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Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to Get a Philippine Passport at DFA Aseana

Long weekends in 2015

Did you know that there are 18 proclaimed holidays this year? If not well, it's about time you know about it and maybe plan for a barkada or family vacation this year. That's also the main reason why we chose to get our son his passport just in case we go abroad this year. (Crossing fingers pa yan ha. :))
Earlier today, my family and I went to DFA Aseana, near Blue Wave Macapagal to renew our passports and get a new one for Enzo. It was easy breezy as we only spent about 1 hour and 30 minutes for the whole process. The process was systematized and well organized. All staff were also very efficient and fast in their specific functions. So Kudos to everyone!! You are doing a great job there!:)
Now to help you just in case you will get your family's passport here are the requirements and the step by step procedures.

How to get to DFA Aseana:
1. Get off at EDSA Taft station.
2. Walk to the side of MRT, you will find a terminal of white vans/pier that will take you to DFA Aseana. Fare is Php10.00
3. You get off in front of DFA Aseana.

1. Set an appointment online thru citizen services. 
                       You may click on this link to schedule an appointment: DFA Passport Appointment System 
                       You may also read my previous post on Citizen services here:  
                       Citizen Services: Securing   documents made easy 

When filling out forms online you need the following information: passport number for renewal, date  and place of issue, birthday, parents name and birthday. You may opt to schedule for a family appointment so all members of the family would come together. Afterwards, you have to print the forms and bring it with other requirements on your appointment.

Print the forms and prepare required documents. Also make sure to photocopy all requirements to avoid inconvenience on the day itself.

Requirements for Renewal of Passports:
¤Personal Appearance
¤Confirmed Appointment
¤Duly accomplished application form
¤Most recent or expired passport 
¤Valid ID picture and supporting documents to prove identity

List of Acceptable IDs (At least 1 of the following)
¤Government issued IDs like SSS ID, Driver's License, GSIS E-card, PRC, 
OWWA, BIR, Senior Citizen's ID.

List of Supporting Documents: (At least 3 of the following) 
Voter's ID
NSO Marriage Contract
Land Title
Seaman's Book
Form 137 or Transcript of Records with Dry seal
Government Service Record
NBI or Police or Barangay Clearance

For minor applicants: (below 18 years old)
¤confirmed appointment (except for 1 yr old below)
¤personal appearance
¤Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person travelling with the minor
¤Original Birth Certificate

Photocopy all documents and also the front and back part of your existing passport.

Step by Step Procedure of Renewal of Passport
1. Present appointment form at the main gate.
2. Proceed at Gate 4 for Verification/Validation of Appointment
3. Fall in line and wait until called for the checking of documents.
4. After checking of documents, proceed to the cashier at the second floor and pay the passport fee.
Regular processing: (15 working days) Php950
Express: (7 working days) Php1,200
For lost valid passport:  Php250 for brown passport and Php350 for digitized passport
5. After payment, fall in line for Data Capturing. Remove earrings or hair accessories during photo taking. Contact lenses are also not allowed.
6. You can opt to have your passporta delivered thru LBC with additional Php120 or you may also choose to pick it up. Schedule of releasing is already announced on your appointment.

That's it. Did I not tell you it's  easy breezy? Just make sure to complete requires documents, prepare payment fee, and show on your schedule appointment or else you would need to set another appointment.
If you have any questions, just comment below and maybe I could help you!:)


  1. Great post, Jho! :) If I may add, if you're getting a passport together with a child, take advantage of priority lanes. Hubby and baby finished the whole process in DFA megamall in less than 20mins. :-D Also it's best to set the first morning schedule. I had mine sched in the afternoon and I waited for 3hrs. December after xmas pa yun ha!

  2. I always use the DFA Passport Appt System and get the earliest available slot so I don't waste half the day away :)

  3. Applying for passport has now become so much easier. Thanks to these real efficient and client focused initiatives!

  4. One thing is for sure, this is more organized than when I had mine 10 years ago. My kids won't have to suffer the long queue at DFA.

  5. This is a very informative post. Well done :)

  6. The last time I renewed my passport, I was done in less than 2 hours. Wow! -Edel

  7. One of the reasons I haven't applied for a passport yet is the long queue I always imagine at the office. But yeah, I heard that when you take your kids with you, you get to be prioritized. I hope the process here in Cebu is going to be easy breezy too.



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