ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Renew your Philippine Passport over at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Manila.

Updated on August 18, 2011

What are the steps in renewing your Philippine Passport?

Before you renew your Philippine passport, check your passports due date and know the exact day on when your passport will be considered invalid. Do remember that most countries require that your passport has a six (6) month validity before they process your visa, or before they let you in their country.

If you will be travelling anytime soon, it takes about a couple of weeks to a month for you to get your passport AFTER your appointment at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.

I would highly recommend that you renew your passport one year before it expires! Better be sure than sorry!

Come Prepared!

Step-By-Step Procedure for Passport Renewal

1. Go to and set up an appointment. But if you are renewing as a family, go to Family Passport Renewal, so you are all scheduled at the same time.

2. Check your required documents over As a heads up, prepare the following in advance, but double check the requirements in the website:

  • Birth Certificate from NSO
  • Old Passport
  • Another Government Issued ID (Driver's License, SSS, etc.)
  • Marriage Contract from NSO


3. Print out the Application Form (in a LONG, LEGAL BOND PAPER) that you filled out when you set-up an appointment. And be there at least ONE HOUR before your scheduled appointment.

4. Proceed to Gate One, and present your Application Form and your old passport.

5. Have your Application Form checked through barcoding in the cashier-like kiosks located just in the outdoor vicinity of the DFA Building.

6. You will be ushered inside the building to have your required documents checked before making any payments.

7. If the DFA consultants approves your documents and form, he or she will then ask you if you'd like to have it processed FASTER, at a fee of PhP1,200.00 (takes two weeks) or REGULAR, at a fee of PhP950.00 (takes about a month). After which you will proceed to the cashier on the 2nd floor to make the payment.

8. After making the payment, get a number for the picture taking part of your passport renewal calvary. Remove your earrings, and brush up your hair and make sure your forehead and ears can be seen. After your photo is taken, and everything is in order - they will ask you if you will be picking up your passport or if you will have it delivered.

9. If you want to pick your passport over at DFA, they will stamp your receipt with the date of pick-up of your passport. Or if you'd rather have it delivered, proceed to Air21 booths at the end and pay them an additional PhP120.00, to have it delivered in the address that is indicated in your passport application form.



  • Try your best to schedule at the earliest possible time slot at 8:00AM. If you are scheduled at 10:00AM - be prepared to wait outside in the heat because of the influx of people waiting.
  • Only senior citizens (60 years old and above) and children one (1) year old and below are accommodated in special lanes.
  • Bring a book, magazine, ipad or whatever have you to keep you entertained while waiting in line.
  • Be prepared for people who are INCONSIDERATE and just outright RUDE. Other applicant's who do not seem to respect your space, will always nudge you - as if the line will go faster if they sit right beside you. Same goes for some DFA personnel who are dead-tired of repeating themselves to applicants who do not know how to follow instruction.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)