How to Renew Your Philippine Passport + Some Tips 

Passport renewal in the Philippines has never been this easy! It’s almost the same when you apply for a new passport but of course, there a few changes and requirements.

How to Renew Philippine Passport in 2018
How to Renew Philippine Passport in 2018

First off, you can apply for renewal if you ePassport has expired, will expire the next year or it has a few blanks or no blanks left anymore. People who have brown passports, green passports, maroon passports or older passports, however, aren’t allowed to renew but will be considered as new applicants.


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So what’s an ePassport? The ePassport comes with integrated circuit chip or microchip. It’s where the biometric data are stored and this is the newest kind of passport in the country.

Guide to Renewing Your Philippine Passport
Guide to Renewing Your Philippine Passport

Steps to Renew your Philippine Passport

  • You must set-up an appointment to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) office. You can do this by going to their website and filling up the online DFA Appointment System which lets you choose which DFA office to go to, the date and time of your appointment and whether you are going on an individual or group appointment.
  • You need to fill up the online application form which consists of Personal Information, Family Information, and Application Information. You can check the online application form from this link.
  • You must pay the processing fee after you have submitted your application form. The processing fees are Php950 for regular processing which will take 10-15 days in Manila and Php1200 for expedited processing which will take 5-7 days, also in Manila.
  • Go to your chosen DFA office once you have an appointment date and time. Make sure you have your requirements with you and you show up 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

*Take note that these processing times are for Manila offices only. Provincial offices have a different number of days when processing applications.

Requirements when Renewing Your Philippine Passport

  • You must complete the online Application Form and confirm your appointment with your chosen DFA office
  • Make a personal appearance at your chosen office and bring your completed application form with you along with your valid IDs and your old original passport
  • You must also bring your birth certificate
  • You must bring current e-passport with a photocopy of the data page

Valid Ids for passport renewal

  • Digitized SSS ID/Unified Multi-purpose Identification (UMID)
  • Driver’s license
  • GSIS E-card
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • OWWA ID/iDOLE card
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • PNP Firearms license
  • School ID
  • Comelec ID
  • Current e-passport
Philippine Passport Renewal Requirements
Philippine Passport Renewal Requirements

Things You Need to Remember When Going to Your Philippine Passport Renewal Appointment

  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before your time
  • You must bring original and photocopy of the requirements
  • You must look presentable when having your picture taken
  • Don’t bring your companion inside the DFA office as this is not allowed

*Please take note that senior citizens and 1 companion, persons with disabilities (PWDs), pregnant women, minors 7 and below and OFWs can use the courtesy lane and don’t need to have an appointment when renewing.

How to renew your Philippine Passport
How to renew your Philippine Passport

Other Requirements for Special Instances

If you’re a Minor

  • Your Birth Certificate
  • Valid ID of either of your parent (please refer to Valid IDs for renewal above)
  • School ID

*Both you and your parent must go the DFA office for the renewal application.

For Lost or Damaged Passports

You need to apply for a new passport if your old passport got lost or damaged and you need to submit these;

Lost Valid ePassport

  • Affidavit of Loss (original and photocopy)
  • Police Report (original and photocopy)
  • A penalty fee of Php350

Lost Expired ePassport

  • Affidavit of Loss
  • A penalty fee of Php350

Damaged ePassport

  • Affidavit of Explanation
  • A penalty fee of Php350

Frequently Lost Passport

  • Police Report
  • Affidavit of Loss
  • A penalty fee of Php350

If you’re a Dual Citizen

  • Government IDs or IDs from their secondary citizenship/residence counterparts
  • Philippines Consulate or Bureau of Immigration-issued Identification Certificate or Report of Birth

If you’re a Naturalized Citizen

  • Bureau of Immigration-issued Identification Certificate of Naturalization

If you’re a Filipino Citizen by Election

  • Affidavit of Election of Philippine Citizenship
  • BI-issued Identification Certification of Election

*Please take note that these requirements are in addition to the renewal core requirements.

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