DFA Passport Courtesy Lane

Need passport within 2 weeks? It’s just a breeze getting this thru COURTESY LANE at Department of Foreign Affairs Passport Appointment building at Pasay City. You don’t need to get an appointment online because you just have to walk in and get your documents ready.

You are eligible to process your new passport or renew your old passport at DFA Passport Courtesy Lane if you are one of the following:

Regular government employees

must present original and photocopy of either of the ff: GSIS UMID ID, Civil Service Registry or Service Record

Qualified dependent of government employees

legal spouse, parents or unmarried children

Retired government employees

one year availment upon retirement

Incumbent elected officials and barangay level

must present original and photocopy of recent Oath of Office/Certification from COMELEC and official ID. For barangay level, only the following are entitled: Barangay Chairman, Barangay Kagawad and SK chairman

You have endorsement from House of Representatives or Senate

must first secure endorsement from the Department Legislative Liason Unit (DFA-DLLU) before lodging their application to the Courtesy Lane

Media Personnel

must first secure endorsement from the Office of the Public Diplomacy (DFA-OPD) before going the Courtesy Lane)

You have referrals made from DFA employee

limited to 3 referrals per month, must secure proper endorsements duly signed by the Assistant Secretary and Administrative Officer of their respective offices. Only original copies will be accepted for verification purposes. Photocopy of DFA employee’s valid I.D./government agencies official’s Department I.D. must be attached for verification purposes.


7 years old and below

Senior citizens

60 years old and above


genuinely disabled with PWD I.D.s


visibly pregnant with medical certificate

Here are the steps on how to secure your passport at DFA Passport Courtesy Lane:


Upon arriving, go straight to the guard at gate 5, just present your letter of endorsement from DFA or tell that you’ll go at the courtesy lane.
Go to the 2nd floor and ask the personnel at the lobby. Present your application form and wait to be called after 10 minutes.


The personnel will call the applicants one by one and give them card numbers. Go inside the Passport Processing Courtesy Lane and wait for your turn.


Give your documents to the personnel at the window of Processing section. The verification will take up to 5 minutes.


Then proceed to the Payment Section and pay your processing fee.

-P950 for regular processing
( 15 days working days excluding weekend)

-P1200 for express (7 days working days)


Upon payment, wait for your number to be called at Data Capturing/Encoding Section. This part took us 4 hours due to long queue of applicants.  My advice: eat your lunch and just return after an hour or two. Foodchains such as MCDO & Greenwich are lining across the DFA building.

applicants waiting for picture taking


After picture taking, you may approach the Delivery section just outside the Passport Enrollment Center if you opt for passport delivery. You may skip this part.

applicants availing the passport delivery


Just pay P150 for delivery charge. Your passport will be delivered to your address one day upon the release date.

citizen’s charter

If you’ll process your passport during Mondays, expect more applicants, so better come during midweek. Don’t forget to bring your NSO Copy of Birth Certificate which is the main requirement.

Happy trip!





  1. Is the children of barangay kagawad can also avail the courtesy lane ages 10 and 9..Thank u please reply.

  2. Hi Ms. Raquel, as long as they are accompanied by their parents who are barangay kagawad, they will be listed to courtesy lane. So the children and parents must apply at the same time. 🙂

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