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DFA to roll out ‘Passport on Wheels’ to PLM on June 21

Written by Rylan Gabriel Bernardo • Board by Mary Joy Cerniaz | 3 June 24

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in partnership with the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), is set to bring its Passport on Wheels (POWs) service to the University Campus on Friday, June 21.

All students, faculty members, and administrative personnel are qualified to apply for “NEW” and “RENEWAL” applications of the Philippine passport. The POWs in PLM will accommodate a total of 500 applicants on a “first come, first serve” basis.

Necessary documentary requirements are advised to be prepared prior to securing the slots. The documents needed will vary depending on the type of passport application. For the full list of requirements, applicants may view the POWs email sent on their respective PLM email addresses or visit

Interested passport applicants (either “NEW” or “RENEWAL”) may signify their interest through filling out this form Afterwards, the applicants will receive an acknowledgement and they will be informed to accomplish the Passport Application Form and POWs Waiver Form along with the required documents. 

Applicants will then be asked to proceed to the Pre-Registration Site in the campus to complete the process in the DFA portal, where they will receive their schedule and Payment Reference Number. A processing fee of P1,200.00 is required to be paid through DFA-accredited payment merchants. After the payment, another email will be sent to the applicants informing them of their successful appointment.

Two copies of the e-Receipt with Passport Application Form as sent by the DFA after completing the aforementioned steps will be needed on June 21. These shall be attached to the original and photocopied documentary requirements plus the POWs Waiver.

After successful validation by the DFA processor, applicants will proceed to the biometrics capturing, where they will also be asked to pay the passport delivery fee. Applicants’ new or renewed Philippine passports will then be delivered to their addresses. 

Applicants with other inquiries are encouraged to coordinate with the PLM POWs Coordinator Mr. Ryan Jay SM. Cruz (, or through the PLM designated POWs encoder/validator Ms. Leisyl M. Mahusay (

POWs, as launched last 2018, is an initiative by the DFA to accommodate passport seekers through mobile stations that visit schools, municipalities, and government offices.