Filipinos living in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain can now save time setting appointments online for passport renewal instead of visiting the embassy to do the same thing.
According to Maria Roseny Fangco, Vice Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the online appointment system is already functional, with the first passport appointment set on September 1.
“Those who need to renew their passports don’t have to come to the embassy any more to manually log their appointment in the logbook system. They can do it online now. The reason why we haven’t publicised the appointment system yet is because we still have slots in the logbook until August,” Fangco told Gulf News.
To book an appointment with Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, applicants can access the page http://auhpe.checkappointments.com/ which is linked directly from the homepage of the official website of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, and follow the instructions as shown onscreen.
The embassy can accommodate 36 transactions every two hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Equipped with two data capturing machines, the embassy can handle between 140 to 160 applications a day.
The embassy takes 36 applicants every two hours on a first-come, first-served basis. This means an applicant who chose the 8am slot may be accommodated between 8am and 10am, those who choose the 10am slot may be accommodated between 10am and 11.59am.
The embassy handles between 140 and 160 passport renewal applications per day and has two data capturing machines.