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If you do not want to pester the call center agents then this method is recommended. The slot is simply made available if someone cancels an appointment and anyone can snatch the freed up slot. The new Philippine e Passport is a biometric passport and it has security features including a hidden encoded image, an ultra-thin holographic laminate, and a tamper-proof electronic microchip. I am not connected to DFA so I cannot answer all your questions.For more information about the Philippine passport, go to or If you have a tip on getting your e Passport (new application, renewal, re-issue of lost passport, extension, etc) or you just want to share your experience, don\’t hesitate to write your comments below. so it seems that I paid rush processing (15 working days) and got my passport after 25 working days. I will try but I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information.Once you get the result, you should be able to view a list of your contributions and that of your past employers. Online Payment: Unfortunately, this is not possible yet.Plus, take note, the document should bear your Pag-IBIG ID Number. The closest way to accomplish this is to open an account with a Philippine Bank that accepts Pag-IBIG Payments.Yesterday (March 26, 2011) I set an appointment for my passport renewal and to my dismay, the appointment system schedule is very much off my expectation.The earliest schedule I could get was May 26, 2011.That is two months waiting for an appointment and another 15 workings days for rush processing.
Of course, the application will only be honored once submit it together with your signature.
I cannot wait that long because I could miss out an opportunity.
I started to get frustrated because I could not find a sooner schedule; I repeatedly hit F5 to refresh the available schedule but I could only get May 26.
To help me with my quest to get sooner appointment, I set my browser to auto-refresh the schedule page. I woke up late at around 11AM and the first thing I checked was my computer. If you are struggling on getting an earlier appointment I hope this technique will get you a sooner schedule.
I waited for almost 2 hours staring at my monitor but I could not get a sooner appointment. To my surprise, there were several slots available on March 31, 2011! I didn\’t try calling DFA hotline but it should give you similar result.
Regular Processing: P950.00 (25 working days) Rush Processing: P1,200.00 (15 working days) Additional fee for lost passports that is still valid: P200.00 Delivery: P120 (optional) With the new system, it eliminates long queue because only applicants who have appointments can be admitted during the allotted time.