DFA Passport Renewal Requirements in the Philippines

  posted by: Gretchen



dfa philippines passport renewal requirementsA Philippine passport is issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Philippine diplomatic missions abroad as a travel document and used as a National ID of the Filipino Citizens.  It expires after five years.  This goes to say that after five years of having it, you need to renew it to make it valid.

Importance of a Philippine passport

  • Facilitates international travel
  • Confers diplomatic assistance to Filipino overseas workers
  • Primary identification in the country

We will answer the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about passport renewal in the Philippines. Keep reading to get the desired answers to your questions.

What are the Application Requirements for Renewal?


Brown Passport (issued before May 1, 1195)

  • Old passport and photocopy of pages 1, 2, 3 and the pages that show the latest immigration and arrival stamps.
  • Supporting document including a valid ID card

MRP and Green Passport (issued after May 1, 1995):

  • Old passport and photocopy of the inside and back cover
  • Photocopy of the pages that show latest immigration departure and arrival stamps
  • Personal appearance of mother (for an illegitimate minor)

Married women (change name)

  • Personal appearance
  • Marriage Contract issued by NSO or a Certified True Copy by the Local Civil Registrar with NSO authentication


  • Personal appearance of a parent
  • Original and photocopy of DSWD clearance, Affidavit of Support and Consent (for minors who do not travel with a parent)
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent and SPA (both should be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate General).
  • Passport, together with the photocopy of the person traveling with the minor

What is the Standard Photo Size and Background?

The applicant is required to submit three colored photos with a royal blue background and with the size 4.5cm x 3.5 cm. The facial image should not be less than 3 cm.

How much are the processing fees ?

  • Regular Processing (20 working days): Php 950.00
  • Expedite Processing (10 working days): Php 1200.00


The applicant should complete the application form. For a faster processing, make an online appointment before going to DFA, Manila. Its Office of Consular Affairs has been moved to Aseana Business Park, Paranaque City. For lost passport the requirements are the same but with Notarized Affidavit of Explanation plus an additional Php 200.00 as replacement fee.

Bear in mind that your passport is very important. When you go or visit different places, take good care of it. You will need it in every flight. Hope this helps.


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19 Responses

herr doktor doktor Says:April 21st, 2012 at 7:00 pm

i see 15 people here who need to see a shrink like now na. pathological dependency much? malala na yan.

lawrence Says:April 21st, 2012 at 6:58 pm

i see 15 people see who need to see a shrink. dependency syndrome much?

elisa escaner Says:November 3rd, 2011 at 5:47 am

its good to have a reference like that

khayle Says:August 6th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

i think this site is a blog spot, why every one is making an appointment here?..hehe, thanks anyways..nice helpful info.. can you pls. display the site where we can make an online appointment?

Enrique Llamera Milan Says:April 28th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

pls.schedue me for renewal of my passfort.tnx

Enrique Llamera Milan Says:April 28th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

pls.schedule me for my renewal of my passfort asap tnx.tnx

peter ramos Says:April 7th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

i’ll be on it.

lorainne day reyes siriban Says:February 13th, 2011 at 3:54 am

i would like to renew my passport.tnx!

Marian S. Remolona Says:January 10th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Please assist me to renew my passport. thanks

Emil dela Cruz Says:January 6th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

kindly schedule me for renewal of my passport. tnxs

reina Says:January 1st, 2011 at 8:41 pm

hello just want to ask if i can renew my passport here in legaspi city. if i will use the appointment system of the DFA, will i able to submit my documents in the aforementioned place without going to manila? please help. thanks

marilyn d. consuelo Says:December 12th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

pls. kindly schedule me for my passport renewal for asap
thank you..

sherhan salahuddin minong Says:December 6th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

pls kindly schedule me for a renewal of my passport

cristal q ramos Says:December 6th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

pls schedule me for renewal of my passport this week if possible thank u so much

noel m. villeza Says:November 30th, 2010 at 4:55 am

kindly schedule me for renewal of my passport.tommorrow if possible thank you and good day.

Thelma S. Galsim Says:October 31st, 2010 at 4:13 am

good day, I want to renew mine this november about 2pm in the afternoon because I am at work aroung 6am until 12:30 noon…Im looking forward for your reply…god bless

Julio G. Rabago Says:October 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Kindly schedule me for a renewal

Julio G. Rabago Says:October 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I have lost my passport. I need to renew it.

aloha normyn b. mendoza Says:October 24th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

kindly schedule me for renewal of my pasport

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