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Saturday, October 29, 2016

PASSPORT PROCESSING GUIDE AND LIST OF DFA BRANCHES NATIONWIDE

Certainly, you need a passport if you are planning to work abroad or to go for a short vacation outside the Philippines. As the DFA said, do not buy a plane ticket for abroad, unless you already have a passport in your hand.
Certainly, you need a passport if you are planning to work abroad or to go for a short vacation outside the Philippines. As the DFA said, do not buy a plane ticket for abroad, unless you already have a passport in your hand. So here's a quick guide on how to apply for a passport, the requirements, and documents needed, how much and where to apply. Step 1 - Prepare the documents and requirements needed Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from the DFA website, www.dfa.gov.ph 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 (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents)
 So here's a quick guide on how to apply for a passport, the requirements, and documents needed, how much and where to apply. Also down below are the list of DFA including the UPDATED list of soon to be opened regional offices for easy passport processing.








Step 1 - Prepare the documents and requirements needed
  • Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from the DFA website, www.dfa.gov.ph
  • 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 (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents) 



Step 2 - Online appointment with the DFA

What You Will Need For Online Application Filing and Scheduling?

  • A working computer with internet access. 
  • A Web Browser. (Internet Explorer ver.11 or higher / Mozilla Firefox ver.45 and up recommended) 
  • A valid and working email address to receive system-generated messages with file attachments. 
  • A PDF reader and a working printer to view and print the system-generated the application form on A4-size paper.
Now here's the process;
  1. Log on to https://www.passport.gov.ph/
  2. Click the "Scheduled an appointment 
  3. Read the terms and conditions 
  4. Choose "START INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT" OR "START GROUP APPOINTMENT" 
  5. Fill in the required information 
  6. Take note of all the requirements 
  7. Choose your appointment date and time
A reference number will be sent to your email together with a link to print your application form. Do not forget to bring the printed form on the day of your appointment. 

You can also set an appointment by calling DFA’s customer service hotline at (02) 737-1000. Follow the instructions of the customer care representative. Provide all the necessary information. The customer care representative will let you know if you are required to submit any additional documentation.




Step 3 - Online appointment with the DFA
  • Proceed to DFA Office on your appointed time and Date 
  • Do not forget to bring your valid IDs and all required documents 
  • Make atleast two copies of your IDs and documents 
  • Bring printed passport application form 
  • Observe proper dress code. 
  • All applicants (from 0 years old onwards) are required to make a personal appearance. 
  • If you are a minor, you and your parent or guardian must be present at the appointment.



Step 4 - Present your printed application to the Application Counter



Step 5 - Get a number, fall in line (or sit down in the waiting area) and present your documents for verification if it is your turn



Step 6 - Payment. Regular processing costs P950 while express processing costs P1200. 




Step 7 - Encoding Section for image and data capturing. No need to bring passport-size photos.

Step 8 - You can choose whether you want your passport delivered at your residence or you can pick-it up at DFA office.

Step 9 - Go home and wait for your passport to arrive.




Now that you know the steps on how to apply for a Philippine passport, here is the list of DFA satellite offices and regional consular offices directory nationwide!

SEE ALSO:

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


Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
NCR Satellite Offices Directory


DFA-NCR-East
Officer-in-Charge (OIC): Ms. Merle Puruganan
Address: 7F Building C, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Telephone Number: 570-3231
Fax Number:570-3230
Email Address: dfancreast@dfa.gov.ph
https://megamall.passport.com.ph


DFA NCR-Central
Officer in Charge (OIC): Ms. Remen Q. Austria
Address: Level 1 Lingkod Pinoy Center, Robinsons Galleria, Quezon City Telephone Number: 631-0806
Fax Number: 631-0700
Email Address: dfancrcentral@dfa.gov.ph
https://galleria.passport.com.ph


DFA NCR-West
Officer in Charge (OIC): Mr. Tamara M. Ayo
Address:5th Floor, SM City Manila, Conception St. Manila
Telephone Number:536-9994
Fax Number:536-9995
Email Address: dfancrwest@dfa.gov.ph
https://manila.passport.com.ph


Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Regional Consular Offices Directory



Angeles, Pampanga
Officer in Charge (OIC): Mr. Amador N. Abutal
Address:3F MarQuee Mall Pulung MaragulAngeles City
Telephone Number:(045) 304-0193
Fax Number:
Email: dfaclarksatellite@yahoo.com


Bacolod
Officer in Charge (OIC):Ms. Clara S. Vicente
Address:2F East Block Square Circumferential Road Brgy. Villa Monte Bacolod City
Telephone Number: (034) 434-8338
Fax Number:(034) 435-6358
Email: dfa_bacolod@yahoo.com
rcobacolod@gmail.com
https://www.rcobacolod.6te.net


Baguio
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Edgar S. Canta
Address:Upper Basement SM CITY Baguio Luneta Hill, Baguio City 2600
Telephone Number:(074) 422-2258, (074) 422-1465
Fax Number:(074) 422-2255
Email: rco_baguio@yahoo.com
baguio.rco@dfa.gov.ph


Butuan
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Gangco T. Punginaguina
Address:CESIA Bldg. Mantilla Blvd.Butuan City
Telephone Number:(085) 342-7822
Fax Number: (085) 342-5700
Email: dfarco_butuan@yahoo.com
dfabutuan@yahoo.com


Cagayan de Oro
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Abdurraheym S.Y. Macud
Address:Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City
Telephone Number:(08822) 724-309, (088) 857 2175
Fax Number:(08822) 726-578
Email: rco.cdo@gmail.com
rco.cdo@philcom.ph
https://www.dfa.gov.ph/cdo


Cebu
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Elias J. Balawag
Address:4th Level Pacific Mall-Metro Mandaue, UN Ave. cor. MC Briones St., Brgy. Estancia, Mandaue City
Telephone Number:(032) 520-5898, (032) 520-6193, (032) 520-6550
Fax Number: (032) 520-6551
Email: dfacebu@yahoo.com
cebu.rco@dfa.gov.ph
cebu@dfa.gov.ph


Cotabato
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Amir Hussein D. AIonto
Address:People's Palace, City Hall, Cotabato City
Telephone Number:(064)421-3495, (064) 421-3878
Fax Number:(064) 421-3495
Email: rcocotabato@yahoo.com


Davao
Officer in Charge (OIC):Ms. Flora Belinda B. Bacosa
Address:3F SM City Davao Quimpo Blvd., Ecoland Brgy. Matina, Davao City
Telephone Number:(082) 285-4885, (082) 285-1900
Fax Number:(082) 285-1727, (082) 285-1552
Email: davao.rco@dfa.gov.ph
mindanao@dfa.gov.ph


General Santos City
Officer in Charge (OIC): Mr. Jovencio L. Agus
Address:Robinsons Place GenSan, J. Catolico Sr. Ave., Lagao, General Santos City
Telephone Number: (083) 553-8380, (083) 826-9089
Fax Number:(083) 554-2742
Email: rco.gsc@gmail.com


Iloilo
Officer in Charge (OIC):Ms. Sheila Marie D. Tu
Address:Yulo Street, Iloilo City
Telephone Number: (033) 336-1737, (02) 487-3041
Fax Number:(033) 335-0221
Email: dfailo@skyinet.net
iloilo.rco@dfa.gov.ph


La Union
Officer in Charge (OIC):Ms. Aileen B. Cuya
Address:Pasado Building Pagdalagan Norte San Fernando, La Union
Telephone Number:(072) 607-6487, (072) 607-6510
Fax Number:(072) 607-6491
Email: dfa_launion@yahoo.com
launion.rco@dfa.gov.ph
https://dfalaunion.yolasite.com


Legazpi
Officer in Charge (OIC):Ms. Maricor E. Jesalva
Address:3rd Floor Pacific Mall
F. Imperial Street, Barangay Capantawan
Landco Business Park, Legazpi City
Telephone Number:(052) 480-3000, 820-3396
Fax Number:
Email: rco_legaspi@yahoo.com
legaspi.rco@dfa.gov.ph


Lipa City
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Glenn F. Corpin
Address: 2F Robinsons Place, JP Laurel Highway, Mataas na Lupa, Lipa City
Telephone Number:(043) 722-0578
Fax Number:(043) 722-0590
Email: dfa.co.batangas@gmail.com
batangas.rco@dfa.gov.ph


Lucena
Officer in Charge (OIC):Ms. Jocelyn C. Roxas
Address:3F Pacific Mall Lucena, M.L. Tagarao St., Barangay Ill Lucena City
Telephone Number:(042) 710-4526, (042) 373-1119
Fax Number: (042) 373-1898
Email: dfarcolc@pldtdsl.net
lucena.rco@dfa.gov.ph


Pampanga
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Arturo V. Rornua
Address:2F Robinsons StarMill City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Telephone Number: (045) 636-0007, (045) 636-0009
Fax Number:(045) 636-0010
Email: rcopampanga@yahoo.com
pampanga@dfa.gov.ph


Puerto Princesa
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Eduardo V. Aro
Address:2F Puerto Princesa City Coliseum, National Highway,Brgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City
Telephone Number:(048) 434-1773
Fax Number:
Email: dfarcopprincesa@grnail.com


Tacloban
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Geranfel T. Abrillo
Address:Leyte SMED Center Capitol Site Sn. Enage, Tacloban City
Telephone Number:(053) 321-8233, (053) 523-0080
Fax Number: (053) 321-8237
Email: tacloban.rco@dfa.gov.ph 
dfa_rcotac@yahoo.com


Tuguegarao
Officer in Charge (OIC):Mr. Romulo M. Velasco
Address:Regional Government Center, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley
Telephone Number: (078) 846-4813, (078) 846-1482
Fax Number:(078) 846-2310
Email: reo_tuguegarao@yahoo.com


Zamboanga
Officer in Charge (OIC):Ms. Judith B. Nohay-De Fiesta
Address:Go-Velayo Bldg. Veterans Ave. Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
Telephone Number: (062) 991-4398, (062) 991-2202
Fax Number: (062) 991-7958
Email: rcozambo@yahoo.com
rcozamboanga@yahoo.com
rcozamboanga@jetlink.com.ph


DFA is also planning to open new consular offices in the following localities and branches:
1. San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
2. Santiago, Isabela
3. Malolos or Meycauayan, Bulacan

4. Calamba or San Pablo, Laguna
5. Dasmariñas City, Cavite
6. Antipolo, Rizal

7. Oroquieta City or Ozamiz City
8. Misamis Occidental
9. Tagum, Davao del Norte.


There are also 4 trucks for mobile passport processing or passport on wheels that will be made available to process 2,500 more passports each day.


(Source:dfa.gov.ph)

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