Public Advisory: On the Resumption of Expedited Passport Processing 

08 March 2021 – The Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) informs the public that Rush or Expedited Processing of Passport Applications in the Philippines have resumed as of 1 March 2021.

Applicants may choose rush or expedited processing when making an appointment in the Passport Online Appointment System (OAS), and an additional fee of PHP 250 will be added on top of the PHP 950 passport processing fee. Applicants who have already booked and paid for regular processing may request rush or expedited processing on the day of their appointment and pay the additional PHP 250 at the cashier in the Consular Office.

Following the resumption of the rush or expedited passport processing, the release dates for passport processing are as follows for those collecting their passports in person or through an authorized representative:




DFA ASEANA & Metro Manila

Pick Up

5 Working Days

12 Working Days


10-12 Working Days

15-17 Working Days

Luzon COs

Pick Up

7 Working Days

14 Working Days


10-12 Working Days

17-20 Working Days

VisMin COs

Pick Up

8 Working Days

15 Working Days


13-15 Working Days

20-22 Working Days

Applicants who wish to renew or apply for passports may do so by booking an online appointment at Passport appointment slots are limited by the maximum capacity of applicants and personnel allowed within our Consular Offices, in compliance with prescribed health and safety protocols, particularly physical distancing measures.

Those with urgent or emergency travel needs are advised to send an email to DFA-OCA through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the nearest Consular Office (visit for details) for early accommodation. Please make sure to present proof of urgent travel so our Consular Office can assess your request properly.

The DFA-OCA prioritizes the safety of the public and of its personnel, and we appreciate your understanding as adjustments are made to operate under the “new normal” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. END