It’s time for a dose of good news. If you have an expired passport and you live in Queensland, the Philippine Embassy is opening 640 slots for Mobile Passport Mission Brisbane 2018!
Everyone needs to renew his/her passport according to the Philippine Passport Act of 1996. But passport renewal can be costly especially if you’re far from Sydney or Canberra. Personal appearance is a must. But not everyone can comply because of the time and budgetary constraints.
Luckily, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) conducts multiple “Mobile Passport Missions” to accommodate our Kababayan’s needs.
Brisbane, Queensland: Date and Venue
For this round, the Mobile Passport Mission in Brisbane will be held on Sept 10 – 14 (Mon – Fri) from 8 AM to 5 PM.
The venue will be at the Chermside-Kedron Uniting Church, 590 Gympie Road, Chermside. Queensland 4032.
How to Apply?
The mobile passport mission is strictly by appointment only. You have to get a confirmed schedule first before you can avail the offer.
To book a schedule, you have to send all the requirements VIA POST to the Philippine Embassy, 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600. Application received via email WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
These are the requirements:
- An accomplished ePassport Application Form.
- Photocopy of the Data Page of Current Passport.
- Photocopy of Australian Visa.
There are additional requirements for minors, women changing status, passports issued 2010 or earlier, new passport application, dual citizenship, lost passport, and mutilated or damaged passport. Please check the Embassy’s circular for more information.
Only those with completed requirements can be granted an appointment. The appointment date will be sent on or before August 15, 2018. Check your spam folder as some might receive the confirmation there.
If the appointment confirmation hasn’t been received yet, you can email the embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I’m not from Brisbane?
We understand your qualms. You might be really far from the current Mobile Passport Mission. But fret not, we will inform you as soon as new openings in states are announced. The upcoming mobile passport missions for this year are:
- Melbourne – The Next Mission will be in 2019.
- Darwin – The Next Mission will be in 2019.
- Adelaide – The Next Mission will be in 2019.
- Perth – There will be another mobile passport mission in November 2018. More information will be posted in September 2018.
So what to do now? Don’t dilly-dally as slots are limited. You have to act fast! Prepare your documents and book your slots now!
Disclaimer: This article is aimed to just inform our readers of the current announcement posted in public as of writing. Any subsequent changes by the embassy themselves can make this article completely or partially obsolete.
Check the Philippine Embassy’s website for more information. Please be guided accordingly.