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Updated June 2022

The passport renewal process can be tedious when you are in a different country. The process might be time-consuming, and also several documents have to be presented for the renewal request to be approved. Similarly, to renew your passport in UAE, specific guidelines have to be followed.  

The Passport Renewal process for Philippine passport holders in the UAE will take place at the Philippine Consulate General Dubai or the Embassy of the Philippines Abu Dhabi.

Keep reading to know more about the requirements, prices, and documents required for the Philippine passport renewal process in the UAE.

Philippines passport renewal online appointment

Filipino expats in the UAE can renew their passports by securing online appointments from the Philippine Consulate General Dubai or the Embassy of the Philippines Abu Dhabi. 

Please note that applicants are recommended to book their appointments at least one (1) year prior to the expiration of their passports.

According to the Embassy of the Philippines in Abu Dhabi, the following categories are not required to secure an online appointment for their passport renewal in the UAE:

Applying for a passport for a Newborn Child

A Report of Birth (ROB) is a requirement before one can proceed with the passport application of a newborn child. You can get the procedure for filling the ROB from here.

Applying for a replacement of a Lost Passport

An Affidavit of Loss of Passport notarized by the Philippine Embassy and relevant requirements must be completed prior to the application for the replacement of your lost passport. You can find out the form for Affidavit of Loss of Passport and its requirements here.

Furthermore, an Affidavit of Loss of Passport for minors notarized by the Philippine Embassy, and relevant requirements must also be completed prior to the application for the replacement of their lost passport. You can find out the form for Affidavit of Loss of Passport (for minors) and its requirements here.

Applying for the replacement of a Mutilated Passport

An Affidavit of Destruction/Mutilation notarized by the Philippine Embassy and other requirements must be completed prior to the application for the replacement of the passport. You can find out the form for Affidavit of Destruction/Mutilation and its requirements here.

Passport renewal at the Philippine Consulate General Dubai

e-Passport renewal (adults)

Philippine passport holders in the UAE, looking to renew their e-Passports from the Philippine Consulate General Dubai, will be required to undergo the following requirements:

  • Must bring a printout of the confirmed online appointment
  • Must make a personal appearance in the Consulate.
  • Must bring the original old passport
  • Will be required to bring a printout of the online e-passport application form with a barcode.
  • A photocopy of the Passport Data page
  • Additional supporting documents that may be required as necessary, especially for applicants with an incomplete place of birth in the old passport, with dual citizenship and with foreign-sounding family names to prove citizenship.
  • All civil registration documents (i.e., birth certificate, marriage contract, death certificate) must be issued by the PH Statistical Authority (PSA), while documents from the PH court must be apostilled by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Additional requirements

In addition to the general requirements for applying for e-Passport renewal, the following categories will have to undergo some additional requirements:

Renewal of brown passports or passports issued prior to 1 May 1995

Philippine passport holders in the UAE, looking to renew their brown passport or passports issued prior to 1 May 1995 from the Philippine Consulate General Dubai, will be required to undergo the following requirements:

  • Must bring a printout of the confirmed online appointment
  • Must make a personal appearance in the Consulate.
  • Must bring the original brown passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3,4, along with the last page
  • Printout of the online application form with barcode
  • Photocopy of Passport Data page
  • PSA-issued Birth certificate to determine the complete middle name of the applicant. Transcribed birth certificate from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) is required when entries in the PSA birth certificate are blurred or unreadable.
  • In case the applicant was born abroad, a PSA-issued Report of Birth will be required.
  • Identification Cards
  • Additional supporting documents that may be required as necessary.
Renewal of green passports or passports issued prior to 1 May 1995

Philippine passport holders in the UAE, looking to renew their green passport or passports issued prior to 1 May 1995 from the Philippine Consulate General Dubai, will be required to undergo the following requirements:

  • Must bring a printout of the confirmed online appointment
  • Must make a personal appearance in the Consulate.
  • Must bring the original passport and photocopy of the last page.
  • Printout of the online application form with barcode
  • Photocopy of Passport Data page
  • PSA-issued Birth certificate to determine the complete middle name of the applicant. Transcribed birth certificate from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) is required when entries in the PSA birth certificate are blurred or unreadable.
  • Identification Cards
  • Additional supporting documents that may be required as necessary.
Renewal of machine-readable passport (MRP) issued in the year 2007

Philippine passport holders in the UAE, looking to renew their Machine Readable Passports issued in the year 2007 from the Philippine Consulate General Dubai, will be required to undergo the following requirements:

  • Must bring a printout of the confirmed online appointment
  • Must make a personal appearance in the Consulate.
  • Must bring the original passport and photocopy of the first and the last page.
  • Printout of the online application form with barcode
  • Photocopy of Passport Data page
  • PSA-issued Birth certificate to determine the complete middle name of the applicant. Transcribed birth certificate from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) is required when entries in the PSA birth certificate are blurred or unreadable.
  • Identification Cards
  • Additional supporting documents that may be required as necessary.
For minor (17 years old and below) applicants renewing PH passport

Minors (17 years and below) looking to renew their passports from the Philippine Consulate General Dubai, will be required to undergo the following requirements:

  • Must bring a printout of the confirmed online appointment
  • Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child), or of the mother (if minor is an illegitimate child).
  • Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / and of the mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)
  • Printout online e-passport application form with barcode
  • Original and copy of the PSA-issued Birth Certificate of the minor. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in the PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
  • A report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA is required if the minor is born abroad
  • PSA-issued Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents.
  • Additional supporting documents that may be required as necessary.
Applicants who availed of dual citizenship or election of Philippine citizenship under RA 9225

Filipino applicants who availed of dual citizenship or election of Philippine citizenship under RA 9225, looking to renew their passports issued from the Philippine Consulate General Dubai, will be required to bring the following documents:

  • Identification Certificate
  • Oath of Allegiance
  • Order of Approval
  • Report of Birth (for those born abroad)
  • Additional supporting documents that may be required as necessary.
Replacement for lost passport

Philippine passport holders looking to replace their lost passports from the Philippine Consulate General Dubai will have to go through the following requirements:

  • Personal appearance of applicant.
  • Accomplished e-passport application form.
  • Three photocopies of the first page of the lost passport (if available).
  • PSA-issued Birth Certificate. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. Report of Birth duly authenticated by PSA if born abroad.
  • Affidavit of Loss executed at the Philippine Consulate General (original and 2 photocopies)
  • Police Report issued by Dubai Police with English translation (original and 2 photocopies)
  • Additional supporting documents that may be required as necessary.

Please note that there will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of the application for the replacement of a lost valid passport.

Processing fee

The passport renewal fees for Philippine passport holders in the UAE, renewing their passports from the Philippine Consulate General Dubai, will be as follows:

  • New e-passport / Renewal – AED 240 (PHP 3,530.35)
  • Lost e-passport – AED 600 (PHP 8,826.20)
  • Lost MRP / Green Passport – AED 360 (PHP 5,295.72)
  • Affidavit of Loss – AED 100 (PHP 1,471.03)

Appointment and collection timings

Passport appointment:

  • Monday to Thursday – 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Cut-off)
  • Friday- 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Cut-off)

Passport Releasing/Collection:

  • Monday to Thursday – 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Friday- 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Passport renewal at the Embassy of the Philippines, Abu Dhabi

Please note that the scheduling of passport appointments is free of charge in the Embassy of the Philippines Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, applicants are recommended to book their appointments at least one (1) year prior to the expiration of their passports.

e-Passport renewal (adults)

Philippine passport holders in the UAE, looking to renew their e-Passports from The Embassy of the Philippines in Abu Dhabi, will be required to follow the steps given below:

  • Book an online appointment for ePassport renewal using this form.
  • Personally appear on the date and time of appointment with the following core requirements:
    • Print the accomplished GOAS Passport Application Form.
    • Current ePassport with a photocopy of the Data Page
    • Passport fee of AED 240 (PHP 3,530.35).
  • Get a priority number at the Information Counter
  • Wait for the number to be called. The processor will check if the application form is duly accomplished and if the requirements are complete.
  • If cleared by the Processor, pay the passport fee at the Cashier. If not cleared, follow instructions given by the Processor and return to the Embassy once instructions are accomplished.
  • Proceed to the encoding section for the capturing of the biometrics.
  • Check the accuracy or correctness of the data while the encoder is typing. Should there be any error in the passport, the applicant will be charged for the subsequent renewal of the passport to correct the error.
  • Wait for 5 to 8 weeks to claim your passport. Make sure to bring your Old passport and receipt in case of cancellation.

Please note that passports can only be released to the applicant unless the applicant is a minor. In this case, the passport can be released to either parent upon presentation of identification.

Additionally, for those who cannot personally claim the passport, they can only authorize immediate family members to claim on their behalf by presenting an authorization letter and a photocopy of any valid identification card.

Additional requirements

In addition to the general requirements for e-Passports, some additional or supporting documents will further be required in the following cases:

For married women who opt to use their spouse’s surname/last name
  • Original and Photocopy of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Certificate of Marriage/Report of Marriage duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila.

Please note that the validity of a DFA authenticated certificate is within five (5) years from the date of its issuance.

For married women who would like to revert their maiden name
  • If widowed:
    • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Death Certificate of the deceased spouse duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. (Original and Photocopy)
    • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Birth Certificate (BC) duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. (Original and Photocopy)
  • If marriage is annulled:
    • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Certificate of Marriage and Certified True Copy (CTC) of Court Order effecting the annulment duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. (Original and Photocopy)
    • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Birth Certificate (BC) duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. (Original and Photocopy)
  • If divorced:
    • Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Divorce Decree duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce was obtained or by the concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines. (Original and Photocopy)
    • Certified True Copy (CTC) of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Marriage Contract with the annotation of the Divorce Decree duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. (Original and Photocopy)
    • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Birth Certificate (BC) duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. (Original and Photocopy)

Please note that the validity of DFA authenticated certificates is for five (5) years from the date of issuance.

Change of name due to legitimation upon subsequent marriage of parents, or as ordered by the Philippine Courts or by the Civil Registrar General
  • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Birth Certificate with annotation reflecting the change of name due to legitimation duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. (Original and Photocopy)

Please note that the validity of DFA authenticated certificates is for five (5) years from the date of issuance.

Change of name due to adoption
  • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Birth Certificate, reflecting the adoptive surname duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. (Original and Photocopy)

Please note that the validity of DFA authenticated certificates is for five (5) years from the date of issuance.

Changes of name in accordance with Republic Act 9048

The Republic Act (RA) 9048 authorizes the city or municipal civil registrar or the consul general to make the following changes in name, without the need for a judicial order:

  • correction of clerical or typographical errors in any entry in civil registry documents, except corrections involving the change in sex, age, nationality and civil status of a person
  • change of a person’s first name in his/her civil registry document under certain grounds specified under the law through the administrative process

The additional document required in this case is:

  • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Birth Certificate with annotation reflecting the change of entry duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. (Original and Photocopy)

Please note that the validity of DFA authenticated certificates is for five (5) years from the date of issuance.

Holders of Brown passports or passports issued prior to 1 May 1995
  • Current passport with photocopy of the Data Page, passport pages 2,3,4 and the last page
  • Any one (1) of the acceptable IDs. You can find the list of acceptable IDs here.
Holders of Green passports or passports issued prior to 1 May 1995
  • Current passport with photocopy of data page and last page of passport
  • Any one (1) of the acceptable IDs. You can find the list of acceptable IDs here.
Renewal of Machine Readable Passports (MRPS, or Passports whose numbers start with “XX”) issued in the year 2007
  • Current passport with photocopy of Data Page and last page of passport
  • Any one (1) of the acceptable IDs. You can find the list of acceptable IDs here.

Processing fee

The passport renewal fees for Filipino passport holders in the UAE, renewing their passports from the Embassy of the Philippines Abu Dhabi, will be as follows:

  • Passport Renewal/ Passport application for Newborn Child – AED 240 (PHP 3,530.35)
  • Replacement of Lost Passport- AED 600 (PHP 8,826.20)

Appointment and collection timings

In line with the UAE’s new workweek, from 3 January 2022, the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi has adopted the following business hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Friday – 7:30 AM to 12 PM

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