The embassy and consulate have a good partnership in a country where a lot of OFWs are working or residing. The reason why a country has an embassy and one or more consulate is that there are places where Filipinos are concentrated. In the UAE, both the embassy and consulate are present. The PH embassy is located in Abu Dhabi while the consulate is located in Dubai, the second-largest city next to Abu Dhabi. This post talks about the Philippine consulate in Dubai and how you can go around the consulate.
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The Philippine consulate works just like an embassy but smaller in terms of location and more often, the services are limited. The consulate in Dubai offers services such as passport application, passport renewal, visa-related services, issuance of certificates, and other documents that you need to retain your employment or residence in the country. Together with the embassy, the consulate can also connect you to POLO or OWWA if you need their assistance. POLO has more than 30 countries around the world and one of its offices is located here in the UAE. Just in case you experience danger, you should contact POLO immediately for your own safety.
Wherever you are, you need to exercise precautions. If you are an OFW working abroad, it is best if you keep the information about the embassy with you at all times. You can make the embassy, consulate, or POLO as your emergency contact so that whenever someone puts your life or limbs in danger, you can easily press the call button.
We want to help everyone who is working away from their home country and family. This article is dedicated to OFWs and Filipinos who need information on the Philippine consulate in Dubai. You will discover here the services offered by the consulate together with its contact information and location.
History – Philippine Consulate in Dubai (PCG Dubai)
The Philippines and the UAE have a good relationship with each other, which has been existing for a while now. Their formal relationship started in 1980. While the embassy was established in 1980, the consulate was built in 2004. The first Consulate General was Generoso DG Calonge. Because of the increasing number of Filipinos in the UAE, the government needed to open another government office to cater to the needs of Filipinos there. And since Dubai has a lot of OFWs, tourists, and Filipino residents, the location is good and accessible to many Filipinos.
Here’s the list of services offered by the Philippine Consulate in Dubai.
- Issuance of Passport
- Travel Document
- Issuance of Visa
- Requirements for the Retention and Re-Acquisition of Philippine Citizenship
- Notarial and other Legal Services
- Registration of Nationals
- Report of Marriage, Birth, and Death
- Collection of Income Tax
- Balikbayan Stamp
- Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the UAE
- Philippine Honorary Consuls General and Consul in the UAE
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Services
What are the documents I should bring during my passport renewal?
Passports can be renewed in the consulate with a scheduled appointment. You need to bring the following documents to the consulate during your schedule. For additional requirements or changes in the process, you can visit the official website of the consulate.
- Original old or expired passport.
- Complete passport application form.
- Photocopy of your passport’s data page
- Photocopy of your permanent resident card, a record of landing, and work permit.
- Passport processing fee
What are the documents needed when a minor wants to obtain a passport?
In case you have a child who needs a Philippine passport before he/she can travel to the Philippines, you need to avail of the consulate’s passport application. To do that, you need to guide your child all throughout the process. The following requirements are needed:
- Birth certificate
- Report of birth form
- Letter from the doctor who delivered the child attesting to the birth.
- Medical record of the child from the hospital where the child was delivered, in case the doctor can’t be located anymore.
- Original and photocopies of the passports of the parents.
- Letter of consent with the signature of both parents
What happens if I lost my Philippine passport?
If you lost your passport, you need to avail of a new one so you can legally travel in and outside the UAE. The first thing you need to do is to report the matter to the police. You will have a case certificate once the report is done and you have to bring it together with the other documents.
- Police report or case certificate
- Affidavit of Loss of Passport (this can be completed in the Philippine embassy but with a separate processing fee).
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate if applicable
- A legal document showing your name, date of birth, and place of birth.
- Photocopy of your lost or destroyed passport, if applicable.
- Death certificate of spouse, if applicable.
- Annulment/divorce, if applicable.
How to apply for dual citizenship?
To apply for dual citizenship, you can head to the consulate and apply for a certificate allowing you to have two citizenships.
Tips When Visiting the Consulate
When visiting the consulate in the United Arab Emirates, here’s what you need to do:
Visit the official website of the Philippine Consulate in the United Arab Emirates.
You should visit the official website of the Philippine Consulate in the United Arab Emirates first so that you could read the latest announcements, news, and updates. If there’s also a change in the process within the consulate, you will know it through the official website.
Collect all the required documents before you go to the consulate.
Once you have scheduled an appointment in the consulate, make sure that all the documents necessary for the service you want.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Consulate General of the Philippines in Dubai, UAE
Contact Person: Hon. (Mr.) Raymund P. Cortez – Consul General
Address: No. 234-851 Villa At Al Qusais Area 3, P.O. Box 94778, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel. No.: (+971) 4-220-7100
Fax No.: (+971) 4-220-7800ATN Mobile Nos.: (+971) 56-501-5756; 56-501-5755
Consular Hotline No.: (+971) 50-654-4047
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHinDubai/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Consulate in the United Arab Emirates is located, below is a map guide for you: