Monday, March 4, 2019

How to Renew Philippine Passport in Auckland

My passport is about to expire in less than a year. Most countries require a passport to be valid for up to 6 months. In order to avoid any inconvenience when travelling, I have to apply for a renewal. Filipinos in Auckland have two options: (1) Go to the Philippine Embassy in Wellington or (2) Wait for any announcement regarding Consular Outreach Mission in Auckland.

Since I missed the first Mobile Consular Services scheduled in Auckland, I had my passport renewal in Wellington. The Philippine Embassy will be taking your old passport then have it delivered to your home address together with the new issued passport (10-year validity). Processing time can take up to 10 weeks. Here are the steps for passport renewal:
  1. Visit the Philippine Embassy website to book an appointment. Choose Wellington Passport Application and select your preferred time slot. Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive an email. Walk-in applicants will not be entertained.
  2. Prepare the following requirements for passport renewal:
    • Printed confirmation of your online appointment
    • Duly accomplished passport application form
    • Original passport and copy passport (data page)
    • Courier bag signature required (within NZ if residing in NZ/International courier if residing outside NZ)
    • If married, bring the original and a copy of your PSA Marriage Certificate
    • Cash payment of NZD 90.00
    • Other documents that may be required by the Philippine Embassy
  3. On the day of your appointment, wear a shirt with collar for data capturing purposes.

You can buy a courier bag (NZD 4.50) from any post office in Auckland. I requested an upgrade, which costs an additional NZD 6.00 for the tracking number and signature upon delivery. Keep the receipt with you.

UPDATE: I received my renewed passport after six weeks. Activate the NZ Post notifications on their website so you can track your parcel.

Philippine Embassy

Level 1, 95 Thorndon Quay Pipitea
Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone No. 04-8903741 or 04-8903742
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)


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