How to Renew Passport in the Philippines

Renewal process in 15 min.

Yes you heard it right! I was able to process my passport renewal  in 15 min.  This is my own experience and it may differ from yours, my schedule was Saturday at 4 pm in the afternoon I noticed that there are more slots given on weekdays. Here’s how to renew passport in the Philippines:

philippine passportThe first step is to set an appointment online. This was a little frustrating since you may not get a good schedule, I had to wait a month. There is a time penalty of 30 days if you fail to appear on your scheduled appointment. Since I’am currently based in Baguio, I scheduled my passport renewal at DFA RCO Baguio. I was really surprised that there was no lines and I was able to process it in 15 min. The only problem I encountered was my hair color, I had blue/purple hair for so long that I forgot its “un-natural”, thankfully I had dark roots so I just brushed  my hair up so that it wont be too noticeable. My passport releasing experience was different, it took me almost an hour to receive it. There was a long queue, I noticed that there was only one person releasing the passports. The new design of the passport looks really great.

Below are the general requirements and steps on how to renew passport in the Philippines. For special situations or concerns please contact the DFA directly:

DFA Main Office:
(02) 834-4000 / (02) 556-0000;
passportconcerns@dfa.gov.ph

STEPS ON HOW TO RENEW PASSPORT IN THE PHILIPPINES:

  1. Online Appointment
  2. Information Section – They will check if you brought all the required documents.
  3. Processing Section – document checking…
  4. Cashier – Payment of the processing fee.
  5. Encoding Section – Photo taking, fingerprints and signature, scanning of documents and ID’s.  Encoding of applicants information.
  6. Releasing

Passport Renewal Requirements 2016

  • Personal appearance
  • Most recent expiring or expired passport
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity. (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs below)

Regular Processing – P950 – 15 working days (20 working days in Baguio)
Rush Processing – P 1200 – 7 working days (15 working days in Baguio)

***For minor (below 18) personal appearance of the applicant and either 1 of the parents

**Please visit https://www.passport.gov.ph/ for full requirements.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Brown Passport or passports issued prior to 01 May 1995:

  • Bring original brown passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3,4 and last page
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority(PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA, to determine complete middle name. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA if born abroad

Green Passport or passports issued after 01 May 1995:

  • Bring original green passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport

Machine Readable Passport (MRP) issued in the year 2007:

  • Bring original passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority(PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) to determine complete place of birth. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable

Electronic Passport (E-passport)

  • Bring original e-passport and photocopy of page 2 (data page).

LIST OF ACCEPTABLE IDS (At least 1 of the following):

  • Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:
    • Digitized SSS ID
    • Driver’s License
    • GSIS E-card
    • Voter’s ID
    • PRC ID
    • IBP ID
    • OWWA ID
    • Digitized BIR ID
    • Senior Citizen’s ID
    • Unified Multi-Purpose ID
  • Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
    • Old College ID
    • Alumni ID
    • Old Employment IDs

**Please visit https://www.passport.gov.ph/ for full requirements and teps on how to renew passport in the Philippines.

*Read all requirements and bring photocopy and original copy of the documents.

Source: https://www.passport.gov.ph/

For Specific concerns please contact DFA.

DFA Main Office:
(02) 834-4000 / (02) 556-0000;
passportconcerns@dfa.gov.ph

DFA Baguio:
(074) 422-1465
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Dino

Dino Is an adventurer, always looking for places to go, to eat and enjoy life. Sometimes a solo traveller but also enjoys travelling with friends.

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