DFA Passport Requirements

Filipino Passport

A passport opens the door to the world. Filipino citizens can travel Visa-free or with Visa on arrival to more than 50 countries worldwide. Having a DFA Office at Robinsons Place Dumaguete makes it relatively easy to apply for one, or renew an expired one. Following are the passport requirements. If one takes care of all needed documents and papers, becoming a worldwide traveler is only an airline ticket away.

Requirements for Passport Application (First Time)

General Requirements:

  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed online appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from the DFA website, www.dfa.gov.ph
    (Reminder: province of youth must be specifically added – ex. Cebu City not just Cebu, Marikina Rizal not just Rizal)
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. (REPORT OF BIRTH DULY AUTHENTICATED BY PSA IF BORN ABROAD)
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents)

For Married Women:

  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or original and photocopy of the Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  • Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA if married abroad
  • Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for women with foreign national husband).

There are plenty of special cases regarding the Applications for a passport. We can not cover all of them here. If you need further info, get in touch with your closest DFA Office or check out the DFA Website.

Passport Renewal Requirements

General Requirements

  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed online appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from the DFA website, www.dfa.gov.ph
  • Most recent expiring or expired passport
  • Photo copy of your the first page of your recent expiring or expired passport
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity. (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents)
DFA Office Dumaguete

List of acceptable IDs

(At least 1 of the following)
Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:

  • Digitized SSS ID
  • Driver’s License
  • GSIS E-card
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • Digitized BIR ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID

Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:

  • Old College ID
  • Alumni ID
  • Old Employment IDs

List of Supporting Documents

Old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant, at least 2 of the following):

  • PSA Marriage Contract
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
  • Government Service Record
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Digitized Postal ID
  • Readable SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
  • Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (please attach receipt)
  • School Yearbook

FOUR EASY STEPS: DFA – ePayment for Passport Applicants

DFA Office Dumaguete Contact Numbers:

Landline: (035) 532-0024 or (035) 532-0019
Email: rcodumaguete@gmail.com

The new DFA office is located at the 2nd floor of the mall its opening times are from Mondays to Saturdays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Dumaguete.com is a private run website, sharing information we gathered from the offices.
We are NOT the DFA office!
For ANY passport related question, get in touch with the DFA office!

The processing time of a passport (new or renewal) is 20 working days at a fee of 950.00 Php. (price as of July 2016)
There is an express option which takes 10 working days only at an additional cost of 250Php resulting in a total of 1,200.00Php.

84 replies
  1. Adriano says:

    I just want to ask if i really need a confirmed appointment since i am a senior citizen and in the dfa website it says confirmed appointment except for senior citizen,minors ….?

    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      Thank you for your comment.
      We highly recommend to give the office a call, to avoid an unpleasant experience.

      DFA Office Dumaguete Contact Numbers:

      Landline: (035) 532-0024 or (035) 532-0019

      Best Regards

  2. halcher says:

    hello, good day, im glad to hear that there’s DFA now in dumaguete.

    anyway i don’t understand what kind of document my mother and father in laws to get for their passport. what I’ve heared my father in law don’t have my any record when he was born.
    please I need all your help. I really want then to come and visit here in USA.

    than you

  3. Bryan Tello says:

    How to set an appointment in DFA dumaguete using online application?
    Because there is no DFA dumaguete when we open the DFA website (passport appointment) it was only in Manila.

  4. Erna says:

    Hi I’m trying to get my mom here in United States from Philippines but she can’t her passport she is postal id is consider a valid id for requirements

  5. Cyril B. Arriesgado says:

    Good Day, by the way i am Cyril Arriesgado 18 years old from Dapitan City,Zamboanga Del Norte, Philippines.
    I really want to get a PASSPORT but i just have 1 valid id which is my id in school, how can i get a passport when it stated on your requirements that it should be 2 VALID ID’S ??

  6. Fil Jasper Calizar says:


    I’m from Dipolog City and the most easiest way for me to get a passport is in Dumaguete City aside from Zamboanga City. I just wanted know if the queue in getting passport is high so that we can manage the time on getting to Dumaguete from Dipolog.

  7. Charlyn says:

    Hi good afternoon, this charlyn tanido. I would like to ask if how much that cost new passport? I already had NBI Police Clearance Barangay Married Sedula. Me i you if this documents it’s enough? Please let me know. …..?

    Thank you.

    • Darell DC-Team
      Darell DC-Team says:

      according to DFA Dumaguete processor, php 950.00 for 20 working days and Php 1,200.00 for 10 working days.
      just visit directly the DFA Dumaguete, be sure your in proper dress code. for more inquires, Please contact Land line (035) 532-0019 and (035) 532- 0024.

  8. Mardy Menzimer says:

    I have a question regarding on renewing my passport, it’s been amended since March 2012 after I got married at the Philippine Embassy Seoul Korea. It will expire this coming September 2016 and I will renew it when I get there this 2nd week of July, I’ve been using my husbands surename purchasing tickets every time we travel and have no problem with it, my question is Do I need to undergo with CFO to renew my passport? I look forward for the answer .

  9. Mae says:

    Hi!. Im trying to call ur office but the number u gave which is 5320024 is not in service and 5320019 just kept on ringing and no one answers. Is there any number i could reach u at?

    • Darell DC-Team
      Darell DC-Team says:

      Hi Mae,
      as of now we only have the two(2) DFA Dumaguete landline number, witch is provided already on this article,
      (035)532- 0024 and (035)532 0019.
      God Bless and Good Luck!!!

  10. jo says:

    Gud day,,po taga dumaguete po ako,pero dito po ako nkatira sa Tarlac,gusto ko po kumuha ng passport jan sa dumaguete pag vacation ko,,this December po,ung postal I’d ki dto sa tarlac pwde ko po magamit jn? Thank you I’m Jo.

  11. cherrybel abucay says:

    Hi im cherrybel from dapitan city zambo.del norte …pwede mag tanong kong ok raba nga wlay voters certification. .naa mangud ko problema sa spelling,unya ang akong gesunod karon pagkuha nako sa mga uban nga requirements ang sa birth certificate …unsa man maayong buhaton gusto ko makakuha ug passport b4 December

  12. Mary Jo says:

    hello. I just want to ask if NBI clearance is really needed in applying for passport because it is not stated their that it is a must. At least any 2 of the following only. I don’t have my Nbi yet because it will be release nxt week and I need to apply urgently because my employer cannot wait long. I only have here my Police, Barrangay clearance, form 137 and Voters Crtification. Thank you and hoping for immediate response..

  13. jenelyn says:

    Good day,
    i just wanna ask if i need to have an appointment first before i can renew my passport in your office in dumaguete?

    thank you

  14. justin says:

    Good day can i ask i already have the confirmation code and i already sign the form online and it says i hav to print the download form..i hav an appointment this february is it necessary to give you a call?

    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      No there is no cellphone for the DFA Office. We are certain you can call a landline from a cellphone. You want a passport, you might invest 50 peso for load to call them or find a household with a landline.
      Best of luck and regards

  15. Leylit says:

    Hi good day.. im from Cebu .i would like to ask if I Can renew my passport in dumaguete when Cebu and Manila is fully booked until may?

  16. Raquel Canada says:

    Hi goodmorning! I’m from cebu, i just want to know if we can renew our passport thru walk-in or we need to make an appointment before coming in dumaguete? How long would be the process im getting the passport? So we set a date on how long we will stay in dumaguete. Your very kind assistance is very much appreciated. Thank you!

  17. art says:

    hi im from cebu and i would like to process my passport in dumaguete since cebu and manila si full
    is it possible ?

  18. Rhine Cajocon says:

    Good day! i just want to follow up the passport of my girlfriend. It was supposed to be released last may 24 yet we haven’t receive it yet. It was rush so i thought the processing is just 10 working days. Our appointment was last May 10. Hope to receive any updates asap. We’re from Dipolog City

    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      Good day to you.
      Did you actually read AND understand the article which you are commenting on?
      Please do yourself a favor and read again. Your question is already answered there.
      If you still have any problems, please get back to us with the specific part you did have problems understanding. We are more than happy to help you out and explain it in detail.
      Best regards.

  19. Giggles777 says:

    Maam/Sir: I just want to ask if NBI is not available, what other supporting docs ang pwede? Because this coming saturday will be my appointment schedule, and I can only present my PRC, GSIS ecard, TOR(Transcript of Record, ), Birth Certificate, Police and Cedula. are these okay?. Thanks and God Bless!

    • Darell DC-Team
      Darell DC-Team says:

      PRC Office Dumaguete Contact Numbers:

      The best way to give information Regarding Requirements, is by Calling their office.

      PRC PRC Office Dumaguete is a Satellite Office of Professional Regulation Commission, Cebu Regional Office For any questions regarding procedures, requriements and/or concerns please contact the Regional Office via phone, fax or email:
      Land Line: (032) 253 5330, (032) 255 7397
      Fax: (032) 2543497
      Email address: prc.cebucity@gmail.com

      • jeffrey says:

        hello good day, ask lang po sana about the requirements. Among the list of valid i.d. , alumni i.d. lang talaga as of now meron ako, I tried to get a gov. i. d. issue but hindi aabot sa appointment date ko which is 3wks from now. OK lang ba na alumni i.d. e. present ko. as valid i.d? Thank you.

  20. Riza says:

    Hi! I would just like to ask when the next available time slot will be for Dumaguete for an appointment. Would it be possible for us to be updated if there is an available slot through text or email? Thanks!

    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      Sadly we see comments like that and wonder if the author actually took 5 minutes time to read AND understand where they are commenting on. That is leaving us with the opinion, that some people should not get a passport. It would not reflect very well on us Filipino. People abroad may think all Filipino are like this.

  21. Louie says:

    Can I still use my NSO-issued Birth Certificate (the yellow one)? Also, can I just bring Police Clearance, instead of NBI Clearance? or do I need both?

  22. rheapasmala says:

    good day po.gosto ko po sana mag renew nang pastport sa DUMAGUETE wala na po kasi daw slot sa CEBU..

    salamat po.

  23. Mary May Dumapit says:

    Dear Team,

    Good Day. I am from Bacong Negros Oriental working here in Dubai and planning to renew my passport in Dumaguete as it will expire this November. How many days it will takes to renew my passport?


    Mary May


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