The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait informs the Filipino community that its passport application and renewal service will resume on Monday, 1 June 2020. Due to the persistent threat of the COVID-19 in Kuwait, only a limited number of applicants will be accommodated for passport services through an online appointment system.
Passport applicants must first book an online appointment on this website: https://appointment.philembassykw.com/. Those with confirmed appointments will be accommodated at the Embassy from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM every day, except weekends. Setting up an online appointment is FREE OF CHARGE.
The Embassy will not accept walk-in applications for the meantime.
Due to the small number of Embassy personnel who are living in areas under partial curfew, the Embassy will only be able to accept, process, and receive payments for applications. All applicants will receive a call or message from the Embassy on when they will return to the Embassy to complete the final step in the application process: the enrollment/encoding of their applications.
Apart from renewing their passports, those whose residence visas in Kuwait are about to expire may apply for passport validity extension.
As a precaution against COVID-19, those who do not bring with them their printed application form and other requirements, those who will arrive at least 30 minutes before their time of appointment, or those who will not wear face masks will not be allowed to stay within the Embassy’s premises.
All applicants are also advised to bring an EXACT amount for their application fee (KD19.500 for passport application/renewal only, and KD26.000 for passport renewal with passport validity extension).
The Embassy appeals to all Filipinos in Kuwait to apply for passport renewal only if there is an urgent need to do so. As a form of bayanihan in this time of crisis, please give way to those who need to apply or renew their passport in order to renew their residence visas in Kuwait.
The Embassy also requests for the Filipino community’s understanding that only a limited number of applications will be accommodated every day. Please understand that while passport application and renewal has resumed at the Embassy, the threat of COVID-19 infection in Kuwait has not gone away. Controlling the number of applicants at the Embassy will ensure that physical distancing measures will be enforced effectively.