To renew a passport, Filipino citizens in the United States must appear in person at the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, D.C. Each applicant must be fingerprinted and have a picture taken. Applicants must also sign documents on-site. Appointments are not necessary.Continue Reading
Before renewing a passport, download the Passport Application Form from PhilippineEmbassy-USA.org, and complete it. Bring the form to the Embassy along with the current passport, a photocopy of Page 1 of the green passport or Pages 1 to 3 of the brown passport, whichever is applicable. Also bring proof, such as a green card, that you have not applied for foreign citizenship. If you have a brown passport, provide a photocopy of a legal document or ID with the middle name spelled out, such as a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or driver's license.
A pre-paid, self-addressed, stamped envelope with tracking numbers from U.S. Express or Priority mail is required to mail the passport to the applicant. The passport service fee is $60, made payable by cashier's check, money order, cash, bank draft or certified check. Passports take eight to 12 weeks to process, so the Embassy of the Philippines recommends applying for a new passport six months before the current passport expires. Applications are processed electronically and sent to Manila, Philippines, for printing and issuing by the Department of Foreign Affairs.Learn more about Foreign Laws