Philippine Passport Online Renewal Guide (as of 2019)

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 Jan 2019

Most of the steps are still the same except for the Payment Part. To prevent fixers on reserving slots, payment is required within 24 hours after you set an appointment. Previously, you will just pay when you are already at DFA.

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 due to location and parking.
  • Fill up your application form
  • Schedule your appointment

After this, you will receive an email. Be sure to check that email and pay your application within 24 hours. 

Once paid, another email will be sent with your filled out application form and electronic receipt;

Print these and bring them on your appointment day.

Prepare the Necessary Documents

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

For Renewal, you just need a photocopy of the first page of your passport (where it shows your face/details).

  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

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 30 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.

  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. They will also cancel your old passport.
  3. Encoding – They will encode your details, take your thumb-marks, picture and signature. Ensure that they have encoded it correctly as you would need to go through the same process to have it corrected.
  4. Courier (Optional) – if you don’t want to return to DFA to pick-up your passport. Pay PHP 150 (LBC rate in DFA Megamall)

Prepare for long queues (waiting time) in step 3.

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!

Till next renewal,


47 replies on “Philippine Passport Online Renewal Guide (as of 2019)”

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..

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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

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

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?

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?

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..!

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

Hi good morning… I want to renew my passport on October 16 I’m still here at Oman for now.. My passport will expired on Nov 17what should I do now.. Its hard to renew here at Oman

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