Almost all people have passports. In the Philippines, millions of passport holders are using this. Passport is a required document if you would like to travel or work abroad. Application before was so drastic. Numerous requirements were also needed to accomplish before you can completely file your application. Setting an appointment was also difficult due to traditional processes.

Gone were the days where Filipinos had to set an appointment and wait for a couple of months before they could apply for new and renewal of passport in the Philippines. This turnaround time was changed to give way for OFWs undying effort to the national development. With the help of technology, the processing of renewal of passport is tremendously easier than before. Now, it is hassle free and very much convenient. For OFWs, here is the great news for all of you.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has been streamlining and continuing to develop the services it provides for local Filipinos and OFWs. Passport as a courtesy and appreciation to the hard-works of OFWs, DFA wishes to remind all OFWs who are employed either land-based and seafarers, and returning OFWs that they do not need to secure an online appointment anymore in order to process the renewal of their passports. This is in line with the improvement of DFA Passport Appointment System that was implemented to prioritize OFWs. As a matter of fact, DFA NCR Central (Robinsons Galleria) has a dedicated special lane and courtesy lane to rush passport application for OFWs.

Please be reminded that all applications will be entertained and land-based OFWs and seafarers must file their passport application within 12 months upon arrival in the country. Processing of renewal applications for all OFWs walk-in applicants is from 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN only. Queuing before 6:00 in the morning is not allowed, not necessary and is not advisable.

Here are the easy steps for a fastest passport application.

The following requirements to renew passport must be presented:

A.Passport Renewal Requirements for Seafarers
A.1 Philippine passport
A.2 Valid Seaman’s Book
A.3 Valid Philippine Government-issued IDs

B. Passport Renewal Requirements for OFWs
B.1 Philippine passport
B.2 Proof of Overseas Employment
B.3 Valid Philippine Government-issued IDs

Please make sure that all information are correct before filing. After the submission of the complete requirements, pay the necessary fee for passport rush application fee of ₱1,200.00 and the releasing will be on the same day. Before leaving the premise, make sure all information printed are correct.



  1. Thanks for the consideration but pls. be specific sa requirements hindi yung paisa isa una hahanapan ka ng OFW information with stamp from POEA then pagnakakuha at re asses ka nla hahanapan ka naman ng EOC. sana lng mag bigay kayo ng maaga at sapat na infomation hindi yung pinapabalik balik nyo yung mga OFW.

  2. Good Day,
    I recently came back from abu dhabi. Exit na po. Tanong ko lang kung pwede pa din mag walk in kahit walang standing application. Mag expire na po kasi ang passport ko November 2018. Gusto ko lang po makagrenew before mag apply ulit.

    Salamat po

  3. Have a good day po? My passport will be expired on November 2018 and still hoping my employer allows me to have vacation in Philippines. My 2 years contract will be finished same on November 2018, 1st timer din po ako na OFW po. Madam/Sir kung sakaling makauwi po ako para marenew ko po passport ko po meron po bang OFW lane sa Marquee mall Angeles Pampanga or sa SM Pampanga po? dahil tga Tarlac po ako para po sana mas malapit…looking forward for your positive response. Thank you po.

    • Hi Ever8 thank you for your question, you have to renew your passport at nearest philippine embassy in your place before your finish contract. The standard validity date before you can travel is six months from expiration date of your passport.

      • Good day to you…Thank you very much for the reply. Uwi po ako Pinas po sa katapusan po bale pinayagan po ako magbakasyon Pinas para po marenew ko po passport ko po…ask po uli sana sa inyo po kung meron po ba tayong OFW courtesy lane sa DFA Pampanga or sa Angeles Marquee mall po? Hoping for your favorable response po. Thank you.

  4. sa march po ang vacation ko and only for 2weeks, is it possible na makuha on the same day na mag renew ako? Thank you very much

    • Hi Vanessa, no not possible to get your passport at the same day, but you can request for rush processing of your passport so you can get it with your 2 weeks vacation.


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