The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai has implemented a new rule regarding the renewal of Philippine passports.
In a memo posted in the Consulate’s website, it said that no walk-in applications will be accepted for passport renewals. Starting April 10, 2018, only those who need immediate renewal of their passports will be given priority. However, these parties need to send an email to the consulate along with proof that they need their passport on an urgent basis. People who fall in this category were indicated in the same memo.
Only those who need to renew their passport due to an emergency, medical reasons, death in the family will be given priority application for passport renewal. Applicants under such circumstances need only to send an email to email@example.com along with proof of their urgent passport renewal.
What is the new way to renew Philippine passport in Dubai?
In order to apply for the renewal of their Philippine passports, Filipinos in Dubai are now required to secure an appointment using the consulate’s online services. Once an appointment has been confirmed, they only need to bring thr required documents and payment of fees to get the renewal done.
Who are exempted from this new rule?
Apart from this, the consulate also reminded that those aged 12 and below; senior citizens, aged 60 and above; seafarers; domestic helpers; persons of determination; and pregnant women are exempted from online passport appointment. The latter two however must provide medical certificates during their renewal application.