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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58 replies »

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


      • hi, ask ko lang din po sana, what if first time nyang mag international, pwede ba sya sa OFW lane?


      • I sir ask ko lng sir pwede ko ba jan na kunin ang aking passport Sa Ofw Po ako from Lebanon dito Po ako mag apply renew sa Lebanon nag ka problema lng Po sa Pag gawa ng papel ko kc nilipat ako ng amo Kung babae Sa aswa nya kc sa dubai work nya so Hnd na daw pwede kc oangaylong amo ko na xa savi sa mil am dto ang advice sa kanya need ko umuwi at kunin nya ako agad kc ang passport ko next year matapos kaya renew ko dto salamat sa pag unawa


  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


  13. Pwede po ba mag walk in sa dfa main or robinson galleria last september 2017 po aq umuwi.need q po kasi irenew muna passport q.aply po kasi aq ulit abroad pero wla p aq working visa.pwede n rin kaya aq mkpg renew ofw po aq last year sept.


  14. Hi Seaambassadorph,

    This blog is very helpful especially for OFW like me. I have questions would like to ask regarding passport renewal in DFA NCR (ROBINSONS GALLERIA)

    1. Do you still have priority lane for OFW even at Saturdays?

    2. Are Saturdays counted as “1 business day” in processing passport renewals?

    3. How long is the processing of passport renewal for OFW? I’m worried because I have only 2
    weeks (9-10 business days) leave next month to renew my passport. Not enough days for
    any possible delays.

    Thank you and more power to you.

    Arnold P.


  15. Hello po im a seafarer’s wife,as an immediate family po ba pwede ba kami mag walk in appointment sa rob. Galleria? Sasampa kasi kami nang anak ko dun sa barko nang hussband ko and need marenew yung passport namin as soon as possible kasi hahabulin yung arrival ng barko nila sa singapore port..pls.sana po mapagbigyan kami ng anak ko.


  16. Good morning,isa akong ofw naabutan ng ma expire passport ko ngun mayo lng hirap kc magpa appointment,maari na ba ako magrenew ng wlang appointment?nahohold kc mga apply ko gawa ng expire passport.


  17. Gudday po paano po ako d n po b ako mkakaavail ng special lane.dhil dumating po ako last 2015..pls..reply asap..thank you


  18. Last 2015 p po ako dumating..ngaun need ko pong mgrenew dhil mgeexpired n po passport ko this coming aavail ko po b ung special lane


  19. Hello , ofw family po kami …asawa ko po ang ofw …kasama po nmin sya dito ngayon s ireland.. uuwi po kami ng anak ko dis june or july.. pwede po ba kaming mag renew s ofw lane..wala po kase makuha online appointment punuan n po til sept.. thanks arlene


  20. Good day sir ano po requirements po sa renewal po sa passport isang taon npo kasi akong tambay tas ngayon pinarenew ako ng agency ko


  21. Good day sir/maam.Mahigit 1 year na po aq nakatambay seafarer po ako.magrerenew po sana aq ng passport.. pwede mo ba ako sa maka avail sa special lane


  22. Gud pm poh pano poh pag may 23 2019 poh expired ng passport q need kna pih mag renew pwedi pa poh ba aq jn na wla ng appointment… Slmat poh


  23. Hello Po, ask ko Lang po Kung pwede Po akong magrenew dyan sa pinas ng walang online appointment dto Po ako nakatira sa Japan kapag dto Po kasi ako nag renew sa Japan almost 1 or 1 and a half month po. Pa expired na din Po visa ko dto please give me some advice Naman po🙏🏽


  24. good day po..ask ko lng po kung pwede po magrenew dyan sa inyo yung hindi pa po nkakaalis..mag aaply na po kasi abroad 1 year na expired passport ko..salamat


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