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Sunday, May 12, 2013

DFA PASSPORT APPLICATION/RENEWAL GUIDE:online appointment,requirements, how much, tips etc.

This has been another learning process.Ako na ang travel blogger na tanga.And I was negligent.I will be flying to Vietnam on May 24 and it was only on May 2 that I decided to renew my passport which will expire June 16.Of course Philippine Immigration will not allow me to fly out of the country unless my passport is valid for the next 6 months on the day of departure.I was so relaxed thinking that it takes only 1 week now to renew a passport especially because the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) already has satellite offices in SM-Megamall, SM-Manila and Robinsons Galleria for renewals.I remember getting my passport in 2008 via travel agency and it took me only 2 weeks. Fast forward May 2, 2013.I checked appointment slots online via http://passport.com.ph/,

SM-Megamall, earliest available slot June 5, omaygad!
SM-Manila, June 7!
Robinsons Galleria June 15.
I was in panic!
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DFA PASSPORT APPLICATION/RENEWAL GUIDE

I wasn't able to sleep well that night.Worried.I shouted my plight on Facebook and I received a lot of tips.Some said I should try to go to DFA main office para mas mabilis.I queued but they didn't entertain me coz I didn't have online appointment.More panic.The lady at the counter suggested I try to get an appointment online and go back the next day even if the schedule I will get is too late for my scheduled flight.I can just request for them to expedite the renewal process.Back home,I immediately opened my pc and checked DFA website again.I was surprised to see that May 9 is still available.Damn.Since I was panicky,I failed to check on the main DFA office.Mas maluwang na pala schedule don.Thank you Lord.

TIP: check on DFA Main first before clicking on Satellite Offices.
http://passport.com.ph/set-appointment
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APPOINTMENT DAY --(going through the guard)

I arrived at DFA Aseana May 9, 12:30pm in time for my 1pm appointment.
TIP: Be there 30 minutes earlier than your appointment time.

1.Entered GATE 1 (showed the guard my printed appointment copy)
2.The guard lead me to the verification counter on the left side immediately after the gate.
3.The one at the verification counter scanned my printout.My name came out and he stamped on my printed copy.
4.I was asked to wait the the shed outside the building and line up for the 1pm appointment.
5.The guard occasionally came to announce reminders re: Requirements for renewal and new applications.

TIP: Never go to DFA if you have no appointment schedule. Sayang lang oras nyo.Have your appointment printed.It's your passport in.
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RENEWAL PROCESS

Step 1 ---go through a verification officer who will confirm if your requirements are complete of if your identity is true. The DFA officer who assessed me took only 3minutes. No need for I'd or supporting document.Only Old Passport,with photocopies of front and back portion.

Step 2: Cashier (this one's quick!)
Paid 1,200php for Express Processing of 7days.
Scheduled release, May 21 (Tuesday) --abot sa flight!ayos!

Step 3 --encoding / enrollment
I got a queue #. Mine's 2,345.electronic board reflects #1,990. I waited 1.5 hours for my number to be called. That's 355 slots in 1.5 hours.Ang bilis!
Encoding took only a few minutes.Go home and wait for the release of your passport.

TIP: No need to bring ID photos. Digital na ang mundo ngayon and they will take your photo then and there during encoding.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET YOUR NEW PASSPORT?
7 Working Days ---Rush
15 working Days -- Regular


HOW MUCH IS THE PASSPORT FEE?
Rush --1,200php
Regular --950php

TIP: You can have your passport delivered to your home is personal pickup is too much of a hustle for as low as120php.

TIP: Keep your receipt.It shows the date on which your passport will be released.
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Requirements for Passport Renewal

1.personal appointment
2.printout of appointment confirmation
3.old passport
4..Photocopy of passport
-1st 2 pages and last 2 pages.
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New Passport Application
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1.Personal appearance
2.Confirmed appointment
3.Birth Certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
4.Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.

COMPLETE INFO here >>>> http://passport.com.ph/requirements

PS: This is the first time that I was satisfied with how they do business in a government office.They are very organized at DFA Aseana. I was impressed.The guards are very helpful and knowledgeable.


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More Information on the DFA Website

68 comments:

  1. Hehehe... organized nga doon.... nice entry ha.... :)

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    1. hello ilang days po ba process renewal passport?

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    2. hello need asap reply... ilang days ba matapos/process renewal passport po?? need help

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    3. DFA Davao City a nice firm and a friendly staff. But the security personnel of the DFA Davao City @ SM Ecoland have no manners they provoking applicant to a fight Mr. Terante is the one example of the security that have no manners this kind of security guard must undergo in a Disciplinary Action. We hope that you will choose a security with have a good moral and choose a good agency for a good security. thank you!

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  2. Yes, I was impressed also, 8AM ang appointment ko, I was in at 7:30AM exactly 8AM i was in a cab going back home. ganon kabilis, sana lahat ng Phils. government agencies ganyan na rin

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  3. awww you are so lucky... the time renew my passport was the time of the transition to the machines readable passport.. it took me 2 months before I got my passport. I hope the next time I renew wala nang transition.. hehe :) good luck on your travel to Vietnam :)

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  4. bookmarked! need ko tong guide na ton
    thanks sa pag share

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  5. reading this blog makes me a little less worried. haha. sana i can renew mine na rin asap. head ache ako. gud u got urs na. reading ready na for vietnam!

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  6. Hi,i got my appointment for renewal din pero bkit ang daming need dalhin kahit renewal lng? Machine readable ung dati ko passport eh.

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  7. Hi,i just got my appointment for renewal pero bakit ang dami2 nman yata requirements dalin even birth certificate from nso. Machine readable dati ko passport eh. Bakit kpag kung ung green wala photocopy lng ng first and last page.hustle nman kung ddalin lhat ng requirements na sinasabi nila.

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  8. pano po yung aking Birth Certificate issued by NSO Authenticated pero 2010 ko pa nakuha, pede na po ba yun o need ko pa kumuha bago?

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  9. Good eve. Ask q lng po qng nid q pa po bang ipa update ung passport ko kc ggmitin q po yn pntang ibang bnsa this year. expire p po nun next year October 2014. thnks!! txt back plz

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  10. @Anonymous---basta valid within 6 months prior to departure.Sa 2014 pa naman expired so pwede pa yan.Kahit December this year pa.Cheers!

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  11. @Scarlet--please read the post.Nakasulat dyan HOW MUCH IS THE PASSPORT FEE?
    Rush --1,200php
    Regular --950php

    Toinks!

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  12. Bakit nakalagay sa website na kailangan pa ng valid IDs and 3 supporting documents kahit renewal lang? Pero hindi ka na hiningan ng mga ito?

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  13. ang purpose nung mga id's is to prove you are the person applying.So just in case medyo questionable hitsura mo, yiou have to prove your identity using your id's.In my case, perhaps kasi yung hitsura pati buhok ko sa old passport ko is ganun parin sa buhok ko ngyn.so they were convinced then and there na ako yun.hehe

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    1. kung 3 po ba kaming magpapadeliver ng passport e x3 din ang bayad?pareho naman ang adress namin kasi mga anak ko naman yung 2.thanks po

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    1. Can i just process my boss renewal of her passport, ill just filled up the form then ill call her if she's the one in line. tnx

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  15. kung 3 po ba ang passport na ipapadeliver e x3 din ang bayad kahit the same adres?kasi mga anak ko naman yung 2.thanks po

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  16. Good afternoon... sir I'd like to ask if, i can just get the form for my boss, she is going to renew her passport, then after I filled up that's the time to call her... is it ok? tnx

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  17. @Anonymous---yes, you can apply for your boss online.Just make sure you closely cordinate with him/her after you secure the appointment.Sayang naman :)

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  18. @Anonymous---ON DELIVERY FEE--I am sorry but I am not sure on that. :)

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  19. Thanks a lot for blogging dear friend. It's enlightening!

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  20. hi guyz , nag pa renew ako ng pasport sa san fernando then pinapunta nila ako sa main becoz ang old pasport ko ai mai tatak na canceled ang mai gupit sa likod..b4 ksi nag asawa ako ng hapon nagpagawa ako ng bagu tru my ex hubby fam name then now divorced na kmi ng 16 yrs at nawala un pasport ko na aplyedo nia gamit ko..so yun old single pasport ko ang ginamit ko ..then needing daw for clarifying ..if malamn nila na divorce ako hahanapn p ba kia niala ako ng divorce paPER? ksi ang tagal na nun at patay na ng 4 na taon ang ex hubby ko...pwede kiang id ang copy ng old pasport lang for renewal? thanks guys sana mai experienced kau ng ganitong case..

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  21. Thanks for this Sir Anton. Very timely as my passport is expiring too :)

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  22. hi.. ask ko lang ung sa 6mos validity before mg travel.. medyo nalito lang ako sa part nato.. oct 13, 2013 ma e expire ang passport ko.. ire renew ko na sya dis wik wat if dumating na ung visit visa ko after i renewed my passport? d ba ako mkakaalis agad? tnx for help.. :)

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  23. Hi...just want to ask if the requirements are the same although my passport has been expired for 2yrs.?

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  24. is it okay not to call anymore? please reply.....

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  25. is it okay not to call anymore at mag proceed nalang sa pc para mag fill up ng appoinment system? please reply..... thank you :))

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  26. I have my appointment tomorrow, I will be having my passport application. This is very helpful. Good thing I saw your blog. Nice entry :)

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  27. @Tristan ---no need to call.Just sign up online. Cheers!

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  28. Exact bang may 21 dumating passport mo?

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  29. yep, you get it the same day as scheduled. they are very efficient these days.

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  30. I just apply for a passport today Dec 17th.. it's a 7day rush but they told me I can get it by Jan 2...And I need it on Dec 30th flight.. Huhu. If I went yesterday it will be released the 27th of December. Am so 1 day late Antonio. I wonder if I have a chance getting it earlier or as in sakto ng 7 working days talaga? Huhu I'm so worried right now. :(

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  31. 7 working days talaga pag pina-rush mo, kaso the count is --OFFICIAL WORKING DAYS (di binibilang ang Holidays) meaning. 25th will not be counted. And weekends too. 17th ka nag-apply, so if you look at your calendar, that's gonna count....

    18,19,20,23,26,27,30 --

    30th supposed to be. If Holiday ang 30th, January 2 mo nga makukuha.Awts

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  32. my son is a dual citizen filipino/american stay here for 2 years and planning to go back to US by april, his philippine passport was expired since november'2013 do i need to renew his philippine passport since he is a blue passport holder tnx po God Bless po and more power

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  33. Hello
    Nag fill out ako ng appointment form tapos edi ayan na received ko na yung confirmation tapos na delete ko pano na? Plss hellllpp

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  34. Min --unfortunately, you have to do it again.madidiscard sa system yung unang sched mo and yung latest ang papasok. You need to have it printed kasi dika papapasukin sa gate or i-entertain sa loob unless you have a printout of your online appointment. Good luck ^^

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  35. for renewal ang passport ko,kaylangan pa ba ng nbi travel abroad...?

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  36. @Anonymous---as far as I know, NI is not required,.Di ako hiningian.hehe

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    1. nag-aaplay ako nonimmigrant visa at nagaplay na rin ng renewal of passport kc nagexpire. pyuede na ba malaman ang passport number, dates of issue and expiry as of this date kung lalabas pa ang passport sa january 30,2014? kelangan kc ung passport data sa DS 160 form

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  37. hi tanong ko lang po,I was Hold by immigration last January 10,kasi sira daw yung pasport ko so they advised me to get a new pasport. so pina rebook ko yung ticket ko flight ko this coming 26 dn yung pasport ko scheduled date is tomorrow.i hope makuha ko na bukas..if hindi ko ba maabutan bukas ma release pa ba until sa 23 or 24???due to weather condition nagka hassle pa yung flight ko I'm still here in Mindanao pa kasi i hope anyone can help me with this.thanks!

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  38. @AnonymousJanuary 20, 2014 at 4:35 PM
    "nag-aaplay ako nonimmigrant visa at nagaplay na rin ng renewal of passport kc nagexpire. pyuede na ba malaman ang passport number, dates of issue and expiry as of this date kung lalabas pa ang passport""

    i doubt this is possible :(

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    1. if hindi ko ba maabutan bukas ma release pa ba until 24???due to weather condition nagka Green Passport hassle pa yung flight ko I'm still here in Mindanao pa kasi i hope anyone can

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  39. @Ruth Lao--sorry saw this late. You might have gotten your passport by now. I hope umabot the flight date mo ^^

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  40. if hindi ko ba maabutan bukas ma release pa ba until due to weather condition nagka hassle pa yung Green Passport flight ko I'm still here in Mindanao pa kasi i hope anyone can help me with this.thanks!

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  41. If you’ve read this much of this blog post, hopefully it means that you want to do something. Your students want to do something, too. They need your help to get started.

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  42. If you’ve read this much of this blog post, hopefully it means that you want to do something. Your students want to do something, too. They need your help to get started.

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  43. hello po magtatanong sana ako kong ano pong kailangan sa renewal ng passport ng baby kong 5yrs old,,nandito po ako sa brunei nasa pinas cxa po ngayon parents ko po sana sasama sa kanya at gusto ko po sana rush po kasi uuwi ako nitong march24 para madala ko po pgbalik ko ano pong dapat kong gawin tq

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  44. Kailangan pa po ba ulit ng marriage contract kung renewal lang?Nang una kuha ko po ng passport married na po inilagay ko at nag subbmit na rin

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  45. hi...worried lang po ako. Need ko lang po ng advice, kaka-renew ko lang po ng residencial visa ko kaso ung passport ko ma-e-expire sa June 28 at ung flight ko back to abu dhabi is May 3. Ano po ba dapat kong gawin?

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  46. hi....worried lang po ako. Kaka-renew ko lang po ng residencial visa ko last year kaso ung passport ko mag-e-expire dis june 8 and my flight back to abu dhabi will be dis may 3. Ano po ba dapat kong gawin? Balak ko kasing i-renew dun sa UAE....

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  47. hi...worried lang po ako. Need ko lang po ng advice, kaka-renew ko lang po ng residencial visa ko kaso ung passport ko ma-e-expire sa June 28 at ung flight ko back to abu dhabi is May 3. Ano po ba dapat kong gawin?

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  48. Tanong ko lang po Magkaiba po ba bayad sa DFA La Union? Rush po kasi inaplay ko pero it takes for 1 month na wala parin passport ko and nagbayad pako ng 2,500..Ganun po ba talaga katagal ang processing kapag sa province ka nag apply?

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  49. Ang bagal bagal ng proseso satin.. sobrang tagal talaga nagbayad ka n nga ng malaki wala mabagal parin talaga gumamit ka na ng agency para mapabilis ganun din super bagal parin talaga ng releasing..Hay buhay sa Pinas imbes na makakaalis ako hayun nayamot na employer ko sa kakahintay ng passport ko, hindi nako pinaais! Hoy! Baguhin niyo nman sistema niyo ang babagal parin ninyo! JUAN? Ikaw ba yan?

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  50. Ang bagal bagal ng proseso satin.. sobrang tagal talaga nagbayad ka n nga ng malaki wala mabagal parin talaga gumamit ka na ng agency para mapabilis ganun din super bagal parin talaga ng releasing..Hay buhay sa Pinas imbes na makakaalis ako hayun nayamot na employer ko sa kakahintay ng passport ko, hindi nako pinaais! Hoy! Baguhin niyo nman sistema niyo ang babagal parin ninyo! JUAN? Ikaw ba yan?

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  51. good day pnu po ba mgpa sched sa pg kuha ng passport?

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  52. hi! is true po ba na sa manila nalang po pdeng mag apply for passport and u cant apply now at any regional offices?

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  53. HI PO PAANO PO B MAG APPLY NG PASSPORT?

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  54. AT PAANO PO MAGPA SCHEDULE?

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  55. @anonymous---pakibasa nalang po uli yung blog.all you need to know is there. thanks

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  56. DFA Davao City a nice firm and a friendly staff. But the security personnel of the DFA Davao City @ SM Ecoland have no manners they provoking applicant to a fight Mr. Terante is the one example of the security that have no manners this kind of security guard must undergo in a Disciplinary Action. We hope that you will choose a security with have a good moral and choose a good agency for a good security. thank you!

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  57. Helu po ask ko lang dto poko sa korea now taz uuwi po kmi sa july 22 2014 sa davao taz balik namin sa korea july31 2014. Tpos yung passport ko sa january 21,2015 po expiration..kelangan pa ba irenew xa?ano po ba kelangan gawin ko.. pls help po...tenk u

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