Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy

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In the first week of September (2017), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that it has opened more appointment slots for Pinoys seeking to apply for a new passport or have their old ones renewed.  The additional slots came from the 1,200 reserved (daily) slots for travel agencies and DFA employees.

Yes, even DFA employees have to adjust to the new mandate so that only their immediate family members are extended the privilege of an assured appointment with the DFA.  Immediate family members include parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and parents-in-law.  The courtesy lanes remain open for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, solo parents, children below seven yearls old, and Overseas Filipino Workers.

More good news from the DFA came in late last week when they announced the redesigned online appointment system.  Here are the highlights of the new and improved online passport appointment system:

  • Fully-booked dates are shown in red while available slots are in green.
    • This makes searching for an available date and time easier rather than clicking on each and every date.
  • Feedback mechanism activated.
    • This ensures that applicants are informed of any concerns on their application and how they can resolve the problem.
    • These include discrepancies on provided information, documents submitted.
    • Applicants are given ample time to prepare for the lacking requirements ahead of time, instead of finding out about the problems just when they are about to claim their passports.
  • Automatic reminder for people who are exempted from making online appointments:
    • Senior Citizens
    • Persons with Disabilities
    • Pregnant women
    • Solo parents
    • Children seven years old and below
    • OFWs

The reminder was put in place because most of the time, even if the applicant is entitled to use the courtesy lane, they still apply for an appointment online and wait in line for their turn.  With the reminder, they would know right away that they can proceed to a DFA office, freeing up the appointment slots that they would otherwise book.

The DFA promised to deploy more improvements, not just on the online application system, but in all aspects of their services to the public.  They said that their utmost concern are the comfort and security of people who visit their offices everyday, from the head office in Aseana to all satellite and consular offices and foreign posts.

If you have questions about the DFA online appointment system, send us a message and we will do our best to find the best answers for you.

References:

www.dfa.gov.ph

www.tempo.com.ph

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38 thoughts on “Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy

  1. Hi sir/ma’am may slot po ba kayo ngayon na month of jan. kasi emergency lang po eh sa renewal passport ko sana. Reply me as soon as posible thank you sir/ma’am and have a nice day ahead

  2. Sir, tanong ko lng kpag ng pa appoint po ako ng Dec 28 or 29, 2017 , yun po ba passport ay 10 years validity na mkukuha ko kapag ng release january

    1. Hi Len,

      Since maraming nagpapa appointment for passport application and renewal, halos lahat ng dates ay fully booked na. Lagi kang mag monitor sa website ng DFA para matyempuhan mo agad pag nag bukas sila ng bagong available dates.

      MC

      1. Dear Master;
        Halos araw araw, oras oras n po ng ngaabang ng slot for january 2018 wla prin..

      2. Well Len yan kasi ang system nila eh. Kung gusto mo i try punta ka sa DFA Aseana try mo makiusap doon na ma accommodate ka kahit walang appointment pero kailangan may dala kang proof kung bakit urgent ang need mo sa passport.

    1. Hi Steph,

      Kung grayed out na yung date na gusto mo, ibig sabihin fully booked na at kailangan humanap ka na ng ibang date para makapag apply or renew ka ng passport. Meron pa din naman available dates pero mga later months na siguro, wala na for this year.

      MC

  3. Need ko mka pg renew agad ng passport pero wala available slot. Need ko po kse sa work ko I papadala kase ako ng employer ko sa iba bansa. Ano dapat ko gawin?

  4. I have been monitoring for the passport appointment system almost everyday just to get schedule for our family,but still slots are full until the end of december..akala ko ba naimprove na?what happen?

  5. Good evening sir, I’m an OFW but i already resigned from my previous employer last august 8 2017. I’m applying now for a new job.May i ask sir kung pwede akong mgwalk-in to any DFA offices para mgrenew ng passport or kahit kumuha lang ng schedule for appointment. I’ve checked the website everyday but there’s no available slot until November. Sabi po December slot will be open soon. Sana matulungan nyo po ako.
    Thank you.

  6. pa help nman po kung anong req sa new lang na kukuha ng passport kung wala ung mga req sa skol ano po ba options na req na.puedeng dalhin.salamat sa sasagot

  7. My appointment was last Sept. 29, 2017 but I hadn’t finished the process due to lack of T.O.R (supporting doc) Is it okay to go back at DFA anytime to complete the process without a new appointment? Because, I tried to set an appointment again however, it is already full for the month of october and november.

  8. Solo parent ako,pero anak ko kukuha ng passport minor 17 years old sya,dina ba sya kailangan magpa appointment?salamat sa sasagot po!manila po kami.

  9. Gud day po…ask ko Lang po kung ano po ba ang mga requirements kung lost passport po ako. .noon 2005 pa po.. At puede din po ba ako mkapunta sa DFA kahit walang appointment. Dito po ako sa Aklan.Plano ko po kasi sa December pa po ako kukuha ng passport this coming December 26. Thank you po. God bless

    1. Kailangan may appointment bago ka pumunta ng DFA. Yung requirements ng new plus affidavit of loss ang kailangan mo. B.C from PSA(NSO) at mga valid I.D’s ang uanag hahanapin sa iyo.

      1. Good day po,,,,Unang sched.ng boy friend ko jan.29 pinabalik sya ng march 1 bgo dmating ang march 1 nwla ung wallet nya nandun ung mga id ‘s nya pwede p po b sya mkabalik nitong march khit lumagpas n ang march 1??????

  10. dito ba sa tuguegarao isabela na ipatupad din itong batas na ito na kahit puno na ang slot pwede pa ding mag apply ng passport kahit walang appointment? may kapansanan kasi ako kaya exempted na din ako sa appointment paano kung hindi nila susundin ang batas na ito anong pwedeng gawin? please reply thank you

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