01 Jun 2017 - 5 min read
If you're renewing your passport and are looking for the requirements needed, there's no need to look any further. Here's a complete list of the Filipino passport renewal requirements:
Obviously, you need to bring your most recent expiring or expired passport. This could either be a Brown passport, a Green passport, a Machine Readable Passport (MRP), or an Electronic Passport. It's important you know what kind of passport you have as they have specific additional requirements.
Your passport determines the kind of ID accepted. Here's the complete list of acceptable IDs for all the kinds of Philippine passports:
You can download the application form from the Department of Foreign Affairs website. Make sure that you read the instructions properly and accomplish it correctly.
Make sure that your passport is renewed six months before departure date to avoid trouble.
Appointments can be made on the DFA website. Passport appointment schedules are usuallyfully booked. The slot you get may be three months into the future. The perfect time to renew is when your passport's still valid for a year.Renewing it when it's only valid for the next nine months might be pushing it.
Once you’ve got the date for your appointment, be sure to make it on time for your appointment. You can't make another appointment for the next 30 days if you don’t show up. Aside from these general requirements, there are also specific requirements for different kinds of applicants renewing their passports. You can check them out below: