How to Renew Philippine Passport in Kuwait: An Ultimate Guide

Last Updated on 02/19/2021 by FilipiKnow

This guide provides a rundown of the procedures and requirements for Philippine passport renewal in Kuwait.

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

 

Philippine passport renewal requirements in Kuwait.

  • Original old passport.
  • Accomplished passport application form.
  • Photocopy of passport data page and last page.
  • Photocopy of Kuwait residence visa (iqama), if any.
 

Where to renew Philippine passport in Kuwait.

1. Philippine Embassy in Kuwait.

Update: Effective January 17, 2021, the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is no longer located at the address below after the owner of the building terminated its lease agreement with the agency due to security reasons1. The Embassy will continue to issue passport validity extensions for Filipinos with expired or nearly expired passports (see the mobile passport service in the next section for more info). Meanwhile, the new temporary embassy will be located at Sabah Al-Salem but the official transfer is yet to be finalized.

  • Address: Villa 817, Block 1, Street 101 cor. Abdullah Abdulaziz, Al Humaidi St., Al Siddeeq Area, South Surra, Kuwait City.
  • Contact information: +965 2202-2166 / 2202-2167 / 6518-4433 / [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Sundays to Thursdays.
  • Processing: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Releasing:  8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

2. Mobile Passport and Consular Service (Temporary).

As mentioned above, the Philippine Embassy is temporarily closed while it’s looking for its new home. However, the Embassy continues to issue passport validity extensions through the temporary mobile passport and consular service at the Kuwait Disabled Club in Hawally2.

The passport validity extension-only service will be given to Filipinos with expired or nearly expired passports every weekend of February 2021. However, the service may or may not last longer depending on how organized the event will be.

There will be daily quota for the number of applicants who can avail of the passport extension-only service. Due to the ongoing health crisis, all walk-in applicants are still encouraged to wear masks and observe the two-meter social distancing rule.

 

How to Renew Philippine Passport in Kuwait: 5 Steps.

Update: As of February 2021, the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is temporarily closed but still offers passport extension-only service (see the previous section for more info). Once the Embassy reopens to the public, then you can follow again the instructions below.

1. Book an appointment online.

Visit the online appointment priority system to get a schedule for your passport renewal. 

If the website is unavailable, it means that the Embassy is still finishing its backlogs. Come back later when the online system is reopened.

2. Go to the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait.

Arrive at the venue on your appointment date and time. Submit the complete passport renewal requirements.

3. Pay the Philippine passport renewal fee.

Pay KWD 19.50 for the passport fee at the cashier.

4. Have your photo and biometrics captured.

Make sure to double-check your information that the staff has encoded in the computer.

5. Claim your new Philippine passport.

The minimum processing time for passport renewals in Kuwait is 40 days. Some overseas Filipinos are able to get their new passport earlier in one month.

You may choose to personally pick up your passport in the Embassy or have it delivered to your present or home address.

When you receive your new passport, transfer your Kuwait residence visa to it right away so that you won’t be asked to pay immigration penalties.

 

Frequently Asked Questions.

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

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

3. 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?

4. Can I still renew my expired Philippine passport?

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

 

References.

  1. Garcia, B. (2021). Philippine Embassy provides mobile passport extension. Retrieved 19 February 2021, from https://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/philippine-embassy-provides-mobile-passport-extension/
  2. PUBLIC ADVISORY: MOBILE PASSPORT AND CONSULAR SERVICE DURING WEEKDAYS. (2021). Retrieved 19 February 2021, from https://kuwaitpe.dfa.gov.ph/newsroom/announcements/397-public-advisory-mobile-passport-and-consular-service-during-weekdays

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10 thoughts on “How to Renew Philippine Passport in Kuwait: An Ultimate Guide

  1. Pwd ba Ako mag renew ng passport ko kung sobra pa ng isang taon yung expiration??

    1. If you’ll be out of the country on your passport’s expiration date, then you can go to the nearest DFA Office and explain your situation. If your reason is valid enough, then you might be allowed to renew your passport earlier.

  2. good day po.tanong ko lang po about sa passport ko..March 15,2020,expire po ng passport ko..at plan ko po mgtravel back to philippines this coming january 2020..
    Allow po ba ako bumalik ng kuwait by March before my passport expiring date?..slamat

  3. Hillo po… good morning ask ko lng po ma expire na po passport this december 2020 uwi po ako pinas sa this may for vacation so ererenew napo nang amo ang visa ko d2 bago ako mag bakasyun balik ko ay jully kung sa pinas napo ako mag renew nang passport ko paanu ko elilipat ang visa sa new passport ko kc pag balik ko 5 months nlng expired na passport kung luma at baka di ako maka pasuk emmigretion…thank u po

    1. Nasagot na po namin ang tanong na ‘yan sa FAQ section ng main passport renewal guide. It po ‘yung URL: https://filipiknow.net/visa-philippine-passport-renewal/

  4. Hi. Po. Thanks. Sa info. At may concern Lang po ako. Pano naman. Po transfer Ang visa ko. Sa new pasport? Ano procedure . Ang Kung saan. Thanks on advance if u can help me. This matter

    1. We already answered that question in our FAQ section. Here’s the URL of the page: https://filipiknow.net/visa-philippine-passport-renewal/

      1. Hi. Sorry po. No knowledge. Ma expire po Ang visa ko this October 23,2019. At nag resign po ako. Lipat ako sa ibang company at visahan nila ako agad. Ang pasport ko mag expire sa December 2020. Need ko ba e renew or e extend ko Lang Ng 1 year? Thanks.

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