How To Renew Philippine Passport in Kuwait: An Ultimate Guide

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

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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: Starting September 12, 2021, all passport services will be made available in the new office of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait. The Embassy’s new address is at Villa 15, Masjid Al-Aqsa Street, Block 1 in Salwa Area1, near Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud Road. Processing of passport applications will be by appointment. The schedule of passport release will be from 12 NN to 3 PM.

  • Address: Villa 15, Masjid Al-Aqsa Street, Block 1 in Salwa Area, near Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud Road.
  • Contact information: +965 2202-2166 / 2202-2167 / 6518-4433 / [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Sundays to Thursdays.
  • Processing: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Releasing:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Waiting Period of 30 – 45 days)

2. VFS Philippine Passport Renewal Center in Kuwait

  • Address: Mezzanine floor of UTC Building, Kuwait City.

Note that services in the VFS office2 are for passport renewals only. Changes in the name on the passport must be addressed to the consular section of the embassy.

3. Mobile Passport and Consular Service

As of October 2021, there’s no information from the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait regarding Mobile Passport and Consular Service. All passport renewal applications are currently processed in the new office in Salwa.

 

How To Renew Philippine Passport in Kuwait: 5 Steps

1. Book an appointment online

Visit the online appointment priority system or the DFA’s Global Online Appointment system to get a schedule for your passport renewal. 

If you are planning to apply through the VFS Passport Renewal Center in Kuwait, set an appointment here.

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/VFS Passport Renewal Center 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. If you are applying through the VFS Passport Renewal Center in Kuwait, you have to pay an additional KWD 10.

4. Have your photo and biometrics captured

Make sure to double-check the 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. The Embassy. (2021). Retrieved 23 October 2021, from https://kuwaitpe.dfa.gov.ph/the-embassy
  2. Laxa, R. (2021). Philippine Embassy introduces new site and location for passport renewal. Retrieved 23 October 2021, from https://www.timeskuwait.com/news/philippines-embassy-introduces-new-site-and-location-for-passport-renewal/?fbclid=IwAR0dV1YmDkzKXlQjkRrMLzZGtXI3aFCryx1ZZmBU0eH3UU9KiHZpBNBSit8

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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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