With the implementation of the ePassport System on 1 July 2010, the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah informs all Filipino citizens and the general public of the following guidelines in applying for the ePassport:
Getting an appointment and preparing requirements:
Applicants can get an ePassport application form, either from the Consulate General or its website at www.pcgjeddah.org, accomplish the form and prepare all requirements. [the form is being updated, but for the time being you can download the application form from the DFA website]
Applicants must get an appointment with the Consular Section at least 3 days before their intended date of appointment at:
We prefer you use the online appointment form. Please Click the link : http://pcgjeddah.org/home/e-passport-appointment
27 DECEMBER 2010 UPDATE : OUR DIRECT LINE 669-3254 IS UNDER REPAIR. PLS CALL THE HOTLINE 0555219614 OR SEND EMAIL FOR PASSPORT APPOINTMENTS.
Applicants will receive a confirmation of their appointment by SMS and may check the same at the above website. Unconfirmed appointments would mean that the applicant must make another appointment. Confirmed appointments are deemed final and cannot be changed suddenly.
During the appointment:
Applicants must be in decent attire and must also be well groomed.
Applicants should plan to arrive at the Consulate General at least 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment.
All ePassport appointments are accommodated starting from 8:40 a.m. onwards.
Applicants should bring their duly accomplished ePassport application form together with all requirements and have them checked by the Consular Assistant in charge of ePassport Appointments.
Upon arrival, all applicants should see the Consular Assistant in charge of ePassport Appointments to sign the appointment logbook.
Applicants for passports renewal will be instructed to proceed to Enrolment after their supporting documents are checked accordingly.
First-time/new passport applicants and applicants for lost passports must have their documents pre-processed at the Receiving Counter (Window 3).
Enrolment: Encoding and Data Capturing
The Consular Assistant in charge of ePassport Enrolment will encode the applicant’s data and capture biometrics, specifically, the applicant’s photo, thumbprints and signature.
Applicants should pay the required amount to the Cashier, as follows:
Renewal of Passport SR240.00
New Passport SR340.00
Replacement/Lost Passport SR700.00
Receiving your new e-Passport:
Applicants should return to the Consulate General after at least 30 working days or on the date stamped on their official receipt.
To verify if your passport is ready for release, you may contact the following:
Direct Line: 668-9776
To receive their passports, applicants may proceed to the Releasing Section, present their receipts and old passport for cancellation.
All walk-in applicants will only be accommodated when there is a vacant slot in between appointments or after all applicants who appeared for their appointments have been served. Walk-in applicants will be assigned a number and will be informed when they can be accommodated accordingly.