2021 Guide to Passport Renewal and DFA Appointment in the Philippines

Philippine Passport Renewal Guide and DFA Appointment in the Philippines 2021

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How to Renew Passport and Book DFA Appointment in the Philippines (2021 Updated Guide)

Team Out of Town Blog Hub (www.outoftownblog.com) – One of the essential things you need in life is a passport. Without it, you won’t be able to travel anywhere outside the country. Not to mention, it serves as a valid ID too! Although we can’t use our passports yet to travel internationally, it’s best to be ready anytime the borders reopen soon. For those who already got their passports but are expired or about to expire, the good news is, Philippine passports now have a 10-year validity. Read along to know the steps to renew your passport this year.

Philippine Passport Renewal Guide and DFA Appointment in the Philippines 2021
Philippine Passport Renewal Guide and DFA Appointment in the Philippines 2021

How to Book an Appointment Online

  • Step 1: Go to the DFA Online Passport Appointment System.
  • Step 2: Select “Schedule an Appointment.”
  • Step 3: Tick the consent statement box, then choose whether you’re applying individually or as a group.
  • Step 4: Specify the region, country, and site where you want to renew your passport.
  • Step 5: Choose a date and time slot for your passport renewal appointment. Note that dates colored in green are available, while those in red are fully booked.
  • Step 6: Fill out the necessary personal and family information. Review details and make sure that the provided details are accurate.
  • Step 7: Check your inbox and verify your email. Make sure that you use only Yahoo or Google accounts.
  • Step 8: Check your email for the confirmation email and go to your chosen site for the passport appointment.

Note: make sure to bring a copy of your confirmation email, appointment code, and proof of identification, including your old/expired/expiring passport.

You may also view your appointment via this link. Just input your appointment code and email address.

Requirements for ePassport Renewal (Adults)

Core requirements:

  1. Confirmed passport renewal appointment
  2. Accomplished application form
  3. Personal appearance
  4. Current passport with a photocopy of the data page
  5. For those who need to change names, provide original PSA-authenticated documents of the following:
  • Marriage Contract
  • Birth Certificate (annotated)
  • Annotated Marriage Contract (showing annulment/divorce/court-ordered instruction)
  • Spouse’s death certificate

Note: For a woman who will retain her maiden name, a marriage contract is not required. Additional requirements may be necessary.

Supporting Documents

In case of a lost valid ePassport

This will be considered as a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional requirements:

  • Confirmed online appointment
  • List of requirements for a new application (adults)
  • Original and photocopy of the police report in English
  • Original and photocopy of Affidavit of Loss in English
  • A penalty fee of Php 350

Note: There is an additional 15 business days clearing period for a lost valid passport.

B. in case of a lost expired ePassport

This will also be considered a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional requirements:

  • Confirmed online appointment
  • List of requirements for a new application (adults)
  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • A penalty fee of Php 350

C. In case of renewal of frequently lost passport

This will also be considered a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional requirements:

  • Confirmed online appointment
  • List of requirements for a new application (adults)
  • Police report
  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • A penalty fee of Php 350

Requirements for non-ePassport Renewal (Adults)

(green, brown, or machine-readable maroon passport or any older passports)

  1. Confirmed online appointment
  2. Accomplished application form
  3. Personal appearance
  4. Current passport with a photocopy of the data page
  5. For those who need to change names, provide original PSA-authenticated documents of the following:
  • Marriage Contract
  • Birth Certificate (annotated)
  • Annotated Marriage Contract (showing annulment/divorce/court-ordered instruction)
  • Spouse’s death certificate

Note: For a woman who will retain her maiden name, a marriage contract is not required. Additional requirements may be required.

Original and photocopy of valid ID (click here to see the list of valid IDs for Philippine passport application)

Supporting Documents

In case of a lost valid non-ePassport

This will be considered as a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional requirements:

1. Original and photocopy of the police report in English
2. Original and photocopy of Affidavit of Loss in English
3. A penalty fee of Php 350

Note: There is an additional 15 business days clearing period for a lost valid passport.

In case of a lost, expired NON-e-Passport

This will be considered as a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional requirements:

  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • A penalty of Php 350

In case of renewal of frequently lost passport

This will be considered as a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional requirements:

1. Police Report in English
2. Affidavit of Loss in English
3. A penalty fee of Php 350

Requirements for Passport Renewal (Minors)

Core Requirements

  • Confirmed online appointment (if applicable.) For children aged 7 and below, there is no need to have an online appointment. They may avail themselves of the courtesy lane together with parents and/or minor siblings.
  • Accomplished application form
  • Personal appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion
  • Current ePassport with a photocopy of the data page
  • If only one parent is accompanying the child, a marriage certificate is required.
  • For unmarried parents, an Affidavit of Support and/or Consent executed by the mother is required if she is not accompanying the child.
  • If the Affidavit of Support and/or Consent is executed abroad, it must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
  • Original and photocopy of proof of filiation and/or guardianship
  • Original and photocopy of Passport or valid ID of either parent (click here to see the list of valid IDs for Philippine passport application)
  • School ID (if applicable)

Supporting Documents

In case of a lost valid ePassport

This will also be considered a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional Requirements:

  • Original and photocopy of Police Report in English (filed by parent/s, legal guardian, or a person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the date of application.)
  • Original and photocopy of Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian, or a person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the date of application.)
  • A penalty fee of Php 350

Note: There is an additional 15 business days clearing period for a lost valid passport.

In case of lost, expired passport

This will also be considered a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional Requirements:

  • Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian, or a person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the date of application.)
  • A penalty fee of Php 350

In case of renewal of frequently lost passport

This will also be considered a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional Requirements:

  • Police report in English (filed by parent/s, legal guardian, or a person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the date of application.)
  • Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian, or a person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the date of application.)
  • A penalty fee of Php 350

Requirements for non-ePassport Renewal (Minors)

(green, brown, or machine-readable maroon passport or any older passports)

Core Requirements

  • Confirmed online appointment (if applicable.) For children aged 7 and below, there is no need to have an online appointment. They may avail themselves of the courtesy lane together with parents and/or minor siblings.
  • Accomplished application form
  • Personal appearance of minor applicant and either parent
  • Current passport with a photocopy of the data page
    If only one parent is accompanying the child, a marriage certificate is required.
  • For unmarried parents, an Affidavit of Support and/or Consent executed by the mother is required if she is not accompanying the child.
  • If the Affidavit of Support and/or Consent is executed abroad, it must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
  • Original and photocopy of proof of filiation and/or guardianship
  • Original and photocopy of Passport or valid ID of either parent (click here to see the list of valid IDs for Philippine passport application)

Supporting Documents

In case of a lost valid non-ePassport

Additional requirements:

1. Original and photocopy of the police report in English
2. Original and photocopy of Affidavit of Loss in English
3. A penalty fee of Php 350

Note: There is an additional 15 calendar day clearing period for a lost valid passport.

In case of a lost, expired non-ePassport

This will be considered as a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional requirements:

1. Affidavit of Loss in English
2. A penalty of Php 350

In case of renewal of frequently lost passport

This will also be considered a new application. A birth certificate will not be required if a photocopy of the previous passport’s data page is available.

Additional Requirements:

  • Police report in English (filed by parent/s, legal guardian, or a person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the date of application.)
  • Affidavit of Loss in English (signed by parent/s, legal guardian, or a person authorized by parent/s who will accompany the minor applicant on the date of application.)
  • A penalty fee of Php 350

Other Details

Schedule a Passport Appointment: https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment
Manage Existing Appointment: https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment/view
DFA Website: http://dfa.gov.ph
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dfaphl

With the ongoing pandemic, make sure to follow health protocols and comply with DFA offices’ entry requirements to ensure safety for all. Keep updated and check the official websites and social media pages regularly to know if there have been changes in schedule depending on the quarantine classification.

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs website

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