For Filipinos who are abroad, it’s easier now to connect with the Philippine government as there are embassies and consulates established in every country where the Philippines has a relationship. If you are in Qatar, you can go to the Philippine embassy located in Doha to get your passport, visa, birth certificate, death certificate of a loved one, marriage certificate, and other legal documents you need for your residence and employment. The embassy doesn’t just give assistance to Filipinos who need legal documents. It also helps Filipino workers who are in emergency situations.
Also Read: Rights of a Domestic Helper in Qatar
Aside from the embassy, you can also ask for the help of POLO and OWWA. These embassies work together with DOLE to keep our OFWs safe. Those who are in emergency situations, such as those who need immediate rescue because of danger to life or limb, can call POLO through its hotline number. The emergency numbers differ in each country. For instance, if you need POLO’s emergency number in Qatar, you will likely find it on the official website of the embassy. We will talk more about the embassy’s details in the latter part of this blog.
If you are in Qatar, it’s not only your relative’s contact details that you should keep with you at all times. You also need the details of the Philippine embassy so that by the time you need help from the authorities. It’s easier for you to access the information without searching the internet or asking a friend for the email or emergency hotline of the embassy. Remember that this is for your own good so better be ready.
Because we want to help you access all essential information about the embassy, we shared here the services it offers, frequently asked questions, tips when visiting the embassy, contact details, location, opening hours, and a map guide. May this serve as your guide throughout your stay in Qatar.
History – Philippine Embassy in Qatar
History tells that the Philippines and Qatar have been connected since 1981 and their diplomatic relations were formalized on May 5, 1981. Before having its own embassy, Qatar was under the embassy of the United Arab Emirates. In May 1992, the Philippines opened its embassy in Doha, which was located in West Bay Area. The embassy was led by First Secretary and Consul Mariano A. Dumia. After two years, Qatar opened its embassy in Manila.
If you want to know the services offered by the Embassy of Qatar, here’s the list:
- Consular Outreach Program
- Adult New Applicant
- Adult Renewal Applicant
- Minor New/Renewal Applicant
- Travel Document
- Authenticating Documents Made Simpler by the Apostille
- Civil Registry
- Solemnization of Marriage
- Report of Marriage
- Report of Birth
- Report of Death and/or Consular Mortuary Certificate
- Dual Citizenship
- Waiver of Exclusion Ground
- Certificate of Not the Same Person
- Balikbayan Program
- Schedule of Consular Services and Fees
- Consular Service Fees and Turnaround Time
- List of Other Services
- Transport of Pets
- NBI Clearance
- Renewal of Philippine Driver’s License
- Securing a J1-Waiver
- PH Requirements for Medical Missions
- Departure Formalities
- Philippine Overseas Labor Office
- Issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate
- OWWA Membership Program
- Employment Contract Verification and Authentication
- Implementation of POEA Rules on Direct Hiring
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Services
What are the documents needed when you apply for your passport renewal?
To apply for a passport with a new expiration date, the following documents are needed and should be submitted to the embassy during your appointment.
- 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
Can minors have their passports? What are the documents needed?
If minors are going to apply for their passports, they need to bring both of their parents to the embassy. The following documents should likewise be submitted
- 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
Can I get a new passport if I lost the existing one?
If you lost your passport, you should report it to the authorities. Once you got the case certificate, that’s the time you can apply for a new passport with additional documents written below.
- 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.
Is dual citizenship allowed?
To avail of the dual citizenship privilege, you should first get a certification from the embassy allowing you to have dual citizenship.
To dos when visiting the embassy
When visiting the embassy in Portugal, here’s what you need to do:
Go to the official website of the embassy in Qatar.
In order to know the latest news, updates, and announcements, make sure to visit the official website of the Philippine embassy in Qatar first. This will help you in finding the most updated information regarding the services offered by the embassy.
You have to dress decently when going to the embassy. The embassy has a dress code and those who wear sando and shorts will not be permitted to enter the embassy.
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: H.E. (Mr.) Alan L. Timbayan – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Address: St. No. 860, Zone 68, Jelaiah Area, Doha, State of Qatar, P.O. Box No. 24900
Tel. No.: (+974) 4483-1585
Fax No.: (+974) 4483-1595
ATN Nos.: (+974) 4483-2560; 6644-6303
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHinQatar/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Qatar is located, below is a map guide for you: