How to Renew Philippine Passport in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Note: Philippine passport holders are advice to renew their passports at least 9 months before expiration. Travelers with passports that will expire in less than 6 months may encounter problems boarding aircrafts and/or entering a country.

In March 1947, The Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles was established as an extension of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, California.

Later in October 1955, the 7th President Ramon Magsaysay, elevated the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles to a Consulate General.

Who Can Renew the Philippine Passport in Los Angeles, CA

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles has a consular jurisdiction in the following states of USA:

  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Southern California (Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Kern)
  • Southern Nevada (Nye, Las Vegas, Clark, and Lincoln)
  • Texas

Filipinos residing in the above-mentioned states can renew the Philippine passport at PCG in Los Angeles.

2 Ways of Renewing the Philippine Passport

Option 1: Go to the Consulate as a walk-in applicant. The Consulate has a first come, first served policy so appointment is not required.

Option 2: Go to the consular outreach program that is scheduled in different locations. Stay up-to-date of any changes in the schedule since the outreach can be cancelled or moved in a different date or venue.

Renew Philippine Passport in Los Angeles
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Walk-in e-Passport Applicant

Everyone has a goal of finishing the process as early as possible so expect a busy day for a consulate with first come, first served policy.

Only applicants are allowed inside the Consulate premises except the following applicants who can only be accompanied by one person:

  1. Those with obvious physical disability
  2. Those unable to read or write
  3. Applicants over the age of 65 AND with obvious physical disability OR unable to read or writ
  4. Applicants under the age of 18.

Requirements:

  1. Duly-accomplished passport application form (use pen with black or blue ink)
  2. Latest passport
  3. One photocopy of data pages of the passport (page 1 for the green passport / pages 1-3 for the brown passport)
  4. For applicant who has a non-e-Passport (MRP – brown, MRPP – green, and brown passport), provides original copy:
    • Birth Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) if born in the Philippines
    • For married using husband’s surname: Marriage Certificate in Security Paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) if born in the Philippines
    • Order online if you DO NOT have a Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate issued by PSA
  5. Photocopy of any valid ID (full name and date of birth are clearly indicated) such as:
    • State ID
    • Driver’s license
    • School ID
  6. Proof that applicant has not applied for foreign citizenship (eg. resident alien card/green card)
  7. For dual citizens (per R.A. 9225)
    • Original Identification Certificate
    • Oath of Allegiance
    • Order of Approval
  8. Additional document may be required
  9. ANY of the following envelopes for the mailing of passport:
    • Self-addressed return envelope (US Postal Service), with appropriate stamps for express or priority mail with tracking numbers
    • Pre-paid mailing envelope from private courier of choice
    • Instead of bringing an envelope, you can also pay at the Consulate the mailing fee of $24.00 (cash, US Postal Money Order, or cashier’s check payable to the Consulate) for the US Postal Service Express Mail envelope with tracking number
  10. Passport fee of $60.00 (non-refundable). Choose your mode of payment:
    • Cash
    • Money order or cashier’s check payable to the “Philippine Consulate General”
    • Credit cards and personal checks are not accepted

Tip: Take note of the tracking numbers of all the envelopes.

Click HERE to find out the other requirements for the following:

  • First-time applicants
  • Replacement of lost passport
  • Passport for minors, dual citizens
  • In case of no birth record
  • New passport due to change in name


Processing Time: 10 weeks from the date of processing

Passport Fees:

Passport – $60.00
Lost Passport – $90.00
Lost E-passport – $150.00
Fax (for lost ppt) – $10.00

Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, California

Address: 3435 Wilshire Blvd #550, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
Phone: +1(213) 639-0980 to 85
Emergency Hotline: +1(213) 639-0990 (after office hours)
Fax: +1(213) 639-0990
Office Hours: Monday to Friday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Email: losangelespcg@earthlink.net and losangelespc@aol.com (it takes 10 working days to receive a response)
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Resource: Website of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles

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