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How to Renew Philippine Passport in Canada

All Filipino citizens abroad should have a valid Philippine passport to validate their nationality and for them to enjoy the privileges of being a member of the Philippine Republic. Passports need to be renewed at least 6 months prior to the expiration date indicated in the document to facilitate the release in a more efficient manner.

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When you are in Canada, here are the different guidelines and steps that you need to follow if you are going to renew your Philippine passport. Better mind thee things for you to be able to do it properly.

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Guide to renewing Philippine passport in Canada

Step by Step Guide: Philippine Passport Renewal Process in Canada

General Rules to be followed:

  1. You need to personally appear before the staff of the Embassy for verification and application.
  2. You need to have a confirmed appointment schedule to be accommodated properly. Do not drop by or walk in unannounced if you are a new passport applicant.
  3. Come in business attire – with sleeves and collar.

For Passport Renewal

Prepare the following requirements for your passport renewal:

  1. Present your latest passport and provide a photocopy of the data page showing your photo and complete name.
  2. Duly filled-up passport application form obtainable from the embassy or through its channels.
  3. Original copy and photocopies of any of the following documents:

3a. Valid Permanent Resident Card or Work Permit

3b. Dual Citizenship Certificate (Order of Approval and Identification Certificate)

3c. Status Verification from CIC

3d. Record of Landing (for applicants renewing within 3 years from date of arrival in Canada)

3e. Tourist Visa

  1. If your passport is still the Green Passport or the Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or if it has been issued on or before May 1, 1995, you must also present the following documents:

4a. Original and photocopies of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or National Statistics Office (NSO) issued Birth Certificate of the applicant.

4b. One valid identification document

4c. If married and using the surname of the husband, the PSA- or NSO-issued Marriage Certificate

4d. Passport fee of C$ 81.00

 

For Female Applicants Changing their Name from Maiden to Married

Prepare the requirements as stated above and be prepared to submit the following additional documents to the embassy:

  1. If marriage was performed in the Philippines, you must provide the original and photocopies of the PSA- or NSO-issued Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate.
  2. If the marriage was performed in British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon or in NWT, provide the original and photocopies of the PSA- or NSO-issued Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate. Also, prepare to shell out C$ 81.00 for the new passport and another C$ 33.75 for the report of Marriage
  3. If married outside of British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon or NWT, provide the original and photocopies of the PSA- or NSO-issued Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate. Plus, be ready to pay out C$ 81.00 for the new passport.

It is important to note that for those couples who were married outside the Philippines, a Report of Marriage must have been filed in the Philippine Embassy or Consulate with proper jurisdiction over the territory so that the Philippine Statistics Authority can issue an authenticated Marriage Certificate.

For Female Applicants wishing to Revert to Using their Maiden Names

Due to the Death of their Spouse: Applicants must prepare the first four requirements plus their certificate of marriage and also the Certificate of Death of the deceased husband issued by the hospital or if there is a presumption of death, the Court Order should be presented. Additionally, they must also pay the sum of C$ 81.00.

Due to an Annulment or Divorce (Recognized under Philippine Laws):

Applicants must prepare the first five requirements plus a duly authenticated copy of the annulment and divorce decree and the PSA- or NSO-issued Marriage Certificate with the annotation of the annulment decree.  Please be also ready to shell out the passport fee of C$ 81.00 as well.

For Married applicants who opted not to use her husband’s surname and hasn’t used it before in public documents

For holders of Green Passports – Present your latest passport and provide a photocopy of the data page showing your photo and complete name. You must also present the duly filled-up passport application form and an original and photocopy of identification documents. Applicants must also be willing to pay the passport fees amounting to C$ 81.00 and another payment of C$ 33.75 for the Report of Marriage if no report has been made yet.

For holders of Brown Passports – please prepare the first five requirements as stated above. If the marriage happened outside of British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon or NWT, provide the original and photocopies of the PSA- or NSO-issued Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate. Applicants must also be willing to pay the passport fees amounting to C$ 81.00 and another payment of C$ 33.75 for the Report of Marriage if no report has been made yet.

For Replacement of Lost Passports

Applicants for the replacement of their lost passports must allow for 15 days for the verification of such incident before the processing could take place. That being said, applicants must be able to submit their duly filled-up passport application form, original and photocopies of identification documents plus if applicable, the requirements stated in Item 4.

Additionally, they should also provide the embassy with the following:

  1. Police report (especially if the passport is still valid)
  2. An affidavit of loss (obtainable from the Philippine Consulate General for a separate fee)
  3. Duly authenticated birth certificate
  4. Duly authenticated marriage certificate for married women applicants
  5. Photocopy of the lost passport, if available
  6. Passport fees of C$202.50 for lost e-passports or C$ 121.50 for lost MRP green or brown passports.

For female applicants, they might also be required to provide requirements to support their marital status as stated in the cases above.

For Minors Below 18 years of age

For minors who are applying for their passports, the following guidelines need to be followed:

For First Time Applicants: They must be able to provide the following to the staff of the Philippine Embassy:

  1. Duly filled-up passport application form
  2. Valid identification documents such as any of the following:

2a. Valid Permanent Resident Card or Work Permit

2b. Dual Citizenship Certificate (Order of Approval and Identification Certificate)

2c. Status Verification from CIC

2d. Record of Landing (for applicants renewing within 3 years from date of arrival in Canada)

2e. Tourist Visa

  1. Birth certificate from the Vital Statistics of Canada office
  2. Marriage certificate of parents and proper ID for legitimate status plus the personal appearance of the mother and presentation of the mother’s ID if the child is of illegitimate status.
  3. Passports or any government issued IDs of the applicant’s parents including photocopies of such documents.
  4. A duly signed letter of consent by either parent in front of the Consular Officer. If neither parents can be present in the Consular Office, their signatures must be acknowledged as such by a reputable notary public.
  5. Report of Birth
  6. Payment of passport fees: C$ 81.00 for new passport plus a separate C$33.75 for the Report of Birth

For Minors Renewing their Passports

The following requirements must be presented to the members of the Philippine Embassy:

  1. Present your latest passport and provide a photocopy of the data page showing your photo and complete name.
  2. Duly filled-up passport application form obtainable from the embassy or through its channels.
  3. Original copy and photocopies of any of the following documents:

3a. Valid Permanent Resident Card or Work Permit

3b. Dual Citizenship Certificate (Order of Approval and Identification Certificate)

3c. Status Verification from CIC

3d. Record of Landing (for applicants renewing within 3 years from date of arrival in Canada)

3e. Tourist Visa

  1. Marriage certificate of parents and proper ID for legitimate status plus the personal appearance of the mother and presentation of the mother’s ID if the child is of illegitimate status.
  2. Passports or any government issued IDs of the applicant’s parents including photocopies of such documents.
  3. Payment of C$ 81.00 for new passport

Presentation of such documentary requirements expedites the process a little bit for applicants. A personal appearance certainly helps to make the process a bit faster. However, passport issuance needs to follow the proper protocol to ensure that safeguards are met.

Philippine Embassies and Consulates in Canada Contact Information

To guide you, below are the details of the PH embassy and Consulate offices in Canada.

Philippine Embassy Ottawa
Address: 30 Murray Street Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M4
Phone: +1 613-233-1121
Website: http://ottawape.dfa.gov.ph

Philippine Consulate General Calgary
Address: Suite 920, 517 10th Ave. SW Calgary, AB T2R 0A8
Phone: (403)4559343
Website: http://www.calgarypcg.org

Philippine Consulate General Vancouver
Address: Suite #660, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada
Phone: +1 604-685-7645
Website: http://www.vancouverpcg.org

Philippine Consulate General Toronto
Address: 160 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 3B5, Canada
Phone: +1 416-922-7181
Website: www.philcongen-toronto.com

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