN,PNA DELIVER KO PO YUN SA LBC,KPG TUMATAWAG KO SA DFA ANG SABI EH NSA LBC N RAW,KPAG NMAN NAGVERIFY KO SA LBC ANG SABI EH NASA DFA P RAW,BKIT PO GANUN?SANA PO MATULUNGAN NYO AKO

  100. tagal naman mag response.. Wala parin passport ko hanggang ngayon.. Dapat sinasabi na nila agad yun hindi yung ipapa experience pa nila saming mga bago palang.. Sayang naman pina expidite ko pa at pinadeliver..

    1. Reelds, how long have you been delayed? Kung a week or so, malapit na yan. If more than that baka may problem yung passport mo, puntahan mo sa releasing sectionpara matanong or follow up

  101. Hello guys…I can say the passport releasing here in DFA Cebu is ok already..I went there this morning, Sept 7, 2011, to pick up mine, since today was the releasing indicated in my receipt..and gotcha, I have now my passport in my bag…I’m so happy, I never went through those nightmare of delays…though their expedited process was a little longer (applied Aug 1 and released Sept 7) than before, at least they released it on the exact date. God bless everyone and good luck with your passports too πŸ™‚

  102. Hi, I been waiting for my passport it should be deliver to me last July 12, but until now Aug. 17 I
    havent receive. I asked LBC but according to them my passport still not forward to them…

    1. Erlinda, if you are in a hurry, you can try going to the DFA and proceed to the releasing area to inquire about your passport. Your courier will be obligated to thoroughly search and explain it to you in person there. If you do get your passport here, I heard they don’t give you a refund on the delivery.

  103. I cant get through in setting an appointment..Ive been doing this for a week now…hotline is busy and there’s something wrong with the website…i always ended up with this note..”There was a problem with sending your request. You may retry or pick another slot”.

    1. Belle, I tried it this morning and I got an appointment. Baka your choosing an appointment na hindi na available. Sometimes it might crisscross at the same time na may kumukuha din ng slot na napili mo. Pag ganyan pa rin ang nangyayari try emailing info@passport.com.ph

  104. i hope mine will also be delivered soon. i really need my new passport bec im booked to leave this end of ausgust. Question pla, would they allow me to go in DFA releasing office even if i opted to have my passport delivered? its been a week na kc since the supposed release date but it havent arrived.. thank you so much mga sirs!

    1. Chico, just show your delivery receipt to the guard and say that you are going to inquire regarding the release sa releasing section. Once there, inquire on how to have the delivery service assist you in your passport concern.

  105. Yup I asked it to be delivered. LBC is the courier, and it’s not yet with them, I checked. It’s still with DFA. Anyway, thanks for your blog, at least now I know there’s really a problem. DFA should really worked on improving their services. They should in fact compensate for the delay. Regardless of how sorry they are, still it caused some people’s time and money.

    1. Alora, keep bugging your courier. Some people here who could not wait made their way at the releasing section to find out that they could get their passports on site. Sadly though, they did not get a delivery refund. I suggest, if you can afford to wait, then let it come to you. Hopefully your not in a hurry. DFA said that things have normalized…we can hope again.

  106. Funny, I thought all the while that DFA turned my passport into origami and just burned it. Obviously, a lot of people is experiencing the same frustration that I have. My passport was supposed to be released on 8th of July. However it’s 28th now and still haven’t received anything from them. Not even a notification that it will be delayed. I also paid for a Rush service, and apparently I’m not getting any. Well I hope they return my money for it (I suspect they won’t). I also tried the DFA hotline, and I keep getting an answering machine telling me that all operators are busy. I’m starting to hate that musical background I hear whenever I wait for an operator. Jeeesssssshh… I’m saving up all my patience not to throw the phone or get too violent. Oh well, hope they expedite everything.

    1. Alora, I’m assuming you had your passport delivered? Who is your courier provider, you should call them to follow up. If I am wrong and you did not get delivery services, then you have to go to the DFA releasing section to check it out. πŸ™‚ hope you get it soon, may problema kasi ang process and release ng passports lately.

    2. the same what i had experience right now , my husband and i is really frustrated and pissed cuz supposedly my passport will be released oct 5 2012 and i give them rush money ,why they accept rush money if they know that passport will be delayed, we keep trying to contact them but no one answering ,i been in the DFA but they says it is still pending why until now passport is not there yet it takes so long now ,it is really wasting lots of money .goshhh what is going on, please do you have an idea?i really needed my passport urgent cuz my visa will be arrived soon..thanks

  107. yeah, sorry too late to realize that you are just a blogger. my apologize. ur pages helps a lots. yeah i wil just wait til end of this week then if i stil didnt get my passport i wil go to DFa. thank u again.

  108. same on me. the released of my passport was last july 14 but til now it didnt come yet. i tried to contact the number there at the reciept but it is not working. i find some number from internet but it is also not working… what happen? if there is a problem i have my contact number in there. please inform me what happen? when i will expect this. i avail the shortest working days for me to get fast my passport but what is this? i thought this will be easy but i think no. i tried also the passport tracking but there is no response. it is hard to sit here and wait without any respond from your company. thanks… hope to hear from you soon. thanks again.

    1. Maricel, first off I’m a blogger, not a courier or connected with the DFA. I suggest, if you can wait a week or so, then wait for it muna. If you can’t afford to wait, then try going to the DFA by next week, to the releasing area and force the hand of your courier.

  109. its oh soooo annoying. i have a booked flight on tuesday and i even availed of expedite processing. its supposed to be released last july6 but until now it hasnt arrived. i tried the passport tracking but to no avail, i dont receive a text. i dont know what to do because i also availed of delivery service and my receipt is with my friend who lives in the town as it is addressed to her for im living in an island with no access for couriers. im frustrated hhuhuhuhuhu. what will i do.

  110. Same here. I already received a text message dated July 4, supposedly from DFA using a chikka account number, that my passport is already available in the releasing section, and that I should wait for the delivery. That I may contact them through the numbers on my receipt. I checked the 2gos website yesterday and checked the status, it says not available, so i called 2go to verify the status, i was informed that i should wait until tomorrow, as available passports are picked up every afternoon and will be delivered the next day. So i checked again today, status says Not Available again. Called 2go again and was informed that the passport might not been released yet and that according to their record it will be released on july 8th. I try calling 556 000, but ive been on the phone for an hour yesterday, and for an another hour today, waiting and hoping that someone will pick up the phone, but nada, none..is it really a hotline? (i wonder if DFA call assistants also go on break at 9:30 and go to lunch 11:30 and go back to their desk at 1:30pm, and starts working at 2pm, and prepares to go home at 4pm). Anyway, I also asked 2go what my options are, and if i could personally go and get my passport as it seems choosing an option to have it delivered to my place only slows down the process, but i was informed that they have to coordinate with DFA releasing section first, and it will be released to them, and I have to pick it up to nearest 2go office.. If only ive known that it would cause inconvenience, i should have preferred to go back to DFA office. Time, is much worth special than 120pesos.

  111. i am so dismay yesterday..supposedly my passport will be released yesterday 4th of july@dfa poea and the staff told me that my passport is still pending/not yet delivered etc..so i have to wait for their text ..i ask for their number so i will be able to contact them (722-1199)but to no avail isnt working..i came all the way from the province(aklan) to get this passport cz its the only document that i needed for visa stamping..i need to work so badly and it hinders my employment..if they could just feed my family then no problem,,im so worried…pleasehelpme

    1. Yara, give it a couple of days and I’m sure your passport will be released. Delayed lang ang releases ngayon pero malapit na daw mahabol ang production schedule. A little more patience, baka in 3 to 7 days nasa iyo na ang passport mo.

      1. hi gud morning mastercitizen,follow up ko lng po ung pasport ko,dpat po nong may of 18 ang reles ng pasport ko.pro dhil pna deliver ko.it wil be dliver dw dpat nong may of 19.as of now wala pa po..pls help me i ned my pasport.yan nlng po inaanty ko pra ma proces ang aking visa..e-napply ko po ung pasport ko 4 rush..but y po na delay..its rely urgent lng po tlga..dhil po sa pa2sukan kong trabho..slmat po.pls!

      2. Hintayin mo until may 22. Pag wala pa rin by then, mas maganda if you go to the DFA releasing section para ma follow up yan at ma address agad. Normal lang na madelay ng 2-3 days lalo na Sabado ang May 19. Pero beyond that, kung nagmamadali ka pa, mas ok na puntahan mo na by May 23 kung wala pa rin

    2. Good am maSter citizen…itatanungbko lang po sana kng bukas ung dfa aseana ngaun po sabado july 6,2013….sabi kasi ng nakausap ko kahapon anytime
      Wede po daw ako bumalik para lang don sa baby book ng anak ko po kahapon po ako nag punta july 5,2013 please rely thankyou and more powerj

    3. ..same tayo..super delay na passport ko. nung may 14, pa dapat makuha yun pero expected daw may.20, pumunta ko ng may 20. pending pa daw passport ko. june 2 na ang flight ko.. submition of documents is yesterday pero di ko nakuha passport ko..sana magawan ng paraan. kung hindi,baka di ako matuloy sa deployment in abroad. passport na lang talaga hinihintay ko,

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