Passport Renewal – How To Renew Your Philippine Passport


Passport Renewal has a new procedure on how to do it. Before, all you need to do is to set an appointment to your selected DFA Branch and wait for that day to arrive to process your application. But due to the glaring loophole in this process which gives fixers an opportunity to make money from the innocent public. DFA made a bold move to eradicate the illegal business set up by the fixers.

The new process of passport renewal now comes with a pre payment feature. DFA Appointments must be paid first in advance to proceed with the entire process. This means that even if you already booked or scheduled a Passport Appointment in DFA website, your appointment is still not confirmed and you won’t get the DFA Passport Application form IF you don’t settled or paid the appropriate passport fees.

All your efforts will be lost if you missed to pay the passport fees within the deadline.

Anyway, I’m sure you landed here in our website because you’re dying to read the steps on how to renew your passport. We won’t keep you waiting, so here it.


We have written below the general requirements needed for you to be able to renew you passport.

  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed appointment – if you have no idea on how to schedule an appointment for your application, you may read our separate article about this “How to Schedule an Appointment For Passport Application
  • Your old Passport (whether expiring or already expired)
  • At least One (1) Government Issued Valid IDs and supporting documents to prove identity. To know more about the complete list of Valid IDs for the application of  Philippine Passport, you may read this article: “Valid IDs Accepted in Applying For A Philippine Passport
  • Print out of your Philippine Passport Application Form.

It is important that you secure all the above mentioned passport requirements ahead of time so you won’t encounter any problems when the appointment date arrives.


On the day of your scheduled appointment, make sure to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time at the DFA site you’ve chosen.

Enter the DFA premises and immediately ask the guards or the reception where to proceed.

Again, make sure to bring all the requirements, failure to do so may result to the rejection of your application.

  1. Complete all the mentioned requirements above.
  2. Go to the official website of DFA Philippine Passport which is and schedule an appointment.
  3. Choose the best date and time that suits your schedule. Also, select the DFA Philippine Passport Office that is nearest to you for your convenience.
  4. You will receive an email from DFA website notifying you to pay the Passport Processing Fees to their Authorized Partners / Payment Centers. We have recently posted the process of paying your passport application in any Bayad Center, you may read it for your reference.
  5. Pay the appropriate amount of Passport Fees. Regular Fee is Php 950 and Expedited Fee is Php 1,200. To know more about the difference of these two, you may read our article about Passport Fees.
  6. After the payment, you will receive an email confirmation that your scheduled appointment is already confirmed. On that email, there is a download link to the Passport Application form and your DFA Appointment Code that needs to be printed. This documents is part of your requirement that needs to be presented to the DFA Personnel on the day of your appointment.
  7. Wait for the scheduled appointment date. For now, you don’t need to do anything since you completed the Steps 1 to 5.
  8. On the day of your scheduled appointment, make sure to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time at the DFA site you’ve chosen. Enter the DFA premises and immediately ask the guards or the reception where to proceed.
  9. Present all your requirements to the DFA Personnel for verification.
  10. Have your photo and biometrics taken.
  11. The DFA Personnel will give you the Release date of your Passport. You have the option to have it delivered at home or anywhere you want. OR you come back to the same DFA Branch and claim it personally.
  12. An additional Php 150 will be collected if you choose to have it delivered at your preferred mailing address.


Yes, as long as you fall in to the category of the selected individuals accommodated in the DFA Courtesy Lane, then YES you can just walk right in without any schedule appointment.

If you’re going to ask me who are these people. I suggest that you read our article regarding the courtesy lane “Passport Application Through COURTESY LANE

Processing the renewal of your passport will be much more convenient due to the recent changes in the process. But it will be burdensome to the applicants if they don’t know what to do. Good thing here is that we’re here to discuss every corners of the process to address the issues and concerns that applicants mostly encountered.

If you have questions about the process of passport renewal, don’t hesitate to ask questions by leaving a comment down below. See you next time! 🙂

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  • Good day po I already pay for my passport renewal but I don’t receive confirmation from dfa., thank you have a nice day waiting for your response

  • Good day mam /sir I don’t have received any confirmation from dfa . I’m done to pay may passport application

  • My passport will expire 23 May 2021. Can I renew my passport now of I still have to wait for next year to renew my passport.

  • pls re send into my email @ mary_duavis@ for my confirmatrion reference # DFLZRC68X3 ive already paid at bayad center SDDULE AUG19,2019 SM MANILA 1600HR .. PLS THANK U

  • I am married to a foreign national and I want to change my passport name into my married name. What should I do? What requirements do I have to Have?

  • I have changed my hair color into blonde. Is it allowed to the DFA? Coz I’m gonna be renewing my passport soon.

  • I didn’t receive my reference number and appointment code my renewal is may 9 2019 4 to 5 pm dfa marquee angeles city pampanga

  • My father is an OFW and I would like to inquire on the process of payment for his renewal of passport. I have read in the DFA website that any OFW who wishes to renew their passport must first pay in advance through DFA Epayment Portal as of August 2018 as ordered by Pres. Duterte and the process in Epayment include making an appointment. But we hope to use the courtesy lane as OFW, how exactly is the process of payment in courtesy lane? Do we still need to make an appointment or there is another process for payments made through the courtesy lane?

  • I came here in Kauai for fiancee visa na expired na po yong passport ko last 2016 and I want to apply for renewal of passport.My question is, Same Lang po ba Ang requirements since na iba na po Ang apelyedo ko now sa expired passport ko?what should I do?

  • I apply online yesterday but I did not get the reference number that’s why I can’t pay the bayad center. I don’t know how to cancel my appointments😔

    • good day,

      i set an appointment for passport renewal on Feb 8, 2019 and i received also the reference number to my email and i pay also the payable to 7 eleven before the deadline but, unfortunately i didn’t received any appointment code, what should i do?

  • My sister’s passport was left in our house during Marawi siege. How can she apply for renewal if she can not remember her passport #?

  • Is the PSA birth certificate required if the passport being renewed is for a minor? Will the DFA still accept an NSO birth certificate?

  • hi. I did not get an email stating that I need to pay anything yet but I have an email confirmation of my appointment… Do I still need to pay anything in bayad centers? My concern is that I have 2 emails from dfa but none required me to pay anything. Thanks in advance!

    • ano pong email ang nareceive nyo? anong sabi? please copy paste here the email (text) from philippine passport application.

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