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    DFA: How to Apply for Passport Validity Extension: Fees and Appointment Schedule

    You'll be traveling abroad soon and you realized that your password will expire within six months of your departure, to which you cannot depart due to the six months validity rule of your foreign destination. You head over/inquire at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the earliest passport renewal schedule and you get at least two months

    Worse, even if you get an earlier passport renewal appointment, the very efficient guys at the DFA cannot deliver your passport due to passport printer issues and huge backlogs.

    Solution: apply for a passport validity extension for free, for a maximum of one year, subject to evaluation

    Procedure on How to Apply for Passport Validity Extension

    1. Confirm with DFA ASEANA or various DFA Regional Offices for appointment schedule for passport extension. This post is for the DFA NCR-Central, Office of Consular Affairs
    in Robinsons Galleria mall in Quezon City. Other malls in NCR with DFA offices are SM Megamall in Mandaluyong and

    Passport extension applications are processed in the afternoon at DFA Robinsons Galleria, after the 150 passport applicants are done, with priority given to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)

    Robinsons Galleria Lingkod Pinoy Center where the Department of Foreign Affairs, Office of Consular Affairs office accepting passport applications and extensions are processed


    2. At DFA or OCA office, line up for the Passport Application Form and queue number issuance
    3. Fill out passport application form and queue at the Verification Counter to submit the form
    4. Proceed to cashier (passport extension fee is free/gratis but a necessary step)
    5. Wait for another 30 minutes for the release of passport with extended validity stamp

    Passport validity extension stamp on a new passport extension, similar to a VISA stamp


    In Summary (Rant mode):

    How to Apply DFA Passport Extension:

    1. Visit DFA Aseana (near SM Mall of Asia) or any DFA Regional Office
    2. Line up for the Form (which the bright people of DFA hasn't thought of making available online) and queue number
    3. Line up again at the Verification counter to submit the form (wait for your queue number to be called)
    4. After checking your verfication documents, and signing of logbook
    5. Proceed to cashier, just to stamp that it's free as in gratis
    6. Wait for 30 minutes for your name to be called
    7. Receive your passport extended validity with a stamp

    Total Time Wasted: FOUR freakin' HOURS due to government inefficiency of huge passport printing backlog

    Other DFA Regional Offices:
    Angeles City, Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, GenSan, Iloilo, San Fernando (La Union), Legazpi, Lipa City, Lucena, Pampanga Robinsons StarMill City of San Fernando, Pampanga Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga

    Related Posts:
    OFW OEC Scam
    DFA Passport Application in SM Megamall and Robinsons Galleria
    Green Star Express

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:16 PM,

    2 Comments:

    At Dec 28, 2015, 6:49:00 PM, Anonymous the-worldwide said...

    Very informative post. Thanks a lot for sharing.

     
    At Aug 26, 2016, 5:07:00 PM, Anonymous PizzaPeppa said...

    Very detailed informative post. Do you know if this is still good for 2016? Also what reason did you give the DFA? Would travel-related work issues suffice? Because I read at their website they only allow people with dying relatives to have a passport extension now.

     

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