The Embassy of the Philippines issues electronic passports (ePassport) which are printed in the Philippines.
The Embassy recommends that you apply for a new passport about nine months before your passport's expiration date.
This is because the production of the passport is done in the Philippines. The Embassy has no control over the production of passports or its shipment to Europe; hence, the Embassy cannot assist in the expedited production or delivery of passport. The Embassy can only advise on the expected availability of new passports for collection.
The Embassy will allow application for a new passport a year or more before the current passport's expiration when the latter's visa pages are running out, when the applicant is due for pass renewal or will be making an extended overseas travel, or when a meritorious need calls for it.
Appointment is not necessary.
In your application form, please enter your mobile phone, landline phone and email address correctly.
Kindly bring the following documentary requirements:
1. Accomplished application for passport renewal (Please ensure that all entries in the application form are true and accurate, otherwise, reprinting due to errors shall be at the expense of applicant).
2. Current Philippine passport and photocopy of passport information page
3. Belgium ID
4. For married women who need to change maiden surname to husband's surname: Report of Marriage issued by a Philippine embassy or consulate (if marriage was solemnized outside of the Philippines) or original Philippine Statistics Office-issued Marriage Certificate authenticated by DFA (if marriage was solemnized in the Philippines)
New passport will be available about six weeks after renewal.
Please present the following when claiming the new passport:
1. Current Philippine passport (to be cancelled and returned to the passport owner). The new passport will NOT be released if the old passport is not presented for cancellation.
2. Signed authorization letter from, photocopy of the ID or passport of the passport owner and payment receipt - if new passport will be claimed by an authorized third person. The new passport will NOT be released if these requirements are not presented.
A Filipino citizen who lost or accidentally damaged a valid passport and wishes to return to the Philippines immediately may apply for a travel document, valid only for one direct travel to the Philippines. There is no need for an appointment.
The Embassy will request for clearance from DFA for the issuance of replacement passports; hence, processing will take more than six weeks.