Last updated: SEPTEMBER 23, 2019. Here’s our updated step-by-step guide to NEW Philippine passport application, with list of DFA requirements and tips to secure a DFA APPOINTMENT easily. Again, this is for NEW applications (first time applications). For passport renewal, read: PASSPORT RENEWAL PROCESS.

Every international journey begins with a passport. It’s the most important document you need when traveling abroad. Fortunately, while it is often difficult to get an appointment, the application process in general is simple and not complicated at all. Here’s how to apply for a passport!


1. Confirmed online appointment

You will need to secure an appointment from the DFA Passport Appointment website. More info in the HOW TO section below.

Only the following are exempted from needing an online appointment.

  • Senior citizen and 1 companion. Companion must be an immediate family member. Otherwise, companion must show proof of travel arrangements with the senior (plane ticket or hotel booking showing they’re traveling together).
  • Person with disability and 1 companion. Companion must be an immediate family member. Otherwise, companion must show proof of travel arrangements (plane ticket or hotel booking showing they’re traveling together).
  • Pregnant woman. If pregnancy is not visible yet, medical certificate or records must be presented.
  • Minor 7 years old or below, plus their parents and minor siblings
  • Solo parent and their minor child. Valid solo parent card must be presented.
  • OFW (both land-based and sea-farers). Must present any of the following: valid iDOLE card, work visa, employment contract, or seaman’s book stamped at international border less than 365 days from date of application.

If you’re eligible, just head straight to the Courtesy Lane or OFW Lane at the DFA office.

Otherwise, you need an appointment.

2. Accomplished Application Form

Often, the application form is to be filled out online. When trying to schedule an appointment, you will be asked to complete the application form, which you can print out after payment confirmation.

But if for whatever reason you need a blank copy (i.e. those who will use the courtesy lane), you’ll find a PDF file here. Print it out on A4 paper.

3. Birth certificate

  • PSA-authenticated.
  • Original copy.
  • Printed on PSA security paper.

4. Valid ID

ANY of the following is accepted. Just one will do. You need both the original and one photocopy.

  • SSS/GSIS Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID)
  • LTO Driver’s license
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • OWWA or iDOLE card
  • Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification from the Officer of Election with Dry Seal
  • PNP Firearms License
  • Philippine Postal ID (issued November 2016 onwards)
  • Senior Citizen ID (if senior)
  • School ID (if student)

5. Personal Appearance of Applicant

At the DFA Office, the staff will be taking your biometrics (photo and fingerprint data), so you need to show up. There’s no getting around it. Even if you course your application through a travel agency, you will still need to appear in person at the office.

Possible Additional Requirements

  • If you’re a married female using your spouse’s last name, an original copy of Marriage Contract. Must be PSA-authenticated and printed on security paper.
  • If the PSA Birth Certificate is not clear, a copy from the Local Civil Registrar.

For specific cases like those who are late registered, have no birth certificate, are naturalized Filipinos, or are dual citizens, additional documents are required. For a more accurate list, visit the DFA consular website.

Please note that the above list is for applicants of legal age. There is a separate list of requirements for minors.


1. Schedule an appointment online.

The first thing you should do is set an appointment. Do it early. Don’t apply a month before your target travel date. Because of the volume of applications, the schedule that they might give you is way too far away. For example, if you apply online in early July, they might give you a slot in late August (if you’re lucky) or September.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to the DFA Appointment System website.
  2. Choose whether you want to start an INDIVIDUAL appointment or a GROUP appointment. Don’t forget to tick the box saying that you have understood the terms.
  3. Select a DFA office. Ideally, choose the site that is most convenient for you. Don’t think about whether or not they have slots yet. Just choose one. You’ll be able to change it and scan other sites later on. Click next.
  4. Pick a date and time. You’ll be shown a calendar. The earliest open date is displayed on top of it. The dates in green are up for grabs. Those in red are full.

Now here’s the tricky part. It might be hard to see empty slots. You can try other sites or come back later. The DFA has done measures to improve the system, of course, but it can still be tough. Here are some tips:

Sample appointment schedule
  • Keep refreshing. Just because you don’t see an open slot now doesn’t mean there are no slots forever. The system refreshes regularly. Slots that were held for applicants who failed to pay in time open up eventually.
  • Try searching at around 12nn and 9pm. Slots are usually made available at these times, Mondays to Saturdays except holidays.
  • Search other sites. In Manila, there are six sites: DFA Central (ASEANA), DFA NCR East (Megamall), DFA NCR North (Robinsons Novaliches), DFA NCR Northeast (Alimall), DFA NCR South (Alabang), and DFA NCR West (SM Manila). If you’re really desperate, you can also try regional offices.
  • Be decisive. Slots can go away in an instant. You might be eyeing a date one minute, but it’s gone the next. When you see an open slot and you like it, take it fast. Morning slots are usually the last to fill.
  • Make sure you have reliable internet connection. Because the slots will not wait for your page to load. They can disappear fast.

Once you have chosen a slot, the system will reserve it for you for 15 minutes only so make sure you finish the next steps quickly!

Note: Online appointment is FREE. What you’re paying for isn’t the appointment but the passport processing fee.

2. Accomplish the online application form.

You will be automatically taken to the online application form, which has four pages:

  • Personal information. Your name, birth date, contact details, etc.
  • Family information. Your parents’ and spouse’s names and citizenship.
  • Application information. Your application type, citizenship, and emergency contact person’s contact number.
  • Contact information. Your home and office addresses and numbers.

Again, the system will reserve your chosen slot for only 15 minutes so you have to fill out the form fast. Make sure you have the information you need ready before choosing a schedule so you can enter them quickly.

IMPORTANT: When entering an email address, use your free Gmail account. The system seems to be incompatible with custom addresses (even if it’s also Gmail). I first tried using my business email but I did not receive any email (which should contain the reference number). It was not in my Spam folder either. I couldn’t pay for it or cancel without it. I had to wait 24 hours for that schedule to expire so I could try to schedule again. I used my Gmail account and got the email finally. I dunno what the issue is exactly, but that’s the only thing I did differently this time around was change the email address, so that might be it.

You will be asked to review all the information you entered. Make sure everything’s right and then submit the form.

3. Pay the processing fee.

After submitting the form, you will be automatically directed to the Payment segment of the process.

You’ll be asked whether you want regular processing or express processing.

  • Regular Processing. 10-15 days in Manila. P950.
  • Express Processing. 5-7 days in Manila. P1200.

They say that the processing time in the regional offices are much longer (20-30 working days), but I haven’t confirmed that yet.

This is the page you’ll see after proceeding to payment. This is a sample for a group application.

Here’s how to proceed:

  1. Choose regular or express processing.
  2. Click on PAY NOW.
  3. A pop up will appear, tick the “I agree” box, and click PROCEED TO PAYMENT.
  4. You will be led to the PAYMENT page. It will display a list of your payment options, some reminders, and the total amount that you need to settle. Usually, a convenience fee of P50 per person is added to the processing fee. Click on PROCEED.
  5. Check your email. You should receive an email containing your Payment Reference Number and payment instructions. Take note of that reference number.
  6. Pay for the total amount. You have 24 hours to settle it. You will need the reference number and the exact total amount.
  7. Check your email again. You should receive an appointment confirmation. Attached to that email is a PDF file containing three things: reminders, your application form, and the receipt. Print them all out on an A4 paper.
You should receive 2 emails throughout the process.

When paying, please take note of the following:

  • Pay in CASH only.
  • Pay the exact amount. If it’s not the exact amount, the payment will either be forfeited or not processed.
  • One transaction per reference number only. If you make a mistake, don’t try to pay again using the same reference number. Contact the DFA helpdesk immediately at (02) 234 3488.

I paid via 7-Eleven, using one of their electronic machines. I just chose bills payment and searched for DFA, entered the reference number and total amount (including the P50 convenience fee), printed out a slip, and headed for the cashier. Easy breezy beautiful, covergirl. Char.

Now, you just need to wait for your appointment.

4. Show up at your chosen DFA Office for your appointment date.

Of course, make sure you have all the requirements with you, including the printed out application form and appointment receipt.

Here are other important things you must remember:

  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time. Latecomers are not entertained.
  • Bring the original copy and a photocopy of the requirements.
  • Look your best. Haha. You will be taken a photo for your passport. That photo will be with you for 10 years! But don’t apply too much makeup.
  • Come in proper attire. In order to ensure entry to countries with stricter dress code, arrive in decent clothing. The following are prohibited: plunging necklines, spaghetti straps, sleeveless tops, sando, tube tops, see-through tops, halters. Eyeglasses, contact lenses and jewelry pieces must be removed.
  • The “No Escort” policy is in effect. Companions are not allowed to enter the DFA premises unless when the applicant is a minor.

The process inside the office is smooth. Just follow the signs inside and you’ll be fine. I applied at the DFA ASEANA office. My appointment was at 7:30am. I arrived at 7am. After entering the DFA complex, I fell in line four times:

  • Stop 1: Document verification. This is where they’ll check if you really have an appointment and if you have complete requirements. Most applicants forget to bring a photocopy of their old passport (renewal) or valid ID (new application).
  • Step 2: Processing. Here, they will check your requirements and tell you the tentative date of release. Some offices provide claims stubs. Some just write down or stamp the claim date on the receipt.
  • Step 3: Data encoding and biometrics. Here, they will encode your name, birth date and other details. You’ll be asked to confirm that every bit of information is correct, so pay attention to spellings and other details. Your photograph, digital signature, and fingerprints will be taken here too. When you’re done, that’s it.
  • Step 4: Delivery. If you want your passport to be delivered, you will need to queue again and sign up. Delivery fee is P150. They will take the application receipt and give you their own delivery receipt.

If you don’t want to avail of the delivery service, you can skip Step 4 and just go home. Return to the site on the date of release to claim your brand new passport.

The whole thing took less than 1 hour.

Note: If applying at ASEANA office, some touts will tell you that you need a long brown envelope or that you need a pen inside for you to purchase from them. Don’t believe them. They don’t require an envelope. If you accomplished the form online, you won’t even need a pen to write down anything.

Tip! Signal reception within the DFA vicinity is BAD. (They might be using a jammer or something, haha.) If you’re using Grab to book a taxi or car, go to the nearby Petron Station.

5. Claim your passport.

Return to the DFA office on the date given to you when you applied. Proceed to the Releasing window and show your receipt.

Before leaving the counter, make sure all the details on your passport is correct. Pay extra attention to the spelling of your name and birth date, so you can easily raise concerns while you’re there.

If you can’t claim the passport yourself, you can authorize an immediate family member to pick it up for you. Keyword is IMMEDIATE. Only a parent, brother, sister, husband, wife, or child of legal age is allowed to claim it for you. They need to bring the following:

  • authorization letter
  • original receipt
  • applicant’s valid ID (original and photocopy)
  • representative’s valid ID (original and photocopy)

If the person who will claim isn’t an immediate family member, they will need to bring the following:

  • a Special Power of Attorney.
  • original receipt
  • applicant’s valid ID (original and photocopy)
  • representative’s valid ID (original and photocopy)

If you signed up for the delivery service, expect your passport to arrive 2 days after the date of release of the passport.


Is personal appearance required?

Yes. All applicants MUST show up at the DFA office because your photograph, signature, and biometrics will be taken.

Can I apply in the province even if I don’t live there?

Yes, you can. Just make sure you have an appointment. Take note also of the processing days, which may be different and will be displayed when you reach the payment part of the online appointment process.

I made a mistake or misspelled something on the form, can I change it?

The bad news is, no, you can’t change it online.

The good news is, you will have a chance to correct it at the DFA office. When you show up for your appointment at the DFA office, you’ll be asked to double check information on the form to proceed with the application. Raise it and have it corrected there and then.

I didn’t receive an email when I secured an appointment. I don’t have a reference number. What can I do?

First, check your Spam or Junk folder. If it’s still not there after waiting a while, call the DFA hotline: (02) 556-0000.

This happened to me. The system seems to be incompatible with custom addresses (even if it’s also Gmail). I first tried using my business email but I did not receive any email (which should contain the reference number). It was not in my Spam folder either. When I called the hotline, they were not open because it’s the weekend.

I couldn’t pay for it or cancel without it. I had to wait 24 hours for that schedule to expire so I could try to schedule again. I used my Gmail account and got the email finally. I dunno what the issue is exactly, but that’s the only thing I did differently this time around was change the email address, so that might be it.

Can I reserve multiple appointment slots for myself?

No. Even when you try again, the system will prompt an error telling you that you have an existing application and you must cancel that first to reserve another.

Can I change my appointment schedule?

Yes. Just visit this page, click on View Appointment, and enter your email address and reference number.

Once logged in, click on RESCHEDULE.

I can’t make it on my appointment time. What should I do?

You can either reschedule or cancel your appointment at least 3 working days before your schedule. Otherwise, you will be penalized by the system.

I didn’t make it to my appointment schedule. What should I do?

Nothing. All you can do is wait for 30 days to make another appointment. “No show” applicants are barred for making another appointment for 30 days to discourage non-appearance.

How long does the application process at the DFA take?

One hour. Based on my experience, the whole process took less than one hour from the time they let us in for STEP 1 up to signing up for delivery service.

How many days does the entire passport processing take?

These are the usual processing times.

  • Regular Processing. 10-15 days in Manila. P950.
  • Express Processing. 5-7 days in Manila. P1200.

They say that the processing time in the regional offices are much longer (20-30 working days), but I haven’t confirmed that yet.

On my most recent application, I availed of Express processing. My appointment was September 11. I was told to return on September 20 to claim the new passport. That’s 9 calendar days.

If you’re availing of the delivery service, add 2 more days.

I’m applying for a DSWD Clearance, a visa and a passport for the child. What should I work on first?

The DSWD Clearance first. You can’t apply for a passport for a minor without the DSWD Clearance.

Then work on the passport because you can’t apply for a visa without the passport.

In summary: DSWD Clearance, then Passport, then Visa.

I don’t have a Voter’s ID and the COMELEC Office said they don’t issue Voter’s ID anymore. What can I do?

Yes, it’s true that local COMELEC Offices no longer issue Voter’s ID. I just tried getting one and that’s what the staff told me.

What you can do instead is get a Voter’s Certification from the Officer of Election instead. Make sure it has a dry seal.

Where can I find more info about Passport Application?

Although we try to try to update this post regularly, it would still be best to visit the DFA website or call their office to make sure that there are no changes to this list of requirements..

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Hi, when was this article written? I applied June 20 and did not see option #3.


Good pm. I dont have my PSA birth certificate but i have NSO , can i use it as my requirements?

Jess l. Naravaza

Good day sir renewal po ko ask LNG po PWD pa p0 kaya ung old NSO.KC MAY NSO PO AKO BUT NIW PSA NA…

Sheryl salvador

Pano po ako makaka pag chage status balo n po ako at kasal ako s bago kung asawa ngaun ano po ba ang mga requements n kaylangan k dalin


Hi po ,ask ko lang.po.kukuha sna all ng passport kso sa.merraige contract ko Mali ang month na nakalagay don,sa.birth certifiacte ko mirraige contract Aug.paano po kaya un San ko sya correct.tenx


Hi po, balo rin po ako, ayon po sa nabasa kong requirements para sa change status sa alinmang govenment agency, need po ng Death Certificate ng namatay na asawa at Marriege Contract naman po ng bago nyong asawa. Thanks po sana makatulong to,


Hi po tanong ko Lang po Kung oky Lang na NBI certificate at PSA birth certificate pag kuha ng passport first time ko po kukuha

Idna R. Bañar

Hi Mr Yoshke, psinsya n d2 n ako nag msg.. tnong kolang po kukuhanan kopo yung mga anak ko ng passport sa bunso kopo wla nman problema sa documents nya pero sa panganay kopo bka magcomflict sa documents kc sa love birth nya po my nkalagay kong kilan km kinasal ng husband ko nong December 19 1999 pero nong kumuha po kmi marriage contract wla po kmi record kya nangyari nagpakasal ulit kmi ng asawa this year lng kya ang inaalala kolang po bka magkaproblema at yung midle name nya imbis n magkadungtong meron po space. Paano po kya maganda gawin? Thank u po at Pasinsya n.


Hi! I’m renewing my epassport, (issued July 2012) this coming October and my problem is I don’t have goverment issued IDs, only Have a Postal ID, police clearance and barangay clearance. Will they process my passport application? please reply.


Hi! It’s me Tanya again. My appointment was yesterday and had my passport renewed without a problem. Dropping by just to say thanks for your help. God bless


hi, ung pag ibig id poh ba accepted pra sa passport


Hi , Im a new applicant for passport appointment ,My problem is I don’t have goverment issued IDs,, police clearance and barangay clearance. Will they process my passport ?

veronica drla cruz

Hi po ask ko lang po nag fill up po aq online para makapag pa schedule ng passport after ko mag fill up ilang days bago aq ko nabuksan yung email sakin hindi kopo alam na kelangan palang mabayaran kona yung 950 within 24 hours kaya lang diko agad nabayan kase late kona po nabasa bale ang nakalagay po sa status ko is pending tas sa expiration ay may 28 eh kune na po ngayon may 27 po kase nung mag fill up aq online pahelp namn po ok lng po ba na bayaran ko patin sa bayad center kahit expired na yung dapat na araw ng kababayarn para ma processed yung schedule ko o pwede po bang dun na aq mismo magbayad kase ang sched kopo is july 5


Hello po ask kulang po mag aapply po ako ng passport married po ako pero gusto kung gamitin na last name quh ehh yung last name ko po nong dalaga pa ako. Pwedi po kaya yun?


hi…they gave me 1mos to process my umid…1 to 3mos ang processing ng umid..for now sss stub lang kaya nila ibigay…acknowledge ba sss stub for renewal?since im still waiting for my umid…thanks


hi! pwede po ba kahit nso lang ang birth certificate or kelangan psa na sya?

Jennlyn Concepcion

Hello same problem. Pano po yun NSO lang meron ako bukas na schedule ko pde po bang follow up ung PSA if ever pra d masayang punta ko sa dfa? Thank you hope you reply

ma. girlie liabor

ser ask po aku if accept ba yung philhealth for passport id


hi! tanong ko lang po kung applicable pa po ang nso? o kailangan po psa na talaga.

Ma. Reysie B. Cabrera

hello. nasa step na ako na may naka lagay na pay now, i accidentally click view your appointment. humingi ng application code and email. Wala naman ako nakuha na application code kasi hindi ko din na view yung reference number para magbayad :( And when i try to sign up again. Invalid na kasi may schedule na daw ako? Gaano katagal pwede magpa appointment ulit pag ganito? THANK YOU. I really need your help :(


Hello po.
Nareject po yung application form ko kanina because I only bought my college ID though I already graduated this June 2018. Valid lang daw po school ID kung naka enroll ako ngayon. Hindi pa ako nag-aayos ng SSS, GSIS, etc kaya wala akong government ID kasi magboard exam pa muna ako bago mag work. They suggested na kumuha daw po ako ng Voter’s Certificate tas bumalik ako hanggang sa Oct 31. Nung tiningnan ko yung form ko may nakalagay sa remark na ID at NBI clearance.

Kailangan ko po bang iprovide yung lahat ng nasa remark?


Good pm. in that case, nakapag bayad kana ba through payment partners like 7/11 bago ka pumunta and nareject? or magbabayad ka palang dun sa mismong dfa branch? thanks :)

Analiza dado

Hi poh lost passport poh aq ano poh ba kaylangan ko pero valid pa sya until 2019 ang dating nakalagay sa passport ko isa ung apelyido ko sa pagkadalaga and magpapachange status at surname din poh aq salamat poh


Hi po except po sa affidavit of lost at police report kailangan pa po ba ng iba png requirements ? Lost passport din po ako , pero nakakuhq na po ako ng affidavit of lost at police report


Hello po question lang bakit need p ulit ng isang blank form ? Sa dfa ba ifill out yun or need na din fill out at ipresent sa dfa mismo

May ann

Hello po.
Ang Postal ID poba ay valid para sa passport saka po ang company ID ?
Processing papo kasi yung UMID ID ko Thanks.

May ann

Sge po salamat, so kailangan may isang ID na nandoon sa list po? balewala rin po pala yung Postal na ini issue. ibig sabihin Police Clearance ID and Barangay ID ay dirin valid kahit government issue?

Chrizel Ann Mostajo

Hi. Paano po kaya gagawin ko kasi po nag kamili poko ng nailagay na place of birth ko. pdi pa kaya ipaayos yon pag andon napo ako sa dfa? ipa edit

Rosemarie Heraldo

Kelangan pa po ba ng school registration form if student? Kahit may school ID na?

Jenefer Ann Valenzuela

Hi! Its our 1st time to get a passport and we already have a dfa sched with my kids. The problem is their school ID is not yet released. What will i bring in replacement of their school ID? Yong isa minor (14) and the other one is an incoming college student 18yrs old na.


Hi! It’s me again, Tanya. My appointment was yesterday and I got my passport renewed without a problem. I just wanna thank you for your help. God bless.


Hello sir pwede magtanong? Pwede ba ako makakuha ng passport kahit yong birth certificate ko ay nong 2017 ko pa sya kinuha? Pwede ba syang gamitin?


Hi po ask ko lang po .. Ng appointment po ako last sept14 .but the problem is pinapabalik ako kc need q po kumuha ng forma1 sa munucipyo dahil sa nso ko peru problem ko po dpa po ako nakakabalik doon sa dfa kc dpa pumapasok yong nkaasign sa pag gawa ng form ng birth certifacate .anu po dapat gawin .. Pwede po ba pumunta next week o need q mgpaapointment uli.


hi po ask ko lang po pwede po ba yung SSS-E1 form, old college ID and company ID kasi valid naman po yun diba ? 1st time ko lang po kasi mag pagawa ng passport besides yun palang po mga validity’s ko thankyou for your answer :) Godbless O:)

Hana miyuki

Nag apply npo aq knina for a new application for passport pero renewal na po xe dpat un..ok lng po b un or bka magkaconflict kpag nsa processing na?

May ann

Ask kolang po nag appointment po ako ngayon then nasa mode of payment nako bigla ko nacancel tapos nawala na yung appointment ko paano po kaya iyun ? Tapos tinatry ko ulit mag appointment ng bago kaso na kalagay appointment already exist e diko po nakuha appointment code ko paano po kaya iyun ? Salamat po sa sagot :)

Brenda Rebualos

Can I ask what if i will apply a passport for me and 3 year old son do i need t0 hve an online appointment

May ann

Okay po salamat :)

Anna Repulda

How many IDs do they require? Is one valid ID okay?

Arsenio Santos

. Good day! May I know the process of replacement of lost passport but it is not yet expired. Thank you.


Hi can I apply for passport using my voter’s certificate and PSA?


Hi po new applicant po ako .. Panu po anu po gagawin ang kukuha passport tnx

Maryan Cruz

hi ask ko lang po. new application ako. ang Ids ko po ay SSS ID,VOTERS ID, PHILHEALTH ID, COMPANY ID AT PSA BIRTH CERT. kelangan ko pa po ba mag Nbi or police clearance? slamt p0!

Jennelyn Concepcion

Hello ode po ba NSO? Wala pa po ako PSA? Thank you

jem canayong

what if wala po akong kahit isang valid id’s ? what should i do ? pwede ba supporting documents ? like TRO,NBI Clearance , COmpany Id and PSA birthcertificate? pasagot po tia


Yung voters certification ba may signature sya?

cyrel bagabay

hi. ask ko lang po kung ano po pwede gwin.? iba po kasi naka input sa place of birth ko panu ko po ba maiiba?

Jennelyn Concepcion

Hi I don’t have PSA i only have NSO is it still possible for me to get passport? My scgedule is tomorrow. Tha k you


Hi. Good Evening! may tanong po ako regarding sa requirements kasi first time ko kasi. If meron na po akong voter’s certificate at PSA kailangan ko pa po bang magkuha ng NBI at police clearance? Salaamat po


Good day po..ask ko Lang po bagong kasal Lang po ako and then wala pa po yung marriage certificate ko galing psa..saka yung new Id ko from sss..makakakuha po ba ako ng passport as married kung wala pa yung psa and new id ko? Salamat po

Janet caliwan

Hi po,ask qoh lng po…my Psa ,voters I’d ,umid,police clearance and brgy . clearance na po aqoh,,kuha po kc aqoh ng new passport .need qoh pa Rin po ba kumuha nbi clearance?tnx


Hello gud pm.wat if poo wlang psa?per meron nman pong nso?then may umid tn at voters ID poo enogh n bang nso Lang?slmat


PSA and NSO same lang yan,, hmm


Hi ask ko lang po, pwde na po ba ang umid, then psa? hindi naba need kumuha ng voters vertificate with dry seal?gusto ko po kumuha ng passport, need ko po help niyo. saan po kita pwde makuntak sir. thanks.


Wat f may umid n at psa? Need parin po ba ng nbi?

maricar sabado

Hello,po last nov,6 nagpunta k sa dfa dhil yon po ubg date ng shedule k sa appointment tapos neredject nla mga ids ko n postal id at philhealt id..Pwd po b present ung voters id k n single p ko kc merriage n po kc k pinapabalik k sa dec 6 pero wala nman pi k maprepresent n ids mga pinapadala nla skin sss id at drivers license.3moths po bgo k nla ideliver sss id k panu po gagawin k marerepund k po b ung binayad k sa passport salamat po.

Jette Jette

Hi Sir,

Ask ko lang po, my birth certificate has punch holes on topmost part, pero complete pa din naman ang details. Accepted pa din po ba iyon ng DFA? Also, I have my TOR, NBI, Yearbook, Voter’s certification and ITR as my supporting documents, need pa rin po ba magprovide ng cebula?
Thank you in advance for answering my queries.


sir pwede po vah mag apply ng passport kahit wlang live birth bsta may NBI clearance lng?

khenz zareno

pwede po ba kumuha ng passport kahit walng father sa psa

Sheryl salvador

Lahat po ng valid kung ID nawal Po kahit isang valid ID wala po ako dto sana matulongan nyo po ak

Chester james rubin

Goodevening ang i.d ko lamang po ay postal i.d at isang old school i.D. acceptable po ba ito? Wala po akong transcript.dahil hindi ko po natapus ang aking kurso. Pumunta ako dfa kanina pinababalik nila ako dahil wala akong tra nscript/tor dahil kaylangan daw ng supporting documents

Sheryl salvador

Hi, mam tanung k lang po pano po mag pa change status ng dati napo akong may passport nawala po at ang apelyedo k po dun ung apelyedo ng dating kung asawa balo napo ako ngaun po.ano po b pwdeng kung gawin para ma change status po ako s apelyedo ng ng bago kung asawa kinasal po ulit ako s bago kung asawa ngaun ano po ba ang mga requerments n kaylangan kung dalin salamat po.


Hi, ask lng po ako because we’re trying to make an appointment for new application. we have already filled up everything but hindi kami nakakakuha ng reference number on our email to pay the processing fee.
when we proceed with payment it always routed to and there’s additional characters and plain blue screen. is this consider as the payment reference number or not?


magandang gabi po.tanung q lng apointment q sa dfa is this coming april 10. tapos ang nbi q hnd pa na bigay balikan q padaw sa 16 ok lng ba wla aq nbi. at ang id q na valid ay voters id lng…ok lng ba un isa lng valid id q

Rosemarie mosende

Hello po,good evening,ask ko lang po,if nagbayad po ba ako through online application,,like magbayad po ako sa 7/11 pagnasa Dfa na po ba ako may payments pa po ba dun, or wala na

Maria Anna Baraga

hi po,gudmorning! ask lang po,panu po kung mag aaply po ng lost passport but i dont have any details of my old passport pano ko po maaacomplish yung application for po kasi wala po ako nung passport number ko po..thank you so much po..

Lilet C. Maghanoy

hi good afternoon,,,may i ask? i want to apply a passport but i don’t have a government i d,, i have an i d is postal i d only,,what should uli do? at pwede po ba ang form 137 po na galing sa school ko pwede po ba ito?


Hi! My schedule is on 17 this month. My school year ends this week. Will they still accept my School ID even if next year pa ulit enrollment ko? I don’t have government IDs pa kasi eh even voter’s ID :( and I will only bring baranggay clearance and photocopy of my form 137 for sub documents. Are those enough? Thank you!

Jelyn Lopez

Hi po.tanung lang po PSA and NBI accepted napo ba sya?May marriage certificate narin ako from PSA at may old voter’s certificate po ako kaso nung single papo ako nito.

Liz Andrea Santiago

Hi po…ask ko lang po if need pa po ba ipa appointment ang 3 yrs old? If not, ano po ang preffered schedule sa mga walk in? Kasi sabay na po sana kami ng anak ko kuha ng passport. Ano din po ang requirements pag bata? Thanks


Necessary pa ba ang supporting documents? or situational lang. ok lagn ba I valid ID (UMID) and PSA birth?


ok lang po na NSO yong birth certificate ?
I only have UMID and NSO.

Thank you po..


This was the most thorough and helpful article I read online regarding the passport application. Thank you so much!!! Keep it up :)


Hi po. I seem to have lost my original birth certificate copy, but I have photocopies of it. Will that do?


hi po, isang photocopy lang po ba ang need per original document and for valid id? thanks!

Joy Flores

Hi. I only have my driver’s license and PSA Birth certificate. Are those enough or should I still get supporting documents like police clearance?


Hi, ano po bang receipt na kailangan pag iclaim na yung passport, yung e-receipt lang po ba yun or meron pa pong ibang receipt?



I am a single mom and planning to get a passport for my 3 year old son however his father is listed on his birth certificate. According to the articles I’ve read , both parents should be present in getting a passport, Is that true po?


First, thanks po sa informative nyong blog.
May question lang po ako.
First time po ako magaapply ng passport. Ang pagkaintindi ko is ung 5 below lang need ko iprovide/gawin.

1. Confirmed online appointment
2. Accomplished application form.
3. Birth certificate.
4. Valid ID
5. Personal Appearance of applicant.

kaso po based sa mga comments at sa experience ng iba kong friends, need daw po ng supporting documents. Matic po ba magready na ako ng supporting documents? Let’s say ok naman po ung core docs ko, irerequire pa din po ba ng supporting docs. If so, anung supporting docs po ang need? Like NBI, Voter’s certification and such. Thanks po ulet!

Celso L. A guisanda

hello po, Paano po makakapag apply ng new passport yung asawa ko. Noong dalaga pa lang sya, nawala po ang passport nya, 26 years ago na. paano po siya mag aapply ng bagong passport? e coconsider pa po ba yung info niya sa lumang passport nung single pa siya., while she’s married and using my surname now.

Bogz Tan

hello mam question lang po. what if madenied yung pagkuha po ng passport? may possibility po ba na irefund yung binayad?


Sir good day po, ask ko lang po kung pwede bang mag reschedule ng appointment kahit bayad na ito?


Hi po, ask ko lang po kung pwede parin mag reschedule ng appointment kahit bayad na po


Hi po!
Pwede na po ba 1 UMID valid ID at PSA? Anu-ano ang mga supporting documents at ilan po ang kelangan?. Salamat in advance!


Ask ko po may old id AQ sa dati Kong pinagttrabahuan ko at may psa,nbi,police clearanc OK n po b in sa passport

edmund almazan

ask lang po.. kung may old passport na ako na hindi e-passport.. ano po ilalagay ko sa form? new or sa renew passport.. thanks

Juliet m ferrer

Hello pwd p bng phil tas nso police clearances lng mayrun po ako Tatangapin po b un sa monday n poh apointment ko po

Deiceree Pena

Hi, ask ko lang po kung pwde po bumalik ng saturday, open po kaya ang dfa ’till saturday? Babalik po kasi ako kasi pumunta ako nung Jan. 23 and my kulang akung requirements, ngayon ko lng po nkuha yung kulang kung requirements. ngayong saturday po sana ako babalik.


Hi po maganda hapon po ser,anong po kailagan pagkuha ng passport kasi po first time ko po thanks po.


Hi is PWD id accepted? It’s not in the list of acceptable IDs sa website, pero in the application form (page 2), it’s listed there.


Hi, for the photocopy of the valid ID (UMID), need ba na front and back or ok na kahit front side ng ID? And do they need a photocopy of PSA o original copy kukunin nila? Thanks!


Hi, I am getting a passport for my child who is 10 years of age and already have PSA birth certificate, School ID, and form 137 and he will be accompanied by my brother Do I still have to get an Special Power of Attorney to be used as supporting documents? Please I need an answer urgent because they already have an appointment for DFA on February 27 this month,, your answer will be much appreciated thank you.

Annalyn llamado

Hi good eve poh sir ask q LNG poh paano pot maedit ung NASA form q Mali kc nailagay kung lugar ng ipinanganak aq eh ng online poh aq knina nabayaran q nah dn poh ipprint q nah LNG ksoh poh eto nga poh ung problema sa address ng kapanganakan ko mali poh nailagay q..paanu poh un?..salamat poh..

Maricel sabal

Hi po.tanong ko lang po kong pwede ba ako kukuha ng passport habang pinoproseso pa yong psa ko kasi mali ang spelling ng last name ko..ngfile na po ako petition for correction..ano po talaga ang gagawin ko.last october ko ng file ng petition for request ako ulit ng psa hindi pa na i correct nila..i need ur help..


ano gagawin pag ang isang passport ay delayed delivery sa nirelease na date?


Hi parehas tayo ng naging problem sa email part, outmail ang ginamit ko instead na gmail kaya wala kong nareceive na email of ref number. Gumawa ulit ako ng appointment without waiting 24 hrs dun sa una pero using gmail na, so may receive na kong ref number pero I choose na hindi na muna bayaran kasi natakot ako na baka magkaconflict doon sa una, something like i-ban yung mismong ako instead na sa email lang. So question ko kung ok lang kaya na gumawa ako ng third attempt ng appointment pero aantayin ko na macancel yung dalawa? Iboblock nga ba nila ako kung gumawa ako ng third attempt? Magtry sana ako tumawag sa kanila kaso weekend.


Hi po.ask no lang kung pwede ung voters certification ng election officer dito sa Binmaley pangasinan at umid pwede n for passport? Tska pwede po ba ung 2018 issued postal id?biometrics din kc un at hirap p kumuha.

Dahlia Bacay

Good day
Matagal ba mag antay sir ng second attemp din kc ako,,

Hershely Gube

Do i need to print a copy of E-RECEIPT in order to claim my passport ? Because after the process in DFA office, no one give me a copy of anything that need for claiming of my passport on the date of releasing it. So, what do i need to claim it??

KG Dann

Good morning po! mag tatanong lng po sana kung pwede bang ma dagdagan ang bayad para sa expedite? yung binayaran ko po kasi nung nag pa appoint ako is 950 lng! so gusto ko po sanang ipa rush yung passport kailangan na kailangan po tlga eh! Thankyou po


Hi. I am trying to view my schedule of appointment site, do I need to pay first para maview ko yung application/appointment ko? Thank you!

Emy Rose Pajaro

Goodday po may email address po ako pero pano po ba un kasi may nakalagay dun email address and confirm email address kaso ayaw accept Di daw po kasi same. What am I going to do po dun. Salamat po sa feedback

Dahlia Bacay

Good day
I already made may request online yesterday about 1:00 pm but theres no reply yet. I made a second attempt this morning but sa reply was this’ the reference i made was invalid? What should i do? I rushly need this appoinment asap. Thank you


Good day po ..ask ko lang po if uulit na naman ba magpapa schedule nang appointment sa dfa kasi during nung appointment ko po kasi kulang ako nang isa pang requirements dn kailangan yun ma comply ..d po ako nakapagtanung f magbobook na naman ako ng appointsment para sa pagcomply ko ng kulang na requirements..thank u po godbless


Good day po, ilang days ba ang kailangan para ma complete yung pag process ng passport?

Beberly Mojares

Hello po,, ask ko lng po if accepted naba ung voters certificate ko at psa lng? Though may mga supporting documents nmn na dn po ako like nbi, police clearance, philhealth po. Slmat po sa sasagot :)


Hi.ask no lang kung pwede n postal id issued 2018?or umid.ok lang b ung voters certification ng comelec officer ng Binmaley pangasinan to get passport?
Tska psa birth and marriage cert?

Arsalyn Sambrano

Hi po yong kapatid ko gusto magpapassport ang problema hindi rrgistered sa commelec ang nasa kanya lang ay NBI PSA at postal ID


good mornin po tanung q lng po .apointment q po sa dfa this comimg 10.tapos ang nbi q sa 16 q pa makuha.pwd lng po ba? completo nmn po papers q


sir ok lng po ba kahit isa lng valid id q, voters id lng pwd na po ba un khit isa lng valid id q?


need pa po ba ng nbi pag kumuha ng passport ?

Evelyn C. Baterina

Hi po… may i ask kung saan ba dapat mas accurate mag apply ng renewal of po ba o mozilla? ilan beses n kse ako nagtry failed naman and walang maiprint na papel.. thanks


hi po ! ask ko lang po kung ok lang po ba kahit di na print out yung appointment form na finill up’an ko ?accidentally po kase na napindot ko agad yung payment form.

Jay C

Hi Yoshke,
6 po kami sa family. C bunso lang po wala pang passport. Kaming 5 mag expire ang passport namin sa June 2019. Balak namin mag renew this April or May 2019 saka sabay na rin new application ng passport para kay bunso. Ang age po ng mga anak namin ay 18, 15, 10, and 4. Ito po mga tanong namin:

Q1. Pede po ba kaming 6 na sabay mag apply for passport renewal and new passport application para kay bunso?

Q2. Ano po requirements para sa passport renewal for adult?

Q3. Ano po requirements para sa passport renewal for minor?

Q4. Ano po requirements para sa new passport application for minor?

Q5. Pede po ba mag walk in ng application instead of appointment?

Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks for your wonderful and helpful blogs.



Ask ko lang about PSA Birth Certificate magkaiba po ba ang original at Authenticated?

Thank you po!

Michelle Tulipas

Hi Good Day, Question lang nag babalak kasi ako kumuha ng passport kaso nag aalangan ako dahil yung Middle name ko sa birth certificate ay iba sa SSS ID ko kumbaga, wrong spelling po.


Hi sir pwede magtanong ulit? Pwede ba kumuha ng passport ang isang minor 6 and 7 yrs old kahit wala silang father’s name at middle name nka lagay sa Birth certificate nila? Please I need your answer please xxx


Message…hi good evening po me tnung lng Aku . me isang number kc na mali sa address ku sa umid card ku. imbes na phase 7 nkalagay phase 1 Ang nkalagay ngaun Alam ku at sure Aku na Tama ung address na nilagay ku dun sa form ku triple check pa nga ginawa ku dun. gagamitin ku un pra passport ok lng Kya kht me Mali or kilangan kupa sya ibalik sa sss for correction ?


Hi, kailangan parin po bang kumuha ng NBI if new applicant po?
thank you and more power

Elland Joy Vasquez

Gandang umaga,

Ask ko lang po kung pwede na ung MANILA lang nakalagay sa City/Municipality. Wala pong nakalagay sa Province na portion. I was born in Malate Manila Hospital.


Elland Joy Vasquez

Ask ko lang din po sana kase walang Birth Certificate ung Mama ko. Ano pa pong pwedeng ipakita sa DFA? Senior ID lang po meron sya.

Thank you


Hello po, this day (Apr. 21, 2019) po ako nag appoint online, ang sched na pinili ko is April 24 Wednesday. then nareceive ko na po ung refernce number. Ang tanong ko po, kapag ba nabayaran ko na bukas eh marereceive ko agad ung confirmation email? dahil po after 2 days ay appointment day na. Gano po ba katagal bago nyo nareceive ang confirmation email?
Baka po kasi appointment day na pero wala padin ang confirmation and masayang ang bayad. thank you po in advance and God bless :)


This blog helps me a lot for my upcoming appointment. Thanks to this!


Gud day sir. Ask ko lang ung postal id 2018 kinuha din name lahat information about me picture signature and finger prints.ibig sabihin biometrics din.tska bago ngaun postal id Hindi pwede mafake.bkt kya d pwedeng valid id?

Juliet Encarnado Alcontin

Hello po..pano po kung mali po yong gender ko sa birth certificate ko..pano po ang gagawin ko para makakuha ng passport, sa ganitong kaso ano po ba angkailangan kong dalhin or ipakita para sa priblema ko sa birth certificate ko??hindi po ba pweding marriage certificate nalng yong gamitin ko dahil apelyedo namn ng asawa ko yong gagamitin ko?

Juliet Encarnado Alcontin

And pwede na po ba kung voters certification at employment id?wala po kasi akong ibang goverment id?


Helo poh mag pa appointment poh akoe ng online may 9, 2019 ng gabi tpos may 16 , 2019 ang pinili koe nah sched . matanung koe lhn poh magbabayad poh vah kaagad bag0 makuha ang confirmation tpos ung passport application form koe.


Good Day! Confirmed po ba na kahit isang ID lang ang need? like LTO Drivers License lang?

Thank you!


Pano pag wlang PSA tpos sched na sa appointment.d ako nka kuha PSA kc sera system nila. Ano po gwin ko


Hello po,

Good Day!

Tanong ko lang po, if okay ba gamitin yong voter’s certificate na yong marital status ko po ay single pa at hindi pa po na bago yong apelyido ko?


Good day po! New applicant po ako and nakasal lang noong May 1