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DFA Launches New Passport Renewal Center in WAFI Mall, Oud Metha – No Appointment Needed

To all Filipinos in the UAE, please be advised that there is now a new process for you to renew your Philippine passport. The Department of Foreign Affairs has partnered with VFS Global center in providing a new service to renew your passport at WAFI Mall in Oud Metha.

The usual process for Filipinos is to visit the PH Consulate in Dubai (in Al Qusais) or PH Embassy in Abu Dhabi for the appointment/appearance. However, with this new process, it allows Pinoys to have another option in renewing their passports.

So now there are the two options to renew your passport in Dubai. Please see the following step by step guides below:


  • Contract signed for ePassport Renewal Centres in two locations (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) in the UAE; to be rolled out in phases
  • This marks the first time The Republic of Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs has outsourced its passport renewal process for its Nationals living abroad
  • VFS Global operates 87 Passport and Consular Services centres on behalf of 5 Governments in 27 countries worldwide

In a bid to ease the passport renewal process for Philippine nationals living in the UAE, The Republic of Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs and VFS Global have signed a contract to provide Passport Renewal services.

Also Read: How to Renew Philippine Passport in PCG Dubai
How to Renew Philippine Passport at Philippine Renewal Center (PaRC) in WAFI Mall, Oud Metha

New Option to Renew Philippine Passport at WAFI Mall, Oud Metha – No Appointment Needed

Mr Brigido Dulay, Undersecretary Consular & Civilian Security Concerns and Mr Chris Dix, Head of Business Development, VFS Global signed the contract witnessed by Hon. Teodoro L. Locsin, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines and Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO, South Asia, Americas, Middle East & North Africa, VFS Global and inaugurated the first such passport renewal centre in Dubai, UAE, in a formal ceremony today. Prior to this,  Philippine residents in the UAE had to visit the Philippines Consulate in Dubai or the Embassy in Abu Dhabi for passport renewal. With the opening of the new ePassport Renewal Centre, customers will have an additional avenue  to complete the process.

Mr Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO, South Asia, Americas, Middle East & North Africa, VFS Global said, “We would like to thank The Republic of Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs for their faith in us. Our Passport and Consular services have been growing from strength to strength, and we look forward to bringing those best in class services to the Philippines expats here in Dubai.”

Inauguration of Philippines ePassport Renewal Centre in Dubai

This is the first time The Republic of Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs has outsourced its passport renewal process. Under the contract signed, the rollout of the Dubai centre will be followed by similar centres in Abu Dhabi and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2020. Outsourcing the process to VFS Global gives the government a trusted partner, with established infrastructure and expertise in the field.

VFS Global already operates 87 centres providing Passport and Consular Services to 5 Governments in 27 countries worldwide. The organisation’s transparent, scalable and intuitively designed services in the passport application and consular services domain delivers on a range of key requirements from online appointment booking and customer support to front-office services, biometric enrolment and doorstep return-delivery of passports and other documentation.

Philippine Passport Renewal Center in WAFI Mall via VFS Global

Key benefits of the ePassport Renewal Centre:

  • Improved passport and consular services to Filipino citizens living overseas
  • Reduced crowding at Consulates/Embassies and greater convenience for the customer submitting their application with VFS Global
  • Strict verifiable processes to ensure accuracy of biometric data collection
  • Flexible ‘prime time’ services so that applicants can make submissions beyond regular office hours. (The centre will stay open between 0800 to 2000 hrs all days of the week)
  • Application tracking facility
  • Dedicated email and helpline for applicant queries
Philippines ePassport Renewal Centre

Address in Dubai: WAFI Mall, Level 2, Falcon, Phase 2, Umm Hurair2, Dubai, UAE


Helpline:
971 (0)4 2207100

Email id:
Info.PHL_PPTdxb@vfsglobal.com

Business hours:
0800 hrs to 2000 hrsWebsite: http://www.vfsglobal.com/Philippines/UAE/passport-services/
VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for client governments. All applications submitted will continue to be assessed and processed by the respective client governments. Timelines for turnaround are as per the discretion of the authorities. VFS Global has no influence on the process of an application or visa decision-making at the Embassies or Consulates.

 

About VFS Global
VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. VFS Global, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, has Swiss parentage and is a portfolio company of EQT, a leading global private equity firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

With 3399 Application Centres, operations in 147 countries across five continents and over 215 million applications processed as on 31 October 2019, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 63 client governments.


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