Renewing your Philippines passport could be a necessity as well as a requirement. And if it’s that time of the year where you require your passport to be renewed, then read ahead.
Remember, if your passport is about to expire, please don’t wait further as you might not be allowed to travel elsewhere.
Here’s how you can get it renewed in less working days at the Philippines Consulate Dubai.
- Get an appointment:
Book your appointment at the Philippines Consulate Dubai by choosing as per the available dates.
You’ll have to register an account or login with your own existing PCG account, after which you will receive a confirmation email once the appointment is booked.
It’s strongly recommended to always book your appointment 2 months prior to your desired date. This is to avoid the long waiting queues.
- Required documents for the renewing of your passport:
- Along with your old passport, you shall require the e-passport application form.
- Two copies of your passport’s information page and residence visa page.
- Printed copy of your appointment’s confirmation email.
- Passport sized photographs
- For married women – Marriage contract by NSO is mandatory.
- Appearing for your appointment.
Make sure you arrive 30 minutes before your actual time of the appointment scheduled. Upon arrival at the consulate, put your passports in the tray and then wait for your name to be called.
After your name has been called, provide all the documents that are required, after which you will be sent to the payment room.
- Make your payments.
Once you have submitted all your documents, proceed to the payment room and pay AED 240 for the renewal of the passport.
- Fill up the COMELEC registration.
Once you make your payment, you will have to proceed to COMELEC registration where you will fill up the form.
- Passport encoding area
The next step is you will be directed to the passport encoding area where you will have to submit your documents, bio-metrics, digital signatures and photographs.
- Releasing of your new passport.
Your old passport and the copy of the receipt, will be handed over to you. It takes around 4-8 weeks for the entire renewal process, and for the issuance of your new passport in hand.
Make sure you do NOT lose the receipt of your payment as it will be collateral required by you, while collecting your new passport. Along with your receipt, always carry your original & valid Emirates ID along with your old passport.
Now the question is how would you know if your passport is ready for pick up? If you’ve applied for a new passport, and want to check the status of the passport, it is easy to go on the online link and check rather than having to go to the embassy again.
Click the link to check the status: http://dubaipcg.dfa.gov.ph/services/passports/available-for-release
We recommend to watch this video to understand the whole procedure.