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At the Philippine Consulate General Dubai.

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How to renew passport at Philippine Consulate General Dubai

 

DUBAI – With travel restrictions easing in the Philippiness, the UAE and the rest of the world, you may be thinking about making that much-awaited trip. But before you do, make sure your passport is at least six months valid.

If not, then it’s time to get your passport renewed. So how do you navigate your way around the service at Philippine missions in the UAE?

We recently tried passport renewal at the Philippine Consulate General Dubai. Here’s our full guide to passport renewal services at the consulate:

1. Go to Philippine Consulate General Dubai website to book an online appointment via the ePassport Portal Appointment.

2. You will receive an email with a QR code confirming your appointment. You will need to show this when you enter the consulate on the day of your appointment.

3. On the day of your appointment, bring your original passport, a copy of your passport detail page, visa page and Passport Renewal Application form that you can download here (they also have printed copies at the counter).

4. Show the consulate security guard the email with the QR code so you will be allowed to enter the premises.

5. Proceed to the checking counter at the entrance. Show your QR code, passport, passport copy and visa page copy. You will be given a new Passport Renewal Application form if you don’t have it. Fill up the form.

6. Proceed to the Passport Processing section. Drop your passport in the box at the counter and wait for your name to be called. When called, hand over your completed Passport Renewal Application form, passport copy and visa page copy. You will also be asked to show your QR code. If all your documents are complete, you will be issued a receipt for consular services. Your expired passport will also be returned to you.

7. Take your receipt and head to the Cashier section. Pay Dh240 for passport renewal. Pay in cash. They only accept cash payments (as of this publication).

8. After payment, head to the Passport Encoding section. Hand over your Passport Renewal Application and receipt. Your digital photo will be taken, followed by your digital thumbmarks (thumb and pointer finger) and digital signature. The encoder will show you the computer screen your passport details (name, birthday, etc) for checking. Make sure everything is correct, including spelling and dates, before e-signing the form.

9. Wait for up to six weeks for your new passport to be issued. Check the Philippine Consulate General Dubai website for the updated list.


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