A passport is one of the most important documents that we should have. Aside from its purpose of proving our identity, it is also vital when we are planning to go abroad. However, if you’re not in the Philippines and your passport got expired, you are wondering how will you be able to renew your Philippine passport abroad. If you wanted to know-how, this might help you.
Making sure your passport is valid and not expired is a must. You should be responsible to always renew your passport at least a year or a minimum of 6 months before it reaches its expiration date because renewing passport abroad takes more processing time than when you’re in the Philippines.
Depending on what country you are, but sometimes processing a passport renewal takes more than 3 months, so keep an eye on when you’re going to renew your passport to avoid any problem in the future.
Who Can Renew Philippine Passport Abroad?
- Dual Citizen
- Lost Passport
- Damaged Passport
- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) with a passport that will expire in a year or less
- OFWs that have visa pages that are running out
- Married woman abroad who wanted to change their surname
- Widows or annulled woman who wanted to use their maiden name again
What are the Requirements?
- Accomplished Passport Renewal Form
- Government Issued ID (2)
How Much is the Passport Renewal Abroad?
Depending on the country, but usually the passport renewal regular processing payment is amounting $60 and it will take 28 up to 60 business days or more.
How to Apply:
- Photocopy all your documents beforehand
- Set an appointment with the embassy or consulate
- Go to the Philippine embassy or consulate with consular jurisdiction over your current state of residence
- Submit all the requirements needed and wait for them to check it
- Once verified, proceed to the encoding section
- Your biometrics data and photo will be taken
- Make sure to check all the details to avoid any problem
- Proceed to the payment section and pay for the fee
- Once done, they will assess you and will give you an estimated date on when will you receive your passport
- Wait for your passport to be released
Things to Remember:
- Personal Appearance is a must
- Dress Appropriately
- No Heavy Make-Up
- Do not wear jewelry
- No Colored Contact Lenses
- Do not bring a companion
- Claim your passport once released to avoid cancellation
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