How much time can you spend having vacation in the Philippines? Do you want to renew the Philippine passport as part of the itinerary. Not me. But some of the readers have asked and here I am finding the truth if it’s possible.
If you are part of the “I will have time for everything” group, allow me first to introduce the idea of renewing the passport wherever you are in Canada:
- Get a Philippine Passport as a New Fil-Canadian
- How to Renew the Philippine Passport in Canada
- How to Renew the Philippine Passport in Calgary
- Consular Outreach Schedule in Canada
These three blog posts are sufficient guide yet you can still learn anything related to Philippine passport as I continue to unravel the hows of the process in the future.
Why Do You Want to Renew Philippine Passport in the Philippines
This question is like being perplexed with the seven wonders of the world. Why? I mean, you can do it in Canada, United States of America, or whatever country you are in.
I’ve never been sure of dissuading somebody not to do something like renewing the passport in the Philippines.
I am obligated to tell you about the ordeal that awaits for those who are brave/hopeful to accomplish such task.
Why I’m saying this? Because I wrote this post and found out how difficult it is to make an online appointment. Well, the process is easy but finding a schedule is hard.
What I’ve been told by some readers are true. The schedule is already full for three months ahead or even more.
You might get lucky finding a schedule within a month for the regional offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs. For the rest, you’ll be wishing to book for a tour instead.
Spend the vacation in a beach, with nature. Stay away in malls, big or small, although it’s tempting to buy the right size of jeans not in the children or teen section.
What is it going to be then? If you think of renewing the passport in Canada, go ahead. Cheers to us having the same thoughts. Twin brains!
Otherwise, continue reading the post. (And maybe then you’ll have a change of mind.) You’ve been warned!
Who Can Make a DFA Online Appointment
So you are doing it. Yes I’m not giving up to help you give up the idea. I’ll stop teasing for now and start becoming a responsible blogger. (It’s going to be informative but somehow boring. It will.)
Philippine citizens living locally or overseas can use the online passport application system:
- New applicant (those with dual citizenship)
- Renewal of passport
For other types of services also known as irregular applications, processing takes considerable time:
- Replacement of a lost passport
- Passports with mutilation (defaced, torn pages, and other physical alterations, etc.)
- Passports issued with discrepancies in the personal details of the holder and other similar cases
What category do you belong? Are you ready? Before you register for an online appointment, read the reminders ahead.
Reminder for Passport Applicants
The Online Passport Application and Appointment System of the DFA Office of Consular Affairs is currently being offered only for applications in the following areas:
- Selected regional consular offices in the Philippines
- DFA Manila (Aseana)
- Satellite offices within Metro Manila (Ali Mall, SM Manila, SM Megamall, and Alabang Town Center)
The list of all consular offices is found later in the post for your reference.
Note: Use ONLY Gmail or Yahoo! accounts in making an online appointment so you can receive the email confirmation of a successful booking of online Philippine passport appointment.
How to Schedule an Appointment
You can either “Start Individual Appointment” or “Start Group Appointment.”
Individual appointment refers to a single applicant and slot reservation. While for group appointment, applicants can range from a group of 2 to 5 having different appointment code.
The steps of scheduling an online passport renewal appointment involves entering information:
- Site Location
- Date and Time
- Personal Information
- Family Information
- Application Information
- Contact Information
For the Site Location, choose the following data:
Region > ASIA PACIFIC
Country > PHILIPPINES
Site > Chose the province/city
In the Date and Time section, the time that you have chosen is reserved for 15 minutes. Use the time to finish everything.
Tip: You can change preferred date and schedule. Click on Schedule Appointment > View Appointment. Use your Appointment Code and email address to view or reschedule an appointment.
Location of DFA Offices in the Philippines
DFA Manila (ASEANA)
ASEANA Business Park, Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard, Parañaque City
DFA NCR Satellite Offices
DFA NCR East (Megamall)
7F Building C,SM Megamall, EDSA cor. J. Vargas Ave.Mandaluyong City
DFA NCR North (Robinsons Novaliches)
Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Novaliches, Quezon City, 1118 Metro Manila (across SM City Fairview)
DFA NCR Northeast (Ali Mall)
Ali Mall Governtment Center Level 2 Ali Mall Cubao, Quezon City
DFA NCR South (Alabang Town Center)
4th Floor, Metro AlabangTown Center, Alabang, ZapoteRoad, Muntinlupa City
DFA NCR West (SM Manila)
5th Floor SM City Manila Conception St. Manila (02)
Regional Consular Office
DFA Regional Consular Office – Angeles
3F MarQuee Mall Pulung Maragul Angeles City
DFA Regional Consular Office – Bacolod
3rd Level Robinsons Place Bacolod, Brgy. Mandalangan, Bacolod City 6100
DFA Regional Consular Office – Baguio
SM City Baguio Upper Basement, Luneta Hill, Upper Session Road cor. Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City 2600
DFA Regional Consular Office – Cagayan De Oro
3F Centrio Mall, cor. Corrales and Recto Sts., Brgy 24, Cagayan de Oro City 9000
(088) 8576565 / 8572
DFA Regional Consular Office – Calasiao
2F Robinsons Place-Pangasinan, Brgy. San Miguel, Calasiao, Pangasinan, 2418
DFA Regional Consular Office – Cebu
4th Level Pacific Mall-Metro Mandaue, UN Ave. cor. MC Briones St., Brgy. Estancia, Mandaue City
DFA Regional Consular Office – Cotabato
People’s Palace, City Hall Cotabato City 4400
DFA Regional Consular Office – Davao
3F SM City-Davao Quimpo Boulevard, Ecoland Subdivision, Brgy. Matina, Davao City 8000
DFA Regional Consular Office – Dumaguete
2F Robinson’s Place South Road, Calidangan, Dumaguete City 6200
DFA Regional Consular Office – General Santos
GF Robinsons Place GenSan, Jose Catolico Sr. Ave. Lagao General Santos City
DFA Regional Consular Office – Iloilo
3F Robinsons Place Iloilo Quezon Wing, Iloilo City 5000
DFA Regional Consular Office – La Union
2nd Floor Manna Mall, Marcos Highway corner Diversion Road, Pagdaraoan, City of San Fernando, La Union
DFA Regional Consular Office – Legazpi
3F Pacific Mall-Legazpi, F. Imperial St., cor. Circumferentiak Rd., Brgy. Capantawan, Landco Business Park Legazpi City
DFA Regional Consular Office – Batangas
2F Robinsons Place-Lipa, JP Laurel Highway, Mataas na Lupa, Lipa City
DFA Regional Consular Office – Lucena
3F Pacific Mall-Lucena, M.L. Tagarao St., Barangay III, Lucena City
DFA Regional Consular Office – Pampanga
2F Robinsons StarMills City of San Fernando, Pampanga
DFA Regional Consular Office – Puerto Princesa
2nd Level Robinsons Place Palawan, National Highway, Brgy. San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City 3500
DFA Regional Consular Office – Tacloban
Leyte SMED Center Capitol Site Sn. Enage, Tacloban City
DFA Regional Consular Office – Tuguegarao
Regional Government Center, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. (MPS on 23 September 2017 at Robinsons Place Santiago. Santiago City. Isabela)
DFA Regional Consular Office Zamboanga
Go Velayo Bldg. Veterans Ave. Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
- Personal appearance
- Confirmed appointment
- Duly accomplished Philippine passport application form
- Most recent expiring or expired passport
- Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity
- Bring original e-passport and photocopy of page 2 (data page)
Additional Requirement for the following renewal of passport applicants:
- For women who would change their civil status from single to married
- For married women who would like to revert to their maiden name
- For minor applicants
- For Muslim Applicants
- For converts who would like to use their Muslim name
Processing Time and Fees
All the offices of Department of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines and abroad serve as biometric data capturing sites for passport applications. The production and printing of all Philippine passports is done in the Philippines.
The fees for first time, renewal, and replacement of passport is the same:
Regular Processing (20 working days) – Php 950.00
Express Processing (10 working days) – Php 1,200.00
There is additional fee of Php 200.00 for a lost valid MRRP/MRP or Php 350.00 for a lost valid e-passport.
While writing about this post, I found conflicting information in the DFA’s websites. I’m still waiting a response from DFA. And it might take forever. So I hope you can help me out in updating the post.
Why can’t they consolidate everything then close the other site. Seriously, they need to clean up the clutter. I have comparison but I do love the website of the government of Canada. It’s clean, updated, and responsive (both the website design and the people).
If you have information on how to renew the Philippine passport in the Philippines, I appreciate if you can share it in the comment.