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DFA Appointment System
The Department of Foreign Affairs have been implementing their DFA Passport Appointment System for passport application via online reservation. If you are looking for the requirements, you can go to to — DFA PASSPORT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.
Under this new system, passport applicants can set an appointment via the internet with the DFA-Passport Office for filing of new or renewal passport application. Here is the download link for DFA e-Passport Application Form.
If you are looking for information on where or how to set an appointment for your DFA passport application, go to –> DFA ONLINE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM and fill up the online request form accordingly as required and submit. To know the list of requirements for passport renewal, lost passport, minor passport etc. visit the DFA website at dfa.gov.ph.
In the meantime, you can try to learn from my own personal experience out of applying for my passport together with my daughter and husband.
First off, if you are having a problem presenting or producing a valid ID, that would be remedied. It will just take you to spend some time, your first appointment which is only about 1 week. Otherwise, you can apply for a driver’s license which is the easier and quicker option compared to SSS ID. Go and reserve your appointment to the DFA online appointment system. Register there by filling up the form which you can download also. You will need this upon coming over to the office of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Remember to present whatever ID you have with you such as postal ID. Chances are, the receptionist before you can pay or fill up the form will not allow you to fill up the form at the office. That will be your signal and chance to ask more. Be sure to speak politely and be on the right time. If you see the receptionist not having a good conversation with other applicants, don’t go next.
By this time you are now ready to ask more to the receptionist. Remember that another way is to directly approach the receptionist / customer service and again, remember to ask nicely what ID’s they would allow. In my case and my husband’s and daughter’s they asked for documents such as marriage contract and school records. That will definitely help prove your claim of your personality that your name belongs to you as an identifiable individual.
School records may include form 137, high school card duly authenticated and in red ribbon if possible, elementary card, college card or transcript of record. If you are a female, you will need to present your marriage contract if you are already married. They might also allow billing receipts or proof of billing such as telephone bill, meralco bill, credit card bill, cable tv bill, MWSS or Maynilad / water bill and more.
If you are having a problem producing some, all or any of the documents I have mentioned above, the best option is to go for a late registered birth certificate duly authenticated by the NSO (National Statistics Office) or in red ribbon by the DFA in SECPA (security paper).
Procedures on How To Set An Appointment in DFA
- Download, print and fill-out the passport application forms completely with the appointment reference numbers.
- Applicants will not be admitted at the entrance gate without valid appointment and application forms.
- Photocopy all the necessary documents before proceeding to DFA Aseana.
- Applicants will not be processed if they do not have complete set of photocopies of their documents.
Special Reminder Note:
Please note that if you place multiple appointments, your previous appointments will be automatically canceled.
Paalala: Kung nakakuha ka na ng appointment schedule at nais mong kumuha muli, ang lumang appointment ay makakansela at mapapalitan ng bago mong kukunin.
You can also call the DFA Appointment Hotline (02) 737-1000
DFA Online Appointment System Procedures:
1. You will be asked to provide your personal information for the passport application on the online application form. Remember to fill in all the information slots correctly.
2. Please take note of the requirements that you need to bring to the DFA Consular Office on your appointment date.
3. Choose an appointment DATE and TIME.
4. Check your email for your reference number and a link to print your application form. You will need to bring the printed application form to the DFA on your appointment.
5. On your appointment date, proceed to the DFA Consular Office located at ASEANA Business Park, Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City (see locator map). You must be at the DFA Consular Office 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Early/Late comers will not be entertained.
6. Present your printed application form to the Appointment Counter.
7. Get your queue number at the Information Counter and sit on the waiting section of the Processing Area. Wait for your queue number to appear on the monitor indicating what processing window you will go to.
8. After processing, proceed to the Passport Enrollment Section located at the 2nd Floor. Pay the applicable passport processing fees (see passport fees).
9. After payment, proceed to the Encoding Section for data capturing.
10. After the Encoding Section, you can have your new passport released and delivered to your home without having to return to the DFA on the release date (optional). If availing of the delivery, proceed to the Delivery Counter to pay for delivery fee.