Passport renewal at DFA SM Megamall

Our green passports (kami yata ang nasa last batch na green pa) expired last July and because we’re set to travel on November, we need to have it renewed (maroon passports yey!). I learned that there’s already a DFA Satellite Office in SM Megamall so I decided to try renewing our passports there.

Passport Renewal/Passport Application at DFA SM Megamall:

  1. Set an appointment at http://megamall.passport.com.ph/. Fill out the necessary information and select your appointment date and time. An email will be sent to you, download and print in LONG BOND PAPER the passport application form. You will not be admitted inside DFA Megamall without the printed application form.
  2. Bring all the documentary requirements for new passport applications or for passport renewal. Please refer to the DFA website for the list.
  3. On your appointment day, go to DFA Megamall 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Present your appointment/application form at the gate.
  4. The validation officer will check your application form. Once checked, you will be asked to get your queue number. Wait for your turn.
  5. Once called, go to the corresponding window and give your documents to the personnel. In case the personnel asks for photocopies, there’s also a photocopier inside.
  6. After processing, you will be directed to the payment section at the side.Passport Fees:
    For First time passport applicants:Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00
    Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00For Renewal of passport applicants:Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00
    Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00
  7. At the Encoding section, wait for your name to be called for data and photo capture.
  8. You may opt to avail of passport delivery services c/o LBC so that you won’t have to go back to DFA on the release date. Passport delivery is Php 120.
  9. Sit back and wait for your passport to be delivered.

Total time for my passport renewal experience at DFA Megamall is 2 hours. Our appointment was 4:30 pm on a weekday. Not bad since there are plenty of chairs so you won’t get tired standing. After that, we had dinner at Yabu.

One thing I noticed though is that LBC just leaves the passports to anyone without asking the stub and the owner’s signature. I had our passports delivered at our office address, I got surprised when I just saw an LBC mail at my desk containing my passport. That means the delivery guy just dropped the passport at my office without looking for me or an authorization letter or even a claim stub. Same thing happened to a friend.

DFA SM Megamall Consular Office
7th Floor Megamall Building C
EDSA corner J. Vargas Avenue
Mandaluyong City
Set an appointment at http://megamall.passport.com.ph/ or call 737-1000

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Comments

  1. Hi Badet! I didn’t know that pwede na pala mag-renew sa Megamall! This is good news, mine needs to be renewed din, green pa yung sa akin. I hope pwede dun magpachange ng name para di ko na kailangan pumunta sa Macapagal.

    • Hi Dea, this is fairly new lang. Change name to married name ba? Yup, I think pwede na rin dun. Just bring all the necessary docs expecially the NSO marriage certificate.

  2. Uy wow, this is such a relief because DFA is so far away from where I live and work. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. That’s good news. Now that’s more convenient than having to go to the main DFA office.

  4. I saw this yesterday when I went to Megamall. In Robinson’s Galleria, they’re also open!

    It’s nice to know that the system’s finally upgraded and it’s easier to renew and convenient too!

  5. I’m so glad I read this first! Been planning to have our passports renewed before the year ends, green pa rin ang sa amin ni hubby. Maroon na pala ngayon? :D

    I’ll also have my name changed to my married name, thanks. Planning to get a morning appointment there soon!

  6. Badet, I’ve got an award for you waiting in my blog! :)

    And oh I’m looking forward on meeting you this November! :)

  7. Thanks for this post! Very informative.. :D

  8. wow! great news about the passport renewal in megamall.

    Thank you for this information.

  9. Went there to get my passport renewed. We were told that there’s currently a delay in processing so we were just advised to call (5703231). However, there seems to be nobody manning the line and it just rings and rings without anybody picking up. So much for not going there to verify. I should’ve had it delivered instead. There’s always a catch somewhere when dealing with the government :)

  10. nagrerenew ako ng passport ng parents ko pero bakit wala ako makuhang appointment date..? umabot na ko sa JANUARY 2015… both in SM MANILA and SM MEGAMALL… please advice…

  11. Lourdes D Taboac says:

    called 570 3231 and a certain celine answered the phone. i raised my concern and she said she will return my call after 1 hour. she did not. i kept on calling the two numbers listed in your site but nobody cares to answer the phone.
    i am supposed to claim my renewed passport on june 27, 2014 so i want to know if it is ready by now and if it is, can i pick it up to june 28, 2014 instead?
    please reply to this message if you don’t have the time to answer your phones.
    thank you.

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