The Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC (District of Columbia) or simply “the District” is the principal representative of the Philippine Government in the United States of America.
The embassy has different functions: political, economic, cultural, press and information, and consular. In terms of consular function, Filipinos can avail the efficient processing of legal documents, visas, and passports.
Who Can Renew the Philippine Passport in Washington, DC
The Embassy of the Philippines in the District of Columbia has a consular jurisdiction in the following states and countries:
States of America: Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia;
Outside USA: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda,
Aruba, Bonaire, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Guantanamo Bay, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saba, S t. Eustatius, St. Maartin, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and U.S. Virgin Islands
2 Ways of Renewing the Philippine Passport
Option 1: The easiest way to renew your passport is to go to the embassy because applicants are served on a walk-in basis. Appointment is not required.
Option 2: Another option is to wait for the consular outreach program of the Embassy of the Philippines in the state or country where you are residing.
Walk-in Applicants of e-Passport in Washington, DC
This post will focus on walk-in passport renewal at the embassy. (Click here to learn the instructions for loss of passport, passport renewal for minors, and new passport.)
The processing of e-Passport will take 8 weeks. Before going to the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, make sure that you have all the requirements or contact the embassy through email or phone for any questions.
- Accomplished passport application form (use pen with black or blue ink)
- Latest passport
- One photocopy of data pages of the passport (page 1 for the green passport / pages 1-3 for the brown passport)
- For applicant who has a brown passport, provide a photocopy of any valid ID showing the middle name:
- State ID
- Driver’s license
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Baptismal certificate
- Resident alien card (green card), a proof of Filipino Citizenship
- Envelope for passport to be mailed back:
- Self-addressed return envelope with appropriate stamps for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, or
- Pre-paid mailing envelope from private courier of choice
- The passport fee of $60.00 is non-refundable:
- payable in cash, money order, bank draft, certified check or cashier’s check
- made payable to “Embassy of the Philippines”
- credit cards and personal checks are not accepted
You should take note of the tracking numbers of the envelope submitted for the application. The Philippine Embassy assumes no responsibility for any delay and passport loss in the mail or while it is in the custody of the courier service.
EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES, WASHINGTON DC
Consular Section (Visa, Passport and Legal Matters)
1617 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 467-9325
Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) except on Philippine and United States holidays
Although your main agenda is to renew Philippine passport in Washington, DC, you shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the Jose Rizal Library in the third floor of the Embassy of the Philippines.
You can also have a look at the Philippine Ambassador’s Official Residence at 2253 R St, NW. It was built in 1904 and was once the home of four former U.S. Presidents.
Resources: Embassy of the Philippines, Washington DC – Consular & Other Services, Presidential Communications Operations Office
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