Renewal of Philippine passport in UAE

At the moment my passport is still not renewed. I am just waiting for 24th of June to go the Philippine Consulate in the Dubai, UAE. I booked the schedule via email to the good consulate’s “Yahoo! Mail” address. :) At least they tried to be hi-tech right?

They should definitely stop using a free email service like Yahoo! Mail for important public matters like – passport renewal.

I noticed that a lot of people are actually looking for details on how to renew their Philippine passports in the UAE. I can only speak of how it is in Dubai, since I am currently residing in Dubai.

I do not think that people come to the Consulate in Al Qusais as early as 3 A.M. I may be wrong, but I believe this is a myth or unecessary. I went there 2x at around 7a.m., even went to a wrong queue on my first ten minutes and still managed to get to serviced by the people there at around 10:30 – without crashing queue. That’s on a Tuesday however, they say it swells on Sundays and Thursdays but I wouldn’t know. I think the people working in the consulate are doing the best they can to accommodate as much people as they can.

Two very important things I have learned regarding photos though. For passport renewals, there is no need to bring a passport photo. This is stated in the electronic form you need to fill out anyway. Your photo will be taken in the consulate.

For passport extension however, you may bring a passport copy, but still if you don’t, you can have your photo taken there.



Click here to view the map and directions to the Philippine Consulate in Dubai, UAE

Photocopying your documents are a bit expensive. It is best to have 2 sets of copies for whatever you needed there. For example, the First page of your passport (where you have your Name and other details), the Visa page, the last page, and some say the page where you have your last exit from UAE/ and latest departure from the Philippines back to UAE.

I did not do this last time, but it doesn’t take much to prepare this anyway.

Again, bring 2 sets of everything, a pen and some patience. :)

Here’s an article from GulfNews.
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/passport-delay-sours-honeymoon-1.806770

I will be posting more links here so that people will have an idea how it is. Hope this helps

UPDATED: 13 Feb 2012

Latest procedure in renewing your Philippine passport – http://www.pcgdubai.net/services/philippine-passports/passport-application-direction/

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  • http://twitter.com/erikbriones erik briones

    Thanks!

  • Dyeyhnlai_15

    Hello po Merry Christmas! May question lang po ako.. nagpa renew po ako ng passport sa Dubai.. kaso lang po hindi ko sya nakuha..now nasa pilipinas na po ako at wala na po akong balak bumalik dun.. paanu ko po kaya makukuha yung  new passport ko? Thanks po..

  • http://twitter.com/erikbriones erik briones

    Hello! Merry Christmas din. Dati may mga sinabi na pag lagpas nang 6months yata yun na hindi na claim ay ibabalik nila sa Pilipinas ang passport. Pero hindi ako nakaka siguro sa information na yan. Ang mas maganda sigurong gawin ay itanong mo nalang sa DFA natin diyan sa Pilipinas mismo. Baka diyan ka na issue-han nang passport.

    :) 

  • elena manglicmot pascual

    good day!Nag apply po ako ng renewal ng pasport ko nong DECEMBER 26, 2012  sabi po antay ako ng 6 weeks mahigit 6 weeks n ala pa pa yung new pasport ko problema ko mgbabakasyon ako end of this month.

  • elena manglicmot pascual

    good day!ng renew po ako ng passport ko nong DECEMBER 26,2012 ang fullname ko ay ELENA MANGLICMOT PASCUAL gusto ko po malaman kng kilan ang release ng new passport ko kc sabi maghintay ako ng 6 weeks lumagpas n po ang 6 weeks problema ko po mgbabakasyon ako ngayon end of the febraury.

  • Fmarchadesh

    hello poh
     tanong ko lng po kung anjan na passport ko ng ren-new ako dec.19/2012. Fe Acol Marchadesh po nym ko salamat poh.

  • http://twitter.com/erikbriones erik briones

    hello po,

    Sorry hindi po ako nagtatrabaho sa Consulate. Try niyo nalang sila i contact.

    Thanks,
    Erik

  • http://twitter.com/erikbriones erik briones

    Hello Elena,

    Sorry po, hindi po ako nagtatrabaho sa Philippine Consulate. Try niyo nalang sila i-contact.

    Thanks,
    Erik