Filipinos who want to apply for a passport or renew their passports can do it online by making an appointment.
Since walk-ins applicants are no longer allowed, the first step is to go to www.passport.gov.ph to secure a slot for an appointment schedule. The website is on a first-come, first-serve basis and tends to be already fully booked for several months back. This is why booking for a slot would allow you to be in two months ahead of the application. Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are among the list of those who can apply for passport renewal without an appointment through the DFA Consular Office Courtesy Lane.
Courtesy Lane Facility can be availed any time without the need for an online appointment. Applicants have the option to choose regular or expedited processing of their passport application*. Those who are eligible to avail such facility are as follows:
—Senior citizens (60 years and over) plus one (1) travel companion (family member)
—Minors seven (7) years old and below (with their parents and minor siblings)
—People with disabilities (PWDs) with PWD ID or visible disability plus one (1) travel companion (family member)
—Parents (with Solo Parent ID) and their minor children
—Visibly pregnant women or with a medical certificate
—OFW with sufficient proof of status such as iDOLE Card, valid employment contract, work visa
In this regard, the person accompanying the abovementioned eligible people can also apply for passport processing without the need for making an online appointment. So If you are going to DFA Consular Office accompanying a PWD, a minor 7 years of age and below, a senior citizen, or a pregnant woman and you also need to renew or apply for a new passport, you can also do it using the Courtesy Lane.
All Courtesy Lane applications and facilities including through accommodation or referrals will be treated as expedited applications and should pay the expedited fee of Php 1,200.00.
Please be reminded that all applications filed on a Saturday should be charged with expedited fees.
Senior citizens have the option to choose regular process priced at PHP 950.00.
Courtesy Lane facilities are available in all Consular Offices nationwide.
This article is filed under: OFW News, DFA Courtesy Lane, Passport Processing, Passport Appointment, Passport Online Appointment
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