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How to Renew Philippine Passport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

If you are a resident based in Abu Dhabi and you need to apply for a new passport, here’s a post to guide you how to renew your Philippine passport in the Phil. embassy which is located in Al 

Note: It is strongly recommended that renew your passport abroad 10 months before it expires. As there are plenty of people applying for a new passport on a daily basis, scheduling it ahead helps in avoiding issues when you travel. You can still use your old passport while waiting for the newly issued one. It also takes about 1-2 months after application before the passport is issued so please better to prepare for this process.

In the UAE, there are 2 Philippine offices where you can renew your passport. One is in Dubai via Philippine Consulate General office and the other is in Abu Dhabi via Philippine embassy. If you need to renew your passport in Dubai, you can follow the procedure in this guide – Passport renewal process in Dubai.

Despite the proximity of Abu Dhabi to Dubai which is 2 hours, there are a few differences in the steps in the renewal of your Philippine passports. All applicants would do well to follow these changes so that they can be processed fast and avoid any complications should they find their passports expired.

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Guide to renew your Philippine passport in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Step by Step Guide to Applying for a New Passport at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Applicants should take these requirements into consideration when they are applying for their passports:

1. Book an ePassport renewal appointment via any of the following websites: http://abudhabipe.dfa.gov.ph or thru https://auhpe.checkappointments.com. Applicants are advised to settle their appointment at least ten months prior to the expiration of their passports.

2. Personal appearance of the applicant in front of the Embassy staff during their designated appointment. They have to bring the following with them:

2a. A duly filled-up ePassport application form
2b. Original ePassport
2c. One photocopy of the passport data page of the applicant
2d. AED 240 for passport fee.
2e. Additional requirements depending on the applicant’s particular     case.

3. Documents to be submitted should be duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

4. Get a queue number from the officer at the Information Center.

5. Wait for the number to be called and proceed to the processor. The processor shall then check if the application form is fully accomplished and if the applicant brought all the necessary requirements.

6. Once the processor clears the applicant, proceed to the cashier counter to pay the passport fee. If the applicant is not cleared, he must come back to the Embassy once the instructions have been accomplished.

7. Proceed directly to the encoding section for biometrics capture.

8. Check the correctness and the accuracy of the data capture while the encoder is typing. Any error not caught by the applicant shall be subsequently charged during the renewal of the passport to correct the error.

9. Wait for two to three months to claim your passports. In claiming the passports do not forget to bring your old passports for cancellation and your official receipt for verification. Passports can and will only be released to the applicant, unless the applicant is a minor. If the applicant is a minor, passports can be released to the parents upon presentation of a verifiable identification document. Should there be a circumstance wherein the applicant cannot personally claim his passport, he can only authorize his immediate family to claim the passport by presenting a duly-signed authorization letter plus the photocopy of any valid identification card, carrying the old passport.

10. Applicants should also check the E-Passport Release tab on the Embassy’s official website https://abudhabipe.dfa.gov.ph. Any unclaimed passports within six (6) months of scheduled release shall be sent back to the Department of Foreign Affairs for proper disposal.

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Above are the steps that you need which is the regular procedure when renewing a Philippine passport in Abu Dhabi. In case you have specific needs such as if your passport needs a name change (for married women), or you need to apply for your child, or if you have an old-issued passport (green passport), then please follow the guidelines below for your reference in getting a new one.

Additional Requirements for Brown Passport Holders Issued Prior to May 1, 1995:

Applicants should bring these requirements during their appointment:

  1. Original brown passport
  2. Photocopies of pages 1,2,3, 4 and the last page of the passport
  3. Philippine Statistics Authority –issued Birth Certificate in Security Paper.

3a. If the Birth Certificate is unavailable, applicants must provide the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO).

3b. If the Birth Certificate’s entries are blurred or unreadable, applicants must provide the Transcribed Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO).

3c. If the applicant was born abroad, they must provide a PSA-authenticated Report of Birth.

  1. Applicants must also provide one of the identification documents or two of any of the approved supporting documents required by the Embassy.

Additional Requirements for Green Passport Holders Issued Prior to May 1, 1995:

Applicants should bring these requirements during their appointment:

  1. Original green passport
  2. Photocopy of the data page and the last page of the passport
  3. Philippine Statistics Authority –issued Birth Certificate in Security Paper.

3a. If the Birth Certificate is unavailable, applicants must provide the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO).

3b. If the Birth Certificate’s entries are blurred or unreadable, applicants must provide the Transcribed Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO).

3c. If the applicant was born abroad, they must provide a PSA-authenticated Report of Birth.

  1. Applicants must also provide one of the identification documents or two of any of the approved supporting documents required by the Embassy.

Additional Requirements Machine Readable Passport (MRPs, or Passports whose numbers start with “XX”) issued in the year 2007:

Applicants should bring these requirements during their appointment:

  1. Original passport
  2. Photocopy of the passport’s data page and its last page.
  3. Philippine Statistics Authority –issued Birth Certificate in Security Paper.

3a. If the Birth Certificate is unavailable, applicants must provide the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO).

3b. If the Birth Certificate’s entries are blurred or unreadable, applicants must provide the Transcribed Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO).

3c. If the applicant was born abroad, they must provide a PSA-authenticated Report of Birth.

  1. Applicants must also provide one of the identification documents or two of any of the approved supporting documents required by the Embassy

Additional Requirements for change of name due to marriage (single to married):

Applicants should bring these requirements during their appointment:

  1. PSA-issued certified original copy and one (1) photocopy of the marriage certificate if the marriage was performed in the Philippines. (The original copy will be returned while the photocopy would be for filing purposes.)
  2. Original and one (1) photocopy of the marriage certificate and the duly-accomplished and authenticated Report of Marriage Contracted Abroad if the marriage was performed abroad. (The original copy will be returned while the photocopy would be for filing purposes.)

Additional Requirements for change of name due to death of husband, divorce, annulled marriages:

Applicants should bring either of these requirements during their appointment:

  1. Authenticated death certificate of the husband for confirmed deaths.
  2. Authenticated court order of presumptive death, if applicable.
  3. PSA-issued Marriage Contract with the annotation reflecting the marriage annulment for annulled marriages.
  4. Original and one (1) photocopy of the Divorce Decree (allowed only if the Filipino spouse did not act as the plaintiff; provided further that it would not be allowed when both parties were considered Filipino citizens at the time of their marriage)

Additional Requirements for married women who would like to revert to their maiden name:

Applicants should bring these requirements during their appointment:

  1. Philippine Statistics Authority –issued Birth Certificate in Security Paper.

1a. If the Birth Certificate is unavailable, applicants must provide the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO).

1b. If the Birth Certificate’s entries are blurred or unreadable, applicants must provide the Transcribed Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO).

1c. If the applicant was born abroad, they must provide a PSA-authenticated Report of Birth.

  1. If widowed, PSA-issued Death Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) of the deceased husband.
  2. If marriage has been annulled, Annotated PSA Marriage Contract and Certified True Copy (CTC) of CourtOrder effecting the annulment.
  3. 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. Certified True Copy (CTC) of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree must also be present and the PSA Marriage Contract with the annotation of the Divorce Decree.

Additional Requirements for change of name due to legitimation upon subsequent marriage of parents, or as ordered by Philippine courts or by the Civil Registrar General:

Applicants should bring these requirements during their appointment:

  1. PSA-issued Birth Certificate reflecting the change in name due to legitimation due to the subsequent marriage of parents.

Additional Requirements for change of name due to adoption:

Applicants should bring these requirements during their appointment:

  1. PSA-issued Birth Certificate reflecting the adoptive surname.

Additional Requirements for changes in name allowed under Republic Act 9048:

Applicants should bring these requirements during their appointment:

  1. PSA Birth Certificate with annotation reflecting change of entry.

Republic Act 9048 authorizes the city or municipal civil registrar or the consul general to make the following changes in name, without the need of 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 administrative process

List of Acceptable Identification Cards:

Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:

  • Digitized SSS ID
    • Driver’s License
    • GSIS E-card
    • PRC ID
    • IBP ID
    • OWWA ID
    • Digitized BIR ID
    • Senior Citizen’s ID
    • Unified Multi-Purpose ID
    • Voter’s ID
  • Improved/Premium Postal ID
  • Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
  • Old College ID
    • Alumni ID
    • Old Employment IDs

List of Supporting Documents (Old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant, at least 2 of the following):

  • PSA Marriage Contract (duly Authenticated by the DFA)
  • PSA Birth Certificate of child bearing parent’s (the concerned passport applicant’s) signature (duly Authenticated by the DFA)
    • Land Title
    • Seaman’s Book
    • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal (duly Authenticated by the DFA)
  • Government Service Record (duly Authenticated by the DFA)
    • NBI Clearance (duly Authenticated by the DFA)
    • Readable SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
    • Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record
    • School Yearbook

We hope that the above information will guide you in renewing your passport. We are still waiting for the implementation of the 10-year passport validity and once it is implemented, this will really help a lot of Pinoys because there’s more time for us to utilize our passports. But in the mean time, please use the guidelines above as your step by step process in how to apply.

Contact Information of Phil Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Google Map Location of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi

To guide you in getting to the Philippine embassy in Abu Dhabi office, you can check out the map address for more directions.

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