If you are a Pinoy working in Singapore and need a guide to renew your passport, then you've come to the right place.
The Embassy of the Philippines issues electronic passports (ePassports) that are valid for 10 years. They are printed in the Philippines, and shipped to Singapore for your collection at the Consular Section in about a month or two. A blue consular collection slip will be given to you after a successful application which you have to present on the day of claiming the new passport. Please note that this guide is only for regular passports.
When should I renew my passport?
The Philippine Embassy recommends that you renew your passport one year before the passport expiration date. The Embassy will also allow passport renewal a year or more before the expiration date if a.) the stamping pages have run out b.) longer validity is needed due to work pass renewal, residency permit renewal or visa application c.) for other meritorious cases.
A. Book an appointment
An appointment is required for passport renewal. Schedule your visit to the Philippine Embassy in Singapore through their online booking system that will let you choose the date and time. The booking system also shows how many remaining seats are there per time slot. A confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail address, so make sure that you enter it correctly.
A few more important notes:
- Do not book multiple appointments as the Philippine Embassy will automatically remove the duplicate appointment.
- If applying for other family members, a separate appointment must be made for each one, under their respective names. You may use the same email address for these appointments.
- Appointment availability may start from next month onwards, so plan accordingly.
- Due to social distancing measures, it is best to arrive at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore at the exact time of your appointment, not earlier or later.
- The whole process will take about an hour.
Request for an earlier date of application
If you need to renew your passport immediately (for urgent travel or pass renewal), you may request for an earlier appointment via e-mail, subject to the availability of the Embassy’s passport appointment slots. Check the Embassy’s e-mail address below.
The email must include:
- “Urgent Need for a Passport” as the subject
- The applicant’s proposed date and time for the earlier appointment, and reason for the request
- Scanned images of the current Philippine passport and the Singapore IC showing the expiration date
- The Embassy’s confirmation message for the previous passport appointment
The Passport Section will respond with a viable date and time for the rescheduled appointment. Applicants may also be asked to provide additional documents to support their request.
Bring the following when you go down to the Philippine Embassy on the day of your appointment:
- A printout of the passport renewal confirmation email
- A printout of the application form. Make sure you’ve answered everything correctly.
- Current Philippine passport, and a photocopy of the passport information page
- Singapore IC (Work Pass, S-Pass, E-Pass, Dependant Pass, Student Pass or Long Term Visit Pass)
- For newly-married women who wish to follow their husband’s surname:
- If the marriage took place outside of the Philippines: PSA copy of the Report of Marriage issued by a Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General
- If the marriage took place in the Philippines: the original PSA Marriage Certificate with the Apostille Certificate issued by the DFA
- For applicants below 18 years of age: Either the mother or father should accompany the applicant. To establish filiation or parentage, additional documents may be required such as:
- PSA-issued Birth Certificate, if the applicant was born in the Philippines
- Report of Birth issued by the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General, if the applicant was born outside of the Philippines
- Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage of parents
- Valid passport of the accompanying parent
- Other documents deemed necessary by the passport processor
C. Passport Renewal Fee
The cost of renewing Philippine passport in Singapore is SGD 102. The Embassy accepts payment in cash or via PayNow.
D. Collection of new passport
Your new passport is expected to be available after roughly 4 – 8 weeks. The Philippine Embassy in Singapore has no control over the production and shipment to Singapore of your new passport, and is not liable for any delay in the availability. While waiting for your new one, you will continue to hold your current passport.
Check new passport status
You can check if your new passport is already available for pick up on the Philippine Embassy website. All you have to do is search for your surname.
- If your last name contains “Ñ”, input “Ñ” and not “N” as the system has an exact match search.
- If your name is already listed on the site, you may collect your passport before the collection date stated on the blue consular collection slip.
Similar to the application, you also have to book a time for the collection of your passport. On the day of the collection, you should have the following with you:
- Confirmation email of your collection appointment
- Blue consular collection slip issued when you applied for your passport
- Current Philippine passport, which will be cancelled (and returned to you). The new passport will NOT be released if the old passport is not presented for cancellation.
- If the new passport will be claimed by a proxy: Signed authorisation letter from the passport holder. The new passport will NOT be released if the signed authorisation letter is not presented together with the proxy’s proof of identification.
The Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore
Address: 20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395
Phone Number: +65 67373977
E-mail: [email protected]
Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
01:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Free Shuttle Service
The Philippine Embassy now provides a free ride from the Embassy to Angullia Car Park (across Wheelock Place / Liat Towers) and vice versa with a 30-minute interval.
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I hope you found this guide helpful, and if you have any questions just leave a comment below! 🙂