Apply for Philippine passport at new DFA bldg. starting March 8

A Philippine electronic passport. Photo grabbed from Open Minds blog.

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:

Philippine passport application form

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  1. hello bakit po nagbago na ang pagkuha ng passport may date na po bago makapasok sa ofice niyo madalian po kasi ang paglalakad ko na passport tapos parang mahigit 1month ang pag aantay ko bago ako makakuha kaialangan ko po malaman kung pano kumuha na madalian thank you so much….?

  2. hello kailangan kulang talaga malaman kung panu kumuha ng madalian sa passport?

  3. Pwedeng di na kumuha ng online appointment kung masyadong matagal yung waiting time para sa iyo. Suungin mo na lang yung mahabang pila dun sa bagong DFA consular building kung nagmamadali. 10 days ang expedited processing kapag nakalusot ka sa pila, 20 days ang regular processing. Ayon yan sa advisory ng DFA ngayong April.

  4. I was going to apply for a new passport for my child today and found out that the earliest appearance date at DFA is June 8!!! Is there any other way to be able to process it faster??? I really can’t wait that long. I was not aware that there is a new process now of passport application, last Feb. a friend was still able to apply for her passport using the old NSO process (with pick up of documents and delivery of passport) which took only 2-3 weeks. Now the NSO says they will only help you in setting the appointment for your appearance and will not pick up the documents for you anymore. Pls help…

  5. @browneyedgirl

    My suggestion is for you to go straight to the new DFA consular building anytime. Just go and follow the queue there. If you get through the queue, your passport would be processed starting on the same day.

  6. Hi Sir. I took your advice and went to the DFA early this morning without any appointment, hoping that they would accommodate my walk-in application. I have to tell you however that I was firmly and flatly denied. They are VERY VERY VERY strict with regards to setting an appointment first before setting foot inside. I could have cried a river and performed cartwheels but they would NOT budge at all. So, the lesson for the day is, if you want to have your passport renewed or apply for a new one, you really have to do it SUPER early. In my case, even if I showed them our flight booking (in June), di talaga sila naawa sa akin. In fact, pinagalitan pa ako kung bakit ako nagbook kahit wala pang passport ang anak ko. (In the first place, I was not aware that they had suddenly and totally revamped the passport application system and made it so &*^%$%# difficult!)

    Anyways, the good news is that when I got home I tried to go online at their website in the hopes that a slot would open up earlier than the previous available slot of June 8. Lo and behold, all of the remaining weeks of May were suddenly free! Very puzzling actually considering just a few days ago the earliest available appointment date was June 8. A computer glitch perhaps?

    I still feel the old NSO pick up and delivery system is way way better as compared to the new appointment system. Before, if you had your passport processed through NSO, you will spend just a maximum of 15 mins. in the old Libertad office. Now, even with the appointment system, it may take you up to 1 1/2 hour. Lines are still long because there are still many walk-in applicants (usually OFWs/seamen, but they are readily entertained as long as they can show overseas work contract). There’s no clear signs or comfortable waiting area outside. You have to wait under the sun (even if you have an appointment) for at least 30 mins. Well, at least everything after that first counter is airconditioned already. Also, the appointment system is too rigid in my opinion. What if, due to an sickness/accident I was unable to renew my passport and make a personal appearance at DFA and now I have to make an emergency trip abroad? I think Mr. Romulo should rethink this passport modernization program. It lacks flexibility for emergency and urgent cases and it’s too narrow-minded.

  7. panu aq mkakakuha ng bagong passport? coz i lost my passport in singapore, anong pwedeng gawin para mas mapadali yung process coz i need to leave ang go back in singapore on may 5..

  8. please help po,, kahit magbayad aq para ma pa rush ung passport ko, need ko po malaman kung ano dapat gawin

  9. hi i just want to ask, can i go straight to dfa new bldg. to process my passport, i really need it urgently, i have my schedule for my interview on may 12 at us embassy but i still donnt have my new passport with my new surname since i married. can i just print out the email from embassy and show it to the guards at dfa,para papasukin nila ko. i used to set an appointmetn online kc, but availble time is on june 20 pa, too long enough dba, so do u think guys na pede ako pumnta sa dfa as walk-in applicant.? hope to hear from u soon,. thank u in advance po..

  10. panu po magpapa-appointment?
    at anu po ang pinagkaiba ng MRP sa ePass

  11. romualdo robles

    i want to know if provided na ng dfa ag picture kasi 1200 na ang rush?

  12. romualdo robles

    i want to know if provided na ng dfa ang picture kasi 1200 na ang rush

  13. Manuel Baricuatro

    Is it required now to change my old 32 page passport to 44 page passport or e-passprot even not expired yet?

  14. good day!!! sir/ madam kukuha me ng new passport anu po ba ang dapat kng gawin para madalian ung pagkuha ko kailangan ko na kc po this month? pls reply,,,thank you very much,

  15. hi and hello what requirements or documents to obatin new pasport because I lost my passport

    thanksss. gobless!

  16. jacquiline a.borja

    kailangan pah poh bah ng dfa form bago mkakuha ng pass port

  17. The appointment system sounds pleasant to the ears but it is ABSOLUTELY NOT what everyone is expecting. When you say that you have an appointment on that day, you’ll expect that there wont be long lines and what not. But lo and behold, you have to wait for FIVE HOURS to finish your passport application!

    Please don’t go on media telling everyone that it would only take 30 minutes for you to get your passport because that ONLY APPLIES TO CELEBRITIES AND NOT TO THE MAJORITY.
    sheLy: One more thing about the so called “COURTESY LANE”. It is universally known that courtesy is given to SENIOR CITIZENS, PREGNANT WOMEN, DISABLED AND CHILDREN. My 4yrs old son applied for a passport but he WAS NOT given any courtesy so HE HAD TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER THREE (3) HOURS JUST TO HAVE HIS PICTURE TAKEN compared to those people who were given some courtesy simply because THEY KNOW SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE EMPLOYED AT DFA AND WERE ESCORTED TO THE COURTESY LANE. And the DFA employee wasn’t even patient enough to take a photo of a 4yrs old kid. Whats up with that? The kid waited for that long, you dont expect him to be in a good mood, right?

    I’m sure this feedback will not be given any importance and what not but I hope I was able to send the message across.

  18. san po ba kkuha ng passport pag lost sa dfa pasay ba o sa bago

  19. hi… i’m new in hir i want to get the passport in a easy way.. how long may it takes?

  20. and complete requirments pls… and i want be sure it’s not fake… ???

  21. Teresita Lucio

    I am a gov’t employee. My 2 daughters and my husband will apply for a passports. How can I avail of the courtesy lane? What are the procedures?

  22. pwede bang walk in pa rin dun sa old DFA pra hndi umasa sa appointment date na parang lahat napuno na ng mga fixer???

    mas maganda cgrong tyagain ung inet at pila kesa umasa sa mtgal na available na date.

    pano nman un mga nagmmadali kumuha??pang tamad lang yan bagong pakulo ng DFA..sna ientertain pa din kami sa luma kahit walk in..pwede pa kya un?? O82010

  23. anu difference ng epass en MRP?plss help kylngan ko tlga makakuha ng passport agd..pwde pa ba dun sa old dfa bldg?tnx

  24. hi,
    good morning po ano po bang mga valid i.d ang inaaccept nyo bcoz we want to get a passport for our son but i only have a school i.d and postal i.d bcoz i am a college student.i dont have a sss i.d and ang voters i.d ko under processing p po.

  25. hi,
    gud am po.ano po bng mga valid i.d ang inaaccept nyo,i only have school i.d ang postal i.d bcoz i am a college student we want to get a passport for our son, 2 tyms n po kmi bumalik ng dfa complete n po ang requirements ang kulang n lng po ay i.d ko but i dont have a sss i.d and ang voters i. d ko hindi p nrerelease.pls.tell what i.d can i present.tnx

  26. how to get a urgent passport bec my dad is critical in canada.

  27. bakit until now wala pa ung passport ko sabi pag express within 1 week only i was applied last july 30 and im waiting for 1 week ..wala pang passport n dumarating…

  28. Pwede bang samahan mga senior citizen sa pagproprocess ng passport

  29. This new system really sucks.. coz lalo pang matatagalan ang pag kuha ng passport hope.. priority number nalang sana. And sometimes there not implementing the new system consistently..

  30. pano po mag apply ng passport through internet?
    magkano na po ngayon ang bayad?
    ilang days po ito bago marelease?
    ano po ang requiremensts?

  31. panu po makapag register pra makakuha ng form pra sa passport?ilang buwan ang pagaantay ko at mag kanu ang bayad tsaka anu ang requirments.

  32. this new system really sucks…sobrang tagal magpasched.smantalang ung dati khit brasohan ung pila basta nkaabot ka eh mkkkuha k ng passport…tpos dka p mbbilad sa init dhil may mga shades smantala sa bgo pra ng mga daeng ung pumipila sa arawan..mukhang new building lng ung bgo, un ata pngmmlki nyo eh smantalang sa mga kmukuha din nmn ng passport gling ung pngwa nyan.gling sa tax nmin yan..bwiset..

  33. hi everyone, tanong ko lang po kung pwede po ako makakuha ng passport kahit hindi po ko magpapa appointment?? kasi po dec1 na ung latest sked sa appointment.. last po panu po makapunta ng DFA Counsolar bldg from monumento?? thank u very much.. god bless..

  34. Help naman po. Ano po pwedeng gawin kasi rush na rush na ako. magpaparenew ako ng passport. Kaya lang Feb 9 pa appointment ko. Katapusan ng Jan ko kelangan. Biglaan po kasi. T.T Ano po easy way? Please please.

  35. Ethel Ruth Dizon

    what if ny passport already expired since oct last year, do i have to pay extra for that?
    how much po yung rush ng passport? renewal

  36. michael ilaya dionisio

    pano po ba kumuha ng passport ano po ba ang unang gagawin??
    kailangan po bang mag pa sked??
    kc po naun plang po aqo ku2ha ng passport ?
    pano mag register??

  37. gusto po sanang malamn kung saan ang location or complete address ng bagong dfa..kasi ung alam ko lang e dun sa luma pede pa rin po bang kumuha dun sa luma 1st time ko kasing kukuha baka mahrapan ako dun sa bago.pwede din po bang print ko nlang ung applictaion form kesa kumuha pa ako dian..thanks pls reply asap….

  38. tanong ko lang po kung anu din ang mga requirements kapag baguhan po ang kukuha……pls send me reply asap…..

  39. pnu poh b mag p sked pra kumuha ng passport at ano poh bng kailngn mnang gawin

  40. sino po ba ang may alam kung pano makakuha ng passport ng mabilisan? kasi po earliest date ng schedule ko is a month from now. kahit po may bayad ok lang.i need it asap.!ty po.

  41. Hi please help me.. Kailangan ko pong ikuha ng passport ang anak ko..pareho po kmi ng asawa ko n wla sa pilipinas..plan po sna nmin authorize ang kapatid ko na kumuha ng passport para anak ko na 10months old. kylangan ko po ang passport end of feb 2011.. please help ano po ang pinkamadaling paraan… please wait ko po reply nyo.. maraming salamat po.. =)

  42. hello! first time po akong kukuha ng passport, para sa akin at 2 kung anak….ano po ba ang mga requirements, magkano at saan po ang exact location ng dfa office? ano po ba ang unang hakbang sa pag aaply ng passport? thank you!

  43. sheila ann regulado

    good day po! anu po ung bgo nyo processo pag kuha ng passport sbi po kc sa online n daw po pwede mag kuha ng passport…kng online po pwede ko po makuha website nyo pls,,,,

  44. pwede po b makahingi ng website or pwede nyo po b send sa email ko po thanks po…..

  45. GOOD DAY! anu n po b ung bgo nyo proseso pag kuha ng passport pwede ko po b malaman pls…may mga nag sbi po kc n online n daw po ung pag kukuha ng passport……

  46. ang akala ko b wl pong fixer bkit gnun s pagkuha q ng form at m early appointment me pinagbyad me ng 1500?

  47. pwede ba pumila na lang para makakuha ng passport at hindi na sa appointment system pa kasi ang adaming reklamo na tungkol dun?

  48. hello po pano po ba kapag nakaschedule yong passport for deliver pero hindi naman dumating magaaply ba ako ng panibago thanks

  49. Sir,

    Paano po ba ang paraan para mas makakuha ng mas maagang appointment kasi po 3rd week pa appointment ng dalawa kong kids, first time po na kukuha sila ng passport dahil 4th week of May pupunta po sana kami sa Thailang for tour. First time po kasing lalabas ang mga bata out of the country at hindi ko naman po alam na ganoon na pala katagal magprocess ng passport ngayon di tulad dati ng nagrenew ako ng passport ko noon. Sana po matulungan ninyo ako para di madisappoint mga kids ko at may mga gastos na po na naincurr. Ano po pwedeng gawin para makakuha yung 2 kids ko po ang appointment ng April instead of May?

  50. i my passport is lready expired 7 months will be the process is for renewal or will have a different process

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