DFA Passport Renewal Requirements 2019 Guide – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will work on a more permanent solution to address passport demands, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. assured the public on Monday.

“The DFA is working on a more permanent and long-term solution, which is the opening of additional consular offices all over the country, including Cebu and other places in the Visayas,”

– Department of Foreign Affairs Sec. Teddy Boy Lcsin

Based on the Department Order No. 03-2019 signed January 15, 2019, DFA does not require the presentation or submission of PSA Birth Certificates in the renewal of passports, and instead requires only the submission of a duly accomplished application form and the old passport unless there is a change in the status of the applicant. eg. Marriage, Dual Citizenship, Surname.

Also Read: DFA Online Appointment 2019

What are the Requirement on DFA Passport Renewal?

If you hold Passports like the ones below all you need to do is the Duly Accomplished Application Form and your Old Passport:

  • Brown Passports
  • Green Passports
  • Machine Readable Passports (Maroon)
  • Or any older Passports

For Lost of Valid ePassport, addtional requirements are below:

  • Police Report in English
  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00
  • Additional 15 business days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports.

Lost but EXPIRED ePassport, additional requirements are below:

  • Affidavit of Loss in English
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

In case your passport has been mutilated or damaged:

  • Affidavit of Explanation
  • Applicant must surrender mutilated/damaged passport
  • Penalty Fee: Php350.00

This DFA Passport Renewal Requirement 2019 Guide is for Adults, for requirements on Minors check out the article below:

DFA Passport Requirements for Minors

Ways to Book an Appointment For Your Passport Renewal

  • Book an online appointment here: DFA Passport Online Appointment System
  • Call the DFA Appointment Hotline at (02) 737-1000 anytime from Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Schedule for mobile passport services on various local government unit.
dfa passport renewal requirements 2019
DFA Passport Renewal Requirements 2019 Guide

Processing your DFA Passport Renewal

  • Step 1 – Make sure you are ready with all required documents before showing up on your appointment date. The required documents that all applicants must bring include:
    • Confirmed Online Appointment
    • Accomplished Application Form
    • Current ePassport with photocopy of data page
    • If there will be a change in name, bring Original PSA authenticated documents that will support your claim (if applicable)
      • Marriage Contract
      • Annotated Birth Certificate
      • Annotated Marriage Contract to show annulment/divorce/court ordered instruction
      • Death Certificate of Spouse
  • Step 2 – Pay the DFA Passport Renewal Processing fee
DFA Aseana and Consular offices (within Metro Manila)PHP 950.00
(15 business days)
PHP 1,200.00
(7 business days)
DFA Consular offices (outside Metro Manila)PHP 950.00
(20 business days)
PHP 1,200.00
(10 business days)
Foreign Service Posts (outside Philippines)US$60.00
(28-60 days)
dfa passport renewal requirements 2019
DFA Passport Renewal Requirements 2019 Guide
  • Step 3 – Proceed to Encoding section for photo and data capture
    This is the last step in the processing of your passport. Your photo is taken, your fingerprints are captured, and your basic personal information are stored in the system. Unfortunately, this could last a few minutes or some hours if there are several applicants also waiting for their turn. Some rules when taking the photo:
    • No smiling!
    • You must close your mouth, your teeth cannot show, and you must have a “poker-face” expression!
    • Eyeglasses and contact lens must be removed.
    • Look directly at the camera.
  • Step 4 – You are all set. Just choose if you want to pick it up or deliver it at your home. For those who don’t want to pick up your passport, you may choose to have it delivered straight to your doorsteps. You just need pay the delivery fee in the “Courier” or “Delivery” counter before you leave the DFA premises. They will inform you about the exact date when the passport will be delivered to you. Delivery usually takes 1-2 weeks after your application.

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