Since July 2007, the DFA has been issuing the Machine Readable Passport.
All countries now issue and use Machine Readable Passport (MRP). The maroon-colored MRP contains a summary of data in a format that can be read by a machine thus meeting all the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and facilitates the passport check at port of entry.
Last week, The Department of Foreign Affairs set up a satellite office at the POEA
(Philippine Overseas Employment Administration). Overseas Filipino Workers need not go to the Department of Foreign Affairs consular office in
The processing fee is Php750 and passport will be released after 7 working days. You can also pay Php500 but passport will be released after 14 working days.
The passport application form and guidelines may be downloaded at www.dfa.gov.ph.