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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Simple Steps on How to Renew Your Philippine Passport in Qatar

Qatar is number 2 in Top 10 OFWs Destination in 2016 giving around 12,000 jobs a year to Filipinos. Because of this, this tiny country is considered to be the second home of many OFWs, especially in the Middle East. In spite of Gulf crisis with Saudi Arabia, job opportunities in Qatar are still thriving for Filipinos who want to work abroad.  According to Rappler's report, Philippines is a 4th biggest group of foreign workers in Qatar.  For OFWs who are staying in this country for work, here is a simple guide on how to renew your Philippine Passport in Qatar.

Qatar is number 2 in Top 10 OFWs Destination in 2016 giving around 12,000 jobs a year to Filipinos. Because of this, this tiny country is considered to be the second home of many OFWs, especially in the Middle East. In spite of Gulf crisis with Saudi Arabia, job opportunities in Qatar are still thriving for Filipinos who want to work abroad.

According to Rappler's report, Philippines is a 4th biggest group of foreign workers in Qatar.

For OFWs who are staying in this country for work, here is a simple guide on how to renew your Philippine Passport in Qatar.

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Complete the following requirements for Passport Renewal
  • Duly accomplished passport application form (you can download below or get it at the Embassy.
  • Original passport
  • Photocopy of the passport (inside front cover and inside back cover)
  • Fee for passport is QR240.00
Note: the Personal appearance of an applicant is a must.

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Applicants are advised to be in proper decent attire and avoid the following;
  • Gauzy, transparent shirts or blouse and pants that expose undergarments;
  • Sando, strapless or spaghetti-strap blouse;
  • Shirts/blouses with plunging necklines;
  • Walking shorts, cycling shorts, leggings, pants/shorts with very low waistlines;
  • Shorts / mini-skirts with cuts of more than three (3) inches above the knee;
  • Slippers
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If you are ready and requirements are already complete here are the simple steps
1. Go directly to the embassy with your requirements. The appointment is not needed for renewal.

Philippine Embassy Qatar
Address: Zone 68, Jelaiah Area Doha, State of Qatar
Website: http://dohape.dfa.gov.ph
P.O. Box No. 24900, St. No. 860, Doha, Qatar
Contact No: +974 4483 1585

Office Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Note: The embassy is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and on Philippine and Qatar-declared holidays.


Read: No More Suspension for New Hires OFWs in Qatar!

2. Patiently wait for your turn while queuing in lines for each window;

  • Document Verification
  • Data Encoding and Picture Taking
  • Payment
3. Wait - wait - wait!

Philippine Embassy Qatar advises that release of the passport may take 1-2 months. You may receive text messages from the embassy if your passport is ready.

Because it takes a month or two to get your new passport, renew your passport six months before it expires to avoid any trouble.


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