DFA Courtesy Lane

Passport application is now being done online for you to get an appointment. No appointment, no entry! But through experience, I learned that there are certain people who can apply for new, renewal or lost passport with no appointment and can be done in less than an hour. Where? At the Courtesy Lane.

NOTE: Please read this post carefully before posting your questions or anything. I have not experienced applying at the Courtesy Lane personally. Everything that I posted here were just based on what I have seen and learned when we had our passport validity extension at the DFA ASEANA. Just wanna share this to every single Juan who is not aware that the Courtesy Lane exists.

Courtesy Lane at DFA ASEANA can be found at the second floor,

Passport Processing Area 2.

RUSH PROCESSING ONLY

Bring your GSIS ID or any VALID ID

List of Valid Govenrment IDs:

- Driver’s license

- PRC license

- SSS Digitized ID

In case you don’t have any of the aformentioned IDs, try to bring any of the following:

- Voter’s ID

- Postal ID

- NBI Clearance

Note: In case you don’t any of the above mentioned IDs, try to call DFA hotline and ask about it.

Who can apply at the Courtesy Lane with

NO APPOINTMENT?

1. Government employee (permanent employee only)

2. Spouse of government employee

3. Unmarried children of government employee

4. Parents of government employee

5. Incumbent elected officials

6. Barangay Elected Officials: Brgy. Chairman, Brgy. Kagawad, Brgy. SK Chairman

7. Retired government employee of not more than 1 year

Who can apply at the Courtesy Lane

WITH APPOINTMENT?

1. Senior Citizens

2. Pregnant women

3. Parents with kids below one year old

    (Sometimes they allow families with kids as long as the kids are not five years old and above. It depends to the guard.)

THREE STEPS

in passport application

at the Courtesy Lane:

Step ONE:

Collection of applications forms and issuance of number

Step TWO:

Checking of passport requirements

Step THREE:

Scanning of documents submitted, encoding of passport information and picture taking

 

NOTE: NO NEED to bring ID pictures because picture taking is being done in a digital way, like in getting an NBI Clearance or SSS ID.

Things to bring for NEW APPLICATIONS:

  • passport application form (can be downloaded online)
  • NSO-authenticated birth certificate
  • original & photocopy of your valid government office ID (back and forth)
  • processing fee of P1,200

Things to bring for RENEWAL:

  • passport application form (can be downloaded online)
  • original & photocopy of your valid government office ID (back and forth)
  • original & photocopy of your old passport (1st & last page + stamped pages)
  • processing fee of P1,200

SIMPLE GUIDES IN APPLYING AT THE COURTESY LANE:

Use Gate 3 across Mcdonalds and show your GSIS ID or government ID.

Walk straight to the building, get inside and go upstairs using the escalator.

Present your ID to the staff on the counter beside the Area 2.

Fill-out the passport application form and return it to them.

Follow their instructions of what to do next.

The queue in this area is shorter and the processing is faster compared to the ground floor, where scheduled applications take 2-3 hours.

You can also download the application form here:  ePassport Application Form

Disclaimer: I am not connected in any way at the DFA ASEANA. So if you have questions that have not been answered by this post, PLEASE CALL THE DFA HOTLINE FOR ANY INQUIRIES. Thank you!

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209 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joy
    Mar 09, 2011 @ 08:00:12

    Good day,

    I need a passport ASAP and I’m a government employee. Altho, I’m just a recently employed one, is the GSIS ID needed? because we still haven’t applied for this. I have a government employee ID. Thanks

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    • G-nang
      Mar 09, 2011 @ 09:50:22

      If you already have your GSIS ID, the better but you can use your company ID since you haven’t got the former. Bring additional valid IDs like PRC license, drivers license and NBI clearance with you.

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  2. Ynah
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 00:37:37

    Greetings!

    My father is a govt employee (DSWD). aside from the passport renewal you mentioned above, what are the other necessary requirements for the courtesy lane? Should my father accompany me? or i just have to bring his ID as a proof?

    Thank you and God bless..

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    • G-nang
      Mar 15, 2011 @ 10:10:50

      I think it would be better if your father would accompany you to avoid any hassle. If you would be renewing your passport, bring the following:
      1. old passport with photocopy of the first & last page of your passport and stamped pages (if any)
      2. at least 2 valid IDs (PRC & drivers license or company ID)
      3. printed dfa form (you can download it from dfa website)

      By the way, you can enter at Gate 3. Good luck!

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  3. Danica
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 12:39:06

    Hi G-nang! thank you for the enlightening facts. they are really most helpful :)

    My mother is a government employee and she will accompany me in renewing my passport, however, we are not sure if there is a courtesy lane in DFA Pampanga so we decided to go to the DFA ASEANA, will that be a problem? My renewing my passport in not the similar DFA office? And will they only accept courtesy lane liners in the morning? how long will the waiting days be po before they release the passport?

    thank you so much for your help, God Bless! :)

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    • G-nang
      Mar 18, 2011 @ 08:28:39

      Hi Danica! You are welcome! ;)

      I don’t see any problem if you would be renewing your passport in DFA ASEANA. Many people from different provinces go there for passport renewal. Not to worry dear. ;) It is better to go there in the morning to avoid any hassle. You’ll be done in 30 minutes or so. Since it is expedite processing (rush), you only have to wait for 5 days. You can also have it delivered to your home in Pampanga if you don’t feel like going back to Manila. ;)

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      • mj
        Mar 24, 2011 @ 07:30:46

        hi, my husband is working in Clark International Airport, him and our 2 kids need to have passports right away, can my husband together with our kids could walk-in?

      • G-nang
        Mar 25, 2011 @ 01:41:13

        Yes ma’am, your husband together with your kids can apply for a passport at the courtesy lane. Make sure to apply in the morning because they do not accept applicants after lunch. Prepare all the necessary documents for passport application. Original and photocopies should be provided. You can also download the application form on this post, print it and fill it out. It will take 15 days for the rush processing.

  4. Danica
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 11:48:29

    Thank you very much G-nang! Somehow, you were able to lift the worries off my shoulder :D Wish us luck on Tuesday! we’ll be going there then. :) Thank you really and continue helping other people with your blog :D God Bless!

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  5. YSA.
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 18:26:58

    hi my brother is a soldier but he is based in another region.. and i need a passport ASAP for my internship this may.. am i entitled of the courtesy lane? can i just bring copies of his i.d and some proof that he is my brother.. thanks,,

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    • G-nang
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 02:53:25

      I am sorry to tell you that you are not entitled to apply for a passport at the courtesy lane. You can only make an application there IF one of your parents is working for the government and not a sibling. So I suggest to set an appointment before it’s too late. Try to visit this link to know if there are still available slots for April. Don’t forget to print the pdf file to be sent via email. You need that to proceed with your application. Hope this helps! ;)

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  6. mj
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 07:35:41

    hi, my husband is working at Clark International Airport,he has GSIS ID and company id as well, him and our two kids need to have passports right away, can he together with our kids could walk-in?

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    • Bugz
      Mar 20, 2012 @ 00:24:39

      Hi, my sister is a government official and she accompanied my brother last year in getting a new passport through courtesy lane. And they were allowed. So, I guess it also applies to siblings. =)

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      • G-nang
        Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:33:26

        Hi Bugz! Thanks for sharing. If they allow siblings of government employees, not only officials, it’s a great news. :)

  7. CIE
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 20:59:19

    Good day!

    I’m currently working in a Local Government Unit here in Cavite as a CASUAL employee. I have with me my GSIS ID. Am I entiltled to use the courtesy lane?

    Thanks!

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    • G-nang
      Mar 30, 2011 @ 05:39:33

      Hi Maria. As far as I know, employees with permanent status can only avail that kind of benefit at the DFA. But since you have a GSIS ID (I just hope that your job status is not indicated there) to present and to prove that you work for the government, I think you can apply for a passport at the courtesy lane. Please drop by here again and let me know what happened. ;)

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  8. Grace U. Salvatus
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 11:25:20

    Hi! How many days will it take to renew my passport using the courtesy lane? I am having a headache thinking of having it on or before May 17. Upon inquiry, passport renewal takes 35 working days before it will be released… Please help….

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    • G-nang
      Apr 06, 2011 @ 13:34:53

      It will take 10 days for releasing of renewed passports at the DFA Courtesy Lane since it is expedite processing (rush). Hope this helps!

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      • Grace U. Salvatus
        Apr 07, 2011 @ 04:02:03

        Hi, Ms. G-nang. Thank you for taking time to reply. I am a public school teacher in Quezon Province. Four of the 2010 Metrobank Outstanding Teachers will have the opportunity to a month study scholarship in Australia. Comments and your enlightening replies give me hope so as not to miss this rare privilege. Keep up the good work!

      • G-nang
        Apr 08, 2011 @ 03:19:31

        You’re welcome Ms. Grace! You’ll have your MA in Australia?! That is AWESOME! I wish you all the best and may you continue touching/transforming the lives of our children. ;)

  9. Grace U. Salvatus
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 13:11:41

    Ms. G-nang:

    Do I need to set an appointment before going to DFA Courtesy Lane?
    As they say, DFA guards will not allow applicants without appointment. I am set to apply for passport renewal on Monday. Thanks a lot and God bless!

    Reply

    • G-nang
      Apr 08, 2011 @ 03:25:14

      No need for appointment when you go to the DFA Courtesy Lane. Use Gate 3, which is across Mcdonalds, show your GSIS ID (if none, use your school/company ID) to prove that you are a government employee. Walk straight then enter the building with the glass door and take the escalator to the second floor. I hope you already printed the DFA application form before heading to the office. ;) Good luck and hope to hear from you again!

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      • Grace U. Salvatus
        Apr 12, 2011 @ 02:51:59

        Hi Ms. G-nang! DFA Courtesy Lane indeed is of great help to government employees. I arrived there at 6:30 in the morning, following all the reminders you mentioned. The guards were commended for their warmth accommodation and smooth processing. At 7:45, we were already asked to fall in line to get our number. I got 7005, meaning 5th to be called for regular applicants (other set of numbers were given to senior citizens). Checking of documents, paying at the counter and photo capturing were done after a very short time of 20 minutes!!! Amazing!!!! Release of passport will be on May 4, two weeks before my scheduled departure…

  10. Grace U. Salvatus
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 02:55:21

    Thank you so much for your help. You are indeed a blessing…. Please keep up the good work for in due time, your work will be rewarded! May the Lord bountifully bless you in return!

    Reply

  11. shiela mhickangarcia@yahoo.com.ph SM7
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 15:31:10

    I am a former Sk kagawad of our town.. Can I use this lane? i really need my passport na po kasi i.. :)) thanks

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  12. weng
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 15:48:00

    Hi Ms. G-nang. My mom is a senior citizen and my sister is only 17 years old. My mom needs to renew her brown passport while my sister is going to apply for a passport. Do they still need to set an appointment before going to DFA or they can both use the DFA Courtesy Lane since she is a senior with a minor child? Also, my brother needs to renew his passport and his daughter’s passport who is only 7 years old. Do they still need to set an appointment? My brother is not married to her daughter’s mom. Thank you and God bless!

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    • G-nang
      Apr 26, 2011 @ 04:16:55

      The DFA Courtesy Lane, as far as I know, entertains Senior Citizen applicants for passport processing. Since your sister, who is minor, needs to be assisted or accompanied by your mom, I think both of them can apply for new & renewal at that lane. Regarding your brother, it would be best if he and his child would set an appointment for they would not be entertained at the Courtesy Lane.

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      • weng
        Apr 26, 2011 @ 16:19:20

        Hi G-nang! Thank you so much. Keep up the good work and God bless you and your family! :)

  13. khulet
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 17:08:48

    gud am…i want to make sure na pwede ang pregnant woman sa courtesy lane? lost passport kasi ako…nawala nung na ondoy kami. at single pa status ko sa passport ko… pa change status na din ako.

    pwede kaya ako dun…thank you i advance.

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    • G-nang
      May 02, 2011 @ 02:31:53

      Hi. I heard na allowed ang pregnant women sa courtesy lane. Lalo na kung obvious, what I meant is malaki yung tiyan… :) Kapag nagpa-change status ka, ammendment yung i-apply mo then bring your marriage certificate from NSO.

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  14. mapc
    May 09, 2011 @ 08:46:46

    Hi, I have a scheduled family appointment next week. Me and my 6yr old son will renew our expired passport and my 2 yr old daughter for new passport. May I know if we can be accomodated in the courtesy lane? If not, can I bring in a yaya inside the DFA to take care of my 2 yr old daughter?

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    • G-nang
      May 09, 2011 @ 10:31:32

      Hi Ma’am. I have heard stories of a few people who went to DFA for passport application/renewal together with their children and claimed that they were prompted by the guard and other personnel to proceed to the Courtesy Lane. But it would be better to ask the guard or the personnel at the schedule verification counter if you can proceed to the Courtesy Lane for you are applying/renewing your passport and the passports of your children as well. Hope this helps Ma’am. ;)

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  15. Kristal
    May 10, 2011 @ 12:40:37

    WOW! You are great. thank you so much. i am really worried about my 3 month old baby where in she is scheduled on may 23 falling on a monday and i have work on that day. Thank God i dont need to re sched her and just go directly on DFA and line up on the courtesy lane. thank you so much. May God bless you more. Keep helping people =)

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  16. shineth
    May 16, 2011 @ 14:20:51

    tnx for this information…it really helped me a lot,actually because of this my passport application together with my daughter Ayesha was hassle free…no on line application needed…NOT SCHEDULE BOUNDED
    tnx because I am a government employee…HAPPY TO SERVE!!!

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  17. Chris
    May 21, 2011 @ 14:33:21

    Hi! I am a single mother and I will get my 6-month old baby a passport. I already got an appointment on June 28 but she needs to have her passport ASAP. Can we use the courtesy lane because I am planning to go to manila next week. We’re from the province. Thanks.

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    • G-nang
      May 23, 2011 @ 08:50:18

      Hi Ms. Chris! Yes, you will be accommodated at the Courtesy Lane. It will do a lot better if you would be able to download the DFA application (form posted on their website) and have it filled-out before you head to DFA office. Good luck! :)

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      • Chris
        May 23, 2011 @ 12:10:06

        Thanks for the reply. Because I’m worried we might not be accommodated at the courtesy lane and they will say just come back on our appointment day.

      • G-nang
        May 24, 2011 @ 05:56:12

        Oops, I am so sorry for I misunderstood what you had said. You will be accommodated at the Courtesy Lane if if you have an appointment for that day, only government employees are entitled for the “no appointment” policy. May I know why your child needs the passport A.S.A.P?

      • rozen
        Sep 15, 2012 @ 14:58:07

        paano po pag wala pa kming marriage certificate ? Pero nakaapelyido nmn po sa father nya ang baby ko. He is from Oman po. Anu po bng requirements needed dun 6month’s old po Ang baby ko

      • G-nang
        Oct 30, 2012 @ 04:25:00

  18. chica fabulosa
    May 24, 2011 @ 03:39:05

    Hi my son is one year old and 5 months, I am wondering if we are still entitled for the courtesy lane? and if ever, can I also apply my renewal if ever we are entitled of the courtesy lane? thanks

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    • G-nang
      May 24, 2011 @ 05:49:58

      As far as I know, applicants applying for passport together with their kids are allowed to do the passport processing at the Courtesy Lane. However you need to have an appointment before you can proceed with the application there. Only those people working for the government are allowed to process their passport application without appointment.

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  19. xedric dane
    May 25, 2011 @ 04:22:06

    hi,
    government po ang stepmother ko. kukuha sana kame sa monday tapos dadalhin na lang ung marriage contract nila ng erpats ko. pwede po kaya un? thank you

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    • G-nang
      May 26, 2011 @ 08:09:54

      Yes, pwedeng-pwede as long as you’re still single. Hindi man kayo magkadugo pero you belong to the same family naman. Good luck! ;)

      Reply

  20. Ritz
    May 27, 2011 @ 09:35:32

    Hi, do pregnant women need to apply for an appointment to use the courtesy lane? can my husband accompany me inside dfa?

    thanks a lot!

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    • G-nang
      May 29, 2011 @ 07:12:23

      Yes ma’am, pregnant women need to apply for an appointment for passport renewal. However, on the scheduled day of application, you might be prompted by the DFA personnel or staff to proceed to the DFA Courtesy Lane for the processing. Chaperones are strictly not allowed unless you also get him a schedule even he will not apply for a passport. :D One more thing, government employees are the only ones who can go to the Courtesy Lane without appointment.

      Reply

  21. Kat
    May 28, 2011 @ 04:42:59

    Would you know what is the cut-off time of the lane? Is it open from 8 am to 5pm? Thanks!

    Reply

    • G-nang
      May 29, 2011 @ 07:15:18

      I am not sure if they accommodate guests til 5pm. Some blogs that I had read say that DFA CL does not accept guests at noon. It would be better to be there early. :)

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  22. Eileen
    May 30, 2011 @ 05:59:57

    Thanks G-Nang for the very informative posts re-DFA courtesy lane.. My husband and I are both working for the government, and our passports will expire by Nov 2011. We would like to renew our passports this week since we have an upcoming foreign trip by July 2011 (hopefully matuloy)..

    thanks for the tips on how to process it.. More power on your site.. God bless!!

    Reply

  23. Kristhel
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 02:14:30

    can i bring a friend at the courtesy lane? he really needs to have a passport

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  24. Kristhel
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 06:22:51

    even if i am a government employee? anyways thank you for your response..

    Reply

    • G-nang
      Jun 01, 2011 @ 13:51:53

      As a government employee, the only person that you can take there for no appointment application is your parents. If you would accompany your friend even if you are a government employee, the staff would not allow your friend to process his application for you are only entitled to accompany your parents.

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  25. Carmela
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 07:49:12

    my dad is a retired government employee, can we still use the courtesy lane? or do we need to set an appointment? thanks! :D

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    • G-nang
      Jun 07, 2011 @ 03:41:18

      If your dad have been retired for more than a year now, he cannot… If he’s already a senior citizen, he can. But he needs to set an appointment first and go to the DFA Courtesy Lane on the scheduled date. :)

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  26. Maxx
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 14:49:07

    Nagretire na po yung mom 3 years ago from NPC, pero hindi naman po naka-indicate sa ID niya kung kailan. Malalaman pa kaya yun ng DFA? How would they know if a government employee has retired for not more than a year? thank you so much!

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    • G-nang
      Jun 11, 2011 @ 05:26:39

      Hi. I have no idea if the DFA can find out that your mom has retired for more than a year. Since may ID pa naman siya, maybe you can use it para makapasok sa gate at ma-entertain ng personnel sa Courtesy Lane but I cannot assure you na walang magiging problema. It would be best if you would set an appointment now and apply on the said date. In less than 3 hours tapos na ang processing… ;)

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  27. Krishna Mayo
    Jun 12, 2011 @ 07:30:43

    Hi! Is the courtesy lane open on saturdays? We are planning to go on June 18, 2011. Thanks in advance.

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  28. kit
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 02:35:49

    gud am po! im currently working at malacañang, pwede ko b avail ung courtesy lane for my bro. he needs to renew his passport immediately. he has sched for renewal pero july 04 p e. kelangan n sana un before mg july. i need some info, please. tnx in advance

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  29. Jed
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 07:44:31

    Gud pm. itatanong ko lang po kung pwde kaming mag avail ng courtesy lane sa pagaapply ng passport para sa aking 4 kids ages 1,3,8,13. at pwde ba rin na kahit walang appointment set dahil we need that urgent. tnxs and more power.

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    • G-nang
      Jun 16, 2011 @ 08:36:24

      Hi Jed, you can only go to DFA Courtesy Lane with no appointment if you are a government employee. This benefit can only be enjoyed by those who are working for the government. In your case, you have to get an appointment first. Good luck!

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  30. marie
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 11:18:00

    Hi G-nang..inapply ko po ang mom ko online so ang sked niya is july 8..ang tanong ko lang po,is yung birth certificate niya, she got a negative result on her birth certicate from NSO, kc daw po sa mga year 1945 negative tlga ang magiging result nila tatanggapin po ba yun sa DFA,kung supporting documents nman niya e yung marriage certificate nila ng Tatay ko and her IDS (senior citizen and GSIS ID)..Thanks po.

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    • G-nang
      Jul 02, 2011 @ 12:53:09

      Hi Marie. As far as I know, kapag new passport application, NSO Birth Certificate talaga ang kailangan. Better to call DFA and ask about the case of your mom. You can reach them at 556-0000 (mon-fri). Good luck!

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  31. Reajoy Ramos
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 03:12:43

    ..helo mam..im a government employee..ask q lng poh qng mg oonline appoinment pa poh ako before ako pumunta jan sa DFA or pwde na poh ako dumiretso sa inyong office kahit wala aqng appoinment certificate..at pwede nalang ako pumila s courtesy lane wth my requirements?…

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    • G-nang
      Jul 02, 2011 @ 13:11:34

      Hi. No need to get an appointment for a government employee like you. Just proceed to the Courtesy Lane through Gate 3 and show your ID.

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  32. aimee
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 17:27:43

    hi! my mom who is a senior citizen needs to be accompanied to process her passport application…. allowed kya ako samahan cia. i already got her an appointment, my worry is baka ndi ako payagan pumasok. ….

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    • G-nang
      Jul 02, 2011 @ 13:17:07

      Chaperones are not allowed kasi. Since your mom is a senior citizen, they may prompt her to go to the Courtesy Lane instead where can she can comfortably wait for her turn on her seat. May waiting area naman outside the building where you can wait for her. If your mom needs assistance, try to ask the guards if you can accompany her.

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  33. nikki
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 05:59:24

    Hello G-nang! My family of 6 including an infant (4months old) has an appointment this coming July. My question is can we all go through the courtesy lane? It would not be helpful if its just the infant and maybe one parent allowed while the others have to take the regular route. That way, the baby would have to wait for mom, dad, brother and sisters just the same.

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    • G-nang
      Jul 02, 2011 @ 13:20:36

      Hi Nikki! I am not so sure if all of you would be allowed to process your application at the Courtesy Lane. Try to ask the guards if it is possible for all of you to go to Courtesy Lane when you get there. Waiting for other family members won’t be a problem because DFA has a waiting area outside the building. :)

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  34. LIsa1018
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 22:55:16

    HI! ask ko lng po kung if I can avail of courtesy lane. my father is a retired PNP. I have a AFPSLAI ID myself since I am also a member. hinde pa po expired yung pasport ko may 9 mos. p sya bago ma-expired pero need po s agency ko n me atleast 2 yrs p s passport and asap po n ma renew ko to. can I go to courtesy lane?

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    • G-nang
      Jul 12, 2011 @ 04:52:37

      Hi. Since your father has retired from working to PNP, you are not anymore entitled to use the courtesy lane even though you have the AFPSLAI ID, which is also not a company ID. It would be best if you would set an online appointment now to get the date that would be more convenient for you. Good luck.

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  35. rica
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 08:41:09

    Hello! I just want to double check, I am applying a passport for my 4-month old baby. I called in DFA hotline and they said we can use the courtesy lane and no need for an appointment. Just go anytime from mon-fri 8am-3pm. Is this true? As I haven’t read any experiences of parents who applied for infant passports w/o an appointment. Thanks so much, G-nang!

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    • G-nang
      Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:21:06

      Hi Rica. Thank you for the trust… But you should take the word of the person you had spoken with because he/she knows the process as well as the rules. That person works at the DFA unlike me. :) Well, what that person told you is TRUE. You can go to the DFA office – Courtesy Lane anytime one weekdays together with your 4 month old baby. But I would suggest to go there in the morning because the office gets crowded easily. Hope this helps. :D

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  36. Win-Win
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 12:02:21

    This is soooo informative…I have a question though… I am a govt employee. Does my husband need to set an appointment before going to the courtesy lane? Thanks in advance… U are much more informative than the guard at DFA! haha! Cheers!

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    • G-nang
      Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:27:12

      Hi there. Your husband is so lucky to have you! :D Since you are a government employee, he can apply for a passport with no appointment at all so are your children. :) About the guards, well you can’t blame them… DFA is actually the one at fault here. They do not disseminate the right information to their security guards, proper training and seminar would do… hehehe. See the guards at the banks? I hope the DFA can also do the same thing…. para naman hindi nasasayang ang oras ng mga taong pumupunta sa DFA di ba? heheheh…

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  37. JOY
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 23:48:43

    hello. My father is an incumbent elected official. ask ko lang if pwede ko ma- avail yung courtesy lane? should my father accompany me? Nasa Mindoro po kasi siya e. :)

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    • G-nang
      Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:37:02

      I am not so sure if pwede kang pumunta nang hindi mo siya kasama but you can try to have a copy of his ID as well as birth certificate (to prove na anak ka niya) bago pumunta sa DFA. Maybe that would do. Good luck and pakibalitaan mo na lang din ako. Thanks!

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  38. Juliet c. Bangi
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 17:17:07

    Good day po. I am working as a college instructor in one of the state colleges in Cotabato Province. Two of my students applied for passport last June 30, 2011 in the DFA Cotabato City for their On-Job Training (OJT) in Israel this September 2011. DFA Cotabato City informed the students that August 11, 2011 will be the scheduled date of their passport release. However, the OJT coordinator in Israel (Agrostudies) informed us that they need the students’ passport immediately to process their VISA this July. Can we ask help through this Courtesy lane to fast track the release of the students passport? The students are government wards (orphans) and all indigent, they are Manabon E. Sante and Jamel R. Guinaopan. Please, help us in this problem so that the students can join the OJT.
    Thank you very much and more power.

    Juliet

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    • G-nang
      Jul 16, 2011 @ 05:37:02

      Ms. Juliet, try to go to the Director’s Office (if there is) and explain the situation of your students. Maybe a request letter from the OJT Coordinator in Israel would help in the early release of your students’ passports. The Courtesy Lane is only for passport application of government employees and their families, senior citizen, pregnant and children.

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  39. edith
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 01:15:04

    hi maam, good day po! i am a Brgy. Kagawad ,planning to renew my passport dis month,.. i have problems with my Gov. ID…mali po yun birthdate na nasa ID ko…magrereflect po ba yun if ever i used the courtesy lane?thanx

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    • G-nang
      Jul 16, 2011 @ 05:38:44

      There’s no problem if your birth date on your ID is wrong. You would be using your ID for getting inside the DFA building and processing your passport application at the Courtesy Lane. :)

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  40. blesya
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 14:57:11

    Hi my father is a senior citizen…need pa po ba ng appointment schedule for him before proceeding sa courtesy lane? he already had an appointment sched pero that was dated : Oct 20,2010, do I need to bring that application form? or download ko na lang yung binigay mo na link for a new form? Please advise and God bless you for your kindness of giving out this tips…

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  41. Mari
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 03:20:57

    Hello! We plan to get my 18mo old son a passport. Can both parents go inside to process the passport, or if either one of us goes with him, can another person (like a yaya or relative) go in too? My son is very active and we’re worried about it, since not one of us brought him out of the house alone. He’s really ACTIVE aka malikot. Thank you so much!!

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    • G-nang
      Jul 26, 2011 @ 09:41:01

      As far as I know, chaperones are prohibited inside the building but they can wait at the shaded area near the gate. I think both parents would be allowed to do the passport processing of their kids since the presence of both/either one of the guardians is required.

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  42. Jhay
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 06:53:25

    Dear G-nang, I’am planning to renew my passport through Courtesy Lane. I’m government employee (Contractual). I have with me a certification stating that I’am a government employee plus my ID.. But I dont have GSIS.. am I still candidate to avail the courtesy lane?

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  43. luz
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 08:16:08

    Hi G-nang, I’m a govt. employee. Sabay kami ng 2 sons ko (9 & 8) na mag renew ng aming passports. Kailangan ba silang mag personal appearance kasama ko sa DFA and how about the pictures that would appear sa new passport, kailangan ba namin magdala na or sa DFA na kukunan? Thanks

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    • G-nang
      Aug 06, 2011 @ 02:53:17

      Hi Luz! Personal appearance is a must otherwise your sons would not be able to have their passports renewed. No need to bring pictures. :)

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  44. Maita
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 05:58:52

    Hi G-nang! may appointment kami dis coming Sept 8 with my son 17 months old , my mother told me she wanted to get a passport too and she is a senior citizen…can we go to the courtesy lane with my son and mother? Thanks

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    • G-nang
      Aug 12, 2011 @ 07:48:20

      Yes, you can use the Courtesy Lane as long as you are with your 17 month old son. You’re mom can also use the lane too but make sure she’ll bring her senior’s ID.

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  45. Ney
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 13:07:57

    G-nang

    Hi! my father’s passport is due for renewal. He’s 68 years old. Can i accompany him inside the DFA? can we use the courtesy lane? can I also use that lane in the renewal of my passport? my father needs assistance cause he can’t read and write. Thank you so much

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    • G-nang
      Aug 17, 2011 @ 02:43:56

      Your father can have his passport renewal at the Courtesy Lane. I am not sure though if he would be allowed to have a chaperone. But since he can’t read and write, they might allow you to assist him. :)

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  46. juliet
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 05:21:05

    do i need to set an appointment to dfa for change status?

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  47. G-pao
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 09:28:18

    Hi! I’m Gino. I need to have a passport right away. My mother is working at Bureau of Internal Revenue. And I don’t know if this courtesy lane works for me if i would go alone, but I have her certification of employment and photocopy of her ID’s as a proof. And when I download the e passport application form, the information required should be in a written form? Your reply will help me alot. Thanks and Godbless!

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  48. Russell
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 11:56:58

    Hi G-nang,

    My wife would like to update her name and status in her passport. Is that considered a passport renewal? Also, we’d like to get our 5 month old baby a passport too. Can my wife and baby be accommodated at the courtesy lane since my wife will be accompanying my baby?

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    • G-nang
      Aug 26, 2011 @ 04:59:46

      It is considered renewal but the date of expiry won’t be changed, only the last name of your wife. She has to pay P100 only for that. If she would go there and would get your child a passport at the same time, they will be accommodated at the Courtesy Lane. No need for appointment. :)

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  49. criselle robes
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 14:14:41

    Hi G-nang,

    i would like to ask if the courtesy lane is available everyday? or there is just a specified day wherein we can use that. thank you…

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  50. Mj
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 04:18:35

    Hi i want po to ask my mother is a public teacher and a senior citizen too and were planning to apply @ dfa pampanga am i allowed to apply in courtesy lane with my m0ther ? Is postal id accepted in applying for passport thanks.!

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    • G-nang
      Sep 06, 2011 @ 10:07:54

      I am not sure if postal ID will be accepted. If DFA Pampanga has a Courtesy Lane, you and your mom can process your application there. It would be better to ask the guards about that lane. :)

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  51. Mj
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 00:27:27

    Thanks for the reply.godbles!!

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  52. mhaye
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 06:28:18

    hi..i just want to know is NBI Clearance is needed for applying thought courtesy lane of the DFA?tnx

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    • G-nang
      Sep 08, 2011 @ 04:50:10

      NBI Clearance is only used as a proof of identification. In applying for a NEW PASSPORT, you only have to bring a NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate (original & photocopy) and a valid ID (original & photocopy) with full name, date and place of birth. Check this link for more details: New Passport.

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  53. lam
    Sep 21, 2011 @ 13:21:44

    hi my mother is a retired teacher and a senior citizen,,,,can she go straight to the courtesy lane??

    -lam

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  54. Monette Galang
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 09:11:39

    Please confirm – Can a senior citizen go directly to the Courtesy Lane without an appointment? In an older post here, I read that the senior citizen can use the Courtesy Lane but needs to make an appointment first. In a recent post, I read that the senior citizen can go straight to the Courtesy Lane, but no mention of an appointment. Pls clarify. Thanks for your reply!

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    • G-nang
      Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:17:08

      Hi! As far as I know Senior Citizens need to have an appointment first and on the day of their appointment, they can go straight to the Courtesy Lane. Only government employees can have their passport application/processing with no appointment at all. Hope this helps!

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  55. sherwin
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 15:03:15

    hi im currently working at a gov’t agency but as a moa worker.. we are not entitled to have gsis contribution.. but i have my digitized id..entitled pa din ba ako even if im not a regular employee?

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    • G-nang
      Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:20:35

      Hi Sherwin. Only permanent employees can avail that benefit – no appointment for passport processing. According to one of the staff I talked to, a GSIS ID needs to be submitted for identification purposes.

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  56. edlyn pasquin
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 08:22:47

    being 6months pregnant,can i process my husband’s application for extension of his passport? sasamahan ko lng nmn kc xa e.pdi kya kme s courtesy lane? hehe…thanks nga pla for the infos…. :)

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    • G-nang
      Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:29:20

      Hi… Yung application of extension of validity of passport, sa Director’s Office. New & Renewal of passport application lang ang pwede sa Courtesy Lane. You’ll only be allowed sa Courtesy lane if you would process your own passport application like renewal.

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  57. lench
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 08:04:54

    my boss is ex councilor his passport was expired can he go straight to the courtesy lane?? what all we need or requirements?what is a requirements of expedite processing he can also go straight to the courtesy lane??

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    • G-nang
      Oct 13, 2011 @ 12:14:50

      Your boss needs to set an appointment before he can process his passport application. Only those people who are currently serving the government can go directly at the DFA Courtesy Lane with no appointment at all.

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  58. Dhel
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 07:13:34

    Hi. Good Day. My Father is Government Employee, he needs to accompany me to apply my passport or just bring his Original & Photo Copy Id’s? Thanks..

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    • G-nang
      Oct 23, 2011 @ 15:03:24

      If your father could accompany you, why not? But if he couldn’t, I think bringing his ID as well as other identification that can prove that you are his daughter would be fine. Though many here have asked but did not bother to share their experience which leads me and the others like you to nothing. I hope you could go back and share your experience. I am pretty sure and confident to say that bringing documents that would prove your relation to your father would do help you to process your application at the Courtesy Lane. Good luck! Oh by the way, I hope you are still single to enjoy that kind of privilege. :)) Good luck!

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  59. MJ
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 08:11:19

    Thanks god soon ill have my passport delivered in to my house bdw thanks gnang bout the courtesy lane me and my mom avail it and it was a breeze no sweat of falling in line but you must me be a govt employee to fit for this privilege..

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    • G-nang
      Oct 23, 2011 @ 14:43:39

      Congrats MJ! And thank you for taking time to go back to my blog and post your experience. I really appreciate it. :)) Thanks much!

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  60. Agnes Grace Iloreta
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 01:49:44

    Good day. My parents (both senior citizens) and I will apply for a passport by next week. My mother wants me to accompany both of them at the courtesy lane. Is it possible that I apply my passport with them or do I need to have a separate appointment online? Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.

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    • G-nang
      Oct 27, 2011 @ 07:19:21

      Your parents need to have an appointment before they can proceed to the Courtesy Lane. They won’t be allowed to get inside the premises of DFA without the appointment. You can accompany your parents only if you are done with your processing because you are not allowed to process your application at the Courtesy Lane. Only government employees can process their applications without appointment at the Courtesy Lanes. Pregnant women and senior citizens need an appointment like the rest but they can process their application at the said lane.

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  61. yayin ramos
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 16:05:29

    we need help G-nang. my passport is expiring in Feb 2012. my dad is an employee of BIR and i need my passport in 5 days. kahit po extension lang ng passport validity, nagbibigay po ba ang DFA? is that even possible? thanks!

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    • G-nang
      Nov 10, 2011 @ 03:44:17

      Hi Yayin. If you need an extension, make sure you have a RT ticket to other country. That’s the only way that you could get an extension at DFA ASEANA. But you can still have the expedite processing of your passport at the Courtesy Lane and wait for 10 days to receive your renewed passport.

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  62. ma rowena galang
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 11:01:44

    hi mam ang mother ko ay senoir citizen 64 years old gusto ko po xa mag ka passport wala po syang birthcertificate …..ano po ba ang mga kailangan nya…pls help po ….rowena galang

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    • G-nang
      Nov 10, 2011 @ 03:46:35

      Kailangan po ninyong magsadya sa NSO para malaman ang proseso sa pag-aaplay ng birth certificate ng nanay ninyo. Hindi ko po sigurado kung maaaring late registration para sa kaso niya.

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      • ma rowena galang
        Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:12:29

        salamat po mam G nang

      • Agnes Grace Iloreta
        Nov 13, 2011 @ 07:23:53

        thanks for your post. It was very helpful in our application. I went there with my parents, and the DFA personnel allowed me to use courtesy lane as I was accompanying seniors. True enough it is better for seniors to have an appointment , as the personnel would gladly accommodate them if they can show an appointment schedule. However, since my mother does not have BC, she used the NSO certification of negative BC, but with an affidavit of two disinterested persons. Kaya iyon we have to go back again.

  63. Nickki Estalle
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 23:57:56

    goodmorning. my mother is a government employee (NSO) i have an appointment today after lunch (1:30) is this ok? coz i read that government employee will not entertain after lunch. thanks so much.

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    • G-nang
      Nov 10, 2011 @ 03:48:46

      Hi. If you already have an appointment, you’ll be entertained at the processing area at the GF. But if you will process the application of your passport at the Courtesy Lane, I am not sure if they will entertain you because they have a cut off.

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  64. Nickki Estalle
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 23:59:58

    i have already my appointment before i knew about this. thanks po.

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  65. Abbhey
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 16:25:11

    Good day!

    Can i accompany my mother-in-law in applying for the passport because she’s a senior citizen & have some difficulty in writing. Thanks!

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    • G-nang
      Nov 29, 2011 @ 06:58:57

      Hi there. It was posted on DFA’s gate that chaperons are not allowed. But you may ask the DFA if they could consider your MIL’s case.

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  66. christopher
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 08:59:56

    hi g-nang! i am government employee. just want to ask, kailangan pa bang magpa appointment ng wife ko kung magpaparenew siya ng passport niya? and.. ia-apply sana namin ng new passport yung baby namin which is only 3 months old.. thanks!

    btw, i’m planning to accompany them to the courtesy lane..

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    • G-nang
      Nov 29, 2011 @ 07:05:04

      Yup, your wife & baby need to get an appointment maliban na lang kung government employee din siya. Sad to say, ikaw lang ang pwedeng mag-avail ng Courtesy Lane and your parents.

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  67. len
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 06:14:26

    hi mam, ask ko lng po from batangas po ako ano panu po papunta dyan sa new dfa office thanks po

    Reply

    • G-nang
      Dec 08, 2011 @ 08:40:34

      Take any bus na papuntang Manila basta dun ka bumababa sa TRT Taft Station. Tawid ka sa kabila, kung saan naandun ang Metropoint Mall. Sumakay ka ng bus na biyaheng Baclaran DFA tapos magpababa ka na lang sa kundoktor. Katapat lang yun ng Mcdonalds.

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  68. Judith Marianne
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 13:04:12

    My tita is a senior citizen but I didn’t get an application for her when I called the DFA. She will be given an application form to fill out when we’re already there? Or should I fill one out now for her? Thanks, I really didn’t understand.

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    • G-nang
      Dec 08, 2011 @ 08:43:40

      Your tita needs to get an appointment first before going to the DFA. The guards won’t let her in without the appointment (will be sent by the DFA through email).

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  69. tess j
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 13:52:42

    Good day mdm G-nang. I am a governemtn employee and my husband plans to renew his passport without prior appointment. Can I accompany him so that we could use the Courtesy Lane being a spouse of a government employee?

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  70. kevin
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 14:46:33

    good day po mdm g-nang tnung ko lg po kung pwd po postal id sa dfa bali po kasi ang requirements lang po na madadala ko po ay nbi,baptismal,nso un lng po tnung ko lang po kng ok nah po bah un? 1st time ko po kasi salamat po..

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  71. rav
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 02:30:44

    pwede po ba isama ang sis-in law sa courtesy lane? tia.

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    • G-nang
      Jan 17, 2012 @ 04:45:21

      Isasama mo ang SIL mo as chaperone? Bawal kasi ang chaperones in DFA premises, they can wait for you sa alloted area near the gate.
      Or kasama mo siyang magre-renew ng passport? If you were a government employee, pwede kang magprocess ng application sa Courtesy Lane as well as your parents, asawa at anak. Sila lang ang pwedeng mag-avail ng benefit na yan. Don’t forget your government ID. :)

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  72. micahoney
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 06:33:27

    we went to the dfa nung 19 together with my son 4 months old and my husband, with my cousins and nephew.. sobrang bilis namin ang appointment time namin eh 1 pm, by 12:30 andun na kmi at pinapasok na. pumirma lng ako dun s me desk na family at nilagay yung name namin.. magrerenew kc ako tska kuha ng new app ung baby ko at husband ko. yung 2 pinsan ko naman together with their son and daughter na minor about 15 years old ang age. sabi ng guard sakin na sa courtesy lane daw ako kc may baby ako. pagpasok namin nakita ko yung mga pinsan ko andun s baba s loob na ang daming tao. sabi ko sumama na lang sila sa akin, kc family naman kmi so sinama ko na sia. pg akyat namin eh 2 numbers na lng at kami na ang tatawagin. after that without any question tinatakan na yung appointment slip namin. kinakabahan nga ako at first kasi postal i.d at nbi.old lng ang dala ng asawa ko together with the school i.d nya dati sa letran, at inattach ko na din yung slip na nagpavoter’s registration kmi..wala pa kming i.d nun. tpos after dat nagbayad na ako tapos picture na. bago nung hihingi ng ako ng que number for picture eh kinausap ako nung mama ang sabi bibigyan nya daw ako ng mas maliit na number kasi 400+ na daw, eh kc may baby ako so binyan nya ako ng number cgro mga 30 na tawag kami na tpos ang bilis lng kc saby saby yung munber s screen. pagtpos na mapituran kami eh ok na deretso na ako sa kabilang room ulit for delivery kc mas convenient yung magpadeliver na lng 120 pesos lng naman galing LBC tpos eh nationwide na yung delivery nila.. so irerelease yung passport namin ng by jan 31. eh pinadeliver ko so feb 1 ko na daw makukuha.. by 1:30 tapos na kami at nag moa na.. thank tlga sa baby ko kasi ang bilis namin..

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  73. ian cruz
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 16:54:58

    Ask ko lng po kung ilang days po ang releasing ng passport pag sa courtesy lane?

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  74. bryan
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 13:17:01

    G-nang i’m a barangay councilor i’m applying for a passport.. barangay i.d lang po meron ako to prove that i am a barangay councilor i also have a nso.. anu-ano po ang mga dadalhin ko for requirement … need your anwer as soon as possible…
    thank you very much…. bryan aban.

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    • G-nang
      Jan 31, 2012 @ 23:54:14

      Bring original and photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate, valid ID. Hindi ko sigurado kung i-hohonor nila yung barangay ID mo. Kung may voter’s ID ka, mas maganda.

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      • bryan
        Feb 01, 2012 @ 02:56:46

        G-nang pero po i-honor nila ung barangay i.d ko to prove that i am a barangay councilor?para makapasok ako sa courtesy lane. pag wala na po akong valid i.d pede po kaya police clerance? thanks po.. bryan..

  75. jen
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 10:32:40

    hi G-nang.. my mom is a senior citizen (79) and paparenew kami sana ng passport pareho.. Mag papa-set ako ng appointmentusing the family application./ Do you think I will be allowed to go with her on the courtesy lane dahil mag rerenew din ako at alangan naman iwan ko sya mag-isa sa courtesy lane?. Do we need to go straight to the courtesy lane building? at san yon.. thanks so much

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    • G-nang
      Feb 23, 2012 @ 05:32:38

      Hi. If family application, I think possible na payagan ka with your sc mom na mag-process ng application sa Courtesy Lane. People there naman are quite considerate. One of the readers here commented that they (her family together with her relatives) were allowed to process their application at the Courtesy Lane because she was with her baby who was also applying for a passport. You may go straight to the Courtesy Lane, it’s located at the second floor, in the other side of the building fronting Gate 3. But you can get inside the main building and head to to the next building.

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  76. hi i need to apply for a new passport because part of it got wet and i need to get new passport URGENT and ASAP am a government employee if i will use courtesy lane how many days will it take to release my new passport they said DFA don't already offer ex
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 03:08:51

    your site really help many people so please help me too…

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    • G-nang
      Feb 23, 2012 @ 05:41:21

      Thank you. I was wondering why your comment was at your profile but anyway, since you’re a government employee, you can process your application at the Courtesy Lane on your appointment. Make sure to bring your government ID to prove that you’re a government employee. I think your passport will be released within 10 days since the processing at the Courtesy Lane is expedite or rush. You may state “lost passport” as a reason for getting a new one. But make to bring an affidavit of loss. Hope this helps!

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  77. bryan
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 13:00:15

    salamat G nang for information… i have a good experience in dfa…

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  78. roussel tan
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 12:41:01

    my grandma lost her passport or misplaced and it is already expired.. what are the rquirements needed to have her passport renew? do we need to bring her at the dfa office she is almost 80yrs of age.

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    • G-nang
      Feb 23, 2012 @ 05:57:14

      Yes, your grandma needs to go to the DFA office to process her application. You need to set an appointment first then she can process her application at the Courtesy Lane through your help. Bring an affidavit of loss and valid ID.

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  79. janet
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 14:06:17

    I;m lucky that I am a government employee, imagine in 30 mins natapos ang processing ng passport ko. Thanks a lot for having I courtesy Lane no need to absent for the whole day to renew my passport.

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  80. G-nang
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 05:13:25

    Oh, I thought naman yun ang gagamitin mo as valid ID. Yes, you can use your barangay ID to prove that you are a barangay councilor. But aside from that, you need to present another ID (driver’s license, prc license, postal ID) for passport application.

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  81. hyd'z
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 07:41:47

    hi ask q lng po kng maiintertain din me s courtesy lane khit d me sr. & pregy kc sbay po kme ng appointment sked ng mom q senior n po xa & she cannot walk nka wheel chair n lng po xa meron din po b elevator dun? tnx…

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    • G-nang
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:02:20

      Hi. I am not that sure if you’d get entertained at the Courtesy Lane. Pero you can ask naman the guards or the information staff at the second floor. When we went there, I wasn’t able to notice the elevator pero I guess meron naman. :)

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  82. gomer giron
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 03:16:01

    government employee po ako, at meron ako niece na iniwan sa akin ng ate ko, both parents are in texas, she needs passport renewal kc kukunin na sya ng ate ko, i.m her guardian nya at i have SPA from my sister..is it ok to bring her at the courtesy lane/ THANK YOU.

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    • G-nang
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:30:27

      Based kasi sa post na nakapskil sa DFA Courtesy Lane, only the parents of a single government employee are allowed. But based naman sa post ni Bugz, nakapag-apply daw ng passport yung kapatid niya through her sister na government official. But if your niece is a minor, papayagan naman kayo siguro. There are times kasi na pwede, sometimes naman hindi. Medyo magulo din kasi yung mga guard.

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  83. mercy
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 08:50:02

    is barangay ID, valid for dfa? they dont accept postal tin or philhealth why?

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    • G-nang
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:39:16

      Postal ID was not considered as valid ID?! I don’t have any idea why it’s not valid. Barangay ID – means what? Are you a barangay official? It would be better to bring your voter’s ID, I believe you have naman right? Here are some of the valid IDs that you can use: NBI Clearance, Drivers Licence, SSS ID or PRC ID.

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      • mercy
        Mar 23, 2012 @ 12:11:09

        thank you sa reply, pwede ba yung old school id ko sa college kahit di ako graduate?may diploma din ako sa high school..ok na ba yun? yung nbi id? di po clearance ha id..pwede din ba un? need your reply please..thanks

      • G-nang
        Mar 24, 2012 @ 14:38:47

        Meron bang NBI ID? Ang alam ko lang is NBI Clearance eh. Wala ka na bang ibang ID aside sa old school ID? Voter’s ID mayroon ka ba?

      • mercy
        Mar 25, 2012 @ 04:10:25

        wala pa nga po akong voters id, mtagal na kasi ako di nakauwi sa min, yung sss id ko mtagal pa po yun marelease sabi after 6 mos pa. ang merun ako old school id from college, nbi clearance, high school diploma, birth certificte from nso, baptismal birth certificate from local civil registrar,, merun po akong id last 2010 pa nung ngatrabaho po ako bilang saleslady…accepted po ba yun? salamat po.

      • G-nang
        Mar 28, 2012 @ 04:37:54

        Pasensya na Mercy, pero hindi ako sigurado kasi old ID na yun eh. Yung PRC ID or Driver’s License nga kapag expired na, hindi rin nila tinatanggap. I guess, mas makabubuti kung dalahin mo na lang yung latest NBI Clearance mo (may photo yun diba?) at birth certificate pag punta mo doon then ipaliwanag mo na lang sa kanila yung sitwasyon mo kung bakit wala kang ID. Kung madadala mo rin yung slip from SSS bilang katunayan na may digitized SSS ID kang parating, dalahin mo na rin. Napapakiusapan naman ang mga tao dun kung talagang alam din nilang valid ang reasons mo. :)

      • mercy
        Mar 28, 2012 @ 11:18:16

        Cge po salamat talaga…try ko lang po for the second time pupunta dun…God Bless po.

    • clay
      Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:54:31

      mercy,nkakuha knb ng passport?kc gnun din case q seo eh.postal id lng meron aq.ng email aq sa dfa.d daw consider un as valid id.so i cancelled my appointment.kainis!sna tom na.

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  84. sheila
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 15:09:24

    hi g-nang! i’m from bulacan and a government employee working in quezon city. i’m planning to have my kids passports renewd this monday. can i have these renewed in pampanga? does dfa pampanga have a courtesy lane for gov’t employees? thank you very much!

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  85. sheila
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 09:46:31

    hi! i’m a gov’t. employee and i had the passports of my children – all minors – renewed today and i just would like to share our experience and share some reminders. we availed of the courtesy lane – it was indeed a breeze! the dfa employees were all very respectful and accommodating!

    you just go through gate 3, show your gov’t. issued ID’s – gsis and and co. id’s – to the guard; go to the 2nd floor:

    A. fill-up an application form – NO NEED TO DOWNLOAD the form as they won’t honor those. they’ll let you fill-up the form stamped “COURTESY LANE”.
    B. get your number from the dfa employees at the 2nd floor reception area – usually they start receiving/checking your documents before 8am. The attachments for the renewal of passports FOR EACH minor: ONE PHOTOCOPY OF THE MINORS FRONT AND BACK OLD PASSPORT ; ONE PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR GOVERNMENT ID’s (GSIS AND CO. ID’s); ONE PHOTOCOPY OF THE FRONT AND LAST PAGE OF THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE’S PASSPORT…
    C. proceed with step 1 – wait for your number to be called and proceed to the window. your documents will be checked; old passport will be canceled and you’ll be issued a receipt.
    D. proceed with step 2 – go to the cashier and pay P1,200/passport. it’d be best if you have the exact amount ready.
    E. proceed with step 3 – picture-taking and data validation. as a gov’t. employee, we didn’t line-up for the number but instead we were told to proceed to counter numbers 45 to 50. just hand over your documents – except the paid receipt/s – and wait for your name/s to be called.
    F. you’ll be checking with the dfa employees as they enter your data on the computer and make sure that all entries are correct and you’re done!
    H. if you wish to have your passports delivered, just proceed to the express delivery station and pay the amount – i think it’s P120.00 per passport.
    I. if you wish to pick it up personally, just claim it on the date indicated on the receipts – usually 2 weeks after you applied – and don’t forget to bring the receipts with you upon claiming.

    i hope this info helps so we all can have a hassle free and convenient dfa experience.

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    • G-nang
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:38:55

      Super thank you Shiela! Your post would really be a BIG help to other readers (government employees) wishing to renew their passports. This is at DFA ASEANA right? :)

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  86. ghie
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 09:51:47

    gandang hapon po contractual po ako x gov. agency peo four years n po, di po b un prob x courtesy lane pg pumila po kmi ng asawa q, xabi po ksi permanent ang req. s pagpila. slamat po

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    • G-nang
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:48:39

      May gsis id ka ba or company id (government agency)? If meron ka ng kagit alin sa dalawa, pwede naman siguro. Yup, mga permanent or regular employee nga ang nakapost dun pero minsan may nakakalusot pa din. :D

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  87. Enrique M. Cortez
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 02:13:34

    I am a govt employee (permanent status), just wandering could i include my 4 year granddaugther in applying for a passport (together with my wife and unmarried daughter. Thanks

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  88. JDee
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:46:02

    hi, i have an appointment on may 10, with my 10 months old baby. I’m 9 months pregnant and I’m not sure if i’ll still be able to wait until may 10, can i go directly without an appointment? thanks!

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    • G-nang
      Apr 28, 2012 @ 02:59:28

      People who can only go to DFA with no appointment are those who are working from the government, so if you’re a government employee you could go there with no appointment at all. But if you’re not, go there on May 10. You can process your application at the DFA Courtesy Lane since you’re pregnant and you’d with your 10 month old child.

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  89. Mae
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 06:26:43

    Hello Ma’am, this has been asked previously but did not got updated… so I am wondering if you have any updates. My mom is a government employee, obviously she has to go to work, is it possible that I apply for passport through courtesy lane without her and just bring photocopies of her company and GSIS IDs? I just want to make sure before I ask her to take a half-day leave or so just to accompany me.

    BTW, thanks for this post. This and the comments are really helpful :)

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  90. MELBETH REBLINCA
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 14:52:35

    magandang gabi po pwede po ba ako pumila sa courtesy lane ang tatay ko po govt employee nasa davao po sya at ako dito sa manila single pa po ako pwede ano pwede ko ipakita na govt.employee yon tatay ko kasi po magrerenew ako ng lost passport.salamat po

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  91. van
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 13:43:10

    Hi.. my mom jst renewed her passport without appointment using courtesy lane, she is already a senior holder.. just want to know if i need to set appoinment for my baby application which is turning 3years old. Can i walk in and use courtesy lane? Thanks

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    • G-nang
      Aug 06, 2012 @ 02:55:42

      Was your mom working the government before? If not, I think it would be better if you could ask your mom how she was able to get in without an appointment. Because as you get in the gate, the guards ask for the appointment slip and check the schedule. They do not allow anyone to get in without an appointment.

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  92. rprojales
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 13:43:55

    Hi.. my mom jst renewed her passport without appointment using courtesy lane, she is already a senior holder.. just want to know if i need to set appoinment for my baby application which is turning 3years old. Can i walk in and use courtesy lane? Thanks

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  93. anony-guy
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 14:38:37

    hello, i’m about to use the courtesy lane tomorrow, thu, with my mom, who is a government employee, is there a way na by monday ay makuha ko na passport ko? I have a letter with me stating my reason for me expediting my application, basically it says that i’m about to replace my co-author in presenting our paper in an international scientific conference, because of her family problems. My scheduled flight is by tuesday. please reply asap, thanx!

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  94. september
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 04:47:44

    Hi G-nang! My husband is a government employee and we are planning to renew our passports this coming week. What documents do we need to bring…(by the way, we just got married last year)?

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  95. Mira S. Christopher
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 05:45:00

    Hi G-nang. Wish you could help me with my simple inquiry. Ive been trying to contact DFA but line is always busy. My concern is about my MRP (Maroon) passport which will expire on 2016 yet. I need to make an Amendment (there is a page for this in my passport) — to change my maiden name and use my husband’s surname. He is an American and I will be migrated to the US soon. My question is, do I need still to make an appointment with the DFA or do I go there directly? Thank you so much. God bless you.

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  96. Lux
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 11:43:18

    very helpful. thanks. :)

    Reply

  97. zdyam
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 07:03:10

    is this blog still active?gusto ko pa kasi malaman if pwede mag-apply ng passport for my newborn baby sa dfa batangas city?thanks po!

    Reply

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