How to Renew Philippine Passport in San Francisco, 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.

Who Can Renew the Philippine Passport in San Francisco, CA

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco has a consular jurisdiction in the following states of USA:

  1. Alaska
  2. Colorado
  3. Idaho
  4. Montana
  5. Northern California (San Jose, Oakland, Fresno, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Stocton, Napa, Union City, San Mateo, Vallejo, and Pittsburg)
  6. Northern Nevada (Carson, Churchill, Douglas Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storie, Washoe, White Pine, and Reno)
  7. Washington
  8. Oregon
  9. Utah
  10. Wyoming

Filipinos residing in the above-mentioned states and cities can renew the Philippine passport in PCG in San Francisco.

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 San Francisco
Marina at Pier 39 in San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Brocken Inaglory [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia Commons

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.

To finish early, avoid peak hours from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The best days to renew the passport is at 9:00 am or after 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bring extra ID with picture to be left to the building lobby guards for security purpose.


  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 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 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: 8 to 12 weeks

Passport Fees:

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

Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, California

Address: 447 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Phone: +1(415) 433-6666 to 68
Office Hours: Monday to Friday ( 9:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Email: (it takes 1-3 working days to receive a response)
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How to Get to the PCG in San Francisco

Commute directions for BART users:

  1. Disembark at Powell Station.
  2. Walk uphill along Powell St. towards Sutter St.
  3. Upon reaching Sutter St., turn right at the Starbucks shop.
  4. The Philippine Center is across the Mariott Hotel, with a Philippine flag above the entrance.

Resource: Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco

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