Finally! I finished the missing piece for my long list of posts about Philippine passport.
This post is focusing on Philippine consular outreach program of Philippine Embassy and Consulates in different provinces in Canada.
For walk-in applicants of Philippine passport, you can read the How to Renew Philippine Passport in Canada.
Note: at least six months before the expiration of a Philippine passport, you should renew the passport to avoid delay . . . and stress.
Philippine Consular Outreach Program
The consular outreach in various provinces has the same requirement and fees which you can find below and so are the tips that you shouldn’t ignore.
- Original passport and photocopy of the data page
- Download and fill up the passport application form (different links for various consulates and embassy)
- Photograph is taken in the outreach (wear attire with collar and sleeves)
- Photocopy of ID containing the applicant’s full middle name
- Original and photocopy of immigration record: permanent resident card, record of landing, visitor record, or employment authorization (work permit)
- Self-address envelope. One envelope is allowed for all family members applying for a passport on the same day
Read carefully the requirements and instructions included in the application form. Information may vary from one consulate to another.
- Renewal ($81.00)
- Ammendment ($27.00)
- Replacement of Lost ePassport ($202.50 plus $33.75 for notarization)
- Most of the consular outreach schedules are in PDF form so you need to have an Adobe Reader or similar software to open the file. One more thing: it’s free. You don’t have to spend on software.
- Complete the requirements prior to the appointment day.
- If you have questions, call, or email the consular section.
Later on you can refer back to what you’ve just read.
Have you check the latest consular schedule?
If you did, it’s time to move on to more detailed instruction for each Philippine consular outreach program in different provinces in Canada.
#1: Philippine Embassy in Ottawa
As part of the requirements, don’t forget to download and fill up the application form and learn more about the Passport information page.
The processing time of passport is three months.
Philippine Embassy – Consular Outreach Schedule
For an overview of the outreach program you can download the Consular Outreach Mission (Tentative Schedule).
In the tentative schedule, you can find out whether the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa is already accepting call for an appointment slot for a specific location.
If you have chosen a date immediately call the consular section at (613) 233-1121 to book your appointment.
It is a first come, first served basis.
Location of Consular Outreach:
- Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
- Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Quebec City and Montreal, Quebec
- St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador
- Saint John, New Brunswick
The details of outreach in each province are found in the announcement page of the website. Make sure to regularly check the page.
#2: Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver
The PCG Vancouver allows you to download the E-Passport application form online in the same page on which you can view the tentative schedule.
As for the fee, the only acceptable payment is money order or bank draft payable to the Philippine Consulate General.
One money order can be used as application fees of family members applying on the same day. Take note of the total payment.
The processing time of passport is ten weeks.
PCG Vancouver – Consular Outreach Schedule
Unlike the schedule in the Philippine Embassy website, you can view online the tentative schedule of the consular outreach program of PCG Vancouver.
Press F5 every now and then to refresh the page and view the latest information in the page.
When you are ready, you can book an online appointment. It will take some time in choosing the date and time. Remember a white date or time indicates availability. The grey ones are already fully booked.
Location of Consular Outreach:
- British Columbia
- Northwest Territories
#3: Philippine Consulate General in Toronto
I think the most convenient place to renew the passport is in PCG Toronto. You don’t have to book an appointment. You can come during office hours and proceed with the passport application.
Whether you are a walk in applicant in the Consulate or attending the outreach, you must download the application form.
The processing time is between ten to twelve weeks.
For the fee, you can pay with cash, bank draft, money orders, or certified cheques payable to the Philippine Consulate General.
PCG Toronto – Consular Outreach Schedule
You can regularly check the homepage of Philippine Consulate General in Toronto for the consular outreach only in Manitoba.
As of writing this post, I cannot find any consular outreach of PCG Toronto.
#4: Philippine Consulate General in Calgary
In 2016 the residents of Alberta and Saskatchewan started renewing the Philippine passport in downtown Calgary. You can check the consular outreach schedule of the PCG in Calgary in different provinces.
How Do You Choose
Should you go to a Philippine consular outreach or become a walk-in applicant in Philippine Embassy in Ottawa or Philippine Consulate General in Toronto?
Let’s narrow down the choice.
If you don’t mind spending and don’t like the trouble of booking an appointment, the best choice is PCG in Toronto. (You can also visit the Niagara Falls, a primary motive to some.)
Best of all, the passport will arrive at your place within ten to twelve weeks.
But if you are not a fan of long journey and on a tight budget then might as well wait for the Philippine consular outreach in your area.
Either way the common goal is to get a new Philippine passport even before you need it. Otherwise, you might settle for a Travel Document. Let’s hope not.
So keep on checking the page for the latest schedule.
How was your experience? Did you have any trouble? Share the tips to us even if it’s about a side trip.