Philippine Consulate General in Dubai – PCG Dubai

The PCG (Philippine Consulate General) embassy of Dubai is the government office where you process various Philippine documents. As a Filipino, it is important that you know the location and details of this office for your reference.

Remember that this is where you can renew your passport, apply for marriage/death/birth certificates registered by the Philippines as well as other form services. Below are the details of the exact location, telephone number, office hours, and how to get to the PCG office. We have also included a brief history and descriptions of the services offered there.

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Brief History of PCG Dubai

On June 17, 1980, the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi was opened, thus establishing formal diplomatic ties between the Philippines and the UAE. Years later, on April 6, 2004, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) was opened in Dubai. Back then, it was headed by Consul General Generoso DG Calonge.

In 2006, Consul General Antonio Curameng became the new head, followed by Consul General Benito Valeriano in 2008. Four years later, in 2012, the PCG came under the leadership of Consul General Frank Cimafranca.

In June 2015, Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes became the head of PCG Dubai. Notably, he is the youngest Consul General to have taken up the said post.

Services Offered by PCG Dubai

The PCG in Dubai provides passport services, notarization, civil registry services, overseas voting, and assistance to nationals. It also handles applications for Philippine visas and registration of Filipino organizations. In this article, we will discuss the most commonly availed services: passport services, notarization, report of birth, and marriage applications.

NOTE: To download the forms you’ll need for these services, please visit this link.

Passport Services

At PCG Dubai, you can apply for the renewal of your Philippine passport, have it replaced (in cases of lost/stolen passports), or apply for a new passport (e.g. for newborn infants). Here are some general requirements and procedures:

General Requirements

  • Confirmed online appointment with QR code
  • Personal appearance of applicant
  • Original old passport
  • Accomplished e-passport application form and OAV form
  • Photocopy of passport date page (2 copies)
  • Photocopy of visa page
  • Additional supporting documents that may be required

NOTE: All civil registration documents (e.g. birth certificate, marriage contact) should be issued by the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA), whereas documents from the Philippine court should be apostilled by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Procedure

  1. Secure an appointment via PCG Online Appointment Portal.
  2. Print the confirmation email with QR code.
  3. Go to PCG Dubai on the date and time of your appointment.
  4. Proceed to the Passport Processing Section.
  5. Place your original passport in the designated box indicating the time of your passport appointment. Wait to be called by the processor.
  6. Proceed to the Cashier and pay the corresponding fee(s): (a) New e-Passport/Renewal – AED 240; (b) Lost e-Passport – AED 600; (c) Lost MRP/Green Passport – AED 360; (d) Affidavit of Loss – AED 100; (e) Travel Document – AED 120; or (f) Extension – AED 80.
  7. Check the availability of your passport on the PCG Dubai website.
  8. If your passport is already available, proceed to the Releasing Section and present the requirements to receive your new passport.

Notary Services

Notary services at PCG Dubai include affidavits such as Affidavit of Consent to Travel and Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Marriage. The entity also handles Special Power of Attorney (SPA) documents for various purposes. It manages attestation (e.g. Attestation of Foreign National’s Document) and certification (e.g. Certificate of Appearance, Certificate of No Objection, etc.) services as well. Below is the general procedure for these services:

Procedure

  1. Secure an appointment via PCG Online Appointment Portal.
  2. Go the PCG Dubai on the date and time of your appointment.
  3. Proceed to the Notarial Section and wait to be called by the processor.
  4. Submit your requirements to the Consular Officer for assessment.
  5. Proceed to the Cashier to pay the corresponding fee(s): (a) Affidavit – AED 100; (b) Certification – AED 100; (c) Special Power of Attorney – AED 100; or (d) Acknowledgement – AED 100.
  6. Wait for your documents to be released via courier. This usually takes 4 working days.

Report of Birth

If you have a newborn baby, your child’s birth must be reported or registered. Here is a step-by-step guide for doing this:

  1. Secure an appointment via PCG Online Appointment Portal.
  2. Accomplish the civil registration application form for Report of Birth.
  3. Print the confirmation email with QR code.
  4. Go the PCG Dubai on the date and time of your appointment.
  5. Proceed to the Civil Registration Section and wait to be called by the processor.
  6. Submit the requirements to the Consular Officer.
  7. Proceed to the Cashier and pay the corresponding fee(s): (a) Report of Birth – AED 100; (b) Attestation of Birth Certificate – AED 100; (c) Delayed Registration – AED 100; (d) Affidavit – AED 100; or (e) Correction – AED 100.
  8. Return to the Civil Registration Section, present the yellow copy of the receipt to the Consular Officer, and sign the Report of Birth after thorough review.
  9. Go to PACG Dubai on the date and time specified on the receipt.
  10. Drop your receipt on the Release Box and wait to be called by the Consular Officer.
  11. Receive your civil registration documents.

Marriage Services

Planning to get married in Dubai? Follow these steps on application for or registration of marriage:

  1. Secure an appointment via PCG Online Appointment Portal.
  2. Accomplish the civil registration application form for Report of Marriage or Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage.
  3. Print the confirmation email with QR code.
  4. Go the PCG Dubai on the date and time of your appointment.
  5. Proceed to the Civil Registration Section and wait to be called by the processor
  6. Submit your requirements to the Consular Officer for assessment.
  7. Proceed to the Cashier and pay the corresponding fee(s): (a) Solemnization – AED 340; (b) Report of Marriage – AED 100; (c) Delayed Registration – AED 100; or (d) Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage – AED 100.
  8. Return to the Civil Registration Section, present the yellow copy of the receipt to the Consular Officer, and sign the marriage forms after thorough review.
  9. Go to PACG Dubai on the date and time specified on the receipt.
  10. Drop your receipt on the Release Box and wait to be called by the Consular Officer.
  11. Receive your civil registration documents.

NOTE: For those whose marriage will be solemnized at the Consulate, the marriage contract and other forms will be released immediately after the wedding ceremony.

Reminders When Visiting PCG Dubai

In addition to the above, here are some important reminders when visiting PCG Dubai:

  • Smoking is not allowed.
  • Use of mobile phones/cameras is restricted.
  • Wear proper attire. Shorts/slippers are not allowed.
  • Read the signs.
  • Be courteous at all times.
  • Stay in the waiting area until your name/number is called.
  • Littering, vandalism, and damage to property is strictly prohibited.
  • Certain documents need to be personally signed in front of the Consular Officer.
  • Any spurious or tampered documents will be dealt with accordingly. The holder of said documents, as well as any fixers, will be prosecuted.

Philippine Embassy Office in Dubai – Location & Contact Info

  • Address: Al Qusais 3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates P.O. Box 94778
  • Website: http://dubaipcg.dfa.gov.ph/
  • Email: pcgdxb@pcgdubai.ae or pcgdxb@gmail.com
  • Contact No: Tel. No. + 971 4 2207100 Fax No. + 971 4 2207800
  • Office Hours: Sunday – Thursday (Except Legal Holidays)
    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 nn (Consulate Compound closes during lunch break : 12- 1 PM)
    1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. (Cashier accepts payments until 4 PM only)

Directions / How to get There:

  • Metro Via Red Line – Drop off at Rashidiya or Emirates station, take a quick cab trip to Al Qusais. Most, if not all cabs know where the Consulate General is. Fare approximately (20 AED). The Consulate General will be on your right from Beirut St.
  • Metro Via Green Line – Drop off at Al Qusais station, approximately 3 blocks away, a bit of a walk.
  • By Public Bus – From Bur Dubai Bus 33, from Satwa Bus 32C, from Deira Bus 13, drop off at Al Qusais Bus Stop across Al Qusais Police Station. From station, the Consulate is on your right side, approximately 50m walk.

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DISCLAIMER: The above guide is presented for information-sharing purposes only. To know the latest requirements, procedures, fees, and other details regarding these services, please visit the official website of PCG Dubai. 


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