DFA Office of Consular Affairs

Government Building and Embassy / Consulate
Baclaran, Parañaque City
  • Erick C.
    "Must have an appointment for a hassle free and fast transaction"(32 Tips)
    Roland A.
    "For renewal: just photocopy the front and back page of your passport"(16 Tips)
    Richard F.
    "Get the earliest morning schedule for the fastest processing."(20 Tips)
    Jo U.
    "make sure your done before going up courtesy lane."(10 Tips)
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  • Sarah R.
    Sarah ReyesFebruary 13
    Red Ribbon Done ! ✅
  • Mia L.
    Mia LimJanuary 16
    7:30 am appointment is the best time, less people,less hassle 😃 by the way observe the proper attire, meaning no sleeveless, tank tops, slippers, sandos, shorts inside the DFA office 👊🏼
  • Bogs O.
    Bogs OrialAugust 21, 2016
    Dress how you want to be addressed. I finished my passport tasks in 20 minutes.
  • Almar V.
    Almar VillarJune 28, 2016
    Get an appointment online. I renewed my passport and it only took me 15 mins! Super fast an efficient service. Kudos to the people who assisted us. 👍
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanJanuary 28, 2016
    Time to renew my passport
  • Anween
    AnweenApril 14, 2015
    You must know how to read. Period.
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconFebruary 12, 2015
    Prepare your documents before entering the gate. Liason Officer are helpful in assisting clients.
  • Jessa Acena
    Jessa AcenaNovember 18, 2014
    For their authentication process, i liked it coz you'll have your documents ready in no time. For their passport processing, i've heard it is a little inconvenient coz of their long lines.
  • Karlo L.
    Karlo LegastoNovember 17, 2014
    Show up early and bring a baby to breeze through the courtesy lane #LOL
  • Brian F.
    Brian FelicianoOctober 17, 2014
    If you pay for expedite processing of documents for authentication. Do not expect it to be ready on the time given for release
  • Lawrence A.
    Lawrence AgpasaAugust 24, 2014
    Bring your own envelopes, or you'll end up buying overpriced envelopes from the vendors outside the Office.
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy CalderonAugust 17, 2014
    Crowded as always..
  • Chen N.
    Chen NicolasAugust 7, 2014
    Courtesy lane for infants! Super fast!👏👍
  • Ria Camille B.
    Ria Camille BergadoApril 30, 2014
    bring photocopies of both ID and old passport for renewal 👍
  • Sherlene E.
    Sherlene EmpedradoApril 24, 2014
    It's not necessary to buy brown envelopes sold by vendors outside gate 2 anymore when you're processing for your red ribbon as long as you brought your own folder with you.
  • Francis C.
    Francis CabanbanApril 22, 2014
    Make an appointment online. Office opens 6:30am.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieApril 8, 2014
    It takes FOREVER just to claim your authenticated/red ribboned documents.. 😤 3 hours to say the least! 😖
  • Su T.
    Su TanMarch 7, 2014
    Almost everyone has no sense of customer service. They shout and talk to people in a not-so-friendly manner. The only friendly employee i saw was the white-haired lady in the processing area.
  • Su T.
    Su TanMarch 7, 2014
    Scam City Alert: you don't need brown envelopes with plastic when applying for or renewing your passport. Vendors outside are yelling that you do.. Just bring the requirements on the list.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RaroqueMarch 7, 2014
    For first time passport applicants (online appointment): print all of the pages inlcuded in the pdf file of the application form. The checker will ask you to hand it over to them.
  • Raphael
    RaphaelMarch 7, 2014
    Envelopes being sold outside the gates aren't really needed..
  • Home
    HomeFebruary 28, 2014
    Don't be late!
  • Ayee I.
    Ayee IdquivalFebruary 25, 2014
    Make sure you bring photocopies of all your documents.
  • Ken
    KenJanuary 20, 2014
    Bring something that can while your time when waiting on a long queue. Book, smartphone or a friend & etc.
  • pogiLBERT P.
    pogiLBERT ParDecember 26, 2013
    No need to buy envelopes sold by vendors near Gate 1 for passport renewal. Line for photocopy is long. Bring photocopies of ID, and both front & back of passport to save time. Airconditioning is good.
  • King David J. A.
    King David J. AgredaOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I like more the new place though it is not that accessible to normal commuters.
  • Richard Angelo C.
    Richard Angelo CambeAugust 22, 2013
    Always try to get to know a worker there so that he/she will help you to avoid waiting for hours.
  • Lakwatsero
    LakwatseroAugust 14, 2013
    Even when they say be there 30 min before your appointment time, it doesn't hurt to be even earlier than that (like an hour) because the like begins outside at the verification counter.
  • Robert Michael T.
    Robert Michael TanAugust 8, 2013
    Overloaded masyado slot appointment nila. If 3pm ka, aabutan mo pa 330 to 430 appointments - masyadong gahaman
  • Lendl P.
    Lendl PlanaAugust 6, 2013
    Be EARLY to avoid UP (unlimited pila)!!!
  • Jet C.
    Jet CentenoAugust 2, 2013
    Renewal - Just the copy of your old passport "Front & Back Pages"
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SantosAugust 1, 2013
    Stupid rules.... My was on a list, so i had to go to investigation, opens at 8am abd look at the pic, taken at 815, empty. Even the list with my name, saying i have to be checked, no picture!!!!!
  • Eric L.
    Eric LeronJuly 25, 2013
    Not accomodating Security Guards. Bring extra patience when coming here.
  • Rose F.
    Rose FerrerJuly 15, 2013
    Bring several reading materials. Or stare in space for at least three hours.
  • Benson B.
    Benson BinongcalJuly 4, 2013
    You should come here around 6 or 7 am to avoid hassle of waiting in the queue.
  • Jr L.
    Jr LaranjoJune 25, 2013
    Bring your NSO Birth Cert in SECPA or Cert True Copy of BC issued by LCR
  • Raffy D.
    Raffy DavidJune 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best time to get an appointment is for weekday late afternoons. Call 7371000 or visit www.passport.com.ph
  • Dharren C.
    Dharren CanoJune 21, 2013
    Have an appointment online for a faster processing of documents 👍
  • Lei C.
    Lei CharpentierJune 19, 2013
    babies go to courtesy lane at door no. 5!! =)
  • JB P.
    JB PrimJune 17, 2013
    Expect long slow moving lines. Authentication Division.
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LataganJune 6, 2013
    12noon cut-off for those have endorsement.
  • Ria 리야 A.
    Applying and renewing passport for government employees is a breeze. Just make sure to bring all required papers plus gsis ecard, you can avail the courtesy lane, assuring a smooth-sailing processing.
  • Mae💖
    Mae💖June 3, 2013
    Need so much patience😱very long line even if u had an appointment online😡same as walk-in!!!!
  • Joyski V.
    Joyski VertudezMay 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It is veryimportant to check every data details in your passport to avoid hassles in your day or time of travel..its better to be aware than be sorry for!... Happy Travel!
  • Bing B.
    Bing BrabanteMay 31, 2013
    Very organized. They have a system to follow.
  • Margi Gale N.
    Processing fee during Saturdays is Php 1,200.00, as compared to Php 950.00 during weekdays. Better to be prepared.
  • HanJam A.
    HanJam A.May 24, 2013
    Guys learn to have discipline. Be panctual, and most of all have PATIENCE!. :)
  • Raffy D.
    Raffy DavidMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a birth certificate from the NSO. www.NSOHelpline.com . Do not try to get them from 'sources'. DFA personnel can tell.
  • Jaime Nel J.
    Done in 45 minutes! Amazing!!!
  • angelo b.
    angelo benMay 16, 2013
    Have your appointment booked early in the morning to avoid long lines, get the 7:00am schedule.
  • Ivy D.
    Ivy DavidMay 6, 2013
    ✅👍 fast lang!
  • Sammy D.
    Sammy D KMay 4, 2013
    The process is fast don't be turned off by the queue.... Best time to play candy crush while in line... Photocopy 1st and last page of passport
  • Yoradyl D.
    Yoradyl DesorApril 27, 2013
    Be sure to print ur appointment paper clearly and completely to avoid hassle.
  • Chai D.
    Chai DañasApril 22, 2013
    Make sure you have the necessary documents photocopied so you won't go back and forth..
  • Regina S.
    Regina SantosApril 17, 2013
    For expresslane/extension/endorsement letter, proceed to GATE 3. Leave early if without an appointment, to avoid long queue. Don't forget to RENEW your passport 9 months before expiration!!!
  • Elbert C.
    Elbert CuencaApril 13, 2013
    It doesn't matter if your appointment is early but it helps to be early for your appointment. There's lots of long waiting to be done, sometimes under the sun.
  • ♛BEVS
    ♛BEVSApril 12, 2013
    So lucky got my passport processed in less than 30mins! Mas mahaba pa binyahe ko. :-)
  • Jay-Anne E.
    Jay-Anne EncarnadoApril 8, 2013
    Three hours minimum so better come with a full stomach and some entertainment for the long wait
  • Alphie V.
    Alphie VillaluzMarch 21, 2013
    rate of processing at 2nd floor, step 3 (encoding and enrollment) is roughly 100 persons per hour. feel free to step out while waiting.
  • Marcus A.
    Marcus AntoniusMarch 21, 2013
    Authentication??? Php 100.00/document
  • Carol B.
    Carol BayotMarch 20, 2013
    So much better than the old office and process! :)
  • Bij G.
    Bij GocoMarch 7, 2013
    ALWAYS photocopy your ID's.
  • Michael M.
    Michael M.February 15, 2013
    Such inefficient service! Glad I only have to do this every 5 years.
  • Ju  L.
    Ju  LFebruary 15, 2013
    Bring jacket, it's cold inside the waiting area.
  • Ju  L.
    Ju  LFebruary 15, 2013
    No food and bottled water allowed inside the bldg.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AsisFebruary 8, 2013
    Bring water and a lot of patience............
  • Rob A.
    Rob AniceteJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    First to come... First to go!
  • Gab T.
    Gab TevesJanuary 17, 2013
    2 person per seat is implemented. "It's more fun in the Philippines."
  • Jude L.
    Jude LaxJanuary 7, 2013
    If you're picking up docs for someone, make sure you have at least photocopy of his/her ID and authorization letter plus your valid ID as well.
  • Eeyan M.
    Eeyan ManzonJanuary 4, 2013
    Don't come in too early. You can actually be a little, just a little, late because you'll have to wait for your turn and fall in a long line even if you have an "appointment."
  • Alto O.
    Alto OcampoDecember 21, 2012
    first and foremost, bring your own Pen
  • JuLius R.
    JuLius RonaLdSeptember 23, 2012
    You cant bring a friend along...
  • Kaye H.
    Kaye HamligSeptember 21, 2012
    Releasing of Authenticated Documents starts at 2PM.. Khit pa super early ka pumila.. 90 days allowable claim of Documents..
  • Lee Ryan Francis F.
    If hungry there is always mcdonalds infront of DFA while waiting for your scheduled time slot:)
  • Jhanna Paula
    Jhanna PaulaAugust 22, 2012
    Its pays to be a government employee + applying with a minor! Super fast lane!!!
  • Jake M.
    Jake ManzanaresAugust 6, 2012
    Make sure you pay the exact and ask for your change since they don't voluntarily give your change unless you ask for it. Modus Operandi...
  • Rei
    ReiAugust 5, 2012
    Contact lenses are not allowed on picture taking. No..not even the clear ones!!! (ーー;)
  • Rick T.
    Rick TamayoJuly 25, 2012
    If you have member of the family working on any govt agency - asked them to accompany you to avail the courtesy lane - much faster and avoid the long lines - just dont forget their govt ID.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TamayoJuly 25, 2012
    For renewal of passport (maroon) - NO need for NSO Birth Certificate just photocopy your first and last page
  • Eric C.
    Eric CapaciaJuly 16, 2012
    The process is still bordering between very slow to very very slow. Bring an IPAD or even a majong table! On an average, you'll spend 2 to 3 hours. www.ericcapacia.com
  • Tracy Q.
    Tracy QueJuly 6, 2012
    Ask your travel agent to help you out! It's faster and It's chaos in there!..
  • Ritche M.
    Ritche MichaelJuly 6, 2012
    Open time!
  • Carlo E.
    Carlo EstradaJune 28, 2012
    Ignore vendors please! They would tell you that open shoes are not allowed. Better ask the guards instead. NO ESCORTS too! :-)
  • Angeline L.
    Angeline LuJune 25, 2012
    Be sure the infos in your form and birth certificate are correct. Bring original i.d.s to be sure and lastly be on time :)
  • Arvy
    ArvyJune 24, 2012
    Make sure to bring photocopies of your documents.
  • Noel O.
    Noel OribioJune 21, 2012
    Avail of the courtesy lane for gov't officials and their immediate family, senior citizens, pregnant women, etc.
  • Len 
    Len June 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For passport renewal, go online and set appointment first. They are strict on this..
  • Leo B.
    Leo BanaresJune 5, 2012
    On Step 2 (payment), if you are in a group or a family, only 1 person is allowed to pay... Just a reminder because they don't explain it before hand.
  • Chi-chi T.
    Chi-chi TiuMay 26, 2012
  • Aurelius Allan F.
    Come early and bring a fan.
  • Philip W.
    Philip WongMay 21, 2012
    You can come earlier than appointment time.
  • Glenn T.
    Glenn TeañoMay 21, 2012
    Be sure to photocopy your passport first.
  • Cris L.
    Cris LandritoMay 17, 2012
    Paying more for travel agency assistance certainly worth it.
  • Ma Joy V.
    Ma Joy VillanuevaMay 16, 2012
    reserve your energy before the schedule! ang haba ng pila!!!
  • Tyng C.
    Tyng ConcepcionMay 15, 2012
    Mahabang pasensya :)
  • Rai-J A.
    Rai-J AranMay 14, 2012
    Service is better now ..
  • Ed 2.
    Ed 2May 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    H a s s l e !
  • DM
    DMMay 4, 2012
    Get the earliest timeslot, bring an iPad or a book, no water bottles allowed. Oh yeah, bring a lot of patience.
  • Yassigraphy D.
    Yassigraphy DApril 30, 2012
    Impressive! No fixers! Dfa cleaned their mess atleast!
  • Yassigraphy D.
    Yassigraphy DApril 30, 2012
    So happy that there r no fixers unlike before ...
  • Mia L.
    Mia LimJanuary 16
    Kaya ang isang oras sa renewal, just make sure to bring the necessary documents plus photocopies of each document (dont worry if ever nakalimutan, may mga nagxexerox naman sa loob ng DFA ) 😃
  • Paulo B.
    Paulo BaronFebruary 10, 2014
    matagalan pa intayan dito. Bring an ipod :) not bad na din dahil dami chix! :) pati katabi ko :))
  • Aubrey F.
    Aubrey FelisminoNovember 18, 2013
    I hope that the fixers will be obliterated. Muntik na ko kanina..buti i brought my brains with me. Sigh! Ang daming pulis sa paligid pero lantaran ang mga hayop na fixers.
  • Ivy Jane R.
    Ivy Jane RosellAugust 1, 2013
    Haba ng pila. Ang bagal.
  • Raine M.
    Raine MendozaJuly 29, 2013
    Yung mic po ng nagtatawag ng pangalan, paki palitan. Ano to? Hulog lima lima sa videoke? At yung taong nagbabasa, pwede paki palitan rin. Yung marunong magbasa ng maayos. Paki ayos trabaho niyo.
  • Marcus A.
    Marcus AntoniusMarch 4, 2013
    Pakitaob ang claim stubs. ;) lols
  • Jude L.
    Jude LaxDecember 18, 2012
    Yung ibang mga employee dito mga feelingero. Ang susungit. Leche! Paginenglish mo naman mga tameme na.
  • Dan Martin D.
    Dan Martin DyJune 18, 2012
    Muntik na maisahan ng mga mangagancho, 600 daw, buti nalang we went straight sa dfa entrance 100 lang pala
  • Les T.
    Les TerJune 8, 2012
    All requirmnts sa net no other wag paloko na need ng pic at affidavit etc
  • Ash M.
    Ash MdbJune 5, 2012
    dapat maaga ka hahaha
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