Philippine Passport Online Renewal Guide

How to renew your Philippine Passport Online?

Philippine Passport Online

A guide on how to do Philippine Passport Online Renewal.

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Philippine Passport Online Renewal Updated Info as of October 2014

So I just renewed my passport yesterday at a DFA satellite office and I’d like to share with you how I did it.

Setting an Appointment

The first thing you should do is to set an appointment. You can either call DFA to do so but I’d suggest to do the online route.

By going through the online route; you can already:

  • Decide on which DFA office you would want to go – I went for SM Megamall and the lines were really bad 🙁
  • Fill up your application form
  • Schedule your appointment

After this, you will receive an email. Be sure to check that email and click on the link to confirm your appointment. That link also contains your application form that you would need to print (3 pages on a long bond paper – 8×13).

Prepare the Necessary Documents

Here’s a few examples of documents you need to prepare. Have the original and a photo copy available

  1. Photocopy of the first and last page of your old passport
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. NBI Clearance
  4. Valid IDs such as driver’s license; voter’s ID, SSS or the UMID
  5. Any yearbook – photocopy the cover (where it shows your batch number) and the page with your picture
  6. Company ID

They don’t accept pag-ibig, voter’s certificate, from what I heard from the document checker.

I only brought my driver’s license and birth certificate; and was still asked for NBI clearance or SSS or company ID. Glad I brought my company ID which the checker asked me to photocopy … that costs PHP 3 per page!

On your Appointment Day

Ensure that you don’t forget about your appointment and be there at least minutes before your schedule. I arrived a few minutes past my schedule and I’m just lucky they still allowed me to go in. Also, ensure that you have eaten because you will be there for a while.

Money to prepare – At least PHP 1,500

  1. Verification – they will confirm that you do have an appointment
  2. Document checking – they will review your documents if they are enough or not
  3. Processing – they will give you an official receipt and  cancel your old passport. Decide whether you want it via regular processing (15 days at PHP 950) or express (7 days at PHP 1200)
  4. Payment – Pay up!
  5. Encoding – They will encode your details, take your thumbmarks, picture and signature. Ensure that they have encoded it correctly as you would need to go through the same process to have it corrected.
  6. Courier (Optional) – if you don’t want to return to DFA to pick-up your passport. Pay PHP 120

The long queues (waiting time) are in step 2, 3 and 5.

Wait for your Passport

I opted for courier and regular processing. I’m expecting it to arrive within a month (allowance given as they might be delays due to bad weather).

Total time it took me ~ 2 hours and 30 minutes!

Till next renewal,


46 thoughts on “Philippine Passport Online Renewal Guide

  1. excellent! Bookmarked! maaapply ko to, mine will expire 2010.. try ko 🙂

    • yup yup. ung fee na 1,300, ilang minuto mo lang na income yan e 😉 hehe

    • department of foreign affairs in the Philippines …it sucks..cannot release passport on time..nagkakagulo na mga tao..walang senior walang bata …walang systema ,,bulok grabe releasing dept. 1 personnel..grabe talaga…pa e-pass e-pass hindi naman e-pass binibigay ..dfa sucks..

  2. That really cool information you have provided here. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Very useful information especially for travelers..Thanks!

  4. hi,thanks for the is a big help for me..hope is l work…oh,bdw,woul you know how to renew american visa as well???thanks

  5. kenny ocreto says:

    good afternoon,

    may I know how many days will it take for me to renew our passports, since we are waiting for our visa notice, can I process it in a shorter time???I’m from baguio city and can I renew thru online?

  6. hi,
    i ll want ve information i married recently with french man and ii ll want know if i need to change me name familly in me passeport before go in country me husband or can go with me name and change the name in embnassy in philippines in france.

  7. Allan B.Leyva says:

    my passport expired 2002 and i want to renew it thats why no comment cause today is good computer world

  8. paano po pag nawala ung passport?apply po ba ako ng panibago or dritso na ako sa renewal,with the doccumented papers dat proof na nawala.

  9. tanong ko lang po kung paano to online mag renew passport balak ko kc uwe Dec. parang kulang ang bakasyon nasa Australia po sa ngayon salamat po

  10. at kung puwede po maka applay para pag aperance sa baguio kc taga baguio po ako 28 days lang kc bakasyon namin holiday pa kc mga kasamako nag aplay dto nila nakuha pero 2months sana may remedjo para jan sa baguio maraming salamat po

  11. tanong ko lang me nakapag ren niew naba ng passport online..mga ilang araw bago nakuha,ang passport na ni reiniew

  12. lang days bago makuha ang renew passport online…

  13. just a few questions,i was married b4 w/ american guy,then i got divorced from him.10 yrs.since frm the divorced i got re-married 2yrs. ago to a filipino man.i was wondering if i can change my status and bring my husbands surename?and also my passport was expired already..thnk you so much.

  14. hi,gud day!im from cebu city philippines ,, i wiould like to ask how i can renew my passport thru online while im here in cebu?

  15. mga ano ang requirement pag-magrerenew ng passport

  16. saturday is my only free day..can i set an appointment for personal appearance(for thumbmark)on saturdays?

  17. thank you for this information. Is this going to apply for those out of the the country. My brother is a seaman and the ship is stranded in Venezuela,his passport is expired now, can he renew it on line, he cannot go to the the Philippine embassy there because their port is so far from them. Please help and give more information what he need to do.

  18. edeluisa samarista says:

    wala na po bang pila kc gusto ko pong irenew passport ng anak ko ng rush we need it indeed coz for the job here with me and his papa nya ano pong pwede kng gawin me thanks

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  20. pwede po b isend ulit ung unang form ko n filled up ko last march.kse n hack po ung yahoomail ko.diko po kse n print agad.bukas n kse ung appointment ko.pls reply kung pwede.o mag bago ulit ako.need kse n marenew ko agad.tnx

  21. margarita glen doris leona sagun says:

    sir and mom,mgndang hpon pu.mai ngtxt pu skn na online pu sa papers passport application ku ipepending dw pu dhil dw pu sa verification ng date of birth sa online lng nmn pu mli ung date of birth kc pu nagpaonline lng pu aku kc pu d pu aku mrunong ung nagonline skn ngkmali pu ipepending dw pu ang akng passfort.pki explaine nmn pu kung pnung proseso ang ggwin.slamat pu.

  22. Believe the rates are obsolete. According to my guide its already 900 for the regular. (almost double the price)

  23. hi,ask ko lang magasawa kami nsa kuwait ngun ang anak nmin is 8 mons plang balak na nmin kunin ngun pinalalakad ko ang sister ko ng passport ng anak ko nagpadala ako ng power of attorney pra sa kapatid ko na malakad mga document or authorize sxa pro bat need pa ng parent consent at dswd daw ang sabi eh di nman sxa ang magdadala kundi kami magasawa planu uwi muna tpos sabay kunin na..san puide makakuha ng passport kasi need ko na agad magapply ng visa kanya

  24. Lhen Valdeabella says:

    Magandang umaga po!baket po hangang naun hnd pa nag mamail saken ang online.kc last jan.pako nag apply for renew ng passport ko,pero wala pa date kng kelan punta ko ng ko ng embassy? Salamat po

  25. gudpm po ask ko lng kung ano po requirements ng renewal passport? tnx

  26. Annalysse Akers says:

    we planning for vacation poh month of feb 2013 then yong expireration poh ng passport ko is june 2 2013,, im ang greencard holder poh sa ngayon,, pwedi poh ba yon na 2 months before sa expireation ang pag renew ko?

  27. Annalysse Akers says:

    we planning for vacation poh month of feb 2013 then yong expireration poh ng passport ko is june 2 2013,, im ang greencard holder poh sa ngayon,, pwedi poh ba yon na 2 months before sa expireation ang pag renew ko?

  28. gud pm.. panu po b mg set ng appointment para marenew ung passport? gnu po ktgl ang process ng papers? tnx.

  29. Good day, tanong kulang bakit walang available for renewal ngaun Dec., mag renew sana ngaun Dec. isa ako OFW, nagtratrabaho sa Saudi Arabia., mag expatriation na ang passport ngaun Feb. 2013.

  30. Hi..tanong ko lang po about ss pasport..ngaun march 15 mg expired n pasport ko..& at sa 1stwek of appril expired n rin visa ko…so ngaun ano ggawin ko renew ko nlg o s pinas ot dito mkaproblema ba yan embassy /airport…at ilang months na makuha pasport..!

  31. norhata basher says:

    goodevning. . do you have a office tomorrow until saturday?

  32. i want to renew my passport beacause it will expire this august 2013 thanks

  33. Paul Clint Comon Plandano says:

    This coming february 08,2014 my passport expiration
    I want to renew my passport before my contract end on may 2014
    REASON :
    I cannot going home without passport renewal
    I the company did not give clearance to avail vacation application

  34. Glenda A. Vagay says:

    I want to renew my passpot expire on january how……what are the requirments?

  35. jennifer creencia says:

    pls!… help me what to do on conformation link to finalize my appointment


    gusto ko sanang magrenew ng passport ko paki tulungan naman ninyo ako

  37. gusto ko sanang magrenew ng passport ko paki tulungan naman ninyo po ako

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