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DFA Courtesy Lane 20JAN2011 Passport application is now being done online for you to get an appointment.

No appointment, no entry! But through experience, I learned that there are certain people who can apply for new, renewal or lost passport with no appointment and can be done in less than an hour. Where? At the Courtesy Lane. RUSH PROCESSING ONLY Bring your GSIS ID or any VALID ID Not everyone is entitled to apply at the Courtesy Lane. Only these individuals can apply there: 1. Government employee (permanent employee only) 2. Spouse of government employee 3. Unmarried children of government employee 4. Parents of government employee 5. Incumbent elected officials 6. Barangay Elected Officials: Brgy. Chairman, Brgy. Kagawad, Brgy. SK Chairman 7. Retired government employee of not more than 1 year ***Senior Citizens, pregnant women and kids below one year old are also being accommodated. THREE STEPS in passport application at the courtesy lane: Step 1. Collection of applications forms and issuance of number Step 2. Checking of passport requirements Step 3. Scanning of documents submitted, encoding of passport information and picture taking Things to bring for NEW APPLICATIONS:

passport application form NSO-authenticated birth certificate photocopy of your valid government office ID (back and forth) processing fee of P1,200

Things to bring for RENEWAL:


passport application form photocopy of your valid government office ID (back and forth) photocopy of your old passport (1st & last page + stamped pages) processing fee of P1,200

Use Gate 3 across Mcdonalds and show your GSIS ID or government ID. Walk straight to the building, get inside and go upstairs using the escalator. Present your ID to the staff on the counter beside the Area 2. Fill-out the passport application form and return it to them. Follow their instructions of what to do next. The queue in this area is shorter and the processing is faster compared to the ground floor, where scheduled applications take 2-3 hours. Philippine passport renewal guide for senior citizens Posted on Sunday, 28 August 2011 by nina | Viewed 2,493 times Thanks to the Department of Foreign Affairs Courtesy Lane, renewing the passport for your parents or relatives who are already senior citizens, the process is a breeze. Senior citizens are exempt from the appointment system; they just need to go to the DFA Consular Office in the ASEANA Business Park along Macapagal Avenue and apply. Those renewing must bring their expired/expiring passport, along with a photocopy of the first and last page, amendments page, and the page with the last Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps. For holders of brown passports (issued before May 1995), applicant must also bring a copy of their birth certificate printed on security paper (SECPA). If you forgot to photocopy the documents before going to the DFA, theres a photocopy machine inside the passport processing area. Copies costs Php 3 per page. Step 1: Fill out form The passport renewal application form is available at the counter beside the door to Passport Processing Area 2 (PPA2) in the 2nd floor. Step 2: Have documents checked and get number Line up at the counter and have your application form and documents verified. You will be given a queue number. You can now enter the Passport Process Area 2. Step 3: Submit application Once your number is called, go up to the window and submit your documents. You will be asked to take a seat while they verify your information. Once finished, you will be asked

whether you want the expedited processing (Php 1,200, 10 working days) or the regular processing (Php 950, 20 working days). You will be issued an invoice, Step 4: Pay processing fee Go out of PPA2 and go to the cashier section just beside it. Once youve paid, go out the same door. If the guard tells you that the exit is on the other side, tell him that you are in the courtesy lane. Step 5: Have pictures and biometrics taken Once youve paid, go to the photo and biometrics section within the PPA2. Give the receipt of your payment, then your picture and thumbprints will be taken digitally. You will also be asked for your signature and to verify your information. Step 6: Pay for courier service (optional) If you live far from the DFA or do not have time to go back to pick up the new passport, you can opt to have it delivered instead. Go to the LBC table near the door and pay Php 120 for each passport (even if they are going to be delivered to the same address). The new passport will be delivered the following day after the passports release date. Thats it. All in all, the entire process only took us 30 minutes. The DFA Courtesy Lane is open for senior citizens, infants and minors, government employees and their families. Passport Renewal Please have all your original documents and IDs photocopied before going to DFA on your appointment date. Brown Passport or issued prior to 01 May 1995

Old passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3, 4 (amendment). The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps. Original valid ID. Birth Certificate from NSO in Security Paper (SECPA) Negative Birth Record from NSO if born 1950 & below and Joint Birth Affidavit from Two Disinterested Persons; and supporting document showing complete Middle Name

Call (02) 737-1111 for your NSO Birth Certificate

Green Passport or issued after 01 May 1995


Present passport and photocopy of pages 1,2,3 (amendment) and last page. The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps. Photocopy of Birth Certificate for minor applicants. For illegitimate minor, personal appearance of mother is required.

Machine Readable Passport (Maroon)


Present passport and photocopy of pages 1,2,3 (amendment) and last page. The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps. Photocopy of Birth Certificate for minor applicants. Original Birth Certificate from NSO in Security Paper (SECPA) if city/municipality & province on birth place is not specific (Example: NCR instead of San Juan, Metro Manila) For illegitimate minor, personal appearance of mother is required.

Other Supporting Documents Please bring the following if they are available.

Marriage Contract PRC / IBP ID Land Title Driver's License Government Service Record Digitized SSS-ID School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with Dry Seal Other documents that show full name and birth details of applicant and/or citizenship Voter's Registration Record from COMELEC Intramuros Baptismal Certificate w/ Dry Seal

Seaman's Book Income Tax Return (Old)

If you would like to use the surname of your spouse:

Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO and Certified True Copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar if MC secpa is unreadable. Certificate of Attendance (color green) from CFO (Commission of Filipino Overseas) if married to a foreigner.

If you would like to revert to your maiden name. Please prepare the following as well:

Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO. If widowed: Death Certificate of the deceased husband and Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO or by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO. If marriage is annulled: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on annulment and NSO-issued Marriage Certificate with the annotation on the annulment decree. If divorced: Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on divorce authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce is obtained and NSO-issued Marriage Certificate with the annotation on the divorced decree.

What to expect when you call the DFA Appointment Hotline (02) 737-1000 All passport applicants scheduled for appearance must appear physically at the DFA at the date and time of their scheduled personal appearance for data and image capturing. This applies to all passport applicants, aging from 0 years old onwards. DFA is strict about the personal appearance system, absolutely no chaperone allowed for passport applicants aging 18 years old onwards. 1. Your call will be received by a Customer Care Officer who will assist you in setting an appointment for your passport application.

2. After getting your appointment schedule, you will be asked to provide your personal information for the passport application. 3. You will be advised on the applicable requirements you need to bring for your passport application. 4. You will receive a reference number relative to your appointment schedule. 5. Go to passport.com.ph/print to print your application form using the Print Code given by the Customer Care Officer. 6. On your appointment date, proceed to the DFA Consular Office located at ASEANA Business Park, Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City (see locator map). You must be at the DFA Consular Office 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Early/Late comers will not be entertained. 7. Present your printed application form to the Appointment Counter. 8. Get your queue number at the Information Counter and sit on the waiting section of the Processing Area. Wait for your queue number to appear on the monitor indicating what processing window you will go to. 9. After processing, proceed to the Passport Enrollment Section located at the 2nd Floor. Pay the applicable passport processing fees (see passport fees). 10. After payment, proceed to the Encoding Section for data capturing. 11. After the Encoding Section, you can have your new passport released and delivered to your home without having to return to the DFA on the release date (optional). If availing of the delivery, proceed to the Delivery Counter to pay for delivery fee. What to expect when you log in to the DFA Appointment Website passport.com.ph 1. You will be asked to provide your personal information for the passport application on the online application form. Remember to fill in all the information slots correctly. 2. Please take note of the requirements that you need to bring to the DFA Consular Office on your appointment date. 3. Choose an appointment DATE and TIME. 4. Check your email for your reference number and a link to print your application form. You will need to bring the printed application form to the DFA on your appointment.

5. On your appointment date, proceed to the DFA Consular Office located at ASEANA Business Park, Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City (see locator map). You must be at the DFA Consular Office 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Early/Late comers will not be entertained. 6. Present your printed application form to the Appointment Counter. 7. Get your queue number at the Information Counter and sit on the waiting section of the Processing Area. Wait for your queue number to appear on the monitor indicating what processing window you will go to. 8. After processing, proceed to the Passport Enrollment Section located at the 2nd Floor. Pay the applicable passport processing fees (see passport fees). 9. After payment, proceed to the Encoding Section for data capturing. 10. After the Encoding Section, you can have your new passport released and delivered to your home without having to return to the DFA on the release date (optional). If availing of the delivery, proceed to the Delivery Counter to pay for delivery fee. 11. Passport Fees 12. Regular Processing: Php 950.00 (15 working days) 13. Rush Processing: Php 1,200.00 (7 working days) 14. An additional fee of Php 200.00 will be charged for processing of Lost Passports if it is still valid.