Abu Dhabi is the home of many OFWs who are living in the UAE. Philippine Embassy is also located in Abu Dhabi while the Consulate is in Dubai. For OFWs who have passports that are about to expire, below is the guide on how to renew you Philippine Passport.
Please take note that this only acts as a guide. For more updates, you can check the Phil embassy information posted in the article below. We hope that this will help you in getting a new passport.
Steps in Renewing your Philippine Passport in Abu Dhabi
Tips: Based on my experience with the Phil embassy in Abu Dhabi, if you want to complete the process on the same day, you need to be there before office hours as there are Kabayans who come from far places like Al Ain and other parts of Abu Dhabi. It is a must that you come before office hours and to avoid long queue lines as they have a cut-off time depending on how many people they can service within the day. If you are not able to make it to the cut-off, you can book an appointment date at the doorman when you can come back and accomplish it.
Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi has moved to new location. Location map is here. If you are coming from Hamdan St. you can take any bus passing by Mushrif Mall then you have to walk from there or you can take a Taxi from Hamdan Street and will cost you approximately 20AED more or less.
Documents to Prepare
You also need to prepare the following documents.
- Original passport;
- One (1) photocopy of the passport data page;
- Fill up the ePassport Form. You can get a copy from the reception or download it here
- Passport fee of 240 AED.
- No Sleeveless/Slippers allowed in any government offices.
*Please note that steps may vary form time to time.
STEP 1: FALL IN LINE. Get a number from the queuing officer at the entrance of the embassy and wait for your number to be called.
STEP 2: DATA ENCODING & PICTURE TAKING. When your number is called out, Proceed to the data encoding and picture taking and hand them your documents. Make sure to check all the information encoded correctly or else they will charge you if you request it to be corrected once its printed out.
STEP 3: PAYMENT OF 240.00AED. Present all the documents that has been verified and encoded and make a payment of 240Dirhams. You will be given a claim stub for the release of your passport. Release may take approximately 30-60 days.
STEP 4: CHECK THE WEBSITE. After 30-60 days, you can check the list of ready for release passports here. It is wiser to check the website from time to time as there are times that passport becomes available immediately.
STEP 5: CLAIM THE PASSPORT. Do not forget to bring your Old Passport and claim stub. You need Physical appearance to claim your passport, unless the applicant is a minor, in which case the passport can be released to either parent upon presentation of identification.
Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi
Address: W-48, Street No. 8, Secto4 2-23, Plot 51, Al Qubaisat, Abu Dhabi – Location Map
Office Hours: Sundays to Thursdays 8:00AM to 5:00PM (except Holidays)
Contact No: 02 639 0006 Local 215/200 for Passport Renewal
Other Useful Articles:
- For Passport Extension, Replacement of Lost Passport & New Passport Applications (for Infants born in the UAE to Filipino parents)
- New Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi Location Map
- List of Ready to Pick-up Passports
The Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi Website – http://philembassy.ae/