OFWs in Hong Kong, here’s a guide how you can renew your passport at the PCG office located at the Queensway, Central district. Please be advised that you should renew your passport months before it expires. The sooner you sign up for an appointment, the better so that you don’t get ‘stranded’ waiting for your travel document to expire.
The Philippines is now enforcing the use of electronic passports (ePassports) among its citizens and is therefore promoting the application of such documents. It takes about two months to process the ePassport and applicants are therefore advised to ensure the submission of their documents at least eight months before their scheduled travel.
If they are working in Hong Kong in any capacity, they are advised to apply at least five months before the expiration of their working visas so as to avoid any kind of complications.
Guide to Applying for a New Passport at the Philippine Embassy in Hong Kong
Applicants are also being reminded that they have the option to renew their passports even as early as a year before the expiration of their document.
Furthermore, in order to save time, passport application forms can be downloaded from the website and can even be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to facilitate the process.
Applicants are expected to present the following documentary requirements upon their visit to the Philippine Consulate. Their personal appearance is required for the application process to be facilitated.
For Passport Renewal:
- Current valid passport and a photocopy of the first page of the document.
Passport Application for Minor Applicants (18 years and below)
- Original copy of the passport
- Photocopy of the valid passport
- Original and photocopies of parents’ passports.
- Original and photocopy of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-issued Birth Certificate
- If applicant is born abroad or in Hong Kong, they must be able to present their Report of Birth duly authenticated by the PSA.
- Valid school ID or Hong Kong ID
- Marriage Contract or report of Marriage of Minor’s parents duly authenticated by the PSA
- Personal appearance of either parent.
For Passports Issued before April 2010:
The following documents need to be presented for the renewal process:
- PSA-issued and authenticated Birth Certificate
- At least one valid identification document
- Other supporting documents as needed (i.e. PSA-authenticated marriage contract if applicant is married and using married surname).
- Photocopy of the first and last pages of the valid passport.
- Personal appearance of either parent, if the applicant is a minor.
For First-time application of Children Born in Hong Kong
- Four copies of the child’s Report of Birth
- Four copies of Birth Certificate issued in Hong Kong
- Four copies of the parent’s marriage contract if they were married in Hong Kong.
- Four copies of the parents’ Report of Marriage if married outside of Hong Kong
- If parents are not married, present the authenticated birth certificate of the applicant’s mother together with the Affidavit of Illegitimacy. If the children will be using their father’s surname, they would be required to submit the Affidavit of Recognition.
- Four copies of the parents’ passports.
- Personal appearance accompanied by either parent or a legal guardian
For Passport Application of Naturalized Filipinos
- Original and photocopies of their naturalization papers.
- Other documents required for renewal of passports.
For Lost Passports:
- Presentation of all documents for renewal of passports
- Applicant must wait for a prescribed 15-day clearing period for the issuance of a replacement
Additional Requirements for Married Females Reverting to Maiden Names:
For Widows, they must be able to present the following documents:
- PSA-authenticated death certificate of their husband
- PSA-authenticated birth certificate of the wife
- PSA-authenticated copy of the previous marriage
- Court Order of Presumptive Death duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs for presumptive death of her husband.
For Annulled Marriages, they must be able to present the following documents:
- PSA-authenticated marriage contract with annotation on annulment decision.
- Certified true copy of Court Order and Certificate of Finality duly authenticated by DFA.
- PSA-authenticated marriage certificate
- PSA-authenticated birth certificate of the wife
For Divorcees, they must be able to present the following documents:
- PSA Marriage Certificate with Annotation on Divorce from previous marriage.
- Court Order issued by the Philippine Courts recognizing the divorce degree obtained abroad.
- PSA-issued birth certificate.
Contact Information: Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong
The Philippine Consulate – Hongkong
Address: Philippine Consulate General Fourteenth Floor, United Centre 95 Queensway, Admiralty Hong Kong – Location Map
Contact nos: Consular: 9155-4023 Labor: 6080-8323 OWWA: 6345-9324
Google Map Location of the Philippine Embassy in Hong Kong
To guide you in getting to the PH Consulate General in HK, you can check out the map address for more directions. It is located in Central district.