How to Renew Philippine Passport in the UAE: 2021 Comprehensive Guide

Philippine Passport Renewal in UAE

Philippine Passport Renewal in UAE photo by Roy Javier via Unsplash

Guide to Renewal of Philippine Passport in the United Arab Emirates

Team Out of Town Blog Hub (www.outoftownblog.com) – For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) one of the most important things they need to ensure while working abroad is to renew their passports. Thankfully, we have embassies and consulates all over the world so that Philippine passport renewals can be more convenient. If it’s your first time to renew your Philippine passport, you’re on the right page. Here, we’ll discuss in detail the step-by-step guide on how to renew a PH passport in the United Arab Emirates.

Philippine Passport Renewal in UAE photo by Roy Javier via Unsplash
Philippine Passport Renewal in UAE photo by Roy Javier via Unsplash

How to Renew your Philippine Passport in Abu Dhabi

If you’re working or living in Abu Dhabi, you can easily book a passport renewal appointment with the embassy. Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Book a passport appointment through https://auhpe.checkappointments.com/

Note: Since slots are limited, please check the availability of appointments frequently from Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Step 2: Go to the embassy on your appointment date and bring the following:

Step 3: Get a priority number from the Information Counter.

Step 4: Wait for your number to be called. A Processor will check your application form and requirements.

Step 5: Once cleared, pay at the cashier. If you weren’t cleared, follow the Processor’s instructions and return to the embassy once accomplished.

Step 6: Proceed to the Encoding Section and have your biometrics captured.

Step 7: Verify your details for accuracy. If there are any passport errors, you will be charged for the subsequent passport renewal.

Step 8: Wait for 5 to 8 weeks to claim your passport. Upon claiming, bring your old passport for cancellation and receipt.

Note: Visit this link to check if your passports are ready for claiming.

Notes:

  • Book a renewal appointment at least one year prior to your passport expiration.
  • Unclaimed passports beyond six months will be sent back to DFA Manila for disposal.
  • If you’re not available to personally get your passport, only immediate family members may claim on your behalf. Have your authorized persons bring a photocopy of their valid ID and authorization letter.
  • For minor applicants, their parents may claim on their behalf. Please bring a valid ID.
  • For married women who opt to retain their middle name, a marriage contract is not required.
  • There is no fee charged when booking an appointment.

Renewal of Philippines passport in Dubai

For those living or working in Dubai, the Philippine Consulate General is where you may renew your passports. Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Book a passport appointment renewal through this link. You may opt to choose between the Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in Al Qusais 3 Dubai or at the ePassport Renewal Center (PaRC) at WAFI Mall.

Step 2: Once you get a confirmed online appointment, save the QR code.

Step 3: Go to the chosen renewal site on your schedule and bring the following:

  • Old/expired original passport
  • Accomplished ePassport application form and OAV form
  • 2 photocopies of the passport data page
  • Additional supporting documents (if applicable) on cases such as applicants with an incomplete birthplace, dual citizenship, and foreign-sounding surnames to prove citizenship
  • All civil registration documents (birth, marriage, death certificate_ must be issued by the PSA, while documents from PH court must be apostilled by DFA.

Step 4: Check the passport releasing appointment portal to see if your passports are ready for claiming.

Step 5: Proceed to the Releasing Section in Mabini Hall C, C3 at the Consulate General to claim your passport. Bring the following:

  • Confirmed appointment for passport release
  • Old passport
  • Original receipt

For those who cannot personally come to claim the passport, you may authorize a person to do so for you. Please present the following requirements:

  • Authorization Letter (if the representative is an immediate family member)
  • Special Power of Attorney (if the representative is not an immediate family member)
  • Print-out of confirmed appointment
  • Old passport
  • Original receipt
  • Original and copy of valid ID of the authorized representative

Notes:

  • All unclaimed passports after six months shall be canceled.
  • Do not double book an appointment. Multiple bookings may lead to cancellation.
  • For delayed passports of more than 6 weeks, you may email passport.releasing@pcgdubai.ae
  • To check the latest updates of passport releasing, log on to the website every Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • There is no fee charged when booking an appointment.

Have you tried having your passport renewed in the UAE? How was your experience during the pandemic? Share your experience with us below in the comment section!

Sources: DFA Abu Dhabi, DFA Dubai

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