Thank you for your interest in renewing or applying for a Philippine passport. We are pleased to send you answers to frequently asked questions on passport applications:
Where can I apply for a Philippine passport in Germany?
You can apply for a Philippine passport either at the Philippine Embassy in Berlin or at the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt. Another option will be to avail of the mobile outreach services conducted occasionally in specific cities of Germany.
What are the requirements to renew my passport?
- Personal Appearance
- Confirmed Appointment (to set an appointment please go to http://philippine-embassy.de/appointment-passport-application-only/
- Print-out of the passport application form (received along with the email confirmation of your appointment)
- Present current passport and photocopy of passport information page
- Present German residency permit (Aufenthaltstitel) or Schengen visa and photocopy of the permit/visa
- Passport fee € 66.00 payable only in cash
- Passport release can either be in person or by mail/courier. For applicants who wish to have their new passport delivered, kindly submit a pre-paid envelope, preferably from a private courier service (e.g. UPS Standard, DHL Expresseasy).
Do I need to set an appointment to renew my passport in Berlin?
Yes, you may set an appointment through this page, the Embassy is open for consular transactions between 09:00H to 14:00H, Monday to Friday, except on holidays.
How long does the application process take, and how much does it cost?
It takes about 15-20 minutes to apply for a passport, depending on the volume of applicants, and costs €66.00.
Why do I need to go to Berlin? Can I not just mail it as before?
No, personal appearance is required in order to capture the biometrics of each applicant such as, the face (photographs), the fingerprints and the signature.
When do I get my new passport?
After biometric data capture in Berlin, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the new passport to reach Berlin. The passports are all centrally printed in Manila. However, it is best to regularly check the Philippine Embassy website for announcements on possible delays.
What happens to my old passport?
It will be returned to you after you apply and you can continue using it until the new one arrives in about 6 weeks. When your new passport arrives Berlin, you bring or mail your old passport to us with a self-addressed stamped envelope. We will then cancel your old passport, and return it to you together with your new passport.
When is the best time to renew my passport?
It is recommended to renew your passport about 9 months before it expires. You can also renew your old passport earlier than 9 months before expiry.
Is there a fine if the passport to be renewed is already expired?
No, there is no additional fine for renewing expired passports.
My Filipino wife and I just got married. We want her passport to be amended so that she will carry my family name. What does she need to do?
Your wife must first report her marriage. Click this link for the form and information on Report of Marriage (ROM). After the Report of Marriage is filed with the Embassy or Consulate (as the case maybe), your wife can right away apply for a passport using her married family name. The report of marriage can also be filed at the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt whichever has jurisdiction over the place where you got married (see notes under Civil Registry page).
My daughter/son is half Filipino and half German. Is she entitled to a Philippine passport?
Yes, if at the time of her birth your wife was still a Filipino citizen. Your daughter’s (or son’s) birth needs to be reported to Manila. Click this link for the form and information on Report of Birth (ROB). However, if your wife was already a naturalized German citizen at the time of your child’s birth, then your child is not a Filipino citizen and cannot apply for a Philippine passport. (See notes on jurisdiction on Civil Registry Page)
Can we report our daughter’s birth and apply for a passport at the same time?
Yes, it is more efficient that way, to combine both the report of birth and passport application, or combine both the report of marriage with passport renewal. One comes only once to the Embassy in Berlin to accomplish two things.
I still have other questions, whom do I contact?
Our passport officer Mr. Elvin Jay Alejandro at Tel. 030 / 864 95 022 (after 14:00 H) and E-Mail at email@example.com.