Where to Renew the Philippine Passport in New Zealand

As foreign nationals in New Zealand, it is important to us migrants to keep our most significant primary identification document valid at all times. When our passports are valid for only six more months, it is time to renew it. In this blog I am going to share with you where to renew the Philippine passport in New Zealand.

The only place you can renew your passport in New Zealand at any time of the year (excluding holidays) is the Philippine Embassy in Wellington. We have two more consulates in Auckland and in Christchurch but these offices do not have the equipment for data capturing.

Please excuse my shitty photo-capturing skills.
Contact information of the Philippine Embassy in Wellington

Office Hours (Consular Services): Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Address: 50 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
Phone Numbers: +64 4 890 3741; +64 4 890 3742; +64 4 890 3744
Fax Number: +64 4 890 3740
Mobile Phone Number (24/7 Emergency Hotline): +64 22 074 6517
Email: embassy@wellington-pe.co.nz
Website: https://philembassy.org.nz/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineEmbassyWellingtonNewZealand
Note: Replace +64 with 0 if calling within New Zealand; drop the area code 04 if calling within Wellington

When coming from the airport, you can use Bus 91 or more commonly known as the Airport Flyer to arrive within the vicinity of the Embassy. If I remember correctly, you have to alight at Molesworth Street – New World and walk to the Embassy for 7 to 10 minutes. Please check MetLink for more accurate information if commuting within Wellington.

Please check this blog out if you want to know how I renewed my Philippine passport in Wellington.

What if you do not live in Wellington? The most question most asked is “can you just mail the requirements to renew the passport?” The answer is no. Part of the data capturing is taking the passport renewal applicant’s picture so a personal appearance is required.

If you physically cannot go to Wellington, the Philippine Embassy in Wellington has a Mobile Consular Team assembled to visit other cities and localities in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga, and offer consular services to Filipinos within their home cities.

Mobile Consular Services in Christchurch in March 2017
Mobile Consular Services Christchurch in March 2017

The Philippine Embassy in Wellington usually announce their outreach missions at the start of the year on their website so you can plan ahead.

They also have a Facebook page where you also can check for announcements. It will be good to set a reminder to check their website or their Facebook page a few weeks before the Mobile Consular Team arrives in your city as by that time they would also open the appointments website for booking and announce the location of the consular services. I believe they would not accommodate you if you do not make a booking and slots do get filled fast. Not as fast as filling the Philippine Working Holiday Scheme slots, but still fast.

As proof of the Embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs not letting me down, here is a photograph of my new Philippine passport’s first page. Looks neat right?

Renew Philippine Passport in Wellington
Photo of my passport renewed in Wellington

Hope this information helps! Please let me know in the comment sections down below if you have questions for me or if you have questions regarding passport renewals and the likes, please contact the Philippine Embassy in Wellington directly using the contact details I shared above instead for faster queries.

18 Replies to “Where to Renew the Philippine Passport in New Zealand”

  1. Where is the nearest office of DFA here in Canterbury area to renew my passport. Im living in Ashburton area. Thanks.

    1. Hi Luisito

      There are no DFA passport offices outside the Philippines, there are none that I know of. Embassies only administer the data capturing for passport applications but they still send these applications to DFA in the Philippines for processing.

      If you want to renew your passport, please take note of the mobile consular services scheduled for 2018. https://www.philembassy.org.nz/advisory-consular-services-year-2018

      They will be in Ashburton in March 2018, please check the Philippine Embassy in Wellington Facebook page for announcements.

      https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineEmbassyWellingtonNewZealand/

    2. Sir/Madam,gusto kung mag avail sa mobile passporting sa Asburton ngayong buwan ng Mayo 2018 paano o saan ako pweding skedyol sa appointment?

  2. hello sir,mom ask ko lng kung saan ako pwedi mag renew ng passport ko na mas malapit sa place ko …dto kc ako sa matamata waikato

    1. Hi Sam

      They will take it, punch holes on the sides, and return it with the new passport.

      If you still need it for something, you can choose to send it to the embassy later when you’re notified the new passport is ready.

  3. Good day! Po sir / madam ask ko lang kung Pwede ho ba certified true copy ng NSO birth certificate para mag apply renewal ng e-passport ? Ibabalik ho ba mga original documents sa akin.?

    at yung report of marriage kasi dito po ako kinasal NZ filled up ko lang ho ba yung form kasama sa application ng renewal ng passport with my marriage contract dito sa NZ or mauna po muna apply yung report of marriage?
    At yung last name ko po pwede na ho ba sa renewal gamitin ko na yung last name ng husband ko?

    At ibabalik ho ba yung old passport ko kasama ng new passport for transfer ng current visa ko po sa nz immigration?

    Pwede na ho ba mag renew ng e passport kahit 9-10 months pa po expiry feb 2019 kasi worry ko po magalanganin sa expiration ng current visa ko this dec 2018 kasi yung resident visa po 4-6month processing Thank you po

    1. Hi Jel

      Mas okay po sana kung sa embassy niyo tinanong yung mga katanungan niyo kasi obviously mas alam po nila. Try ko pa rin po sagutin though…

      1. Pwede naman po ang certified copy. Sa passport renewal wala po silang kinukuhang documents. Tinitingnan lang.

      2. May original documents pong hinihingi sa report of marriage kaya paki check na lang po ng maigi kung anong mga kailangan.

      https://philembassy.org.nz/images/2017/forms/docreqmarriage.pdf

      3. Di ko po alam kung pwedeng sabay. Pakitanong na lang po sa embassy. Yung pagpapalit po ng apelyido choice niyo naman po yan. Di naman kayo pagbabawalan kung gusto niyong gamitin ang apelyido ng asawa niyo sa renewal.

      4. Binabalik po ng INZ ang old passport. They have no reason to keep them. Di naman kanila yun.

      5. Pwede na po mag renew kahit kailan niyo gusto. 18 months pa po natitira sa passport ko nung nag renew ako last year.

  4. Thank you po sa advise , it helps talaga at natawagan ko na sin phil embassy maramong salamt sayo , Mabuhay at God Bless 😇🤗😍

  5. Hi po I would like to ask po kung saan po pwede mgpa change status po sa passport i mean papalitan na po ang family name ko kasi kinasal na po kme ng partner ko last month and we wanted to change my family name in my passport please let me know po it really a big help to us po thank you

    1. Hi Ara

      Obviously all matters relating to the passport should be related to the Philippine Embassy in New Zealand.

      If you were married here in New Zealand, you need to report your marriage to the embassy first. You can contact them for assistance.

      If you were married in the Philippines you will need a PSA certified copy of your marriage certificate. The embassy will need that as proof of your change of surname.

    1. Hi Sheila

      In my experience I wasn’t asked for my birth certificate… but to be sure, why don’t you ask the Embassy directly because they’re the best people to ask…

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