Aside from sending remittances to the Philippines, OFWs has another common task that is important as a worker and a traveller.
We all have to get a Philippine passport at some point and for OFWs, the renewal of the Philippine passport several times abroad is common and time consuming (equates to a long wait).
The Philippine passport serves as an identification and often the basis of the validity of work permit. It’s crucial yet sometimes neglected only to be remembered if there’s a trip coming up or an emergency back home.
Like the Psycho movie, the passed validity date horrifies anybody. Stress follows. Then more stress.
Don’t let it happen to you. Renew your Philippine passport ahead of time.
Time. We all have it. Not having the time to renew the passport is an excuse that cannot help facilitate the process.
Where to Renew the Philippine Passport
The Philippine Embassy and Consulates all over the world oversee the application and renewal of Philippine passport. You can get a passport by:
- Booking an appointment
- Going as a walk-in
- Attending a consular outreach program
The process is different from one office in a country to another. Check the instructions and follow the procedures accordingly to avoid delay in the application of the Philippine passport.
1. In a Foreign Country
The Philippine Embassy and Consulates have consular jurisdiction in different countries all over the world. The offices provides consular services particularly the renewal of the passport of Filipinos.
2. In the Philippines
The Online Passport Application and Appointment System of the DFA Office of Consular Affairs is currently being offered only for applications in the following areas:
- Selected regional consular offices in the Philippines
- DFA Manila (Aseana)
- Satellite offices within Metro Manila (Ali Mall, SM Manila, SM Megamall, and Alabang Town Center)
Photo Credit: By self-taken (Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons