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My passport will expire in January 2018 so I have this dilemma which I had no idea when and where should I renew my passport. Last July 6, I returned to Palawan and gathered all my requirements to submit. Once passport renewal is done, I’ll post an update.
Passport Renewal in Puerto Princesa, Palawan is Quick and Easy
Earlier this afternoon (July 12, 2017), I went to DFA’s website for an appointment. I was surprised to know that the schedule of appointment was ready the next few days which started last July 17, 2017.
If you have more time and got the chance to fly to Palawan, you better set an appointment here. I am currently staying here as of this writing.
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Requirements for Passport Renewal
These are the general requirements:
- Personal appearance
- Confirmed appointment (you’ll get a notification through email)
- Duly accomplished form (the email you will receive is where you will get the form print it A4 size)
- Most recent expiring or expired passport
- Acceptable IDs at least one (1): for Brown, Green, and MRP
- Other supporting documents as necessary
See more information at DFA Website.
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Update: Here’s I Renewed my Passport at DFA Puerto Princesa, Palawan
My confirmed appointment was on July 17, 2017. The location of DFA Puerto Princesa is at Robinson’s Place Palawan which opens at 10 AM. My confirmed schedule was at 11 AM to 12 NN. Be sure to be there 30 minutes earlier. The office started the day with a prayer and mentioned about National Disability Prevention & Rehabilitation Week for the month of July which we were watching a documentary.
Priority numbers will be given for those people who have an appointment. Everyone is comfortable in their own seats while watching a gag show to kill boredom while waiting.
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Documents I brought with me:
- Photocopy or scanned+printed copy of your passport (1st page and the last page)
- Original passport
- Original copy and photocopy of Birth Certificate
- Accomplished form printed in A4 size paper
A DFA personnel checked my passports and documents, took the printed copy of my passport and handed me over the passport.
Things they need to ask:
- What is your purpose of travel?
- Do you want to pay for express in 10 days (P1200) or regular in 20 days (P950)
- Pick-up your passport or send it via courier (LBC)?
To answer all the questions, my purpose of travel is a vacation. I just paid P950 and will pick up the passport as I will be staying more in Palawan.
Image capture and digitized signature
The last thing to do is the image capture and digitized signature, which you just need to wait for your name to be called and get ready with your smile. Make sure to confirm everything is correct from spellings and birthdate. I finished my appointment within an hour. All I needed is to wait for a text message to confirm that my passport will be ready for pick-up.
Is Walk-in Application and Passport Renewal Allowed in Palawan?
I still don’t know yet as I haven’t seen anyone went to DFA Puerto Princesa for a walk-in application.
Update: No more walk-in applications, please set an appointment.
Seniors and people with disabilities are given utmost priority for a comfortable passport application and renewal.
Got my Passport Already!
Last September 5, 2017, I was able to go to Robinson’s Palawan and picked up my passport. The renewed passport is only up to 5 years, not 10 years.
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37 thoughts on “Quick and Easy: Passport Renewal Appointment in Puerto Princesa, Palawan”
Goodmorning maam/sir may slots bah sa palawan , pa renew po kami nang passport
Hi Hazel, please check the link I provided.
Hi Roxanne. Have you received your passport already? I applied express processing here in dfa palawan supposed to recieve after 7 to ten days its 13th day today and no text receive from them. I really need my passport very badly. Thanks.
Hi Amy, sa 20-30 days ako na 950 pesos.
Hi how many Days you receive your passport?
I got it after a month
I applied July 25,2017.
Ok lang ba kung hindi Puerto Princesa resident? Say taga Manila, then DFA Puerto mag renew?
Yes Pwede as long as you have the appointment.
my dad went there august last yr pr mgrenew ndi nmn xa ngpa appointment
Hi. There’s a new system na po and you need to pay through a bayad center. 🙂
Hi, i noticed you brought your birth certificate even if it’s not part of the requirements. Is it necessary?
I just brought it in case they will look for other identifications. I’ve been traveling anywhere so I always bring it with me.
Do they accept first time passport apllicants as well?
Yes pa appoint ka Lang.
Hi, your appointment was in July but you only received your passport September? That’s 2 months.. Does that mean the 20 day period is not really accurate?
I’m staying in Puerto Princesa so I was not in a hurry to get it.
Need pa po bang mag online appointment kung dyan sa DFA Palawan ako mag renew?
I’m from Manila and planning to set an appointment in Puerto Princesa and will stay there only for maybe 3 days. If I were to have my passport delivered via LBC, would you know how many days it will take if I opted for the 10 days (Express) for it to arrive here in Manila?
No idea po. You need to sign a waiver they will discuss it to you.
Magandang araw po..nag renew po ako nung Jan 3 but until now wla pa pa din..lagpas na po sa sinabing 10 days working..i need my passport badly…this Saturday bblik na po kami ng Germany so pls help me…
Pls help me i need my passport badly…
Lagpas na po kc sa sinabing 10 days working processing …nung January 3 po ako nag renew dyn sa Palawan…maraming salamat po
Please call DFA Palawan po.
Miss Editha, After how many working days po ninyo nakuha ang passport niyo? I noticed 15 working days na kayo naghihintay when you posted on Jan 24. Pinadeliver niyo po ba sa LBC?
Good evening Ms. Roxanne. i send my email add already for my appointment in renewal. i need it on April. badly needed. is there a vacant January until February? thank you very much.
Where are you from? What’s the nearest DFA near you?
Puerto Princesa City Ms.Roxanne.
Puntahan mo na Lang ang office po.
Helo rox. I will fly to palawan for my passport.i would like to ask .mahigpit ba sila sa mga ids.i dont have enough valid ids.tnx
hi ma’am, on day process lang po ba yan? or kailangan talaga magstay pa ng ilang days sa puerto if taga manila ka? salamat! 🙂
Set an appointment. After you finished the process either you can fly later afternoon or evening or the next day.
HI po tanong kulang po pag yung old passport po DFA zamboanga tapos mag renew sa DFA Palawan ok lang ba?
Kasi full po yung slot sa zamboanga kaya yung nkuha ko na appointment DFA palawan po?
please reply po or email nyo po ako [email protected]
Hi Albwen! pwede ka mag renew ng passport mo anywhere in the Philippines. So yes, if you found it in Puerto princesa, sa DFA Palawan ka na mag renew. NO problem.
Hello maam, ang confirmation po ba ng appointment for (NEW) is on that day of your chosen date for appointment po ba? or just 5days ay mag send na po ng confirmation?
Confirmation of appointment is on the day you chose the date of appointment. They will send to you the confirmation once you PAID. They change their system na po.