Suite 100, 1001 1st St SE Calgary, AB, T2G 5G3

Important Reminders for Passport Applicants

  • Personal appearance is required for all applicants

  • Original PSA Birth Certificate is required for applicants included in the DFA Watchlist.

  • Photocopying is not part of the consular services offered by the Philippine Consulate. Please ensure you have the original and the required photocopy (full document copy without missing sections) with you when you come for your appointment.

  • Self-addressed return envelope. For those who wish to have their new passport mailed to their address, please submit a regional envelope, preferably with signature sticker or tracker, from a courier or postal service of your choice. Please write your complete return address and your telephone number/s. You may track your envelope after the date when your new passport will be available. Said date is stamped on your Official Receipt.

  • Debit card or credit card payments are not accepted at this time. Payments may be made in cash, bank draft or money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General Calgary”[1] and indicating exact amount. The Philippine Consulate will issue official receipts for payments made to the Consulate Cashier. The Philippine Consulate has not authorized any person or entity to collect payments on its behalf, including donations for venue rental or meals of Consulate personnel during consular outreach missions.

  • Payment Option: Payments should be made in Canadian Dollars either in cash, bank draft, postal money order, debit card, or credit card (with 2.4% convenience fee applied for credit card only). Personal cheques are NOT accepted.

  • Permanent Residents in Canada
    Passport applicants who are permanent residents of Canada but cannot present a valid permanent resident (PR) card or whose PR cards have expired, are required to submit any of the following proof of PR Card renewal: confirmation of receipt by CIC of the application for renewal/replacement of PR card;

    • proof of payment from CIC indicating the
      1. applicant’s name, and;
      2. the “type of application” is “Permanent Residence Card Renewal”; or
    • submit a certification from CIC that the applicant is a permanent resident or is NOT a Canadian citizen.

    This serves as basis that the applicant is still a Filipino and is not yet a Canadian citizen. A Philippine Passport may only be issued to Filipino citizens.

  • Holders of Work Permit, Study Permit
    Passport applicants who are in Canada on work or study permits but whose permits have expired will have to present proof that they have applied for a renewal of their work/study permits. This proof may be in the form of a receipt from CIC showing the name of the applicant to prove that a renewal of the work/study permit has been applied for.

  • Visitor Visa holders
    Passport applicants who are in Canada on visitor visas but whose visas have expired will have to present proof that they have applied for a renewal of their visa. This proof may be in the form of a receipt from CIC showing the name of the applicant to prove that a renewal of the visa has been applied for.

  • Attire
    To ensure entry to countries with strict dress codes, all passport applicants are required to wear decent clothing for passport photo capture. Plunging necklines, sleeveless clothing, spaghetti strapped tops, see-through tops, sando, tube tops, halters and the like are prohibited.

  • Theatrical make-up and hair style, earrings and colored contact lenses are not allowed during data capture

  • Release of Passports New passports will be mailed to the applicant using the envelope provided by the applicant during the filing of application. Please note that the Consulate has no control over mail delivery dates. Personal collection of new passport at the PCG is suspended until further notice.

  • Unclaimed passports Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per DFA Department Order No.37-03

  • Passport Validity In accordance with Department Order No. 010-2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10928 (2017), the Philippine passport has a ten-year validity period for those issued to Filipinos 18 years or older. Filipinos under 18 years will still be issued five-year valid passports.

  • Please note that your passport must be at least six (6) months valid for you to be able to travel abroad.

  1. Please use these exact words. Otherwise, the bank will not accept your bank draft or money order. ↩︎