DISCLAIMER: Travelling Maya is not affiliated with the Department of Foreign Affairs and this guide is based on our personal experience and meant to give information only.For other different cases,you may contact DFA directly for inquiries.
This article was written mostly in Tagalog language to better converse with the Filipino readers.
I’ve been receiving a lot of questions regarding getting a Philippine passport here in the Philippines. As we all know, wala ng available dates for online passport appointment. It’s either nakuha na ng mga hidden agencies or persons at kailangan mong magbayad ng malaki para lang makapagreserve ng slot for appointment. Bad trip di ba?
Kaya ginawa ang online appointment ng DFA ay para mas maging madali ang pagkuha ng passport, at maiwasan ang napakahabang pila ng tao sa mga DFA offices. I’ve had my fair share of lining up there before,so I knew na napakahirap talaga. Wala pang kasiguraduhan na makakapag apply ka the same day. Three times ako bumalik sa DFA para lang makapag apply ng passport kasi lagi ako naaabutan ng cut-off. Ang malas ko no?
Kaso napagsasamantalahan ng mga ibang tao ang isang programa na dapat sana’y tulong sa mga tao para mapadali ang passport application. Buti na lang at may courtesy lane.
Sa courtesy lane,hindi na kailangan ng online appointment.
That means, you can just walk-in, no more hassle at no need to pay hidden agencies/people para lang makapag apply ng passport.
Who are permitted to use courtesy lane?
Based on DFA website, these are the persons that can use Courtesy Lane for faster processing of documents:
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.
Galing di ba?
Meron na din pong OFW EXPRESS LANE.
Ang requirements lang ay:
If meron ka ng tatlong requirements, congratulations!
You don’t need an appointment anymore and you can just walk in! How good is that? 😊
Based on my very own experience, we used the courtesy lane kasi I have a 6 year old and a months old kiddos.
The overall process ay smooth at mabilis. I will give my two thumbs up for DFA Aseana for that.
The requirements for kids and infants ay isang NSO birth certificate lang (with a photocopy) at your valid IDs or passport as her/his guardian/parent . Yes, you read it right. If your kid is already a student, just bring his/her student ID,na titignan lang din naman nila.
We applied passport last May 2017, I renewed my passport that time so tinignan lang nila yung passport ko at humingi ng isang photocopy.
Sa partner ko naman, he is a new applicant kaya my partner just show his driver’s license and they just ask for a photocopy of it too.
Wala ng masyadong kiyeme,like the last time I applied (2013) which I was asked to produce my TOR,VRR etc.
PASSPORT FEE FOR COURTESY LANE: P1, 200.00 (7 working days)
Senior citizens have an optional processing fee of P950.00 (14 working days)
Passport Filing and Releasing Schedule
Filing of Passport Application 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. only
Passport Releasing 03:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. only (Monday to Friday)
I hope this article helps.
Feel free to comment down 😊