Embracing either leisure or professional pursuits, a DFA Passport Appointment becomes your essential companion for every international voyage, proudly bestowed by the Philippine government upon its citizens. Within its pages lies the affirmation of your national identity and cherished citizenship, a beacon guiding you through global experiences. This invaluable document, a steadfast emblem, is your steadfast partner, accompanying you wherever your travels may lead, ensuring your optimistic journey across foreign shores.
In today’s era, securing a DFA Passport Appointment has become remarkably simpler than it was just a few years back. The procedure has undergone a remarkable streamlining, empowering you to effortlessly arrange a visit to the closest Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) establishment, igniting the exciting commencement of your passport application.
1. Access https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment in your web browser.
2. Indicate your agreement by marking the terms and conditions box. Then, initiate the process by selecting the “Start Individual Appointment” button.
3. Make your selection from the dropdown menu to identify the nearest DFA facility. Following this, the address and contact details of the chosen DFA site will become visible. Proceed by clicking “Next” once your preference is confirmed.
4. Determine your appointment specifics, choosing both the date and time that suit your needs.
5. Complete the essential fields with the required information, and subsequently, advance by clicking “Next.” It is essential to remember to check the box located above the form before proceeding.
6. Complete the Family Information section and proceed by clicking Next.
7. Provide the necessary application information and then move forward by selecting Next.
8. Enter your contact details and click Next.
9. Carefully examine all the inputted data. Once you have verified its accuracy, tick the confirmation box attesting that you are not a robot. Additionally, acknowledge your passport-related responsibilities by checking the designated box. Subsequently, confirm your selections by clicking the Confirm button.
10. Determine your preferred processing type and select the mode of payment. Then, proceed by clicking Pay Now. A reminder might appear as a pop-up. Following this, you can navigate to the payment process by clicking on Proceed to Payment.
On the day of your scheduled DFA Passport Appointment, it’s time to drive to the DFA branch you’ve designated. Make sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. Here’s what comes next:
1. Have all the required documents in hand.
2. Bring along the duly accomplished application form (downloaded from the website or the email).
3. Adhere to the appropriate dress code (smart casual attire with collared shirts for men).
4. Personal appearance is mandatory for all applicants, regardless of age.
5. In the case of minors, a parent or guardian’s presence during the appointment is necessary.
6. Present your printed application form at the Application Counter.
7. Proceed to the Information Counter to obtain your priority number.
8. Wait until your number is called.
9. Upon completing the necessary steps, you can proceed to the Delivery Counter. Here, you’ll decide whether to collect your passport at the DFA office or have it delivered to your residence. Regardless of your choice, your passport will be ready within 15 working days (regular) or 7 working days (expedited). The associated fees will vary based on your desired processing time.
10. With the process concluded, your only remaining task is to await the moment when you can claim your passport.
To complement your identification documents, the following supporting papers are required. Please make sure you have these ready:
– Old documents issued at least one year prior to the date of application that show the correct name, date, and place of birth, picture and signature of the applicant, such as the following:
– NSO Birth Certificate of child/children
– SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
– Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
– Voter’s ID
– Income Tax Return
– Land Title
– NBI Clearance
– NSO Marriage Contract
– Government Service Record
– Barangay Clearance
– Police Clearance
– School Yearbook
– Community Tax Certificate
– Voter’s Certification, List of Voters, and Voter’s Registration Record (for newly issued VRR, please attach receipt)
– Seaman’s Book
Please ensure that you have these documents available as you proceed with your application.
Acceptable Identification Documents (IDs)
When it comes to Valid IDs, these cards display your name alongside your photograph. While ideally, your PhilSys ID with one photocopy should suffice, if you haven’t obtained this ID yet, you can also furnish any of the following:
– Senior Citizen ID
– Social Security System (SSS) Card
– Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Card
– Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
– Philippine Postal ID (issued November 2016 onwards)
– Philippine Identification (PhilID)/ePhilID
– Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License. Student Permit may be accepted if in card format.
– Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certificate issued from COMELEC main office in Intramuros, Manila.
– Airman License (issued August 2016 onwards)
– Philippine National Police (PNP) Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence
– School ID (if applicable)
– Seafarer’s Record Book (SRB) or Seafarers Identity Document (SID) (*must be issued Feb 2020 onwards) issued by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
– Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) E-Card
– Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
– Valid or Latest Passport (For Passport Renewal)
– Certificate of Enrolment with a photo of the minor and the school’s dry seal (*for minor applicants if school ID is not applicable)
– School ID and Certificate of Registration (*for adult applicants)
Feel free to refer to this list as you gather the necessary documentation.