How to Renew Philippine Passport in UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Last Updated on 10/22/2021 by FilipiKnow

This concise guide will walk you through the process of renewing a Philippine passport in the UAE or United Arab Emirates which includes Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and the Northern Emirates.

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

 

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.
  • Printed copy of accomplished e-passport application form.

Embassy in Abu Dhabi: Download here

Consulate in Dubai: Download here

ePassport Renewal Center Abu Dhabi: Fill out the online form here

ePassport Renewal Center Dubai: Fill out the online form here

 

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

Contact information: +971 4 2207100 local 111 (for passport processing) or local 106 (for passport releasing / [email protected] / [email protected] 

Office hours: Sundays to Thursdays

Passport appointment: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.1

Passport releasing: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Consular jurisdiction:

  • Dubai
  • Sharjah
  • Ajman
  • Umm Al Quwain
  • Ras Al Khaimah
  • Fujairah

3. VFS Global Passport Renewal Center (PaRC) Abu Dhabi.

PaRC accepts only simple passport renewal applications that don’t involve any change in the passport data. If you need to update your information (e.g., changing surname after marriage), you must renew your passport at the Embassy.

Address: Level B2 (Lower Ground), The Mall, World Trade Centre, Khalifa Bin Zayed, The 1st Street (Airport Road), Abu Dhabi

Contact information: +971-24120251 / [email protected]

Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Consular jurisdiction: Same with the Embassy in Abu Dhabi

4. VFS Global Passport Renewal Center (PaRC) Dubai.

Like in Abu Dhabi, PaRC in Dubai allows you to renew your passport as long as no change will be done on the data page. If you should change any detail on your passport, apply for renewal at the Consulate instead.

Address: 2/F WAFI Mall, Falcon, Phase 2 Umm Hurair 2 Dubai

Contact information: +971-42842568 / [email protected]

Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Consular jurisdiction: Same with the Consulate in Dubai

5. 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.

Update: As of October 2021, the Consulate in Dubai has resumed its outreach missions. You may secure an ePassport appointment for the consular outreach programs in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain. Kindly access the Special Consular Appointment links for further information.

 

How to Renew Philippine Passport in Dubai or Abu Dhabi in UAE: 7 Steps.

1. Schedule an online appointment.

All four passport renewal sites in the UAE require applicants to book an appointment.

Once you’ve booked an appointment, you’ll receive an email confirmation. Print a copy and bring it on your scheduled date for passport renewal. 

2. Go to the Embassy/Consulate/PaRC on your scheduled appointment.

Arrive at the Embassy, Consulate, or passport renewal center 15 minutes before your appointment time. Show your email confirmation printout to the security guard or staff attendant.

  • Embassy in Abu Dhabi: Get a queue number at the Information Counter.
  • Consulate in Dubai: No need to get a queue number. Just go directly to the Passport Processing Cabin.
  • PaRC Abu Dhabi/Dubai: Get a queue number and proceed to the processing area.

3. Submit the Philippine passport renewal requirements.

Embassy/PaRC: When your number is called, hand over your requirements. The processor will check if your form and documents are complete.

Consulate in 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.

If you apply at PaRC Abu Dhabi or Dubai, pay the AED 91.75 convenience fee on top of the passport fee.

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.

To know when you can pick it up, check the website of the Embassy in Abu Dhabi or the Consulate in Dubai for the list of available passports for release. If you find your name on the list, write down on your receipt the reference number located next to your name.

If you applied at PaRC, wait for an email confirmation of the availability of your new passport. You can search for your name on the Embassy or Consulate website as well. Or track your application status through the VFS Global website. Just type your reference number and last name, check the reCAPTCHA box and click the Submit button.

Is your passport still not available after over six weeks? You may follow up by sending an email to [email protected] (for applications in Dubai only).

7. Claim your new Philippine passport.

You can pick up your passport only at the site where you submitted your renewal application. If you applied at PaRC Dubai, for example, you can’t claim your passport at the Consulate.

Embassy in Abu Dhabi2:

  1. Go to the Passport Releasing Section (No prior appointment required).
  2. Put your claim stub on the tray or box. Wait for your name to be called.
  3. Present your old passport and official receipt.
  4. Receive your new passport and check the details on it.
  5. Sign on the signature pad.

Passports renewed at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi are released at the Embassy every Sundays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Consulate in Dubai: 

  1. Set a schedule through the Dubai PCG Online Appointment System for Passport Releasing
  2. On your scheduled appointment, go to the Mabini Hall C, C3 Releasing Section.
  3. Present your old passport and official receipt.
  4. Receive your new passport and check the details on it.

PaRC Abu Dhabi/Dubai: Go to the passport renewal center (no prior appointment required) and present your official receipt and old passport.

Passports renewed at the VFS Global in Abu Dhabi are released at VFS Global, WTC Mall, Abu Dhabi from Sundays to Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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.

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

 

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?

 

References.

  1. Contact Us. Retrieved 21 October 2021, from https://dubaipcg.dfa.gov.ph/2014-04-16-07-44-17
  2. Passports for Release. (2021). Retrieved 21 October 2021, from https://abudhabipe.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/passport-for-release

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.

5 thoughts on “How to Renew Philippine Passport in UAE (United Arab Emirates)

  1. Hi,
    Is there possible i can fly back to the Philippines aftet my finished contract when my passport already expired? Bcoz my passport expired July, then my finish contract December..i already tell my employer about that.and she’s said it’s ok no need to renew?

  2. I want to renew my passport that will be expired on october 15 2020..how and when can u renew

  3. Hi,

    is there a posibility to get a new passport ing 2 weeks? i lost my passport and i need to get a new one urgently.

    thanks in advance.

    regards,

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