FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
CAN I APPLY FOR A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT IN OTHER CITIES IN GERMANY?
You can apply for a passport at the Philippine Embassy in Berlin or the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt. Another option would be to avail of the mobile consular outreach services. You can renew your passports in these places on these special days.
CAN I APPLY FOR A PASSPORT IN BRUSSELS OR THE HAGUE?
Yes, if you live in Germany near the border to Belgium or to The Netherlands. Please just contact the Philippine Embassies at Brussels or The Hague. If you live near Switzerland or Austria, you can apply for a passport at the Philippines Embassies in Berne or Vienna.
I LIVE IN DENMARK, OR IN POLAND. CAN I APPLY FOR A PASSPORT IN GERMANY?
Yes, you can apply for a passport with the Philippine Embassy in Berlin or the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt.
What are the requirements to renew my passport?
- Personal appearance in the Embassy/ Consulate
- Duly-accomplished passport application form
- Your Philippine passport, and photocopy of its title page with photo
- €66.00 in cash
- two (2) ID pictures (about 2.5cm x 2.5cm or similar size)
- filled up Certificate of Registration Identity
- self-addressed prepaid return envelope ( if passport is to be claimed by mail)
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE CONSULATE IS OPEN DURING HOLIDAY SEASONS LIKE EASTER?
The Embassy/Consulate observe certain German and Philippine Holidays. Please refer to their websites or Facebook page for the list of holidays observed.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE, AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
This will depend on the volume of applicants on the day and time you come. On the average, it takes about 20 minutes to apply for a passport and costs €66.-.
WHY DO I NEED TO GO TO BERLIN/
FRANKFURT? CAN I NOT JUST MAIL IT AS BEFORE?
No, personal appearance is now required to capture the biometrics of each applicant’s such as the face (photographs), the thumbprints, and the signature.
WHEN DO I GET MY NEW PASSPORT?
After biometric data capture in Berlin/Frankfurt, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the new passport to reach Berlin/Frankfurt. The passports are all centrally printed in Manila. However, it is best to regularly check the Philippine Embassy / Consulate General website for announcements on possible delays.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY OLD PASSPORT?
It will take about 4 to 6 weeks. When your new passport arrives in Berlin / Frankfurt, you bring your own passport to us with a self-addressed stamped envelope. We will then cancel your old passport, and return it to you with your new passport.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO RENEW MY PASSPORT?
It’s about 9 months before it expires.
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 / Consulate. The ROM can also be filed at any of the Philippine Honorary Consulates in Germany, whichever has jurisdiction over the place where you got married. But you can apply for a passport only in Berlin or Frankfurt.
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 is 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 you have a child, Philippine passport.
CAN WE REPORT OUR DAUGHTER/SON’S BIRTH AND APPLY FOR A PASSPORT AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes, it is more efficient that way, to combine the ROB and passport application, or combine the report of marriage with passport renewal. One comes only once to the Embassy in Berlin or the Consulate General in Frankfurt to accomplish two things.
I LIVE NEAR MUNICH, CAN I REPORT MY CHILD’S BIRTH THERE
Yes, you can report your child’s birth at the Honorary Consulates in Munich, Stuttgart, Essen or Dresden, whichever Consulate has the place of birth under its consular jurisdiction. But after reporting the birth, you can apply for a Philippine passport for your child in Berlin or Frankfurt only.
I STILL HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS, WHOM DO I CONTACT?
You may direct your query by email to email@example.com.