When you scheduled an appointment for your Philippine Passport, you will receive an email where it states that you are required to pay for it in advance in the selected Authorized Payment Centers or Authorized Partners. You will do this process even its your first time to apply or just renewing your old passport.
The screenshot below shows the instruction from DFA’s email. The page contains the Reference Number of your Application, Status, Expiration Date of your appointment, Amount, Convenience Fee and the Total Amount.
IMPORTANT! Please be aware that the all scheduled appointment in DFA’s website are required to be paid within 24 hours. If you fail to do so, your schedule will be cancelled and you have to do the whole process again.
So before it expires, I decided to pay it immediately.
I prefer convenience so I made the decision to pay my scheduled Passport Appointment for my Philippine Passport Application to the nearest Bayad Center which is located in Market Market, Taguig.
I immediately noticed the poster hanging in the glass window of Bayad Center bearing the Department of Foreign Affairs logo and saying “DFA Passport Application Fees” are accepted.
When I entered the place, there was a short queue line but it was moving fast. I asked the cashier to give me the Transaction Form.
Write your complete name (Surname, Given Name and Middle Name), your present address and your contact number.
In the Transaction Details section, write the following in the space provided:
- Biller – DFA Passport Application Fees
- Amount Due – P1,250.00
- Invoice No: – your Reference Number (example:DFF9F9F9F9). Please refer to the email sent you by DFA website.
- Account Number – same with Invoice No., write your Reference Number (example:DFF9F9F9F9). Please refer to the email sent you by DFA website.
- Date – date your paying your Philippine Passport Application.
- Due Date – the expiration date of your transaction. Please refer to the email sent you by DFA website.
Don’t forget to write your signature over your printed name at the bottom of the form.
For the detailed discussion about the Philippine Passport Fees, you may read our article: How much is a Philippine Passport (Philippine Passport Fees)
IMPORTANT! Make sure to write the correct Reference number in the Bayad Center’s Transaction Form. In my case, since I have poor handwriting, I decided to take a picture of the Reference Number and showed it to the cashier at the Bayad Center. This way, I won’t be worried that the cashier will make a mistake on the Passport Reference Number due to my poor hand writing.
Hand the Transaction Form to the Bayad Center Teller together with the payment. Your Transaction Form will be validated through their machine.
Your Transaction Form will be cut into two. The top half will be kept by Bayad Center while the other half will be given back to you.
Once you receive back the portion of your Transaction Form, check immediately the Reference Number written. This will make sure that you paid the right reference number.
If you accidentally wrote an incorrect Reference number and it gets processed by Bayad Center Teller, you will have a problem. It’s as if you didn’t pay for your Reference Number and your money is paid to another reference number which don’t belong to you.
You’re done! Any minute from now, you will receive the confirmation email from the DFA website that you have successfully confirmed your Passport Appointment Booking!