Frequently Asked Questions


General Passport Information
  1. What are the requirements for new passport application?

    To know more about Passport Application Requirements, click here .

  2. I lost my passport, what should I do?
    • An appointment is necessary for ALL lost passports and applicants will need to submit documents required of first time applicants.
    • In case of lost or stolen VALID passport, you will be required further to submit a Police Report and Affidavit of Loss. There will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for the replacement of a lost valid passport.
    • In case of lost EXPIRED passport, you will be required further to submit an Affidavit of Loss; a Police Report is no longer necessary.
  3. How much is the passport processing fee? How long will the processing take?
    • Passport processing fees for both new applications and renewal are as follows:
      • Regular Processing – P 950.00
      • Expedited Processing – P 1,200.00
      • Penalty for lost and mutilated passports – P 350.00
    • For applications made at Consular Offices in Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 15 working days for regular processing and 7 working days for expedited processing.
    • For areas outside Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 20 working days for regular processing and 10 working days for expedited processing.
    • For all Philippine Foreign Service Posts, processing and releasing of passports take around 4-6 weeks.
    • The above timetables do not include courier delivery.
  4. Will my Postal ID, TIN ID, or Philhealth ID be accepted in applying for a passport?
  5. I am currently abroad, can my mom / representative accompany my minor child for his/her passport application?
    • Yes, a representative may accompany a minor child in applying for a passport.
    • For the requirements needed for children not accompanied by parents during the application process, please visit: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/passport
  6. There is a mistake on my birth certificate. Can I still apply for a passport?
  7. When can I claim my passport?
    • Please refer to your passport stub / receipt for your passport’s release date.
  8. What do I do if the courier has not delivered my passport on the release date?
    • Please refer to the tracking number on your courier claim stub.

For more information please refer to: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/ .