E Receipt for Philippine Passport Application is one of the document that needs to be presented when applying for a Philippine Passport.
Today, we will discuss this topic because I’m seeing several passport applicants have no idea what an E Receipt looks like or what its for.
The main goal of this article is to provide additional knowledge to all passport applicants about the importance of the E Receipt and how to obtain it. We have written the most frequently asked questions related to Philippine Passport E Receipt.
Anyway, we won’t keep the introduction about the E Receipt that long. Let’s start!
WHAT IS AN E-RECEIPT?
An E-Receipt from Philippine Passport Application is a proof that the scheduled Passport Appointment was already settled or paid for his or her passport application.
The E Receipt (Electronic Receipt) shows the Electronic Number, the name of the merchant where the applicant paid the appointment, Bar code as well as the schedule appointment details such as the name of the applicant, DFA Site name, processing type and the amount paid.
SAMPLE E RECEIPT
E Receipt can be obtained from the confirmation email sent by the DFA website to the applicant’s email address.
DO I NEED THE E-RECEIPT?
YES. E Receipt is required to be presented. As mentioned above, the E Receipt is an evidence of one’s payment of the passport application. No E Receipt means you’re not yet didn’t settled or paid the respective passport application fee.
If you’re wondering how to pay your passport fees, we have written a tutorial on how to pay your passport fees in Bayad Center. You may follow the link here and read to learn more about it.
HOW TO GET YOUR OWN E-RECEIPT?
You can get your own E Receipt when you paid your scheduled appointment. Do you remember the procedure on how to apply for a Philippine Passport? If not, let me refresh your memory.
After you have scheduled the Date and Time of your appointment and have filled up the application form with your personal information. You, as the applicant of Philippine Passport is required to pay that transaction in advance. If you’re a first time passport applicant and you feel lost, you may read this article.
Anyway, after doing that thing in the DFA Website, you will receive an email sent by the DFA Website to your email. The email has a subject line of “DFA Passport Appointment System – Payment Reference“
SAMPLE EMAIL – DFA PASSPORT APPOINTMENT SYSTEM – PAYMENT REFERENCE
All you need to do is copy or take a photo of your Reference Number, bring and pay it to any authorized payment center that you have chosen and voila! Instantly, you will receive another email from the DFA Website confirming that you already paid the correct amount and you have a confirmed appointment with your Passport Application.
The email below shows the actual email sent by the DFA Passport Appointment System. This tells you that your appointment is CONFIRMED and all you have to do is print all the attached documents.
SAMPLE EMAIL – DFA PASSPORT APPOINTMENT SYSTEM – CONFIRMATION NOTIFICATION
In the documents that you will download from the link provided in the email contains a 3 paged PDF File. This includes the Checklist, Passport Application Form and lastly, the E Receipt.
SHOULD I PRINT IT THE E-RECEIPT?
I will repeat it again, you must print this document because you need to submit this document as well as the photocopy of Valid IDs and other supporting documents needed to the DFA Passport Application Officer.
Failure to do so will make your passport application invalid and you will not be entertained.