April 05, 2018

How to Schedule a DFA Passport Appointment Online

Since last year I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about DFA Passport Appointment, people are having a hard time in getting a schedule and some people I knew even travel to province just to renew their passport. Three years ago, I did not have any problem when I set an appointment for our family and our experience at DFA NCR South (Alabang) was smooth too. 

I just checked the DFA Passport Appointment site and reserved our preferred date, I even rescheduled it because I want to renew at DFA NCR South branch and I don’t want my two boys to be absent so I chose Saturday schedule. I don’t know what happens to DFA bakit pahirapan naman. 

I was happy that our passport will expire on year 2020 pa so I have no problem. But I spoke too soon because my husband needs to renew his passport two years before the expiration. Last February, when I checked his passport, he only has four remaining pages so he needs to renew it as soon as possible before he run out of pages. 

Since March, I’ve been checking DFA Passport Appointment site so I can reserve an appointment for my husband and unfortunately I could not see any available date. I became one of those people who feel frustrated and hopeless, what if wala schedule hanggang June. Everyday, I keep on checking the site, different times of the day. 

Just this morning, while browsing the Facebook, I saw a post that there are available slots daw so I immediately check DFA site and I was surprised when I saw available dates from April 16 to 30. I immediately messaged my husband the calendar so he can choose and napabangon ko bigla para magbook. He gave me his preferred date but when I’m about to book, nafull na agad ang schedule. Pabilisan lang talaga, I was happy that I was able to get an appointment. Finally, the search is over.

How to Schedule a DFA Passport Appointment Online 

Three years ago, I was able to schedule a family appointment but now I cannot see the option for that. 

1. Go to https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment
2. Read the Terms and Conditions and Check the box “I have read….” 
3. Click Start Individual Appointment 
4. Choose your preferred site 

a. Angeles (Marquee Mall) 
b. Bacolod 
c. Baguio 
d. Butuan 
e. Cagayan de Oro 
f. Calasiao 
g. Cebu 
h. Cotabato 
i. DFA Manila (ASEANA)
j. DFA NCR East (Megamall) 
k. DFA NCR North (Robinsons Novaliches) 
l. DFA NCR North East (Ali Mall) 
m. DFA NCR South (Alabang) 
n. DFA NCR West (SM Manila) 
o. Davao 
p. Dumaguete 
q. General Santos 
r. Iloilo 
s. La Union 
t. Legazpi 
u. Pampanga (Robinsons Starmills) 
v. Puerto Princesa 
w. Tacloban 
x. Tuguegarao 
y. Zamboanga 

5. Choose your preferred date and time. Since I chose DFA NCR South, they have 8 schedules from 10AM to 6PM. 
6. Enter your Personal Information 
7. Enter your Family Information 
8. Enter your Application Information 
9. Enter your Contact Information 
10. Then you will see a summary of your application so you can edit if there are typo errors. Then click submit. 
11. You will receive an email “Notice of Provisional Schedule” – you have to click “Confirm your Booking” within 48 hours. Failure to do so will automatically cancel your provisional booking. 
- before, once nagclick ka ng submit book na yung appointment pero ngayon iba na so don’t forget to check your email and click confirm. 
12. After confirming, you will receive another email “Confirmation Notification”. You will see the appointment reference, site, date and time. 

Read and follow the instructions. 

1. Print all the attached documents in A4-size paper. Download your application form. (Your PC needs to have a suitable PDF reader installed such as Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader in order to view the downloaded file.) 
2. Bring the printed application form, e-receipt, and checklist along with all the necessary support documents (and photocopies thereof) on the date of your appointment. The application form will be scanned at the passport site. Be aware that you may be refused entry if you fail to bring the system-generated application form. 

Requirements for Renewal Application 

1. Confirmed Online Appointment 
2. Personal appearance 
3. Accomplished Application Form 
4. Current ePassport with photocopy of data page 
5. Original PSA authenticated documents that will support the change of name (if applicable) 

o Marriage Contract 
o Annotated Birth Certificate 
o Annotated Marriage Contract to show annulment/divorce/court ordered instruction 
o Death Certificate of Spouse 

Read: Our Experience at DFA NCR South (Alabang)
Easy Ways to Request for Birth Certificate
3 Ways to Get your PSA Birth Certificate

No need to set an appointment if you are qualified for a courtesy lane. Just visit DFA branch near you and bring the required documents. 

Requirements for Courtesy Lane 

Please have all your original documents and IDs photocopied before going to DFA 

• Regular government employees / with GSIS / appointed by Civil Service Commission 
• Dependent of government employee - Legal spouse - Parents - Unmarried children 
• Retired government employees (one year availment) 
• Incumbent elected officials 
• For barangay level, only the following are entitled: - Barangay Chairman - Barangay Kagawad - SK Chairman 
• Endorsement from House of Representatives must be endorsed by DLLU before lodging their applications to Courtesy Lane 
• Media Personnel must first secure an endorsement from Public Information Services Unit (PISU) before going to Courtesy Lane. 
• Minor (7 years old and below) 
• Senior Citizens (60 years old and above) 
• PWD (genuinely disabled) / with PWD I.D.s 
• Pregnant (genuinely pregnant) / with medical certificate 
* Employees of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) can refer or endorse only immediate family members to the Courtesy Lane, immediate family members include the grandparents, parents, parents-in-law, spouse, siblings, children and grandchildren of the DFA employee. Must secure proper endorsements duly signed by authorized signatories of their respective offices. Only original copies will be accepted for verification purposes. Photocopy of DFA employee’s valid I.D. / government agencies official’s Department I.D. must be attached for verification purposes.


  1. I just had my passport renewed recently and didn't encounter problems in getting an appointment date. However, the branch I chose to go to didn't meet my expectation since my daughter was able to finish hers in less than 30mins. Mine took almost 4 hours so you can just imagine my picture (nakatayo na ang buhok ko sa stress). But from what I heard, you can check the appointment date daily because from time to time meron slot na nag-open.

    1. Yes, patience is a virtue. Every day check dapat at baka makasingit. I feel you, it happened to me when my son was one year old, more than two hours kami naghintay sa pagpapicture tapos sabi ng staff bumalik na lang kami kinabukasan kasi wala sa mood anak ko. Hello! What do you expect sa one year old, madali kunan ng picture. Hay, stress!

  2. So far, we didn't have problems scheduling 3x. I just had a problem when we got to the DFA office in ASEANA because they won't accept my ID. So I had to reschedule but went to Megamall branch instead kasi sobrang stressful yung girl sa ASEANA. Very unhelpful.

  3. This is a very helpful post. Not planning on renewing our passports anytime soon but I hope that when we do we won't encounter any difficulties. Will definitely bookmark this.