Philippine Passport Renewal for Filipinos in Australia

 

Do you know when your Philippine passport expires?

 

If you don’t, better go check. You need to renew your passport at least six months before it expires especially if you intend to travel overseas.

 

Passport renewals require personal appearance of the applicant.  Other requirements are:

 

1. Accomplished application form

 

Download the application form here.

 

2.  Most recent or expired passport

 

Please have the first page, last page and Australian visa page of your passport photocopied.

 

For brown passport issued before May 1, 1995 bring the original passport and a photocopy of pages 1 to 4 and the last page.

 

Also bring your birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or a Certified True Copy from the Philippine Local Civil Registrar. For those born abroad, present your Report of Birth issued by the Philippine Embassy or consulate.

 

For Green passport issued after May 1, 1995, bring along the original passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport.

 

Machine Readable Passport (MRP) issued from 2007-2010, bring original passport and photocopy of data page and last page of passport plus birth certificate issued by NSO or a Certified True Copy of the birth certificate by the local civil register.

 

If birth certificate is not available, old, cancelled passports may substitute for the birth certificate.

 

3.  Valid picture IDs and other supporting documents to prove identity

 

Valid IDs include: digitized SSS ID, driver’s license, GSIS e-card, PRC ID, IBP ID, OWWA ID, Digitized BIR ID, Senior Citizen’s ID.

 

Old college IDs, Alumni ID and old employment ID are also acceptable.

 

Supporting documents include voter’s ID, NSO Marriage contract, land title, Seaman’s book, Elementary or High School form 137 or Transcript with readable dry seal, Government Service Record, NBI clearance and Barangay clearance.

 

Other documents showing correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature that were given at least a year before application may be considered as well. These may include: NSO Birth Certificate of child, SSS-E1 form or Microfilmed copy, Income Tax Return (ITR), Voter’s certification, school yearbook and community tax certificate or sedula.

 

Present at least 3 supporting documents.

 

4. Australian visa page or visa grant notice

 
  • Permanent Residents

Printed recent Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) or printed recent Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status CERS.

 
  • Dual Citizens

Oath of Allegiance, Identification certificate, and order of approval

 

5. Additional requirements

 

The Philippine Consulate may require additional documents if inconsistencies are found.

 
  • For married women

To use your married name, bring your Marriage Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) from the NSO or a certified true copy of it from the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO, if married in the Philippines.

On the other hand, a Report of Marriage issued by the Consulate or the Philippine Embassy should be presented if marriage was abroad.

 
  • Reverting to maiden name

Conversely, those who want to use their maiden names again, present your birth certificate from NSO or a Certified True Copy of the birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by the NSO.

 

Those who were born outside the Philippines should produce a Report of Birth issued by the Consulate or the Embassy.

 

Widows should procure the death certificate of their husband while those with annulled marriages should bring with them a Certified True Copy of annotated NSO marriage Contract and Court Order affecting annulment.

 

Those who are divorced need to have the following documents:

 
  • Certified True Copy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment on divorce secured by foreign spouse authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where divorce was obtained

  • Original and certified true copy of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree.

  • NSO Marriage Contract with the annotation of the Divorce Decree

  • Passports may be renewed at the following offices in Australia:

  • Philippine Consulate General, Sydney

 

The Consulate is at

 

Level 1 Philippine Center

27-33 Wentworth Ave.,

Sydney NSW 2000.

They can be reached at (02) 9262 7377.

 

No appointments are required, applicants are served on first come, first served basis. Passport processing fee is AUD108. They ONLY accept cash. Processing of documents is between 9AM and 1PM.

 

The Philippine Consulate General used a flowchart to illustrate the process that applicants may expect while renewing their passport. A photo capture guideline is also available.

 

Philippine Embassy, Canberra

The Philippine Embassy is at

 

1 Moonah Place,

Yarralumia ACT 2600

The embassy can be reached at +61 2 6273 2535/36

To learn more about the new ePassport, read through their FAQ’s here.

 

If you are from other states apart from NSW and ACT and you do not have time to fly to either state, make use of Mobile Passport Missions.

 

The Mobile Mission is the Embassy’s answer to the needs of the Filipinos in other Australian states outside of ACT and NSW and those in remote areas to get their ePassports. The new ePassport replaces the old green and maroon Philippine Passports which according to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila are already phased out. Last October, immigration authorities only accepted the more secure e-Passports.

 
e passport Philippine Passport Renewal for Filipinos in Australia

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In mobile missions, field personnel visit different sites around the country to take the biometrics for Philippine ePassport applicants. They also administer the oath of allegiance to petitioners for dual citizenship.

 

For mobile missions, applicants should pre-register and secure an appointment before the scheduled missions. This is important because walk-in applicants will not be accommodated.

Darwin and Adelaide are also having their mobile missions this April while Melbourne had theirs last December.
 

If you are from Perth and Brisbane, pre-register on the appointed dates by mailing the following documents:

 

1. Accomplished ePassport Application Form – please include a working e-mail address and other contact details in the application form. The embassy will contact you about your appointment through your email address.

 

Expect the embassy’s schedule within three weeks. If no e-mail is received, please check Spam folder first. Kindly call the Embassy to ask for the appointment and also to confirm attendance. You may reach the embassy passport section at (02) 62732535 or 62732536 extension 231 or e-mail at cbrpe@philembassy.org.au or Canberra..pe@dfa.gov.ph

 

2. Photocopy of data page of current password

 

3. Photocopy of Australian visa

 

Send the documents to:

 

Philippine Embassy

1 Moonah Place

Yarralumla, ACT 2600

Please be at the mobile site at least 30 minutes before scheduled appointment. Remember to bring your passport and AUD 118 for the postal money order for the ePassport service fee payable to the “Philippine Embassy.”

 

Passports will be ready in 8-10 weeks as they are printed in Manila. Check the Embassy’s website to view the list of applicants whose passports are ready for release.

 

To have the embassy deliver the ePassport by post to you, mail the Philippine Embassy (ame address above) through registered post or express post platinum and send the following:

 
  1. Original old/ current passport

  2. Passport of official receipt

If you happen to be in the Philippines and you need to have your passport renewed, just log on to passport.com.ph to set the earliest appointment in any of the DFA main and regional offices or several malls in Metro Manila.

 

Getting a new passport is relatively easier now than before (if you remember the crazy lines down at the DFA office in Manila) although, you may need to stretch your patience a bit to wait for the passport to be available.

Comments
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Jun 26, 2017
Eden Lucido said: "hi. is there already an epassport mobile in Brisbane for this year (sept.2017? can i submit my pre -registration application form now even if there is no announcement released yet?".
Jun 16, 2017
Rachel Villarosa said: "Hi ! I would like to inquire when is the next mobile passport here in Perth WA? My passpost is expired already. And im planning to go for a vacation. Thank you.".
Jun 14, 2017
Marianne U said: "Good day! I would like to ask for a help how to renew my passport that will expire this coming August 2017. I lived at Perth Western Australia I need to know when is the next Mobile Passport Missions as I cannot afford to go in Sydney or Canberra for the renewal of my passport and because of work. I would really appreciate any answers or email thanks very much and Mabuhay po kayo".
May 16, 2017
michael hernandez said: "same situation, my passport expires last jan 2017, planning to go home in philippines this december.. when is the scheduled mobile pilot in perth?".
May 15, 2017
Lucyl Hull said: "good day! My passport will expire next year May 2018. Just want to know what i will do as I am currently living in a remote area here in south Australia in APY Land. traveling is not easy and costly. it's 460 KM away from Alice springs. And please let me know the requirements needed. your reply is highly appreciated.".