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Updated August 2023

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 E-passport 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 E-passport online application form with barcode
  • Two photocopies 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 3,637.34)
  • Lost e-passport – AED 600 (PHP 9,093.36)
  • Lost MRP / Green Passport – AED 360 (PHP 5,456.02)
  • Affidavit of Loss – AED 100 (PHP 1,515.56)

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 the 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 3,637.34).
  • 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.

In case applicant is a dual citizen
  • If the applicant possesses dual citizenship from birth (i.e. one parent is a Filipino while the other parent is a citizen from which the applicant’s other citizenship is derived, or has both Filipino parents but was born in a country that applies for jus soli citizenship; etc.)
    • Original and photocopy PSA-authenticated Birth Certificate/Report of Birth
  • If the Filipino citizenship was reacquired or retained as specified in RA 9225
    • Original and photocopy of identification certificate issued by a Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP) or by the Bureau of Immigration (BI)
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 3,637.34)
  • Replacement of Lost Passport- AED 600 (PHP 9,093.36)

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

Philippines passport renewal VFS

In November 2019, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and VFS Global signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish the Passport Renewal Center (PaRC) at Dubai’s Wafi Mall. Aimed at simplifying the passport renewal process for Filipinos abroad, PaRC serves as an alternative hub for countries in the Middle East with high concentrations of Filipino workers.

DFA-authorized, PaRC accepts electronic passport renewal applications without record changes. While operating independently, the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai supervises PaRC’s operations, ensuring stringent application monitoring and passport quality control. This collaboration underscores a commitment to efficient and secure services for Filipinos abroad.

Adults

The Passport Renewal Centre offers its assistance to individuals aged 18 and above seeking to renew their ePassports, provided that there are no modifications required for the details on the biographical page. Passports issued to adults will remain valid for a period of 10 years.

Listed below are the necessary documents for the renewal of your passport as an adult:

  • accomplished Online Application Form for Dubai or Abu Dhabi
  • original passport
  • photocopy of current passport and visa

Please note that applicant’s personal appearance at the Passport Renewal Centre is required.

Minor

Passports for minor applicants aged below 18 will be issued with a validity of 5 years. During the application process, a minor must be accompanied by one of the parents.

Below is the list of required documents for renewing the passport of a minor:

  • accomplished Online Application Form for Dubai or Abu Dhabi
  • original passport
  • photocopy of current passport and electronic visa copy/Emirates ID
  • original and copy of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issued Birth Certificate/Report of Birth of minor
    • transcribed Birth Certificate from the Local Civil Register is required when entries in the PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable
    • UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) Birth Certificate can be accepted only if:
      • english version issued by MOH and not translated
      • with the full name of the minor as per passport with no single discrepancy
  • photocopy of passport and visa of both parents
  • marriage contract/report of marriage of parents issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), if available (married parents)

The minor applicant needs to be personally present at the ePassport Renewal Centre. A parent must accompany the minor during this process.

For applicants in Abu Dhabi, please note the following guidelines:

  • Both the child and one parent must be present during the application. However, only the mother can apply for the child’s passport if the child is seven (7) years old or younger.
  • If the father is filing the application, you must provide a Certificate of Marriage/Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), which should be duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. Please ensure to include both the original and photocopy of this document.
  • Certificate of Live Birth/Report of Birth from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is a mandatory requirement for the application. Please submit both the original and photocopy of this document.
  • Attach one (1) photocopy of the data page from either parent’s passport.

Application process

To renew your passport through VFS Global, follow the steps below.

  • Begin by downloading the application form, filling it out online, and printing the completed form. Bring the printout with you to the ePassport Renewal Centre for submission.
  • After completing the online form, schedule an appointment at the ePassport Renewal Centre for biometric information collection, including fingerprints and a photo. An appointment confirmation will be sent to your email.
  • Each member needs an individual appointment if applying as a family or group.
  • Pay the passport renewal fee in person at the ePassport Renewal Centre using cash or card. Payment is made during your appointment.
  • Submit your completed passport renewal form in person at the ePassport Renewal Centre.
  • Receive email/SMS notifications for updates on your application status.
  • Use the Reference Number from your invoice/receipt and your last name to track your application status online.
  • Receive your passport from the ePassport Renewal Centre by presenting the original receipt and old passport.
  • Check if all the data on the new passport is correct before leaving the ePassport Renewal Centre.
  • If you’re 13 years old or older, sign the third page of the passport upon receipt.
  • Minors (12 years old and below) should leave the signature section blank.

You can authorize someone else if you can’t personally collect your passport. Provide the authorized person’s name, a photocopy of their ID, and the original authorization document.

Application fees

The passport renewal fees for Filipino passport holders in the UAE renewing their passports from the VFS will be as follows:

  • passport renewal fees: AED 240 for each applicant
  • PRF: AED 20 for each applicant
  • VFS service fee: AED 91.75 for each applicant

Do note that the passport renewal application fee, equivalent to the fee at the Philippine Consulate General, can be paid using cash or a credit/debit card. These fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and are non-refundable.

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