Passport renewal refers to the replacement of a current or expired passport. It is a highly recommended practice to renew the passport six months before its expiry, because many countries require a visitor’s passport to have at least six months’ validity beyond the departure from their country. Airlines also usually do not issue plane tickets to a passport with less than six months’ validity. Many embassies and consulates will refuse to issue a visa to passports with less than six months validity.
- Personal appearance at the Philippine Consulate.
- Duly accomplished Passport Application Form.
- Original Philippine passport
- Photocopy of the passport’s first page, last page, and Australian visa page.
- Holders of Machine Readable Passports (maroon) issued in 2007 and 2008 are requested to bring copy of their birth certificates to determine complete place of birth.
- For married applicants, a copy of the Philippine Marriage Certificate (if married in the Philippines) or Report of Marriage (if married outside of the Philippines) issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in the country where the marriage was contracted. This document is required even if the applicant is not using the husband’s married name.
- A non-refundable passport processing fee to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General”. Refer to the Schedule of Fees.
- Applicants who were granted permanent residency status in Australia before 1 July 2007 must submit documentary proof that they have not yet acquired Australian citizenship: either (a) printed Visa Entitlement Verification Online [VEVO] result of entitlement check dated within  days of date of application or (b) DIAC Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status [CERS] issued within three  months of the date of application.
- If the applicant’s passport record has inconsistencies, the Consulate will require additional documents to validate necessary details.
Please refer to Guidelines for Photo Capture for the ePassport.