A passport is a document issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the Government of the Philippines that certifies a person’s identity, citizenship and permits a citizen to travel abroad in accordance with the law and the rule of reciprocity of every nations.
Last December 3, 2009, being a new ePassport Applicant set an appointment through the DFA’s Passport Application Appointment System just following the procedures and encoding important information’s including my personal email for confirmation and schedule of appointment.
The following day dated December 4, 2009 upon receiving the e-mail confirmation I had prepared the important documents such as National Statistics Office (NSO) Birth Certificate and Original Valid ID (Voter’s ID, digitized SSS ID and original supporting documents indicating full name name, date and place of birth and citizenship) applicable to my personal application. For other requirements applicable to the new applicant(s) can access http://epassport.com.ph/requirements. The next step I did was by accomplishing the Passport Application Form. Other documents required was a printed copy of the confirmation email and original and photocopy of my passport and duly accomplished form.
Other contents in the confirmation email was an information for me to proceed to Gate 3, window 26 or 28 at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Pasay City, Philippines from 10:00 – 11:00 AM dated December 8, 2009 for the processing of my electronic passport. I had preferred the regular processing of my passport with passport fee amounting to Nine Hundred Fifty pesos only (Php.950.00) for 25 working days which is less expensive compared to rush processing fee to the amount of One Thousand Two Hundred Pesos (Php.1,200.00) for 15 working days.
Lastly, I had subscribed to a courier company (optional) within the DFA area for the delivery of my electronic passportt in my employer’s office after 25 working days, whichever is earlier.