How to Renew Passport in DFA Cebu?

Every ten years, Philippine passports expire and need to be renewed. Issuance of new passports are done at any office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

In this article, I would like to layout the process of renewing passports in DFA-Cebu as of September 2017.

1. Gather the necessary documents. Here's the list.

  • Duly accomplished application form. Here's the link to the downloadable blank form.
  • Most recent expiring or expired passport
  • At least 1 valid picture ID and at least 2 supporting documents to prove identity

List of Acceptable IDs

Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:
  • Digitized SSS ID
  • Driver’s License
  • GSIS E-card
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • Digitized BIR ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
    • Old College ID
    • Alumni ID
    • Old Employment IDs

List of Supporting Document

Old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant, at least 2 of the following
  • PSA Marriage Contract
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
  • Government Service Record
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Digitized Postal ID
  • Readable SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
  • Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (please attach receipt)
  • School Yearbook

2. Go to and set an appointment.

3. Go to DFA Cebu in Mandaue City, bring all the above requirements, and pay the passport fees. 

Passport Fees

  • Regular (30 days): 950 Pesos
  • Expedited (20 days): 1200 Pesos

DFA Cebu Location

  • Address: Pacific Mall, MC Bacalso St Corner U.N. Ave, Estancia, Mandaue City, 6014 
  • Phone: (032) 520 5898

4. Come back to the scheduled date of release. Bring the claim stub and receipt.


  1. hi..i would just like to ask if pwed lain na tao like father ang mukuha sa akng passport for the releasing?
    thank you.

    1. Hi tinuod 2 ka valid id ila requirements?

    2. Hi tinuod 2 ka valid id ila requirements?

    3. Hi tinuod 2 ka valid id ila requirements?

    4. possible. The requirement says just one valid ID and 3 supporting docs. But supporting doc may include an ID. So technically, you can provide at least 1 ID given that you have 3 non-ID supporting docs.

  2. hi kinahanglan na ang online karon sa pag renew

  3. No available schedule.. tsk! tsk! tsk! how long has this been, three four months?

  4. hi..dli njud pwed mag walk -in lang? wla njud slot for Nov. nya ako deadline to have the passport ky Dec.2..huhuhu.bahala nlng unta wlay katulganay ug linya bsta ma process lng jud nko ako renewal..super impt.huhuuhh

  5. Hi i been trying to make an appointment but why i can't click in the available date onlly the fully book date. I really need to renew my passport
    Please help!!

    1. Hi. As for checking there's no.more available slots in Cebu dfa. Maybe that's the reason

  6. Enjoy the convenience of prioritized application processing by booking a slot for your passport application in any of the DFA's participating Regional Consular Offices, Satellite Offices, or Philippine Embassy/Consulate abroad.

    -- it's not convenience at all...butangan pa lang ug comment area or suggestion page ilang system nga gihimo para makabaw sila nga daghan nahasol sa ilang paagi.

  7. hi admin, i need to renew my passport, but it loOks like no slot available, but can i pay first the transaction fee while waiting for the slot?

  8. Hi
    Walay priority line for balikbayan ofw sa cebu?way available slot for appointment sa month sako bakasyon nya 3weeks rapod aq bakasyon.

  9. This inconvenience of DFA PROCESSING is a way for them to redirect the concrent to the trqvel agency. Sorry for this but this is a form of corruption. This shoudl be addressed to the Government it self..

  10. CALLING THE ATTENTION OF DFA SEC. ALAN PETER CAYETANO this problem of DFA cebu is getting worse and Too bad WALK-IN is no longer possible. How about the CONCERN of our Seafarers whose schedule of Passport Renewal is in Rush.. How about if the schedule of deployment is Next month and the Appontment availability is after 3-4 months..

  11. ask lang ko when ang available schedule for renewal passport ?

  12. Hi just want to ask po sa dfa cebu pag kukuhanan ko din po passport 1yr old baby ko.. Need ko pa po ba magpa appointment?or ok lang n wala na.. Dalawa nmn po kami kukuha.. May courtesy lane daw po kc for 7yrs.old and below

    1. Mao sad na ako pangatana kay magkuha unta kog passport sa akong baby, pwede ba sad kaha makakuha ang parents.

  13. Ibalik nalang unta tong maglinya oi, gi negosyo naman hinoon ning slots sa DFA. Maypa tong magbuntagay nalang ug linya kesa magpaabot pakag 3 months b4 magka avail ang Slots. tsk tsk inconvenience jud ni ba

  14. Hi, mag renew unta ko sa amoa passports. Sa akoa anak which 10yrs old. Akoa question is, tinuud bah na if Pwd no need appointment nah? Ang case sa akoa anak is intellectual disability (late development). Naa nuun me document from her doc. Salamat In advance sa reply God bless

    1. NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED for the following:

      SENIOR CITIZEN and one (1) travel companion
      PERSON WITH DISABILITY (PWDs) and one (1) travel companion
      SOLO PARENT and his/her minor children
      MINORS SEVEN (7) YEARS OLD AND BELOW and his/her parents and minor siblings
      OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (land-based, or seafarers)
      You may avail of the OFW LANE or COURTESY LANE at DFA Aseana or at any DFA Consular Office to apply for your passport.

    2. Sir pwd po ba yong walk in sa cebu? Seafarer po ako..

  15. Hi. will be grateful to anyone who can reply.

    i want to renew my passport and change my surname to my husband's surname. do I need red ribbon authentication for my NSO/PSA-issued marriage certificate?

  16. I want to renew my passport. What is requirements?

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