Passport Appointment System
***The advisory below is copied verbatim from DFA website for your reference.
Pursuing the vision of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of Foreign Affairs, under the leadership of Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano, is implementing measures to accommodate more passport applications.
One of the measures is the launching of the DFA ePayment Portal that enables passport applicants to pay their passport processing fees through selected payment centers nationwide and eventually through the use of credit and debit cards, or through over-the-counter cash transactions in selected banks.
Starting August 2018, those who are renewing or applying for passports in DFA Aseana or in any Consular Offices nationwide will be required to prepay their passport processing fees using the DFA ePayment Portal.
For information on DFA ePayment Portal, please visit this page.
Appointment slots for August to October 2018 are still available.
If you do not see available online appointment slots, it does not necessarily mean that they have been completely taken up.
Please CLICK REFRESH as online appointments become available from time to time.
You can also CHECK THE NEXT OPENING as slots for August to October 2018 are made available at 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays except holidays.
The DFA discourages applicants from securing online appointment through fixers. Please be warned that dealing with fixers is at your own risk and expense.
The heavy volume of applications may cause the appointment system to experience technical issues. Please bear with us while we attend to these issues.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
***END OF ADVISORY***
At the time of writing, only debit or credit card/s are accepted as the mode of payment. I hope they are working out cash payment options via Bayad Centers for those without debit and credit cards to be able to schedule appointments with ease.
I also found out that NOT ATTENDING your scheduled passport appointment will get you in the blacklist and your processing fee will not be refunded. In the event that you are not able to attend your scheduled passport appointment, you may cancel it a week before your appointment date but unfortunately, you won’t be able to have your processing payment refunded.