When will I receive my new passport?
Notice to Passport Applicants
Personal appearance is required for all passport applicants.
Applicants are encouraged to book an appointment online for their convenience.
To avoid any inconvenience, the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver reminds all Philippine passport holders to RENEW their Philippine passport BEFORE the validity of their passport falls below six (6) months.
Under the e-passport system, all passport applications are sent to Manila for final processing and printing. It may take 8 to 10 weeks from the date of application for new passports (regular passport renewal/first time applications) to arrive in Canada.
Lost passport applications require a 15-day verification period in addition to the 10 to 12 weeks estimated waiting time.
Due to the long waiting period which is beyond the control of the Consulate General, Filipinos in Canada are strongly urged to renew their passports long before they need to renew their work permits and visas or adjust their immigration/citizenship status. Passport applicants are also advised not to buy plane tickets until they have received their new passports.
Each applicant must provide a self-addressed prepaid "Expresspost" return envelope from Canada Post (secure a signature on delivery sticker if possible) or hire a private courier service of the applicant's choice.
Please note that the Consulate will not be responsible for passports/documents that may be lost or damaged in the mail.
Passport follow-ups will be entertained only after 10 weeks has lapsed from the date of application.
The Philippine Consulate General is located at the World Trade Center Office Complex, 999 Canada Place, Suite 660 Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1
The Consulate is open from:
except on Philippine & Canadian holidays.
The Consulate is closed on:
27 Aug (Mon) - National Heroes Day