My new passport is here. Yay, time to rock the world!

I applied for my new passport in DFA last Nov. 27 for change status / last name and just hired 2Go Courier Service to claim it on my behalf and be delivered at our place. Talking about convenience.

We completed the Application process in DFA Manila in less than 3 hours, getting in as early as 7 AM. Good thing husband is with me and we were able to pass through Courtesy Lane. Total damage cost P1,200 for the e-passport and P99 for the courier service.

Some noticeable difference is that the old passport is green, while the new one is maroon. Although, I’d really like it to be black. There is a microchip embedded in the cover, I guess for machine scanning. So, I’d be extra careful then not to bend it over during our trips.

Philippines New E-Passport

You can still get the ordinary passport which is less expensive. Although, rumor has it that the use of old passports will be terminated by 2010.

Check out the Department of Foreign Affairs website for Application requirements. Avoid the long queue by making an appointment at the Consular Services. Appointments for Renewal of Machine Readable Passport & E-passport are offered at DFA Website.

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  1. anthony (Reply) on Thursday 10, 2009


    Just want to ask if how many days it takes to get your e passport? Thanks

  2. Mari (Reply) on Thursday 10, 2009

    Hello Valeri,thanks for posting..i want to know the requirements u brought with u as u change ur status in yer passport as am applying as well for epassport..thanks

    • havenhunter (Reply) on Thursday 10, 2009

      Hi Mari, I only presented 2 valid IDs, my old passport and NSO certified marriage certificate. There’s an online application for renewal to save you up from waiting time where you can go directly to another courtesy lane for online applicants. Smile

  3. ruel (Reply) on Thursday 10, 2009

    hmmm looks the same as the machine-readable version. could one still provide his own passport photo on the e-passport?

    • havenhunter (Reply) on Thursday 10, 2009

      Hi Ruel,
      Own Passport photo is still required when you submit your application. No bearing with the new passport though since they will use the impromptu shots taken from their machine after submission.

  4. ruel (Reply) on Thursday 10, 2009

    awww sayang naman. by experience kasi (or is it just me) eh di maganda photos taken from cams ng government agencies like sa LTO hehe. thanks for the info Smile

  5. ish (Reply) on Thursday 10, 2009

    What are the requirements to be submitted in order for me to apply for philippine passport? I’m still 17, and I wanted to have my passport…

  6. kelly (Reply) on Thursday 10, 2009

    question lang natupi ung first page ng passport ko ung page na may pic.. ah valid pa ba yun.

  7. kelly (Reply) on Thursday 10, 2009

    ung tupi niya nsa lower right side at lower left side nung page. naiwan ko kasi sa loose na bag ko kya natupi.

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