Passport Renewal Philippines DFA Requirements (New or Damage)


Passport Renewal Philippines DFA Requirements

Passport Renewal Philippines DFA Requirements (New or Damage)

Passport Renewal in the Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the Philippines provides detailed requirements on how to obtain your passport, whether it's for a new application, renewal, or updating due to damage, among other reasons. We will discuss various topics related to your concerns about passport applications, replacements due to loss, and necessary requirements such as affidavits. If you believe this information will help you secure your passport in the Philippines, please continue reading as we share our experiences.

Below is a list of requirements needed for obtaining a new passport or for renewal. For more accurate and updated information, I highly recommend visiting the official website of the DFA, as they regularly provide news and updates regarding passport matters in the Philippines.

DFA Requirements for those who are planning to get a new passport:
  • Confirmed Online Appointment (click here) - Ensure that you secure an online appointment convenient to your location. Based on our experience, the non-rush passport fee is 950 pesos, and the rush fee is 1200 pesos, which includes a service fee of 50 pesos. Since we pay via 7-Eleven, they charge an additional 50 pesos for the transaction, bringing the total to 1250 pesos.
  • Personal Appearance - Make sure to visit the DFA office ahead of your scheduled appointment time. For example, if your appointment is at 9 am, it's best to arrive at 7 am to avoid any problems.
  • Accomplished Application Form - In our case, we received the form via email and printed it out. However, there may be cases where you need to fill out the form inside the DFA office.
  • Original and photocopy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate on Security Paper.
  • Married Females (using their spouse’s last name) must also present the Original and submit a photocopy of the PSA Authenticated Marriage Contract on Security Paper or Report of Marriage.
  • A Local Civil Registrar Copy is required if the PSA Birth Certificate is not clear or cannot be read.
  • Any of the following acceptable IDs with one (1) photocopy (click here for the List of Acceptable IDs for Passport Processing).

Passport Renewal Philippines Tips

If you are an existing passport holder and you are trying to renew your passport then same as usual you need to secure an online appointment and then get requirements as needed, like your old passport, PSA, and also a valid ID.

Just to make sure I suggest bringing at least 2 valid IDs and photocopying them to avoid delay go to the nearest internet cafe or any store that provides a photocopy service.

My Passport of Loss or Damage What Should I Do?

Well, this is a good thing since we will also share with you the things you need to know about the important steps you need to follow if your passport is lost, damaged, or mutilated due to water soaking or any other unexpected events.

For Loss passport:
  • You need to get an Affidavit of Loss from the Law Office, in our case, we get it in PAO for free but expect many people, if you don’t want to get delayed you can go to a private lawyer (the fee is around 150 - 250 pesos), this should have a legal stamp from the PAO or lawyer.
  • Secure Online Appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form and PSA original with Photocopy
  • Police report in English (for lost passport)
For Damage passport:
  • Affidavit of Mutilation (can also get into Lawyer or Law Office (Public Attorneys Office or PAO), the fee is the same around 150 or 250 for private lawyer but we get it free in PAO, again this depends in your city so better inquire first about it. 
  • - You are required to explain why your passport is damage, what time, day, and year.
  • Secure Online appointment same fees, non rush is 950, rush is 1250, penalty is expected once you are there in DFA office in our case we paid 350 if not mistaken or below that, but I suggest you bring extra money just to make sure.
  • Bring your Original Copy of your PSA with a Photocopy as well as your Valid ID (bring at least 2 valid ID).
For complete details, head over to the DFA regarding the requirements for lost, damaged, or mutilated passports.

So that’s all the things you should know. Another tip is to buy a passport cover, which costs around 100 pesos or so. This is to help secure your passport from accidental water leaks or other mishaps.

If you have any questions regarding passport renewal requirements for minors in the Philippines or how to get your passport if you are new, then we suggest paying a visit to the nearest DFA office in your location.

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