Why are you applying for a Philippine passport?
Because you have a dual citizenship, it just make sense to have two passports isn’t it?
I would want to dig deeper into this topic, but for now, suffice it to say that having two passports will allow you to enter a country without getting a visa.
When I was a temporary foreign worker, I applied for a US non-immigrant visa to visit Uncle Sam.
With a Canadian passport, a US visa is not required even in other countries. The downside is, a Canadian passport holder would have to get a visa to visit Asian countries; but you wouldn’t have to if you also have a Philippine passport.
So make sure to get your Philippine passport as soon you become a dual citizen (Filipino Canadian).
Related Post: Apply for Dual Citizenship in Calgary
Get a Philippine Passport as a Fil-Canadian
The steps are based on getting a Philippine passport in the Philippine Embassy or in any of the Consulate Generals in Canada. If you have tips on the process on a Consular Outreach Program, share your thoughts in the comment.
As always, personal appearance is required for ALL applicants of Philippine passport.
Step 1: Go to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate General. You can also apply for a new passport as a Fil-Canadian during the Consular Outreach in your area to avoid the hustle of travelling and lack of time.
Step 2: Submit the complete requirements:
- Passport application form
- Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate from the Philippine Statistics Office (PSA)
- Latest Philippine passport with photocopy of the data page (page showing photo & complete name)
- Originals and photocopies of the applicant’s reacquisition documents: Order of Approval, Identification Certificate, and Oath of Allegiance
- Government-issued IDs (Philippine or Canadian ID)
- Self-addressed return envelope (if you want to receive the new passport through mail)
- Processing fee of CAD 81.00 (cash is more convenient)
Tip: In the application form, write your current Philippine passport number whether it’s still valid or not. Don’t use your Canadian passport number.
For the processing fee you can pay in cash, money order, or bank draft payable to the Philippine Embassy or the Consulate General.
On the contrary, the PCG in Vancouver accepts money order or bank draft ONLY during the Consular Outreach Program for the passport applicant.
I know it’s confusing so check carefully and check again before submitting the requirements. Who knows someday, maybe, a credit card can be used for any of the consular services. (I hope so that day will come. Please!)
Step 3: Claim the passport in person, mail, or through a representative.
The most convenient way of claiming the new passport is through mail but if you are worried that it might get lost in a mailbox, let’s say, 10 apartments, then pick it up in the Embassy or Consulate.
Have patience, you’ll only do this once in 10 years . . . and when you lose the passport somewhere.
Getting a new Philippine passport as a Fil-Canadian for the first time is similar to getting the Philippine passport without dual citizenship except with few additional documents.
I wonder if the requirements would be the same for the renewal of the passport. Share your tips.
Where would you go to using the new Philippine or Canadian passport?