Is your passport expiring soon and needs to be renewed? Are you planning to travel soon and need to apply for a passport? Misplaced your passport and need a new one?
You may be wondering how you can make your trip to the Department of Foreign Affairs a lot more efficient and convenient, especially when it’s not as safe to be out and about these days. One way to make sure is to have all of the needed documents ready once you arrive.
What are the passport appointment requirements?
Once you’ve confirmed your online appointment here, prepare the following documents:
- Accomplished Application Form
- Original and photocopy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper (PSA Birth Certificate Online)
- Married Females (who are using their spouse’s last name) must also present Original and submit a photocopy of PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage
- Local Civil Registrar Copy is required if PSA Birth Certificate is not clear or cannot be read
- Any of the following acceptable IDs with one (1) photocopy (see the list of acceptable IDs here)
- Personal Appearance
If you’re just going in for passport renewal, remember to bring your old passport and a photocopy of the data page.
Make sure you are at the DFA office at least 30 minutes before your confirmed appointment.
How much is the passport fee?
For passports applied for in the Philippines:
- New / Renewal
- Regular – Php 950.00
- Expedite – Php 1,200.00
- Penalty for Lost and Mutilated ePassport – Php 350.00
Other Important Reminders from the DFA
- The DFA will send your application form to your email after you have paid your passport fee. Download and print the form and present this to your chosen Consular Office.
- Prepare the original and photocopies of your documents (i.e. PSA birth certificate, PSA marriage certificate, IDs, etc.). For your civil registry documentary requirements, you may order them online from the Philippine Statistics Authority through https://psahelpline.ph/
- Applicants are advised not to bring a companion during the appointment unless necessary (minor applicants, senior citizens, PWDs, etc.). The DFA shall determine if you truly need someone with you during your appointment; otherwise, your companion will not be allowed entry.
- Your passport fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you miss your appointment, you cannot refund your passport fee. If you wish to reschedule your appointment, you have to request at least 3 days before your appointment date. The reschedule date must not be later than 30 days from your original appointment date.
- Dress appropriately for your appointment. Avoid wearing heavy make-up, colored contact lenses, and other accessories that may get in the way of a clear photo for your passport.
Best way to get a copy of your PSA birth and marriage certificates
To easily get your required documents from PSA without having to leave your home, you may check out www.PSAHelpline.ph. It only takes three easy steps: Request for a certificate; pay online or over-the-counter; and wait for delivery!
Having your PSA birth and marriage certificates delivered to you is safe and economical. You save on transportation and parking fees, time, and effort. PSAHelpline only releases the ordered documents to its owners (or parent/guardian in case the owner is a minor) so you can be sure that your PSA certificates are secure. PSAHelpline.ph also accepts various payment methods (over-the-counter or online through GCash, PayMaya, Credit Cards) for your safety and convenience.
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