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This concise guide will walk you through the process of renewing Philippine passport in UAE or United Arab Emirates which includes Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and the Northern Emirates.
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Table of Contents
- Philippine passport renewal requirements in the UAE.
- Where to renew Philippine passport in UAE.
- How to Renew Philippine Passport in Dubai or Abu Dhabi in UAE: 7 Steps.
- 1. Schedule an online appointment.
- 2. Go to the Embassy/Consulate on your scheduled appointment.
- 3. Submit the Philippine passport renewal requirements.
- 4. Pay the passport renewal fee.
- 5. Have your photo and biometrics captured.
- 6. Check the availability of your passport.
- 7. Claim your new Philippine passport.
- About the Author.
Philippine passport renewal requirements in the UAE.
- Printed email confirmation of online appointment with a QR code.
- Original old passport.
- Photocopy of passport data page (one copy for application in Abu Dhabi / two copies for application in Dubai).
- Photocopy of visa page.
- Accomplished e-passport application form.
Where to renew Philippine passport in UAE.
1. Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
Address: W-48, Street No. 8, Sector 2-23, Plot 51, Al Qubaisat, Abu Dhabi
Contact information: +971 2 639 0006 / [email protected]
Office hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Consular jurisdiction: Abu Dhabi
2. Philippine Consulate in Dubai.
Address: Villa 234-851, Beirut St., Al Qusais 3, Dubai
Office hours: Sundays to Thursdays
Passport appointment: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Passport releasing: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Umm Al Quwain
- Ras Al Khaimah
3. Consular outreach mission.
The Consulate in Dubai holds special consular missions for Filipinos living in the Northern Emirates. For schedules and updates, check the Announcements and Notices page of the Consulate’s website.
How to Renew Philippine Passport in Dubai or Abu Dhabi in UAE: 7 Steps.
1. Schedule an online appointment.
The Consulate in Dubai gives priority to emergency cases such as a death in the family. If you need to renew your passport immediately to travel to the Philippines, get an appointment for urgent passport renewal on the Consulate’s website.
You must also submit proof of travel urgency and cancel any booking made through the regular appointment system.
Once your appointment is booked, check your email for a confirmation notice. You’ll also get an email reminder 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.
You can’t renew your Philippine passport in UAE without a confirmed appointment, as walk-in applications aren’t accepted.
Only the following people are exempted from getting an online passport appointment and can line up at the Courtesy Lane:
- Children 12 years old and below
- Senior citizens 60 years old and above
- Young persons with disabilities
- Young people with special needs
- Visibly pregnant women or with a medical certificate
- Seafarers (renewals in Consulate in Dubai only)
- Household service workers or kasambahays (renewals in Consulate in Dubai only)
Tip: Avoid fixers that sell appointment slots. Getting an appointment for passport renewal is free of charge. Although it’s easier to secure an appointment when you buy a slot from a fixer, this practice is illegal in UAE. Report any fixer to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
2. Go to the Embassy/Consulate on your scheduled appointment.
Arrive at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate at least 15 minutes before your appointment time.
If you’re applying in Abu Dhabi, get a queue number at the Information Counter.
If you’re applying in Dubai, no need to get a queue number. Just go directly to the Passport Processing Area.
3. Submit the Philippine passport renewal requirements.
Abu Dhabi: When your number is called, hand over your requirements. The processor will check if your form and documents are complete.
Dubai: Drop your current passport into the box with a label showing your appointment time. Wait for your name to be called. When it’s your turn, submit your documents. The processor will check if they’re complete.
4. Pay the passport renewal fee.
Proceed to the cashier to pay the Philippine passport renewal fee of AED 240.
5. Have your photo and biometrics captured.
Go to the encoding area for your photo and biometrics data capturing.
6. Check the availability of your passport.
Wait for eight to 12 weeks before claiming your new passport.
If your passport is still not available after over six weeks, you may follow up by sending an email to [email protected] (for applications in Dubai only).
If you find your name on the list, write down on your receipt the reference number located next to your name.
7. Claim your new Philippine passport.
- Go to the Passport Releasing Section.
- Put your claim stub on the tray or box. Wait for your name to be called.
- Present your old passport and official receipt.
Dubai: Go to the Mabini Hall C, C3 Releasing Section and present your old passport and official receipt.
If you can’t personally claim your passport, you may assign someone to do it for you. Your authorized representative must present your authorization letter, your old passport and official receipt, and his or her valid ID.
Note that in the Embassy in Abu Dhabi, only an immediate family member (parent, sibling, spouse, or child) is allowed to claim your passport.
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About the Author.
Venus Zoleta is an experienced writer and editor for nearly 15 years, covering topics on personal finance, travel, government services, and digital marketing. Her background is in journalism and public relations. 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 plans her next travel adventure.