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

Last Updated on 09/21/2020 by FilipiKnow

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 discuss important guidelines and reminders that apply to Philippine passport renewal applicants living in specific US states.

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

 

Table of Contents

Renewing Philippine Passport in the U.S.A. – An Overview.

The Philippines, through its Embassies or Consulates all over the US, now issues electronic passport (ePassport) to all its citizens. This ePassport has a built-in chip or microchip technology and other security features that make it tamper-proof and compliant with the security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The microchip in the Philippine ePassport holds the passport holder’s vital personal data including his digital signature, biometrics, biographical information found on the passport’s data page, and the unique identification number of the chip itself–all of which are essential in verifying the passport holder’s identity at every international port of entry.

The Philippine Embassy and Consulates in the US require applicants to secure an online appointment for passport renewal.

No need to bring photos to the Philippine Embassy/Consulate as your picture, fingerprints and digital signature will all be taken on-site.

After receiving and processing your Philippine passport for renewal, the Embassy/Consulate General will then send it to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila for printing. All in all, Philippine passport renewal in the US takes a minimum of 6 weeks to complete–from submitting your requirements to receiving the new passport. 

Therefore, if you have a Philippinme passport that is about to expire within the next 6 months, and you’re planning to travel within the same period, it’s highly recommended to renew it as soon as possible. In addition to the waiting time for the new passport to arrive, you should also take into consideration the recent announcement of the DFA that they can no longer extend the validity of expired ePassports.

 

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 USPS Priority Mail envelope with appropriate stamps and tracking number

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
Steps to renew a Philippine passport at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Updated – 2020).
  1. Schedule an appointment through the QLess consular online system. Walk-in application is not allowed at the Embassy.
  2. Go to the Embassy on your scheduled date and time. Proceed to Window 2 and submit the passport renewal requirements.
  3. Pay the processing fee to the cashier.
  4. Go to Room 1 for your biometrics capture.
  5. The 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. 
  6. Wait for your new passport, which will be mailed to you. The Embassy discourages personal pickup of passport in its consular office.

2. Consular outreach missions.

Watch out for announcements on the Philippine Embassy website about upcoming consular outreach missions in states or territories under its jurisdiction.

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.
  • Self-addressed stamped USPS Priority Mail envelope with tracking number

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.
  • Operating hours for passport renewals: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • South Dakota
    • Wisconsin
Steps to renew a Philippine passport at the Philippine Consulate in Chicago (Updated – 2020).
  1. Request an appointment schedule by sending an email to [email protected] Also, attach an accomplished health declaration form (English/Filipino) to your email request.
  2. After securing an appointment, visit the Consulate on your scheduled date and time. Proceed to the client waiting area.
  3. Undergo the usual process for passport renewal: submission of documents, payment of passport fee, biometrics capture, and data encoding.
  4. Processing time for passport renewals in Chicago is six to eight weeks. Check the Consulate website for the list of passports available for release.
  5. As soon as your new passport is ready for release, send your old passport, claim stub, and self-addressed stamped USPS Priority Mail envelope to the Consulate in Chicago. 
  6. View the list of mailed passports on the Consulate website to check if your passport has been mailed and when it was sent.

2. Consular outreach mission.

Update: As of July 2020, outreach services are temporarily suspended until further notice from the embassy/consulate.

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 a 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.
  • Self-addressed USPS Priority Mail envelope with US$7.75 postage fee.

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 / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Hawaii
    • American Samoa
    • French Polynesia
How to renew a Philippine passport at the Philippine Consulate in Honolulu (Updated – 2020).

The Consulate in Honolulu requires an appointment for all passport renewals. 

Senior citizens, PWDs, pregnant women, and children aged 7 and below are no longer exempted from making an appointment. 

However, walk-ins are allowed for emergencies with documentary proof, such as medical certificate or death certificate.

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.

Update: As of July 2020, outreach services are temporarily suspended until further notice from the embassy/consulate.

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.
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope with prepaid postage and tracking number.

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: (+1-346) 2938773 / [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Arkansas
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • New Mexico
    • Oklahoma
    • Texas
How to renew a Philippine passport at the Philippine Consulate in Houston (Updated – 2020).

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

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.

Processing of passport renewals submitted to the Consulate in Houston takes six to eight weeks. 

The Consulate website provides an option for personal claiming of passport from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Passport release through mail is also allowed, as long as you send a self-addressed stamped USPS Priority Mail/Express Mail envelope to the Consulate in Houston.

Note: The Philippine Consulate in Houston may be closed temporarily depending on the current situation. Check the Consulate website and Facebook page for announcements and updates.

When this happens, here’s what you can do to renew your passport: 

  • For urgent passport renewal (e.g., for emergency travel to the Philippines): Send a photo of your passport data page, travel itinerary, and proof of emergency to [email protected]

For non-urgent passport renewal: Renew your passport at any open Philippine Consulate in the US while the one in Houston is closed.

2. Consular outreach mission.

Update: As of July 2020, outreach services are temporarily suspended until further notice from the embassy/consulate.

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.

  • Accomplished passport application form.
  • Original latest passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport data page.
  • Valid IDs.
  • Self-addressed, prepaid, and stamped USPS Priority Mail/Priority Mail Express envelope with a tracking number.

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 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Arizona
    • Southern California
    • Southern Nevada
How to renew a Philippine passport at the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles (Updated – 2020).

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.

Personal passport pickup at the Consulate is no longer an option. Passport release is done through the mail. Provide your own self-addressed stamped USPS envelope during your passport renewal application.

Check your passport status through the tracking feature on the homepage of the Consulate website. Just enter the tracking number and click the Track button.

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.

Update: As of July 2020, outreach services are temporarily suspended until further notice from the embassy/consulate.

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.

  • Accomplished passport application form.
  • Original latest passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport data page.
  • Proof of confirmed appointment.
  • Self-addressed stamped USPS prepaid envelope with a tracking number.

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 / newyorkpcg[email protected]
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (starting August 3, 2020)
  • Consular jurisdiction:
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • Rota
    • The Northern Islands
    • Tinian
    • Vermont
How to renew a Philippine passport at the Philippine Consulate in New York (Updated – 2020).

An appointment is required for passport renewals in the Consulate in New York. Book your appointment through the QLess website. If you have any questions or problems getting a schedule, send a message to [email protected]

Once you’ve set an appointment, you’ll receive a confirmation via email and SMS. 

On your appointment day, arrive not earlier than 15 minutes before your schedule. Show your confirmed appointment at the Consulate.

New passports are released within four to eight weeks via mail from the application date. No personal passport pickup is allowed.

2. Consular outreach services.

Update: As of July 2020, outreach services are temporarily suspended until further notice from the embassy/consulate.

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 to 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.
  • Self-addressed USPS Regular Flat Rate Envelope (Priority Mail) with tracking number.

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] / [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
How to renew a Philippine passport at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco (Updated – 2020).

The Consulate in San Francisco requires an appointment for passport renewals. No walk-ins are allowed. Use this online appointment system to secure a slot for your application.

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

Applications filed in the Consulate in San Francisco take eight to 10 weeks to process. When your new passport is ready for delivery, you’ll receive an SMS and/or email notification. You may also call +1 (415) 269 2090 or send an inquiry to [email protected] to check your passport availability.

The Consulate is releasing passports only through mail. No personal pickup is allowed.

Send a self-addressed USPS envelope to the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco

(Attention: Passport Section).

Include the following items in your mail:

  • Letter of intent to have your passport mailed to your address, with your complete name and contact details
  • Signed Waiver Form
  • Original old passport for cancellation (This will be mailed back to you along with your new passport.) 
  • Claim stub

Note: Appointments and in-person transactions at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco may be canceled depending on the directives of the city government. 

If you’re affected by this situation, wait for an official announcement on when passport services will resume. Once slots are open again, you have to book a new appointment.

Here’s what you can do if you have an urgent trip to the Philippines:

2. Consular on wheels.

Update: As of July 2020, outreach services are temporarily suspended until further notice from the embassy/consulate.

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. 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.

2. 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 a postal money order or cashier’s check, make it payable to the “Embassy of the Philippines” or “Philippine Consulate General,” whichever is applicable. 

3. Provide an appropriate return envelope for mailing your passport.

Get a Priority Mail/Priority Mail Express envelope from the US Postal Service (USPS). The USPS envelope is the standard requirement for passport mailing by the Philippine Embassy and Consulates in the US. Also, it’s the cheapest option compared to private couriers in America.

Follow the Embassy’s/Consulate’s specifications for the self-addressed stamped envelope. The USPS envelope should include the following (Otherwise, you might encounter problems in receiving the mail):

  • Appropriate postage stamps
  • Tracking number
  • Your name and mailing address written legibly on the envelope
  • Your original old passport
  • Official receipt/Claim stub

Before your scheduled appointment, check with the Embassy/Consulate regarding its protocols on submission of return envelope for passport mailing.

Depending on where you’ll renew your passport, you may be asked to bring your return envelope to the Embassy/Consulate on your appointment day and submit it along with other requirements. 

Or you may be required to mail your return envelope to the Embassy/Consulate only when your new passport is available for release. 

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 back to the Philippines with an expired Philippine passport?

4. Can I travel back to the Philippines with a Philippine passport that has less than 6 months of validity?

5. Do I need a PSA birth certificate for passport renewal?

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

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

8. Can I still renew my expired Philippine passport?

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.

8 thoughts on “How to Renew Philippine Passport in the US: An Ultimate Guide

  1. What is the revised process for 2020 in reference to dealing with COVID-19?
    I call the consular offices and I get full mailboxes. I try to sign up online and I’m told there are no local dates available. I called the LA Consulate and their phone tree messages still point to the older process. People need some clear guidance on what to do for their loved ones.

    1. Good day! We’ve updated the article above to include all the latest updates about the passport renewal in the US. Kindly check the section dedicated to Los Angeles.

    1. We already answered this in the FAQ section: https://filipiknow.net/can-i-renew-my-philippine-passport-anywhere-in-the-us/

  2. Im living in Anchorage Alaska and i want to renew my Philippine passport. When is your visit here or is there any way i can renew it right now?

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