The Easy & Systematic Way of Getting a DFA Passport

Bonjour.Β  Mabuhay.

It’s been a while and the rush rush of everyday life seems to keep on rushing πŸ™‚ Also, your inquiries and questions just keep pouring in that I hardly find any time to post new blogs or even subjects of interest lately.

However, I noticed that some people are still under the cloud when it comes to getting their passport processed. Considering how easy it is now, for the last 4 years or so actually, with the expansion of the DFA with mall processing offices aside from the one in ASEANA.

So for the sake of those who are planning to get a passport, new or renewal, I’m posting this 12-Easy steps. Hope it helps πŸ™‚

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Note: The appointment system is designed to coordinate the passport application flow efficiently by accommodating applicants with a scheduled hourly appearance to optimize queue and save time.

1. Log on to http://www.passport.com.ph – you need to set an appointment first to be able to get a passport. This applies for new, renewal or lost expired passport application.

2. Select a DFA office location nearest you. There are now 6 sites to choose from.

> DFA ASEANA– ASEANA Business Park, Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City

> DFA Alabang– th Floor, Metro Alabang Town Center, Alabang – Zapote Road 1700, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

> DFA Ali Mall – Ali Mall Government Center, Level 2 Ali Mall Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

> DFA Manila– Conception Street Corner Arroceros and San Marcelino, Metro Manila.

> DFA Megamall– 7th Floor Megamall Building C, EDSA corner J. Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

> DFA Galleria– Lingkod Pinoy Center, Level 1 west lane, Robinsons Galleria EDSA cor. Ortigas ave. Pasig City, Philippines

3. Fill up the online application form- completely and correctly, remember this is your passport, one of your major ID.

4. Choose an appointment date and time- for your convenience, you can choose the date and time of your appointment from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.

5. Confirm and print your application form– check the email message from your submitted email address. Important: You need to click the confirmation link to finalize your appointment.

6. Prepare all the needed requirements- make sure you have prepared all the requirements and have them photocopied. Applicants without a complete set of photocopies will not be entertained. Check the list at http://passport.com.ph/requirements

7. Go to your chosen DFA office on the time and date of your appointment – be there at least 30 minutes before your appointment time.

8. Present your printed application form to the Verification Counter – this counter will make sure that your appointment schedule is valid. Show your printed application form.

9. Proceed to the Processing Area and present your requirements– the DFA processor will evaluate the requirements with you.

10. Proceed to the Cashier to pay for the passport fees

  • Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00
  • Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

11. Proceed to the Encoding Area for data capturing – earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing (photo). Smiling with visible teeth are also not allowed.

12. Proceed to the Passport Delivery Counter -have your passport delivered to you after the date of release, no need to come back to get it.

I hope this helps enlighten those who are planning to get a new passport or renew their expiring ones.

Make sure you don’t deal with fixers. It is so easy that you can do it within half an hour.

Be empowered. Be smart.

Cheers,

MC

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74 thoughts on “The Easy & Systematic Way of Getting a DFA Passport

  1. hi po, ng pa red ribbon po aq kya lng,hndi ko po alam n klngn po pala ibalik ung receipt sa processing window after po mgbyad,hndi nmn po kc cnbi sakin,kya after ko po mgbyad eh umuwi n ko.. mpprocess po b ung paper ko pg gnun?

      1. pakita ko lng po b ung receipt n ngbyad po ako.. then ipprocess n po nila ung pina red ribbon ko

  2. Good day po. Ask ko lang po kung meron pa courtesy lane para sa government employee at senior citizen? Puede ko po ba ulit ma-isama sa courtesy lane ang anak ko at apo ko? My daughter still carries my married surname di pa sya kasal but may apo carries her father’s(my son-in-law) surname. Thank ypu po.

  3. Nag apply po ako ng passport noong February 7,2017 at ang release nya sana ay February 16 2017 ksi ang binayaran ko po ay 1200 pro hanggang ngaun po wla pa ang passport ko pinadeliver ko po sa lbc. Mag isang buean na wla pa po. Ano po gagawin ko. Na hit po ako sa dfa

  4. Hi master, ask ko lng po i only have philhealth and tin ID tatanggapin po kaya ito sa dfa kung yun lng po maipapakita kong valid id? Nawala po kasi yung umid ko mejo matagal pa po dumating yung replacement 😦 meron po akong supporting documents like nbi at police clearance kaso for local employment po ang purpose tatanggapin din po kaya nila yun? Hope you reply salamat po godbless.

  5. I have not yet received the confirmation email. What should I do? I don’t know the appointment code.

      1. Oo naman, chineck ko rin yung fb ng DFA, ang daming hindi nakakareceive ng confirmation email after na magtransition ng website nila sa passport.gov.ph. Aol ang gamit ko, hindi gmail at yahoo. Chineck ko na rin ang spam folder ko kaso wala talaga.

      2. Thank you! Ganyan din yung binigay na number sa akin ng DFA. Pinahintay na lang sa akin na mag-expire after 72 hours tapos pwede na uli gumawa. Gmail at Yahoo lang daw ang inaaccept ng system nila, ibang email ang ginamit ko kasi.

        Pero okay na po, gmail na ginamit ko.

  6. hello good day….my annulment with my ex husband is on the process…my passport just expired recently…if ever our annulment is granted with proper documents to submit would it be possible for me to use my maiden name on my passport upon renewal? what are the other documents I needed to submit? thank u

    1. Yes you can revert back to maiden once you have the necessary requirements. Aside for the M.C from PSA with the annotation that nullify your marriage kindly bring a copy of your PSA B.C as well and other documents showing your full maiden name.

  7. Good evening mga kabayan!

    Ako po si Mr. Ronilo Fajardo, nasa tamang edad at isa pong OFW.
    Nais ko lang po ipaalam sa ating mga kababayan ang wasto at maayos na sistema ng DFA Lipa Robinson branch office. Ako po ay hindi lihitimong mamamayan ng Batangas dahil ako po ay taga Cabuyao, Laguna, subalit ako ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa tulong at suporta ng ating butihing Director ng DFA LIPA na si Mam JESUSA GARCIA sa maayos at disiplinadong proseso upang matugunan ang ating mga pangangailangan sa pagkuha o pag re-new ng Passport.

    Mula sa Security at DFA LIPA staff, maging ang facilities ay maayos at malinis.

    Tunay at masasabi kong isang modelo ng maayos na sistema ang DFA LIPA sa lahat ng sangay ng panungkulan ng bansa. Saludo ako sa inyo Mam JESUSA GARCIA, Mabuhay po kayo!!!

    Muli, maraming maraming salamat po.

  8. Good afternoon po.
    Dto po ko ngaun sa South Korea ngkaroon po ng damage ang passport ko.Nagpaschedule n po ako ng renewal of passport sa embassy dto,ask ko lng po kung pwede ko po b keep yung passport no. Yun parin maging passport no.ko

    Thanks

  9. pwede ko po bang gamitin ang nso birth certo ko na mag clerical error sa last name (isang letter). anung affidavot po ba ang dapat kong kunin? di po ba ako magkaroon ng problema ung mag apply ako ng uk visa?

  10. aacept po ba un temporary drivers license na nererelease ng L.T.O para sa valid i.d sa pagkuha ng passport?

  11. Gud day po.ask q lng po qng ok npo kya itong mga requirements na hawak ko pls..authenticated nso.nbi.voters I’d .brgy clirance.form 137 high school.sss form.

      1. hi po tanung ko lang po kaylangan po ba s apassport ang nbi? kc po my kapangalan po sa nbi sa jan.25 ko pa po mkukuha.e ang appointment ko po s january 15 na pano po un?

  12. bukas npo ang appointment namin family for passport pero dipo umabot ang nso birth nung bunso ko.. pero kami po ng asawa at isa ko anak merun.panu po kaya un?

    1. Ituloy nyo na din para matatakan yung form nya then maging valid yun na good for a month para makabalik kayo pag nakuha nyo na yung document nya na hindi na nag pa pa appointment ulit.

  13. Saan po ba pwede humingi ng tulong kasi kailangan ko na po ang aking passport, nung file po ako sa dfa lipa ay feb.20 pa tapos ang release nga po ay april 7 pa, hindi din po kc ako mkpag medical ksi wala pa po ung passport ko, hindi po kasi maayos ang aking working permit kasi hindi ko nga po maipadala ang mga requirements ko para sa working permit, nkikiusap nmn po ako sa knila kaso sbi nga po ay may delay nga dw po sdya ngayon tapos kpag ntwag nmn ang cnsbi nsa bangko sentral n nga dw po ang passport at pnprint na, cno ga po mgndng lapitan sa aking problema, cguro nmn po ay ok naun at sobrang tagal na ng paghihintay.sna po ay ako ay inyong matulungan.

  14. good mrning master ,pano kung luma ang baptismal ko acceptable parin byun?yung 1/4 size na papel lang xa kalaki,d na kasi ako kumuha kasi malayo

  15. Ano po ba gagawin ko pag kulang un name ko sa passport ko ? sa may Picture ko kulang ng CAMILE pero sa loob ng passport ko kumpoleto naman

  16. ask lang po pano at ano gagawin ko po para mapalitan ang last name ng anak ko sa passport niya,kc yun gamit na last name ng anak ko apilido ng ama nya,gusto ko papalitan sa lastname ko,hindi kami kasal ng asawa ko.at gusto ko matannggal ang apilido ng dati kong asawa sa anak ko sa pasport nya sana po matulungan nyo po ako.salamat

      1. npagawaan ko po ng bago B C un anak ko po master,hindi po b magkakron ng complikado yun s dfa po kc mkikita nla n my record n anak ko s dfa nun una?salmat

    1. Link ba pag nag pa appointment ka? I se send yun sa email address na nilagay mo nung nag fill out ka ng online application form kulay blue yun at dapat ma click mo with in 24 hrs kasi nag e expire yun balewala ang na set mong appointment.

  17. add ko lang po sa mga nawala o nasirang passport. mag set po kayo ng appointment sa dfa aseana lang huwag sa satellite offices.

  18. Hi! I just wanna ask kasi wala akong any ID from the list of acceptable ID to present. Pwede ba yun company ID lang? and for supporting documents I graduated last 2011 pa, pwede pa rin ba isubmit yung TOR?
    THANNKS IN ADVANCE!

  19. hi good afternoon. it state here that just 15 days process i can get my passport but until now i didnt get it yet . i applied it last august 19. can u help me please what number or website should i contact to get it fast . i just need my passport urgently . thank you

  20. Good evening, I just like to ask you if you know anything about passport processing. Would a person with an issue with birth certificate be allowed by the DFA to get a passport? The person is born here and was at first in the mother’s last name, but after a few weeks they processed the birth certificate to be transferred to the father’s last name in Manila. From then, that person has used her father’s last name and just recently found out that the birth certificate with the father’s last name was never processed and NSO only has the birth certificate with the mother’s last name. All of her IDs, school records, and government records are with the father’s last name. Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

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