How to Renew Philippine Passport in the US: An Ultimate Guide


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As the number of Filipinos adopted by Uncle Sam grows, so do the immigrants applying for Philippine passport renewal in the US every year.

While the Philippine Embassy provides all the necessary information you need to renew your passport, we’ve found a need to present it in a way that is more organized and easier to understand.

US cities/states differ in terms of procedure and requirements so we’ve dedicated separate sections for each.

Let’s now begin with important guidelines and reminders that apply to all Philippine passport renewal applicants regardless of US state.

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

 

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How to Renew Philippine Passport in Washington, DC.

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Philippine passport renewal requirements.

  • Accomplished passport application form.
  • Original latest passport.
  • Two photocopies of the passport data page.
  • Original and two photocopies of any of the following proof of non-US or non-foreign citizenship: work permit, green card, visa adjustment, or notice of the action.
  • Self-addressed return envelope via USPS or prepaid mailing envelope from DHL (for applicants from the Caribbean Islands).

 

Where to Renew Philippine Passport in Washington, DC.

1. Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC.

  • Address: 1617 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036.
  • Contact information: 202-467-9300 / [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays.
  • Processing: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Releasing: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction (within the US):
    • Georgia
    • Kentucky
    • Maryland
    • Alabama
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
  • Consular jurisdiction (outside the US):
    • Anguilla
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Cayman Islands
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Guadaloupe
    • Guantanamo Bay
    • Haiti
    • Jamaica
    • Martinique
    • Montserrat
    • Puerto Rico
    • St. Barthelemy
    • St. Kitts and Nevis
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Martin
    • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
    • US Virgin Islands

You may walk in and queue at the Philippine Embassy or schedule an appointment online.

Processing of passports takes six to eight weeks.

While waiting for your passport release, visit the Passport Finder page of the Embassy website to check your passport’s status. Enter your passport application number (found on the Passport Application Receipt) and click the Submit button.

 

2. Consular outreach missions.

Watch out for announcements on the Embassy website about upcoming consular outreach missions. Each announcement has a link to the appointment system and instructions on using it.

Passport renewals via consular outreach are by appointments only—no walk-in applicants are accepted.

For inquiries regarding consular outreach missions, contact the Embassy at 202-467-9303 or [email protected]

 

How to Renew Philippine Passport in Chicago, Illinois.

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Philippine passport renewal requirements.

  • Accomplished passport application form.
  • Original latest passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport data page.
  • Photocopy of US visa or green card.

 

Where to Renew Philippine Passport in Chicago.

1. Philippine Consulate in Chicago.

  • Address: 122 South Michigan Ave., Suite 1600, Chicago, Illinois 60603.
  • Contact information: (312) 583-0621 / 583-0647 / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays.
  • Processing: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Releasing: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • South Dakota
    • Wisconsin

No appointment is needed for passport renewals in the Consulate in Chicago. Just go ahead to the consular office to file your application.

Processing time for passport renewals in Chicago is six to eight weeks.

To check if you can already claim your passport, check the Consulate website for the list of passports available for pickup. Present your old passport and claim stub to the Consulate.

If you can’t personally pick it up, prepare an authorization letter and ask an immediate family member to present it, along with your claim stub and old passport, to claim your passport.

If you’ll receive your passport by mail, check the list of mailed passports on the Consulate website to see if your passport has been mailed and the mailing date.

 

2. Consular outreach mission.

The Consulate in Chicago posts announcements about its consular outreach services on its website and Facebook page. Note the deadline and instructions on getting an appointment slot for a particular outreach.

The appointment is a must for applicants due to limited slots. Securing an appointment typically involves sending an email to the Consulate (The exact email address, which varies per outreach, can be found on the instructions per announcement).

The email message must include the applicant’s personal information, preferred outreach site, and a copy of the passport for renewal.

On the day of your confirmed appointment, present the original and photocopy of the requirements to the consulate officer.

 

How to Renew Philippine Passport in Hawaii.

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Philippine passport renewal requirements.

  • Accomplished passport application form.
  • Original latest passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport data page.
  • Original and photocopy of valid resident alien card/green card or any proof of Philippine citizenship.

 

Where to Renew Philippine Passport in Hawaii.

1. Philippine Consulate in Honolulu.

  • Address: 2433 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.
  • Contact information: 808-595-6316 to 19 / hon[email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Hawaii
    • American Samoa
    • French Polynesia

The Consulate in Honolulu requires an appointment for passport renewals.

Only the following applicants can walk in and are accommodated on a first-come, first served basis:

  • Children aged seven and below
  • Senior citizens
  • PWDs
  • Pregnant women
  • OFWs

To set an appointment with the Consulate in Honolulu, visit its passport appointment system and follow the instructions there. Once your appointment is confirmed, print out the email confirmation and bring this copy on your appointment schedule.

 

2. Consular outreach program.

You can find the upcoming consular outreach in various parts of Hawaii on the Announcement page of the Consulate website and Facebook page.

Passport renewals through consular outreach programs require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click on the link provided in the consular outreach announcement (On Facebook Events, click the Find Tickets link).

 

How to Renew Philippine Passport in Houston, Texas.

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Philippine passport renewal requirements.

  • Accomplished passport application form.
  • Original latest passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport data page.
  • Photocopy of US visa or permanent resident card.
  • Valid IDs.

 

Where to Renew Philippine Passport in Houston.

1. Philippine Consulate in Houston.

  • Address: 9990 Richmond Ave., 1/F Suite 100N, Houston, Texas 77042.
  • Contact information: (832) 668-5139 / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Arkansas
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • New Mexico
    • Oklahoma
    • Texas

An appointment is required for passport renewal in the Consulate in Houston. Get a slot through the new passport appointment system.

For applications prior to June 3, 2019, book an appointment here.

Print the confirmation email from the Consulate and bring it on the day of your application.

Arrive at the Consulate 15 minutes before your appointment schedule and submit the requirements to the Document Evaluation Section.

 

2. Consular outreach mission.

Check the Consulate’s Facebook page for announcements on upcoming consular outreach in your area.

 

How to Renew Philippine Passport in Los Angeles, California.

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Philippine passport renewal requirements.

 

Where to Renew Philippine Passport in Los Angeles.

1. Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles.

  • Address: 5/F Suite 550 Equitable Plaza Building, 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90010.
  • Contact information: 213-639-0980 to 85 / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Arizona
    • Southern California
    • Southern Nevada

The Consulate in Los Angeles requires an appointment through its passport appointment system. No walk-in application is allowed.

After your passport renewal application in LA, your passport will be available within six to eight weeks.

If you’ll receive your passport via mail, check its status through the tracking feature on the homepage of the Consulate website. Just enter the tracking number and click the Track button.

If you’ll claim your passport personally, present your old passport and official receipt at Window 6.

Authorized representatives (can be an immediate family member or not) can claim an applicant’s passport as long as they present these documents:

  • If the representative is an immediate family member: Authorization letter.
  • If the representative is not an immediate family member: Notarized Special Power of Attorney.
  • Photocopy of applicant’s valid ID.
  • Photocopy of authorized representative’s valid ID.
  • Applicant’s old passport.
  • Official receipt issued to the applicant.

If you haven’t received your passport after more than eight weeks, you may follow up on its status by filling out and sending a Passport Availability Request to the Consulate.

 

2. Consular outreach mission.

You can find the consular outreach schedule on the Consulate website. Click on the link to your preferred outreach location and date to see the instructions on scheduling an appointment.

To ensure that you’ll be given a slot, follow the steps correctly and submit the pre-processing requirements within the pre-registration period.

The Consulate posts the list of applicants with a confirmed appointment on its website.

On your scheduled appointment, arrive at the outreach site 15 minutes in advance. After your renewal application, the Consulate will mail your passport within 12 weeks.

 

How to Renew Philippine Passport in New York.

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Philippine passport renewal requirements.

 

Where to Renew Philippine Passport in New York.

1. Philippine Consulate in New York.

  • Address: 556 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10036.
  • Contact information: 212-764-1330 ext 2014 and 2015 / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays.
  • Processing: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Releasing: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • Rota
    • The Northern Islands
    • Tinian
    • Vermont

No appointment is required for passport renewals in the Consulate in New York. Processing is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

New passports are released within four to eight weeks from application date. To claim your passport personally, present your claim stub and old passport to the Consulate.

Authorized representatives can get passports on behalf of the applicant upon submission of these documents:

  • Authorization letter.
  • Original and photocopy of the representative’s valid ID.
  • Applicant’s old passport.
  • Passport claim stub.

 

2. Consular outreach services.

Here’s how to renew your passport through a consular outreach service by the Consulate in New York:

Choose an outreach venue and schedule on the Consulate website.

Fill out the Passport Appointment Request Form.

Send the requirements through the mail (addressed to the Consular Outreach Coordinator), email ([email protected]), or fax (212-382-1146). The documents must be received by the Consulate within five days before the scheduled outreach.

Wait for a confirmation notice of your appointment via email or phone call from the Consulate three days before the scheduled outreach. Print out the confirmed appointment and bring this copy on the scheduled outreach.

 

How to Renew Philippine Passport in San Francisco, California.

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Philippine passport renewal requirements.

  • Accomplished passport application form.
  • Original latest passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport data page.
  • Photocopy of any valid ID (driver’s license, state ID, school ID).
  • Resident alien card/green card or any proof that the applicant has not applied for foreign citizenship.

 

Where to Renew Philippine Passport in San Francisco.

1. Philippine Consulate in San Francisco.

  • Address: 6/F Philippine Center Building, 447 Sutter St., San Francisco, California 94108.
  • Contact information: 415-433-6666 / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Alaska
    • Colorado
    • Idaho
    • Northern California
    • Northern Nevada
    • Montana
    • Oregon
    • Utah
    • Washington
    • Wyoming

The Consulate in San Francisco has an appointment system for passport renewals, but it also allows walk-in applications.

Once you’ve completed booking your passport appointment, print the confirmation email with the bar and QR code, then bring it on your appointment schedule. Alternatively, you may save the confirmation email on your smartphone.

 

Steps to renew passport in the Consulate in San Francisco.
  1. Arrive at the Consulate 15 to 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  2. Log in at the ground floor reception area and leave your ID (one that you will not use for your application) at the guard.
  3. Go to the automatic ticketing kiosk at the lobby and get an A ticket (or C ticket for senior citizens, PWDs, pregnant women, and parents with infants). Using the scanner on the machine, scan the QR/bar code and then press Search and Print.
  4. Go to the 2nd floor. At the Courtesy Lane, hand over your ticket, passport, and requirements to the personnel.
  5. Proceed to the Courtesy Lounge and wait for your name to be called.
  6. Go to the 6th floor (Aisles 3 to 5) to undergo data encoding.
  7. Proceed to the cashier (Aisle 1) to pay the passport fee and get your passport claim stub.

Applications filed in the Consulate in San Francisco take four to six weeks to process. Present your old passport and claim stub on the 6th floor (Aisle 2) to get your passport.

 

2. Consular on wheels.

The Consulate posts its upcoming consular outreach three weeks before the activity on its website, Facebook page, and Twitter account. Each post has the date, time, and exact location of outreach activity, including a link to the appointment system.

Once you get an appointment, arrive at the outreach site 30 minutes before your scheduled date and time.

The new passport will be mailed to you, so bring a mailing stamp for USPS Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express. The Consulate in New York will provide the envelope, label, and tracking number.

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

 

Tips and Warnings.

1. Avoid peak periods.

Some consulates in the US are jam-packed on certain hours and days, as they serve over a million Filipinos within their jurisdiction.

Usually, the busiest days in the Consulates in Los Angeles and San Francisco are Mondays, Fridays, and days before and after non-working holidays. The daily peak hours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

To save time, arrive at the Consulate at 8:30 a.m. or after 3 p.m. on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

2. Plan your trip to the Embassy/Consulate beforehand.

The Embassy or Consulate may be too far from where you live. Plan how you’ll get there and where you’ll stay overnight if needed.

You might need to book a flight and accommodation or ask to stay with a Filipino friend living in the area.

Have an itinerary for the day, especially if you’re traveling with your family. Plan your side-trips, too. Consider visiting parks and museums near the consular office when you’re done with your passport renewal.

For example, if you’ll apply in Washington, DC, you may explore the White House, Washington Monument, and National Geographic Museum.

Near the Consulate in Chicago, visit free tourist attractions such as the Buckingham Fountain, The Bean, and Chicago Riverwalk.

 

3. Prepare cash, US Postal Money Order, or cashier’s check for the passport fee payment.

Philippine passport renewal in the US costs USD 60 at the Embassy or Consulate and USD 70 at consular outreach missions.

If you’ll pay in postal money order or cashier’s check, make it payable to the “Embassy of the Philippines” or “Philippine Consulate General,” whichever is applicable. 

Get a self-addressed return envelope from the US Postal Service (USPS) with a tracking number and appropriate stamps.

Although you’re free to use any courier for mailing your passport, the USPS envelope is the cheapest option than private couriers like FedEx and United Parcel Service (UPS).

Related Article: How to Apply for a US Visa in the Philippines: An Ultimate Guide

 

Frequently Asked Questions.

1. Can I renew my Philippine passport anywhere in the US?

2. I lost my old, uncanceled passport/claim stub. How can I claim my new passport?

3. Can I travel to the Philippines with an expired Philippine passport?

4. Do I need PSA birth certificate for passport renewal?

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