Is this your first time to apply for a Philippine passport? Not sure what documents and IDs to bring? No idea how to set an online appointment?
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Read on for the complete guide to applying for your very first passport at the DFA.
- You must have a confirmed online appointment with the DFA.
- Logon to passport.gov.ph and click on the Schedule An Appointment link. Follow the instructions and step-by-step guide.
- Pay your passport processing fee at any accredited DFA ePayment portal (the list will also be shown on the website and will be sent to your email.).
- If you are a senior citizen, PWD, pregnant, a minor child, or a Solo Parent ID holder, you are exempted from making an online appointment and can proceed directly to the DFA office of your choice for a walk-in application.
- Printout of your passport appointment packet.
- The link to the documents will be sent to you by the DFA to your email (the email address you provided during the online appointment).
- Print the documents and bring these with you on the day of your appointment.
- Personal appearance at the DFA office of your choice.
- You cannot send a representative to finish the application for you. If you fail to appear at the DFA on the date and time of your appointment, your application will be voided and you will not be able to apply for an online appointment for 30 days.
- Bring a valid ID (original and photocopy).
- To be sure, bring more than one valid ID and reproduce each. Below is a list of acceptable IDs for passport application:
- SSS ID
- GSIS ID
- UMID Card
- PhlPost ID (postal ID)
- COMELEC ID or Voter’s ID
- Driver’s License
- Senior Citizen ID
- School ID (for students)
- PRC ID
- OWWA ID
- PNP Firearms License
- Airman License (issued August 2016 onwards)
- The DFA DOES NOT accept PhilHealth ID and TIN ID.
- NBI Clearance only serves as a supporting document.
- Bring an original copy of your PSA Birth Certificate.
- It must be an original copy authenticated by the PSA and printed on SECPA.
- You can order yours at psahelpline.ph
- Alternatively, you can also present a Certified True Copy (CTC) of your birth certificate from the LCR of your birthplace.
- Married women must bring a copy of her PSA Marriage Certificate.
- If you were married abroad, bring a copy of your Report of Marriage, authenticated by the PSA.
- For women married to a foreign national, bring the original and photocopy of the Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance.
I hope this article helped you in preparing for your passport application. Tomorrow, we are going to feature the passport requirements for minor children who are applying for a passport for the first time.
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