How to Renew Philippine Passport in the UK (United Kingdom)

Last Updated on 10/23/2021 by FilipiKnow

Are you one of the thousands of Filipinos who are working or permanently living in the United Kingdom?

In this detailed yet concise guide, you’ll learn about Philippine passport renewal in the UK so you know what to do the moment your passport expires.

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

 

Philippine passport renewal requirements in the UK.

1. Core renewal requirements1.

  • Accomplished passport application form. Click here to download the application form for adult applicants or click here to download application form for minors.
  • Original latest passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport data page.
  • Printout of a confirmed appointment.
  • Self-addressed stamped special delivery envelope with tracking number (Click here for the Embassy’s recommended envelope.)

2. Additional requirements/supporting documents.

a. For minors.

  • Original and photocopy of the accompanying parent’s valid passport
  • Original and photocopy of the applicant’s School ID (if available).

b. For dual citizens.

Original and photocopy of each of the following:

  • Oath of Allegiance
  • Identification Certificate
  • Order of Approval
 

Where to renew Philippine passport in the UK.

1. Philippine Embassy in London, United Kingdom.

  • Address: 6-11 Suffolk St., London SW1Y 4HG (5-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus station).
  • Contact information: (+44) 20-7451-1780 / [email protected] / [email protected] (for emergencies)
  • Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 09:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.2

2. Philippine ePassport Renewal Processing Center in Dublin, Ireland.

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Photo Credit: Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom Official Facebook Page.

On a Facebook post published in October 20213, the Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom officially announced that the new Philippine ePassport Renewal Processing Center in Dublin, Ireland has finally opened.

The new processing center is open from Monday to Friday but by appointment only4. To book an appointment via VFS Global, either scan the QR code shown in the photo above or click this link.

Take note, however, that this venue only processes simple passport renewal applications for both adults and minors. You will need to apply directly at the Philippine Embassy in London if your concern is one of the following:

  • Renewal of Philippine passport that has been expired for two (2) years or more
  • New ePassport application
  • Renewal application with request to change applicant’s name
  • Replacement of lost or damaged Philippine passport
  • Other complicated passport applications

3. Philippine ePassport Renewal Center in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Photo Credit: Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom Official Facebook Page.

In October 2021, the Philippine Embassy in the UK simultaneously announced the opening of new Philippine ePassport Renewal Centers in both Dublin, Ireland, and Edinburgh, Scotland. The new passport renewal center in Scotland5 is likewise open from Monday to Friday but by appointment only. If you want to secure an appointment via VFS Global, scan the QR code above or click this link.

Again, transactions processed at these new renewal centers are only straightforward passport renewal applications. If your concern is about the renewal of a passport that has been expired for two years or more, a lost/damaged passport that you want to replace, or other more complicated issues, please proceed to the Philippine Embassy in London.

4. Consular outreach mission.

If you live too far from London, a more convenient way to renew your passport is through a consular outreach in your area.

The Embassy announces upcoming consular missions on its website and Facebook page.

Each announcement includes the schedule, venue, and link to the appointment request form.

Booking an appointment is a must for applicants in most consular missions, while some accept walk-in applicants.

Provide your own self-addressed envelope at the outreach site for mailing your new passport. You may pay for the postage stamps on-site.

Update: As of October 2021, the Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom plans to continue its outreach mission6. Check the embassy’s webpage for updates.

 

Philippine Passport Renewal in UK: 5 Steps.

Here’s the updated step-by-step guide to renewing your Philippine passport in the UK7:

1. Secure an online appointment.

The Philippine Embassy’s passport renewal service is by appointment only. Before you go to the Embassy in London, book a slot first through the passport appointment system

Click on Passport from the list of services and then choose an available date and time for your passport renewal. Enter the required details and submit the accomplished online form. Lastly, print the appointment confirmation sent to your email.

If you’re struggling to get an appointment slot, just be persistent and try to book an appointment at multiple random times. The Embassy in London will continue to gradually release appointment slots. When exactly these slots will be released isn’t stated but the passport application page mentions that new appointment schedules are added every second and fourth Monday of the month, between 12 PM and 3 PM.

The services at the new Philippine ePassport Renewal Processing Centers in Dublin, Ireland, and Edinburgh, Scotland are likewise available by appointment only. If you want to book an appointment, just click the following links:

2. Go to the passport renewal venue on the day of your appointment.

a. Philippine passport renewal at the Embassy in London.

Arrive early at the Embassy on your day of passport appointment.

Proceed to the Consular Hall on the ground floor and get a ticket from the queue number machine.

When your number is called, go to the Processing Counter and submit the requirements for evaluation.

b. Philippine passport renewal at the new processing centers in Dublin and Edinburgh.

As for the new passport renewal centers in Ireland and Scotland, their addresses are as follows:

3. Pay the Philippine passport renewal fee.

Go to the cashier and pay GBP 55 for the passport processing fee.

4. Have your photo and biometric data captured.

Proceed to the Passport Encoding Room for your photo and biometric data capture, data encoding, and data verification.

5. Receive your new Philippine passport.

Processing passport renewals filed in the Embassy take around eight (8) to ten (10) weeks.

Personal pickup of the passport at the Embassy is not allowed. When your new passport is ready for release, the Embassy will mail it to you using the envelope you submitted during your renewal application.

 

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. Passport. (2021). Retrieved 23 October 2021, from https://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph/consular-matters/passport
  2. Contact Details. (2020). Retrieved 13 October 2021, from https://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph/contact-us/contact-us
  3. Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom. (2021). Now Open! Philippine ePassport Processing Center in Dublin, Ireland [Image]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/PHLinUK/photos/mga-kababayan-sa-ireland-maaari-ng-magparenew-ng-pasaporte-sa-ireland-dahil-buka/4858823454136448/
  4. VFS Philippine ePassport Processing Centers Now Open in Edinburgh and Dublin. (2021). Retrieved 23 October 2021, from https://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph/embassy-news/1269-vfs-philippine-epassport-processing-centers-now-open-in-edinburgh-and-dublin
  5. Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom. (2021). Now Open! Philippine ePassport Renewal Center in Edinburgh, Scotland [Image]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/PHLinUK/photos/a.734392906579544/4856927664326027/?type=3&theater
  6. Embassy of the Philippines – London, United Kingdom. (2021). Request for Quotation and Terms of Reference (Plane Tickets) for the Consular Mission to Dublin on October 7 to 10, 2021.
  7. Passport. (2021). Retrieved 13 October 2021, from https://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph/consular-matters/passport#epassport

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.

52 thoughts on “How to Renew Philippine Passport in the UK (United Kingdom)

  1. Please would it be possible to send the completed renewal application form plus the old Phil passport and the pre-paid returned stamped direct to Philippines Embassy. This is including the renewal fee via contactless.

    Is there a BACS Transfer facilities payment link for payment for the fees.

    Due to Covid and a Senior Citizens of 86 years old is unable to travel for this appointment only.

    Please advise.

    Many thanks . Ellie Pullen

  2. Hello there! I just want to know how can I renew my Phil Passport that expires this Oct 2021. Thank you!

  3. Hello,

    Is the processing time of 4-6 weeks is accurate? On dfa london website it says 8-10 weeks.

    Many thanks!

    Lily

    1. We’ve updated the information as indicated on the Consulate website. Processing time is 8 to 10 weeks.

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    Hi.. im appointment for passport renewal will be on 4th of January 2021 and im working in ireland, are they going to keep my old passport or no need? Im worried if they will keep it , i need my passport to go back in Ireland

  5. Hi.. im appointment for passport renewal will be on 4th of January 2021 and im working in ireland, are they going to keep my old passport or no need? Im worried if they will keep it , i need my passport to go back in Ireland

  6. Any additional requirements for me to renew my passport which is expired at least 6 years? Regards – Caren T.

  7. Hi, do I just buy that royal mail envelope as seen in the link and just hand write my details on it? Does that mean that envelope is already tracked and stamped?

  8. Hi Venus,
    Do you think I can still renew my Philippine passport even after it has been expired for years? I have been using my British passport for travelling. I need to go home urgently due to my mothers health deteriorating and I understand they don’t issue uk visa in at the customs? I would really appreciate your thoughts on this.
    Thank you in advance for your time.

    Virgie Lewis

  9. Hi! My mother’s (she is 79 years old and a UK resident)) passport has been expired since last March 2020, I’ve been trying to secure an appointment for her but unfortunately no available slots up to this time, please advice.. thank you.

  10. Hi, could I travel back to the Philippines with less than 6 months passport validity? I was thinking to renew my passport in the UK before traveling but my UK visa is goin to be expired in a month. I am an OFW in UAE and got stuck here in the UK since March 2020 due to the closure of the boarders and I have been trying to get back there but I couldn’t for some circumstances. Is there any other way that I could get a document or passport in a month that could help me out to get back to UAE or Philippines?

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