Beginning April 1, 2017, all U.S. citizens renewing an adult passport may now choose between TWO OPTIONS when submitting their application form (DS-82) and passport to the Embassy.
Option 1: Book an appointment on the U.S. Embassy website. You, or a designated representative, will need to appear for your appointment date with the completed DS-82 application form, recent 2”x2” photos on white background (no eye-glasses), and $110 passport fee. If you are sending a representative on your behalf, the representative must have a written, signed authorization letter from you, authorizing the representative to apply and make payment for a passport renewal on your behalf.
Option 2: Follow our current mail-in process by sending the completed and signed application and your prior passport to the U.S. Embassy. All mailed-in applications must now include a U.S. dollar demand draft made out to “U.S. Embassy Manila” in the amount of $110. If an application is sent without the enclosed U.S. dollar demand draft, the application will be returned to you and will not be processed. Currently, we can only accept demand drafts from any of our three participating local banks: Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI), Security Bank, and Banco De Oro (BDO).
Our no-walk-in policy for adult renewals still applies except for those who have a valid emergency travel in less than two weeks. For such cases, the person is advised to walk-in to the American Citizen Services (ACS) section with the confirmed flight itinerary, plane ticket or medical records (if urgent travel is due to a medical emergency) and will be carefully assessed if the request warrants an emergency passport issuance or not.
For specific information on adult-renewal process, please visit our website: https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/renew-an-adult-10-year-validity-passport/