Even if we don't intend to travel, its better to always have a passport at hand. So when my passport got expired, I had to go to the DFA to renew it. This was my first time to renew. To familiarize you with the process, I made this simple guide.
Step 1: Go to http://dfa.gov.ph > Consular Services > Make an appointment
Step 2: Go to Gate 2 around 30 minutes before your scheduled date and time of appointment
- Bring the following:
- Print the Email from your appointment on a long bond paper
- Photocopy Your Old Passport (front and back)
- Bring birth certificate (if you have foreign sounding surname)
- The guard requires you to present these documents upon entry
|Photocopy inside DFA is 3 php/page|
Step 3: Go to the Appointment Verification Desk and have your documents verified and stamped.
Step 4: Look for your scheduled time and fall in line by the benches.
Step 5: Once your schedule time batch is called, enter the processing area. (Note: schedule time is posted by the door so you'll know if its your turn to enter)
- You will be asked to sign in and your documents will be inspected after which you will be issued an invoice.
Step 6: Wait until you get your chance to sit on the front row and the guard will assign you to the number of a vacant counter.
Step 7: After exiting the processing area, go to the next entrance and proceed to the second floor.
Step 8: Give your invoice to the cashier and pay the passport fee. (950 php without delivery)
Step 9: Approach the personnel giving your queue number and wait for your number to be assigned to an encoding officer as shown by the monitor. (NOTE: This may take hours of waiting)
|watch the screen|
|Check where the assigned officer is in this board|