When you apply for your Philippine Passport in DFA, you must pay the appropriate passport fees before it gets processed.
UPDATE! According to DFA, Passport Applicants located in Metro Manila will have to pay the processing fee and an additional fee of P50 for the “convenience fee” right after they set or book an online appointment to their application or renewal of their passport.
This change was announced by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for all passport applicants located in Metro Manila. The new ePayment system will be implemented on the first week of August 2018.
This means that even if you already have booked your appointment in DFA for your passport application if you don’t pay for it then the Passport appointment will be forfeited. Therefore, “No Confirmed/Paid Appointment, No Entry”!
So without further ado, I give you the DFA Philippine Passport Fees.
Philippine Passport Fees
|Passport Fee – Regular||Passport Fee – Expedite|
|Aseana and Consular Offices|
(Within Metro Manila)
15 Business days
7 Business days
(Outside Metro Manila)
20 Business days
10 Business days
|Foreign Service Posts||$60.00|
Please note that the Delivery fees are not included and might vary upon the location of the applicant.
Again, an additional convenience fee for online epayments will be charged per applicant which is P50.
Also note that that an additional passport fees for Lost and Mutilated ePassports for the amount of Php 350.00 for applications filed in the Philippines: for applications filed overseas, prices may vary depending on Post. An additional Fifteen days (15) clearing period will be implemented for Lost Valid Passport.
That’s good news right?! The thing is, people tend to book or schedule an appointment then won’t show up on the scheduled date. That mean, more slots will be available for us all.
Please remember that if you’re not really sure what to do when you apply for your Philippine Passport, do not hesitate to ask the DFA personnel there. They willing to help you whenever you needed them.
Just a few reminders…
Before you head down to the DFA Passport branches, make sure bring all the following application requirements and at least one (1) valid ID. If you don’t know it yet, here’s a list of Valid IDs you can bring.
- Social Security System (SSS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
- Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card
- Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License
- Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
- Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) Card
- Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certificate or Voter’s Registration Record from COMELEC Head or Regional Office
- Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
- Senior Citizen ID
- Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID
- School ID (for students)
- For applicants based overseas, they may use their host government issued ID’s showing their Philippine citizenship. (Example: Residence Card)
Please bear in mind to make sure to wear something appropriate. DFA Branches encourages a proper dress code. Please note that there are certain (unwritten) policy within the premises.
We haven’t seen or read any official statement or policy from DFA about the dress code. But we’ve heard horror stories that there are cases that the passport applicant was denied of entry because they are wearing shorts.
So just to be sure, it’s better to dress properly than be denied of entry and waste a day because you had to go back home and change what you wear.
To let you know what are the appropriate clothing, here are the list of recommended clothes for men and women.
Appropriate Clothing for Males:
- Polo shirts
- A pair of closed shoes is highly recommended whether it is a rubber or leather shoes.
Appropriate Clothing for Females:
- Sleeved top or blouses
- Blouse with sweater
- Turtleneck tops
- Shirt dress worn with pants
- Tailored dress
- Short dresses (should not be shorter than 1 inch above the knee)
- Skirts of appropriate length (should not be shorter than 1 inch above the knee)
Note: When wearing skirt above the knee, hosiery is recommended. Color of hosiery should be office appropriate: Black, Gray, Brown, Nude. Refrain from wearing shorts or tank top for men. They say that it’s not appropriate when dealing with Government agencies when wearing those kinds of clothing (which is true, by the way).
If you have a question or want to know how to apply for Philippine Passport, don’t hesitate to ask us by leaving a comment below. See you!