DFA: Guidelines on Emergency Issuance of Passports

Bonjour. Mabuhay.


Nagmamadali ka ba makakuha ng passport?

Emergency ba? Kailangan ngayon na?

Here are some guidelines for emergency cases from DFA’s Citizen’s Charter.

Pasado ba ang dahilan mo?


Guidelines on Emergency Issuance of Passports
Passport issuance should follow the scheduled release dates. Immediate issuance should not be granted except for Emergency Reasons as may be determined by the responsible Consular Officials. Immediate Issuance is not a right. It is a privilege which is subject to the following guidelines:
1. The following are considered justifiable reasons for the immediate issuance of passports:

Applicant has to attend to a member of his/her immediate family who is seriously ill;

Applicant has to attend to the wake or burial of a member of his/her immediate family;

ATN cases referred by OUMWA for immediate passport issuance;

As may be determined by the authorized officials.


2. All requests for immediate issuance shall be made in writing and supported by documentary
(if applicable) and other evidences.

3. Immediate Issuance of Machine Readable Passports may be granted only by the:
1.1 Secretary of Foreign Affairs
1.2 Assistant Secretary of the Office of Consular Affairs
1.3 Executive Director
1.4 Passport Director
1.5 Assistant Passport Director
1.6 Head, Courtesy Lane

1.7 Head, Individual Processing
1.8 Head, Agency Processing
1.9 Head, Pending Unit
1.10 Other Officers or employees of the department who are duly authorized by
the Passport Director


4. The applicant must comply with the documentary requirements of the law for the issuance of a


The following may be considered under “ANALOGOUS / EMERGENCY CASES” at the discretion of the Consular Officers:
1. Training / Education / Scholarship
2. Urgent work (OFW)
3. Applicant will be severely prejudiced if a passport is not issued.




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62 thoughts on “DFA: Guidelines on Emergency Issuance of Passports

  1. Hi, pag punta po ba ng aseana. sino po kakausapin para makiusap for emergency renewal ng passport. Death sa family po ang reason. Thanks po in advance!

  2. Ang flight ko po is on January 26, 2017 hindi po ba pwedeng mag renew ako sa bansang pupuntahan ko if my passport will expire on June 20, 2017? Ano po ang unang step regarding dito sa problem ko?

    1. Bka hinid ka na palabasin ng immigration kasi less than 6 mos. na lang ang validity ng passport mo. OFW ka ba? try mo pumunta sa DFA Aseana para makiusap kung pwedeng i extend yung passport mo at doon mo na lang ito i re renew sa labas ng bansa.

  3. hello ask ko lang pwede po ba ng makuha ang passport ng within a week for emergency. and now lang ako mag aapply..?

  4. Pwede po ba ako mag avail ng slot for oct.12/13,2016. Need ko po kasi “URGENT WORK”.no available na kasi for this month .. thank you

  5. Pwede po ba ako mka avail ng slot for oct.12-13 .for “urgent work”. No available slot na kasi for this month. Thank you.

  6. Pwed po ba ako mag pa set ng appointment tom.oct.12,2016 ..for “urgent work”.no available slot na kasi for this month .thank you

  7. Pwede po ba ma accept sa emergency case ang Pag renew ng passport kung may travel date na this coming July ? Wala na po kasi vacant sa online .

  8. Hi
    I applied for renewal last month pa in DFA Tuguegarao. Scheduled release was Aug, but last Aug 12 they texted na may 2 weeks delay pa uli. I badly need the passport before Aug 30 kasi I am flying to India for work on Sept6 (Visa application pa kasi). Would you know if it is possible to request emergency issuance or intercept my passport in Manila instead? Kindly advise. Thank you!

  9. Hi! I’ve originally had my appointment for the processing of my passport last November 11 and was told to come back today because they needed to see my high school yearbook. When I came back today, they still didn’t approve my application because the address of my birthplace is not complete in my NSO Birth certificate and changing it would take weeks. I need to have my passport by the end of November. What is the best thing to do?

  10. hello p..ask q lng po kng pwede q papalitan ung release date ng passport q.. from regular to rush? akala q kc ittnong nla kng ipaparush kso nkita q my stamp n ng release date bgo aq ngproceed s cashier.. gsto q lng po sna malaman kng pwde q p pachange?? DFA Robinson pampanga p aq kumuha..

  11. hi question po we went to dfa megall mall and sept.17 and they said it will take 7 business days for a rush passport of my 5yr.old son I still don’t have it til now. I came all the way from the US to get him and his petition will expire this oct.18. Please I beg you as a mother on your advice on what I can do or who to contact to get his passport soon. or else will have to wait for a few more years for us to be together again. 😥 I tried to email dfa and the megamall branch and still haven’t got any helpful response. They just said to wait. Thank you in advance.

  12. D munah po akuh pumunta sa DFA,pinakitah kuh muna sa agency dito ,,kaso,,d po nila tanggap,,need daw nila ,ID ng parents kuh ,,,po:(

  13. tanong lng po kung late 2012 po nagpa late register ng birth certi.tpos po kukuha ng passport pwede n po un birth certi.(NSO) at marriage contract (NSO) police clearance,brgy.clearance at 2 valid id.tnx po..God Bless…asap rply..

  14. 😦 bkt gnun kung kelan need kuh magkaroon agad n passport,,ID problema kuh,,,ayaw tanggapin,,hrap kumuha ng ID ,,tagal ma release

  15. Thanks po,,,,meron po akung form 137,ahm,nawaka po kc yung iba documento kc po nung bagyong yolanda po,,sa leyte po kc akuh,,

  16. Hi po,,about po sa IDs pd po ba Philhealth or pd po b a yung IDs naginagamet kuh poh sa schol para sa pag sundo at hatid ng alaga kuh po?i ask lang po,,kc tagal po kc ng sss id,,need kuh na po magkaroon ng passport,thank you,po:(

  17. Gudpm po, ahm,kakauwi ko lang po nung may 28,2014, at nahold po ng imigration ang passport ko, ok lang po ba na hndi ko na kunin skanila? Wla po ba akong magi2ng problema kpg ku2ha po aq ng bagong passport? Pa help naman po ,ano po ba ang dapat kong gawin,?tnx po

    1. Bakit ka na hold? pwede ka namang mag file ng lost passport sa DFA ang kaso lang itatanong nila yung kung nasaan yung passport mo atbaka nag report ang immigration sa kanila regarding sa confiscation ng passport mo.

  18. Good day.
    Ilan ID po ang kailangan kapag renewal passport po?
    Senior citizen id at voters id po ang meron id ang magulang ko po. tnx po

  19. She need to get an affidavit of support and consent and special power of attorney to the nearest Philippine embassy where she is now.
    ok, how does one get that AFFIDAVIT? what is the cost ? can 1 go to recto to obtain? or would that create more issues . thanks

    1. She need to secure that from the embassy only it must be sealed by the Philippine consulate as proof that the parents requested that from them for use here in the Philippines.You cannot execute it from here.

      1. thanks so very much, this mother i has delayed my attempts the past 5 months to get the child the passports and the right to travel as stated under the 1987 constitution ,
        now instead of paying 1200p for a simple passport, the embassy fees will quadruple the cost?
        would a statement of abandonment suffice if she refuses to do this?

  20. need to make an emergency appt .for 2 children
    as the passport of the mother has been delayed at the agency.
    previous attempts to get childs passport was denied as the mother did not have actual possession of passport only poea paperwork.photocopy of passport pages of past deployment.
    if not able apply before she leaves then the cost will increase over 5k pesos due to dfa fees of notary and affidavits , what do you suggest?

      1. thank you.
        we tried calling the DFA and the passport # and was no assistance.
        the mother got her passport ,late in the afternoon and departed the next am.

        was told to make an appt(which would be in 3-7 days) then come on that date,
        only option NOW is to spend 5k on notary fees/dswd .express air to attempt to the passport that way or just wait 2 yrs. or file for guardianship or abandonment against the mother .

        can she apply for the passport there and the children appear here(dfa manila)?
        shows how the poea/dfa /owwa/dswd truely cares about the hard working OFWs wgo support the country.

      2. No that wouldn’t work passport applicant must be present in the consular office where the passport is being applied. She need to get an affidavit of support and consent and special power of attorney to the nearest Philippine embassy where she is now. So the authorize person can assist the minor to apply for the passport.

      3. since the mother is not able to appear in person,
        what recourse does 1 have to get the passport?
        what more FEES? and how long would it take?

      4. If the parents of the children is married in the absence of mother the father must present a marriage certificate from NSO as proof that he is the legal father of the children.

  21. I applied to renew my passport last 5th of Nov. and was given a release schedule on the 26th here in DFA Cebu however all of a sudden my employer wanted me to join the vessel in Honolulu ,Hawaii in the 25th of this month so i was scheduled to leave on the 24th. I went to the OIC’s office of the DFA here in Cebu to ask assistance but to no avail. I already have my letter of employment and my ticket to leave. My job is at stake and i really need some help. my name is Romelito Regis Navarro OR#001R000245 issued Nov. 05 DFA Cebu. I badly need to have my renewed passport before the 22nd. Please help me.

    1. Only the DFA can decide on it eh. Rush things are not exclusively included in the schedule of release because we are supposed to anticipate for these things by preparing out passports early on.

  22. good day po sir/mam..tanong ko lang po,nag renew po aq ng passport ko dito sa jeddah noong august 11,2012,pero hangang ngaun hindi ko pa natatangap,magtatatlong buwan na po,panay tawag ko sa consulate dito sa jeddah sabi nila wala,tinanong ko rin kung may problema ang application ko kasi pumunta ako sakanila sabi wala namang problema..bakit po ang tagal lumabas ang renewal ko ng passport?samantalang yung mga kasabayan ko nakuha na nila pati yung mga ibang kasama ko sa trabaho na nag-apply pa noong September ay nakuha na rin nila..salamat po at mabuhay kayo!

  23. Once we have all the required evidence for the emergency, do we just go to the DFA or is it also on appointment basis? If appointment, how do we set it up? I’ve been trying to call the emergency number in http://www.passport.com.ph unsuccessfully.

  24. kailangan pa po ba ng affidavit of descrepancy kapag nagpacorrect ako ng middle name ko sa passport ko ? madali lang po ba ang processing nun at magagamit ko rin po kaagad yung passport ?

    salamat po,

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