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Monday, January 30, 2012

How to Renew Your Philippine Passport from the DFA

First things first before travelling outside the country is to have your passport.  As a Filipino Citizen, I am a holder of the Philippine Passport.  If you're a Filipino citizen like me, then read along as you may find this guide helpful in renewing your Philippine Passport from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Pasay City.

How to Renew Your Philippine Passport from the Department of Foreign Affairs Pasay City

Step 1: Visit the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) website  > Consular Services > Passport Information > Passport Appointment

Step 2: Fill out the Captcha, choose whether Individual Appointment Process or Family Appointment Form and start filling in the details

Step 3: Prepare the following:

  • Print the Email from your appointment on a long bond paper
  • Photocopy Your Old Passport (front and back) 
    • NOTE: Photocopy inside DFA is 3 php/page
  • Birth certificate (if you have foreign sounding surname)

Step 4: Go to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Pasay City 30 minutes before your scheduled time.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Pasay City Map

Step 5: Proceed to Gate 2 and show the Security Guard all of your documents to be processed.

Step 6: Head over to the Appointment Verification Desk where your documents will be verified and stamped.

Step 7: Look for the the tents with seating benches and look for the sign which states your appointment time.  Wait until your batch will be allowed to enter for processing and document inspection.

Step 8:   Go out and proceed to the cashier located on the second floor to pay your receipt. (950 php exclusive of delivery fee)

Step 9: Take a number and wait a few hours.  Until your number appears on the monitor and proceed to the desk assigned. (I suggest you bring reading materials as this process takes hours)

Desk Assignment Position

Step 10:  Approach the encoding officer, hand over your receipt, check your information if it correct, smile on the camera and place your thumb mark on the scanner.  Just come back for your passport on the assigned date.

Hope this Travel Tripsters Guide on How to Renew Your Filipino Passport helps!

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