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Published September 15, 2018

Say goodbye to long lines, hello online! Last June 2016, the Department of Foreign Affairs implemented the DFA passport appointment and online application system. Because of it, applicants no longer need to wait in line early in the morning for passport processing. Change indeed has come.

Now before you proceed, here’s a list of individuals that no longer need passport appointments.

NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED for the following:

  1. SENIOR CITIZEN and one (1) travel companion,
  2. PERSON WITH DISABILITY (PWDs) and one (1) travel companion,
  3. SOLO PARENT and his/her minor children,
  5. MINORS SEVEN (7) YEARS OLD AND BELOW and his/her parents and minor siblings,
  6. and OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (land-based, or seafarers).

Please refer here to see requirements for courtesy lane eligibility.

If you don’t belong to the group above, then below are the steps on how you can book your passport appointment online. Let’s get started!

DFA Passport Appointment Online is easy! Just follow the simple steps below:

1. First, go to DFA official website:

2. When in the website, click “Schedule an Appointment.” And then you can either choose an individual or group appointment. Also, make sure to check the box indicating you understood the instructions and information on the page.

DFA schedule an appointment

3. Then, select your Site Location. Please specify Region, Country and Site. After which office name, office address and it’s contact information will be shown. Make sure to take note of these important details. And then, click “Next” after.

DFA step 2 - site location

4. Then, choose your Date and Time of Appointment. If you have an upcoming trip or your passport is about to expire, you better set an appointment ASAP because you might not get an available slot immediately.

DFA step 3 - choose date and time

5. Then, fill in the Personal Information. Make sure you input your correct details. Always double check for errors before proceeding.

DFA passport online step 4 - personal information

6. Then, fill in the Family Information. Again, make sure all information are correct.  This is to avoid any hassle during your appointment date.

DFA Passport step 5 - family information

7. Finally, fill in Application Information and Contact Information. Make sure all details are correct. So when they follow up on you or have important updates, you will receive the information promptly.

DFA online step 6 - contact information

8. Once done, download and print the accomplished form. Bring this along with other needed requirements on your appointed date.


Below are the list of requirements for New Applicants and for Renewal:

New Applicants

  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from DFA Website
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA — Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. (REPORT OF BIRTH DULY AUTHENTICATED BY PSA IF BORN ABROAD)
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.


  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from DFA Website
  • Most recent expiring or expired passport
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.

Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents

Also, for additional requirements click on the links below:


  • Normal Processing (20 working days) – P950.00
  • Express Processing (10 working days) – P1200.00

Important Reminders: DFA passport appointment is free. The DFA discourages applicants from securing online appointment through fixers. Also, please be warned that dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense.

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