I think I need to write about this because when I Google some Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) phone hotlines and some details for Passport applications. For I need to ask about requirements and appointment details. I am routed to an older blog posts and most of the phone numbers they included in the post were all not working.
I collected all the numbers and started phoning all of them because I wanted to contact DFA Pampanga for our family Passport renewal. Some of the numbers were really not working at all and some were working but no one answered my call. I am patiently dialing all of them until I got one. Those DFA employees whom I spoke with gave numbers until I got DFA Pampanga Regional Office.
Here’s the numbers that were working:
(632) 834-4000 Manila hotline
(632) 651-9436 DFA regional offices hotline (You can call here when you need to ask about other DFA regional offices’ hotline numbers)
(045) 636-00-07 DFA Pampanga hotline
Location: 2F Robinsons StarMill City of San Fernando, Pampanga
If you are going to apply for a new Passport, check this link: http://passport.com.ph/info/requirements/for/new
If you are going to renew your Passport, check this link: http://passport.com.ph/info/requirements/for/renewal (Some requirements varies, depending on you Passport renewal situation) | On my situation, We just have to bring valid IDs and our soon-to-expire Passport.
In DFA PAMPANGA, you don’t need to set an appointment. They entertain walk-in applicants, so, better go there earlier to finish your application early.
On the other hand,
There were DFA Manila offices, you can check it here: http://passport.com.ph/ (you can schedule your appointment here too)
I hope this blog post helped you and have a nice travel in and out of the country! :-) Stay safe!
For all the people who will apply or renew their passports at DFA Pampanga. The site is no longer accepting walk-ins. It is now by appointment. You can book an appointment through on-line, phone call or e-mail. If you want to secure an appointment in person, you have to be there as early as possible to get an appointment date which you will return on your scheduled date.
My husband tried to book an appointment through on-line and e-mail. Though it took awhile before he got an appointment through e-mail. He made an appointment last June 2016 and he was scheduled October and the soonest was September. My advice is, If you urgently need a passport get it now and for the passport renewals, do not wait until your passport reach it’s remaining six months validity. Make an appointment and calculate it from the validity of your passport (use mathematics and common sense on this). Remember, DFA on renew a passport when it reached it’s remaining six months validity.
On the other hand, If the applicant is a senior, infant or pregnant woman he/she can apply as a walk-in but they only accommodate such numbers of applicants for the day. Arrive early and finish in no time.
Here is the link for the 2015 Application form (the site application form is not updated I am not too sure if they still form but you can use this as guide): DFA Passport Application Form
Note: On the second page, you can read all the requirements and guide on how to apply.
For those who wants to book an appointment on-line: CLICK HERE
DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated to DFA or any Government agencies. To all people who were asking me about the release dates, additional requirements, pendings or any other concerns that is beyond my knowledge will not get a reply. Thank you.