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If you have a Philippine passport that’s due to expire, you’ll need to look into renewing it. But can you renew your Philippine passport in Singapore?
In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Philippine passport renewal in Singapore, whether you’re living there or just visiting. This includes the documents you’ll need and of course, how much it costs.
And if you regularly move money between Singapore and the Philippines, we’ll even show you a low-cost way to send and receive money between the two countries. Wise is already used by more than 10+ million people to manage their international lives. he real exchange rate, and spend like a local using your Wise debit Mastercard.
But first, let’s get that Phillipine passport renewal sorted.
Ready to renew your passport from Singapore? Here’s what you need to do:
- Make an appointment at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore for passport renewal. This is really important, as you may not be able to renew your passport without a pre-booked appointment. You can make your appointment online using the Embassy’s ePassport Appointment System.
- Remember to print out the email confirmation you’ll receive after booking your appointment online - as you’ll need to take it with you on the day
- Download, print and complete the passport renewal application form
- Bring your completed form and supporting documents along to the Embassy on the day of your appointment (we’ll cover what documents you need in just a moment)
- Wait for your application to be processed - you’ll then be given confirmation of the collection date for your new passport
- Pick up your new passport from the Embassy in Singapore. To release your new passport, you’ll need to hand in your old Philippines passport. Also, make sure you take along a print-out of your confirmation email and the blue consular collection slip you were given when you first applied for passport renewal.
You must visit the Philippines Embassy in Singapore in person for your passport renewal appointment, and to collect your new passport when it’s ready.
You can however complete some steps online, such as downloading your application form and booking your appointment.
According to the Philippines Embassy in Singapore, it’s a good idea to apply for passport renewal around a year¹ before your old passport expires.
Passport renewal processing times can vary from person to person. But on average, it takes up to 8 weeks¹ from the time of application for your new Philippines passport to be ready.
In order to renew your Philippines passport, you’ll need to have an email address and be free to travel to the Embassy in Singapore for your appointment. The Embassy is located at 20 Nassim Road, not far from the Singapore Botanic Gardens¹.
It’s also really important that you have your existing passport ready to hand in (when you collect your new passport). If yours is lost, stolen or damaged, you’ll need to go through a different process.
Here’s what paperwork you’ll need to bring with you to your passport renewal appointment¹:
- Your completed passport renewal application form
- Printed confirmation email from the Embassy
- Your current Philippine passport
- A photocopy of the passport information page
- Your Singapore Identity Card (NRIC), employment pass, work permit or long term visit pass.
Now, last but not least - how much does it cost to renew your Philippine passport in Singapore?
There is just one, non-refundable passport renewal fee to pay, of 102 SGD ². You can only pay this by cash or PayNow when you collect your new passport. Credit/debit card and cheque payments aren’t currently accepted at the Embassy.
If you regularly hop between Singapore and back home to the Philippines, you’ll need a cheap, convenient way to manage your spending. If you send money internationally using your bank, you could get stung by expensive transfer fees and unfavourable exchange rates.
A far better solution is Wise.
- Open a free multi-currency account with Wise and you can whizz money to Singapore, the Philippines and worldwide for just tiny fees
- Use the real, mid-market exchange rate for all currency conversions.
- You can also get an international multi-currency card for low-fee contactless spending in 200+ countries.
So, there you go - all the essentials you need to know about Philippine passport renewal in Singapore. You can’t do it all online, but you can still take advantage of handy digital services such as the user-friendly online appointment booking system. Good luck!
Sources used for this article:
- Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore - Applying for a Philippine Passport
- Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore - Consular Fees
Sources checked on 22 March 2021
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