Passport Application Procedure

Effective 02 January 2019, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) will facilitate the issuance or renewal of Philippine passport BY APPOINTMENT.

Before making an appointment, please check first the MECO business hours and holiday schedules.

Renewal of passport may be made as early as one (1) year but not later than six (6) months before its expiration date.

Only the following persons are not required to secure an appointment when applying for or renewing their passports:

  1. Senior citizens (60 years old & above);
  2. Persons with disability;
  3. Pregnant women;
  4. Minors seven (7) years old and below with his/her parents and minor siblings; and
  5. Caregivers accompanied by their elderly ward.

To secure an appointment, please follow the following procedure:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Passport Appointment” at the upper right portion of the webpage.
  3. Click “Register” at the bottom right portion of the log-in box.
  4. Fill-out all the required information for registration.
  5. Check the box on the “Privacy Policy & Terms of Service”.
  6. Click “Register” again.
  7. Read the “Schedule of Appointment” and click the box to signify your agreement to the Terms and Conditions of the online appointment facility of MECO.
  8. Click “Start Individual Appointment”.
  9. Fill-up the application form.
  10. Choose your preferred date, time and the MECO office you want to go for your passport application.
  11. Complete the application form.
  12. Click “Print Form”
  13. Bring the application form and the other requirements on the appointment date and venue.

If you want to cancel your appointment, sign-in to your account and click the “Appointments” tab located at the left corner. Click “Cancel”.

For the list of requirements, please click here.

Passport Application Schedule:
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Passport Releasing Schedule:

Releasing of new passports: 3 weeks - 3 months from the time of renewal

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM