Tuesday, 18 August 2009

e-Passport online application to start 26th of August


MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will accept applications for ePassport through the online appointment system starting August 26, Wednesday.

In a statement, the DFA Office of Consular Affairs advises interested applicants to set an appointment through the DFA website.

Until the DFA’s ePassport system has achieved full capacity, only 100 ePassports will be issued daily, on a first-come-first-serve basis. From August 26 to September 30, only passport applications for renewal will be accepted.

Before submitting their online appointment application, applicants are requested to fill up the required fields on the online appointment page at the DFA website. Otherwise, the online appointment process will not proceed. After internal verification, the DFA will inform the prospective applicant of his/her schedule by electronic mail. Subsequently, the applicant will confirm his/her availability by sending a reply.

Personal appearance is required for prospective ePassport applicants. Until an announcement is made, all ePassport applications during this period shall be filed by the applicant personally to the exclusion of third parties.

Interested applicants will be required the following: old passport, one photocopy of old passport data page, a valid identification card, and the duly accomplished passport application form.

An applicant may use the current machine readable passport (MRP) application form for this purpose, which is also available in the DFA website.

Current MRP holders are firmly advised that their MRPs remain valid and are compliant with global standards.


  1. Bakit ganun kumukuha ako ng appointment by internet ang sabi error occured..paano ako makakapag renew pagganya ang lumalabas d ba pwedeng diretso na lang ako sa DFA sa Pampanga...

  2. I have set an appointment via online...is it okay to go to DFA Clarkfield, Pampanga directly on the date of our appointment?the form i printed is showing DFA Aseana...