How do I renew a Philippine passport in the U.S.?

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Philippine passport renewal in the U.S.

The Philippines also uses an ePassport. This means it has an electronic chip that stores information regarding its holder. You can renew your non-ePassport

For your Philippine passport renewal in the USA, you will need to appear at the Consulate General or Embassy of the Philippines. You can also make an appointment online for a passport appointment through the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Philippine Embassy is located at 1617 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C.

A Philippine Consulate General can be found in:

  • Guam, Agana
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, Texas
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA

Philippine passport renewal to the U.S.

After you have made your online appointment, gather the following items for your personal appearance at the Philippine consulate.

  • Confirmation of your appointment online
  • Fill out passport application form
  • You will need proof of Filipino citizenship, such as a Philippine marriage certificate, birth certificate, passport or old passport.
  • Current ePassport/non ePassport, with a photocopy the data page
  • If your passport is damaged or lost, you can submit a notarized Affidavit for Explanation. 

One of these forms of ID with a photocopy – for nonePassportapplications only:

  • Valid/latest passport
  • Social Security System Card
  • Card for Unified Multi-Purpose Insurance System
  • Card for Government Service Insurance System
  • Professional Regulatory Commission ID Card
  • Philippine identification card
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration eCard
  • Land Transportation Office Driver's License
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • Airman license (issued after August 2016).
  • Philippine Postal ID (issued November 2016)
  • The Philippines National Police allows firearms to be carried
  • Seafarer's Record Book (issued by the Maritime Industry Authority after February 2020)
  • Commission on Elections Voter Identification or Voter Certificate issued from the main office at Intramuros (Malaysian*).

NOTE: Certificates issued by regional offices of the Commission on Elections may require further verification. You must have a clearance from the police or NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), before you can submit a Voter Certificate.

For married women who want to change the last name of their husband, authenticated documents from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), will be needed:

  • Annotated birth certificate
  • Annotated PSA marriage certificate
  • A marriage contract
  • Spouse's death certificate.

Philippine passport renewal - Naturalized citizen

If you are a naturalized Filipino citizen and wish to renew your passport, then you must submit your Identification Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration.

Philippine passport renewal - dual citizenship

A dual citizen applicant must submit additional documents to be eligible for renewal of their passport.

  • PSA birth certificate/report of birth* (original, and a photocopy);
  • Philippine citizenship identification certificate issued in photocopy and original by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (or the Bureau of Immigration)

If the passport applicant is a dual citizen, i.e. If the passport applicant is a dual citizen from birth, i.e. one parent is Filipino and another parent is Filipino.

If the Philippine citizenship was retained/reacquired pursuant to the Republic Act No. 9225 (the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2002).

Philippine passport renewal to the U.S.-Fees and payment methods

A flat $60 fee is required to renew your passport. You can pay it in any of these ways:

  • Cash
  • Money order
  • Bank draft
  • Certified check
  • Cashier's check.

Personal checks and payments made with credit or debit cards will not be accepted.

Philippine passport renewal to the U.S.-Requirements for Minors

For applicants aged 18 or younger, a passport appointment is required and minor applicants must also appear in person. To renew a minor's passport, he or she must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian (authorized adult companion).

Before you make an appointment, gather the following:

  • Confirmation of your online appointment
  • Fill out a passport application form
  • Proof of Filipino citizenship, such as a Philippine marriage certificate, birth certificate, passport or old passport.
  • Current ePassport/passport along with a photocopy the data page
  • Original and photocopy of proof of guardianship
  • The passport of the parent/legal guardian or valid government-issued ID* (original as well as photocopy)
  • School ID (if minor applicant is a student).
  • If the passport is damaged or lost, you can submit a notarized Affidavit for Explanation.

NOTE: See the list above of acceptable forms ID for passport applications.

The marriage certificate of the parents must be submitted if the minor is being accompanied by only one parent. The mother must sign a Special Power to Attorney if the minor's parents have not been married and she is not present. The Special Power of Attorney issued overseas will need to be authenticated at the Embassy or Consulate General.

How do I renew a Philippine passport that has expired in the U.S.?

A passport that is expired in the Philippines requires a new application. What are the requirements for renewing a Philippine passport? Because it is a completely new application, the process for applying will be similar to that for a new passport.

Philippine passport renewal to the U.S.

The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila will print your new Philippine passport. Processing times vary from approximately 4 (fourteen) to 6 (6 (six) week from the date that you submit your passport application.

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You don't need to send a photo of yourself for new passport applications or passport renewals. Your photo will be taken at an embassy/consulate.

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How to renew your Philippine passport in the U.S.A: FAQ

This FAQ section is intended to answer any questions you might have about renewing your Philippine passport in the United States.

Where can I find the Philippine consulate in New York City?

556 5th Avenue is where you will find the Philippine consulate in New York City.

Is it possible to renew my Philippine passport online from the U.S.?

Renewing your Philippine passport requires that you make an appointment at a consulate, embassy or other government agency. Online appointments are required before you can visit. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Where can I get a Philippine passport renewal?

Renew your Philippine passport at any embassy in Washington, D.C., or any Philippine consulates in Guam, Atlanta, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco.

How much does a Philippine passport renewal cost in the U.S.?

The cost of renewing a Philippine passport in the U.S. is $60

Is it possible to renew my passport from the Philippines in New York City?

Yes, you can renew your Philippine passport in the Consulate General of Philippines located at 556 5th Avenue.

How can I make an appointment for my Philippine passport renewal?

An appointment must be made via the Department of Foreign Affairs site.

Renewing a Philippine passport in America - final thoughts

For all Filipino passport renewals, you will need to make an appointment at the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, D.C., where you can present all documentation proving your Filipino citizenship. You should book your appointment online well in advance of your travel date to avoid waiting times up to two months.

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