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How to Set-Up Passport Appointment Date in DFA

Guide for setting up online passport appointment in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) website.

You need an internet connection to sign up to the online appointment scheduling system.

Our 1 Piso Fare team provided details previously on the requirements needed for first time passport applicant and for those who wants to renew their expired or near-expiry passports.

But we were not able to provide you with how to set-up a passport online application right away since we have to wait for someone in our team to actually apply for a new passport. And today’s the day, 1 Piso Fare will walk you through the process of DFA online appointment.

Hope you will find this guide useful. Don’t forget to LIKE and SHARE this article!!!

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Beginning this September 2017, DFA released the 1200 slots daily that were previously allocated to travel agencies. These 1200 slots daily are now OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Hopefully with this development, it will be a bit easier for common tao to schedule for online appointment to apply for passport, renew, replaced lost or mutilated passport. 1Pisofare have had reports from readers that they have to go to the DFA branch in another province just to get appointment, Example a Cebu resident going to DFA Dumaguete because passport processing Cebu slots are full and no available.

List of DFA Offices for Online Passport Appointment

These are the DFA branches and offices in the Philippines where you can schedule appointments for passport processing via online.

DFA OFFICES where you can set up appointment for passport processing:

  • Angeles
  • Bacolod
  • Baguio
  • Butuan
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Calasiao
  • Cebu (Pacific Mall)
  • DFA Manila (Aseana)
  • DFA NCR Northwest (Ali Mall)
  • DFA NCR South (Alabang)
  • DFA NCR West (SM Manila)
  • DFA NCR East (SM Megamall)
  • Davao
  • Dumaguete
  • General Santos
  • La Union
  • Iloilo
  • Legazpi
  • Lipa
  • Lucena
  • Pampanga
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Tacloban
  • Tuguegarao
  • Zamboanga
We have divided this guide into PHASE 1, PHASE 2, and PHASE 3 for clarity.

Phase 1 – How To Schedule An Appointment

First step: Go to the DFA website passport appointment system. Link to sign up provided at the bottom of this post.

Second step: When the website loads, put a check mark beside the statement “I have read and understood the instructions and information on this page….”. After that click “start individual appointment”.

Third step:  You need to select the DFA office where you want to file the application. Then click Next.

Set-up appointment schedule for passport

Fourth step: Choose your preferred date for personal appearance. Click Next.

select date for passport appointment schedule

Fifth step: Choose your preferred time from available time slots. Click Next

Dfa appointment set up time

Sixth step: The passport application form will load. Completely fill-up the form page by page. Just click Next and Next until you completely accomplished the form.

Seventh step: Wait for the email from DFA with further instructions.

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These are the pages you need to fill-up. You need to input all data correctly as you go. If you entered wrong details, you might encounter issue with your passport later on. So review and make sure all data are 100% correct at each page.

1st page: Personal Details

DFA Passport Appointment Application


2nd page:  Information about your parents – Father and Mother


3rd page: Application Type and Basis of Citizenship. For application type select whether or not you are applying for a new passport or renewing an old one.

On the basis of citizenship: you need to choose the basis of why you are a Filipino citizen. Options are by birth, election, marriage, naturalization, R.A. 9225 (dual citizenship), others.

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4th page: Home and Office Address


5th page:  Review and Confirmed Details. This is the page where you need to make sure all details are correct. If there is no error, go to the bottom of the page and click “I’m not a robot”, click “I am aware that possession of a passport is a privilege…”. Finally, click on CONFIRM.

Online Passport Schedule Appointment

Phase 2 – Receiving the Email about confirmed schedule

1 Piso Fare Passport Tips and Recommendation:

Make sure that you have a working email that can receive the message from DFA about your confirmed slot and also the PDF copy of your application form.

It is best to use an email account which is a Yahoo or a Gmail. You can still use your non-Yahoo and non-Gmail account but you might encounter technical issues.

If you did not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours (don’t forget to check the spam folder!), kindly call DFA to inquire if your online application went through successfully.

  1. Check your email and find the message from the DFA about your confirmed personal appearance for passport processing.
  2. You will see a schedule verification link in the email that you need to click within 24 hours after applying online.
  3. There is also a link to download the PDF copy of your accomplished passport application form. Click to download and print.
  4. Prepare ALL required documents – IDs, supporting docs, etc.
*For NEW Passport Applicant PHOTOCOPY front and back of IDs and documents, at least 2 copies.  – This is not part of the official guideline but based on our experience for new passport application, photocopy of IDs and docs were required. Just to be sure, have your requirements “xeroxed” or photocopied.

Sample of the email received after signing-up online.


  1. Make sure all the needed documents are ready.
  2. Go to your chosen DFA site, consular office, or embassy abroad for biometrics data capture on your confirmed appointment for personal appearance. Bring the passport requirements when you show up for your appointment.

SHOW UP for your passport appointment!

Remember that you have to show up on your appointment date with the selected DFA passport processing office. There is a dress code to process passport concerns!!! – No shorts, no spaghetti straps blouses/dresses, no dresses that are above the knees, no flip flops.

Failure to show up or “No Show” will lead to a penalty; you will be banned for 30 days from reserving another slot online.

This is done by the DFA to stop unscrupulous individuals from setting up appointments with no intention of showing up.

Can you cancel your appointment? Yes, cancel at least 5 working days before your confirmed schedule. If you know you can’t make the date, cancel ASAP! There is a link in the email to cancel a confirmed appointment for passport personal appearance.

*It is not sure if timely cancellation will exempt one from the 30 days banned.

What is the advantage now that Filipinos are signing up for an appointment to process your passport? It is more convenient, no need to queue the long lines typical of passport processing because you only have to show up in the DFA office at your allotted time and date. The process has become more efficient compared to the old ways.

Walk-in is still accepted BUT walk-ins are reserve for Emergency Cases or Special Cases only such as the following:

Special cases / priority cases walk-in allowed

  • Pregnant women with medical certificate attesting to pregnancy
  • Seniors
  • Minors 7 years old and below ( Per DFA personnel advisory – There is an allowed PLUS ONE in the courtesy lane of DFA – Aseana, example: the mother of the 6-years old child who also wants to process her passport at the same time with her child).
  • PWDs
  • others…

We will be sharing a new post soon about the full list of those who can avail of the Courtesy Lane Facility in passport processing. LIKE and FOLLOW our 1PISOFARE Facebook to get all updates from our website:

Those are the special group that are allowed for walk-ins, this is the reply we got from a DFA passport officer. Please be guided.

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DFA website to set up an appointment as an individual.  In case you did not get an email after 24 hours, please call DFA hotline number is (02) 556 0000. OR first try first this number (02) 234 3488 as this is the main passport telephone number. Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Want to know more about passport first time application? Requirements to Apply New Passport

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  1. Leminda T. says:

    Thank you!

  2. Mary-Ann Basas says:

    Pwde ba ang nso at tin id ung gmtin ko kpag kumuha ng passport?first time ko pa lang po kukuha ng passport.

  3. ask q lng po bakit walang available timeslot s website until december 27?.. need q po magpaappointment this nov. i need some help po..thanks!

  4. Gud morning maam sir ask ko lang po pwde po ba na yung affidavit of lost passport at nuong September 27 pa pati yung police report magpapaschecsule padin po ba ako ma’am sir salamat point

  5. Jean Jean Tacto says:

    Dis mornin nag fill up aq ng appointment at meron na ang confirmation after all mali pla ang email / gmail na nailagay q sa finil up ko diz Dec.5 na sna kso ala po aq maiprint dhil mli ung email.. wat do i nid po? Pls help me..

  6. Kailangan ko po kasi makakuha this November.

  7. Cesar soriano says:

    May problema ang aking email kung saan doon naipasok ung application code ko,di ko sya mabuksan kc invalid na ung password ko at pati ung contact number na dapat doon ipapasa ung code para mabuksan ang email ko ay wala na din,
    Ung email ko ngaun ko lang nadiscovered na ayaw mag active ng password ko..panu po kaya?pls help

  8. Helo po kailangan po bah talga mg pah schedule through online bago pomonta s dfa sa davao?

  9. May prob po ako.pwede po ba magrenew ng passport kahit wala po ung original.? Xerox lang po meron ako.1st and 2nd page lang po ung copy ko.

  10. Mas pinabagal nyo naman ang processing lalo na sming mga ofw hindi xya resorceful lalo na pag nagmamadali or rush…

  11. bakit lahat ng site location walang available na time slot…? january, february, halos lahat yata ng buwan, mahirap bamg makakuha ng time slot ngyon kala ko ba mas madali kumuha ngayon ng passport..?

  12. pwede pong mgtanong, bakit po ako hndi mka connect since kannang umaga..

  13. roselyn b contreras says:

    Gd pm po.. Ask q lng po panu po mag pa apionment??? Kylangan q n pong mkakuha ng passport plz help me.

  14. lourdes destajo says:

    hi gd eve ask q lng hnd n ba available ang walk in.applicants sa dfa legaspi tska isa pa i dont have middle kc illegitemate child aq but ganun dn nmn sa nso q! !!!just reply me plss

  15. how much po processing fee through online?

  16. Florence Talatala says:

    good day Ask lang po nag try po ako ngaun mag online appointment sa dfa kaso walang available timeslot for any days and month ano po ung main problem po jan kasi kailangan ko na rin po mag pa sched. walang available slot….

  17. Hello, I’m just wondering in SM Megamall office, no time slot available forever?!! Pwede ba un?

  18. Magkano PO bayad pag renew passport?tnxs

  19. Irene Quijano says:

    Wala akong makuhang avail slots para sa appointment ng renewal ng mga anak ko kahit saang branch s metro manila…malaki na ang demand ng request nio wala ba kau ggawing paraan para ma improved ang serbisyo nio at magdagdag kau ng tao n magpa process nito para ma serbisyohan nio ng maayos ang mga pilipino. Di naman cguro tama na maghintay ang mga mamamayan ng 3 hanggang 5 buwan para maka passport…

  20. jalo conde says:

    Good morning po kukuha po sana ako ng passport tanong ko lang mga ilang araw mo ba bago makuha po yun.?

  21. remigio pecaoco says:

    hi good afternoon nkapagset n po ako appointment ang poblema po nbura ko po ung appointment ko d ko p cia n print pano ko po cia ulit makikita july 10 po ung appointment ko

  22. bea Yambao says:

    Nag online sched ako from may 2017 – dec 2017 no time slot available!!! Sino ba nag co control ng date and time? Travel Agencies naba? Bakit d maka pasok ang simpleng juan dela Cruz? Pag lumapit ka sa travel agencies u have to pay 8k..Hope our new cabinet secretary sen.cayatano will hear our chaos! And do something about this

  23. Hi. Do you k ow when will they open dec slots? Sept-nov is already full.


  24. marc arnold quinto says:

    kailan mgkakaroon ng slot full oct to nov any idea what exact date

  25. gd morning po napaka hirap mag proceses tru online dahil lahat ng slot not available frm nov. to dec dito sa iloilo mas mabuti pa yung dating sestima kaysa ngayun kahit noon pumila ka buong araw atleast sure ka na maka apply ka ng passport sa araw na yun,sana ebalik n pangulong duterte ang dating sistema,talagang napaka hirap ngayun😩😩😩😩😩

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