Philippines passports, travel tips and a checklist
Posted On July 24, 2021
A Philippines passport renewal is almost a year away, and many travelers are still trying to figure out how to do it.
For many, it’s a daunting task.
Here’s what you need to know to make sure you get your passport on time.
Read moreRead: How to renew your passport in one click: Philippines expatsGuide to renewing a Philippine passport in 1 minute: Philippine expatsHow to get your Philippines passport on a passport renewal: Philippines passport expatsWelcome to the Philippines passport renewals guide.
This guide will guide you through everything you need and get you ready to renew a passport in the Philippines.
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What you need for your passport renewal?
When your passport expires, it will expire on a date that will be confirmed by the Philippine government.
The Philippines government will then take care of all your documents.
This means you can get your Philippine passport on the same day as your passport will expire.
You will need to pay a fee to get a passport and a stamp.
The Philippine government has issued more than 300,000 passports and issued around 2.3 million stamps to the Philippine passport community.
If your passport is old and expired, you will be required to submit it for a new one and send it to the bureau of passports.
Your passport will need a stamp to verify your validity.
Your passport will have a stamp for a few years and will be replaced with a new stamp once it is renewed.
This process can take up to two months.
Your Philippine passport will include:Proof of identity (i.e., your passport number, passport photo, or other proof of identity)A copy of your Philippine addressA copy (of your passport) with a photocopy of your passport (to verify you are the original holder)A passport stamp to prove that you are indeed the holder of the passportThe Philippine Bureau of Passports has a guide for renewing passports in the country:What you should know when you need your passport renewed:When your Philippine visa expires, the Philippines will ask for a copy of the certificate of arrival and arrival stamp from your home country.
This is a photocopier-sized stamp that must be affixed to your passport before you can receive your Philippine visas.
Your Philippines passport will require a photocollier to be affixed to it.
Your Philippine passport needs to have the same date on the bottom and top as the stamp it will be affording to you.
The Philippines Bureau of passports has a passport stamps guide for new Philippine passport holders.
How to renew in the US:How to do a passport stamp:What to expect from passport stamps:How many stamps you need:If you need more stamps than the Philippines Bureau has issued for your Philippines visa, the bureau will help you fill out a form and mail it to your Philippine embassy.
Your visa renewal should take less than 30 days.
How do I renew my Philippines passport in a US airport?
You can renew your Philippines passports online or in person at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC.
If the Philippine embassy is located in Manila, the US embassy will assist you in filling out an online application.
If not, you can find the embassy in your city.
If this is not possible, you may call the Philippine consulate in your hometown or in a local branch of the embassy to have your documents sent to your address.
When you renew your Philippine passports, you need a passport-holder stamp, as well as a passport photo.
If there are two stamps on the passport, they will need two stamps to be included in your renewal.
If one stamp is missing, you should send the missing stamp to the passport bureau in your home city.
The bureau will mail you a replacement passport.
Once you receive your renewal stamps, you’ll need to send them to the Manila consulate.
The consulate will contact you by mail to make your passport renewable.
How do I do this?
If you have a US passport, you simply need to bring your passport with you to the US Embassy or Consulate in Manila.
If a Philippine visa has expired, then you’ll be required by the Philippines government to have a new Philippine visa and a passport issued.
Your Philippines visa will need either a photocostal of your Philippines address or a passport with a photograph of your current address.
You may also have to send your original Philippine visa to the embassy.
If you’re a US citizen, you are required to send a copy to the Embassy of the United States in Manila to receive your US passport.
You’ll need a photocopic copy of a US visa or visa application, passport and other documents to be sent to the American embassy.
The US embassy or consulate in Manila will contact the Philippine consular official in your foreign city to send the Philippine visa