Based on the 2016 census, there are 837,130 Filipinos in Canada and that number would have increased by today. Many are still Philippine Passport holders and the need to renew is inevitable. With the information gathered from the Embassy of the Philippines in Ottawa and Consulates across Canada, we’ve put together some detailed instructions to help you renew your passport with ease.
This is a requirement. Even those who were previously allowed to walk-in (senior citizens, PWDs, pregnant women, and children below age 7) should get an appointment online. Click on the appropriate link below to go to the online appointment system and read the detailed instructions on getting a slot.
After securing an online appointment, make sure to check your email for a confirmation message from the Embassy/Consulate with your schedule details and instruction. Print this email because you will present it as your proof of confirmed appointment on your passport renewal day.
Best to arrive at least 10 minutes earlier than your schedule. Present the printed confirmation appointment upon entry. You will also be asked to fill out a health declaration form at the entrance. You can download, print, and complete the form in advance. The health declaration form can be downloaded from the Embassy/Consulate’s website.
Proceed to the Consular Section and hand over your requirements to the appropriate window. The supporting documents will depend on whether the applicant is an adult or a minor. Here’s the list for adults:
For applicants to the PCG in Calgary, the new online appointment system (launched on October 25, 2020, for passport bookings from November 23, 2020, onwards) already includes online encoding of their personal information in the passport application form. Applicants must bring the printed application forms with barcodes when they come to the PCG on the date and time of their appointment.
Proceed to the cashier to pay the processing fee of CAD 87. Only cash, postal/bank money order, or bank-certified checks (payable to the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate Address: World Trade Center Office Complex, 999 Canada Place, Suite 660, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E1. Personal cheques, debit, or credit cards are not accepted.
Because of the pandemic, many offices may have changed some protocols or office hours and availability of people in charge at each location. Make sure to be updated with announcements on the websites or make a call on one of the contact details above should you have any inquiries.
Go to the passport encoding area for your biometrics capture, data encoding, and verification.
Wait for your new passport eight to 12 weeks from your application date. The date when your passport will be available is stamped on the official receipt.
Address: 30 Murray St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M4 Contact Information: 613-233-1121 / firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10am to 3pm Consular jurisdiction: Bermuda, Ottawa, Nunavut, and areas east of Kingston, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Islands, and Quebec Website: https://ottawape.dfa.gov.ph/index.php?start=16
Address: 9/F Suite 920 Centre 10 Bldg., 517 10th Ave., South West Calgary, Alberta T2R OS8 Contact Information: (403) 455-9457 / (403) 455-9346 / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am to 3 pm Consular jurisdiction: Alberta and Saskatchewan Website: https://www.philcongencalgary.org/
Address: 7/F 160 Eglinton Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario M4P 3B5 Contact Information: (416) 922-7181 / email@example.com Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am to 3 pm Consular jurisdiction: Greater Toronto Area, Western Ontario, and Manitoba Website: https://www.philcongen-toronto.com/
Contact Information: (604) 685-7645 / (604) 685-1619 ext 100 (passport appointments); 123 or 124 (passport section); 123 or 126 (passport releasing section) / firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10am to 3pm Consular jurisdiction: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and Yukon Website: https://www.vancouverpcg.org/
All of the information listed in this article was gathered from the embassy/consulate’s website. Hence, any further questions or concerns must be directed to any of the contact information above. We wish you all the best in your passport renewal, kabayan!