Starting March 8, 2010, the Department of Foreign Affairs will accept and process passport applications at the new Office of Consular Affairs building at Bradco cor. Macapagal Avenues, Aseana Business Park near the Mall of Asia.
In an advisory sent through the media, the DFA also said that authentication services will likewise be transferred to the new building starting on March 4, 2010.
Located a few blocks from the old DFA building, the new 7,000-square meter, four-storey building hopes to better serve citizens applying for passports and requesting for the authentication of Philippine documents.
To apply for a Philippine passport, applicant must fill out a Passport application form and submit the requirements. There are different requirements for first-time applicants and for those who are applying for renewal of expired or expiring passports.
The DFA is also accepting online requests for appointment for passport applicants.
Here are the official passport fees:
- P500.00 for the 44-page Machine-Readable Passport (MRP)
- P950.00 for the 44-page Electronic Passport Passport (ePass)
- P250.00 for expedited processing of either the MRP or the ePass
- P700.00 for replacement of lost valid passport (MRP)
Here meanwhile is the official passport application form: