Have your passport even been delayed due to payment failure?

Do you wonder how much you should pay for your passport?

Are you confused about payment methods?

In this passage, you will find out the answers and solutions. Learning about passport fees in the Philippines and making sure there is money in your bank account can make sure you fulfill payment successfully. The Philippine passport cost is decided by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and it differs in passport types and application locations.

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Philippine Passport Cost

Philippine passports are only issued to Filipino citizens. In the Philippines, citizens aged 18 and over can apply for a 10-year adult passport while minors get a 5-year one. 

New Passport Applications

Here is a list of new passport processing fees in different conditions. Please note that it takes 12 business days to process regular applications while expedited applications take 6-7 business days. When applying from outside the Philippines, it takes 28-60 days.

Philippine passport fees for adult’s passport and child’s passport are the same. According to DFA, newborns and children below 8 years old, as well as their parents and minor siblings, can request a courtesy lane which is considered an expedited service and costs PHP 1200.

DepartmentRegular ServiceExpedited Service
Aseana and Consular Offices (Inside Metro Manila)PHP 950PHP 1200
Consular Offices (Outside Metro Manila)PHP 950PHP 1200
Foreign Service PostsUSD 60 (PHP 3320)/

You have to pay an extra fee for delivery which varies from place to place. An extra service fee might be added for online payment. 

Old Passport Renewal Fee

Filipinos who hold an expired or about-to-expire passport should apply for renewal. In this case, the processing fee is the same as first-time applications. Please note that renewal applications for lost expired non-ePassport or lost valid ePassport will be considered as new applications.

Filipinos outside the Philippines are allowed to renew their passport in a Foreign Service Post in their host country. It takes USD 60(PHP 3320) to renew abroad and up to 2 months (28-60 days) to receive it because all Philippine passports are printed in the Philippines and shipped internationally to you.

Moreover, applicants might be charged passport revolving fund (PRF) fees which means service fees for processing and issuing passports in special considerations, denial or issuance after hours. It will be up to 250 pounds(PHP 17527). 

Lost or Damaged Passport  Replacement

There would be additional penalty fees if you cannot submit your current passport or it has been damaged. 

  • Lost valid Passport – penalty of PHP 350
  • Lost expired Passport – penalty of PHP 350
  • Frequently lost Passport – penalty of PHP 350
  • Mutilated and/or damaged passports – a penalty of PHP 350

How to Pay for Passport Fee in Philippines

DFA launched an ePayment system with which applicants can fulfill payments before going to the DFA site.  Only when you pay for the Philippine passport fee will your appointment be confirmed.  And it should be paid within 48 hours after receiving the reference number in your email. The passport processing fee is non-refundable even if your application is rejected. The Payment Center will charge PHP 50 for the convenience/service fee. Each reference number can only be used for one transaction. That is to say, if you filed more than one application, you will receive a few reference numbers and please pay separately for them.

DFA Passport ePayment simply goes through 4 Steps:

  • Visit passport.gov.ph and read the instructions carefully.  Make sure to choose a DFA Consular office and processing type (expedited or routine) you want because it decides the passport processing fee. Remember to mark the reference number sent to your email.
  • Visit the authorized payment centers (listed below) to fulfill the payment.
  • Print out the appointment packet sent to your email which includes schedules, bar code, appointment reference number, and e-receipt number.
  • Attend the appointment with a printed copy of the confirmed passport appointment packet and other supporting documents.

The authorized payment centers are:

  • Bayad Center
  • EcPay
  • Pera Hub
  • Robinsons Business Center and Department Stores
  • Waltermart Department Store
  • 7-Eleven
  • USCC (Western Union)
  • Villarica Pawnshop
  • Credit/Debit card

After fulfilling the payment, an email will be sent to you which contains documents that should be taken to attend the appointment, such as a checklist with your schedule, confirmed application form, and payment receipts.

Benefits of the DFA ePayment System

Electronic payment is getting more and more popular and here are the reasons why DFA launched it.

⏰ Time-saving

Applicants used to wait in a long queue in the DFA office to pay for the Philippine passport processing fee. Nowadays, they can do that by pre-paying it in a chosen payment center. It simplified the payment process and saved time for both applicants and the DFA officers.

🙋‍♀️ Prevent Applicants from Being Absent

Those who have booked an appointment but did not visit the DFA office are called “no-show” applicants. In this case, an available booking slot is wasted. When they have to pay before an in-person visit, they will try every effort to attend the appointment in case of forfeiting the pre-paid fees.

👨‍💻 Process More Applications

As the payment has been done before going to a DFA site instead of at the counter, each application will take less time than before. Therefore, the officer can accommodate more applicants every day, which helps to shorten the waiting time for your passport.

🚫 Prevent Fixers

Fixers used to cut in line and do under-the-table transactions. However, as the e-payment system is introduced, they can no longer cheat and break the rules.


Now you can see Philippine passport fees range from PHP 950 to PHP 1200 for first-time applications, renewal and replacement. It can be higher if there are penalty fees and service fees. The processing fees are not refundable whether your application is approved or not.  Acceptable payment methods include cash, credit card, debit card, company check or money order payable to the Philippine Consulate. No matter which method you choose, it is suggested to pay the exact amount in case of being denied. When you ask for passport delivery or notarization, the passport fees might also change.

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