How To Schedule An Appointment For Philippine Passport Application


Philippine Passport has a new way on how you can apply for one. This recent change was implemented this August 2018 by Department of Foreign Affairs to address the growing issues of unavailability of appointment slots.

We’ll skip all the B.S. and we’ll go straight now to the tutorial on how to apply for Philippine Passport.

First thing to do is go to the official website of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to schedule an appointment for Philippine Passport. You can visit their website at

At the upper portion of the website, click on the Schedule an Appointment link.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

In the Appointment page, click the checkbox next to “I have read and understood…” and click whether your passport appointment is just for one or Individual Appointment or Group of Appointment if you are applying with other person(s).

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

You will be greeted by this small pop up window. Just press ok.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application


In the Site Location page, you must select the Region, Country and Site where you want to apply for Philippine Passport.

In my case, I have selected Asia Pacific, Philippines and DFA Manila.

To know more where are the other branches of DFA in Metro Manila, you may read our post: Where to Apply DFA Philippine Passport

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application


Right after selecting your DFA Site Location, choose the best date and time that fits your schedule.

Also, you have to consider the availability of the dates in the DFA Website’s calendar. If its colored red, this means that the said date is full. While green means there’s an available time slot.

Select which fits your schedule. Press the NEXT Button to proceed with the next step.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application


This part requires you to enter your personal information. It’s obviously self explanatory and we wont dig deeper on this section. All you have to do is enter your personal information and that’s it.

Press the NEXT button down below to move to the next stage of scheduling an appointment for your Philippine Passport Application.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application


Again, more typing!

Just make sure to type all the necessary details required correctly. Though at the last part of your passport application online, you’ll have a chance to edit what you have written.

Press NEXT button once finished.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application


Enter your Passport Application Type. You may choose from the list between NEW or RENEWAL.

If you have selected NEW Application, you need to provide your Basis of Philippine Citizenship and other details shown in the screenshot below.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

If you have selected the Passport Renewal, you need to provide your OLD Passport Number, Date of Issue and the Issuing Authority. These information can easily be found in your old Philippine Passport.

Obviously, you have to press NEXT to proceed to the next steps.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application


The next steps requires you to provide your Contact Information such as your Complete address, Occupation, Office address and their contact number.

Press NEXT to move to the next page.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

You’re almost done!

After the Contact Information page, you will arrive to this page. This page allows you to double check, modify or edit what you have written on the previous pages.

Pro Tip: Read carefully each line to catch the mistakes. If you found one, just hit the EDIT button at the upper right side and it will allow you to edit the mistakes you made.

Now press SAVE button after editing to reflect the changes.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

If you’re satisfied with what you have written and confirmed that no mistakes are present, you may scroll down to the button and click the CAPTCHA. The thing below that says “I’m not a robot”, just click it!

Don’t forget the box beside the red colored text saying “I am aware that possession…” then press the CONFIRM button.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

You will be directed to this page where you are asked to choose the Passport Application Processing Type.

There are two types of processing, Regular and Express Processing. The difference of the two are the waiting time.

Regular processing requires 10 to 15 working days for passport application processed within Metro Manila and 30 days if processed outside Metro Manila.

While Express Processing requires only 5 to 7 working days if processed within Metro Manila and 20 working days for passport application processed outside Metro Manila.

Regular Processing costs P 950 pesos while Express Processing cost you P 1200.

To know more about the fees, you may read our article that discusses the Passport Fees.

At the bottom, you’ll see the PAY NOW button. In case you’re wondering, you are now required to pay for your Passport Application in advance. This is the new process change that the DFA implemented this August 2018.

Click that PAY NOW button!

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

A small window will appear in your screen. It only requires your confirmation by clicking the I AGREE  and the PROCEED TO PAYMENT button.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

You will be directed to the DFA Epayment Services page where payment for the passport application appointment is required to be settled.

In this page, it will show you the amount of the Passport Fee (P1200), the Convenience Fee (P50) and the Total Amount Due (P1250).

Also, this page must show you your Passport Application Reference Number. This Reference Number will be used when you pay your Passport Application.

Click the PROCEED Button.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

A small window will show up. Just press the CONFIRM button.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

IMPORTANT! For some weird reasons, the Reference Number of my Passport Application didn’t show up (as show in the screen shot above)! I don’t know why. This Reference Number is very important. If you don’t have it, then what you did in the previous pages of your application are worthless.

The reference number should be shown in the text that says “This mode of payment is requesting for…

As an alternative, you can get the Reference number in the email sent to you by the DFA website. You can see in the Reference Number in the screenshot below. This will used when you pay in any of the authorized payment center that you have chosen.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

The screen shot right down below is the perfect example. You can see there the Passport Reference Number, Expiration, Amount, Convenience Fee, Total Amount due and the Bar Code.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

Now go to any authorized payment center and pay for the appropriate amount. In my case, since I don’t want hassle and prefer convenience, I paid my Passport Application in the nearest Bayad Center.

Bayad Center will issue you a receipt which shows the Reference Number of your DFA Passport Application. Make sure to double check this because if you erroneously paid the wrong reference number, your application will not be process and your scheduled appointment will not be confirmed.

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

A confirmation email will sent to you (screenshot below). This confirms your appointment for Philippine Passport Application. Congratulations!

How to Schedule an Appointment for Philippine Passport Application

Important! In the link provided from the email, you can download your Philippine Passport Application Form. Print all the pages of the PDF document that you will get from that link. This includes the Checklist, Philippine Application Form and the E-Receipt.

Please bear in mind that you need to present these printed documents together with your Passport Requirements and Valid IDs.

You can now sit back and relax at the comforts of your home while you wait for the scheduled date of your application.


There you have it! See you on our next article on how to apply for Philippine Passport! Thank you!

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  • nacancel ko po yung payment method po kaya nwala ng nag apply po ako ulit existing application na po ano po fapat q gawin

  • nag apply po ako online dfa for renew my passport tapos po andi ko naman nakuha ung code appoinment ko i check my email sa spam wala din po ..i tried to apply again pro lumalabas na ag apply nko how will i check po eh wala nman akong natanggap na code appoinment..

  • Ask ko lang po kung ano ang gagawin if walang nakikitng reference number at walang nasesend na ref. No sa email ko thanks po

  • sir/mam nagkamali po kasi ako ng lagay ng email dapat po ay ang nailagay ko lang po ay po kaya pwde ko gawin para macancel appointment para makapag appointment po ulit ako

  • Paki cancel na Lang po nang na una Kong appointment Nov. 12 2019 na delete po kasi yung ipapaprint ko kaya po mag papa appointment po ulit ako. Salamat po

  • eh na cancel ko yung payment method part kasi nawala yung wifi..try to reschedule di po pwede kasi exist appointment eh wala nman ako na tanggap na confirmation sa email ko kasi nga na cancel yung payment method.

  • wala po ako na receive na email sa anak ko na 11 months kasi may email add na siya yung sa asawa ko lang na receive ko. Yung sa anak ko wala ako nakuha reference please pano po ba makuha? Tama naman email ko po. Please pa reply asap po kasi need po namin maka kuha

  • hnd ko n click ang payment s application kya po hnd q mkita ang appoinment code q wla po s email ko pano ko mkikita

  • ako po ay isang baguhan na passport applicant na andito ngayun sa bacolod robenson mandalagan street namumroblema po ako kasi hindi kopo alam kung paanu magapply sa passport online please po tulungan nyo naman po ako.. maraming salamat po..

  • Nagpay ako yesterday but then until now wala pa ung confirmation email. Tumawag na ako sa hotline but then sabi ipafollow up ung Technical team but until now wala pa din. Tapos di na sila sumasagot sa tawag sa hotline

  • Nagappointment po ako para sa amin ng kapatid at papa ko pero nung time na nasa payment method na naiback ko and lahat ng infos nawala so i tried to do another one pero sabi nila cancel the previous appointment paano kopo ba mababayad yung unang ginawa ko? Pls reply, we need answers as soon as possible.

  • Nag appointment ako ng 2 Renewal and 5 New Appointment sa DFA Pampanga. Then an ddumating lng na reference number sa akin eh yung first 5 appointments lng. paano ko ma retrieve ung 2 na appointment of my son?

    • Panu po icancel ung una ko nagawa nasa peyment napo ako naback koe po . Wala po akung appointment code hindi rin po alo makapag baya kasi po wala akung reference number . Pls reply agad samalat po

  • Hello. My partner forgot to confirm the email sent to him regarding about the rescheduling of our passport appointment in Dumaguete this coming May. And now i try to view his appointment again with the code number given before but it is already invalid or expired. We already pay for it and it is his mistake also for not confirming. Can i ask how to recover the reference code again? So we can print out the document and receipts. Please help thanks.

  • Nagappointment po ako sa kapatid ko pero nung time na nasa payment method na naiback ko and lahat ng infos nawala so i tried to do another kne pero sabi nila cancel the previous appointment paano kopo ba mababayad yung unang ginawa ko? Pls reply.

  • what if i click cancel instead of proceed to payment. but i still want the schedule to continue. what can i do to continue the process?

  • What are the requirements to bring for the renewal of passport which already expired 3 months ago?. I am a government employee dependent and will avail of the Courtesy Lane services.

    Thank you

  • Panu po mkuha ang appointment code..wala po kc aq na recieve..hnd q m view yung schedule q..nag try ulit aq mag schedule kaso may nlbas na already excist.panu ko po yun masve yung na fill up qn

  • Good Day po.
    Nagpaschedule po para sa mother q nafilled up kona lahat pero wla nman aqng received na appointment code sa email q.. Tinry q ulit isched pero hndi na pwede kc nkasched na nga daw ung nkadetail hndi q nman maverify kasi wla nga aqng received na code.
    Pano po ba gagagwin ko?

    Maraming Salamat po.

  • Hi, I filled up for renewal, and as soon as I was directed to the payment page, I wasn’t able to click the “Proceed to Payment” because I thought it requires payment upfront so I tried to go back and see if I already got the appointment schedule even without the payment first just like before, but it requires the Appointment Code which was not sent to me. I tried to input my details again but it says I have pending application and I need to cancel it before I could proceed. BUT I can NO longer view where is that pending application since I don’t even have the confirmation code. I already checked my Spam folder, still none.

  • Hello I already fill up the application form but when I’m into the payment process I accidentally press the back button. And I can get back to my appointment cause it requires appointment code but then I don’t have my appointment code yet bacause it is send after you choose your payment method. What should i do? when will i be able to file a new passport appointment?

    • Hello, just check your spam/junk folder. Usually, Email providers are tagging the mails as a spam.

      I just did that and I found the hidden email there

  • Hello! I filled out the appointment form a few minutes ago and I finally reached the page where I choose my processing type. I picked the regular process and clicked the Pay Now button. I then clicked the I Agree button and Proceed to Payment but I was then redirected a page that said ‘Invalid Transaction Request
    Sorry, but the reference number you supplied was invalid and needs to be fixed before you continue.
    Kindly contact our help desk support for further assistance’.

    I am confused with the message since I did not give any reference number. I really hope you could help me and get back to my comment as soon as possible. Thank you.

  • Hi po,
    May group appointment npo ang mga tita ko at pinsan ko s january 30, kaso po dpa narelease birth certificate at may iba pang kulang n req. nag re sched po ako ng march 6 2019, then may confirmation link po n dumating after 2 hours npo. Na expired n po daw now po try ko ulet n mag resched bakit po ang lumalabas appointment does not exist n daw po lahat. Pano po yun magbabayad po ba ako ng panibago? Kasi wala npo s system lahat ng names po. Pakisagot nman po kasi anim po ang binayaran ko baka masasayang lang po. Ano po gagawin namin para ma re schedule po ulet sila. Salamat po s sasagot😌😌

    • Bakit ganian na po ang sistema ngayun?
      Hindi makakuha ng appointment pag ndi pa bayad? Tapos ndi pa repundable?

      Sayang naman ang 1000😥
      Ganan na po ba talaga ngayun?🙄🙄
      Need po ng kasagutan nyo thanks

  • Paano po i cancel ung na appoint, kc nung mgbbyad kmi s bayd center eh. Wlng Internet connection.. Tpos nung mbbyd n kmi n xpired n un pag payment.. Paano kmi uli mkaka schedule pra mg pa renew at mg appointment ng new passport…

  • Hello Ma’am/Sir

    Just want to ask, kasi po dko nabayaran yung appointment sched ko within 24 hours. Nag apply ako ng appointment kahapon Dec 16 4pm. Pag dko daw nabayaran within 24 hours, macacancel yung preffered schedule ko. Nag expire siya Dec 17 4pm din. Pano po kaya yun? Pwede ko pba bayaran yun sa bayad center? Kasi nag apply ulit ako bagong appointment, kaso hinahanapan na ako ng appointment code. Kailangan icancel ko daw muna yung una kong appointment, bago ako mag paappointment ulit. Kaso ang inaalala ko nga po nag expire na appointment ko kasi dko nabayaran within 24 hours. Baka dna valid. Ano pong dapat kong gawin?

  • I try to make an appointment about 6th times because every 24hr from the day i set an appointment no email is arrived to my inbox. I find it troublesome to make an online appointment because i cant obtain the reference number to pay for the fees.
    please help me. I really need to get my passport to be process.

  • Good day po. Gusto kko lang po malaman kung nagsesend po ba ulit ng confirmation form? kasi po sa spam po pala kayo nagsesend hindi po ako nainform na pag nagtagal sa spam ang email ay binubura na po ng gmail. May iba pa po bang paraan para doon? Sayang di po kasi yung payment ko sa appointment kung magpapaappoint pa po ulit ako. Salamat po

    • And one thing po. Since important po pala yung confirmation form na iniissue nyo, sana po ay hindi po sa SPAM sinesend. Hinihingi nyo po yung email namin kaya sana po sa INBOX na lang para po hindi nawawala. Kasi po pag sa SPAM, nawawala po talaga.

      It’s just a suggestion para hindi na po maulit sa iba yung nangyari sa akin. Salamat po.

    • Hi Michael, good day. Unfortunately hindi na po nagsesend ulit ang DFA website ng confirmation for the second time. Also, algorithm po ng GMAIL ang nagdedecide kung saan nya ilalagay ang isang email. Automatic nya pong tinatag ang email kung kaduda duda ang isang email.

      Im really not sure bakit ginagawa ito ng gmail kahit na goverment website ang sender.

      ang advice ko nalang po sa iyo ay magbook ka nalang ng bagong dfa passport appointment. makakatulong po itong article na ito para sa iyong booking ng new passport appointment.


  • I wasn’t able to catch the 24 hours to pay the appointment fee. It says in the description that if I fail to pay, the slot will be freed up which technically happened to me. As I was trying to schedule another appointment, it fails because it is asking me to cancel my previous appointment. But based on the process of cancellation of appointment, it requires an appointment code which in the first place I wasn’t able to receive because of failure to pay the appointment fee on time. The only email I received was the details of the payment method and reference number, it does not contain the appointment code being asked upon appointment cancellation. How will I go on with this situation?

    I am looking forward for your immediate response. Thank you.

  • Nakapagbayad na po ako sa bayad center sa renew ng passport ko bakit wala pa email sa confirmation ang dfa …

  • What if i missed to click the proceed from the payment and i accidentally erase the website? I can’t make an appointment again because my appointment has already reserve but sadly i wasn’t able to recieve any email. What should i do then? Thank you! hope you answer me asap Thank you so much

  • good morning!!! ask ko lng po pag gov’t employee, what are the requirements in order to avail d courtesy lane? it necessary to have gsis i.d?…thank you

  • why i receive a invalid transaction request after i fill up the appointment form , how should i can pay if i receive a error after applying

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