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How many days does DFA passport release?

How many days does DFA passport release?

How long will the processing take? For applications made at Consular Offices in Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 12 working days for regular processing and 6 working days for expedited processing.

When did Philippine ePassport start?

11 Aug 2009
The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs began the issuance of the Philippine ePassport (electronic passport) on 11 Aug 2009.

Can I travel with expired Philippine passport?

The short answer is “no,” at least not if you’re traveling out of the country. An expired passport is simply not acceptable for international travel. If your passport is expired or is expiring within the next 6 months, you need to renew your passport.

How much is the renewal of Philippine passport 2021?

Philippine passport fees are as follows: ₱950 (regular) up to 12 business days. ₱1,200 (expedite) up to 6 business days.

Can I check if my passport is ready?

You can call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) to check on your status.

How do I know if my Philippine passport is ePassport?

ePassport: There is a chip sign or icon at the bottom portion of your passport’s front cover. Non-ePassport: It may be brown, green, machine readable passports (maroon), or any older passports. It doesn’t have the chip sign or icon on your passport front cover.

How do I renew my passport in 2021?

Requirements for Renewal of Passport

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment.
  2. Accomplished Application Form.
  3. Personal appearance.
  4. Current ePassport with photocopy of data page.
  5. Original PSA authenticated documents that will support the change of name. Marriage Contract. Annotated Birth Certificate.

How can I renew my Philippine passport 2021 online?

Can Filipino go back to Philippines with expired passport?

No, you can’t travel back to the Philippines with an expired passport so you need to apply for renewal before making travel arrangements. However, if your need for passport renewal is urgent and for some reason, you can’t secure an appointment, contact the consular section’s emergency hotline.

How can I renew my passport online 2021?

How do I renew my Philippine passport in 2021?


  1. Schedule an appointment online. Walk-in applicants are normally not allowed EXCEPT for emergency and special cases.
  2. Accomplish the Online Application Form.
  3. Settle the Processing Fee.
  4. Head to the DFA Site you picked.
  5. Claim your new passport.

How do I download my e-passport?

After registering, login to the Passport Seva Portal. Download the e-Form for fresh or reissue of Passport. Fill the downloaded e-Form and click the Validate & Save button. This will generate an XML file which will be required later for uploading in the system.

How can I check my passport status Philippines?

Applicants just need to log on to or go back to the site where they applied their passport at and then click “Track Your Passport.” It will now be called “Unified Passport Tracking System.”

How do I change my old passport to ePassport?

  1. A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices.
  2. Original national identity card and a copy for adults.
  3. Duly filled Consent Form for minors.
  4. Previous Passport and a copy.
  5. And any other additional document as maybe required.
  6. Payment of the prescribed fee.

What is DFA ePassport?

An Electronic Passport or ePassport is a passport with an added integrated circuit or chip embedded in one of the passport pages.

Can I fly if my passport expires in 1 month?

In general, many countries that require a visa to enter will require at least six months validity on your passport when entering the country, so make sure you find out whether your passport has long enough before it expires before you travel.

What happens if my passport expires while I am abroad?

If your passport expires while you are abroad, contact the embassy or consulate of your country and apply for an emergency travel document. You must remember that most travel emergency documents are valid only until you re-enter your home country; afterward, you must apply for a new passport.

Can OFW walk in for passport renewal 2021?

No More Online Appointments, OFWs Can Walk-in at DFA to Renew Passport. To all OFWs who are planning to renew their passports in the Philippines, you can head to the DFA NCR Central Office (Robinsons Galleria) and apply for a new passport through walk-in process, no more processing an online appointment.

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