Philippine Passport Renewal for Filipinos in Australia

Philippine Passport Renewal for Filipinos in Australia 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.

 

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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.

 

The Philippine Embassy in Canberra announced this year’s mobile mission dates in Perth and Brisbane.

 

CITY AND VENUE

DATE AND TIME

PRE-REGISTRATION DATES

PERTH

Filipino Australian Club of Perth Inc. (FACPI) Club Hall, 1 Catherine St, Bedford, WA

Passport:

5-8 July 2016, 8AM-5PM

Dual Citizenship Oath Taking

5 and 6 July 2016, 3PM

11 April 2016 to 14 June 2016

BRISBANE

Chermside Kedron Uniting Church

560 Gympie Road, Chermside

Passport:

13-16 September 2016, 8AM-5PM

Dual Citizenship Oath Taking

13 and 14 September 2016, 3PM

20 June 2016 to 23 August 2016

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.

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23 comments on “Philippine Passport Renewal for Filipinos in Australia
  1. Dr Bob East says:

    I am making an inquiry on behalf of my wife who is a temporary Australian resident–application for permanency submitted in August 2016.
    My question please. Will the Philippine Embassy be conducting a mobile mission date for Brisbane (passport) sometime in 2017?

    Thank you
    Dr Robert (Bob) East

  2. Hi. I would like to ask about the schedule of mobile passporting here in Perth? when I can register for the slot. Thank you and Godbless…..

    • Crispin Aninipot Abande says:

      Hi…when is the date of mobile passport renewal in perth this year 2017?my passport expired on june 17 2017.and i want to go vacation this coming may 2017.what is the best way…thank you…

  3. Abner Caleon says:

    Will the Philippine Embassy be conducting a mobile mission for renewal of passport here at Perth WA for this year 2017? When is the schedule?

    Thank you very much.

  4. Mercy igot says:

    Hi i have an inquire about renewing my passport.it will expire march 2017 and i have no idea what to do.i just got a baby here in melbourne and i wanna know if there is any easy way to renew my passport not going all the way to sydney.as i cant afford to travel aswell please let me know asap.need to organised the renewal before the expirements in 2 months thanks

  5. Hi, i would like to ask the schedule of mobile passport renewing here in perth WA? Because my passport will be expire on April 2017… thanks ! And god bless always…

  6. Edgar Tongson says:

    Hi, My Philippine passport will expires on March 2017, is there any schedule of mobile passport renewing in Perth this year? Thanks…

  7. fernando s, amansec says:

    Hi..when is the date of mobile passport renewal in perth.This year 2017 my passport expired on dec.03 2017 and i want renew it..thank you

  8. allan charles caoili says:

    pls help me,my passport will be expired in the 8th of feb,I missed look at the date,the only day I could come is by 2nd week of feb..is there any consequences about this?..thank you..do we need appointment before I go to Canberra?.to renew?.

  9. DEMETRIA TADEM MCHARDY says:

    WHEN CAN I RENEW MY PASSPORT IN BRISBANE I HAVE GREEN ONE

    IF I GO CANBERRA CAN I WAIT TO RECEIVE IT

  10. Marjun Gamueda says:

    I reside in Far North Queensland and the closest city is Cairns. Is there a Mobile Passport Mission
    in Cairns and what are the schedule dates. Many thanks.

  11. Emielou says:

    I’m just going to ask if my new passport ready to collect? I renewed last November 11,2016. Please let me know so I can manage to pick it up from Sydney thanks a lot!
    Cheers

  12. Maricel says:

    Hello need help how can’t i renew my passport expired on 17 april 2017,im leaving here in cairns have 2 kids,i married in may 26 2015 here in australia,im using fiancee visa so im still using my last name not my husband name how can’t i changes it through my passport?

  13. IRISH MAE REMOLADO says:

    Hi Im currently in Darwin NT. i wanna inquire about when is the schedule for mobile passporting in Darwin this year 2017. my passport will expire January 2018. I wanna also change my last name using my husband name whats the requirement? what will i do so Philippines will recognize my marriage in Australia. I been calling the consulate here but no answer. please help me guys. thank you.

  14. Arlyn duarte says:

    Hello please help me..i am here in brisbane with the bridging visa.my passport expired on oct 18 2017.but we plan to go thailand on april.not sure if i can travel.

  15. Dennis Nicolas says:

    Hello, I need help. How to get appointment of passport renewal?

  16. My question is, how to do an appointment for renewal of passport here in perth western Australian? Because my passport is valid only until November 12, 2017.

  17. My question are, the Philippine consulate have passport renewal in Perth western Australian? And how to do an appointment for renewal of passport here in perth western Australian? Because my passport is valid only until November 12, 2017.

  18. Ren says:

    How much does it cost?

  19. Genara Atkin says:

    Hello..i just wanna ask how can i activate my passport?as i have just received it i was told from the embassy to activate it on line many thanks genara atkin

  20. Lucyl Hull says:

    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.

  21. michael hernandez says:

    same situation, my passport expires last jan 2017, planning to go home in philippines this december.. when is the scheduled mobile pilot in perth?

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