Quick Passport renewal in DFA Rob Galleria for OFWs, PWDs & Seniors


Post updated: 28/02/18

The DFA Main and DFA NCR Central Offices both have Courtesy Lane Facility for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who have to apply for / renew their passports at ease.

Read: Passport applicants who don’t have to secure an online appointment

I recently renewed my Philippine passport. Thanks to DFA NCR-Central’s ‘OFW Lane’, I was spared from securing an online appointment.

Here’s what you do when you renew your passport through the OFW Lane.

1.) Upon entrance, you’ll be advised by the guard on duty to log-in your name. Then, he asks you if you’re a land-based or a sea-based OFW. If you’re a seafarer, present your seaman’s book and your current passport.

2.) Proceed to RELEASING section to get the passport application form with an attached queue number.

3.) Fill-up the form, and ready the documentary requirements (see below list).

4. If your turn comes, stand-up and fall in-line to enter PROCESSING section. Inside, present your documents to be verified, and your passport to be renewed for cancellation.

If you correctly filled-up the form, and have complied with all the documentary requirements, the next step is to pay the cashier.

5. Finally, present yourself for the photo capture and encoding of personal details in the ENCODING section. Check the encoded data thoroughly since once printed, rectifying an erroneous passport is costly. Here you’ll be informed of the release date of your new passport too.

Few reminders:

  • The photocopy service is available inside the office. Ask any guard on duty and he will help you find its location.
  • Receive your passport at home, avail the courier service ( Php 160.00 only). Pass by at the courrier service desk right beside Encoding section’s exit door.
  • When personally claiming your passport, don’t forget to bring the previously cancelled one. I’m just not so sure if they’ll release the new one if you forget to bring it so follow what I advised here to avoid trouble.
  • You may want to connect with DFA NCR – Central in Facebook and inquire about the status of your passport. Go to and send a message with your Full Name, Original Receipt (OR No.), and Release Date.

Requirements for seafarers:

Submit original & photocopy of each document:

  • current passport
  • Valid Seaman’s Book
  • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate (SRC) ID or C2/C3
  • Latest Immigration Arrival Stamp (Application for renewal should be filed  within one year from the last arrival date in Philippines.)

* Additional document will be required if necessary.

Passport Renewal Fees, as of this writing.

a.Php 1,200.00 – 10 working days

b.Php 950.00  – 20 working days

Source: DFA

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40 replies »

  1. Hello.pwde po bang mag renew ng passport na walang appointment? Please reply i need it badly ☺ thank you so much!


  2. How about for the new applicants just like us? Is it possible if we can get to the passport one day process since we are new to this passport application? Cause it only says renew? . I just need an immediate reply please.


      • sir ask ko lang kase di ko kaagad na renew passport ko ng 1 year nako dito last march 2 2017 di ko agad na ayos kase nag ayos ako ng bs ko at ng completo ako sea service sumampa kase ako dito sa pilipinas ng 2 month, ngayon kailangan ko ma renew passport ko for us visa tatangapin pa kaya sir kahit mahigit 1 year nako dito. salamat po wala na din kase ako slot makita aalis din ako by end of may. seaman po ako salamat


  3. Hi po. Ask ko lang po if pwede po ba magdirect walk in pag previous ofw kaso 3 years ago na po. Pero meron na po bagong employer so urgent need po para makarenew ng passport. Valid reason po ba un na meron ng employer? Ano po pwedeng ipresent to allpw me na magwalk-in instead na online appointment? Thanks po in advance.


  4. im planning to renew my passport…it is ok if i renew my passport even it is expired on october 2018…


  5. hi tanong ko lang poh 1yr and 1 month na ko dito sa pilipinas pde ba dto na lang ako mag renew ng passport ko sa robinson galleria waiting nalang poh kasi aq ng schedule pra sa medical kaya need na irush yung passport ko salamat


  6. Hi, how about those first-timer seaman/s who do not have the Latest Immigration Arrival Stamp yet? what do they need to present?


  7. magbabakasyon po ako March 20 2018 until April 28 2018 pwede ko na ba irenew ang Passport kahit Jan 2019 pa ang Expiration kasi mahal ang pagrenew ditto sa Saudi. Thanks


  8. Is the Employment contract or OEC really a requirement or even the planeticket only will suffice? I’m going to try my luck tomorrow but I might need to sort out my POEA first which might take a while 😦


  9. Good day! Ask ko lng po if pwede magrenew ng passport sa galleria expired n kc ang passport ko 8 yrs ago now natangap ako sa cruise ship first time ko lng po sasampa ng barko yun seamans book ko wla pa po tatak.. need ko n po kc ng passport ASAP.


    • Congrats for being hired, Michael!
      Here’s DFA’s requirements for u to avail the OFW Lane.

      OFW with sufficient proof of status such as iDOLE Card, valid employment contract (authenticated by POEA), and work visa


  10. Hello…totoo po ba na may one day processing ng passport sa Robinson galleria?
    I mean one day process and release on the same day?


  11. Pewede po bang mag renew. Dahil may apply po ako. Dahil Yong online appointment po ei lahat full na.. Walang time slot.. Pewede po ba urgent need Lang po. Galing na po akong DFA main. Gusto po nila online appointment. Tapos wala naman sila vacant na schedule.. Need ko Lang po talaga ei renew Yong E-passport ko salamat po


  12. I am an Ofw from Dubai i have only 12days vacation and I need to renew my passport can I have it done in less than 10days thank you


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