How to Renew Child’s Philippine Passport in Dubai

how to renew phil passport in dubai for child


B’s passport will expire in November this year. Since we plan to travel in September, we decided to renew early.

When to renew your child’s passport

In general, it’s always a good practice to have at least 6 months validity on a passport. When applying for a visa, some embassies usually require between 3 to 6 months of passport validity. Another reason to renew before the passport expires is that it can take up to a month or possibly more to get the new passport.


Plan and prepare for your child’s passport renewal

  • Check if the consulate is open on the day you want to go there for the renewal. You will hate yourself if you turn up to the consulate just to find out that they are closed because of some holiday that we do not normally celebrate here in Dubai.
  • Prepare all the required documents which is usually listed in Dubai PCG website. Fill up the required form and make sure that data is entered correctly. It’s good practice to ask someone else to check after you filled it up.
  • Make clear copies of the required documents and bring one or two copies more than what is actually required.  It’s better to be prepared than go out of waiting line just to get another copy of your document.
  • Find out how much you need to pay and bring exact change. Other people in the line will curse at you for delaying them just because you paid a small amount with a large bill.
  • If your child goes to school, check that there are no test or examinations or quizzes on the date you plan to renew. Tell the school if your child will be skipping school on the day of the renewal.

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On the date of the renewal of your child’s passport:

  • Check again if there is any update on embassy/consulate timing. 
  • Double check all your documents.
  • Prepare your child by letting them know where you are going.
  • Dress appropriately for the occasion and for the weather. Don’t make them wear a jacket during summer just to look cool.
  • Please wear shoes and pants. There is a signboard in the entrance of the consulate stating that they will not allow entry if you are wearing slippers or shorts. 
  • Pack something to eat and drink for you and the child just in case the waiting time is longer than usual. Before leaving the house make sure you and your child have done your business in the toilet. Trust me, you would not want to get out of line just because you or your kid wants to pee.
  • Before exiting your door, check your documents again and make sure you also have a pen.
  • On the way to the consulate/embassy, continue preparing your child by giving them an idea on what to expect. Tell them that someone will take their picture, and that they should look at the camera. Also, tell them there might be a lot of people and that they may have to stand in line for a while.
  • After entering the gate of the consulate, it’s good practice to let the guard know what you want to do so that he can guide you where to go.

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Steps to follow once you are in the Philippine Consulate/Embassy

  1. Proceed to Passport Processing Area in Hall C for document verification.
  2. Go to the Cashier located inside Hall B to pay for the renewal charge.
  3. Proceed to Passport Encoding Area just opposite the Cashier for the biometrics capture.
  4. After 2 weeks regularly check the list of passport ready for collection in the consulate/embassy website

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For “B” and I, the whole process took about 30 minutes, the longest time spent is on cashier followed by the encoding process because “B” cannot seem to stare at the camera.

Ensure safe keeping of the receipt, it will be required in the collection of the new passport.

Please comment if you find this useful or to tell us if things have changed already.

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  • Beverly dumaw-il

    Pls help, how will I renew my son passport ,me and my son here in Dubai and my son in the philipines.

    January 21, 2018 at 9:32 PM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      Your son have to be taken to DFA or any of their regional offices. No appointment required if the minor is under 7.

      January 21, 2018 at 9:41 PM Reply
  • How to Renew the Philippine Passport of Your Child (5 Years Old & Below) | Dubai OFW


    December 7, 2017 at 7:11 AM Reply
    • jkjm9921

      Hi boss Alvin just now I checked DFA Manila website it it says that for the renewal of passport of minor 7 years old and below there is no need for an appointment and can go direct to PRIORITY LANE and now in Dubai consulate site it says that 5 years old and below??? which is true???

      January 9, 2018 at 2:28 PM Reply
  • Franklin Agsalud

    Hi ask ko lang po if anu-ano po ang requirements for renewal of passport for child below 5 years old. Salamat po

    November 19, 2017 at 11:21 AM Reply
  • Joel

    We would like to renew the passport of my 8 year old daughter for the second time. May I ask why are we required to produce a report of birth document all of a sudden? Thanks.

    November 14, 2017 at 9:39 AM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      Additional supporting documents that may be required as necessary, especially for applicants with incomplete place of birth in old passport, with dual citizenship and with foreign-sounding family names to prove citizenship.

      November 14, 2017 at 12:13 PM Reply
      • JOEL

        As I have said, this is the second renewal of passport of my daughter which means that all necessary information regarding place of birth, etc. has been completed from the very beginning as otherwise, they wouldn’t have issued the first passport after birth. I really need to understand the logic behind it because it will take a lot of time to get a copy from PSA then have it authenticated from the DFA and UAE Embassy then shipped it to UAE before they could start the process.

        November 15, 2017 at 9:21 AM Reply
        • Alvin | AB&Me

          The requirement for additional document applies to all whose place of birth indicated in the old passport is not specific to a City/Municipality. This requirement was implemented during the last 3 years.

          DFA authentication and UAE embassy authentication should not be necessary as you are not submitting the document to UAE authorities. PSA documents can be requested online.

          Kindly note that this blog is not affiliated with the Philippine Consulate in Dubai. If you would like to discuss further, please contact the consulate directly.

          November 15, 2017 at 9:34 AM Reply
  • leanirni

    Hi, how the requirements for renewal if the children are left in the Philippines with their parents abroad (Dubai)? thanks

    October 10, 2017 at 12:51 PM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      The blog post is about renewing childs passport in Dubai. If the children are in the Philippines, their passport have to be renewed in the Philippines even if their parents are abroad.

      You may have to authorize and appoint a guardian to accompany the child during the renewal process. Same documents are required. Old passport, application form, personal appearance. For kids 7 years and below does not require an appointment.

      October 10, 2017 at 12:59 PM Reply
  • Sharon

    Kelangan po ng appointment ng anak ko with age po of 10 & 14? Need b mg personal appearance nila?.

    November 27, 2016 at 6:20 AM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      Yes, for kids above the age of 5 appointment is required. Personal appearance is mandatory for bio-metrics capture.

      November 27, 2016 at 8:41 AM Reply
  • Patrick

    hi my sons passport is already expired, hes turning 7 this November, thank you

    November 15, 2016 at 9:39 AM Reply
  • Nel

    Hi ask ko lang about sa ticket if pwede kumuha muna ako ng dummy kasi what if di maapprove visa ko sayang yung ibabayad ko sa ticket if ever pano po dapat gawin?

    June 6, 2016 at 5:04 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      ticket po para saan? parang hindi tugma yung question nyo sa topic.

      June 6, 2016 at 5:25 PM Reply

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