Philippine passport holders who have applied for a renewal by visiting the Consulate in Al Qusais will be delighted to know that it is possible to use tools found on the internet to check the status of their passport.
In most cases, passport renewals take somewhere from 6 to 8 weeks before you can receive a new passport issued under your name. Needless to say, it could be a long wait and so it would be a good thing if you can get updated by the time your passport is readily available for pick-up.
So instead of dropping by their office or constantly calling them up to inquire, you can do the checking yourself by using a computer and hopping online.
This is how you do it:
How to Check The Status of Your Passport Application
Actually, doing this is really quick and simple. All you have to do is to visit the official website, look for the calendar, and start clicking the dates. By doing so, you will be able to open links where the list of names of those who already have their passports available for pick-up. This page is regularly updated as they receive information from DFA Manila regarding new passports.
If your name is included in the list, go to the Consulate General and bring your old passport along with the official receipt. Both are required before you can claim your new passport.
Once your name appears on the website, you no longer need to call the Consulate General office just to confirm. Just make the visit as soon as possible.
In case you are not available, you may authorize someone to claim the passport on your behalf as long as your representative submits the following requirements:
- Authorization letter
- Old passport
- Original receipt
- Claim stub
- Valid ID
Also, be reminded that all unclaimed passports after six months from the date of issuance will be canceled.
Note: If you want to have Dubai PCG Passport appointments via online you may proceed here.