The DFA passport appointment system promotes an organized and smooth flow of passport processing.
Under the new system, Filipinos who want to secure a Philippine passport needs to secure an appointment first before going to DFA. This helps the Department of Foreign Affairs in rendering a very efficient service because they already have a ready information of the individuals who will apply on the scheduled date of appointment.
The appointment can be scheduled online or over the phone. In either ways, applicants need to go to DFA on the scheduled date. As a security measure, the Department of Foreign Affairs strictly requires personal appearance.
Before going to DFA, applicants need to have
- a valid appointment reference number
- a properly accomplished application form, and
- photocopies of the required documents for passport issuance
There are also some individuals who can go directly to DFA for passport application and processing without securing an appointment.