How to Renew Philippine Passport in Canada: An Ultimate Guide

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With picturesque natural wonders and overall great quality of life, Canada doesn’t disappoint those who are willing to do the hard work. Not surprisingly, it consistently ranks among the countries with the most number of overseas Filipinos.

But as you thrive in the Great White North, it’s still important to keep your ties with your home country so you can enjoy the benefits of being a Filipino citizen. Learn how to renew Philippine passport in Canada with this simple, step-by-step guide.

Read the main article here: How to Renew Philippine Passport Abroad: Guide for OFWs and Filipino Immigrants


Philippine passport renewal requirements in Canada.

  • Accomplished passport application form.
  • Original latest passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport data page.
  • Original and photocopy of any of the following proof of Philippine citizenship: valid permanent resident card, work permit, or Canadian visit visa (not required for dual citizens).
  • For applicants in Calgary and Toronto PCG: Self-addressed prepaid Xpresspost return envelope with signature sticker and tracking number.

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Where to renew Philippine passport in Canada.

1. Philippine Embassy in Ottawa.

  • Address: 30 Murray St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M4.
  • Contact information: 613-233-1121 / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction: Bermuda, Ottawa, Nunavut, and areas east of Kingston, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Islands, and Quebec.

2. Philippine Consulate in Calgary.

  • Address: 9/F Suite 920 Centre 10 Bldg., 517 10th Ave., South West Calgary, Alberta T2R 0S8.
  • Contact information: (403) 455-9457 / (403) 455-9346 / [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays.
  • Passport renewal for senior citizens, PWDs, minors, and pregnant women: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Passport renewal for regular applicants: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction: Alberta and Saskatchewan.

3. Philippine Consulate in Toronto.

  • Address: 7/F 160 Eglinton Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario M4P 3B5.
  • Contact information: (416) 922-7181 / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction: Greater Toronto Area, Western Ontario, and Manitoba

4. Philippine Consulate in Vancouver.

  • Address: World Trade Center Office Complex, 999 Canada Place, Suite 660, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E1.
  • Contact information: (604) 685-7645 / (604) 685-1619  ext 100 (passport appointments); 123 or 124 (passport section); 123 or 126 (passport releasing section) / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and Yukon

5. Consular outreach mission.

Update: As of July 2020, outreach services (with the exception of the consular outreach mission conducted by the Consulate in Vancouver) are temporarily suspended until further notice from the embassy/consulate.

If none of the embassy and consulates are located near you, wait for an announcement regarding a consular outreach program in your area.

Consular outreach announcements are posted on the website of the embassy or consulate that has jurisdiction over your province.

Each announcement contains the schedule, exact location, and link to the appointment form for a specific consular outreach.

Due to limited slots, getting an appointment is required for passport renewals in consular missions. Walk-in applicants are not accepted, except for senior citizens, children aged seven and below, pregnant women, and PWDs.


How to Renew Philippine Passport in Canada: 6 Steps.

1. Book your appointment online.

The Embassy in Ottawa and Consulates in Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver all require an appointment for passport renewal. 

Click on the appropriate link below to go to the online appointment system and read the detailed instructions on getting a slot.

These offices don’t accept any walk-in applicant. Even those who were previously allowed to walk in (senior citizens, PWDs, pregnant women, and children below age 7) should get an appointment online.

However, if you belong to any of these special groups, you’ll still be given priority. In Calgary, priority applicants have a reserved time slot (between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.) for when they can schedule an appointment exclusively. 

After securing an appointment online, check your email for a confirmation message from the Embassy/Consulate with your schedule details and instruction. Print this email—you’ll present the copy as your proof of confirmed appointment on your passport renewal day.

For applicants in Calgary: Once you’ve scheduled an appointment, email the scanned copies or photos of the requirements to [email protected] for the pre-processing of your application. Doing this will help make your passport processing faster at the Consulate.

After your passport renewal has been pre-processed, you’ll receive an email confirmation of your appointment along with an entry pass that you’ll show at the Consulate.

2. Go to the Philippine Embassy/Consulate.

Arrive at the venue earlier than 10 minutes on your appointment day. Present the printed confirmation appointment at the Embassy/Consulate. 

If you’re applying at the Consulate in Toronto or Vancouver, you’ll be asked to fill out a health declaration form at the entrance. You can download, print, and complete the form in advance.

For applicants in Toronto: If you’re a senior citizen, PWD, pregnant woman, or parent with infants, identify yourself as such at the entrance reception desk. You’ll be asked to go straight to the courtesy lane.

3. Submit the requirements.

Proceed to the Consular Section and hand over your requirements to the appropriate window.

4. Pay the passport fee.

Proceed to the cashier to pay the processing fee of CAD 87.

Only cash, postal/bank money order, or bank-certified checks (payable to the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General) are accepted.

5. Provide your biometrics.

Go to the passport encoding area for your biometrics capture, data encoding, and verification.

6. Receive your new Philippine passport.

Wait for your new passport eight to 12 weeks from your application date. The date when your passport will be available is stamped on the official receipt.

For applicants in Ottawa and Vancouver: Claim your new passport personally. Present your old passport and official receipt to the Embassy /Consulate. Before leaving the office, check your passport details and sign on the third page of the booklet.

An immediate family member may pick up your passport if you can’t do it personally. Your authorization letter, old passport, official receipt, and your representative’s valid ID are required for passport release.

Send a self-addressed return envelope with your old passport to the Consulate. You can track your envelope using the online service of your chosen courier.


Frequently Asked Questions.

1. Where is the consulate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan?

No Philippine Consulate exists in Saskatchewan, according to this official statement.

If you live in Saskatoon and need to renew your passport, apply at the Consulate in Calgary, which has jurisdiction over Saskatchewan.

2. I live in Edmonton. Where can I renew my passport?

The Consulate in Edmonton has been closed since October 2017 and will not be reopened. Filipinos in Edmonton may renew their passport in the Consulate in Calgary.

3. Can I renew my Philippine passport even if my work permit is expired?

Yes. If it’s expired, just show any proof that you’ve applied for renewal of your work permit. You’ll also have to fill out an Affidavit of Filipino Citizenship during passport processing.

4. Can I do a walk-in application to renew my Philippine passport?

5. I can’t get an appointment for Philippine passport renewal because all slots are full. What should I do?

6. I need to renew my passport now, but I can’t secure an appointment. Can I still travel back to the Philippines with an expired passport?

7. Can I still renew my expired Philippine passport?

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Venus Zoleta

Venus Zoleta is an experienced writer and editor for over 10 years, covering topics on personal finance, travel, government services, and digital marketing. Her background is in journalism and corporate communications. In her early 20s, she started investing and purchased a home. Now, she advocates financial literacy for Filipinos and shares her knowledge online. When she's not working, Venus bonds with her pet cats and binges on Korean dramas and Pinoy rom-coms.

18 thoughts on “How to Renew Philippine Passport in Canada: An Ultimate Guide

  1. Hi! Will u advise? Im here in canada supposed to be our stay will be expired bu Aug.10,however due to Covid Canada immigration advise us to apply for another extension if not safe to go home yet…Now the problem is my passport will expire on feb 2021which is 7 months valid from Aug…Can u advise or have information which should i do,i have to renew the passport or apply for canada extension?

    1. You need to secure an appointment online in order to have your passport renewed. The extension is only appropriate if you need to fly to the Philippines for emergency reasons. Otherwise, I suggest renewing your passport by following the steps written in the article above.

  2. My parents are tourist here in Vancouver, is it possible for them to renew their passport here in canada because of this covid-19 pandemic we are facing? Thank you.

    1. You may direct your concern to the Philippine Consulate in Vancouver. Their contact information can be found in the article above. Thanks.

  3. Can i ask when and where the consulate go to winnipeg manitoba because we will renew the passport me and my family they expired this coming december 2020

  4. Hi. i have a very big concern wherein I have just came to renew my passport last December 5 and I would really need the new one before January 15. I have asked the Eglinton office, Toronto if there is any way I can expedite but they said the’re no way. Do i have any other means to have my renewal rushed? :((

    1. You can inquire at other Philippine Consulate/Embassies in Canada if they can rush your passport renewal.

  5. Hi. My passport is expiring this month (November), and I am on th process of assuming my spouse’s name. How do I go about my new Philippine passport application? Thank you.

    1. The answer/s to your question is in this guide:

    2. I live here in Canada as a PR and My Philippine passport will expire next year possible to renew it in the Philippines thanks

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