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.
Note: Keep your Philippine passport valid. make sure your passport is valid for 6 months. Travelling with less than 6 months validity may not be possible at all or get you into trouble with the immigration officer in the airports.
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:
- Book an appointment
- Go to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate as a walk-in client
- Attend 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.
Use the search form to find the Philippine Embassy or Consulate or consular outreach program in your area.
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)
OFWs can also renew their passport in the Philippines but it is best to do so in their country of residence.
United States of America
To renew the Philippine passport in USA, click any of the link below or find out here on which embassy or consulate has the consular jurisdiction based on your residency.
- Agana, Guam
- Chicago, IL
- Honolulu, HI
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York, NY
- Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
- San Francisco, CA
- Washington, DC
Photo Credit: By self-taken (Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons