Pursuing the vision of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of Foreign Affairs, under the leadership of Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano, is implementing measures to accommodate more passport applications.
We are pleased to inform you that the DFA will be opening additional online appointment slots for the period 4 - 30 September 2017.
These online appointment slots were made available on 25 August 2017 on a first come, first served basis.
We wish to remind you that passport appointments are free. The DFA discourages applicants from securing online appointment through fixers. Please be warned that dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense.
Due to the high volume of online appointment applications, the DFA's online appointment system is currently experiencing temporary lag time. Rest assured, we are doing everything we can to accommodate as many appointment applications as possible. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.
It is advisable NOT to purchase outbound travel tickets until your passports are actually in your possession. The Department of Foreign Affairs will not be responsible for any rebooking charges, loss of income, and other financial compensation and/or personal losses arising from the applicant's travel arrangements made while the passport has not been released.
Welcome to the Online Passport Application and Appointment System of the DFA Office of Consular Affairs.
Enjoy the convenience of prioritized application processing by booking a slot for your passport application in any of the DFA's participating Regional Consular Offices, Satellite Offices, or Philippine Embassy/Consulate abroad.
This new online-appointment system is currently being offered only for applications intended for selected Regional Consular Offices in the Philippines, DFA Manila (Aseana) and Satellite Offices within Metro Manila (Ali Mall, SM Manila, SM Megamall and Alabang Town Center).
Please be advised that only Gmail or Yahoo! accounts are able to receive email confirmation at the moment.
The use of this online passport application system with scheduling and appointment is for the convenience of Philippine citizens residing locally or abroad seeking to apply for a passport for the first time or intending to renew the most recently issued booklet in his/her possession.
Applications for replacement of a lost passport, passports with mutilation (defaced, torn pages, and other physical alterations, etc.), and passports issued with discrepancies in the personal details of the holder and other similar cases are categorized as irregular applications requiring special assessment and evaluation. These kinds of applications can be accommodated but will take considerable time to process as careful evaluation and determination of the applicant's current citizenship, identity and personal particulars will have to be undertaken with reference to existing government records.
The various regional consular offices, satellite offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs, including consulates and embassies abroad function only as biometric data capturing sites for passport applications. The production and printing of all Philippine passports is done in the Philippines.
All applications are subjected to records confirmation and biometric data verification to preserve the integrity of the Philippine passport and protect the citizen from fraud and identity theft. For domestic applications which pass the requisite records check and biometric verification, passports should be ready for release after twenty (20) work days from the date of payment. For applications lodged abroad and cleared by the system, kindly allow for at least thirty (30) work days for passport production and release on account of international shipping and transportation logistics.
Please understand that force majeure, transport strikes, and similar unforeseen circumstances beyond our control may cause delays in the normal cycle of delivery and production.