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Monday, July 11, 2016

STEP BY STEP PROCESS HOW TO GET NEW AND RENEW PASSPORT BY APPOINTMENT and HOW MUCH





Do you have plans of working or travelling abroad? Then getting a passport is one of the essential things for you to do. If you're a first timer, the question is how? How to schedule an appointment? What are the requirements needed? How much do you have to pay? And how long do you have to wait to get your passport? I'll make it easy for you through this article.



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How to schedule an appointment?
  • First, you'll be needing a computer with an internet connection, web browser, a valid and working email address, a pdf reader and a printer.
  • Click set an appointment button.
  • Choose a site location where you want to set an appointment.
  • Choose a preferred date and time for your personal appearance
  • Provide your personal information and contact number.
  • Choose the type of application you wish to apply.
Senior citizens, infant and minor below 1 year old, person
with disability, and OFW (present an Overseas Employment Certificate) may proceed directly to any DFA office even without scheduling for an appointment online.

What are the requirements?

If you are done with your online appointment, here are the requirements you have to prepare if you are a new applicant, or if you're applying for a renewal.

General Requirements
(New Applicant)
  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed appointment
  • Duly accomplished application
    form - may be downloaded from DFA Website
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in
    Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
    or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar
    (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from
    the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or
    unreadable. (REPORT OF BIRTH DULY AUTHENTICATED BY PSA IF BORN ABROAD)
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity. 
For additional requirements, click: https://www.passport.gov.ph/requirements/new-application

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General Requirements (Passport Renewal)
  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form - may be downloaded from DFA Website
  • Most recent expiring or expired passport
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.
For additional requirements, click: https://www.passport.gov.ph/requirements/passport-renewal

How much does a passport cost, and how long does it takes to get your passport?

After submission and verification of the requirements, you will have to pay for the processing and enrollment fee. You can choose either on paying for (1)Normal Processing fee which cost 950Php and you can get your passport after 25 days; or (2)Express Processing, if you wish to get your passport faster which cost 1200Php and you can get your passport after 15 days. 

DFA also has this Passport Delivery Service if you prefer not to return to DFA to pick-up your passport. They will deliver it right to your home, you just have to pay for 120Php for the delivery fee.

For more information about the process in getting a passport, you can visit directly the DFA website at https://www.passport.gov.ph/