Department of Foreign Affairs Branch in Bacolod and How To Process Passport with them

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There are many branches to have your passport made in the Philippines if you are a Filipino citizen. One of these is in Bacolod City. But how can you process your passport and locate Department of Foreign Affairs’ Bacolod branch?

Where is the Department of Foreign Affairs passport processing in Bacolod?

Located at the 3rd floor of Robinsons Place Mall Bacolod, Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

What is their office hours?

It is open from 9am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays, no noon break.

How to get there?

If you are coming from:

  • Cebu via Toledo to San Carlos, you might want to check this link for a detailed information.
  • Guimaras, check out this link.
  • Silay International Airport, you may ride a taxi or a van as soon as you come out of the airport.
Options:
1. Ride a taxi.
2. Ride a jeepney.
Just say that you are heading to Robinsons Place Mall. It is a popular mall in Bacolod.

 

Steps in processing your passport

  1. Book an appointment online through this link. https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment It is a must in any branches of DFA!
  2. Follow what is written online. This is to avoid problems as this is an important identification of yourself in and out of the Philippines.
  3. Go to the branch that you have inputted, in this case, Bacolod on the scheduled date and earlier than the scheduled time.
  4. Follow the steps.
  5. Optional. Make your passport be delivered right at your doorsteps through LBC just inside the DFA office.

How much is the processing in each type?

For First time passport applicants:

Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00

or

Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

For Renewal of passport applicants:

Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00

or

Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

For Replacement of a lost expired passport:

Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00

or

Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

For Replacement of a lost valid passport:

Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00

or

Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

Please take note that there is an additional fee of P200.00 for a lost valid MRRP / MRP or P350.00 for a lost valid e-passport.

Optional service (shipping your passport)

LBC branch inside the DFA office provides you the service of delivering your passport to your house or anywhere you are. Fee depends on the location.

TIPS:

If you are like me who travelled from Cebu to Bacolod and you have a work or need to get back the next day, follow these steps.:
1. Check the bus, ship or plane schedules ( the last trip for example). This will help you manage your time.
2. Be in the site (DFA branch) early. This can make you negotiate to the guard or the staff inside. In my case, the guards were the ones who helped me finished it quicker than the people lining up. I really needed to get back to Cebu, and I said the last bus trip in going back.
3. Photocopy your documents that are necessary. This is to avoid delay and hassles of finding a machine (though they have one inside)

For more information, you may contact them to these details:

 

Tel. No.: +63 (34) 441 2681; 441 2675

Email: dfa_bacolod@yahoo.com
rcobacolod@gmail.com
bacolod.rco@dfa.gov.ph


Reference:
https://dfa.gov.ph/

If you need to get your Philippine Statistics Authority or PSA requirements (birth, marriage, death or CENOMAR certificates), you might want to check out how to make those be delivered at your doorstep.

If you want to stay overnight to hotels near DFA-Bacolod in Robinsons Place, also check this link.

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If you want to go in Bacolod?

1. Visit Silay City  for culture, arts and history fascination
2. Climb the 7 waterfalls in Mambukal Resort
3. Process your renewal of passport in DFA – Bacolod in Robinsons Mall
4. Stay in Bacolod’s hotels that are near to DFA -Bacolod in Robinsons Mall

If you still have time to go to Guimaras Island and explore this place, check these links.

1. Travelling to Guimaras – entry from Bacolod and exit to Iloilo
2. Places to see and Activities to do in Guimaras Island

If you want to explore Cebu, check these links:

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Sarah Jean Buhay enjoys traveling, sharing information about transportation schedules and fares, places to visit and eat and giving her genuine insights for readers. She once moved in Cebu from the suburban of Laguna for almost two years to fully become independent and explore more of herself and her home country, Philippines. When she travels, she tries to stay longer to understand more of the people and the place. She also stayed in South Korea for 2 months, visited Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam for a week and is currently living in Sydney, Australia.

14 thoughts on “Department of Foreign Affairs Branch in Bacolod and How To Process Passport with them

  1. Hi! I booked online first for the appointment. I travelled from Cebu to Bacolod.. so I checked all the bus and ship or flight schedules in heading back home because I needed to go back the next day as I had a work. So that I could negotiate to the people inside even though there was a queue. I went there earlier than my scheduled time then I asked the security guards to allow me. It was faster as they were accommodating to people like me who really needs to catch up the last bus trip. You need to prepare all your documents and photocopy it so that you are good to go when your name will be called. LBC branch is also in there in case you would want to deliver it right at the front of your house. Good luck!

  2. Hello po ask ko sana kasi nag process ako ng passport for my infant son last oct.22.2018.express processing the trafer type po ay DELIVER.i thought 7 working days lang yon.2 weeks na ngayun d pa po na deliver.sagay city yung address ko.

  3. Good day. I would like to ask why is it my passport is not yet delivered? Nag process ako ng passport ko nung Oct. 22, 2018 pa at sabi after 10 working days makukuha na e express processing type naman yon then bakit wala pang dumating sa LBC branch dito sa Kabankalan City? Nung nag apply ako sa DFA bacolod ng passport ko nag approach naman ako sa isang couriers don para ideliver nalang dito. Kahapon dapat ang releasing date ko Nov. 8,2018. I need my passport immediately po sana coz may flight is on Nov. 11,2018 na going to manila mag apply ako sa agency and some of their requirements is my passport. Sana maaksyonan nyo po agad. Thank you.

  4. Hello! thanks dropping by on my blog post. I am sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, this post is just my experience of using their service. For best and quick action, please call their contact details. Probably this is their number +63 34 441 2675

  5. hi po good pm..ask ko lang po ano po ang mga requirements pra kumuha ng passport at ilang id's po ang kailangan tsaka ano pong id's ang valid po at ilang araw,weeks or months po ma magkaroon ng passport po?

  6. hi po good pm..ask ko lang po ano po ang mga requirements pra kumuha ng passport at ilang id's po ang kailangan tsaka ano pong id's ang valid po at ilang araw,weeks or months po ma magkaroon ng passport po?

  7. Good am po ask ko lng ko pwede ko po ba makuha passport ko ngayong martes,kasi po dapat po august 1 kaso,delayed ung sa amin kasi nagkaroon ng probs sa manila,kasi po fligth kuna sa august 8.thanks po

  8. Hi! Sorry I cannot help you. I am not affiliated with DFA. I just wrote what I experienced when I processed my passport with DFA Bacolod to share with readers, like you.

  9. I entered group application for 2 passports but i havent received a reference number of the other one. How can i pay for the other transaction without a reference. I tried to set an appointment again but it wont process because i need to cancel the appointment made. However i wasnt able to receive any application code. Please advice. Thank you

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