Finally got my passport back! Here’s how you can collect your passport from the Philippine Consulate in Dubai after the renewal process:
Philippine Passport Collection Process (Philippine Passport Collection in Dubai)
- Check if your passport is ready for releasing. You can do that through the Philippine Consulate General, Dubai official webpage.
- Deposit your old passport and receipt at the releasing counter
- When your name is called, collect your new passport.
- Go buy some Filipino delicacies outside (optional!)
PCG Dubai and Northern Emirates facebook page regularly posts updates when they have new passports for releasing, however, they DO NOT accept appointments for renewal in Facebook which I already stated in my previous post. Also, I see some “kabayans” asking if the people in the consulate could check if their passport is already available etc etc.. Here’s my take on that: the process is very clear, it is OUR responsibility to check if our passport is ready for collection. If your passport is not on the list, then it is not yet ready. Right!?
Also, they will only hold your passport for 6 months from the time it was issued. If it remains unclaimed after this grace period, it will get cancelled. Sorry ka na lang, teh. Let’s all do our part in this process. Less reklamo, more diligence. [edited to add: Check PCG Facebook Page for passport release, they sometimes post advisories.]
Now, time to put stamps and visas on this fresh passport. Weeee!!!
I have been receiving emails and comments on this post and while I appreciate having people reading my blog (and hopefully helping them!!) please note that I am not, in any way, connected to the Philippine Consulate. I cannot check if your passports are ready. I have listed the steps above to help everyone to have an idea on how to go about the process. If you still have questions, kindly contact the Consulate. Thanks!